"This wasn't my home" thought Riku Saionji as he walked into his new house. After ten years of moving around the world with his father, he has returned to Japan, the place of his birth. After having lived in so many places, he has lost all conception of what it means to have a home.

What does a home mean?

Homeward is a free traditional visual novel. Over 100,000 words and 35 CGs make up three endings and over 8 hours of story, available for Windows XP+, Mac OS X 10.4+, and Linux.

Adult version – contains all three arcs, with sexual content and nudity. Player discretion is advised.

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Nonami Kitahara
The childhood friend

Nearly ten years has passed since Riku last saw Nonami Kitahara. Now she has changed from the little girl he remembers her as into a young woman. Will their friendship change now that the two have been reunited after so long?

Haruka Nakamiya
A classmate

A girl who was born and raised in this town all her life. A kind face who reached out to Riku on his first day of school. Will she be different from the other friends he has met and been separated from throughout his life?

Sora Saionji
A younger sister

A sister than Riku has no memory of. For as long as he can remember, his parents have lived in two separate homes. Now that he has returned to live with her, will she recognize him has her older brother or will she...



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