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A not-so-generic otome game with BL possibilities.  

 Instead of playing the heroine and choosing between several men that have typical dating-sim personalities, you play as the childhood friend. That's right! The route that's usually the easiest to complete is no longer available.  You (Geum Park) are thrust into the world of a reverse harem, where your precious childhood friend (Emily Carter) is being hit on by two of your classmates (Ao Yazawa and Hong Yang Chan). You can choose to either play the role of a love interest and try to win the heroine's heart, or... you can play your own game and try to make the two boys fall for you instead! The choice is yours!

Note: The game takes place in Australia, so there are times when the characters may say things that seem a little odd to people not familiar with Aussie culture. 

This is currently just a demo, work on the full game is still in production.

New Demo Features:
- A spin on your everyday otome game
- BxB and BxG routes to play
- Three romanceable characters (2 male 1 female)
- Approx. 7500 w for the demo
- Animated chibis and transitions
- Updated backgrounds
- Phone texting feature
- Original music and SFX

Goals for the Final Game:
- Aiming for a December 2019 release July 2020 release
- 17k+ words 30k+ words
- Mini Games 
- 15+ CG scenes
- At least 5 8 different endings
- Secondary outfits for sprites
- Unlockable polyamory route

Follow and support the game by visiting:

Thanks to our many supporters. You can still check out some of our updates by visiting the kickstarter.


Red Chan (project lead)
Alison 'Draz' Huang (editor)
Eric Matyas (composer)
Jeff Penny (SFX composer)
thiskidthatkid (additional artist)

Played the demo? Want more? Can't wait until July?
Try the Halloween special, made for Spooktober 2019.
Spooky fun at Geum's house.

Updated 4 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py, GIMP, Adobe Photoshop, Paint Tool SAI
TagsAnime, Comedy, Dating Sim, Gay, LGBT, Otome, Parody, Romance, Yaoi
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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Imaloveinterest_extendeddemo-1.1.2-mac.zip 62 MB
Imaloveinterest_extendeddemo-1.1.2-pc.zip 80 MB

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I love the art style and in my opinion, this is an amazing game and I'm waiting  get to see the full release ( July here we come woo ^^ ) The story-line so far has me interested and I genuinely want to read it! All the character are AWESOME and I love the concept of this game. I'm not someone known or some type of critique but I wanted to voice my opinion anyway.

 (Low key...Geum is amazing) 

Thank you for reading, have an great day/night/afternoon.

Thank you so much for the kind words! 

(Yes, Geum is amazing. Lol) 

I hope you have a great day/night too! 

Forget about the love interests- I am in LOVE with Guem///  he's adorable uwu 

Finally! My boy is getting the recognition he deserves. 

Thanks Sxruno

TBH, downloaded it just because you said it was set in Australia. You have NO idea how much I love that there's actually a game set in my country, and finally I don't have to constantly convert measurements or currencies. Is this what Americans feel like? All the time? This is nice.


hahahha. I love your response. This was my problem with a lot of games and shows as well. While I was making this I honestly couldn't imagine setting it anywhere other than Australia. (Because I don't have enough experience with other countries)

Good job! Ao is my husbando <3 Waiting for the full release!!!

Yours and everyone else's XD 

All the love for Ao~!!

Really good! the idea of being the best friend In this genre is a great one and I can't wait to see how it will play out! hyped for the final game! question: will you be able to befriend the other two guys, not date them, just be friends with them? I really hope so...... Proper nice 8.5/10!

Thanks Isacctone!!
Happy to hear how much you're enjoying the game.
Yes, there are friendship endings for all three love interests. 

Awesome! can't wait to see the final game!

That demo definitely made me want more. 


+Waiting anxiously (yet patiently) for the full game~

Thank you! We will definitely be releasing this year. =)

I'll announce the official release date by the end of the month. 

Ahh!!! -happy dance- Yay!

It‘s so much fun to play as Geum!加油!!

Lol. Glad you're having fun. 谢谢你!

The concept and creativity of having the protagonist as a childhood friend rather than your typical dating sim MC was quite creative! The demo was fun too, really interesting. Keep it up!

Thank you!!

Just finished playing through a few routes of the demo. I'm definitely hooked on the concept of this game and the characters are all very well written and I love seeing them interact with each other. (I think I'm looking forward to the polyamory ending the most because I can't really choose between the two boys, haha.) I'll be looking forward to the final game! Good luck with development!! :D

Thank you!! 

Glad you're liking it so far. And glad you're liking their interactions, there's more to come. Hehe. 

I've recently played the demo and I love it already. The concept was enough to get me interested on to the game. Good luck and I'm looking forward to this!

Thank you! 

Can you play this on Android

At the moment, no. We will look into making Android and iOs builds after releasing the full game.

Dioooos! Necesito que esto ya este terminado!! Nunca había visto una trama así, se ve muy interesante! Que ganas de jugar la opción del poliamor <3 

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Mucho gracias! Estoy feliz de que pienses que es interesante.

La ruta polyamorosa va añadir mas gameplay(?) y tendra lugar despues de la primera semana.

(lo siento, I don't know much Spanish, so I had a friend help translate) 

I love this!! I can't wait for the whole game!

Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it so far. 

i have a one serious issue with this game!!
i cant open it
after clicking on it there is a "Could not execute [...]. Is it missing?" error
i've tried many things to solve this but its still not working:(

If you could take a screenshot of the error I will look into it.

Are you running the mac or PC build? 

im sorry for bothering you!! i just downloaded the app and it works now. thank you for the fast reply tho!<3 


No worries. I'm glad it works now. Hope you enjoy the demo.

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I just played the demo, I really liked the idea, it's so creative, I'd never thought of that! 

It's funny that Ao's names means blue and this is his color haha!

I'm looking forward to this game!

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I'm glad you like it. Haha. Actually, aside from MC, all their names are their hair colours. 

Geum is gold in Korean.

Ao is blue in Japanese.

And the Hong in Hong Yang's name uses the character for red. 

Oops, went through my old notes and realized that last bit wasn't right. Although I had the initial intention of using 'Hong (红)' which means red, the characters I used for his name were actually 'Hong () Yang (揚)'. Feel free to look up the meaning of his name =)

Looking forward to this game!

Thank you.

ahh i just went through the demo and it's so charming and cute. im really looking forward to this!

Thank you!! =D

I'm gonna stalk this now. No escape.

HEYYYYY Welcome back Pace!!!!! Haven't seen you online in ages.
Haha, yes, stalk as much as you like =]

I want this so much. Mostly cause I'm so going to woe Ao as Geum. =P

I support your endeavour =D

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Why thank yous. I do love my grumpy, bad boys with gold hearts. Plus I find it hilarious how Geum reacts in the demo to getting a text back from Ao. This could be such a good game. Like him slowly realizing he actually has fallen for the guys, then panics over possibly hurting MC by wanting to steal one, etc. I could see guilt and Geum coming out to MC with his newly discovered love problems. xD But that's just in my head. Please don't let me worry you with expectations. You do you. I'm hoping you continue this. =D


Haha, that is an interesting route to take.  I'll just say that there are a few different ways the game can possibly end. 
And fear not! This game will be completed even if it takes me longer than intended!! =]
The kickstarter campaign will be launching at the end of the month so hopefully that speeds things along. 

I'll definitely keep my eye out for that. =)

This is really cool! Can't wait to see it finished ^w^

Thank you! 

No problem!

oH MY God! That really reminds me of otome version of kusoge! It was so refreshing to see protagonist as one of the love interest . Interactions between characters are hilarious, I died at the line "I wanted to see how the scene end" XD 

This looks really promising! I am eagerly waiting for december <3


Oh man! I only discovered Kusoge recently and although it wasn't intentionally one of my inspirations, it might have subconsciously been one. 

Thank you for your kind words and I hope you enjoy what is to come. 


The demo was funny and fun! I like that the protagonist is so aware of common otome tropes, yet so lacking in self-awareness regarding his own feelings. After the "homemade lunches for a week" line, I found myself wanting to solve the problem by pairing Ao with Hong Yang instead (fingers crossed for them getting together if Emily chooses Geum).


Thank you so much. I'm glad you like it. Haha. Yes, I have a whole side story planned for Ao and Hong Yang which players could discover if they make the right choices in the game. 

I hope you enjoy what is to come. 

Love the demo so far! Can't wait for the next update

Thank you!!

The demo was small but it got me hooked and I think it was great.

Thank you =D

This is such a fun idea. Having played enough generic otome in my time it's great to see all the conventions getting turned on their head, even down to the guys' looks!

Thank you!
I'm glad to hear you think so =D