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A classic love story: Meet, marry, grow old.
But when your loved one hurts you, what do you do?
Is it better to love and be hurt, than never love at all?



  • 5 endings
  • 40-90 minutes of playtime
  • Original art and story
  • Original soundtracks
  • Available for Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
  • Translated in French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese

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If you support me with $5, you can get 4 soundtracks, 22 wallpapers, and a thank-you drawing! As always, enjoy~

Purchase

Buy Now$2.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

a-new-life-windows.zip 46 MB
Version 12
a-new-life-mac.zip 50 MB
Version 12
a-new-life-linux.zip 52 MB
Version 12
Fan Pack.zip 56 MB
if you pay $5 USD or more

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I picked this game out because I thought it'd be a nice lesbian vn that would have light angst but eventually come back to a happy ending. I was wrong. I was so wrong. The art and music is so nice, and the dialogue made me relate myself and my partner to the characters even after a few minutes of playing. Unfortunately. 

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I wish there was a trigger warning for the covid-esque virus that kills her the first time. I was honestly unprepared for it when it happened, which was my fault in a way since there were hints of it before. That whole section is just a heavy part to get through, one that ended with me frustratingly screaming and also way more anxious than before. Which may or may not have been the intentions, but I just wished the warning was there. 

By the end of the game I was crying, like actually crying, which is something I can't say I've done recently over a game. I mean, it hurt. All those times of losing her piled up and it felt so bad. Which is to say besides the lack of a warning, this is a pretty good game. I can't say I've enjoyed it completely (the first part really hits too close to reality w/o a warning for me to  be enjoying that section) but I will say watching the characters grow closer and stuff...it was nice. 

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it looks amazing and all, but death, cancer, and the virus are triggering topics...could you please tag such things"

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hit too close to home with covid, beautiful art

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Wow, amazing art and music. Love it. :)

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Loved this game, the story and the music is beautiful too <3

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Beautiful story. Especially relevant with the COVID situation going on right now... 

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Tears. So many tears. Hits especially hard for me because I'm constantly worried about my girlfriend. Good job as usual, I absolutely adore your work.

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This was a beautiful story and an incredibly well-made game. I cried more than once. Thank you so much for telling this story and letting us experience this beautiful love story. 

This was a beautiful love story <3 I definitely kinda cried....

I really enjoyed this game! (Even though especially because I almost cried)

While playing it, I noticed a little bug(?) I hope this is the right place to report it.

I played on window mode, but every time I reached an ending and got brought back to the main menu, my window resized itself again which was a bit inconvenient while streaming the game.

I got the game on itch and my operating system is macOS Catalina 10.15.5. 

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Beautiful on every level. I'm not crying, you're crying.

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ENTIRE GAME SPOILERS BELOW.

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Your wife dies for emotion points. Doesn't matter of what, or what you do.

Ask her to get snacks rather than come straight home from the grocery? She fucking dies of covid, despite being young and explicitly having no other health problems.

Fail to get her vitamins, masks, an extended prescription, wipes, and five other things? Suggest them in the wrong order so that she cuts you off before you get to everything? Whoops, she dies of covid again.

Get past that? Miss a doctor's appointment and she dies of a fucking brain tumor.

Get past that? Apparently Light Yagami has her number, because at the end she dies of heart failure no matter what you do. No way to prevent it. This is the best ending you can get.

There are five endings: in three of them your wife dies as described above. In the other two you reject her and she can be safely presumed to die without you knowing, because she's as sickly as a Victorian maiden.

It's not sad, it's just silly. It lessens the emotional impact, enough so that I don't even remember the characters' names at this point.

You can make choices as a player, yes! But you have no real agency to carve out your fate. Despite the art and dialogue being of excellent quality, that makes the whole game sour.

This review isn't kind, so I'm sorry. I liked Angela's other stuff. I love most lesbian VNs, and it's plain to see the amount of effort put into it. But I still really don't like this one, because you weren't able to do anything. Links are to TVTropes, beware.

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SPOILERS ALSO

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I don't think you're giving the creator enough credit. This game isn't about "winning," it's about dealing with loss and how loss can affect a person in different situations. Everyone dies, but when you have more time with them, it is easier to get closure. I think this game is a beautiful metaphor for COVID, because a lot of people's futures are being but short, either because of death or because the world has changed so dramatically. When August's future with May that she had planned is taken away, it was much harder for her to move on. 

I also felt a bit cheated that May died from a brain tumor simply because I didn't want to take a doctor's appointment away from someone else who needs it, but I had to realize that this is a reality: sometimes in life, you try to make all the right decisions, and bad stuff still happens. You can wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and plan for every eventuality and still get COVID. This is my interpretation of the game, anyway.

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kinda feels like another bury your gays, everything is really well made tho

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Thank you for making this game. It really hit for me and I completely adored the story and the characters and the way everything came together, both in parts and in the end. Thank you!

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Beautiful game. I first discovered the game on Youtube and it instantly hit me in the heart. Then I bought the game because I really wanted to experience it by myself, see all the possibilities and endings, and enjoy the story that is incredibly cute, warm but also heartbreaking at se same time. I've already played visual novels before but this one is very special. The interface is soft and clean, what makes the game even more pleasant to play. Also the drawings and the art style are gorgeous, and the musics are peaceful and beautiful too, and made the game even more moving. Even if it makes me sad, I can't help but think about it again and again. Deep in my heart I wish this story could end in another way, but the game is beautiful this way and I don't regret having played it at all. I'm a pretty emotional person but It's been a long time since I've been so moved. Gg for making such a beautiful game ;)

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Nice game Angela. Glad to see you are exporting to multiple platforms now.

You should make a Discord server ;) And put a few trusted mods there. But maybe it's not your thing to make a Discord server, and you could delete it later if you find that you don't like having a Discord server. It's a great way to get instant feedback for your games and hold polls.

- Alan D

It won't be Angela's Discord server. It will be OUR Discord server.

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Omg thank you FizzyTea. I would but my life is so disorganized I would be a horrible mod/discord leader T_T Idk but if anyone wants to make a discord without me feel free!

Makes sense to  not have a Discord in some cases, as owning/maintaining too many things can be quite overwhelming/burnout. 

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This was like nothing I was expecting, beautifully illustrated, perhaps far too timely and utterly broke me. It existentially weighs on me the power of relationships alongside the power of their loss. I think I'm glad I experienced it, not all media is easy.

10/10 game form the art to the story and the music , shut up and take my money i got new wallpapers and a new ringtone, keep up the beautiful and amazing work. LOVE YOUR ART STYLE <3

I guess this tin man did have a heart... :'{)

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hey, wanna see how hard I can cry TToTT

This game's art is STUNNING. The pacing was amazing, and the story nuances felt very real to me, I loved all the little touches in the background, and think this was a fantastic visual novel.

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uwu. omg love this game. 5/5 

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A lot of games I've gotten have had that same problem, but I just click the more info button which then prompts a run anyways button to show up. Hope that helps you!

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you shouldnt get this problem if you use the itch downloader app

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Beautiful visual novel about a lesbian married couple that legit made me tear up a little. I guess what makes it hit harder than many of the other ones I played so far is how topical it is to our current live and how charming and believable the characters are presented. Also helps that the game allows you to quickly jump to a chapter where you left off, so you are very easily able to digest the whole story of your path instead of needing to replay the whole thing. Small, but precious and beautiful thing. If you wondered if you should check out a VN of the bundle, this is a great start. 4,5/5

More Racial Justice bundle impressions and ranking:
https://itch.io/c/915453/quick-impressions-bundle-for-racial-justice

i just finished 4 different endings and dont know the last time i cried this hard. The art and story are beautiful <3 

wow. this game is so beautiful! I haven't ugly cried like that in a MINUTE.

precious little story about love and loss.

I saw 2 endings, both brought me to a lot of tears. It's a VERY beautiful game but I don't feel like crying two or three more times in the hope of seeing some happiness that might not exist. I managed to get them to old age though so, you know.

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I really loved this... It wasn't what I was expecting, tho lol. When the description says "when your loved one hurts you" I was anticipating more interpersonal conflict and less navigating grief. Still, very important work and I loved going thru it. <3 Bless more lgbtq content!

Also, lmao, August reminds me of my partner and May reminds me of me and now I need to go schedule that doctors appointment I keep promising to set up //guilt

I love your games. Thanks for Linux build :)

This game as well as other games by Angela is (are) amazing, great art, music and storytelling.  I want wife, spare wife anyone?

Such a lovely little piece, really hit me in the feels hard for how short and simple it is. Adore the art style, love the music choice. Beautiful work here :)

this the type of game that gets me listening to lo fi music and writing letters to my future wife. ugh great game it got me right in the feels

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The story hit me even harder every time I reached a dead end and replayed the chapter. This game addresses some of the deepest desires and fears we have as humanity: the yearning for meaning and for love. 

Story - 4/5 - The length is just long enough that I felt connected with the characters, but short enough that backtracking doesn't feel like a chore. What really stood out to me was the nuances in dialogue that shifted through each playthrough based on my choices. This game makes me seek out a happy ending. That being said, using death to tug at heartstrings is somewhat cliche, but that didn't stop it from being effective.

Mechanics - 4/5 - Obviously nothing groundbreaking, but for visual novels, the most important thing is that the mechanics don't break immersion.

Visuals - 4.5/5 - The art style is gorgeous, and the general lack of motion makes scenes with movement more meaningful. The only time immersion was broken was when there was a transition in scene and the characters suddenly looked like they reversed in age 10-20 years. I would definitely recommend fixing that, but otherwise, I have no complaints.

Sound - 3.5/5 - I'm not a fan of Lo-Fi, but the music generally fit the art style and topic. A little variety would be welcome to break the repetition.

Overall - 4/5   Difficulty - Very Easy/N/A

Completed - Playthrough (5 out of 5 endings)(1 hr)

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This was heartwarming and beautiful, as always with your games. Thank you Angela, you are incredibly talented <3 

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This game made me feel more than I expected - beautiful art supporting a beautiful story. Incredibly heartwarming, I love it!! <3

i just finished this game and i am so incredibly moved by it

I keep trying to play the game and the exe files crashes every time. I think the UnityCrashHandler is itself crashing before the game does and another Unity game i downloaded is fine. I have a Win 10 64 bit system with Radeon and Intel graphics

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My wife has early onset Alzheimer's.  And while I'm not a lesbian, love is love, and man this game hits home in such a hard way.  It's absolutely and heart-wrenchingly brilliant.  And the last ending I got just now, I've never wanted to reach through a screen and console a digital character more, to tell her the pain of the loss is indeed worth time you had and the love you shared.  I'm going to have to get all 10 endings before I am done.  It's is amazing how such a simple game can be so profound.

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The phrasing of "But when your loved one hurts you, what do you do?" made me think that this was about being cheated on, so I put off playing it. I'm sooooo glad that I played it anyway. It's truly beautiful and as a woman married to a woman, it hit very close to home many times. A lot of tears, but the good kind. Thank you for this wonderful experience <3

nice game, thanks for sharing it :)

This game hit me really hard. And I think I needed it to

Thank you so much. Incredible work.

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