Yuri News: Love Is Strange Visual Novel Release

Admittedly, I haven’t played the actual game yet, though I’ve seen the parts that make this one so important and awesome for us yuri fans. That’s why I’m quite excited to see that the full version of the fanmade Visual Novel getting is released – and it’s not even an April Fool’s joke~

Copied from this project’s Tumblr account, here’s some info on the game:


In Love is Strange, you play as Max Caulfield, an 18-year-old in her second year at the prestigious Blackwell Academy in the sleepy seaside town of Arcadia Bay, Oregon. Max, who aspires to become a famous photographer, finds herself challenged by the prospect of entering a photography contest hosted by her school. To be able to enter the contest, she has to pick a partner to work with. From there on out, what happens is up to you.


  • A female protagonist with 4 female love interests to choose from: Chloe Price, Kate Marsh, Victoria Chase, and Rachel Amber
  • Emotional storylines and characterization that respond to your choices
  • Peaceful alternate universe setting with all of the cozy nostalgia of Arcadia Bay but none of the suffering
  • More than 150,000 words and hours of gameplay
  • 9 unique endings
  • A journal that changes dynamically according to your decisions
  • 32 achievements to find
  • A gallery with 48 unlockable images
  • Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • Hawt Dawg Man
  • Lots of love for the world of Life is Strange and its characters

This game has been a passion project, and, in the end, it has been a labor of love. It has come to mean a great deal to every single person on the team, and we would all love to hear your thoughts, feelings, and feedback. Use the hashtag #lisvn to discuss the game, link us your reviews, film Let’s Plays- we want to hear it all! Most of all, please spread the word about Love is Strange. We would love to see it reach every fan who’s ever hoped for a happier world for Max and company.

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Play the Demo first

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21 thoughts on “Yuri News: Love Is Strange Visual Novel Release

  1. can’t agree on the “A female protagonist with 4 female love interests to choose from: Chloe Price, Kate Marsh, Victoria Chase, and Rachel Amber” part though, there’s only Chloe Price in my opinion. Kate Marsh was just a friend, Victoria is rather the bitch and Rachel Amber…isn’t there to begin with xD There’s also a het love interest (Warren), hope I’m not spoiling anything 😮

    I was really curious about it when I saw people talking about the game. I mean, I’m not a big fan of plot-based adventure games with choices and consequences, but I really fell for it. Episode 5 sucked a bit, but the rest, Episode 1-4 was awesome.
    The graphics was ok, rather unique with its pencil-stroke-ish looking objects I noticed often, giving it a nice touch.
    The interactions between the people were rather realistic in my opinion, and I actually worried a lot about my choices. I even looked up which fatal consequences some might have, but most time I followed my heart (and gladly it went well).
    Main difference between a VN and this interaction-adventure-genre (don’t know how to call it) is that you have to move your character, speak with the people and sometimes find your way, like picking up bottles or things, solve some puzzles and rewind time, whereas at VNs you mostly have only text on your screen and just follow a story, at least all VNs I played yet where like this.
    Another interesting feature of the game is that you can take certain shots from certain objects/animals/places. Max is collecting them in her diary, so you can look back at them. It’s like completing the game to 100% but as for me, I could probably only made half two 3/4 of all shots. Even your choices are saved in Max’ diary in case you forgot what you chose.
    That said, I really enjoyed the game. When I started with Episode 1, it really sucked me in and at the end I just had to continue with Episode 2 right after it. I made a little break after Episode 3 (due to my busy schedule, not because it got boring), but after catching up again with Episode 4, I remembered why I liked this game so much.
    The ending was rather disappointing, not to spoiler too much, but I’m still happy about my choice and my decision to give this game a try!

    Huh ok, I wrote pretty much now, hope that you’ll give it a look too when you have the time, you won’t be disappointed!

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    • So you actually played the game?! I’m surprised to say the least 😀
      Since you seem to like it…. I think I have to play it as well. Though, I don’t have the money right now 😛

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  2. If this had voices would be perfect, I see Some mods of Skyrim where a moddder was able to recreate a lot of new dialogues with official voices from the game only using some software of audio edition, is amazing, You hardly see flaws, I dont know how it works but if someone that like yuri know how to do it, this would create a infinite possibilities. Unfortunately I don’t have time to try to learn how to do this, maybe some day.
    btw Life is Srange was almost perfect, the only thing that should have was more endings.


  3. Just one thing I have pet peeve with ,is that this is supposedly a Square Enix game…..and yet there’s low quality graphics. What the hell SE!!
    Otherwise, this timey wimey yuri stuff is great. surprising twists~


  4. It’s interesting how I really like voice acting when I play/read/what through a VN, yet I can’t understand 99% of what they’re saying. I’ll have to give this a try and report back!


        • Even if I can’t understand what they’re saying, it just feels more immersive and really adds more to the story telling. Being able to hear the emotion through what they’re saying is sooooo much better than reading it. Then again, when you read it, a lot of it is left to the reader’s imagination.

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