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The love story of Time and Space

Her Tears Were My Light is a free, fantasy visual novel created by NomnomNami for NaNoRenO 2016. This game features a romantic adventure story between Time and Space. In the game, you will play the role of Time, who—as the name suggests—has the power to go move forward and back in time. You befriended Space, who can create stars through her tears. However, the protagonist Nil came and separated Space from Time. You—playing the role of Time—must use your ability to travel at different points in time to try to save her. Her Tears Were My Light is a light game with endings that varies according to your decision.

An unconventional love triangle

As mentioned, Her Tears Were My Light is an unusual love story, and it's not just about the characters’ names. The game comes in a Yuri genre, which features love between two females. Both Time and Space, and even Nil, are girls who feel romantic love for each other. The game starts with Time finding and befriending Space. Both set off to see if there are other creatures in the void. It was then, they meet Nil, who separated the two of them.

Using Time’s power to move forward and back in time, players will need to go back and progress through the same conversation. This time, you can use the information you gather to lead the story to a different outcome. However, the game has actually two normal endings and a true ending. The outcomes you every time you replay the conversation are non-standard game overs, which you can use as a reference as you make another try.

Her Tears Were My Light is a point-and-click game, which only needs you to use your mouse to play. The game also exploits the rollback and persistent data mechanics of the Ren’Py game engine, which means that the events are just a repeat of the previous ones, with some aspect changing due to your choices. It features moe-like character designs, depicting Time, Space, and Nil as cute girls doing cute things.


  • Unique game concept
  • Cute moe-like character design
  • Simple game mechanics
  • Amazing storyline


  • Short runtime
  • The beginning of the story can be confusing

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Her tears were my light for PC

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 1.4
  • 5

  • Security Status

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