Hey folks!

The first release of Summer In Springtime is here! This is a new short game from us that's been in the works for a couple of months now.

You play as Ichigo, a college junior in his third year. He's focusing on his upcoming career in the promising field of sports therapy, and out of the blue, his childhood friend returns to his life! But he's already got a beautiful girlfriend, and a really hot ex-teacher to deal with! How will their paths cross?

- This is a free, short game.

- The new original character artwork is now in!

- Multi-art style support. Old art is in!

- New artwork by Ukyu is in!

- Game is still a work in progress! 

- Features a wide variety of decision paths. 

- There are more than a dozen different endings to be found here

- 28 of 28 special scenes are in!

While we initially plan on keeping the game as a short, the game's development is still in progress, and there's a ton of room for expanding the game and the story after v1.0.

Let us know what you think! If you have comments, suggestions, bug reports, let us know!

Copyright Stuff...
Summer In Springtime story, character concepts by BeerBrew and Sharkie. Background art by MoulinBrush. We have acquired appropriate licenses for game assets where applicable. Assets with Creative Commons 0 (public domain, no attribution needed) license used. Fonts with SIL Open Font License also used.

What's New!

v1.0.0 - 02-15-2020

- NEW! 5 new special scenes added!

v0.9.6 - 10-03-2019

- NEW! New special scene added!
- Mac OS builds have been updated. They should now work!

v0.9.5 - 08-01-2019

- Improved in-game loading/initialization time of assets

v0.9.4 - 06-22-2019

- NEW! Added 6 more special scenes in Ukyu's style! (Now 23 in total, up to date with the original's special scenes!)

v0.9.3 - 06-13-2019
- NEW! Added 7 more special scenes in Ukyu's style! (Now 17 in total, this is still incomplete!)

v0.9.2 05-23-2019

- NEW! Added 7 more special scenes in Ukyu's style! (Now 10 in total, this is still incomplete!)
- NEW! Options menu added!
- NEW! Added global volume controls!
- FIX! Dialog autoscrolling bug
- FIX! Sound-related bugs with the menu
- FIX! Bug setting transition between animations.
- FIX! Event log text now fixed up!

v0.9.1 - 05-05-2019

- NEW! Added Ukyu's new art style and 3 special scenes! (This is still incomplete!)

v0.9.0 - 04-03-2019

- NEW! Additional scene added to one of the special group scenes.
- NEW! Several more special scene CZ translations by John_Smit are in! 

v0.8.8 - 02-17-2019

- *NEW!* Additional scene added to one of the special group scenes.
- *NEW!* Menu system!
- *NEW!* Full screen and window mode toggle

 - *FIX!* FF and Auto buttons screwing with the game when choices are on screen
 - *FIX!* Black screen start bug (Online version)

v0.8.5 - 10-14-2018

- *NEW!* Multi art style support 
- *NEW!* Old artworks now playable

v0.8.0 - 10-08-2018

- *NEW!* 21 of 22 special scenes in the game!
- *NEW!*  New original artworks in!
- *NEW!*  Partial CZ fan translation by John_Smit in!
- *FIX!*  Changed the way fan translation are handled. (Duplicate entries are removed.)
- *FIX!* Fan translations show up as system font for consistency's sake. English defaults to custom font.

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android, HTML5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(40 total ratings)
AuthorStudio Paper Waifu
GenreVisual Novel
Made withPhaser
TagsAnime, Dating Sim, Life Simulation
Average sessionA few seconds


Windows 64-bit
Windows 32-bit
Linux 64-bit
Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.8
Mac OS X 10.9+
Android 4.4+
Summer in Springtime v1.0.0 02-15-2020 Android APK (Direct DL) 169 MB

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Is there any futa?

Not this one

Might want to update it from "In development" to "Complete" or "Development on Hold".

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my guy is pulling Bitches

hello @studio paper waifu, how many scenes are there for the old art style? i could only find one! 

Hello! Maybe around 5-7?

Can you please describe it a bit more in detail or depth?


Hello! That version isn't supported anymore :(. What I can tell you is that they're supposed to be near to starting point. So if you typically choose something in an early choice, try something different. The choices you make near the start determines which fork you take and show you scenes you might have otherwise missed. Does that help?

Thanks for the swift response.Yup that's working. 

Amazing work btw. Waiting for more updates! are there more updates coming soon?

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I played this nearly 3 years ago, coming back to it was oddly nostalgic. Goes to show how good of a game this is. Also, does anybody have the full soundtrack for this game? The music in this game is quite good. 


this was my first game downloaded on itch, not disappointed. 




Are there more than 3 endings for Ise, for example with only Minako? I feel like i'm trying everything, but I always get the same 3 endings with Ise. I've seen the previous comments about her endings, but I can't make sense of it...


Hello! There are 6 endings where she is involved in ;) Here's a hint: You'll have to choose what you typically don't in the choices given to you!

Hmm okay :) I still feel like im trying everything tho, but I’ll give it another try

Is there any sex scene?


There's more than enough ;)


Hey! So, my problem is that I can't find some of the endings, some say there is an Ise ending? I can't find that one, plus any others I probably don't know about. How do I find them?


Yes there is! Sometimes, you gotta decide on something that you usually don't choose ;)

Ah, I see, that makes sense now.



Got it!


;) ;) ;)

Hello! Im bit lost for finding a few endings, specifically Ise ones,  I've only got the 'good ending' with all 3 girls and 1 scene with Ise alone, are there any more scenes with her?


Hello! Yes there are multiple Ise endings! Just as I mentioned to the other player above asking about Ise, sometimes, you gotta decide on something that you usually don't choose ;)

Hi! I'd like to ask if there is a walkthrough for this game?


I think I put out a flowchart graph for our patrons several months back. I'm not sure, it's among the posts I did wayy before!

Sorry about typing out another comment after doing a rating. I think it's a good game, but why isn't it on newgrounds when the ramen prince is?

0-0 cool

The android version doesn't seem to work for me.It freezes on the loading screen after you give your concent that its an adult game.

Hello! Will take a look at it :) Thanks for letting us know!

Hmm it seems to work for me. I checked the version available here. Would you mind letting us know what your phone model is and Android version? Maybe there's something about that.

Sorry for the late reply(I didn't get the notif until today).It's a Samsung Galaxy S4 and it's android 5.0.1

Oic! Right now the game is a little behind in the backend compared to The Ramen Prince and Runicca. It does work on my old test phone so this is kinda baffling haha!

... g-great game!  @u@


can you make a game with the main person as a women 

How do you save a game??

Show the menu bar on the upper right corner of the screen while playing the game, and press the ingame menu button beside it. That will show up the in-game menu with the save and load game controls. You can only save a game while the dialogue is displayed.


Did anyone do the sex scene???

Do you have any reference image to choose the skin color?

I got an idea, but you know, we'd like to keep the skin color names friendly and delicious :)

Hi yes so I do have a question. Is there a way to only end up with summer? You don’t have to tell me how, just wondering.

Hello! Yes! In several different ways ;)

There are any version in spanish?

Hello! Unfortunately, there's no spanish language fan translation yet. If you'd like to contribute that, just let us know :)

The songs used in the game were nice and I would love to know what they were


Yo, whenever I try to use the old art secret code oldieartxxx, it seems to work at first but I after I click moulinbrush as the art style it proceeds to say collab art style secret code is turned on so I have to use ukyu or the current art style instead of the moulinbrush one. Plz help

Helloo! That sounds like a bug I missed. We'll fix it in the next release! ;)

Love the game but as of right now I'm really loving the title screen song, but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Any chance someone knows what it is? Thank you.


hello sir ...can get the old art style from the update of 0.9 ..bcoz after the update of 0.91 the art styles looks way cartoonish not to say bad its good but too overdone the old style was competitively good to the the other games for which i promote others to also download it as now ...some are complaining about the new slart style pls change it as i love the game very much special the art this is a honest fan feedback...as u can see it


Hellooo! The old art is still accessible using the secret code oldieartxxx. I understand you're a fan of the said style, but unfortunately, it's no longer supported nor will be continued. :(

Aside from the standard art we're using that you see above, we're working with our current artist, Ukyu, to take the art in another direction.

The game was built with being able to support multiple art styles, so who knows, we might work with another artist later on who has a similar style to the original one!

But yeah, sorry about the bad news :(

Thank you for the reply sir...as u said yes I am a fan of the old art style and I would actually want that in future maybe the old style or similar to it is adapted which very good.the new art style I am not against of it but it looks bit too web based childish game we get but the old one was like anime style wow...can't the art stylist just change just the appearance to the one (appearance is what I actually meant the old character looks and body art where great).the new style is good but the appearance that attracts the user greatly is what I think is missing this game was like animelu beautiful...thx for the cheat ....and sir how must I get the old style in game from android device.(thank u for the the reply again ... #springinsummertime and #paperwaifustudio for the game)

The old art style is accessible the same way in the other versions of the game as the Android one :). I'll keep your art preference in mind! Our collaboration with other artists in the future may be limited to Omake scenarios. 

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Hey there!

Say, the software that you use for this visual novel is really not convenient.

The loading times are damn long, there is no possibility to roll back nor to skip already seen text, the menu is fastidious, musics are broken, I know this is an alpha version but all of these problems wouldnt even happen with Ren'Py for example.

Indeed, Ren'Py is that convenient that there is not a single loading time, everything is instant, if a reader wants to rewind in order to see something again, they can rewind by scrolling the middle mouse button up, if a reader wants to read the visual novel again and try different choices in order to discover how the story changes, they can skip what they have already seen by holding Ctrl down which skips everything already seen until they reach something new that they have not seen yet, the menu is accessible with a right click anywhere on the screen and it opens directly on the save screen which is the most often used feature of the menu, this is how convenience is made.

You probably know Ren'Py as this is the software that everyone uses to create visual novels and you probably wanted to try something else to not do the same as everyone, be original, I think I undestand that much.

I don't suggest you to do the same as everyone and be unoriginal, but if a software is used by everyone because it is convenient then there is nothing wrong to use this convenience to create something original, don't you think? ;-)

So after testing your visual novel and experiencing the utter disavantadges of the software that you use, my suggestion is to switch to Ren'Py in order to benefit its convenience both for you and your readers, what do you say? :-)


Thank you for your thoughts and feedback about your user experience, comparing it with Ren'py! 

@Wait times - Sorry about that! ^^V The wait times are there for a purpose, or rather, by the limitations and bugs I had encountered and fixed up from way before. :) I can look at this sometime down the road and see if there's a way to speed things up!

I had looked at Ren'py before when I was about to start working on this game and I've no doubt, it's very good software for this sort of thing! 

But it wasn't just about putting out visual novels quickly that I needed to consider there were other things. At the time I was creating the game, I wanted a mobile version of the game, but I didn't have enough experience in developing this before, just the foresight, so I didn't know what will and what won't work - the technical traps were there but I couldn't see them clearly. I didn't have much time to figure things out.

Ren'py didn't exactly work with mobile phones outright, while I *think* I know there's a way to get it on the phone, there were multiple technical barriers for me to overcome - on top of learning Python, so  I couldn't really figure it out on the get-go before.

Ren'py, coming in as a complete package was like WordPress for website development, seemed pretty easy and a great thing to get into, unfortunately, digging into Ren'py's technical stuff confused me (while I've read it's easy to get into, I didn't know how to use Python), so I decided to learn how to make something similar to learn how this stuff works - that works on the web. Fortunately (or unfortunately) for me, I had to do some work that's closer to re-inventing the wheel! 

Ren'py also doesn't have the animations I wanted on the get go. While this wasn't exactly the case for what we're using now, I still had to make this work myself. I *think* I know there's a way to get those animations working in Ren'py, but unfortunately, there are again, multiple technical barriers that really prevents me from moving forward with this idea.

It's not that I don't like Ren'py, in fact, I think it's an amazing piece of software and PyTom really did a great job at making advanced Visual Novel development available for almost everyone. I just had other things to consider, on top of not knowing Python, that had me looking for other solutions.

There were a ton of bugs encountered, fixed, workarounds, and compromises to be made, and in the end, I was able to make it work :) it's not perfect, and I'm not a genius programmer myself. There are other advantages/disadvantages that I've come across, but at least this gives you an insight to what I went through. Given if I were a Python programmer, I would've picked up Ren'py without much hesitation!

I'll also give some thoughts on the Ren'py conveniences you mentioned. There are some things I may not be able to do like reverse playback, and stuff that aren't possible because of how I designed our VN engine.

To the players reading this, shout out to PyTom on Patreon!


Hello once more! I thought this was the Ramen no Oujisama thread! So about those long loading times - let's just say I wasn't the one who structured this and I was trying a new style of organizing scripts, so combine those two together...

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Agree in terms of the menu and structure layout, at the moment it feels difficult to navigate and use where there are objects/text over each other or the controls differ from other VNs like the ones that use the Ren'Py engine and even restrict the games customization and play. Just changing the volume was a puzzle at first as its more so touchscreen 'esc but not at the same time making it all so confusing. However, it is a good to play once you start and you forget about most of the stuff when your impressed in the story, but I would like if it was more user-friendly with accessible controls for PC (Browser DL version). I have not played it on the mobile version so i cant comment on its control and UI.

I do like the work and its wonderfull to play but the inconvenience is too much at times.


i like the original at better

Haha! I understand bro! That's why the latest update is all about getting the new artist's artworks in. ;)

100% agree, old art rules

you were not the message i was expecting

Is there a new version like updated one in 2019

This was updated on the last day of March I believe ;)


is there a cheat code to get whole gallery i would like to see all the scenes thx

Hello. i'm playing this on android. How do i turn on the top ingame menu? Because it often disappear and i can't save my game without it.

Hello! I think it should work in the latest version! The Quick Menu button on the upper right hand corner should always be visible and touchable/clickable. If not, are you saying the game's clipped on the top?

I finally got the good ending! The one that was Summer, Ise, and Minako.

;) ;) There's new content for this scene specifically!

Annie, could you please direct me on how to obtain an ending where I would partake in intercourse with all three female characters ?

https://itch.io/profile/anniechan could you tell me how to get it ?

I download it but it showing blck screen pls help me im on android

Hello! do the other versions work for you? What phone model and android os are you on?

How do I swap between the old and new styles of artwork?

Hello! Use the secret code oldieartxxx

is there any more and how do u find them

Helloooo! Yes there is! There are over 20 scenes, without counting the other ones done by other the two other artists to see ;)

how do u find the secret codes


Hello! This is available for our patrons :)

So I'm trying to play this, but after I click new game, it just shows a black screen. Any way to fix this?

Hello! Can you hit F12 or go to your browser's console and see if any error comes up?

no errors

Humm. That sounds weird. Can you try it on another site and newgrounds? Error might show up there?

Hi! I love the game so much, and you guys are awesome for putting so much work into this. Just wondering, but my screen just goes black and stays that way after the introduction of the teacher. Is it supposed to do that? 

Hello! Thank you :)

After the scene with her, there's a slightly longer load time to the next scene. It should advance to the next scene. If you still see it's a black screen, can you press F12 or open up the browser's console and see if there are any error messages? If so, copy and paste it here?

Thank you! it's working now, I guess I just didn't have the attention span or something lmao

why u guys change the images of the girls? Miss the old one..pls bring back the old images pls. Btw love the game

it's not working here and i can't seem to install it on my android phone

Hello! Are you on your phone trying to play this on your browser? You'll most likely need to switch to the Desktop version of the page. I've just uploaded the APK so you guys can download it from here rather than mega :)

Hi, how long until we can download a newer version of this game?

Hello! Soon-ish! Around 75% through the special scenes. Maybe in a week or two!

why no new scenes ! its been quite a  long time now

Hello! Thanks for asking :) The game is getting a remake of all character artworks. If you look at our patreon page, we've been laser focused at getting the special scenes prepped up for animation. We're probably looking at getting these preparation work done in 2-3 weeks? Might be earlier than that. After which, we'll animate the scenes, and up them into the game. The new character avatars are already in the game, so it's just a matter of the special scenes.

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Hello! That sounds interesting! But are you sure? You better think about it first. The last couple of times we tried helping some other interested people get started with this sort of thing were failures (they backed out/shied away/never heard from again...). Just to give you an idea, there are over 30,000 dialog lines of varying length in the game and we're not even done yet!

You can give it a try first and if you're not deterred by the sheer number, let us know again and let's see what we can do to help!

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Oh wait, you mean Summer in Springtime. Yeah this one's shorter. I think it's easier to translate :). Hold on, let me prep things up for you.

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