Best game of this genre I've played in a while.
Sounds of Her Love
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
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In the midst of their hearts, something is blossoming between two students. Both of whom go about their daily lives at an international school in Tokyo.
Just what is flowering? Of course, it's love.
Starting your new life after transferring into an international school, you find yourself dismayed when it turns out to be the same as any other. Except for one thing... or person, rather. As your newly founded relationship increasingly tightens with the girl you just met, find out what there is to learn about each other as your lives intertwine with one another, discovering things about her stashed away behind a veil of timidity.
Ceridwen Erwood (CV: Amber Barile)
Ceri, a student of the Welsh International School of Japan (WISJ) is a warm-hearted girl, prone to being found immersed in the pages of a novel or the strings of a classical Celtic harp. She has a desire to study literature, though she had been known to have had a large period of time away from school due to an illness. As stated by her.
Of Welsh origin herself, Ceri's a lot more readable than her language. Or so it might seem. Timid and docile on the outside, nobody can really tell what surprises she might have in store. As you get to know her however, the truth about her becomes much more clear to you. Learn about her past, be with her in the present, and join her in the future. That is, if she opens up to you. She's an extremely shy person, so getting her to open up isn't going to be easy.
Protagonist (Player Named)
You "play" as a half Japanese, half English transfer to the WISJ.
His second week at an international school has just started. Many students seem to be pompous in his eyes. It costs a lot of money to attend, after all. Within his first week, he has managed to make a grand total of zero friends. Socialising isn't easy, at least that's what he thinks.
Unlike his father, a well-regarded owner of a publishing company, he wastes his time daily doing nothing productive. Things change however, when he meets "someone" who piques his interest.
- 1920 x 1080 resolution.
- Cinematic CGs.
- 3 Endings
- Roughly 40,000 words.
- Rating: 13+ Mild use of language and provocative content.
A full list of the team and additional accreditation information can be found within the end game movies.
- Story, Programming and GUI: ds-sans
- Backgrounds Art: Kimagure After, Mugenjohncel
- Character Sprites: Jun Project
- CGs: Joko JMC/jmc5221, Ezekuro
- Ceri CV: Amber Barile
- Music: Kevin MacLeod
The developer twitter can be found @dssansVN.
A forum thread can be found here to report any issues, or give any feedback. Any feedback here is also appreciated.
Open .ZIP/.TAR file, run "Sounds of Her Love" executable/app.
NOTE: The game renders CGs with a high number of pixels. This images may cause the game to slow down or "memory errors" to occur on certain systems.
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I'm so glad I decided to download this game. I love it so much I'm downloading the sequel now which I've Just now realized exists and can't wait to check it out. Since I don't see one among the comments or above the download here's the link to the sequel for anyone interested keep in mind the developer recommends playing the parent game first.
Sequel Link: https://ds-sans.itch.io/soundsofherlove-wabt
i played this game when i was 12, and it made me happy.
now i'm sixteen and depressed, will it have the same effect?
time to find out!
This was sweet. A really good game.
My desire to experience romance had flared recently, but I am never going to do it in real life. So I started looking for dating sims. I had never played one before.
I have to say that this was a really good one for this. An excellent introduction to the genre.
Short and sweet. But contains everything I believe a dating sim should. It really satisfied me. I had been questioning for a while, what could possibly satify this the things I was recently feeling. This was it.
The story, the art, the music, everything is really good. I like the "depth" of this.
I liked the angle of "I want to be with her more, but since she could be going away soon, maybe we should not talk too much, otherwise saying goodbye and seperating will be even more bitter". This also teaches you the lesson that sometimes you just gotta go on the attack, as a guy.
I liked the aspect of seeing the parents reactions. That is a whole part of the ordeal normally, after all. But I was weirded out when they didn't react to some things. Like when the MC arrives home late and when he returns after declaring that he is going to a girl's house.
This was emotional for me. And it made me laugh at times. Especially emotional when her father said something along the lines of wanting to have his daughter experience going on a date. Because she might have to leave soon and might never get to experience it. My eyes teared up there. If it were real life I would have cried right there in front of her dad. And the MC was really cool about it when she came back down. This is important to me because it lets me keep being immersed by not having the MC act immature.
The most emotional part was when she showed up in the morning the day of the date. She wasn't able to experience these things before, despite her age. But she still wanted to look beautiful. So she did her best and let her hair down and took off her glasses. Makeup wasn't even mentioned. That made me cry.
I am glad to have come across this game.
I found out after finishing the game that there were multiple endings. I am really glad that this is the case. Choices mattering really is the best for a dating sim.
Now for the cons:
I believe the character sprites were drawn by different people. This is not a full con but it kind of shows.
I seem to think that there was one more con but I must have forgot. Can't be too important if I forgot :D
Thank you for making this.
Part 3 Guys!! Help me get to 100 subs!
help me get to 100 Subs!!
Incredible game with amazing storytelling and art. Only complaint is the short length. 9/10 Would recommend
Amazing game 8/10, with great music.
What a beautiful and fantastic game. I wish, this story would last a bit longer.
What can i say? Wonderful job
(Spoilers for the game) This game is amazing. It fills me with so many emotions. Happiness, sadness, dread, so many. As someone who played DDLC (Spoilers for that game BTW) before it was known to be a horror game, when Ceri didn't come to school, my mind immediately flashed back to Sayori's death scene in DDLC, and I thought it was gonna have a sad ending. I'm glad that it didn't. This game is truly amazing, the music, the art, the dialogue, it's all amazing, solid 10/10.
i love this game :) the music ,the art style is really beautiful :) adding a voice gives more feeling to everything too :)
Any hope for a mobile (android) version?
I played this through steam. If you haven't played it, GO FOR IT.
Honestly, everything about it is just beautiful. The art style, the dialogues, the ambience and pretty neat voice acting to top it all off.
i cri. so good.
Made check this out real soon.
absolutely amazing love it thank you
the game was honestly great!
am about to play part 2 and hopefully will enjoy it as much or even more than this :)
absolutely great game, great characters and lovely everything
btw where's the sequel you mentioned in the false sequel you released
I would like to suggest adding the possibility of changing the language (I mean Polish), I offer to make a translation. I am waiting for a response
Thanks for the offer, however we're not looking into translating the game into any additional languages.
Great Story telling, felt TONS of emotions, and never a dull momoent.
Keep up the great work. Your games are amazing
I know I'm late with this suggestion, but I'd have donated a few dollars for the game if there was an option.
Awesome game! just finished it! 3/3 endings lol
I'd just like to say I absolutely ADORED this beautiful game! I left more details about my thoughts on the Lemmasoft release thread, but I wanted to quickly leave a message here that to anyone who happens to stumble upon this comment, that if you're questioning whether to get this game--DO IT! Ceri's voice acting is spot on, the writing flows well with excellent wording IMHO, it's a very soothing and relaxing experience, and very satisfying. And it's free! What do you have to lose? I promise you'll find yourself melting.
Thank you! I've read your thoughts in the Lemmasoft thread and I'm really glad you enjoyed the game that much!
I loved this! I'm Welsh so It was quite comical at times :'D This game is great, it made me feel strongly about the characters (which is rare for a game to do) Good job! :D
this is a wonderful game.i have not played the game fully yet, but i only stopped to comment. the game is beautiful! i cant believe its a free game! this game is a masterpiece in music. the tone of the music fits perfectly with what setting your in. i also really like that you can make your own story in a way with the option to say different things. Ceri is just to cute with her over all sense of loneliness. i felt good when i made her happy! if you are reading this stop, download this game right now, because i think its a story telling work of art.
I knew I would love this game from the moment I booted up the game. As a fan of anime, the anime girl, Ceri, at the main menu made me want to start playing immediately. The game does an excellent job to make you start caring for the characters. I've never played a game that made you so invested so quickly. Also, the subject of the game and the circumstances are very easy to relate with. It's as if you're going through each scenario yourself. I can go on for hours expressing my love for the game but I would probably bore you guys to death. I recommend you play the game for yourself. It's really good! Also, if you want, you can watch my playthrough of the game below:
If you liked what you saw, be sure to check out my channel by clicking the link below:
This game only gets better as you progress. I love how easy it is to relate to the characters in the game. Well at least it is for me because I've had similar experiences in the past. I usually find games more enjoyable if you can relate to the characters you're playing as or interacting with in game. I really recommend you play it for yourself
Here's the second part to my playthrough if you wanna know what I mean:
I know I write here a lot but I can't get enough of this game. It's absolutely great. The road the game is going down is somewhat cliched but I can easily forgive it due to the fact that I can relate to the characters and the story. To me, when the player can relate to the characters in a game, it breaks the wall between the game and the players which makes the experience seem less like a playing video game and more like a reading story or famous novel. It's funny because this game is considered a visual novel haha. Like I said before, if you're interested in the game, make sure to give it a try.
If you want, you can check out part 3 of my playthrough below:
I love this game !!!
I'm glad you like it!
OMG you replied ! And i also have a question . Are you planing on making more games ? And also happy easter , i hope you are healthy and happy .
Thank you! I hope you're having a great Easter as well! :)
I do plan on making more games in the future, though I don't see myself releasing any free games for a while. Mainly because of the amount of money it costs to produce. SOHL cost around x10 as much as my first game, and I really want to improve the quality of what I produce further so I'd be looking to crowd-fund a few projects and then release them for a certain price.
That being said, I don't want to neglect the free VN market. When I first got into VNs I didn't have any money to buy any, so I was limited to a small selection of free titles. I would like to release something again for free in the future, it just wouldn't be anytime soon.
I'm also working on several other projects, though they're not my own. So if you did want to check out any of that progress then I do have a Twitter account @dssansVN if you have one and wanted to follow me.
If you were to read the VN 100%, achieving all endings etc, then the total playtime would be between 2 - 3 hours depending on your reading speed.
Bravo! I thoroughly enjoyed this game! This has to be one of the best visual novels i've ever seen. Keep up the good work.