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I rarely try Visual Novels, mostly because too many of them are overly lewd in some way. However, Missed Messages is of a different sort and it's quite beautiful.

Developed by Angela He, it's completely free and surprisingly well done. The theme is quite a mature one too, with it touching on suicide and self-harm. It also touches on romance, there's a few memes (who doesn't love a good meme) and so on. What's striking initially is the artwork, it's seriously good. Great chilled-out soundtrack to go along with it too, the quality here really is impressive.

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There's also four different endings and it doesn't take long to go through. The cheerful side of it certainly didn't last long in my first play-through and (without spoilers) I sort-of expected what would happen but it was still done rather well. Short games can be quite powerful and make you think and this certainly did the job.

You can find it free on and Steam and donate if you enjoyed the experience. You can also see more games made by He on their itch page, I'm certainly interested in seeing something longer from them given how impressed I was with it.

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GodofGrunts 18 June 2019 at 1:32 pm UTC
>overly lewd

I just need to be your VN reviewer I guess.
Dedale 18 June 2019 at 3:05 pm UTC
Some of the pics look very beautiful, the music made me mute the sound and the theme is a hard sell. I am curious about the feedback from players.
TheSyldat 18 June 2019 at 3:07 pm UTC
Her previous attempt the game did work but there was an audio glitch she couldn't fix glad to see that she still tried to take another crack at making a linux version and that it panned out .

EDIT : just download it the game works and audio works this time around but the game won't go into windowed mode even after editing the prefs file in the unity 3D folder ...

Thanks for the review @Liam

Last edited by TheSyldat at 18 June 2019 at 3:16 pm UTC
TobyGornow 18 June 2019 at 8:07 pm UTC
Thank you for the news, I would've missed this one without you. Exactly the kind of small experiences I am looking for. Nice Visuals, short story but meaningful and for me the soundtrack fits the theme very well.
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