Trigger Warning for alcohol (mentioned)
It's kinda a major part of the story. Just a heads up.
Love Goes Toward Love
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
"A thousand times the worse to want thy light.
Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books,
But love from love, toward school with heavy looks"
When a new cafe opens right in front of the one Chiyoda Juri works at, tensions begin to rise between the two competing owners. After a fateful encounter, Juri falls in love at first sight with the beautiful and charismatic stranger that saved her life—who just so happens to be the new worker at the rivalling cafe. To make matters worse, her savior already has eyes on someone else! How will Juri deal with these overflowing feelings for someone she shouldn’t have feelings for?
Find out by taking a sip out of "Love Goes Toward Love"!
Hello once again!! This is Team ANPIM here with an entry for the Yuri Game Jam 2020. Thanks to the extended deadline, we made it on time (Also thanks to CEO for putting this game before her school assignments)!!! This year's game is more on the simpler side, but we hope you still love it nonetheless! It's very lightly based off of a certain classic tale, so kudos to you if you spot the little references here and there! Even though this year's game isn't on par with the wildness of last year's game, we hope that you still enjoyed it! And if it wasn't your cup of tea (or rather, coffee), we hope that we still have your faith in us as we strive for something better next year!
Once again, we thank you so much for all the support we receive for our kinetic novels! Have fun reading Love Goes Toward Love, and as always, make sure to play our previous games if you haven't, share the game, and spread the word! <3
** The game's default volume and sfx is set to max, so please be aware the music might be really loud upon opening the game! You can lower it in "Preferences".
12/06/20 Edit v1.1: Fixed something in the writing after doing some more research on coffee making :')
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Trigger Warning for alcohol (mentioned)
all your games are fantastic, hope you are doing well =)
PS. not having R18 scenes will never make a great story bad, i noticed on your afterwards that you have mentions of them but i would not fret weather they are there or not to much!
Thank you so much! And yeah haha better no R18 scenes than a badly written one am I right
I have now read through all of your games and I loved them all from beginning to end! Thank you so much for making these every year. :) I will continue to support you and I really look forward to reading your future works. <3
WOWWWWW Thank you so much for all the support you've given, we appreciate every bit of it!! <3 And of course, thank you so much for giving our games a chance and even loving all of them THAT MEANS A LOT REALLY!! :')
Hello, I've made an account specifically to comment on this game. I have been reading through all your novels the past few days and this has been the cutest stuff that I've ever read the artstyle and the stories are just so cute I can't my heart is brrrrrrr
!!! Thank you for going through the trouble of creating an account just to comment on this game!! <3 And of course, thank you so much for the love given to all of our visual/kinetic novels!! It makes us strive to create an even better game for next time! :)
Color version :)
hello team ANPIM :) i dont know anything about coffee but it was interesting to watch a story in the world of coffee , it make me remember a few years ago i was traveling in Thailand and was looking for a gift for my brother(he is a coffee lover ) i spotted a coffee that caught my interest ,i dont remember what kind of coffee it was but it was mixed with rice ! i had to try it ! the taste was interesting :) i finished another fan art :) i wanted to draw Juri from your sprite "casual happy" i think it's ok but the face ended up something completely different from Juri face..i hope you will still like it :)
Thank you so much for the fan art!!! These look incredible thank you thank you so much!!! <3
Oh no, I'm so late! >.< I totally forgot to check the Yuri Game Jam. So when I realized, the first thing I did was of course to check for a new Team ANPIM game. <3
I downloaded this one without looking at anything and hopped into it totally blind. Love Goes Toward Love was another great read! You always deliver.
A cheesy game, you say? More like a whole cheese wheel. xD This one is exactly what it says on the lid, I suppose. It was very enjoyable once more. I think you did just fine, making this story about adults. We can always use more stories that aren't about Highschoolers. Not that there's anything wrong with those, it's just that so many "weeby" works are set in Highschool, so variety is always welcome.
I read this game in two sessions and stayed up way too late, considering I had work the next day both times. But just like our characters during their night out, I couldn't stop myself.^^
Good job with the inside joke of repaying the "life debt". Little things like this make stories more believable and entertaining at the same time.
"Nevermind always makes me antsy." This! I was like "I know, right?" when Juri thought that. Mh, good! I can't explain why, but I loved this detail. "Nevermind" really is a pain in the butt.
I wondered for a while what the deal was with the unusual first-aid kit that Juri carries. But then, when Romi cut her finger and Juri was all like "It's showtime", I got totally hyped. ^^ Nice idea.
While I loved the whole game, I do also have a tiny bit of criticism or suggestions this time:
I noticed that the text would sometimes break with the present tense that it is written in. It's not a big deal and I realize that checking every line is a lot of work, especially for a game that's offered for free. But I thought I'd still at least mention it for the future. When a sentence is suddenly in past tense, it does break the flow of reading - more so than a simple typo would.
My other point is more important, and it's about the Romi POV part. I usually appreciate multiple points of view in a story, and I love that you used first person perspective for both. It's just the best. However, this time, I would have preferred not getting that second POV. It was good, don't get me wrong. But I don't think it was worth it to stray from the established POV for just this one scene. It didn't include anything major that had to be shown in this way, and you didn't switch perspectives anywhere else. I think, in order to keep the story as immersive as possible, the author should ideally never give the reader any information that the point-of-view character does not have. It's of course normal for that to happen when there are multiple POV characters, and it has its own advantages and lets the writer set up cool traps and stuff. For this particular Kinetic Novel, though, the sudden and short change of POV did more harm than good, imho. The scene itself was great, but considering that a POV change kind of "derails" the reader, it carries a certain risk. Especially in this story, where we get to know all characters solely because of their interactions with Juri, the Romi POV scene stands out a lot. I think having more than one POV makes more sense when it changes regularly throughout the story's progression, when the story is split into chapters or when the POVs focus on (mostly) separate storylines. TL;DR: The decision to switch the POV should be a conscious one. But - that's just my general advice. The most important thing is that you write what you want to write. That's what we're all here for, after all. :)
Finally, I looove the whole afterword! Thank you for sharing those personal thoughts and the details about how the game came to be. The sacrifices we make for the sake of yuri... ;)
Actually, since you mentioned your studies, I got a bit of trivia to share. A few semesters ago, there was this really boring lecture at my university. I ended up bringing my laptop - not because I needed it, but for entertainment. So I picked a lonesome seat in the very back and put on "From Salt to Sugar". It felt so wrong yet so right, haha. Good times.
Thank you once again for your dedication. I'm very much looking forward to the next entry! :D
Thank you so much for the continuous support and love for our games! And of course, thank you very much for the very in depth feedback! <3 It's been lingering in my mind for a while now but yes the POV change was quite sudden and too short to be of any significance in retrospect v n v But oh well! And wowow!! We all love sacrificing school for yuri LOL Hope it was more entertaining than the lecture you had to sit through haha.
Once again, thank you very much for your feedback! <3
I agree that the Romi POV section was a weak point. I felt like it suddenly diminished the tension around what Romi was thinking or doing during those few days, when we really should have stuck with Juri and found out along with her.
Now what I think would be neat would be to see the entire story from the beginning from Romi's POV, after completing Juri's side of it (or even when the existing POV switch happens, to build up even more tension before the climax). Romi is cool and guarded for most of the game, so it would be interesting to see what is going on behind the mask all that time. Extra content maybe? :)
this is a really good story :) i love all your Visual Novels :) i think i will do another fanart of characters of your games not sure which one yet though , i cant wait to see the next visual novel <3
Thank you! I ended up appreciating this one too, but unfortunately it didn't get as much exposure compared to the previous one haha
I think your afterword sells your work short. This is a fantastic slow burn. Really very well done.
Thank you so much for the reassurance! Maybe things were just getting to my head due to stress/worry/anxiety haha.
Thank you so much for this game and the ones you made before!! They're amazing and they never fail to put a smile on my face ^-^ I hope you don't mind if I made some fan art of your games lol. Your stories, art and characters are so lovable, I'm a big fan of your work Team Anpim, I'll keep supporting you no matter what you release, I still extremely enjoyed this game even though its feel was different from the previous games (and it's refreshing to see some variety once in a while lolol)! Thanks so much for your constant quality Yuri content :D
Thank you so much for all your continuous support of our games! And of course, yes!!! You are absolutely welcome to draw fan art for our games!! If you're posting it on Twitter, make sure to mention @Team_ANPIM so we can see and share your beautiful work! :)
I really enjoyed the the color palette and overall aesthetic! I love how the characters are both details and soft, almost water-colory. Great work!
Im a simple Yuri Lover. I see Team AMPIM i download .....aaaaaand its 6 am and im finished and smiling as always :)
Nice game! The art is really pretty, the character designs remind me a lot of like, nakatani nio's works? The story was fairly chill but that's fine cuz of what the feel of the game was. I think maybe introducing the PoV shift came a bit late and you could have had a bit of it from Romi's PoV earlier, as it was fairly short too. Also it felt like the text in the text box was a bit too small as opposed to the size of the box itself which felt a bit odd. I didn't see an option to make it bigger.
Minor issues aside I quite liked it, good job!
Thank you for the reading through and for the solid feedback! We'll definitely take note of it for our next game! :)
Downloaded it for free, playread through it, and it's sweet and cute. I really like my dorky MC girl here. ;) Came back to leave a little change on the counter, can't hurt.
PS.: I remember you now.. Not by your name, but by the VNs you have created... I've actually read every last one of them! :) Anyway, this kind of hearwarming, cute litte Yuri story is much appreciated. Maybe more so that you expected?
Wowoww!! Thank you for being a long time reader of our VNs! And of course, thank you for checking this one out! :) We appreciate each and every donation we get so also a big thanks to you for that <3 And yesss we all need cute and fluffy and cheesy VNs from time to time haha
I played through the game with a friend and we both loved it! The little things such as the sounds really added up and made the game even more special :). Thank you so much for putting in all the hard work to make such a great game!
wow i've waiting for you to release another game for a long time, thank you for your hardwork! your game is great!
Oh my gosh thank you so much ! One of my favorite, so cheesy I love it. The character design is great, the story line is awesome. I look forward for your work next year and I hope you'll continue this for many many many years :D Have a good day team ANPIM!
Woooo thank you so much!! It's great to hear that you enjoyed it!! We all love that good ol cheese in our yuri games ; u ;
Just wanted to say this year's entry was not a downgrade at all since I saw the bit about that in the afterword messages. This is another great heartwarming yuri game from you and I'm looking forward to what you make in the future!
Thank you for the kind words!! It's really relieving to hear that we're still doing okay! <3 And thank you again for giving Love Goes Toward Love a read! :)
Honestly what can I say, this was a very sweet read and I especially enjoyed the art! I love the relationship dynamic between the two character and their romance!! tysm for making this :-)
Thank you so much!! We're very glad that you enjoyed it! Very heart warming to hear that ; u ;
Great read! Really enjoy all of Team ANPIM's works, I know it'll be lighthearted (and a bit cheesy) but it's just as expected and the style I've come to enjoy and bring a smile to the reader's face!
Thank you so much!! And yesss haha we've definitely built a brand off creating cheesy yuri stories, but that's what we wanted from the beginning so it worked out well :' ) Thank you again for reading our works!! <3