A unique dating sim adventure that gives you total freedom to romance five handsome guys in an open-world metropolis.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (12) - 66% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (91) - 53% of the 91 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 27, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We're excited to welcome you on board our journey, and believe that your feedback during the Early Access Phase will allow us to make sure the game is fun, add more contents and polish it up to the maximum of its potential.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“"Salty Hounds" is scheduled to come out of Early Access sometime in the first half of 2024. Depending on how quickly we can respond to the feedback we receive during Early Access, we may adjust the timeline slightly.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“In this Reboot build, there is a cap on the affection level. We will remove this cap as we add and unlock more story contents. The core system is almost complete, except for the dating system and some minigames.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Meet up with five gorgeous guys, progressing from strangers to friends, and from friends to lovers. As your relationship deepens, you will see them react differently when you bump into them, and say different things when you talk them up.
Create your own romantic adventure in a bustling open-world metropolis.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to increase the price when we leave Early Access and release the 1.0 version of the game.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will be collecting user feedback through the official forum of Steam for Salty Hounds. We encourage you to post bug reports and suggestions for the game here.”
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About This Game


SALTY HOUNDS is an open-world dating sim in which you will create your own love story.


The love interests have their own daily schedules, preferences and secrets that wait to be unraveled.


After your father's accident, you take charge of Salty Hounds, a small bodyguard agency. Meet your love interests and win their hearts through many daily encounters, special events and romantic dates. Enjoy a romantic life in a living and breathing open-world city featuring a fully realized night / day cycle.

Find the love interests, talk to them, learn about them and build up your relationship over time. As you make friends with them and gain their trust, you will unlock new events and romantic dialogues.

  • An immersive world and smoothly animated characters in high-quality pixel art (over 1.3k sprites)
  • Many beautiful hand-painted illustrations and character artworks
  • Many voiced contents (more will be added), recorded by famous Korean VAs
  • Dynamic dialogues with the NPCs that change with your affection level and other stats
  • Enjoy random encounters throughout the city and activities to raise your skills

Your Lovers

Fall in love with five unique characters, each with their own charm!

♥ Noru, the Chief Bodyguard

"I don't remember us ever being that close."
An aloof loner that borders on unsociable, but an excellent bodyguard in the field. Despite being a childhood friend of yours, he doesn't seem comfortable with you around.

♥ Seha, the Head of a Rival Company

"Is that really the sorta thing you should be asking your 'rival'?"
The young but capable head of the rival company, 'Haeryang Securities'. Both gentle and ruthless at will, he is a foe to be reckoned with.

♥ Taemin, the Cheerful Bodyguard

"What? Triple overtime pay? Be there in a second!"
A playful and suave bodyguard with soft but powerful leadership. You've come to accept his free spirit, but with that he'd at least wear a tie to work.

♥ Yujin, the Crime Investigator

"Now is the time to exercise your right to remain silent."
A capable crime investigator, set out to create a world without injustice. He used to give you private lessons, but that was a long time ago.

♥ Junho, the Gullible Bodyguard

"Really? You don't deduct hot water from my paycheck?"
A gullible bodyguard working for a shady security agency, getting ripped off on a daily basis. Maybe you should help him out?

Update plans

Using this build as a foundation, we plan to add the remaining contents through rapid updates, aiming towards the completion of the game in the quickest time possible, in the next 4~5 months.

During this time, we will:
  • raise the Affection Level caps over time, and finally remove them completely
  • add Multiple endings for all main characters, good and bad, will be added
  • add additional activities and random events to the open world city
  • add a CG gallery for the artworks you have unlocked
  • release special Phone Call DLCs, featuring long, romantic, fully voiced special phone call events.
    and more...

! NOT compatible with Steam Deck yet.

System Requirements

    • OS: Win 10 x64
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-5200U
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 960
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: Win 10 x64
    • Processor: Core i5-9400F
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1660s
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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