THIS IS PURE ART, I CRIED REAL TEARS WHEN I FINSIHED
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Forget-Me-Not is a BL (boy's love) visual novel exploring the relationship two boys, Emmett and Michael, over a course of time.
Long ago, Emmett used to be extremely withdrawn and hated socializing. Michael had just moved into his neighborhood and wanted somebody to talk to. In a short, strange course of events, they met on a rooftop and talked for a little while. Emmett soon grew attached to the complete stranger, opening up and may have even considered him a friend. However, the summer friendship ended when Michael moved away, but left Emmett with a problem he realized he could overcome.
The dreamlike memory of the boy became so blurred to him, that when the same boy transfers into his homeroom sophomore year, he doesn't recognize him at first!
They rekindle their friendship, which they quickly become close friends…to something a little more than friends. Emmett feels content with the way things have gone for them, but he can't ignore the strange feeling that something isn't right with Michael. There are things he doesn't know about Michael, even coming so far in their relationship, that he can't figure out so easily. What isn't Michael telling him?
→ For ages 16 and over ←
→ 3 different endings ←
→ About 3-6 hours in game length (per one playthrough) ←
→ 50+ event images ←
→ CG gallery and music room ←
“Overall the story was really sweet but also substantial. I felt that I really came to know the characters by the end. Obviously lots of love was put into all the characters, not just the two main boys. The heavy subjects were dealt with sensitively but not in a Very Special Episode kind of way, they just felt like real stuff that happens to real people." - xiaomao @ LemmaSoft
“What a WONDERFUL, truly groundbreaking visual novel. It touched on so many big issues that most VN's don't tackle, and it did it well. It was totally realistic and believable. They were two likable, flawed, and really human characters that pulled you into the story. The plots and dialogue all rang true and went beyond the superficial to get at the real heart of many issues that teenagers, and maybe people in general, face." - Dawnfire @ LemmaSoft
Story and art by:
Morgue File, Stock.xchng, Katherine Sparrow, SusanTheCat @ lemmasoft and Deekay @ lemmasoft.
Cam, Euphorics, Himi, Twinkletoes21, Stripesoflove, Mishaa, Moya, Nick, Elaina, and Daija.
Percent complete script:
Bluescorpion @ lemmasoft.
Whew, it's been a long time, but I'm pleased to say that Forget-Me-Not is complete and released to the public!
I want to than everyone for their abundance of critique, love, and support over the years and it means so much! This project has really come a long way and I'm happy to finally see it released. Even though this isn't groundbreaking or anything, not only did I learn a LOT while making this VN, I also had a lot of fun seeing it reach the end of it's release. In the future, I hope to improve in any other works I decide to create.
BE WARNED, there are some things in this game that may not be suitable for everyone!!! Though there is no visually explicit or detailed scenes, there are some parts of the game where certain sensitive subjects are addressed.
(ie: drugs, violence, depression, and mentioning of sexual abuse.)
If you are unsure about having to read something about that, please don't force yourself to play this game.
There are three scenes with a flashing effect that's a little bit straining. If you're worried about that, please ask me to upload a separate file without the flashing effect, I'll be glad to do so.
To anyone who ends up playing this, I really hope you enjoy it, I've put in a lot of effort and will be grateful for any kind of feedback.
- Unzip the package to a location you can remember. When unzipped, go into “forgetmenot-1.0-all". Applications will be in the main folder.
- (Windows) Open “forgetmenot.exe"
- (Linux) Open “forgetmenot.sh"
- (Mac) Open “forgetmenot.py"
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I downloaded the game and played it in the middle of the night, which I mostly regret. There were a lot of scenes that made me want too yell, and the story has such a great script, it's like they're talking too you sometimes! I love the characters, plot, ect. Honestly, this is probably one of my favorite VN ever, and I especially love Emmett, I just feel emotionally drawn too some of the situations and emotions he feels. Thank you for releasing such an awesome game! It deserves more attention. <3
I recently just finished this vn and how much I love the story and its compatible illustrations. It face us, the young generation, to the issues we often avoid; such as bullying, social acceptance, the meaning of friendship and when it changes, and honesty to your own self.
Pardon me, but their dynamics remind me to an AU of Connor x Evan from Dear Evan Hansen :')
Besides its loveable ending, I can't help the assumption about the title ("forget me not" flower) correlating to the bittersweet of Emmet and Michael relationship :')