A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

Begin your life anew in this second installment to the lovingly nostalgic “Our Life” series. A mini-demo featuring the introduction scenes is now available!


Fall has settled over a quaint town high on a mountain as the story begins. But it isn’t only the leaves that are changing. You and your mother were leaving behind everything you knew before, having just moved into that well-worn house in the middle of a tight knit cul-de-sac. It’s there where a delicate paper airplane lands at your feet and leads you to unanticipated crossroads…

Make your own path through life as you grow from childhood to adulthood with your two closest neighbors. Even in the chilly autumn weather, it’ll be a truly heartwarming time 💕

Developer: GB Patch Games

Price: Free-to-play base game with optional paid DLCs

Release Frame: When the season is right

Rating: Teen

Platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac, Android

Presskit: HERE

FULL GAME FEATURES:

  • Four different periods of life to experience: childhood, teen-aged, young adulthood, and fully grown
  • Name, appearance, personality, and pronoun (he/him, she/her, they/them, enter your own, and you can use more than one) customization for your character. Your mom is also partially customizable to match!
  • Change your character's details however you like as you grow, including transitioning to new pronouns
  • Shape your personality, feelings, and preferences, then see them reflected in the story as characters remember who you are
  • Two love interests; Tamarack (female - she/her) and Qiu (gender fluid - they/he). Their dynamics with you will develop in a custom way over the years based on their experiences with you
  • Decide for yourself how quickly or slowly the relationships develop; from love at first sight to last minute confessions to always being friends and more
  • Letter size, font type, and text positioning customization. Present the words in whichever way works best for you
  • A welcoming, sentimental story that can easily be enjoyed over and over using new main character qualities or different connection types with the two leads





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i've replayed the demo for 2384576th times now im aware with how much time itll take to write a really well-made story BUT IM SO DESPERATE FOR THE WHOLE GAME I CANT WAIT!!!😭😭😭😭

AHH this is so cuteee 😭😭

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THE SEASON IS RIGHT MAN😭

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I don't know if GB Patch will respond, but do you think you will drop more small updates to the game as parts get finished? (Like you did a little bit ago with the house/beginning school.) Just curious because, as you've stated several times, it's not going to be done until *at least* 2024, maybe longer, and it would be nice to see the progression of the game over time.

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The demo will be keep being updated with more scenes as time goes on!

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yay! (thank you for responding :))

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Hello this is a wonderful demo you have set up, and I love to see some of these systems in the original game they are so good. I got a good review, lets jump into

Improvements from our life now and always-
I love the new character customization system custom pronouns, gender terms, the ability to choose your birth sex from the start as well as height and weight(in the original birth gender as well height and weight(Minus hand size) was exclusive to step two and above which is both in optional chapters you may or may not skip.) plus mini features like dominant hand, clothing and accessories and even heterochromia and the ability to tune the shade of hair and eyes are wonderful additions to the start of our life
Another thing there are way more choices at any one time, and a bunch of them help you define your character, like there is so many choices it takes up the whole window in one case, and usually on average compared to the original game there are more choices even if just based around tone or personality then the original game.
One thing I also like is the fact you can customize your relationships in detail so you can for example be a teasing idolizing, and teamworking crush, I wish you can change mid game in between the chapters so for example complete prologue you can have the chance to select a crush or upgrade someone to friend or even become a follower from a timeworker.
I am poor at writing reviews honestly, and hopefully you understand this... Sorry if not...

Obligatory "I NEED MORE" comment:
It's fall, I heard that the release window is 2024 at the latest.
But is there any release window for a possible demo expansion, I don't care if it is a expansion of dialogue/choices, a couple of associates or hairstyles, or a couple of alternative dialogue lines for some choices.
It doesn't need to be the full first step, I am just waiting for the release date of the prologue part of "step 1"
This is assuming a demo expansion is planned when prologue, and/or step 1 is fully completed and/or stable and up to the "planned" standard.

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This is really great. Cant wait for it to be finished! I love the artstyle sooo much! 😍

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maaan i love the nonverbal/shy options!!! as a kid i was so anxious and rarely responded 'normally' for my age in social situations, so being able to play kid me as i really would have acted has been genuinely so wonderful, especially with the other characters still being kind and receptive!! i love it, so excited for full release

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OH MY GOD!!!!! i adored game one and have had this one on my steam wishlist forever, seeing a demo here is so exciting!!!

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I WILL wait to the end of the world for the whole game. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

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its supposed to come out in fall, which starts tomorrow :)

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Wait- Really?

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scroll up to release frame

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Where do they say that? All I see is “When the season is right”.

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the game is heavily centered on autumn, so the phrase "when the season is right" implies the game will be released in autumn!! which is very exciting

OMFFFFFFG FRRRR????? AINT NO WAYYYY YOU LITERALLY JUS MADE ME DAYYYY TYSM<3

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I'm afraid it's not coming out this fall. Sadly, it's gonna be a 2024 launch at the earliest, but maybe not even then. So we say "when the season is right" rather than "coming soon" like usual because it isn't coming soon. I'm sorry, aha.

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aww, im so excited for the eventual release anyway!! the fact you're making such an indepth and heartfelt long game with so much customization to play for free???? genuinely so awesome,  however long it takes everyone is so excited for it!! 

Thanks for making this. I enjoyed the demo a lot. Cant wait for the release when its time. 😁

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Alright, i am sure that the full game will be something amazing, you make such a good work on your visual novels ^^

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Small price to pay for a great game

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I'm constantly wishing for the slightest update bc i love the characters, story, art style, customization, EVERYTHING. I'm so excited for the full thing. 😭

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i check this page almost everyday, im literally addicted to this game!! cant wait for the release

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Me too. I'm so exited!

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We would be three then lol

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four*

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ahem, five :)

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Six :))

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im having issues trying to figure out how to download and run this game...are there by any chance any intructions? ive tried to search for some..Im very sorry..

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Scroll down until you see the word "Download" followed by your device type, and the download should start. If you're using a phone, you may be asked if you're sure you want to download; just click yes and install. And boom, it should be on your device!

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i love this game so much, i wonder if there will ever be/if its possible for there to be an option or route where you can play your character mute the entire time? idk I think it would be so cool and there's already tons of nonverbal options I think being able to replacing saying stuff with just gestures or looks would be such cool representation (as someone whose a nonverbal neurodivergent :) )

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Oh that would be an awesome addition, I suppose we'll have to see with later updates, however I can totally see either Qui or Tamarack jumping in to speak up for the character if they got in a really uncomfortable position.

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It would quite fit with the patronizing attitude toward MC present in the game. I have also in one of my demo playthroughs tried playing super shy boy who got a hard time talking to strangers, so I like your idea.

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That sounds really cool! I usually had my character pick the nonverbal choices so it'd be interesting to see it available throughout the story.

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I've really enjoyed this so far! And I'm looking forward to more updates, but I do have a question as I tend to get heavily into the character as if we're the same person and I am wondering if there might be a routes where our character might distance themselves from the other characters, for example maybe the mc might be uncomfortable with the confidence or enthusiasm of another character or perhaps certain events or information may have an opportunity for the mc to misinterpret or assume something and cause a drift between them and the others. Without spoilers there was something that I saw near the end that my brain went instantly "hope this kind of path might be available later"

Anyways keep up the good work and sorry for me being me

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I LOVE IT!!! 😆 I can't wait to play the full version 😍 

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i love this demo sm both me and my sister are waiting for the full game

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I can't wait for this game to be fully released 

i like this demo

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You make such charming content, I'd like to see you make more games that aren't for children. ...or maybe we could just skip to the end chapters where they're grown up. I don't  like pretending to be a child, one childhood was bad enough for me. :-p

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honestly i just want cove, baxter, derek, shiloh and all them back, they're my favorites forever <3

v much looking forward to this game, the demo is wonderful and its so exciting seeing how much this game expands on the ol1 format with a new cast :)

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This looks wonderful!
Unfortunately I can't seem to get the demo to start. I'm clicking the exe, but nothing happens.

Anyone else have that problem?
There's also no content in the game folder.

EDIT: Downloaded on Steam instead and it works now.

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Is it possible to make a french version?


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Quick question, will we have to pay after the full game is released? :)

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its ftp with paid dlc's

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No its free unless you wanna unlock some extra moments like the first OL :), its not neccessay though the games are amazing even w/o the dlcs <3

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thank you very much! :)

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its NP! If you liked this demo you should def play the first our life meanwhile haha its very sweet and funny! <33

What? Where can you do that? This is embarrassing hahahaha XD

It's on Steam (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1129190/Our_Life_Beginnings__Always/or here on itch.io (https://gbpatch.itch.io/our-life). Enjoy!

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IM LATE HELP SORRY its on steam and on here too! just look up "our life game" on google its the one with the  blue haired dude sjhd

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I'm so excited for the full release!!!

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beautiful gameplay and story! love the character customisation as you can change pronouns unlike most games of this genre ^^ 
please keep up the amazing work, cant wait for the full game!

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I LOVE THIS GAME ALREADY!im so exited when its full game is realeased ^^

so far i love qiu and tamarack's personalities, they contrast each other very well, and the options for dialogue in this game have so many possibilities!

everything from the art style/designs to the music is so relaxing and cozy, i love it!

my favorite part though would probably be the character customization. I enjoy simple editions like that.

keep up the good work!! can't wait for what else this game will have to offer ^^

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I need this game so bad! I love this game soo much already. It's super cozy, relaxing, wholesome, cute. It's just perfect at its core! I'll be waiting' very anxiously for it!

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awhhh I need more the demo was so good! I already love the two characters, the music is so touching and so beautiful. I seriously cant wait till the full game comes out.

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I was so upset when I reached the Thank You! end screen of the demo. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! I can't wait for the full game! It's so precious, and I really really really love Tamarack.

I love the way you guys make these games! There's nothing else quite like it that I've played before. It's so good, and the music is top notch! I only wish there were small sound effects here and there to add to the atmosphere.

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saw the update love it can't wait for full game might even get dlc  cuz i love this game to that level and i never bought dlc on a game. Anyway i totally recommend playing even the demo everything about this game is perfect love to the developers <3

I'm in love with this game! It's so charming, also I'm really 10 years old lol.

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qiu my love

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tamarack is underrated but qui is a great character 

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both are good

yes

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ESTOU ENLOUQUECENDO EU PRECISO DO STEP 2

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EU PRECISO DE MAIS

Game looks nice and seems really well made and fun, but on android I'm able to open it for a minute or two before it randomly closes. Is there a reason behind this?

It's possible a virus scanner or app checker on your phone is blocking the game because it decided this file downloaded off a random site rather than the official app store doesn't seem safe. Or sometimes it needs more space to properly play than it takes to just download it and having more memory available helps. I hope you're able to get it to work!

So i downloaded the update 1.1.0, but it doesn't work? It just shows me the previous version without any changes

Sometimes you need to delete all previous builds and then download the new one. If you have the older folder somewhere that could be getting in the way of the newer one.

This is absolutely wonderful!!! From the customization to all the dialogue options (also, as a semi-verbal person, i really appreciate the ability to stay silent! you don't see it that often in games, and it's so so great!) the art, the music, the atmosphere.... it's all just soooo <3<3<3<3 you can feel the work that has been put into this; thank you so much for creating and sharing it with us :)

Reply to my comment when it's done pls

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