A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Crash with the prettiest boys from the beat generation so you don't have to sleep on the street. 

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The game is now downloadable and saving works fine. The jam version can always be downloaded and played for free, but the new version (that supports saves) is paid.

If we make enough money from this, we will hire an artist so the game can have custom sprites.

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars
(20 total ratings)
Authorsrumpel, lunafromthemoon
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Made withPhaser
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsMouse, Touchscreen


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Heartbeats-Web.zip 76 MB
Heartbeats-win32-x64.zip 122 MB
Heartbeats-win32-x86.zip 114 MB
Heartbeats-darwin-x64.zip 114 MB
Heartbeats-linux-x64.zip 113 MB
Heartbeats-linux-x86.zip 113 MB
Jam Version 77 MB


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I paid to download the game onto my Mac but  when I open it it's just a dark screen. I feel a little ripped off because I was so keen to play and I'm met with nothing. is there a way to fix this or?  

The web version should work fine, but if it doesn't. I can arrange a refund through itch.io support.

i dont live in the us can i still get the game???

Yes, as long as stripe or paypal are supported in your country. Otherwise, just download the jam version and you should be fine.

hey i bought the game but it charged my account and i didnt get the game?

I can email it to you, but in the mean time you should contact support@itch.io to see if they can make a more permanent fix.

thank you i appreciate that very much

sorry for my impatience but I would highly appreciate  it if you could pls send me the game as I have paid for it but have not received it thanks

Sorry for the delay, I was away during new the new year.

You should be able to get a copy, by clicking on this link.

Remember to contact support@itch.io for a more permanent solution!

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hey there, i accidentally purchased the game twice... may i get a refund please for the first one i bought? 


Sure. I've contacted the itch.io support, so you should be receiving a refund soon.

Thanks for supporting the game! I hope you enjoy it.

thanks so much! and no problem <3

Hi, support got back and told me that if you contact support@itch.io from the email you're using for your itch.io account, you will get your refund.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

no worries! thanks!

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Hey, I'm trying to run this game in Ubuntu 18.04 and the game wouldn't start and I got the following output in the terminal:

(electron) loadUrl is deprecated. Use loadURL instead.

I was really looking forward to trying this game out. I hope you can get this sorted out. If not, I'd like a refund.

Also, the 64 bit version has several 32 bit dependencies. It was fine once I installed the 32 bit packages, but I thought you'd like to know. Thanks for your time!


Hello, I will check this out. In the meantime the web version should work fine if you download it, uncompress it and open the index.html file in the browser of your choice.

I noticed the web version version shortly after posting and I was wondering how to play it. I've never encountered a game like that so I wasn't sure how to. It seems the web version is working fine, so I'll be able to play it. Keep me updated on if you get the Linux version updated because I'd like to play it natively in Linux. So I'll be holding off to see if you get it sorted it out, but I'll happily play the web version otherwise. The artwork is fantastic, btw! Thanks for the help!

Hello, so I bought this game today and I'm unable to launch it. I have tried uninstalling and re downloading both of the options multiple times but the furthest I've gotten to playing is a black screen that I have to force quit after a few minutes. Could someone help me figure out whats wrong?

Which operating system are you using? Which version did you download?

I'm using a macbook and I've tried both of the versions that came with the $1 game.

I'll look into it and let you know what you can do. If I can't get it to work, I'll give you a refund.

Okay, thank you.

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Who's the artist for this game? I love the artwork! I made an account just to ask because I can't seem to find the information anywhere, but maybe I'm just overlooking it.  Also, there doesn't seem to be an application in the download? How do I play? Nevermind the last part, I figured it out!

The artist name is in the credits.

Thank you for playing!

I really can buy the full game for 1 $?

It's just the same as the jam version, but with the bugs fixed and the ability to save.

Besides the ability to save, has the game changed at all?

No, besides that and some bug fixes, the game remains the same.

I had so much fun playing this game!I liked the fact that it was both funny and weird.The artwork used for the boys is beautiful.The only bad thing about the game is that it is too short.By the way,I hope Lucien is alright. 


The game is so short but it's good! The first time I played though.... yeah I got game over XDD 


This was so fun! I can't believe I got rejected by William, and then I went all in on Neil for nothing! I loved the literary theme.

I'm glad you liked it <3 

My concern is at Save and Load option, it doesn't save progress at all and when choose Load; it starts from the very begining of the game...

However, this is a neat experience with sublime character design, short but well-explained. I got the "game over" one first, but then the dialogue is flowing by itself ( Jack and Greg as the literature and poet, also William whom player will never catch xD )

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Yes, saving and loading is broken ATM, but a fixed version will be uploaded soon.

Thank you for playing =)