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This is the story of a girl who loves whales and a boy who eats too much candy.

"What will happen to us in the summer?" 

A simple question from a simple girl -- but one that Yuu is unable to answer. 

Cursed with a severe case of psychosis at birth, Yuu sees and hears things that no one else can.  

These delusions, which come in waves brought on by the weight of God and past traumas, turn his daily life into an endless struggle toward normalcy. 

The game takes place over a two-week period at the end of high school. 

Please live a beautiful life.
God is watching.


*Any donation made will go toward funding the full game and getting it listed on Steam! (But don't worry, the game will always remain free-to-play)*

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(11 total ratings)
AuthorDJNOSTYLE (Selebus)
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
Tags2D, Anime, Comedy, Dark, drama, psychological, Romance


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Nothing is Beautiful Demo (Mac).zip 143 MB
Nothing is Beautiful Demo (PC).zip 160 MB

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Dude the story already smack me down (even at the beginning). Since you put the script uncompiled, i may make a patch of translation for this, so my psycho-addict friends can read (they dumb w/ english, so i need to sacrifice my time for them lol). 


Hi, as a fellow psychotici, I have really enjoyed this game. Although I nearly fell back to square zero, I believe I learned about someone else’s perspective of life & their struggles with the same disorder as me. It’s a beautiful game, and I definitely know which route to choose once the full game has been released LOL. My question was when the full game will be released? If it’s any time soon, I’m willing to make a donation, as a broke student being, I won’t be able to offer a lot. I guess around €10? I hope it’s okay. Under the circumstances you upload the full version soon haha. BTW, the candy Yuu likes to eat. Are these medicines like anti-psychotics or benzos?or are they really candies? The reason I believe they could be anti-psychotics is bcs one of the most prescribed melting tablets is zyprexa which does taste good? Or benzos bcs these are addictive, everyone loves consuming addictive medicines, even if you hate medication. Please email back at me to: xelorigin@gmail.com if full game is out. Eventually PayPal too. Thanks!! Best of regards! ;p


nice :)

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Recently, someone has betrayed the city of Komumi which is created by DJNOSTYLE . That one will be shot to death at one's own house  as a result of interfering with the monthly normal upgrade of the video game.  As far as I know, the criminal is a certain employee of Patron. Anyone who volunteer to help bring the case together? 

                                                                                                    January the 1st, Yours Sherlock

i was on steam and saw this game "School for the friendless" and at first i was like "wtf Sel published his demo to steam?" but then I realized its just someone using the same sprites. It wasnt Sel so I didnt bother with it, replayed this game as I wait for the new LiL update. Thank you organs!

dude, i search for it, and yes, they use the same sprites :(

I played this game in 2019 on my old acc and loved it every year I come back to see if there is a whole game yet and I'll still wait bc love this game sm. hopefully you can see my old comment but I really love this game I replay it like each month 


I'm glad you keep checking back! I definitely will get back to this one day, I just have to focus on my other game right now as that's how I'm making a living.

THIS...GAME...IS...FIRE!!!!! But Yuu is tripping, He likes Saki more than REINA.... REINA!! SHES THE BADDDDDEST ONEEEE. i will be making a Part 2 soon

Thanks so much, man! And thanks for making a lets play as well, I really appreciate it. Full version is on a bit of a hiatus for now so I can focus on my other game, but please check it out again whenever it's finished!

Will do!! Thank you for the AMAZING gameplay!!!

Sel plz make a android version of this hehe

Any update on this game?

Unfortunately not, but I'm still not pulling the plug. Just have to focus on my other game right now since that's my source of income.


do you have a separate patreon for this game? because i know LiL is your main, but i love your storytelling and id love to support this too!

Agreed, I was actually sad to land here and find out it's done 😥


so I actually asked selebus and while it doesn't have any updates rn, the best way to get this project going is to become a patron of lessons in love. Any extra he makes goes into other projects like this one.

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Devz i have a request can you make a android version of this?

By the way i am from the lesson in love game so i realy love you work even it is soo traumatizing 

I recently Just got into Visual Novel Games and i'm really enjoying those and a recent one i played 

And the only one i played on my laptop is Doki Doki Literature Club.

And I'm looking Forward to Playing this And Also waiting For its Full release!

I really liked the demo, I can't wait for the full game ! I was wondering if you have any experience with those disaibilities or if you interviewed people about it ? 


Great question! (And I'm glad you enjoyed the demo!)

Yuu is actually heavily based off of myself. I'm not sure if I did this intentionally or not, it just sort of happened as I wrote the game. And a lot of the people who know me in real life picked that up right away, hahaha.

Now, it's important to note that Yuu is definitely an exaggerated version for the purpose of entertainment, but I still feel like he heavily embodies what [I believe] it means to be clinically/chronically depressed and thanatophobic, among other unnamed illnesses. The 'nightmare' scenes (Which there will be more of) are things I only write when I can feel myself "slipping."

Each character in Nothing is Beautiful contains a different piece of me, so it's great to see all of them being received so well.

Thanks again for commenting and I hope you enjoy the final version when it comes out!

I see, thank you for your answer ! I do not have myself that disability, but I am autistic and advocate for disability rights and neurodivergeance acceptance so even though I do not know exactly what it is to have psychosis and thought that Nothing Is Beautiful so far treats it with respect, I wanted to be sure if you had knowledge about it ! You say sometime you are "slipping", I hope making this game is helping you and that I'll get to see more of your work in the future ! I think that it was really well written. These days I have terrible concentation issue and the fact I was able to read all of the demo in one sitting and really enjoyed it means a  lot to me ! Thank you for this game ^^


i love this demo i can't wait till the whole game is made 


Thank you so much! I’m really glad you enjoyed it. I’ll be posting updates periodically so keep an eye out! I’ll make sure the full game is even better than the demo!

it is okay i can't wait :) ^^