A downloadable Visual Novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Taisei, a vocalist in the boy band 4LiGHT, is known for his poppy, electric stage persona--a mask he wears over an angry insecurity. He only started singing to keep up with his childhood friend Shou. When both boys were scouted in high school, they began to drift apart, and Taisei has watched Shou--with a superior voice but weaker stage presence--flounder in his own band. Taisei hates that he has the career his best friend deserves.

Suffocated by the restrictive life of a pop idol he never truly wanted, Taisei tries to reconnect with Shou...only to find that Shou has also changed under the glitz and lights of the stage. Taisei isn't sure what to think of the new Shou--at least, until Shou kisses him.

This was released in Sparkler Monthly digital magazine along with a 50-page digital booklet of game art, a script excerpt, and bonus sketches. Download it for free here!

EDIT: Updated to version 1.1! Various bug fixes and minor script updates. Enjoy!

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
PublisherSparkler Monthly magazine with Paper Star Studios
Release date Aug 23, 2016
AuthorPaper Star Studios
GenreVisual Novel
TagsBoys' Love, Romance, Yaoi
LinksHomepage, Homepage

Install instructions

This game is delivered in a zip file with three formats: PC, Mac, and Linux.

NOTE: As an independent game, this may cause "virus warning/do you trust this?" flags to pop up when you try to install it. The game is fine, it's just not through official channels/app stores.

WINDOWS 10 USERS: Click "more info," then click "Run Anyway."

MAC USERS: Right-click the icon (or hold down CTRL while left-clicking), then choose "open" and "open" again. MAY NOT WORK IN SIERRA, will update this product when a fix is released.


Out_of_Sync-1.1-linux.tar.bz2 102 MB
Out_of_Sync-1.1-mac.zip 103 MB
Out_of_Sync-1.1-win.zip 104 MB

Development log


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I played this and I adored it so much!

We're delighted to hear that! Thanks so much for playing and leaving a comment! :D

np I hope you're having a lovely day.

Love this otome! But I do wonder, have you considered getting any people voicing the characters on any of your future games?

We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our game! At the time of Out of Sync's development, we didn't have the time nor the budget to make it happen, but it's definitely something in the cards for our future games!

Voice acting for a game must be fun

can't get it to work on the lastest OS X update

Hi there!

Can you give me more detail? Is it not running at all or is there a security message blocking it from running?

If you have screencaps, that helps too!


it asked if I wanted to run it but then just disappeared. I tried again but it wouldn't open again. You would see the icon for a second in the dock but then it would disappear.

I'll pass this on to the programmer! Can you go to the Apple icon and then "about this mac" and give me the whole version number? I'll get back to you ASAP, thanks!

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version 10.12.4

Hi again! We've uploaded an updated build that should work for you! Let us know if it doesn't, thanks!

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I wish you'd put some text transition in place of the sex scenes in the free version. The sudden fades to black are kind of jarring. But it's a cute short story, so thank you =)

Thanks for your feedback and for playing! :) We'll keep that in mind when developing future games!