A downloadable game for Windows, Linux, and Android

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Note: The characters in this story originally appear in my other visual novel, All Ashes and Illusions, but no knowledge of Ashes is required to understand Unluckily in Love: it takes place in a separate universe and is stand-alone.

This story also depicts a consensual romantic relationship between a pair of first cousins. You might want to avoid this story if this subject matter would perturb you.

Yuel’s life is stagnating. He’s twenty-one years old, in his third and final year of university, but his interest in his subject is waning and he doesn’t have any friends to confide in. His days are dull and uninteresting, and he longs for something to break up the monotony of his unremarkable routine – at least, until his father dies.

Unsure of how to cope with this news, Yuel’s mental health collapses. Not knowing who to turn to during such a tumultuous time, he eventually decides to ask his cool and competent older cousin, Tavi, for help.

Tavi is effortlessly cheerful where Yuel is awkwardly withdrawn; outgoing and confident where Yuel is shy and self-conscious; flippant and irreverent where Yuel is stern and serious.

Tavi takes it upon himself, after seeing the state of his younger cousin, to cheer Yuel up to the best of his abilities. Yuel, however, is unaccustomed to kindness, and his feelings for Tavi soon become startlingly sensuous.

Yuel’s life is hard enough as it is, what with his turbulent childhood, his non-existent social life, and now his father’s sudden death, but this pushes things to a tipping point. What in the world is he going to do now, after falling in love with his own older cousin?

  • 90k of text (approx 4-6 hours of reading)
  • A kinetic story with no choices or branches
  • Detailed character and background artwork
  • A custom OST
  • A sweet, emotional BL story with some drama
  • Yuel being extra adorable

Writing & programming: ebi-hime
Sprite/CG art: Kimiyoto
Extra Art: Sysen, Thai Chau
Background art: BackgroundTK
UI: ds-sans
Music: Mock Off
Opening movie: Phinalgo

PlatformsWindows, Linux, Android
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
TagsAnime, Boys' Love, Cute, Erotic, Gay, LGBT, Male protagonist, Romance, Yaoi


Buy Now$10.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

UnluckilyinLove-1.0-adult.zip 568 MB
UnluckilyinLove-1.0-allages.zip 551 MB
com.ebihime.unluckilyinlove-adult-release.apk 773 MB
com.ebihime.unluckilyinlove-allages-release.apk 755 MB

Download demo

UnluckilyinLoveDemo-1.0-market.zip 242 MB
com.ebihime.unluckilyinlovedemo-release.apk 313 MB

Development log


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Ahhhh so cute

Sarà disponibile anche per Mac prossimamente? Lo spero davvero ❤️

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I've got a question for dev! Do you plan on making more BL stories? Cuz I usually seek only gay stories and, well... I think I fell in love with your writing. I just wanna read more of your kinetic novels TWT. 

Already checked (and played) few others on your page, but Unluckily in Love just took my breath away... The characters, their interactions and dialogues, the fluff and comfort... I literally binge-played it and now I'm feel empty cuz I wanna ready more ahahaha ;_; what am I gonna do with myself..


Aaa, thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed Unluckily in Love so much; I'm very fond of it too! Yuel and Tavi are some of my favourite characters; their banter is a lot of fun to write >w<

I have written a couple of other BL VNs (LoToTo and What Happened the Night Before) but they're relatively short VNs I worked on for game jams. They're not as polished as UIL because I didn't have as much time to spend polishing and perfecting the scripts - though they are both free.

I'm working on a couple of other longer BL VNs which will be commercial, which will hopefully be of a similar quality to UIL, but I have a lot of WIP projects at the moment so I'm not sure when I'll be able to release them. I'll do my best, though!
(As an aside, I've also written a lot of stuff about Yuel and Tavi specifically because I enjoy writing their interactions so much... I'm not sure if I'll do anything with all of this ~stuff~ at the moment though. I did share some misc Yuel/Tavi scenes with people on my Discord server who were interested though.)

Could you give me a link to your Discord, please? ♥ 

I'd love to check it out! 

Sure! I have a link to it on my Itch.io profile page, but you can also join it here if you want!

If you ever decide to make a DLC or something for Tavi and Yuel with the stuff you wrote, I'm definitely gonna check it! :) ♥ ♥ ♥ 

W-why sooo cute waaah ⸜(。˃ ᵕ ˂ )⸝♡ .*・。゚

My babies are very cute, haha ;w;