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The game has finally been released, yay! Thank you so much for waiting, everyone <3

To play 18+ NSFW version,  you'll need a patch:


Sentimental Trickster is a BL/yaoi visual novel about someone who wants to change. It's a game where your choices make or break characters... including yourself.

"I decided it was time. I packed my old, tattered bag and left home. I still have nightmares... But I'm hanging in there.

I conquer the world one snarky comment at a time and I have no sense of direction. When I deal with people, things can get awkward. Ballet-dancing-with-a-peg-leg kind of awkward. So far, four-eyes hates my guts, pretty boy laughs at me and the landlord thinks I'm weird. At least I can always try to get myself killed with this pierced hero-wannabe...

I try not to think about the future. When you don't expect anything, you won't be disappointed, right? I just want to attend classes, graduate and become independent. Making friends would be great, but... how can you expect someone to like you if you don't even like yourself?"

The game relies heavily on the player's choices. These choices include which guy you want to be with, but also ethical issues: what you think is right to do the time. All the people you encounter have scars, and it's up to you to heal or rub salt.

Sentimental Trickster was made in order to give English-speaking players an experience akin to what Nitro+Chiral games provide, but with a lighter touch.


  • An engaging choice system (check out the demo!) that will affect the entire game;
  • 18+ scenes - reversible, each love interest can top or bottom;
  • Lovable protagonist with a great sense of humor;
  • Complex characters that don't wear their hearts on their sleeves;
  • You can bully hipsters!


Sexually suggestive dialogue. Sexual innuendos.
One route places heavy emphasis on a storyline involving suicide.


Buy Now$14.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $14.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

SentimentalTrickster-1.0-win.zip 980 MB
SentimentalTrickster-1.0-mac.zip 963 MB
SentimentalTrickster-1.0-linux.tar.bz2 924 MB
SentimentalTrickster-Game-plus-Artbook-win.7z 893 MB
if you pay $29.99 USD or more
SentimentalTrickster-Game-plus-Artbook-mac.7z 876 MB
if you pay $29.99 USD or more
SentimentalTrickster-Game-plus-Artbook-linux.7z 979 MB
if you pay $29.99 USD or more

Download demo

NEW DEMO SentimentalTrickster-1.0-mac-demo.zip 374 MB
NEW DEMO SentimentalTrickster-1.0-pc-demo.zip 389 MB

Development log


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...I am drooling over the hipster dad...

in Harus and Kanes love scene, when they speak just after its a little confusing, the wording is wired. it feels like the first part should be Kanes, but changed to "Wouldn't want you"  and then Haru would be the speaking right after. Don't want to hate on the game or anything, Like it a lot. That part was just so confusing for me. 

some parts, with when they are speaking or not is confusing as well. Think you have to look it over again. Sometimes the texst seem to indicate that something is being said, but there is nether name or "" signs pressent. So then your left with...wait was that said outloud or did the chacracters just get super powers.

Hey, think the backgrounds are a little off in Shinyas route, at a lot of difrent moments, the background seems to be of the wrong place. Don't want to go into to much detail, so that I don't spoil, but it have been a little confusing to have the chracters talk in one place and then suddely see another place mid conversation, or having a chracter going to one place but that place being the wrong place and being confused that the text doesn't match it. 


finished all routes >3< I can't wait for Jin's route \o/

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I have very important question: how, for the love of god, I can got Shinya happy ending? I broke my head over it, tried many variations but couldn't get it.

Edit: I manage to got it. I'm very glad.


Just finished Soichiro's route and honestly I was really impressed. I think the story was handled very well and I really grew to care for him and Haru too. It really made me excited to see the other two routes we have so far

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Okay, without going into full in-depth spoilers, I'll say that Kanae's route took me aback. There were definitely plot twists and a serious heavy moment in there I didn't foresee but it was handled deftly, carefully, and I have no complaints honestly. 

This is a game that I would say doesn't have a 'bad' end (maybe) unless you're steering it towards that direction deliberately. It's definitely choice-heavy at key moments. For now, I rate it 8.5.

Edit: I've also finished Soichiro's route and I'm currently trying to get Shinya's but it's a struggle. xD

Hello! I just bought the game as well and downloaded directly from itch.io without using the app. When I try to install the nsfw patch, both in the main folder or inside the game folder, it does not look like it works as there are no adult scenes in the whole game. How is that possible?

There are just a few scenes for certain endings.  Is it possible you haven't unlocked them yet?


I will try it again and let you know! :)

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Okay, I'm about to play this game but I can't add the nsfw patch via the itch app? My computer is a windows 10 desktop with almost 1 TB of space. I click the gear icon on the itch app and it says the game title at the top as well as SentimentalTrickster 1.0 Win zip. I click on that file and it doesn't show that the app is even located in the itch app like all the other installed apps on my desktop. 

How do I add the patch if the game isn't appearing in the correct file?

Edit: It's working now I believe.

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The itch app ‘unzips’ the game folders for us. Gone are the days of manual downloads then adding patch/DLC that way. 🤣

I’m kidding I’m kidding. By 1:48 am, the Sentimental Trickster folder, unzipped, had appeared in the correct location. There was a potential update made to the game idk. I add the patch file to the folder labeled ‘game’ and while I’m not completely finished with all routes, I’m nearing the end of Kanae’s and will keep you in the loop if it works or not.

Edit: The nsfw patch definitely works.

Sorry to be a bother, but how will I know if the patch works? I've tried adding it to the game a few times and I keep getting a notification saying "I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred". Does that mean the patch didn't work and I won't be able to access the extra content?

When does this happen?  When you launch the game?

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No, it happens when I try to bring the patch into the game file. I'll drag the patch to the game file, and suddenly a white screen with those words come up: 

I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

Before loading the script.

OSError: [Errno 20] Not a directory: '/Users/MYNAME/Desktop/Patch_ST 1.rpa'

I replaced my actual name with the 'MYNAME', for privacy sake btw. There is more as well, such as a 'Full Traceback'. The game itself functions fine for the most part, but I don't know if that patch is actually going in or if nothing has changed with the game. I've been playing on of the routes for a little while, and so far I haven't seen anything that would suggest NSFW content.

That that path you're quoting up there appears to be to your PCs desktop not to the game folder.


I see, I'll try playing the game to see if the content transferred after all. If it doesn't work I'll look into how my laptop might be the problem. Thank ya for your time

Hi. Where exactly should I put NSFW patch? I have Itch Win version. I put it in the "game" folder, but It doesn't work. 

What's happening?  We'll look into it.

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I simply put this patch in the "game" folder in a zip file (Windows Itch version), but when I started the game and finished a few routes,  there is no NSFW stuff at all. Like the patch isn't working.  Then I restarted computer and tried again and still nothing. The game is working, but it's 13+ version, not 18+. 

Please unzip the game before trying to install the patch. I have added this to the instructions.

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The NSFW patch is here: https://ypressgames.com/2021/03/23/patch-for-additional-sentimental-trickster-content/

in which folder comes the patch ? :)

Updated the link, sorry.

Where do we place the patch? I can't figure it out :(

Updated the link, sorry.

SORRY!  I should have linked the page with instructions, not just the patch.  Go to the link above for instructions.

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Hi Everyone,

Sentimental Trickster will be released on March 23rd, 2021 both here and on Steam here: 

Thank you for your patience!  This is a great game, definitely worth the wait.

We are releasing with 3 routes initially, and will add the Jin route at no extra cost some time in 2022 or before that.  Justyna needed more time with this final route.  Work on the Jin route has been going very well, so I predict a much earlier release for it.

We had a problem with adult scenes in the game due to child characters be present.  Steam would not make our store page live due to their concerns about children being in an adult game.  Some early versions of the sprites also looked very young, but they were all updated since then. 

We had to remove all adult content to get approval from Steam for our store page and game launch, but don't worry, you will still be able to access them in both versions of the game.  

Rather than adding significant extra development time to create two versions of the game, we chose to solve this with a free and easy to install adult patch for both Itch and Steam.  This will become available shortly after the release.  Check here in the comments for information about that.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but we assure you it will be minor.  

Here is the new trailer for Sentimental Trickster.  Enjoy!



yessss been looking forward to this for a long time cant wait to play it :) x


\o/ WOOHOO!!!


Hello everyone,

First of all, I wanted to apologize for making you wait so long for the game. My health problems and death of a family member caused me to become hospitalized, deeply depressed and simply unable to finish.

Fortunately, Y Press took over. I've recently felt much better and finally gave them everything they need to finish Sentimental Trickster, so please be patient for a little while longer. I know I'm asking for a lot, but I promise everyone will get their KS reward and itch preorder as promised. As for the refunds, sadly I'm not able to deliver them as all the funds were spent on game assets such as graphics, writing and initial programming.

Kind regards,



It's All good I hope you feel better and I hope things get better for you <3 sending good vibes \o/ <3

When do you guy think you will get around to making this game??

Wow. I found the demo of and gave it a run (forgot all about it before) and wondered if the full game was out yet (also look up the Patreon and saw it's light on updates). 

I'm shocked that A: Another studio had to step in (well not 'had' but did) B: Shocked it's now being finished by Y Press Games (own a few of there games and kicked started 3 others). C: The game was on hold (and after looking at the Kickstarter page, one person was happy to never get the game but now pissed another team will finish it) should be out sometime by the middle of the year (with luck).

Going to keep an eye out for it and buy it some time after it's released.

So the game will be released eventually but not on itch.io and there is no way to get a refund since emails send to the person who took our money are left unanswered. I can understand health issues and not being able to finish the game, but in that case refunds should have been automatic. It's ridiculous that we even have to ask for refunds. Nevertheless, even if you ask, you will not get your money back. You can only buy the game AGAIN from someone else. Great. 

the game still available on itch.io (the game already available when I type this cmt)

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Hi Everyone,

Y Press Games took over this game on the condition that Justyna would finish writing the script and provide all line art.  We finally got these materials on December 31st, 2020.  We now have what we need to finish making the game for her.

We're working hard on getting it out as soon as possible.  Our firm date is June of this year, though we're trying to see if we can't bump that up to February.  Fingers crossed!  We know how frustrated everyone is waiting for this.  (We got pretty frustrated too.)

We do not have anything to do with the Kickstarter.  If you want a refund you still must go to Justyna directly.  

Oh, I didn't know this has gone through all these troubles. I didn't preorder or back it, so I wasn't worried about money, but this is one of the projects I was really hyped about, so I'm happy it won't abandonned.

I WILL be honest, I'm not a huge fan of your own games - but that's simply because they don't suit my personal tastes - what I like, is how professional you are and how well you deliver what you do. So I'm quite stoked you'll be working on it, with the orignal dev's scripts and linearts and stuff.

Good luck and have a nice year! I'll be checking for updates!

Does anyone know what happen?
Did anything happen with the developer?

I dont know much but the original creator has been very sick and the game was going to be taken over by Y games. Sadly idk if either group has kept this updated or been keeping track of the game. I actually was super exited to pre order it until i noticed how long its been since updates or interactions.


Will the game still be launched on steam?

hello! may i ask the gameplay time for romancing a character?


just so yall know, theres been a pretty big update here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sybpress/sentimental-trickster-english-bl-yaoi-visual-novel/posts/2573182

tldr; y press (to trust an incubus, morningdew farms) is taking over the project and justyna/lazuli is still on board as the writer. there is no set schedule due to serious health issues mentioned in the post, but ST will be completed :D

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I do like Y Press games (I have Morningdew Farms and To Trust an Incubus). Just download the demo and will see if I want this game as well

I hope you feel better and I hope you will be able find someone to take over, This is a really good game and it would be a shame that it would go to waist. Good luck and be well <3


I sent you an email for a refund, and that was over a week ago. Please may you respond so I may get a refund?


I've sent 2 emails over a month ago and haven't gotten answers. Shame, I was really excited about the game. I didn't even want my money back necessarily, I just wanted to know if they expected the game to ever be finished. Now it just feels like my money was stolen. 


Same. At least if you're going to take someones money, don't day you're going to refund it and then not follow through

I Preorder now and hope we can get a pre-alpha soon :)

Ooof I hope you get better soon! :) I was starting to wonder if the game had been all together abandon. If the game does release i'm definitely gonna buy!


Hi guys! I'm terribly sorry for the lack of updates. My health hasn't been the best and (without going into painful details) I haven't been able to continue working on the game as fast as I'd have liked. Right now I'm looking for someone who could partially take over so that this game can get made. I put so much love and work into it already, so it would be a shame for it all to go to waste. That said, please contact me if you'd like to cancel your preorder. Once again, I'm sorry to have kept you in the dark for so long!


I would like my money back. I understand you're not well but I don't feel comfortable supporting this project. It's been years now and I would like to cut ties. How can I get a refund?

Of course, I understand. Please write to my email  sentimentaltrickster@gmail.com


I didn't preorder yet but still plan to eventually.  I do hope you feel better soon and find someone to help work on the game. Good luck. 

Thank you!


hi! i've been following the development of the game for quite some time and i'm sure it will come out great! and i'm really sorry to hear that you are having health problems. please get better, you have all my support.


I'm starting to want my money back... :(


I'm starting to want my money back... :(


The developer has stopped updating all of her crowdfunding pages and her Twitter account. It would be a bad idea to place a preorder for the time being.

The game looks really good, so it's a shame she seems to have ghosted her supporters.


I so agree. I feel like this comment was a little rude just to give you a heads up but if this game isn't created sooner or later i'm going to want my money back. Sorry

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Hey, just wondering if you have any info on the release or other info? I played the demo and I'm super interested and would love to buy the full version, thanks!

Any time frame for when this will be available?

I'm looking forward to this game! <3
I hope you are doing well! 


I'd have to agree with diane7345, I am inclide to pre-order, however, I've pre-ordered before, just to have the game not get released. I've also noticed that last update was in January 30th, 2018, it's now on the cusp of 2019, could you at least tell us if the game will be released sometime in 2019 or not? Or give us an update in development, considering pre-order is an option, I'm assuming the game is almost complete. 

I agree completely and totally.


when is the full game going to be released or when you pre order you get the full game??


can you tell me when its going to be a full game

Can you make a android one

ah, I also agree with this request...^^ my laptop broke down...and all I have is my phone right now. Hehe...

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