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Amidst the garden of scented dreams. 
Elite and misfit, two extremes. 

One stands in spotlight, one cast in shadows. 
How will sparks flare as feelings grow?

As flowers bloom in the labyrinth. 
A lone Miss Saigon stands among the hyacinths

Like an apologetic, regretful dove, 
tells the story of melancholic love

Melancholy Love is a coming-of-age yuri visual novel set in a private girls' academy. It's a romantic journey that follows an elite student born to privilege and a delinquent who wishes to break free from the chains of the academy.

How will sparks fly between these two people from different worlds? Will their love overcome all obstacles or will their differences be too great and drive them apart?

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  • A Romantic Yuri Story
  • Full Mandarin Voice Acting
  • An unforgettable Soundtrack
  • Stunning CG Artwork and Backgrounds
  • Three Endings

Demo is now available for download. If it is well received we plan to bring the full game over.


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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $8.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

melancholy-love.zip 832 MB
melancholy-love-mac.zip 1 GB

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I am unable to open this file on my Mac for some reason. Is it only compatible with certain versions of MacOS?

i dont know why but when i try to run the mac download on my 2013 macbook pro it says it cant open the program :(

MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 (19H524)


Thanks for letting us know. Can you send a log/screenshot of the error to caffeine (at) kikaidigital.com ?

I am really enjoying the story, so far, but I really dislike the engine you are using. It's a real shame too, because it spoils the experience for me. I do not like the way you cannot change the size of the text (my 5O year old eyes are getting bad and I really find the text quite small for how far I have to sit away from the monitor and struggle to read the text.) Having a lot more save spots would also of been great too. And the fact that when you save, history before the save is not saved, so you either have to re-load a previously saved slot, or try to remember where you left off. So, yes, I LOVE the story, but hate the engine you used to make it, sorry. 

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Thanks for the feedback. The developers are working on the final game in the series and plan to change to a different game engine. Hopefully, you can have a better experience if we have the opportunity to publish the final game.

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I never realised it was a series. Does that mean that I really needed to play the earlier titles before this one? I mean, this one made sense to me (like it was its own story,) but would love to know the title of the previous ones. I notice that this does end on a cliff-hanger! SPOILER ALERT!

If I can make a suggestion, perhaps you can use Renpy to make the final game in the series? For my own, selfish reason, this does have the Ability to change the size of the text. And, it's a very popular choice I have found among the many 100's of Visual Novels I have played. It is a very good engine. And it is free. Also there is Unity, but I think that is a paid for software. Thank you for the reply and he AMAZING game! I am so glad they got together in the end!

Thanks for the feedback. Symbiotic Love is chronologically the first game but you can begin with Melancholy Love or that game without issues. There are also sequels that are being localized and developed.

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I must say I agree. The story and the art ARE top notch, the engine tho is worst than most renpy's amateur projects I tried.

It didn't spoil my experience, but I had to play stiring my eyes quite a bit.

Also the choices felt kinda wasted on me, I've got a gentle hearth, I'm too affraid of bad endings.


I really loved this VN !

I bought it on Steam and I don't regret my purchase.

Thanks author(s) !

When will this game be available on this site? It was said at the end of February, but it's already March now. I don't want to sound impatient, but it would be nice if a indication is given when the game becomes available. I am not a big fan of Steam, so I rather buy my games here or on GOG.

Apologies for the wait. We have confirmed the new launch date on itch.io for Melancholy Love will be on the 11th of March, 2021.


Great! I am looking forward to the release. I loved the demo.

An odd question I know, but can I ask what program you used to make this? It looks like Ren'py but the file structure is like nothing I've ever seen. Don't worry, I'm not messing with it, just curious about these kind of things, you don't have to answer.

I liked it!! I wish I could play the full version tho!!

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You can buy it now on Steam or wait for itch.io version to be released at the end of February!

Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1387460/Melancholy_Love/

Also, keep in mind that the script has been further proofread and edited since the demo.

Well - As Steam takes a big financial chunk of the sale, I wait until the full version is released here.


Quite an interesting VN. I normally don't read that of the yuri/yaoi variety... but since it's from you guys... I figured it had to be worth my time to check out the demo. It was more than worth my time, so much in fact that I  just bought it on steam, and looking to see how it goes! 

Will update a review if I remember too once I finish playing. Guess I found my weekend project, haha. 


Fantastic work!

Limited by my poor english,I am not able to comment on the translation.But it is a interesting experience to enjoy the game I love in different languague.

Looking forward to the full version!

Thanks for the support!

Sadly, for some reason the game is not working for me.

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Sorry to hear that. Are you able to provide more details? (specs, platform , error messages etc.)

When I start launching the game it just pitch white and the screen starts to glitch a bit. After a little bit my computer puts a pop up that states, "Game not responding."


Really enjoyed playing through the demo to Melancholy Love! <3


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How did I ever miss this VN when I usually try to play and read everything that is Yuri? ;) Will try the demo today, and can already say (based on the comments below) that I'll most likely get the full version, too. The setup is exactly up my alley. :)

So when is the ful version coming? I loved the demo

The Full version will be available Jan 2021. We'll keep you posted!


Beautiful!!! Simply fantastic writing and story line...I like how the readers get both sides of the story and not just stick with one side....that's a bonus....too bad this is just a demo :C (sad puppy eyes) I would love MORE!!!!!

Thank you, I'm glad you like it. We will keep you updated when the full version comes out.


I found Melancholy Love from an ad I saw and it immediately peaked my interest.

 I played through the demo and I honestly think it's decent. There are some flaws like how some of the writing doesn't make much sense in English (most likely due to translation issues) and how I was slightly confused during most of the story.

It's hard to tell if what a character is saying should be taken literally or figuratively. Some of the story points seem to swing back and forth like a metronome and it ends up confusing the reader, like how it seems to be (unintentionally?) implied that Mianxue is romantically interested in her cousin and so on.

Putting these points aside, Melancholy Love seems to have a very interesting plot line from what I can tell and I really love the art!

For the demo I'll rate it a 6/10. I'll definitely play the full game when in comes out. Keep up the good work! 

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Thanks for your comments. We are happy you enjoyed the story.

I'm also open to feedback, especially understand which parts of the story you find confusing. This is still in demo phase so we can look at polishing up the writing for sure! Please feel free to PM, email (caffeine (at)kikaidigital.com), or contact us on Twitter @gamesKikai if you have more you like to share!