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

Features:

  • 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

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Available languages: English, Traditional Chinese 

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


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Butterfly Soup - PC (v1.94) 148 MB
Butterfly Soup - Mac (v1.94) 133 MB
Butterfly Soup - Linux (v1.94) 135 MB
Butterfly Soup Bonus Art.pdf 26 MB
if you pay $5 USD or more

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This is...wow. Was genuinely disappointed when it ended. 

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The memes. The MEMES. This is the best visual novel I have ever played. I laughed so many times. I went down a fanfiction and fan art hole just minutes after finishing it because I love me the gays. Seriously the characterizations are the best. I especially love Noelle and I want to see more of all of them. This was so heartfelt while also full of jokes and honestly having Arkarsha on Min's shoulders on a skateboard was the best moment ever. I took a screencap so I can imagine it over again every time I find it again. I hope to see more with these characters in the future! Keep up the amazing work.

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Wow! This VN  was an incredible experience. The dialogue and writing were completely smooth, and the artwork simple yet immersive. The characters were all so realistic, and (as many have said) relatable, and it was a great call to switch the perspectives so that we played each of the main characters individually. It definitely made for a balanced experience and helped the reader to love and understand each of them, resulting in Noelle and Akarsha gaining the importance they deserve to the storyline.

One thing I want to praise in particular is that the sexual orientation aspect was positive and natural, not like the old stories which were always about how terribly hard it is to be gay. (After all, in a supportive community, being gay or behaving outside prescribed gender roles doesn't have to be so hard.) It's enjoyable to read a story in which the focus is on how hard it is to be human, which is something everybody has in common. Maybe even more importantly,  it's also a story about how friendship and laughter and opening up emotionally can turn the hardships of humanity into beautiful life experiences. 

After that bit of reflection, the take-away for me was a renewed feeling of respect and compassion for the courage and wisdom of childhood and adolescence, for surviving and supporting each other in their growth to young adulthood. Thank you for the creation of this beautiful novel.

I loved all the visual novel i was hoping it never ended. Can't wait to see what else this dev will bring! I wouldn't have probably bought if it weren't free cuz I didn't expect it to be so good and so long I admit, It might look amateur but it isn't. The storyline is really well developed. I ended up paying cuz it deserved it. 

I am recomending this game to all my friends and also to you, reader!!!! 

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THIS GAME IS SO BEAUTIFUL! I was looking for a visual novel to play and I stumbled upon yours and gave it a chance.  So glad I did. The characters are relatable without it being forced. I feel like they're all just so lovable in their own ways. I can't say I have a favourite when each of them are so lovable and good gosh, this was one hell of a ride.  I can't really describe this, but it felt like I was actually looking at a relatively normal group of friends and their daily antics and well, I hope you produce more of these masterpieces. There's more I wanna say but I think I'll just ramble on and on about how great this is so I'll end it here.

I love this game so much, I was almost in tears when it ended.

*Some people are gay, Steven.

WOW, I relate to Min a lot. I'm a trans boy that went through all of the feelings Min displayed. The hatred for feminine clothing, the violence, the rebellion... My father is far too close to Min's, I'm afraid. I went through such a rough period, trying to find a balance between my attraction towards girls and my masculinity. I loved sports - baseball, actually. Basketball, too. Video games and "boy clothes." Identity was and is a struggle. To finally have a character in a game that I can identify with, that doesn't just get the easy and accepting road because most of us don't.. That's amazing.

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I LOVE THIS! Like legit it's so real? I think I've played just a few too many otome games but literally I loved how the characters felt real and how it felt like I was watching this group of people (that are not fictional) lives. And it was so funny but had tones of seriousness that flowed together really well. Just the way is was written out was brilliant and the art was very pretty. And I just enjoyed it so much, 10/10 choked on my poptart in the first 10min of playing good.

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I can't open it I download it then extract the zip file and enter the butterfly soup all file but it takes me to the contents that takes me to multiple other files and when I press on something is says I don't have the required application to open it what do i do?

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This game was so beautiful and i related to it a lot,like a lot! I first heard about it when I watched Gloom play it and instantly fell in love! I'm a 14 year old lesbian,so I could relate to the coming of age stuff,as well as the gay aspect! Min and Akarsha combined are so much like my girlfriend!!! She's short,violent,funny,random,and my whole world! We think we will dress as Min and Diya for Halloween this year! Again thanks for making this amazing content! You've truly inspired me!

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this game is so great, it made me cry a little

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I so sad that this is over. This was beautiful and realistic. There were some very relatable moments in here and I loved it. If I had money I would be able to spend (without being judged on my way of spending it I would.) But since I don't I hope to support you by just loving this with my whole heart and suggesting for others to play. Thank you for making this game it was beautiful.

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She's going to do a sequel 

No way if she is imma cry so hard

She will .If you go on her tumblr you can see that there are some questions she doesn't answer because she's plaining on doing a sequel and she stated wanting to do a sequel + idk if she talking about the sequel but she's currently working on a new game 

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OMG I'M CRYING xDDDDD I LOVE THIS!!

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Diya is too fine. I can't.

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i wish i could get brain washed so i could play again and experience all the good vibes this game provides all over again :,) a beautiful game besides being funny it also do a good  critique in a soft and funny about gender roles, sexuality and parenting

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Oh my god... This might be one of the best games I've ever played and I love how you have Sebastian and Pom from Pom Pom gets Wi-Fi. So is Pom Min and Sebastian is Diya? I love it so much! It reminds me of my life. It's very relatable. I'm bi and my favorite character is Akarsha. 

I hope you continue on with your amazing games and influencing stories, hehe! I love you and your games! 

- Random Hobo on the Streets <3

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I literally live where this game takes place and I'm so thankful somebody made a game that was so relatable fun and full of authentic diversity. Bless your soul, this was truly a home run (haha get it)

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i... thought i was right about the 49ers...

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Can you make butterfly soup pins?

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Can you make Akarsha's jacket? I would like to have one.

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I LOVED this! Was sort of terrified and awkward at one interval (mainly the... um... bit where Min and Akarsha met), but it was really awesome and cute! Min and Diya are adorable though. (Though I'm not a big fan of Min or Noelle's parents.)

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OMG! I was breathing so loudly during those Diya&Min moments!! XD I probably sounded like a donkey lol. I'm sad this is over, but like some people say. Good things come to an end!

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Thank you and congratulations on such an awesome game. I was laughing throughout, and got really attached to the characters. Wishing you all the best!

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Legitimately my favourite vn. Heavy themes are addressed, but the lighthearted humor and heavy emphasis on meme culture throughout had me constantly actually laughing out loud in my bedroom and sending screenshots to friends. Each of the  main four characters are well developed and I found myself connecting to their stories and feeling their feelings.  I would highly recommend anyone to play this game, I mean it's available for free (you can still pay later if you do enjoy it though and I'd advise doing so if you are able) so really what's there to lose?

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i love this game so much, honestly

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This was a great game! I really liked the characters, their backgrounds, and their relationships. I especially love Min and Diya <3. Thanks for making such a beautiful game!!

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I SHIP DIYA AND MIN SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDDDDDD

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the entire app is wrong , if we will be brainwashed the way we are brainwashed to  be heterosexuals then will be normal to be both bisexual attracted to men's and womans and other genders , the app desinform the people

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this comment is so god damn cryptic that i don't even understand if you think this game brainwashes people to be bi or if you're hating on heteronormativity 

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I fucking love this game. Its like 3-4 hours of memes, with really good characters. But its also 3-4 hours of memes, with a sub-message about women's roles in society. But its also 3-4 hours of memes.

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Okay so i just finished the game and i am in love with it. I can't even begin to describe how much i love this game. It didn't take itself to seriously, it was fun, had relate able characters (at least to me) and had an overall great quality. Kudos to the developers for  and executing the game well. (I'll be honest tho Akarsha was my favorite character i just really loved her, with Diya and Chryssa being close seconds)

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OC means original character. It is literally no longer an OC if you did not create it.

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This is the most beautiful game I've ever played as in the story I was to confused to make  up my mind on whether to laugh or cry with joy.

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omg yas, a gay game i can finally play!.. man i wish i had these girls in real life.. this is literally the best scenario Club with gay girls.. Its Baseball and they are all trendy. .WHY IS DIS NOT REAL LIFE! WHERE ARE MY GAYS AT?

EXACTLY!!!

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I love this game! You should make a sequel!

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I love this game so much!!

It's so feel good and it really cheers me up when im feeling like shit :/

Its so diverse and respectful! It teaches us to love ourselves no matter what other people might say, and i fucking love that!!

Thank you Butterfly Soup <3

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my mom would never let me get the game she doesnt like the whole thought of being bi, gay, or les T~T

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Please play this game :D It's so nice and feel good. It always cheers me up when im down. There is nothing wrong with being Bi, Gay Lesbian, Trans etc. and there is nothing wrong with this game :) We should love ourselves no matter what other people might say about us. Try having a talk with your mother because not liking LGBT isn't nice. I am gay and trans yet my mother is like your mother; She hates anything LGBT :D

Yet i played the game and it's now one of my favorites!!

Please play it <3 It's what parents should be letting their children play ^_^

Witcheress of Hyrule You are soo sweet :D

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10/10 would gay asian again

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!!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE THIS GAME!!

I NEED PART 2!!! :3

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i love this game!! it was funny, cute, and  i couldn't step away from my computer screen for more than like 10 minutes because i wanted to keep reading so badly ;-; i really liked the bits of conversation that were through their group chat! it was an interesting mechanic and also, memes. as a bi asian, although unathletic in every single way possible, i really related to characters and loved them all. i actually still have this game downloaded because i had a feeling that i'd want to play it again lmao. just overall love it, and i'm excited to see what you make in the future :)

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