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Lucas has attachment issues due to a traumatic event, which led him to shut himself out from the world. Even though he is a lone wolf, there are two people who still try to talk to him. One is his teacher, Keith, who is concerned about him, and the other is his classmate, Ken, who wants to befriend him.

One day, Lucas' mom announces her engagement to her fiancé, which angers the protagonist. He soon realizes that he would become step-siblings with Ken and Keith, the two people who constantly bothered him.

But maybe his new family members will help him to open up and feel accepted. Maybe the change isn't so bad.

'Those Darn Brothers!' is a slice of life BL about bonding with family.

DISCLAIMER: Contains step-siblings and teacher x student relationship. Mentions coping with grief and loss.

-30K words

-3 routes (Ken's route, Keith's route, Neutral route) and 1 bad ending.


Credits to Dova Syndrome(https://dova-s.jp/) for Music and Zapsplat(https://www.zapsplat.com/) for Sound Effects.

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PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(35 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
Made withClip Studio Paint, Ren'Py
Tags2D, Anime, Boys' Love, Cute, Dating Sim, Gay, LGBT, Romance, Yaoi
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen, Smartphone


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ThoseDarnBrothers for Windows 90 MB
ThoseDarnBrothers for Mac 73 MB
ThoseDarnBrothers for Linux 80 MB
ThoseDarnBrothers for New Android 76 MB
ThoseDarnBrothers for OldAndroid 77 MB

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I love the artstyle very pretty! the game is interesting, I liked ken's route and neutral route :D

I'm in love with your art and the story develops in a great pace. We need more of it. Love to you, please continue creating more stories because we love it <3

thank you so much for the kind message!


😔 add a new ending..LUCAS WITH BOTH OF THEM! THEY SO HOT


XD fu- i love the games you make!! I do  enjoy this-

Ummm step bro what are you doing?XD


I've enjoyed every game you've made to some extent, though I haven't played that chest game, honestly. I bought all the paid ones available on Steam.

This one made me slightly uncomfortable on Keith's route, I admit. It wasn't even the age difference that bothered me, it was more how forward Keith was. Like, yes, he's your future step-brother, but he's also still your student so maybe don't go making moves on him at every opportunity.

I loved Ken and the Neutral routes though.

I prefer your other games where there isn't a route selection screen, because I have fun replaying games until I get the selections right, even if they're fairly obvious.

It felt a bit unfair that the brother you don't choose gets jealous over his brother. Like, if you love someone, you'd rather them be happy no matter what. 

My favorite of yours is still Forgive My Desires, Father. 

Love your games, they're so simple the art is lovely and you express the characters' emotions so well I find myself laughing, crying, and generally feeling exactly what the MC feels. Keep up the amazing work!


is there a nsfw scene?


No, there isn't.


Um... pedophilia?


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yeahh the age gap is just too weird for me!

i saw the name and i new it was just gonna be a sweet slice of life because of the creator but all i could think was 

What're you doing step-bro?

Also i fucking love you're style of art <3

Thank you! Also, the bros be very sus XDXD

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I just finished. I think it's a good game. My favorite ending was the neutral route, I love it when Grant visits that you know place and talks to Lucas. 

Just I don't like it when, after choosing a brother, the other brother acts very apathetic towards the protagonist, I mean, what about all the past construction? That broke my heart. 

Anyway, in general good job!

thank you!

I just finished it! Love the story, your games are always amazing <3


thank you UwU

This game is amazing :> also I heard you are working on a new game I hope you will release it soon

thank you! Currently, I'm aiming to release a game every month!


i hope u will make some games with 18+ scenes (if u can do that)

Oh heck,just ented the routes,and i can say this is one of my favorites games now.So sad it was soooo short.This wasn't good to my hearth,like a rollercoaster.Thank you for the game. So sad it was soooo short.

ps:i love your games,and i'm looking fowar to the next.


Thank you! It was originally supposed to be 20K words, but I decided to extend it to 30K! Maybe I'll make a sequel if my brain can think of something in the future wahahaha XDXD 

Your games are amazing as always! You're my favourite content creator on itch.io 😭 It's really good hajhssjsgajsh I swear as soon I become a working adult I'll buy it all 😭👹🔥🛐


Thank you so much! Happy to hear that! The one I'll be releasing next month is actually my favorite work so far! Also, it's still a month early, but wishing you an early happy birthday!


I loved this game I love all ur stories thank u for the hard work 

Thank you very much for playing them!

AAAAAAAA all your games are amazingggggggggg

Thank you UwU


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This is one of the first games I played on Itch.io and i'm glad i did! The endings are so good the storyline is Just AWESOMEE!!! The quality the graphics everything about it is great. <3 Keep up the good work! 👍


Thank you so much! I'm glad to hear that you liked it!

im playing this game. the brothers can be annoying xD. I am still in the beginning of the game, and I love it. I bought one of your games. I will be getting the other one and will donate for this one, too 07. 

XD Glad you like it! I appreciate the thought but regardless of the donation, I'm already very grateful that you played the game and left a comment. Thank you very much!

Great game as usual!

Thank you for checking this one out as well! It means a lot!


It was so cute 😭❤️ I wish it was longer


Haha maybe one day if I can think of something XDXD


Please add a poly ending) I liked it a lot in the last game =*


Since they're brothers, I added a neutral ending instead of a poly ending so everyone could kinda still be together. But if I did get some inspiration for a poly ending, I'll def try it out X3

Thank you =**

hey would it be possible to work on a vn together? i work for free, i just want people to make vn's with

I'm so sorry, I prefer working alone. But if you haven't, you could join the vn devtalk server and find others who want to collab.


hoho,another game for me to play,thank you.


I hope you'll like this one! X3


Hehe its finally out

Yes! I hope you'll like it!