A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

Available in English, Deutsch, Русский, and Indonesian.

Content warning
This VN touches on subjects some readers might find upsetting, such as: depression, brief mentions of attempted suicide, asphyxiation, violence, and some bloody imagery. It also contains scenes with animated static and flickering lights. Reader discertion is advised. 

Story
You wake up with a pounding headache in a room that looks like your own, but doesn't feel quite right. By your bedside is a cute girl who introduces herself as Nagi, your adorable, doting girlfriend. Nagi informs you that you're very sick, but don't worry: she's going to do her very best to take care of you!

That would be all well and good, but...

If Nagi really is your girlfriend, why can't you remember her?

Features
- 23k words of text (approx 40-90 mins of reading)
- Multiple endings
- An unease meter which impacts the story
- A retro PC-98 aesthetic
- A very cute girlfriend who would absolutely never hurt you!!!*

* citation needed

Credits
Writing and coding: ebi-hime
Image editing, music, and additional coding: Sleepy Agents
Character art: Kalopsia
Border: Glub
Backgrounds: Various creative commons resources found on Flickr
Video: Dar Golan
German translation: Saryana
Russian translation: Mikhail "KornyPony" Burov-Kosolapin
Indonesian translation: Cimosoft
Made for the 2022 Spooktober VN Jam
Inspired by Yumemi Melancholy by CHARON

I also have a discord server dedicated to my VNs, so feel free to join if you want! 

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GFSim-1.11-pc.zip 146 MB
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GFSim-1.11-mac.zip 112 MB
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com.ebihime.gfsim-release.apk 128 MB

Development log

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I really enjoyed this game. The twist is a tad predictable but I think that's more a testament of how effective the game is. You can tell something is wrong from the start and the more that feeling of unease continues, the more the game justifies your decision to not be fully on board with the events that happen in the game. 

Its a game that does hit a bit close to home for me. Maybe that's why the game resonates with me as much as it does; especially the true ending. 

Overall, you did an excellent job with this game. 

What a great game!I played for hours with a translation program and reached the full ending. 'I'm not strong enough to save the whole world, but I'm strong ehough to save you.' Holy,,,,damn i love this game too too too much

THIS GAME IS SO COOL AND SOUNDTRACK IS BANGER

OMG OMG OMG! THIS IS AMAZING

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I like how the game plays and how if you get certaint endings then the loop reset and I love the "wake up" ending and how it plays out overall  I would say this is a ♾️/10


Spoiler I think?





Although I wonder who is the voice who is calling the Mc's name? 

Also another thung I like is how in the the "wake up" ending it closes your app and removes all your saves to show that you habe moved on and started to maybe enjoy life

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this novel as well as lyne h full blind accessibility.

do any other of your novels have blind accessibility?

All of my VNs are made in Ren'py, so they should all have the same accessibility features!

Its an insanely cool novel, I just got high when I played it. Im writing from Russia with gratitude for the translation into Russian, to the council. play it for others! and if there is an opportunity to support the author from the russian card, Id like to throw off maybe not a big donation (I am a student) or help in translating possibly other projects <3

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Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
I don't think the option to donate is available on this VN, but I've released several commercial VNs which you can buy if you want to support me. If you're interested in translating any of my existing VNs you can contact me at ebihimes@gmail.com!

О, боже, спасибо за русский перевод игры! Я очень любитель таких игр и в основном читаю их на английском учая его уже второй год (прекрасный язык для изучения). Эти персонажи и эффекты, как перчинка игры

Кто искал такого жанра игру советую к ознакомлению! Я не пожалел, поиграв на ПК и перепройдя на телефоне

(I'm using DeepL, so I apologise if it says anything weird.)
Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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(Я использую DeepL, поэтому прошу прощения, если написано что-то странное).
Большое спасибо! Я рада, что вам понравилось!

Нету жестких ошибок в русском, так что суперская игра. Жду новых релизов таких же крутых игр, как и эта

There are no hard mistakes in Russian, so it's a great game. I'm waiting for new releases of the same cool games as this one

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Oh boy, the retro effects! the text animations! the total GUI overhaul! the moral of the story! the characters, they are so solid! there is so much love put in this visual novel, well done!

SPOILERS AHEAD!!

My first run in this visual novel was in full paranoid mode, I didn’t give Nagi a single inch (after all, angelic girlfriends don’t fall from the sky! is to good to be true!) I admit that I had my doubts on mid story, but in the phone scene it was clear to me that I was in the right track. And I pushed the unease beyond limits and!… I picked the knife… well, sh*t.

So I had a second run, and this time a picked the scissors (the weapons are a metaphor, don’t they?).

The “wake up” ending was amazing, you managed to talk about all this hikikomori and waifu-mania topics in such an original way! I didn’t see that coming ha ha!

I will just say that “Girlfriend Simulator” is the perfect title to attract the demography of men that needs to play this game, very appreciated. :)

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you guys have done an amazing job 

i really liked the game hope to see more from you guys in the future!

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Dude I was not expecting to love the story so much, hope to see more like this in the future!

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Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Aw nuts, this game is really not compatible with Windows XP.:(

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It should be compatible. I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be?

Edit: Actually, looking into it, Ren'py games don't run on XP. It's too old.

What's the password for the "present.zip" file?

Woah, I haven't fully completed the game, but what I got so far was a well-polished VN with disturbing moments wrapped up in what seems to be a domestic moment. I like how unhinged Nagi can act, how each of her talk you feel as though she's being genuine when really, she isn't. The obsessiveness in her tone in just a simple conversation, the way the Ayumu would point out the subtle but obvious ways Nagi felt... wrong, and the way her version of Ayumu's life felt idealistic while making sure it was grounded in a self-depricating way. Really amazing! I need to try out the other options but seriously, amazing work~!!

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Wake up 😭😭
In all honesty, 

SPOILERS






I usually don't like abrupt endings, I look at ''delusions'' in a different manner, but I respect this outlook too which is more prevalent. Kudos to you. Incredible work. I've dreaded reading anything since I've been playing 8 gachas and half-killed my love for VNs, but this brought the spark back. I'll definitely support the project financially in the future

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Nice game. Now I understand why do people divorce.

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A great game. Can't add more - it's just how it's supposed to be. A great story, pretty neat graphics. Definitely recommended.

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I don't need this simulator. I actually have a girlfriend friend and they can be quite needy.

OMG Same! xD 

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Update: My logical, but feeling brain says to leave my story where its at, but thats like taking the blue pill... I must be a reptile and pursue what is unfavorable about people 🗿



This novel has me in a tough place deciding


I couldn't help but feel the notion is there though of her being worried about ME harming HER. That shit creates an unease that isn't even described. What made her think that way?

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I am already liking how this one fucks with your perception, but I'm realizing now the ending i got is only an infinite loop of open to interpretation hang up of sorts until I change up, I'm about to see what happens. Especially with sleep being a big part of it.

10/10 game, i love the style and just everything about this game, especially the connection to the start and the end of the game :)

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This game was really fun, I relate to the main character a lot. And I really hope he starts to feel a little better and keeps writing his story! And I hope Nagiko comments again but even if they don't, that's okay too!

I made an account just to tell you how much I loved this game! The writing, the characters, I couldn't believe how relatable of a person Ayumu was and the desire for a nagi... everything here is an absolute 10/10! I hope you continue to make more phenomenal games!.

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This one hit kind of hard. Like the other commenters, I feel this was meant explicitly for me.
Living like Ayumu, there's times I want a Nagi.
But at the same time, I think Nagiko is better for me. She keeps me hungry. I can cook for myself.

In terms of a review:

-Music perfectly fits the atmosphere.
-UI is impressive, but there's some slight disconnect with the rasterization of certain elements. I can't decide if I care enough about it to mark it down as a negative.
-Spritework is okay. Nagi's design is good enough, though it's hard to take her seriously with those pom pom earrings.
-Backgrounds are okay. Once again, there's a certain disconnect between it, the UI, and the sprites. I think it's about the saturation. I understand Nagi is meant to be brighter and more colorful than the BGs, but the UI textbox is so blaring, some of the effect is lost. That's not to say the UI textbox isn't beautiful.
-Writing is above average, but I still prefer other ebi-hime works more. I think it has to do with the setting. Not much you can do in a plot like this.
-Unease as a mechanic works and fits the game.

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Could I ask you the names of the songs used in the game? I really liked this novel and I would like to enjoy the music.

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The OST was composed specifically for this VN. You can find it on Bandcamp here!

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This was crazy good. You know the game was special when you can recognise the links between aspects of the game and known experiences people have gone through in real life. Brilliant work.

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Thank you very much for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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just finished this game, it's really good! i loved all of the endings they were so creepy and cool at the same time.

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Thank you very much! I had fun writing the different endings, since I don't usually make branching VNs like this. It was nice trying something a bit new!

Really well executed. Would recommend to anyone. While not very similar, it reminded me of the film 'Misery'. I'm not sure what else to say other than I look forward to checking out your other works.

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Misery wasn't a direct inspiration, but I can definitely see the Misery vibes in the story haha ;;
I think Nagi is a lot cuter than Annie, though!

And thank you!

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Holy crap this story is good

The way the main character is written is so realistic. I know that people do think like that and that's so depressing wow

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Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it, even if the main theme of the story is Grimdark Depression hahaha ;;;
It's appreciated!

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yea I'm checking out your other games after playing this you're good at writing stories hope you don't stop!

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out of curiosity, what is the actual reason Nagiko stopped commenting. I understand the whole life was busy part and everything, but it just seemed off for someone that was so dedicated to writing mini-reviews and reading would suddenly just stop without explanation. Secondly, who is the person calling on the main character to wake up? I'm pretty sure it was his parents but I'm just curious.

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I didn't give a specific reason for it in-game because Ayumu himself doesn't know. I thought it worked a bit better to leave it ambiguous, and it's nice to give readers something to ponder! I'll let you think of your own theories.

As for the second question, that would indeed be Ayumu's parents!

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What the f*ck? this whole game seems to be copied from me. I closed myself in, threw my life into a distant box, the apartment also became a grave, I also write and the view of life is exactly the same as that of the hero. is this some kind of joke? it was as if he had heard the opinion of an observer, and that made it even more painful. I would never have believed that some game could almost completely unsubscribe me. thank you, dear developers, for your hard work. this game made me think seriously about my life.

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Aaah, I apologise if the story wound up being a bit too relatable; especially as it is rather grim haha ;;;
I hope you will feel a bit better in the future. So long as you're still around, there's always a chance that things can get better!

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I think I really changed after that girl's final speech. everything that I was ashamed to admit even to myself came out of the mouth of the game character XD

After passing the true ending, I was, without exaggeration, in a state of shock. it was really an unforgettable experience and I thank you for the fact that it was your game that helped me realize a lot and conduct an unscheduled reassessment of values. thank you again.

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and yes, writing has now become not an attempt to squeeze out at least something, but also a really exciting action. And in general, I really began to enjoy being alone. in short, your game turned out to be almost an emotional shock) I am very glad that I passed it and hope for the release of other similar stories. I'm sorry if the text is written strangely, but I just want to express my delight and gratitude as much as possible, that's why the text seems so emotional.

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Hope you get your life back in order

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Thank you bro. I try my best.

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really interesting, i might go check out the "All the Words She Wrote" story that was in the notes

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I enjoyed playing Lynne, and I also enjoyed this one, both has a similar atmosphere. The remarks in the notes of the "present" folder are very interesting. These aren't the first of your games I've played, but these two are my favorites, especially Lynne. I just download "It gets so lonely here", and it hypes me up a lot! As much for its themes as for its art. Thanks for the visual novels you make! (Sorry for my approximate English, I am French)

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I started out deeply engrossed in the masterfully crafted psychological horror atmosphere, and finished it crying because it hit me somewhere really, really personal that I wasn't expecting at all. Thank you for writing this and making this incredible piece of work.

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Great game, I love the use of the Unease counter as a way to gauge which path to take. Also, like how concealing the Game Overs were.

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Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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Also must say, I feel called out. I'm in a similar situation which scared the crap out of me. I felt like I was having my soul read. (Not a bad thing tho)

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Ouuuuu man

At the beginning it starts a bit slow, but as it progresses it gets much better and the plot hooks you in, the ending is really good. I liked it a lot xd

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Thank you! I'm glad you wound up enjoying the story, despite the slow start!

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I played on android and after I choose the language it's just kick me out and I even try to open the game again but it still kick me out

Edit:Nvm I can play now idk what happened but I can play

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Hey I just want to say that this game is great. The endings are genuinely emotionally compelling. I randomly just played this game at 2 am and was like completely captivated. Just wanted to say that what you made here is amazing.

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Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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