A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

Buy Now$3.99 USD or more

Recommended Route Order: Zach -> Hugo -> Yuki.  For best experience, this is the recommended order for the proper progression of the story,  avoiding spoilers along the way.

Content Warnings: Abuse, Suicide, Mental Illness,  Gunshot and Firework Sound Effects, Screen Shakes, Death

  • Nameable Heroine
  • User Choices
  • 3 Routes
  • Gallery (23 CGs)
  • Over 45k+ words in total (Approximately 3 hrs of gameplay in max)
  • 12 Endings (3 Good Endings, 9 Bad Endings)

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Game Official Devloghttps://heartstringsvn.wordpress.com/

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PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorIzumi Games
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsComedy, harem, heartstrings, Indie, Otome, reverse-harem, Romance, rom-com, shoujo
Average sessionA few seconds


Buy Now$3.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

He@rtstrings-1.1-linux.tar.bz2 203 MB
He@rtstrings-1.1-pc.zip 232 MB
heartstrings-vn.apk 221 MB

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Is there any walkthrough for this game?

hi! Yes.  https://izumigamesdev.wordpress.com/2022/06/07/hertstrings-visual-novel-walkthro...

Thanks a lot I always get bad ending lol

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I'm enjoying this game so far, but i'd like to point out an issue.

This is not meant as an attack,  but more  friendly advice.

Unless I missed it, there is no content  warning in game.  I didn't even see  the content warning until I was looking for it on this page.

I recommend  putting a  trigger warning screen some point before the main menu screen. 

just mentioning the triggers briefly on this page isn't always enough. Some people won't see the small disclaimer you have on here.

The font is a little hard to read  so  I recommend trying to make the  disclaimer on this page bigger  and/or change the font to something easier to read.

It can easily be missed.


Thank you for the feedback! I'm sorry you didn't notice the trigger warnings at first. I'll definitely consider applying the changes you mentioned in a future update. Thank you.


This is very cute. 



Whenever I try to  buy it it wont let me is there a problem ?

Hi AmyM. Sorry to hear that. Would you kindly elaborate on this?  There shouldn't be any problems as far as I know.

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Great game! <3

Finished all the endings and unlocked all CG's.

I really enjoyed this game and wish it was longer. Anyway, here is my review for He@rtstrings. (Excuse my grammar, ehem* ehem*)

Beautiful music, It brings the scene more emotional. The GUI is well designed. Simple, smooth, good color combinations, and not confusing to use. The style of character sprites and CG's are not the same but it was understandable because there were different artists. I like the art on CG's more than the sprites because for example, one of the LI looks hot on CG but on his sprite it's more on the cute side. Story is good too, it was heartwarming and some endings were heartbreaking. I just hoped that they also explain more about the MC's power, like how did she obtain it, or maybe I just missed it? My favorite LI is Zach, he is the endgame for me, beacause on every route I can feel his true love to the MC, or maybe because he is my bias hehe. I was amazed at Hugo's CG, really beautiful art style and gosh he is hot. Yuki's route is sad while on Hugo it goes dark sometimes. You can feel a lot of emotions on playing this game. If possible on the future I wish for more, like sequels.

Thank you for reading my review. (Nosebleed)

Overall it was great experience, creator please make more game like this hehe ;)

Keep up the good work!

Glad you liked it! Thank you for playing~!  😊

ღゝ◡╹)ノ♡ I like the art. I instantly got hooked

Glad you like 'em~!