TRY THE FREE DEMO! Make impossible decisions, romance girls, break each others hearts, and form unique bonds through your choices in this immersive game and story! Who will YOU go with to the end-of-year dance?
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About This Game

LoveSick Darlings is a grounded, realistic, emotional story about a close group of friends at school growing up and trying to understand their own feelings - as well as the feelings of those around them. You play as Syd, teenage boy who goes to Foster Hill High - a school in a quiet Australian town. The school year is coming to a close and Syd has to decide how he's going to confess his feelings to his crush - all this while juggling several other friendships and potential love interests in his life.

Such as Maisy, the wild and outgoing girl who lives on the same street as Syd and calls him her "best friend."
Jayda, the sweet and awkward artsy weeb who loves anime and video games and thinks the world of Syd.
And of course the cool and intellectual Steph, who loves books and music... and who happens to be the person that Syd has been crushing on all year.

Spend time with these characters in a close-knit friendship group over the last four weeks of school, deepening your friendships - and potentially growing them into something more! But be careful, each decision you make can affect the entire friendship group. Spend too much time with one character, and the others will notice. This can result in all kinds of interactions, such as other characters trying to help Syd confess his feelings or deepen his relationship. Or alternatively, in the worst case scenario, your choices may lead to other character getting jealous and even betraying you! LoveSick Darlings is packed with group conversations where you get to know characters not only by interacting with them yourself, but by watching how they treat your other friends too.

Determine the fate of Syd and all his friends as you help him make some of the hardest decisions in his life so far. You will help Syd prepare how he confesses his feelings, accept or deny the feelings of others, sabotage or repair broken friendships, and get to know Syd's friends in a way that he never did before. Enjoy these last few weeks of the school year while they last, and make your limited time count to the fullest!

And ultimately decide: who will you go to the school dance with?

Game Features:

- An engaging and emotional story rooted in realistic relationships
- Gorgeous original sprite artwork
- Befriend or romance multiple different characters
- Characters with agency and who react in natural ways to your decisions, giving those choices you make more impact
- Week and day system where you choose how you spend your limited free time!
- Original soundtrack with 25+ songs
- 35+ CG artworks
- Multiple unique outfits for each heroine
- Develop close relationships bit-by-bit with each character as you spend time with them!
- No set "routes." The game seamlessly flows between events and scenarios based off of your decisions in a natural way
- Highly customized playthroughs featuring dozens of variables that make each "ending" unique
- 15 hours of gameplay per run - with dozens more hours in alternate endings and scenarios!
- Comprehensive "Player Review" system that assesses your relationships at the end of each play-through! It also tells you what each character thinks of you by the end, how to get other results, and maybe even hints at a few secrets!

And not to mention an incredible cast of artists and creatives working on this game!

- Ippers: Original character design and sprite artist. They've done so much work for this game. You will notice their distinct style has given LoveSick Darlings its completely unique visual identity. They are the original artistic vision for this game, and it simply wouldn't be here without them.

- Phiphi: CG artist. Phi has done a great job of showing the characters in LoveSick Darlings in all kinds of situations and bringing their personalities to life in their special artwork. Their work is the beating heart of the game.

- Edhelsen: Colouring. They're responsible for all the vibrant colours and little touches you can see on the sprites for LoveSick Darlings. The vibrance of their work gives the game it's unique coat of polish.

- Maddy: UI and misc asset artist. She made the logo, did original art for sections of the story and various icons! The game's reliable mechanic.

- Awan: Promotional artist. Has done a ton of additional promotional art for LoveSick Darlings!

- M.: UI artist. A hero who came and lifted the game's UI to the next level, modernizing the game's look so that it can stand with contemporary EVNs! Truly an angel.

- Tim Reichert: The offiicial composer for LoveSick Darlings and countless other VN hits! They're the soul of the game that communicates feelings that cannot be put into words or pictures!

- Beebo: Video/Motion Graphic Artist. Beebo is a huge help in the video department, but most all they are the visionary behind the INCREDIBLE opening sequence you can see in the videos at the top of this page! They're a master craftsperson who made my vague pitch for an opening cinematic into something real and tangible.

Voice Actors:

LoveSick Darlings also features an all-Australian all-star voice cast! Featuring partial voice acting from these talents!

Voice of Maisy Anderson: Aimee Smith. The energy and passion Aimee brings to a character as big as Maisy is unmatched!

Voice of Jayda Silvestri: Emily Goeman. Her performance as Jayda is filled with so much love and care.

Voice of Stephanie Azoulai: Sarah Kennedy. The cool and kind Steph comes to life with Sarah's wonderful and considered take on her troubled character.

Voice of Sydney Ivankovic: Alec Shea. Last but not least, Alec brings it home voicing our young and hesitant hero.

... Oh, um, and also me I guess! I am the writer, director, producer, and pretty much everything else you can think of for this game!

If you made it this far - thanks! I hope you consider checking out the free demo for this game. It's very comprehensive and you will know by the end whether you want to buy the full game and continue the story!

The game is still in production you encounter any bugs or issues in the demo at all, let me know ASAP. Contact me over Twitter (@LoveSickDarling) or via Steam, and I will make sure that it gets fixed :)

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Coarse language, sexual references, allusions and mention of sexual experiences, mature themes, self-esteem issues, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, mental illness, description of self-harm (mentioned, not shown), PTSD, a first-person depiction of an anxiety, child neglect, mental illness specifically regarding "hoarding", and description of a "hoarder house."

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS *: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 1.66 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Anything. Really.
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: Any mac made in the last ten years.
    • Processor: Any!
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any.
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
* Starting February 15, 2024, the Steam Client will no longer support 32-bit games or macOS 10.14 or lower.
    • OS: Any!
    • Processor: Any
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any, my dude
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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