Congratulations! You’ve been accepted as the only human student at the prestigious St. PigeoNation’s Institute, a school for talented birds! Roam the halls and find love in between classes as a sophomore student at the world’s greatest pigeon high school.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (533 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 4, 2014

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"This pigeon dating simulation is easily the most entertaining visual novel I’ve ever played"
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Collector's Edition



The Hatoful Boyfriend Summer of Dove Collector's Edition also includes the original Hatoful Boyfriend (PC), digital soundtrack, exclusive new comic from original developer Hato Moa, exclusive wallpapers of Oko-san, and the St. Pigeonations Yearbook (Class of 2014).

About This Game

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted as the only human student at the prestigious St. PigeoNation’s Institute, a school for talented birds! Roam the halls and find love in between classes as a sophomore student at the world’s greatest pigeon high school. Finding happiness won’t be easy, but it’s not all academic - there’s always time for a little romance in this delightful remake of Hato Moa’s popular visual novel / avian dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend!

Please Note: No birds were hurt in the making of Hatoful Boyfriend. In fact, many found love.



An Avian Love Story: Chat with birds of every feather from narcoleptic school instructors to pigeon biker gangs on your way to flirty encounters potential suitors that set your hear aflutter. Spend time with the ones that strike your fancy and ditch the birds that prove to be a bore!

New Scenario and Ending: Series creator Hato Moa has created an all-new scenario and ending to discover in this exciting update for fans of the original game and brand-new Hatoful Boyfriend players!

Replayability to Fall in Love All Over Again: Build your own nest of intrigue within the St. PigeoNation’s Institute with genre-bending intertwining narratives, hidden stories, surprise paramours, and multiple endings sure to send you back to the start to try a new path and a different love interest.

Attend Class and Level Up: Choose elective classes like gym and art class to raise your character’s stats and bend suitors to your will by mixing charisma, vitality and wisdom. Get wise and you’ll pass your classes. Getting fit might save your life!

Fowl Twists and Turns: Not everything is as it seems at St. PigeoNation’s Institute! Uncover dark conspiracies, unexpected twists, and hellish fiends bent on bringing on the apocalypse. Pick your dates wisely, and you’ll flap off into the distance with your one true love. Take the wrong turn, and you might just end up murdered in your bed.

Sensual Birdfeed: Purchase delicious beans as a gift for your potential love interests and wow your feathered crushes with Calm Corn, Country Millet or Bitter Black Beans.



System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP with SP2 or later; Windows 7 with SP1 or later; Windows 8
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DirectX 9 level (shader model 2.0) capabilities.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows Vista is not supported.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DirectX 9 level (shader model 2.0) capabilities.
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DirectX 9 level (shader model 2.0) capabilities.
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: There are no penguins
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
you date birds what more could you want
Posted: October 12
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
122.5 hrs on record
Everybirdie needs to play this game...

Pigeons, Pigeons and even more Pigeons... :3

Hatoful Boyfriend hatches surprisingly deep characters with an equally charming story.


I just love this game. <3
11/10
Posted: October 2
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
THIS IS THE MOST ENTERTAINING GAME EVER
I WILL DATE ALL THE PIGEONS
COO COO MOTHER ♥♥♥♥ER
Posted: September 29
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
I didn't think I could die this many times in a dating sim for birds. Life is cruel.

10/10
Posted: October 2
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Excellent. How people don't find this incredibly attractive just plain baffles me.

The people who rate this low are secretly QQ-ing because they can't molest kawaii desu-ne sugoi itadakimasu high-school girls

Don't just take my word for it.
Posted: September 25
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
This "game" masquarades as a light hearted pigeon dating sim with wacky characters but after completing most of the romances it turns into surprisingly dark story.

I would recommend this to anyone who is even remotedly interested in visual novels.

10/10, did not expect that twist.
Posted: October 18
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Thanks Wayne for providing me with this amazing experience. I will never look at bird based relationships the same.
Posted: October 19
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
There are many things to be said about this game. At first glance most say, why birds? But I say unto you, why not birds? Hidden under what looks to be a joke of an idea is a very deep complex story with many paths and interesting characters. I do not joke when i I say, in my humble opinion, this is my favorite plot of any game I have ever played.
Posted: October 13
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Ahh, this game. I had longed to play it since I first heard of it, but never really looked around to find it until I heard it was coming out on steam. I bought it immediately, and the game is honestly much better that I would have ever expected. I really am not sure how to give a serious review about a pideon dating simulator game while my friends may see it. I get made fun of for loving this game and its worth it.
Posted: September 27
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
If you ever wanted to know what it's like to be a human surrounded by beautiful pigeon boys then this is the game for you. 10/10 will date again.
Posted: October 5
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
If you ignore the fact that they're birds (or not) it's a pretty deep and awesome game.
Posted: September 28
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Don't buy this thinking it's a joke, because it's not. It's weird at first, but you'll learn to really love the characters. I like all the endings, and there are a few surprisingly sad ones too. It's also got an interesting storyline that you'll discover.
Posted: October 5
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
I played the whole game with all its possibilities an little (or even bigger) bird puns.
I never NEVER thought that any dating sim or especially a PIGEON dating sim can ever do something like this to me.
The closer I got to an end (There IS eh..something like a story. Veeeery important!), the more I became upset, nervous and excited. (Okay sometimes I was about to cry, or thought "♥♥♥♥ no. NO, PLEASE!")
An odd but amusing humor mixed with.. birds. And more birds.
HATOFUL BOYFRIEND REALLY TOUCHED MY HEART
Play this game and you'll understand.
Posted: October 12
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
10/10 It's about birds.
Posted: October 16
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Best romance simulator 2015
Posted: October 19
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Definitely the weirdest game that I have ever played. The game got darker and darker the more I played it. I did not expect that at all. Hatoful Boyfriend is a game full of suprises and birdpuns.
Posted: October 21
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Despite being a game about birds geared towards women, this game is most certainly not for the birds.
Posted: September 25
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
bird
Posted: September 27
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
54.5 hrs on record
This game is one of those rare few that seems like its one thing, and then it ends up being something much, MUCH, greater than expected. Going into it you might think its just a weird Japanese visual novel about dating birds. And, well, it sort of is. But what you wouldn't know without playing it is just how much more there is to this game.

The vast amount of diversity speaks volumes of the effort put into making this game the experience that it is. Although it is classed as a dating sim, this is one of the few games that tackles many other genres, and actually does it well. Basically, each of the different characters' story lines you can follow are unique to one another. Each character has a very different personality and backstory, as well as their routes have their own uniqe themes and plots that other characters routes don't necessarily have a focus on. This is what makes this such a great game, because it makes you WANT to complete every route so you can learn the whole story, rather than making you feel like you have to suffer through several playthroughs of the same thing to get the end result. Each of the different characters stories are enjoyable and entertaing in their own unique way, be it a sweet romance, or a bone-chilling mystery, they are all very different.

Then of course, there is the secret "true ending" story route, wheather it can be called that or not, it is one of the most fantastic works of story telling I have ever experienced in a visual novel. I'm not going to spoil anything, as it really should be played without any prior knowledge or spoilers, but I strongly encourage players to play through every possible story route even if some may be silly at times, as that's what gives this game its charm. Each one of the stories you can play through will entertain you with silly jokes, emotion evoking plots, or even suspensful and horrorific secrets. Then after all those memorable events, you will be able to enjoy yet another very unique, very interesting, and very well written and played out "true ending" scenario. I could talk for hours about how great all the individual routes and the overarching plots are, but it is truely something that is best left for you, the player, to discover by playing the game for yourselves.

If you havn't yet bought Hatoful Boyfriend, or are maybe considering the purchase but are unsure if you will enjoy it, then you have my reccomendation to buy and play this game, and that it will be something that you'll be able to enjoy playing, and re-playing, for a very long time to come. For the amount of content this game has, it is definately worth buying. Through all of its silly laughs, its shocking secrets, and its heartbreaking emotional moments, Hatoful Boyfriend has become a personal favourite, and hopefully you will enjoy it too.
Posted: September 25
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
I just finished the final B.B.L. ending to this game and I don't know what to say. It was incredible. No kidding this is my biggest surprise of 2014. Someone please make me Hatoful Boyfriend: The Movie right this instant.
Posted: October 2
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