Playing this made me feel so gross, but I feel like maybe... that should be part of the point. It's super wrong to treat a partner this way, especially one who is making every effort to be with you in the ways they can despite the distance. I wish we could've had more autonomy in how far he was willing to go, and maybe had it not be about him falling in love at all because it almost feels like it cheapens his entire relationship with Arthur that he met someone and after like a week was like "Oh I'm in love with someone else", and I also wish the Arthur route required him coming completely clean about the fact that he DID cheat, but I know part of that is just the limitations of developing the game with a certain budget, etc.
Mixed Feelings: While You Were Away
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android
Play The Demo For Free Here: https://chanimk.itch.io/mixed-feelings-demo
Gale and Arthur have been dating since high school, but after graduation, Arthur moved away to go to college. The long-distance relationship was hard on both of them, and Gale found himself feeling lonely without his partner nearby. One day, when he applies to work at a cafe, he meets his charismatic co-worker, Brycen. The two click and soon find themselves attracted to each other. Even though Gale has started to develop feelings for Brycen, he still loves his boyfriend. But deep down, he knows he shouldn't love both.
So, who will Gale end up choosing? His gentle and caring boyfriend, or his playful yet sweet co-worker?
- Around 35K words
- 4 Endings (2 Good & 2 Bad)
- 15 CGs
Editor: Taylor Morphis
Sound Effect from Zapsplat(https://www.zapsplat.com/)
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:
- Update DevlogApr 07, 2022
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Thank you for your feedback! Hindsight, there's a lot more details to be added which I hadn't due to my inexperience. If I were to make another drama like this, I'll for sure plot it out better and add more branching!
Coming from My Nemesis and Hero, this hurt so much to have to choose one of them. Arthur is so understanding and caring while Brycen is so intriguing ahhhh
dammit Brycen...dun hit me with feels,i dun wanna cheat on Artie
Nice art, interesting sounding story but WHAT IS THAT? I thought I would get a fluffy story with yk a bit of drama... nothing too serious but not that! This broke my heart more than once and I’m not even done with like anything! Tbh so far I stopped playing several times in the middle of a scene cuz I was about to cry (okay maybe I did cry...). I'll finish it later but right now I really can't take it. .But to be clear I love everything about it... even if it hurts me... good job! I'll definitely take a look at your other games
I tried my hand at making some drama TwT. But my other stuff are definitely not like this one. Most are very light-hearted!
Hi! Sorry if it sounds impolite, but I'm really curious if there is any way to buy the game through any other methods, whatsoever? Unfortunately, SWIFT system is banned in my country, and it's a freaking hell of a pain. Do you plan to release this game on steam? (we kinda still can cheat the system and buy games there- sorry for rumbling)
yes! It's not impolite at all X3. Here's the link to the steam page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1900400/Mixed_Feelings_While_You_Were_Away_Ya...
It looks interesting
Sad I can't buy it yet
Well, in that case, I'll be releasing a free game next month so I hope you'll look forward to that one X333
Oho~ there's new one (.-`ω´-)
That was hard stuff, it was bittersweet and I literally hesitate who to choose. It gave me mixed feelings. Still like the art and as for the plot, you added more drama. It was good /ᐠ｡ꞈ｡ᐟ\