A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Set long after humanity has polluted this planet,  groundwater has become undrinkable and seeing a living plant is considered a luxury. Most people live in megacities that rely on the labor of poor masses to sustain a modern standard of living for the few at the top. With most of the earth scorched, water is regarded as liquid gold and the control of it is the truest form of power. Forced to cope with a permanent water shortage, ordinary people persist and toil on the hope that if they work hard enough, they too can someday swim every morning in the refreshing pools of the Gardens.

We follow the story of Josephine Lace, a young hydraulic engineer eager to climb the corporate ladder and claim a spot at the top. Until the day when that promising future is ripped away from her, leaving her half-dead and homeless, she becomes hellbent on taking down the system that ruined her and left her without a heart. Along the way she meets a diverse group of people sympathetic to her cause, every one with secrets of their own. With their help, she seeks redemption, love and most of all vengeance.


Features  Story rich in social commentary with both grim and humoristic undertones Synthwave soundtrack that makes you nostalgic for the time that never was  Art reminiscent of PC-98 with a personal touch Two possible branches with wildly different outcomes  Experience the retro futuristic world of Vengeful Heart and unleash your revenge with style in this tale of capitalism, companionship and cyberpunk!



PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Aug 27, 2020
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorSalmon Snake Games
GenreVisual Novel
Made withAseprite, Ren'Py
Tags2D, Anime, Cyberpunk, Female Protagonist, Neon, Pixel Art, Retro, Romance, Story Rich, vaporwave
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksTwitter, Steam


Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

In order to download this visual novel you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

VengefulHeart-Release-win.zip 234 MB
VengefulHeart-Release-pc.zip 251 MB
VengefulHeart-Release-mac-UNNOTARIZED.zip 233 MB
VengefulHeart-Release-linux.tar.bz2 225 MB

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Bought and played this on Switch, but just wanted to leave a comment saying that I absolutely loved my time with this VN! The world and tone was set in such an interesting way, the characters were quite well-written, and the PC-98 presentation is entirely on-point. Very glad I found this game!


So happy you liked it <3 Thank you for this comment


Was this game pulled from Steam? When I try accessing its Steam-Page, it throws me right back to the main store-front.

Does the purchase here on Itch come with a Steam-key?


Hi! The game is stillk on steam as far as I know and I can see that 16 people have bought it even today, so there shouldn't be a problem. Sadly the itch.io version doesn't come with a steam key. I'm able to request a batch of keys from steam, but that might take some time.

Ah, ok, thanks. For some reason, for a few hours yesterday, I couldn't go to the game's Steam-page. It would always throw me back to the main store. But it's working again and I bought it there. Cheers! :)

Glad that everything worked out! <3 Thank you for buying it, and hopefully you have good time with it!

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This is the story I always wanted to read (for the beginning-mid part anymway !). I had the occasion to read hundreds of stories with relatables chara and epic stories, but none did that AND gave some political vibes, especially about the "violent approach".

The way that "the good people" can be racist, shallow, or violent. Or the bad ones being nice peacful people...

I love all of it !

...I stole (copied) this game on a shaddy website (not bragging, I do that ; no big pockets to try games I won't play to the end) ; but considering, I think I'll pay twice there, and spread the word about how great this game is. I'm really looking forward for more ! Especially Elmo, the story and writing really were something (even if it's a package, music and art were on point too !).

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If I had critics it'd be :

* how unlikely you could wipe off debts by throwing one computer by the window (backups on important stuff wouldn't be on one server)

* how they could use the same car of Amy's parent without being traced back instantly (or at least linked to Amy's parents). 

* In the archive, the bad guy let them destroy the precious steel-memory thing... WHY ?

Also I must say I was a bit disapointed by Rani's ending - while the start was very promising and creative, it kind of ended in bloody-nonsense with a stereotypical joker monster face to face.

It was well written but, meh ! You made a cast with such a depth it's a bit sad to make them end their story this way ; being war hero and then magic trick, get them make a hipy-social fork from nowhere disregarding all what they stood for. Also using a TONE of the providential hero stuff.

(...I've still Norbert's ending to read, amen !)


Thank you for your comment (and purchase!) We're glad you liked it! And all your criticisms are very valid points we have thought about ourselves after the game was released. We'll be doing better work with our next game <3

Looking forward to it ! <3


It has the most likeable cast of characters ever. A really enjoyable and engaging experience from start to finish. I was quite surprised how dark it got at some moments but also appreciated the fact that in the end it actually made me feel good with a tint of sadness. Well done!   

Thank you for your kind comment!


Oh no, PC-98 style visual novels...my one weakness! *purchase*

That's our weakness too <3