A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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LOVE SHORE - a dynamic, dystopian visual novel

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  • Two main characters with completely unique, yet intertwining stories
  • Eight romance-able companion characters, with each player character having four specific companions.
  • Rated M for mature language, sexual themes, and violence. 

Love Shore is a narrative game/dating sim that takes concepts we've always loved in sci-fi, action, and horror and blends them together in a unique cyberpunk setting. Featuring a queer, diverse cast, a seemingly endless city, Love Shore tells a story of making hard choices to discover the truth of your own reality… with a heavy dose of drama, romance, and violence mixed in for good measure.

Set release: June 30th 2023

Perfect Garbage
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(120 total ratings)
AuthorPerfect Garbage Studios
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Made withUnity
TagsCyberpunk, Dark Humor, Dating Sim, LGBT, Multiple Endings, Romance, Sci-fi, Story Rich
Average sessionA few seconds
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksSteam, Twitter, Patreon, Homepage


Buy Now$14.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $14.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Love Shore_ MacOS 2 GB
Version 5
Love Shore - Windows 2 GB
Version 4

Download demo

loveshore-demo-2023-win.zip 1 GB
Version 2
loveshore-demo-2023-osx.zip 1 GB
Version 2

Development log


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Hey! This may be a silly question, but how do I save the game? 😅 I see the quicksave option, but that's it! Pls help lol


Esc key

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There are two things I like about this VN: the art style, because it's gorgeous, and the premise of the story, which is interesting too. However, the love interests aren't my cup of coffee. I wish there were no gender restrictions when it comes to romance between our love interests. Tbh, i don't mind playing as a gay MC, but I also want to play as a straight MC; sadly, we can't do that in Farah Route; there's no male romance option. So, IMO, if you include two guys and two women, it would be a good balance for both MCs romance paths. If u want a example go check out Trouble Comes Twice VN the option of love interests are good. But it's your decision if you don't want to. Overall, it's so-so, not really bad, and not really good either. I wish all the success for your game; it has so much potential 😊


Oh my god stfu

Are there any plans to bring the Linux version that Steam has over to Itch.io ?


We can definitely get that over here! We'll be taking a look to do that soon!


I love the premise and I loved the demo, a quick question tho, does the full game have the usually skip seen option? where it stops once u reach text you haven't seen yet?


Unfortunately it does not!


Damn if only it was for android as well 😞


Does the itch.io version have additional / adult content compared to the steam version?


It's the same content on both platforms!


Will itch.io buyers get Steam key?


Currently, no!


Played the demo on Steam and loved it! I do have a few questions though: 

  1. Will the full version of the game have a history or log, where the player can look back on the story so far/leading up to their choice? 
  2. Will there be a rollback feature for dialogue/choices (particularly if the history or log cannot be viewed)?
  3. Will there be a screen on the options panel or elsewhere that shows what keys do what? I hit enter a few times expecting to advance the text but found it didn't work. (I prefer using the keyboard to navigate). 



Thank you so much for playing  and to answer your questions!

1. Unfortunately, we won't have a log to look back! It's definitely a feature we want to make sure to have in future work though!

2. There is no rollback, but we do have a quick save and manual save that you can load into anytime through the playthrough. 

3. For the full game, the enter bar works (I just tested it haha) as well as the space bar! 

Thanks again for playing, we constantly aim to keep improving!


Hi! When can i buy this visual novel game? Like i need it <3

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info is on their social media. it release jun 30


That's right! We launch here, Steam and Xbox on June 30th! 

Does the game work with touchscreen tablets?  So far seems to be having iasues

The game is not intended for use on tablets- Love Shore plays best on PC or Mac!

Hi, is the demo still available? The links aren't working for me

It's available on Steam!

Only on steam and not on itch.io at all? 


We just put it up now, so hopefully it's visible!

it is a windows tablet, to be precise a Yoga 7 ( 14", Gen 7) AMD 6800u processor. but touchscreen capability would be really good


How do I download the demo?

I think you need to update your links on your websites and here too. The twitter link here goes to a different account (previous one?) than the correct one.

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We caught it in our actual profile! Good catch and thank you!


When will this game be released?


On their Twitter they stated that it's coming out soon (May 2023), so I'd say possibly May 30-31st but since they're also featured in "Future of Play Direct" to announce their new game and show off a game trailer, maybe not until June 10th (since that's when the event starts). I could be wrong though, since the Future of Play Direct could be an opportunity for them to market their game to larger audiences, so the game could be out on May as planned.


thanks! looking forward to this game's release :)


"Howdy Citizens of Love Shore!

Sorry for the delay, but I have some exciting news! I know we bumped our launch date quite a bit during our development cycle, that's the curse of self publishing, but I am finally here to say that we are launching June 10th, which a spectacular announcement."


Where did you see them writing this? I've been trying to look all over for this lol

It's really nice. Personally I'm not a fan of scifi, but everything about this game look so neat that I couldn't help but give it a try, and not disappointed at all! The character and CG so pretty and well match (I've seen many games the sprite and the CG just... don't look like one person), the design, the BG, every so lovely! I'm also surprised how much CG this demo have. Last but not least, the writing! Lately I hardly have patience to sit through a visual novel past 10 minute, I just try and drop many demos, but this one can keep me till the end! Really look-forward to it release.


how to get aziz kiss?


wait, so is this game actually already been released in full or not?

I don't know if this is a bug or if it's intentional but when I choose who to reach out to, I chose Sam but it tells me if I want to start Imani's route instead?


It's intentional! You cannot date Sam as Farah, but instead, he provides assistance in finding Imani! So you call him to start Imani's route! (Or call Imani).

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ohh I see, thank you for clearing that up!! I will look forward to the full game!!^^

lowkey a bit disappointed you cant tho xd

the demo is great! amazing art style, fun setting, the ui is super clean. i enjoy the characters and aziz is totally my type LOL. i like the idea of having two different protagonists, but making them have noticeably different personalities instead of just being genderbends of each other. the writing is very nice and dialogue feels natural!

the music is also super nice!

only complaint is some minor things such as the save and skip systems. having a page with multiple save files, and the ability to skip to the next choice would make playing through different routes much easier. (maybe these are in the demo and im just dense? i'm used to renpy visual novels haha). i finished aziz's route first, then reloaded my quicksave (which was right before route selection) to try out different options, and got to the meeting with inanna and died. i went back and saw it saved over my previous quicksave, so i had to redo my file from the start :( not a huge deal, just not super user friendly. 

overall i'm looking forward to a full release! i can tell yall put tons of love and effort into this game, it has a lot of heart.


Thanks for this! Having a skip forward button has been a hot debate on our end, so your feedback definitely matters to us!

We’ll look into it, though it might just be an option to skip to previous choice points (so secret endings can be surprise still). We’re on the case!

Thank you so much for playing it!!


Where can I find news about delays, release date, etc? Tried the twitter and website but looks empty to me.


Ik this was a month ago, you might have found out by now but, their actual twitter seems different to the one they have linked on here. On the one I found they said that it'll most likely be released spring of next year 


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It's October now! Can't wait for the release! ♥️

EDIT: Somehow I wasn't surprised with the delay, lol. Hopefully this will be the last one. 🤞🏻

Really really amazing art. Out of everything I've seen so far on Itchio actually simply my favourite. The characters all look extremely attractive also, so as a dating sim it works. The music is not distracting and appropriate. But I couldn't get much further than a call from Doctor Imani because then the game got stuck. I was just staring at an empty new interface. I had the same happen on the 'knock knock knock' at the door, but after a while it worked. I tried to save and then load but when I got back to main menu as a new tactic the load button was greyed out. I say all this because it's a demo and maybe this is helpful to the developers. The other thing I thought was a bit rough was the writing, such as the decision to tell the s.life thing through a news caster setup and then later have Farah tell the story again. And the story of going to prison, hibernation, the trial - was confusing. Not quite clear whether hibernation leaves you conscious or not (i.e. apparently farah can't tell whether her prosthetics got serviced, but she does remember staring into Sam's eyes for two years).

Is it normal to treat humans like this in prison?? nothing else indicates dystopia OR a poor treatment of s.humans specifically (them gaining disability checks and being able to access doctors without any problem), but putting people into a paralysed state while still awake or putting them into 2 years of near solitary confinement is a literal (!) crime against humanity and a major psychological event. Farah does not come across as though she has just spent two years of her life trapped in her own unmoving body.

The pic and text in the hospital imply that Farah only has leg prosthetics, but more general exposition on s.humans speaks of some kind of organ grown vat-baby improved tissue cyborg/robot. This seems very different.

I would love to play more but ..I can't. Really intrigued though.

Played Farah's path as well now. All the ladies!<3 Interactions with the phone are still very slow, otherwise still liking it.

Very intriguing demo! I dig the setting and art. Looking forward to the full game!

Any help for a Mac user? I'm on macOS Monterey and I can't open the demo :(

how much will the game cost?


The full cost of the game will be $14.99 USD!

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Anyone knows the progress of this game?

Went to their patreon to see some kind of updates but the latest post was on Dec '20.

Hopefully it's not abandoned and will be released this year!

(Was going to follow their Twitter but the contents weren't exactly about the game's development...)

I just checked their steam page and it hasn’t been updated since June last year. I assume they haven’t stopped development probably just had to push back the release date.


they have an active tiktok account where they talk about the game so I'm sure it's not abandoned 

Thanks for the info!

Though with one look I could tell the contents weren't about game development either.

A bit disappointing since we don't know their progress, guess I'll just wait until it's released eventually (if it indeed isn't abandoned.)

yeah lol I'd love a progress update but hopefully they'll get a lot of response on the account and give one! 


Hi there! Love Shore is being released in October 2022! We've faced a few delays because of COVID, but are preparing to release the game this year! For the most recent updates, you can check out our twitter, @perfectgarbo and our Kickstarter page, where we post public updates about our development progress! Thanks so much for checking out the demo. :)

Really excited for the full game - loved the demo! :D

That was too short!  I really liked the art style.  Very intriguing.  Can't wait for more.  Great start to it!


Thanks for being willing to provide the demo. Will you consider (as some devs have done for the racial justice bundle) to provide full release when available to Palestinian Aid supporters?


curious, do you have an estimation as to when this will be finished? really loving the story so far


according to steam, oct 2021

Hi there! Love Shore is being released in October 2022! We've faced a few delays because of COVID, but are preparing to release the game this year! For the most recent updates, you can check out our twitter, @perfectgarbo and our Kickstarter page, where we post public updates about our development progress! Thanks so much for checking out the demo. :)


this demo is so nice!!! the art style and ui are beautiful, and i adore the use of color. the plot seems really fascinating!! and i'm already highkey in love with alyosha. i'm looking forward to the full release!!!!


Does getting this demo in the BTLM bundle also give rights to the full game once released? Demo was lit <3

I wonder the same thing.


The BTLM bundle just includes the demo! Thanks so much for playing!


retro wave forever ♥


Love the characters and the setting. The writing and artwork are stellar, all I have to say is keep up the good work. Thank you for your time and effort.


Oh I love the colour scheme it's stunning, characters look great also :o

Thank you!

This demo is so great !! I got an itch.io account just to play it ^^ good luck with the game !!


Very nice demo

i love the artstyle and the music. Beautiful backgrounds. Great and very detailed sprites and CGs.  

The story is good, too. It a bit reminds me of "Ghost In Shell". I like cyberpunk 

I just finished Frah's route. All the girls are sexy have nice and different personalities and styles.

Good luck with this project.

The demo is amazing! I can't wait for the full game! Backed and shared the KS, fingers crossed!

Thank you! We're so happy you enjoyed it!