A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

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


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

This is a demo version of the game. I am currently working on the full version, to be released in late August.

Wishlist it here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1970060/Tomboy_Adventure/

Both vr and non-vr play is supported.

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

Wishlist it here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1970060/Tomboy_Adventure/

Updated 23 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
GenreAdventure, Visual Novel
Made withUnity, Blender
Tags3D, Anime, Exploration, Relaxing, Virtual Reality (VR)
Average sessionAbout a half-hour


tomboyadventure-win demo 0.91.zip 409 MB
Version 54 May 28, 2022
tomboyadventure-linux demo 0.91.zip 480 MB
Version 28 May 29, 2022

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Idk if its just me but the game is really laggy that the characters are bugging 10fps I guess but when I put the graphic settings on ultra everything goes smoothly the animation of the character is fixed too but after a while when it starts raining the games keeps on lagging again with my pc's specs are really good so I think the game is the problem but idk. 

 but really nice game hope to play more in the futureee <33

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Thanks for letting me know, I will look into it! There are times where the fps randomly drops, I am trying to fix that right now.


Thankyouu so muchhh O~O


Would be really nice for a oculus version/apk version! I'd love to see that.

I am still working on that but the technical and performance issues make things difficult, so I don't know if I will finish it or not.


Did you noticed, dear gamers, if Natsumi warns to hit you during headpatting or hug and you, not advancing dialog by space button, starting "princess hold" she can not to hit your pers. And you "calming her down" in this way XD

Thanks to dev for game. It's nice even on demo stage. Hope you'll release it with much more dialogs and mechanics and have lots of thankfulness (financial too). Have a good luck with that! Tomboys are cute too and wants love ;)


This game makes me happy and sad at the same time. Happy because I get to experience what's it like to have a tomboy gf. Sad because it reminds me of what I can't have in real life...


Amazing game, now i'm questioning to myself if i still mentally sane


Can't express how much I love this game and appreciate the work you've put into it! Have you thought about adding some sort of voice chatting ability using a language model like GPT-J?

 Replika has a virtual companion on the Quest AppLab that can carry on a conversation, but has no interactibality.  Imagine the possibilities you could team up with them!

I haven't really thought about something like that since I am swamped by existing work but it would certainly open up a lot of new possibilities!

it it possible to download this without a pc just the VR?


Do you mean Oculus Quest? The game doesn't work on a Quest right now but I am working on a fix.


oh okay thank you :)

both eyes on the oculus rift s seem to give out the same output causing some vomit inducing effects. controls all over the place.


Thanks for letting me know, I'll look into it.


Will there be lewding at some point?


Sorry, pure headpats only

I can't get the controls working with vive.

Are there particular keys that don't work? Or are the controllers simply not taking any input?




I never would have thought I needed this in my life! God, I love this so much. Thank you for making my day, Tomboy Drive!


I wanted to try this game, but when I was looking at the settings I accidentally set the screen size too small, and now I can't open the settings to fix it. I also tried deleting and reinstalling the game but it still has the same graphics settings. Is there anything I can do to fix it?

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You could try editing or deleting the settings file to reset it.

If you are on windows, it's in AppData\LocalLow\TomboyDrive\TomboyAdventure\prefs


Can you release the soundtrack? I love the music!


I don't think the music license permits redistribution (only use in the game) but I'll have to check.


i hope you are safe and healthy :)


i am a very lonely guy , this game makes me feel lot of love and care ... please develop more , i love your game . its my life saver

i never played a dating simulator like this , this makes my heart warm and happy

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Will do!


That looks cute. Nice game idea and I hope you do well

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Where's the config file located? I was able to find QualitySettings.ini, so the other one.

Booted the game again to find out that this game doesn't save settings for you.

It's nearly impossible to set precise values in-game. You should never use sliders for VR UI.

Also, the UI should follow the headset.

Thanks for letting me know, I'll work on it.


cool i can play with my childhood friend even though i dont know where he lives anymore or have contact with him in real life

any plans on a quest/quest 2 version? understandable if no since the regular vr mode needs steamvr

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I am looking into that right now. It might be possible, but depends on how difficult it is to convert.

Converting it to OpenXR should allow it (and SteamVR can handle that as well so folks with Vives can still use the same version as well). Though I'm only vaugely familiar with it or SteamVR.

the biggest downside is the lower power of the quest. you'll have to squeeze out every optimization possible.


OpenXR had some issues previously and from what I understand I need to use a workaround to get SteamVR working. Because of that I keep delaying in the hopes that Unity will work that out. Then again, I have been waiting for quite a while and it might be better to just bite the bullet.


I haven't played too much because I can't figure out how to catch fish, but from what I have played: I love it, it's really relaxing and I can tell it has a lot of potential story-wise, so I can't wait until you finally finish the game. BUT: take your time



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Thanks for letting me know! I'll try to fix them asap.

Great game! The subtitles are a little too small though... The Subtitles box could be more square like and have rounded corners too. I wish she could say outloud ALL the dialogue in Japanese. Just reading is lacking something I find.... Anyway, it's still very cool!

Yeah, reading is not great for vr games. I plan to (eventually) have all of her dialogue voiced. As for the dialogue box, I'll make it adjustable. Thanks for letting me know.

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.


Thank you


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


thats kinda sad


Does anyone know how to change the voice language


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

ok thx


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.


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.


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


Which headset are you using?


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.


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


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).


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.


need tomboy


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


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


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.




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

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.


this is pretty fuckin rad guy


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!


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.


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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.


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!


This looks so cute.

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 Keep it up proud of you

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