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..That’s what everyone thinks.

But you might find otherwise.. if you pick the right move.


You’re a lawyer, and your client is being accused of abuse. You only have 5 minutes until the verdict.

You’re practically powerless.

What will you do in those minutes? And can your actions make a difference?

Find the truth. Serve justice.

Play the game.



  • A mystery interactive story

  • Over 235 possible choices that lead to 42 paths revealing the truth of the case

  • Moral and immoral paths

  • Dream-like, original art and animations

  • Original sounds and music

  • Available for Mac, Windows, Linux


**Note: contains references to domestic abuse and is fictional**


This was made in 48 hours as my entry to Ludum Dare Compo 39; theme: ‘running out of power’. Hope you enjoy!


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HEBEATHERwindows.zip 80 MB
HEBEATHERlinux.zip 86 MB
HEBEATHERmac.zip 84 MB

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please update the version for mac, I'd love to play it :)

how many endings are in this game??


there should be a sequel called "he beat her AGAIN" or "I did NOT hit HER"


i love her games, but this time...without a walkthrough its just impossible to play for me... i never have the slightest clue what to write in those bubbles



The art is really good. I re played it again. There's many way to play the game lmao

difficult but Beautiful story, Beautiful plot, and Beautiful art! *Chefs kiss*

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mac os cannot open the game, it needs to be updated for mac


Beautiful art, and an unique concept, however difficult without a walkthrough


I can translate the game to spanish, if you wish



I really loved the artstyle of the game but I wish there was more insight on the story of Gianna.

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This was not as deep of a story as it seems. The premise of course being "maybe he didn't beat her" written in an era where domestic abuse is a topic being examined more seriously by society. The random inclusion of Gianna as a love interest for your character in this story also makes no sense either. I also hate when games about the legal system that pull moves that would never fly in court.

That said the art direction is gorgeous.


[warning. spoilers below] 

Looks like that the real evil here is Gianna. She pushed the client's ex to not take her meds. But when she had the opportunity, she went to the court against her faster than I type 'Chrissa'. The game is full of strange flashbacks about her. Sadly, I couldn't find a way to bring her to justice.

Even seeing the official walkthrough with all the possible actions, I can't find anything for that. 


can someone tell me how to play? i downloaded this game but it says im unable to play and need to ask the developer to update it.





I typed "Eat His Ex" when asked what to do. i mean its a text box i can put anything in so WHY NOT


Angela your an artistic prodigy and thats all i have to say


because its helps with depression


i love this games


Please update this game so Mac users can play too.

I LOVE THIS GAME! This style is not in games anymore which I miss a lot along with the art style, it's as amazing as always. Keep up the great work! (I'd love another game in this style if that would be possible <3)

This is a very pretty game. I love how this is actually like an old school typing adventure. I forgot what the genre is called but its so similar. The art is awesome and the variety of choices are fun. Amazing game.

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lol found out there are so many ways when i played again. This is my old video btw


I can translate your game into Spanish, if you wish.


Aaaand you're here again :3


hahahah yeeee. Its them! Its them! From the Students Union


I'm not the cleverest person so I found this game to be difficult but once I got a understanding for it man was it interesting!! The story is much more detailed then I imagined and I am truly impressed! The artwork is so flowy and dreamlike and honestly it was amazing! Not that I'd expect less from this creator! Great game with a very interesting plot!


As the third game I've played from Angela He, this was certainly a fascinating deviation from the other two I have played. Going from a point and click adventure to a text-input system was a fun and engaging system! Although trying to find the correct combination of words to get the desired outcome was difficult, it added to the anxiety and the futile feeling that I feel like the game was trying to portray.

Here's my experience with the game:

I don't know if it's just my game, but has it not loaded for anyone else? Every time I try to load up the game, I get an error message with a "crash folder" as I like to call it. Does anyone know why this might happen?

This game really had me exploring my thoughts. I loved the art style and different paths to finding multiple solutions.

Thank you for the experience Angela!

Here's my playthrough for all to view


It's been a week since I played "Missed Messages" & decided to try another 1 of your games & gotta say just like the last just as uncaning & slightly creepy. Again it is a good game but god does it manage to creep under my skin easily.


hello! I can't open macOS version, it's saying that game should be updated. 

Which MacOS are you on?


big sur 11.0.1


I've been sitting here forever trying to play, but my stupid brain can't get it and I don't want to cheat by using a walkthrough---

Can anyone give me a hint that'll help me crack more of this case without actually giving me the answer? This story seems so deep and interesting (It's Angela He, what else did I expect?) but aghdfahgaskjg-!!! I'm too stupid smh


I LOVED this game...At first the title screen and the music was almost concerning and I was so confused but, as I played and learned more, the more it all made sense. The dead look in her eyes and the sad look in  his. I get it now...I love this so, so much. 


please update the game so we may play on mac!


I usually dislike vn (except ddlc,) but Angela He, you never fail to impress me. UwU


"He Beat Her' but without the 'Beat r"


im ascendiNG










i cant play this on mac- it says it needs to be updated for it to make me play the game


v interesting and original


dude on linux the main screen dosent work like i cant click on any icons and cant get the game to start

yup, same


yall saying u cant play on mac and im just here playing it  on my macbook

heres how i did it 

first download and let it expand the file, then drop the game in ur desktop. do ctrl + click (right click) and then press open. doing this somehow bypasses smth and it should work.


doesn't work :(


didn't work for me either :/ are you using big sur?

I cant play the game on Mac

me neither, and I'm on Windows

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