A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Join the Human Defense Department's last ditch effort to save the world: by teaching the brightest students in the nation how to hack and scramble the brains of the enemy. Follow the journey of Mina Lovelace as she seeks to prove herself worthy of following in her mother's footsteps. And also tries not to embarrass herself in front of her childhood crush in the process!

If you enjoy visual novels, problem solving, political intrigue and love stories, you'll love Code Romantic!

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  • Puzzles use real code (C#) and concepts from computer science courses
  • No prior experience is necessary!
  • Over 100,000 words of dialogue!
  • Beautiful, animated, watercolor artwork!
  • Original soundtrack!

Changelist (v1.4)

  • Added Chapter 5, which covers loops, a very useful programming concept!
  • Characters have talking animations now!
  • Leon has all new face animations when sitting and facing front!
  • Win 32 and Linux builds now offered in addition to Win 64 and Mac. Please let us know if you run into issues!

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Code Romantic Preview Chapters 1-5 (Win64) 401 MB
Code Romantic Preview Chapters 1-5 (Win32) 399 MB
Code Romantic Preview Chapters 1-5 (Mac) 400 MB
Code Romantic Preview Chapteres 1-5 (Linux) 416 MB

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Hello! I love this game so much! I got to the end of the latest preview and was left longing for more. I shall wait patiently for the next update and I hope all is going well for you!


Great game! I think it is a great way to learn coding. My daughter and I both enjoyed it. Thank you for the coding lesson! :) 

Thank you so much! I hope you'll also enjoy the new chapters as they come out! :)

I will thank you! 

Pardon me, but I have some difficulties in installing the demo : a notification " This app can't run on your PC " showed when I tried to open the game.... could you help me with some instructions for the Windows version? (^_^")

Hey! Thanks for reaching out. I did some research on this, and it looks like some versions of Windows do this if they don't recognize the app or game. Here's a link I found that might help you: https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge/this-app-cant-run-on-your-pc-solved/

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Oh, I see... I'll try again, and thanks for the assistance (^_^)b

Edit : It seems that the OS for my laptop is 32-bit version and I can't enjoy the game till I update the Windows :')


Oh, I see! Thank you for telling us this! We should have made a 32-bit version, I apologize. Right now we are working on the next game update. I will upload a 32-bit version with the update so you can play. Sorry for the delay, and thank you again for letting us know!

Hello! We just updated to include Chapter 5, and we've added a Win 32 version. Please let us know if you have any problems. Thank you!

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Oh my... oh my... I am so excited to finally try this version :'D *Halllelujah plays in the background*

Edit+first impression :

 Bless you for presenting this beautiful vn; not only the graphic, but also the pacing of the narration is pretty well, and the technical explanation is rather easy to comprehend; making me pray that this vn was the tutor in my programming learning years ago :'D

And... I can't stop fangirling over every tiny detail interaction of Mina and Leon (never I feel eager to ship the protagonist -not as myself- to the Love Interest this hard, they are the most adorable couple that I could fight bloods and tears to make the ship sail (T^T )/  ).

Although Jackie's act as makes it a bit of cliche of Mean Girls, but the promising plot of the cyber war and Mina's experience in the camp (and mostly my curiosity about the history of Mina and Peter, and the probability of Leon and Mina actually idolize each others since childhood secretly)  will keep me in tune for the full release ^^

A little secret : First time I came checking this vn outI was a bit confused when see the name of "Lovelace", as the style of drawing reminded me to Harry Potter and the "Lovegood" family at that time and still puzzled over "is that typo of the name?" or "how the Heaven the witch become muggle, the programer moreover?" ... But then I remember "Lovelace" as "Ada Lovelace, the first programmer in real life" and now embarrased over my own hillarious misconception x'D 


really excited to see where this game goes

Thanks for taking the time to play! More chapters coming in February :)