A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Something is wrong here...

After finally moving in with her childhood friend and long-distance boyfriend James, Alsie finds herself struggling to keep their relationship together. Can you help her save this relationship from ruin?

To Be With You is a semi-autobiographical interactive visual novel exploring one woman's journey through a relationship that seems to be falling apart. Over the course of her time with James, Alsie must come to grips with her past and present if she wants to create a better future.

To Be With You has multiple endings and is roughly an hour long (variable according to reading speed).

This updated version includes a Director's Commentary accessible on a second playthrough.

Content Warnings:

In order of intensity of depiction, from most to least, this game contains depictions or discussions of:

  • Emotional abuse
  • Gaslighting
  • Mental illness
  • Divorce

Please keep that in mind.

To Be With You was commissioned by Playcrafting for PlayNYC.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
AuthorIllus Seed
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Tags2D, Horror, Multiple Endings, Narrative, Romance, Short, Singleplayer, Story Rich
Average sessionA few minutes
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly
LinksPatreon, Twitch, Homepage


Buy Now$2.99 USD or more

In order to download this visual novel you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

ToBeWithYou-1.3.zip 186 MB
To Be With You OST.rar 124 MB
if you pay $8 USD or more


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A beautiful game that really helped me in my relationship

really good

Hello, I wanted to ask if you'd be willing to have one of your games be part of a Visual Novel co-op bundle?

I'm planning to run the bundle from March 7th to 21st. Revenue would be split equally. And the bundle price would be set at $1 USD per game.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Hello! I am interested - can you contact me at Cara @ Cheratomo . Com?

Thanks for making this! This is extremely well written. I think it's important that a game like this is out there, even for people who haven't gone through something like this, so that there's an example to look at and be able to identify the red flags. The developer commentary breaking down all the abusive tactics is extremely good. Out of curiosity, how do you get the good ending?


Hi! Thanks for leaving your thoughts on the game. I'm glad you feel that way about it, as that's exactly what I was going for with the game!

The good ending is very difficult to get to reflect how difficult leaving abusive relationships can be. I don't want to spoil it here in the comments (itch unfortunately doesn't support spoiler tags), but you can DM me on Twitter @Cheratomo or email thefold @ cheratomo . com and I can tell you there if you're comfortable with that!