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Languages: English, 日本語, 中文, 한국어, Português, Česky

A visual novel about gay asian girls playing baseball and falling in love. 


  • harold they're lesbians*
  • 3-4 hours long
  • memes

The game is free, but you can support me by buying the bonus art PDF for $5! It's 30 pages of me rambling + extra sketches, many of which have never been posted anywhere else.

*except not really, one of them is bi


tw for brief written depictions of parental emotional+physical abuse (no visuals), ableist slurs


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Butterfly Soup - PC (v2.08) 165 MB
Butterfly Soup - Mac (v2.08) 150 MB
Butterfly Soup - Linux (v2.08) 148 MB
Butterfly Soup Bonus Art.pdf 26 MB
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I cuddled up to this around idk but ended up being 2am. I've always convince myself I am straight, but after reading this I realize I'm bi or lesbian. I'm still trying to figure who I am and how I feel. I'm still in middle school going through puberty and this was so adorable and made me realize to not hide my emotions and push them down and figure out who I really am.

so thank you : ) <3!!


i've been IDing as bi since middle school but struggling with my sexual identity for the past year or so. playing butterfly soup has really touched me and made me comfortable and accepting of the fact that i am a lesbian. thank you brianna lei <3


Discovered the game at 12 (a.m.) and finished it around 4 (also a.m.). I've been in a rut for a while now; maybe six or seven months? I have these little moments where I feel like I'm getting better but they never really seem to actually play out. I haven't really felt very inspired, both creatively or emotionally for at least a few weeks now. I finished this game and I couldn't stop smiling and I don't think I have for the past half hour. I don't think I really plan on stopping for the rest of today either. 

This game is amazing, and it made me remember that I love video games and myself. 

Still defo need therapy though

420/69,  would hang out with Akarsha again

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I stumbled upon this game around 3 am. I played it the next night while I was having a panic attack and even though it doesn't specifically apply to me this game hits very close to home. I am about to enter freshman year of high school, and as someone who is confused, gay, has anxiety and depression, this game is a love letter to the fucked up process of growing up. Thank you, now I'm going to go finish it, had to write this.

Edit: Finished it, and everything I said stands, thank you.


This game is a piece of art, i can't get over the fact that i am here, strugling with so much, my family, my finances, my love life, figuring out who i am, college and shit.... Yet i stumble upon it and i relate to all of them soo much

Im laughting my ass off, just to end up crying at the end because i really needed someone to say that to me. That it's okey to be i mess, that i am doing okey, and soon, maybe i can become a butterfly too...

I just fell like a bit of sun shined down in my darkness,

So thank you.

For this amazing game.

PD: sorry for my bad english, i actually speak spanish so...

I really can't say in words how much I enjoyed this game, but...

"I tell gay jokes because I am a gay joke."

Enough said. Go play it.

(oh but just a thought, you should've made Akarsha pan b/c of her hoodie)


For those of you who randomly came across this game, I highly recommend it. The humor is great, the art is beautiful, and it's really well written! Especially as someone who doesn't know their sexuality, this game really helps you relate to every character in some way. You really grow attached to the characters of this game, and they feel like real people. Definitely looking forward to more from the creator!

Please make a squeal to this i never laughed soo much from a vn before i want the rest of the characters to find love too. and maybe be able to pick who gets with who so there are different endings :)  


With out a doubt one of my favorite vn's. The characters are so unique and really fun. Look forward to anything else you have planned!


Just started the game and I love it. The characters are unique and amusing. The story so far has humor that makes me ugly laugh. :)


i would die for literally all of them

Same. They are all precious. 


I loved this! So wholesome and entertaining. I laughed out loud plenty and of course gushed <3. Wonderful job. 



My HeArT HuRtS 


i legit just made an account to say, this is an excellent game that i randomly stumbled along.

i really enjoyed the story and the cute art style, and i'm downloading, "Pom gets Wi-Fi" just because of this.

I really hope there can be a sequel to this game just because it's amazing.

random quote: "Friendship is like peeing on yourself, everyone can see it but only you get the warm feeling it brings." (i think that's how it sounded anyway)


I'm obsessed. The artstyle and just the characters overall. I'm literally a mix of Diya and Noelle lol, besides the Asian part... I'm pretty... snow white..Haha, get it?


I love this game so much. The art, the writing, the characters, I couldn't stop playing. This is just so great, and I didn't know I needed it.


I really wanna see more of the memelord in sandals herself's story. That bit where she's alone in the gym makes me wonder about what else she does and what her story is.


Are you planning to make a part two to the story? It must never end I love this game so fucking much the feels, please tell me you're making a part two please! Also I relate to Akarsha.


noelle lowkey memelord


Hands down the cutest and overall best fuckin' game I've ever played in the history of games, I rest my case.


I picked up this game sometime last year but never managed to play it very much due to the fear of being ridiculed by my brother, but honestly i don't care any longer about what the hell he thinks, and overall I really enjoyed Butterfly Soup, it honestly is one of the best games i've ever played, even surpassing ones I payed $30-$60 for. Also the gay and the memes were really good ((also the gay memes) ie: "I make gay jokes because I am a gay joke", hella relatable ngl)), I just really love this game ok?

PS: Please make more VN games like this one, i'd play the fuck out of any of those. I'll legit pay full price for a game as good as this one.


in the day you realize that what people think of you is about as worth as dog shit is the day you become a happy soul


Played this in one sitting and it was AWESOME! Near the end (you know what part ;) ) I had to save and quit the game just to take a break from the cuteness and squeal. Also having Min being non-binary was a nice touch especially the part where she goes to the family bathroom! All in all it was great.


Just started playing and I am really intrigued with Diya's  insecurities, her introverted personality just feels so real!


Having played this after Pom Gets Wi-Fi, I was SHOOKETH TO THE BONE

Just imagining Diya crying (when Shibe and Pom look down the glass) just god damn breaks my heart

Side Note:

"Peeing on yourself is like friendship. Everyone sees it but only you get the warm feeling it brings." is now the quote I live by and Akarsha is literally my spirit animal and I love that son of a bitch.

I like the game (Diya's POV, "I can't hear it, so I just gonna nod along", was kind of relatable), but mentioning that it's a kinetic VN would be nice.

Great sound effects and graphic style, by the way.

this is such a cute game, i-

Who else thinks Noelle might gain the courage to kiss / hug / compliment Akarsha in the middle of an arguement just to shut her up? Just me? :3

Oh my god, tell me about it, I was waiting all game for these two to get together! And then it ended and I was like...wait...what...? They're just so totally perfect for each other! That's just like me though, I ALWAYS ship the side pairings most and then get disappointed >.<

Apparently a sequel is in the works, I really hope it goes through! I know a lot of these VNs get abandoned D: Like another poster mentioned, this is much better than even expensive visual novels on Steam- I would be totally okay with paying for a sequel if that helps it get made!

Not just you I think so I wanna draw it too but I suck so....lol

This was such a comfy and relatable vn!! All of the characters felt like real people with depth and emotion. The ending made me tear up :,^)

ive never related to a character as much as i do with  akarsha  like oof oml yesssss

this had me thinking about how badly i need a girlfriend. needless to say, 420/10 would gay again


Noelle:Min you're going to-



*Table breaks and they're banned from SnowCastle*

Noelle:You couldn't wait 10 seconds to walk around and make out?

Min: No I couldn't


this left me with a good feeling. i need more. great art, great dialogue, just great. look forward to more work from you. thank you for this spectacular teenage gay awesomeness.


Im a boy But this is awesome


My GOD this game was AMAZING! I was sad when it ended, and if you guys made a version that lasted 60 years I'd play it to the END! I totally relate to Min and legit feel like a little murder puppy, lol.



I love this game so much. Diya is literally me (Except for the baseball stuff). I really liked the art style and the music! This game was so cute and funny I love it!


I absolutely loved this game. I relate so much to Diya when it comes to the whole "girls" thing. This game has so many cute feature and silly goofs. I have recommended it to all of my friends, and ill be playing this over and over for a long time.  


I also loved the art style, it was simple but really nice. There was something about it that just suited the game perfectly.

how do i play this game on windows


An absolute must play! One of my favorite games and definitely one of the best lesbian pieces of media I've come across! Phenomenal humor, game design, characters, art, sound design! A lovely and accurate coming of age story (don't forget the sport) !


Everything is perfect about this game! the story, the artstyle, the characters (and the the meme references were amazing) I enjoyed playing it a lot :)

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