Romance Indie VNs You Should Check Out During the Steam Visual Novel Fest

The Steam Visual Novel Fest is in full swing and with it comes a ton of great discounts for some amazing visual novels! If you’ve been waiting to snag some of these games, now is the time to take advantage of these great deals! The event runs from August 7 through August 14 at 10am PT.

While it can be a pain searching through Steam’s extensive catalogue of titles, doing so can unearth some true indie gems! So, here are some indie romance visual novels I think are worth checking out!

Our Life Beginnings and Always

A twenty-dollar bill, four summers, fifteen years, and a one of a kind life. Create an experience that’s all your own in this near-fully customizable visual novel where you grow from childhood to adulthood with the lonely boy next door.

25% off DLC (Excluding the Baxter DLC)

Moon Observatory Iris

Iris works as a Purifier, a person who helps souls of the deceased move on to the afterlife. Her fate changes after coming into contact with the Magicians, half-immortal beings who watch over the MO worlds. Interacting with them, the mystery of the MO worlds’ origins will come to light.

50% off – $9.99 USD

Reimei no Gakuen

A visual novel of modern-day fantasy, bonds, and a mystery that brings misery to the children born with a strange power.

20% off – $19.99 USD

Band Camp Boyfriend

Will you lead your marching band to victory as drum major? Explore band camp and attend rehearsal alongside an unforgettable cast of characters, where every choice matters. Find love or face tragedy in 7 routes with 35+ different endings in this colorful, musically-rich otome visual novel.

10% off – $17.99 USD

Belle Automata: Chronicle 1

Aureve is content with making tapestries with her master—but when he dies, his family sells her to a reclusive buyer. Thrown into a world of other androids, she must find her place and above all, answer the question: how does one weave a new identity when the strings to the old have been cut?

30% off – $13.99 USD

Please Be Happy

A yuri visual novel that will make you both laugh and cry. A story about love, trust, mortality, and about understanding not just how to be happy, but how to be human.

20% off – $15.99 USD

The Divine Speaker

The Divine Speaker is a story-rich 18+ BL/yaoi visual novel where you’ll follow alongside Raen, an orphan from the secluded city of Aurelia Cavella.

Expelled from his home on a death sentence, his adventure will take him all over a world he didn’t even know existed.

Mysteries, magic, fantasy and more await you in this grand tale of fate, and how each person defies it.

35% off – $19.49 USD

Arcade Spirits

Arcade Spirits is a romantic visual novel that follows an alternative timeline where the 1983 video game crash never occurred. It’s 20XX and you’ve just started a new job at the Funplex game arcade. Who will you meet along the way? Will you find the romance you’re seeking?

50% off – $9.99 USD

Royal Alchemist

You are the scion of the ancient Rosenkreuz family, the High Council’s delegate and newly appointed Tutor to the Royal Princes. Can you navigate the maze of Eskian politics and guide the princes on the path of power? Or will you succumb to the murky intrigues of the court, and the ever-present danger of assassins?

15% off – $16.99 USD

Deliver Us From Evil Cadenza

Deliver Us from Evil (DUFE) is a gothic otome visual novel featuring a cast of characters with personalities of biblical proportions.

Deliver Us From Evil: Cadenza a DLC expansion pack, includes the man you wanted to date but couldn’t – the elusive and striking Lord Keldran. His route comes as a polygamous romance option with bad boy, Ace. Develop your relationship and capture the hearts of two hot men through a whirlwind of passion and mystery!

20% off – $5.59 USD

Pitstop in Purgatory

Astrid wakes up in Purgatory and has to make peace with her death. Only problem is… she doesn’t remember anything! Point and click your way through adventure-based gameplay mixed with visual novel storytelling, and solve the mystery of our heroine’s untimely demise.

50% off – $2.49 USD

Heart Fragment

Book 2: Belief Fragments (Lana & Shannon)

Continuing the story of Book One: Fantasy Fragments, this add-on will allow you to explore the next chapters of Heart Fragment. In Book Two: Belief Fragments, the themes of “fantasy” are torn apart and leave you with nothing but your “belief” in the bonds you have grown. Play the full routes of Shannon and Lana to further your progress in unraveling the mysteries.

50% off – $1.49 USD

Love Spell Written in the Stars

After saving the life of a mysterious old woman, a young girl is gifted a magical spell book with the power to make anyone whose name she writes inside of it fall madly in love with her until the next full moon. “Love Spell” is a romantic-comedy otome game full of magic, laughs & cute penguins!

20% off – $15.19 USD

Synthetic Lover

In the future a biot working as a companion and without free will, encounters a device that makes him feel human. Self-discovery, hardships, and romance may follow. A BL/Yaoi visual novel.

55% off – $11.24 USD

Validate Struggling Singles in Your Area

ValiDate is a romantic visual novel about 13 adults in Jercy City navigating new relationships and the harsh realities that come alongside them.

50% off – $7.49 USD

I’m a love interest in my childhood friend’s reverse harem!!!

A not-so-generic otome game with BL possibilities. Play as the male childhood friend, as he either tries to romance the female heroine, or make the other two male love interests fall for him instead.

15% off – $8.49 USD

Heart of the Woods

A fantasy yuri visual novel filled with magic, fairies, and a ghost girl. When Maddie and her best friend, Tara, journey to a remote forest village to investigate rumors of the supernatural, they find a whole lot more than they bargained for.

50% off – $7.49 USD

Last Act

Sarah’s an aspiring actress and finally got her big break! Productions come with their challenges and romances, but Sarah never thought her big break would bring a ghost! Will this supernatural hiccup ruin everything Sarah’s worked for? Help her solve the mysteries, and she may also find love!

35% off – $3.24 USD

Perfect Gold: The Alchemy of Happiness

In this short, coming-of-age yuri visual novel, play as Marion LaRue and Audrey Clary as they explore the magical city of Castlecoast and get a second chance at love and friendship.

30% off – $5.59 USD


When the source of the kingdoms magic is in danger, High Alchemist Nika Skylar has no choice but to intervene. Joined by a mysterious detective Skylar must act before the kingdom is plunged into darkness.

20% off – $10.39 USD

Support some indie visual novels during the Steam Visual Novel Fest!

These are just a handful of the games on sale during the Steam Visual Novel Fest. While Steam has made some questionable moves regarding visual novels over the years, it’s nice to see so many great indie titles included in the sale. So, check out the sale before in ends on August 14th, and discover some hidden gems!

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