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Do you like tsundere characters?

It has been over a year since the game has been updated, but v2.5 includes a much-needed fix for a bug that was rendering Clean mode broken, as well as a couple little features for authors to use in stories:

Use this command to cause tachie to be displayed close up for the active speaker. The change will last until the next call to ZOOM, until the tachie is erased, or until the story sequence ends.

FOCUS [attribute]
Permanently change the focus attribute for the active speaker. (A character's focus attribute determines the in-game hint for players about what attribute they should focus on building if pursuing that character)

If you are going to be using a new feature, I recommend noting that v2.5 is required when you make the content available for download.

About Heartache 101 ~Sour into Sweet~ PDF Print E-mail
Written by flowerthief   
Monday, 19 September 2011 19:42

Heartache 101 ~Sour into Sweet~ is the world's first romance simulation expressly designed to allow for expandable content. In other romance simulations, commonly called "datesims", there is little reason to ever play the game again once you've pursued all the characters you're interested in. But Heartache 101 ~Sour into Sweet~ has a cast of characters that is completely open-ended. You can add characters to the game that were created by other users, or create new characters of your own!


Images for custom characters can be generated from a template using an application such as Photoshop or Gimp, or from art you have created yourself, or from any source. (only "standing" images can be imported; there is no event CG in the game) A simple scripting language is provided for writing story events so that you can create story for your character(s), or add onto story created by others. You can also customize much of the music.


The game system itself is in part a visual novel interface with gameplay that include conversational decision-making, board game-like mechanics, stat management, financial management, and more.


Heartache 101 ~Sour into Sweet~ is a free game for Windows only. Download it here, or have a look around the site at content other users have created.



Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2011 17:59