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Cory's best friend dares him to befriend the local fisherman, who is rumored to be a dangerous criminal. Cory is terrified of the fisherman at first, but since he doesn't want to seem like a coward to his friend, he tries his best to get along with the fisherman. But during his attempts, he starts to think that the fisherman is actually cute. Soon, he finds himself having a massive crush on the man he used to be terrified of.

-Around 13K words (60 minute playtime)

-Optional puzzle mini-games

-Renamable MC

-9 CGs

-2 endings (Neutral and Happy)

- Wholesome slice-of-life

- Warning: Age Gap (the MC is 21 and the LI is 31)

ChaniMK - Script, Art, UI, Programming, Music

Taylor Morphis - Editor

Made for YaoiGameJam2023

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(24 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel, Puzzle
TagsAnime, Bara, Boys' Love, Dating Sim, Gay, LGBT, Slice Of Life, Yaoi
Average sessionAbout an hour


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BefriendingtheScarilyCuteFisherman for PC 61 MB
BefriendingtheScarilyCuteFisherman for Android 65 MB
BefriendingtheScarilyCuteFisherman for Mac 47 MB

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this was so cute!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Yet another sweet story from ChaniMK, thank-you.

Sorry to be a pedant, but for Darius to see Cory's silhouette through the door it must be TRANSLUSCENT/FROSTED and NOT opaque.  You can't see anything through an opaque object.

oh i must've missed that! thank you for catching it! ^^

Awwww... another cute game! My boyfriend and I haven't played one of your games in ages but I was so happy to come here and find a bunch of new ones!


Hey! How have you been? 

This was soooo cute omg

..,........ Allora..... io ho trovato INECCEPIBILE il fatto che dopo 8475875.5 puzle difficilissimi, su cui ho speso ore che avrei potuto passare con i miei figli (thomas, daddypescivendolo, Eretto e Luca), non ci sia stata NEMMENO UNA...... SCENA DI SESSO GAY OLIATO TRA Mr. pescivendolo man, goku e un polpo. DAVVERO INACCETTABILE!!!!!1!11!!1 non consiglio.

I was so bad with those mini-games ๐Ÿ˜ญ Also joining all the ppl mentioning cute UI

That's cool! You can skip the puzzles and it wouldn't affect the story!

Bananos tocandose

Cute! The fish/ocean theme of the UI is nice. And I thought it was funny how often they mentioned it smelling like fish--love can make any setting romantic!


Delightful as always. I really love these games because they are corny (in a good, very likable way) and heartfelt + I also love big, gentle dudes ^^ Another one of yours that made my day, sooo cute :D

Thanks for checking this one out as well ^^

Delightful and interesting as always.  Thank you!  <3


Thank you for playing! X3

Wow, so cute. Cute cute cute. I like anything to do with the ocean, so a murderous moe fisherman is perfection to me. All men should have hearts like pure maidens...(^///^) moeeee 

The polish on this game is so impressive! The ui is very nice and I'm impressed at the fact you made the music yourself. The expressions made me laugh quite a bit. It was a good game that put some cheer in my heart. ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ thank you for the moe

Thank u for playing ^^


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Aw, this is so precious! Darius is very pure; it was fun watching the romance between him and Cory unfolding!

The custom UI is also very cute. I like the fish CTC icon in particular, and the hooked fish on the main menu. It's all very thematic and cohesive!

There's also a lot of nice art to look at; I'm impressed you made so many CGs (and all the sprites + BGs) on your own during the jam! Oh, and I just saw you made the music yourself too! That's even more impressive!

There's a lot of polish here considering it was made in a short time frame for a jam and released for free. Thank you very much for sharing it!

I appreciate the kind words ^^ My art style is simple so I'm able to crank out artwork fast. When I'm less busy, I'd love to make fanart for you ^^

I think your art style is very cute! Your boys all look very soft and friendly!
Ah, I actually have read a couple of your other free VNs but I didn't comment on them. I was pretty fond of Forgive My Sins, Father; the priest is very cute too >a<

And thank you very much! That's very kind of you!

This was a cute game and now I'm in love with Darius (despite me being vegan and not wanting to approach a fish shop hahaha). ๐Ÿ’– Thank you for bringing it to us for free


Thank you for playing!

Awe this game looks very cute!


I hope you like it!



I would like to praise this game, but it will not be very frank… The idea of this game was promising, but in the end everything is quite linear and sometimes boring. I would like the characters to be revealed much more. What do we know about the characters at the beginning of the game and what do we know at the end? Basically nothing… Did the Fisherman just turn out to be cute? 

Perhaps your previous games set the bar for emotional experience too high, but it is definitely not reached here.And for me personally, mini-games do not compensate for this disadvantage, but only emphasize it.

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Umm... This is a short free game for a two month long game jam... I already added how long this game would take. Also, this game is made by me and my editor. I hope you understand. It's very discouraging when I want to create something out of passion and for others to enjoy for free, but people expect a magnum opus.


Perhaps your talent makes us expect it.


This was so cute! Now I just need to find someone like Darius in my life ^^


I hope you find one X33


This looks so good I'll download now ฤฑ really like your games


Thanks for checking them out! ^^


Oh my god, this is to cute and I haven't even played it yet. xD Time to download!


I hope you like it ^^