I loved it! I played for only 2 routes but I'm planning on doing all of them when I get the time. The story is interesting and the characters are really well thought out. AND THEIR ALL SO CUTE LIKE OMG. My favorite currently is Aleth but who knows. I'm planning on doing Blossoms route next. I love her character design!! But anyways, I love the game and give it a 10/10 :D
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android
You are the new healer in the fairy town of Liebwald, ready to seek adventure, friendships and maybe even love. Healing physical injuries is like second nature to you, but can you be the balm for your neighbours' hearts as well? It all depends on the choices you make on your way.
- Circa 2 hours of playtime for one playthrough
- Plenty of atmospheric sceneries in a comfy fantasy/fairytale setting
- A colourful cast of 6 romanceable characters (2 girls, 3 boys, 1 NB)
- A possible poly route with two sweet guys
- You can choose your name and pronouns (he/she/they) in the beginning, which will not limit your romance options in any way.
- No pressure: Even if you don't choose romance in the end, you will certainly find friendship.
Nord – A chirpy and excitable messenger of the royal court.
Atlas – A heavy-weight himbo with a big heart to match.
Blossom – A strong farmlady with a surprisingly soft side.
Moth – A fabulous tailor who is a bit too comfortable behind his high-society mask.
Aleth – A quiet travelling merchant who is very attached to their chalkboard.
Kaileen – A cheerful alchemist who wants to share her thoughts with you. All of them.
Measures were taken to make this visual novel accessible to blind players. You can activate self-voicing by pressing V at any point in the game.
Note that Lovewood is optimized as a PC game! The Android version is functional and has a simplified UI for better readability on phones, but it is the most experimental build and may not work on older systems.
Content Warning: This visual novel features one depiction of a bloodied injury, and another scene showing harassment from an authority figure in a workplace situation. If you'd prefer to avoid either of these scenes, a written guide on how to do so can be found here.
A lot of love went into this game - I hope it comes through. <3
Art, script and coding by Linda Röthlin
Additional poetry and Android build assistance by Harald Röthlin
MacOS build assistance by Jacob Gantt (Lemurware)
Sound effects by Kenney.nl and Zapsplat.com
Music by various artists – Check the credits.txt or the game's About section for details!
Made with Renpy 7.3.5
If you would like to support the creation of more games like this, consider donating 1€ or more to unlock the Lovewood Artbook in the download section! It's an artbook with a lot of behind-the-scenes trivia and info about the creation of the characters!
2022-03-11: Added the Lovewood artbook in the download section as a piece of bonus content.
Update 1.4 for Windows and Linux - Fixed some display issues when skipping; fixed a sprite glitch in Atlas' ending; tweaks in some dialogue lines.
Update 1.4 for Android - Same as the above, with some additional GUI tweaks (quickmenu buttons are now spaced further apart). Cleaned up the transition screen as well.
|Updated||20 days ago|
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux, Android|
|Made with||Paint Tool SAI, Ren'Py|
|Tags||amare, Cute, Dating Sim, Fantasy, Furry, Gay, LGBT, Romance, Singleplayer|
|Average session||A few hours|
|Accessibility||Color-blind friendly, Blind friendly|
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Stuck on startup. Just a black screen and no amount of reinstalling, waiting to load, or changing devices or type of device has fixed it. Seems to be literally unplayable.
Terribly sorry to hear that. :(
The game seems to throw a fit when it comes to certain mobile devices, and since it's an engine problem, I'm afraid it's something I can't fix.
I got the same problem. My tablet (Android 10) shows a "loading" icone then a black screen
Very Wholesome, I loved it! Wouldn't change a thing
𝚒𝚜 𝚒𝚝 𝚜𝚞𝚙𝚙𝚘𝚜𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚞𝚌𝚔 𝚘𝚗 𝚊 𝚋𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚔 𝚜𝚌𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚘𝚛...
God, Ive loved the two hours of the game
And enjoy have the final With Kaileen as lesbian
Thank You so much For this >_<
hfhdffjdfj thsi whole game was so heartwarming!!
i also really liked that even if you go to the party without a date, you're not actually alone and end the night surrounded by your new friends, it made me very happy <3
ashjfkdkg thank you! Great to see that someone enjoyed the friendship ending, it was very fun to write :D
This was so fun and sweet !! Really liked every characters but my heart belongs to Aleth :D
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started to play your adorable game but it was a pleasant delight to find such warm and inviting characters each with their own background story and exciting adventure to enjoy. I played the Atlas romance as I love a rugged and furry fairy of a man lol. I was all giggles and blushes when it turned into a threesome.
I really loved Kaileen she was the perfect sister type friend that I have always wanted as she loves plants like me and she is just so sweet and kind. You have a way with words and have created something beautiful, touching and comforting.
Its a soothing game to play with a warm cup of tea wrapped in a fuzzy blanket. If you want to watch my playthroughs of the entire romance with Atlas here. :)
Oooooh that is so sweet of you, thank you! It's always so exciting when people post a Let's Play of the game and I get to hear their reactions as they play. I'll be watching yours while working on the art for the next game, it really keeps me going :D
Hope you have a lovely day, and thank you so much for sharing the video!
Thank you so much you've no idea how much that makes me happy! I take so much time and love into my playthroughs but I am so new and still learning. I used to be an artist also my profile pic is one of my art pieces and so is the art in my channel to hear you say you create your own illustrations is amazing. You're very talented I will be watching for your next game and supporting! <3
Okay so, this may become a long comment but! I have a lot to say on this game: first of all, in my first playthrough I went for Aleth, great choice 10/10 would choose to date again. It was so so cute, the scene with Kaileen and the potion was incredibly well done, I could really feel the love they both had for each other and the care in their friendship.
AND!!! The poly ending with Nord and Atlas was MY FAVORITE! A friend recommended me this game and he tried Nord's route first, he was very sad when he ended up being rejected, I was feeling some romantic vibes from him and Atlas, even mentioned it to him, I was so hoping we could make a throuple, AND IT HAPPENED!!! I was ecstatic to say the least, lovely lovely lovely, the party scene and all their romantic interactions afterwards were a great representation of a loving and health polyamorous relationship, thank you so much for this!
I still plan on doing other routes, and I know for sure it will be a great time! This game has amazing visuals and the whole atmosphere is very soothing and cozy, perfect for days when I'm feeling down and need some comfort. Again, thank you so much for creating this!
Thank you so much!! Your comment made my day TuT
Including the poly route was a bit of a gamble, since I know it can be disappointing to players like your friend, but it makes me all the happier when someone reaches that ending successfully and enjoys it!
this game was so sweet! the characters are all really really loveable, and i love all the different mechanics that make this really nicely balanced and overall a fun and cozy gamin experience :)
The download link doesn't work for me. Ive tried downloading the game on both my pc and phone but it just says the page is unavailable :(
Oh no, that's odd :o
Does this download key maybe work for you?
O jogo é muito bom a história é ótimo a arte é linda espero que continue^^
I LOVE THIS, LOVE THE CHARACTERS AND THE WRITING!!
I BARELY STARTED THE GAME AND I'M IN LOVE!! THE WRITING, THE ART, THE CHARACTERS EVERYTHING, IS AMAZING!! KEEP UP THE SUPERB WORK :))
I have fallen head over heels for Aleth!!
I see so much of myself in them, so that could be why (including hair colour lol) and its all around incredible!! Definitely a new comfort game!
I just got around to playing this yesterday night and almost pulled an all nighter for it hehe. I absolutely adore the atmosphere, music, art and characters! This is such a comfy game and made me feel so warm and bubbly while playing lol. Loved all the characters but Aleth and Kaileen might be my favorite pair! Also I love the ending cg's for all the characters when we draw them, IT'S SO CUTE!! (speaking of, is there a way to find all the cg's somewhere?) Also the music and ambient sounds are wonderful! My favorite song has to be Achaidh Cheide, loved seeing Aleth dancing! And the sounds of the birds and chalk were very calming to hear :) In general, the music choices complimented the game really well and made it even cozier!
So fricken glad I came across this game <33 KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK, I'M EXCITED FOR MORE OF YOUR PROJECTS :DD
Sorry for the long comment, I hope you have a wonderful day :D
Aaaah thanks a lot <3 I actually really love getting long comments of people telling me what they enjoyed!
Really glad to hear that you liked the ending CGs! I don't have them uploaded anywhere, but I could put them in a Stash folder if you'd like to download them and save them on disc? You can also press S ingame to take a screenshot, which is then saved in the Lovewood folder.
Oh! I'd love the folder of CGs if it's not too much of a bother! If it is, then I'll gladly take the screenshots ingame ^^
Also, I had so much to say after finishing the game, SO MANY EMOTIONS AHHHHH! I'm glad I could put it out here :D
this is one of if not the best game ive tried on here, the artwork amazing, the script was so perfect it seemed effortless, the words were said in a way that i truly believed these characters would say the things they did. ive been scouring this website for good sims and this is the only one that i played where i went back to get another ending. thats the highest compliment i can give because usually i only find one character i want to pursue but in this one i chose atlas then went back to get aleths ending 100/100 stars
Ohmygod I loved this!! Aleth and moth were definitely my favorite ones :] I'm super picky with games, but this 100% deserves a 8,5/10. Would give it a way higher rating if the plot was a little longer and less long-- saying that may sound confusing, but I mean-- if the dialogues/chit-chatting was a little more quick-passing and it had a more complex storyline ^^ but it's adorable nonetheless!
Thank you, that is great to hear :D I hope I can address some of those weak points in the new project I'm working on - It focuses more on a single plotline in contrast to Lovewood's sort of episodal structure.
Always happy when Moth turns out to be someone's favourite, he's got a special place in my heart too!
this game was designed so well and is insanely charming! i loved all of the characters and the art style is gorgeous <3
I can't seem to get the Android version to work, I'm so hyped for the game but so far it only gives a black screen after a quick loading icon 😔 Any insight ?
I'm afraid that's a familiar error on some devices, and it can't be fixed because it's connected to how the engine makes builds for Android. Really sorry about that! 😔
I want to say that this novel has become my favorite. And I just fell in love with Kaileen, she is sooo cute! I can't describe it in words. Thank you for your work! 😊😊😊
No words just <333333
Super job on this game, the art work is amazing!!!
OMFG I LOVE THE DESIGN OF THE MAIN CHARACTER IT BRINGS ME SO MUCH JOY AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
GOD I LOVE THIS GAME! I love the art, the game, the little stories each characters give, everything!
Also question what is the sound/music you used in the beginning of the game where we meet Nord the first time?
Just played the game multiple times,,, I gotta say I absolutely adore all the characters, the art, and how wholesome the story is omfg literally 11/10
I absolutely loved this game! I played it through multiple times so I could do every encounter, the characters are so charming and 3-dimensional. Aleth is my personal favorite but each one is so fun to get to know. The polyamorous relationship ending with Atlas and Nord was so lovely, it's rare that a dating sim includes polyamory and it was done so well in Lovewood! The friendship ending was so heartwarming. In my opinion, the best dating sims are the ones that have purely platonic options too. The art, writing, and music were lovely all throughout! I can't compliment this game enough, it's really one of the best games of its genre I've ever played!
Thank so much for the praise, it made my day <3 So glad to hear you enjoyed the different routes!
Out of curiosity - would it be possible for you to add "amare" tag?
I added the tag! Thanks for bringing it to my awareness, I hadn't heard about it before and it certainly applies to Lovewood. At first I wasn't sure about it, since it's not a very commonly used tag on Itch (yet), but I simply swapped out one of the other tags that didn't give the game any traffic.
Played the game a few days ago and it was really refreshing to finally discover a story without too much drama and a huge amount of wholesomeness and fluff
That's probably because the characters are all adorable and loveable, this and all the sweet moments
And the fact that the mc friggin dabs during the dance scene if they choose not to date anyone.
Thank you! There's certainly a place for dating sims that aren't just conflict all the time. Glad you enjoyed it! (And that you noticed the memes XD)
This VN game is MAGNIFICENT!!!
the characters were INCREDIBLY!!! and the story is just......ahhh
BREATHTAKING!!!! (nice job, best game I have played in a while)
I did all of the routes and I am so so so happy this game exists!! You did an amazing job on the art and writing!! The representation is amazing!!! I don't think I've ever seen polyamory earnestly and lovingly displayed in a dating game like this and it makes me so happy I nearly cried!! The Nonbinary presentation too!! We need more of these games and game makers in the world!! Thank you for giving me an amazing evening and making me spam my partner with screenshots and gleefull messages x3
Ooooh thank you!! That is such high praise, it's making me feel all warm and fuzzy :'3
So glad to hear you had a swell time with it! It's certainly something I'll try to keep up with future games, if I make any.
I just finished the game and loved it but I'm a little disappointed it was so short. I really hope you make a longer game in the future.
I just finished playing all of the routes and UGHHH I LOVE THIS GAME SO MUCH! It's like a warm, cozy cup of tea. I love all of the characters and the romance, but the friendship ending is so sweet as well. I think my favorite characters are Aleth and Kaileen but I really loved the polyamorous option with Atlas and Nord! IT WAS JUST ALL SO GOOD AND WHOLESOME (even the less wholesome parts were so good and well done). Your art is beautiful and overall I really enjoyed this game and definitely will replay it when I need a pick me up. <3 (and maybe write fanfic bc I love these characters a lot and want them to kiss)
jgfkljgfd thanks!! That's exactly the vibe I was going for, so I'm glad to hear it comes across! And knowing that it may even inspire a fanfic is really big praise <3
such a sweet, cosy game! the art is pretty, and the charcters are lovable, it warmed my heart! an instant fave!
Alright so, I've finished the game, and damn. I can tell that a lot of love and attention was put into this game. I'm not a critic, but 10/10 for this one. Thank you all for creating this game! ❤️
Oppo a12 user here. I can't play the game after the loading screen. Just pure black. Kinda sad since this seems like a good game. I'll try to find out if it's anything wrong with my phone but I'll try it on another device.
EDIT: Problem's fixed. I was just being dumb and needed to wait a few seconds 😅
Glad to hear that it's working after the initial loading screen! Hope you enjoy the game :D
This game was a joy to read and the characters were Splendiferous. I ended up dating Kaileen and she was so sweet and sincere! very well written!
My device is the huawei y9s (android)
Sadly i am greeted by a loading that seems odd, and then just a black screen.
The loading screen on Android does usually look small like this, but the black screen is certainly an error. I encountered this on a few phones I tested it on myself, and I'm afraid there's not much that can be done about it, since it's a limitation of the engine. 😔 Sorry!
Cool game, Aleth was my fave
lovely game to took around 3 hours which are well spent