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A relaxing adventure/visual novel game in an open environment where you can explore a remote island together with your childhood friend!

Features

  • Fishing
  • Branching dialogue
  • Headpatting
  • vr support
  • Explorable island
  • Day/night cycle
  • Starting conversations
  • Dynamic weather

Planning to add

  • Swimming
  • Camping
  • Advanced headpatting
  • Playing games together
  • And many more other features!

Both vr and non-vr play is supported, though for the vr mode to work you need to install steamVR. With steamVR you can also configure the vr controller bindings.


This game is still in development and lacks many things I want to add, but I plan to actively develop it and add new content to keep it going. If you have some feature requests or if you run into any issues, visit the discord and I'll try to help, at https://discord.gg/GjnT5UXEfa

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tomboyadventure-win 0.85.4.zip 579 MB
Version 43
tomboyadventure-linux 0.85.zip 655 MB
Version 21

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hm. It seems to be an issue with my game. I play on chromebook (linux). I downloaded it and try to launch it..but it says that's there's and error launching it. I sent a report about it too 

What does the error say?

When I press launch, there is a window that has three versions of the game to play. I press the Linux version. When I do that, another window appears saying, "An error occurred while launching Tomboy Simulator."

You are using the itch launcher for the game?

Yes. I am using Itch to launch the game.

You could try directly downloading the linux version from the site. Might not work but it could give a better reason as to why it fails.

What happens if you accidently lose Natsumi and can't find her? I was with her at where she said it would make a good fishing spot, we were talking about the stars, wishing on a shooting star, and I lost her on the way back in the dark. She was no longer behind me. Searched all day for her and into the next night, decided I would just start over and try again.

It might be that she got stuck somewhere along the way, sorry about that. Next update will have a proper reset function so you can reset the position without losing progress.

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Thank you

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One of the reasons to live is to wait for future updates! God Bless you developer-san! I also hope you get a lot of support in the development! And also

need tomboy

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Does anyone know how to change the voice language

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Japanese is the only available voice language right now, sorry.

ok thx

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can I be honest? I played this for about 20min and I kinda felt like I wasn't alone, it felt like someone truly did care about me, I know the character is fake but I kinda just comfort me and made me think that maybe someone actually does care, it just... it made me feel safe.

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me too.

Are you doing okay? Is everything alright? You want to talk? If you do, try make some friends outside, there's bound to be at least someone that will care about you. And else just send a message here: forkstaf#4014 I'll try to respond as quickly as I can.


Everyone deserves love, even if it's very little.

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The game is extremely blurry in VR, as if you are rendering it at 20% of required resolution, text unreadable, feels like I'm mister Magoo, and I'm supersampling to 150%.


Pls fix

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Which headset are you using?

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Original HTC Vive with Index Controllers.

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Does it work fine when playing without VR?

Also, have you tried changing the graphics settings? Maybe that could be related.

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I tried, changing stuff around but it's still blurry. In desktop mode it looks fine.

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Difficult to say as to what might be going wrong. Your SteamVR version is up to date, right?

If you can wait, I'll be releasing an update in a few weeks. Perhaps that will fix it (or not).

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I managed to (somewhat) reduce the blur. Not completely but it's still better than how it was. The fix will be up in the new update, out in a a few weeks.

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need tomboy

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Everything ok? There hasn't been an update in a while. Hope your doing alright.

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Sorry for missing the update!

I realized that I can't finish the game on my own, so I started looking for help. I found a few good people so now I am back to development. I don't want to mention any deadlines (due to missing a few already) but I hope the next version will be out in a few weeks. Thanks for asking!

how do i actually play the game

You mean controls-wise?

no like how do i download the game and actually play im a boomer when it comes to zip files

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There's the "Download now" button for that on the game page. When the popup shows up, click "No Thanks, take me to downloads" and you'll have the game. As for zip files, windows should have a built-in utility to unzip (when right clicking the file). If not, you can get the 7zip software and unzip using that.

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K THX

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./tomboy.x86_64
Set current directory to /home/juliandola/My Games/tomboy
Found path: /home/juliandola/My Games/tomboy/tomboy.x86_64
Abortado

It throws the same message for me but the game runs fine. Difficult to say what went wrong. What distro are you on?

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I'm using Opensuse Leap, but I think I know what it's the matter. I download the win version of the game, and crash in the same way sith wine, I go to win 7 a run the game, start up fine but I need to down the graphics performance to low. I know for now linux 3d performance is a little down vs win (with private drivers, of course), so I think the crash is going because the system can support and crash. The good news is I can play the game now ;)...

Also, in first time I need to install vulkan, that was my first bug. I can check something if you want only need to ask for it. 

Otherwise, I like the game, of course unusual but lovely atmosphere. Keep this way, and thanks for all.

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this is pretty fuckin rad guy

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Please add hands and arms that the player can see extending from their body and can interact with natsumi. It would be amazing

I'll look into it!

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Oh boy, I've missed a lot over the past, uh, 30 days? -Happy Noises!-

In the current build (0.82) I can't cast the fishing pole. Clicking doesn't work. Is there something I'm missing or is it a bug?

VR or flatscreen? Probably a bug, I'll look into it.

Flatscreen

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same bug for me, I can catch the fish leaving the rod in the water and waiting for one to get close, but so does not count in the missoes ''catch'' a fish

Can you try the 0.83 version?

ok, I try it now

odd, I'm having this very bug with my CV1. trigger does nada in either hand

In vr the controls are a bit different, with trigger being used for reeling in. Can you try doing the cast motion and then release the trigger?

Next update (up tomorrow) will have bugfixes relating to that. Difficult to say if it's going to fix your particular issue though. Let me know if it doesn't and I'll try to figure out something.

It does seem to have done so, I can cast and retrieve a line again! Though it does seem to automatically pay out line unless I'm actively holding the trigger down. Not sure if that's intended behavior or not.

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Oh that's a temporary fix. Previously the fishing rod locked down the line which sometimes made it impossible to cast. So right now it reels out a lot easier. I'll make a proper fix for it soon. Thanks for letting me know!

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This looks so cute.

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 Keep it up proud of you

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Your discord server invite is expired

Sorry about that. Try this one https://discord.gg/KwW9B26z66

Hello, first of all thank you for this sharing. I have a problem and need your help. in game my character moves on its own. I can not solve this problem. i play with oculus quest 2 via steam vr. if anyone can tell me how to properly configure my oculus throttle by what i can't. Thanks for reading me

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Have you tried increasing the joystick deadzone through steamVR settings? That might help.

Thanks for answering, no I don't know how to do that :( this game interests me can you help me or tell me how to set the deadzone?

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Sorry for late reply. It's in steamvr controller settings -> Edit thumbstick settings.

If that doesn't work you could try changing the deadzone through steamvr bindings.

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Just wondering, but are you able to make it for oculus quest? I don't know anything about making vr games but i would like to play it in vr, but i only have a oculus quest.

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I did try to make it work but without any success. I think the only way to get it running on a quest is with a quest link + running steamVR in the background.

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god gave me a dream

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i am glad to see this project still going

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i love tomboys馃槴

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This game improved quite a lot since the first time I played it, nice work!

Controls works flawlessly with my Valve Index btw :3

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Thanks! Progress has been slow but I am very happy with how it is shaping up.

Having trouble with controls in VR. Shows a blue line from my controller just kinda... There... Not moving or anything. Can't interact with anything.

What sort of headset are you using?

Hello, recently new player here, I'm having an issue with the blue fish, they seem to just throw me and Natsumi into the air and mess with the game. Not sure if I might've caused that by accident, but, might be something to look into? Otherwise, it seems fun, nice, and relaxing!

Thanks for letting me know! I'll see if I can fix it.

So uh, might've run into another issue again...those tiny fish that you can catch? well uh...

I think the collisions are a bit...big...again.

Damn, I thought I had fixed it. Will try again.

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*Thank you! Sorry I broke it again* :|

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>Dark Skin Short Haired Tomboy 

Hey this is pretty good 

>Childhood Friend 
Instant Download 

You are cultured my good sir <3

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is it possible to play it on mac?

Sorry, just win and linux.

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https://we.tl/t-oJw7jUd9Sy


So I just got the game and saw that the .exe was using Unity's icon. Not sure if you would like to use it but this is an alternative icon I made under 5mins for myself.

Sorry, I have already prepared an icon for the game. Thanks for the offer though!

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I played this game for a bit,  And it was  a short but nice and relaxing experience, And I can't wait for new content to come out!

You're probably already aware of most bugs and already working to fix them, So I will spare you those.

If I would give a suggestion, I noticed it was quite easy to lose your way while exploring which really frustrated me, So some kind of map would come in handy, I am aware the "reset position" button already exists, But a map would be more convenient for exploration.

Keep the good work!

The world is up for a redesign. I figured once I add more landmarks it will be easier to navigate. Still, if it's a problem even then I'll add a map.

I mean, for now you could use this picture I took when I accidentally launched into Orbit :T Sorry about the fishing rod and the purple, starting cabin is on the far right*

A good idea, but I'm more interested how you got into orbit in the first place. Were you fishing at that point?

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Yes that was with the first collision bug for the fish, before you fixed it :P
So version 0.73 I think

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Nice!

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There seems to be a bug, I don't know where to give you my money

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lmao

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nice one

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thank you rimmy for bring me here

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Is there voice work yet? cuz if there is I'm not hearing it???
(love the game so far btw<3)

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Not yet. For the full game I plan to have both English and Japanese voice acting, but that will take a while to finish.

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Hugs

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all hail tomboys

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Who's Here from rimmy?

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Me

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Praise be to Rimmy and his love for all things "Tomboy"

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nice

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Praise be brotha

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Darn right came here from Rimmy

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RIMMEY

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This is a relaxing little game. It works suprisingly well in VR for what looks like a one man job. Well done!

A few little things in my time with messing around with it. I figure you're aware of these but just in case:
>Natsumi's pathfinding and/or AI seems to get confused and locks her in place on occasion. doesn't happen consistently enough for me to pinpoint a cause. Picking her up seems to un-stick whatever is going on in her brain, though.
>Objects like the mushroom bait and sticks are oddly hard to grab. Attaching the lighter/rod to the backpack can also be tricky.
>I imagine you're already planning on doing it, but putting things in the backpack would be super nice.
>The text box for her dialog might be better placed *above* her head in VR mode (or at least have it as an option). The CV1's vertical FOV isn't great, so I find myself looking down at the text a lot. feels a bit wrong to be staring at her shirt all the time.

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Thanks for letting me know! I'll see if I can fix these for the next update.

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see you added the VR text box position options (Font size too??? Nice!). Excellent.

Naturally, my rift decided that now was the perfect time to die. I'll test it out as soon as I've gotten it fixed.

so, I don't know what happened, but as we were climbing down the mountain, the girl complained about her ankles.
I offered to carry her, she refused and then did not move at all. :l


good game regardless.

There's a vr handle on her back. Just grab her and carry her down.

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You're suppose to carry her regardless

Until you get enough distance from the hill.

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An updated Linux version would be nice. :)

It's up.

Awesome! Thanks!

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