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!


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this Visual Novel you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Out_of_Sync-Cherry-Bomb-1.1-linux.tar.bz2 106 MB
Out_of_Sync-Cherry-Bomb-1.1-mac.zip 107 MB
Out_of_Sync-Cherry-Bomb-1.1-win.zip 109 MB


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I finished the game and tried to delete it from my computer but it won't let me. Any advice?

Hi sorry I never got an alert for this comment! If you're still having trouble, can you tell me what kind of error you're getting and what your OS is? Thanks!

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Got a Virus Alert from my Avira  "TR/Crypt.ZPACK.Gen Trojan" linked to Out_of_Sync.exe.

Cannot play the paid Cherry Bomb version,can you look at it please?

Exe is automatically put in quarantine.No problem with the free version.

Hi there! I'll pass this to our programmer. Can you give me what OS version you're using as well as the version number for Avira? Thanks!


Avira and Windows 7.

I play on my Linux for now,everything is smooth  :)

Hi again! I'm glad you were able to play on Linux while we looked into this :D 

My programmer asked me to send this to you: 

Hello! This is the lead developer.
This is a known issue with some anti-virus programs. Because of the way the Cherry Bomb edition is compiled, it is triggering some false positives. We are working with the AV developers to add our game to their safe lists, but it seems the issue is happening with a lot of games compiled in Ren'Py. We hope to see this resolved soon.
In the meantime, you can mark this program as safe in Avira, and add it to the exception list by following these steps. https://blog.avira.com/exceptions-avira-antivirus-3-steps/
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will post an update when we have word this is resolved.
Enjoy your game!
Lead Developer
Paper Star Studios

Thanks so much for buying our game!!

Okay,thanks for your time  ^_^

Anti-virus doesn't like awesome little games...and it's worst on Windows 10 T_T