A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

[ PSA: Includes pronoun choice and name choices. Please play with caution! It is an experience in itself. Caution if you're easily startled or are sensitive to flashing images. ]

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This is a short and sweet experience, as part of a larger project I would love to make! It's your last year of high school, and you're about to make a big decision for your future... Who will you choose to be your lab partner?!

There's Haruka, the fiery runner! Aiko, the intelligent leader! Kana, the silly sweetheart! And Yumi, the mute snarker! And don't forget you! There's no one else beyond you, after all.

It's all on you!

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Early Access: The game is currently only a demo! Bugs may occur! Please let me know if they happen! We're currently on 1.1.05 (updated as of 02/05/2019) . Future updates will be quality of life, and no major updates have been officially confirmed yet. We're looking into an official artist, background artist and musician for the game, so keep an eye out for a potential KickStarter!

02/04/2019  > 1.1.05: Day Zero, Day One and now Day Two! But it's a good introduction to the girls who'll accompany you!

21/03/2019 > 1.0.04: Tech demo -- keeping up for posterity! It's buggy and a little broken so caution when playing. :3

There is no CGs implemented at the moment! The majority of this game was developed in five days, for NaNoRenO2019, using free assets.

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http://hexvexed.com // hexvexed (@) gmail (.) com

Instagram ➤ http://instagram.com/hexvexed
Patreon ➤ http://patreon.com/hexvexed
Kofi ➤ https://ko-fi.com/HexVexed
Etsy ➤ https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/hexvexed
Twitter ➤ http://twitter.com/hexvexed
Twitch ➤ http://www.twitch.tv/hexvexed
Tumblr ➤ http://hexvexed.tumblr.com

Updated 6 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py, Adobe Photoshop, Audacity
TagsAnime, Dark, Dark Humor, Dating Sim, Parody, Romance, Singleplayer, thriller
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


BeyondYou-1.1.05-pc.zip 176 MB
BeyondYou-1.1.05-mac.zip 159 MB
BeyondYou-1.1.05-linux.tar.bz2 162 MB
Broken_beyondyou-1.0.04-mac.zip 75 MB
Broken_beyondyou-1.0.04-linux.tar.bz2 82 MB
Broken_beyondyou-1.0.04-pc.zip 92 MB

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Me: *Look at new Haruka*
Thanos: I don't even know who you are..

Amazing game, but what is the menu theme song? You didn't include the actual name in the "Read me" file.

I really enjoyed the game's current content! It has definitely changed a lot from the early stages of the game! Doki Doki Literature Club was one of my favorite games, and for this to be inspired from it makes me happy! I like the direction this game is taking, and can't wait for more to come out! Also I was wondering if I could post a screenshot of the glitched character? I know it's hard to get a good look at it. Plus, you have to get good at timing the screenshot correctly! I wanted to ask permission just to make sure :p Anyways, keep up the great work on the game! Can't wait to play it when it's finished!!!

Hey! Thank you for the comment! The game was originally inspired in part to DDLC, with some flairs and themes from other sci-fi and thriller films. I hope to carve my own story out of it, and have it be it's own entity by the end! Thank you very much for the comment, and I hope you continue to enjoy the game!

A little look at the characters.

Before and After.


HexVexed: I will not upload an update until the game is over.

Me: *gets sad *
HexVexed: * take out another update *
Me: *gets happy as f*ck *

Hi, I decoded the binary code at the end of the game and was wondering if it would be ok to post it. If not thats totally ok too.

You're welcome to post it!


This game is starting to remind me of Doki Doki Literature Club... Not meaning to be rude.

The game is really, really good though! :) I like the characters especially! I mean, I haven't seen much of the game yet since It's unfinished, so I can't really tell if It's going to be like Doki Doki Literature Club when It's finished.


Hey! I think a comment you left went onto a different post -- I understand that it's got overlaps with DDLC, and I was inspired to pursue my own story with mechanics inspired by that game. I'm unsure if that's why you gave the game one star as a rating..? I'm sorry if you feel that it deserves a low rating because of that similarity. 

I've coded the majority of the game myself, I've edited the art assets myself (and am waiting for the official artist to make their art for it!) -- but they're not meant to be 100% the same. There's more story for me to show, as this is still early days. But in any case, I hope you'll give it a chance to develop! I don't think sharing some similarities means it shouldn't be allowed to exist. By the same token, if you really hate it or don't enjoy it, that's your choice!

In any case, thank you for your feedback!

Thanks for being nice about it! :) I do really like the game, and everything apart from the glitching parts and character files are very different from DDLC. Sorry I gave it a 1 star rating, I've just had the ideas in my  games (not on here, on another coding website) used without giving credit and it really hurt my feelings. I kind of let my feelings toward stuff like that change my rating, so I'm sorry :( I think maybe you should give credit to DDLC for inspiration somewhere in the game, like in the credits, or on the game page. I'll give it a higher rating, because it does deserve it, I was just a bit upset when I rated it that.

When I played the game I went in Kana's route and I kind of regretted it afterwards because of how over confident she was being :p Also, Haruka is hilarious... And I loved the texting thing, especially when Haruka spoke with her terrible grammar :3


I've stated several times it was an inspiration, and I'm going to include that officially in the art book PDF. It's never been a secret or something I've tried to deny! I'm sorry Kana is a princess at times but you'll get to know her more thru the game! I'm glad you enjoyed Haruka's ummm... special brand of spelling and grammar. :P Thanks again!

Ok, I think you should make the inspiration behind it more clear, because I can't find any mentions of DDLC. And you should probably also put it on the game page. Idk... it just seems a lot like DDLC in some ways. I didn't like it especially when people thought you came up with the idea of looking in the game files, and the creepy glitched out parts.

On the other hand, the mystery person (btw I went in the files and saw the bowl of something (I forgot what it was) with a face in it which was hilarious XD) is a different approach in things from DDLC. It's the way you did the glitching and the game files that make me notice the similarities.

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I'm from Brazil will have a translation into Portuguese or other translations ?


Eventually! But for now, I'm still writing and refining the game.

The boy will have a route?


Yumi (who is a girl) does have a route!

Decided to check how this game was going! I don't know if you remember me, but I've commented on this before! I heard there were some really cute updates that I have to see! Also, on that game I've been making... How do You get like, YOUR character to talk when coding? All I can do is make it think! (I'm going to go look at this games script now, bai~~~~~~)

Hey! A lot of the game's scripts are hidden, so sorry! :P Some are available but yea.

Dialogue And Narration is what you're looking for. Make sure you define your character, and then use their prefix before each piece of their dialogue!

Haha, sadly noticed that ;( Alright, thanks! The game is so cute and I love how it's going! Thank you so much for putting time and effort into this! Ooo.. And yes, I found the secret character, (But my timing sucks and I did not get it...) But when looking in the files, I find this?

o a t m e a l - c h an

Hi, I was wondering if there's any special dialogue if you pick one girl and only play her route

Not currently! Can't say for future content though! ^_^

The boy will have a route? Please add It.


There's no boy..? There's Yumi, who's a girl! She's got a route, you should be able to access it via the new download OR via playing all three of the other girls routes first.

hey! this is for the creator HexVexed! Yumi is my fav character so I was pretty sad we couldn't study with her until we do the other ones, Only if you don't mind but can you tell me why we have to do the other Girls first? 

I changed it so you should be able to play with her first time thru, there was a narrative reason originally but I've removed it for now! You should be able to interact with her right off the bat now.

Hi! Just wondering: Is this game now, or ever will be, available on Chromebook?

Once we're at full launch, I'll look into it for you! I'm not too sure what the process is!

The one reason i played this game is because bijuu mike played it! and i think he was right this is a really mysterious yet amazing game especially the creator "HexVexed" for being so kind and nice to bijuu mike, i have a youtube channel but its not on computer.. anyway i really love this game and i cant wait for the full release or even the new updates also i love the art style and one thing i learned from other visual novels is "in the scripts copy the message this and decode it" and its really helpful! hope i can find out on what the binary code means~!

Hey Lizzy! Thanks so much for the comment! Mike is a super cool dude, so I'm thankful to him for getting more eyes onto my project! I appreciate you coming over to give your thoughts, and will continue to work super hard on the game to get it together for everyone! Thank you again for your time and your comment. ^_^

I love this game! The only thing that i found weird is that if I chose "leave her" it counts as i've chose "follow her". Srry for my english, hope to see more of this game :D

Ah yes, that is a known issue. ;) But thank you for pointing it out! And thanks for your comment! :D

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Great game, it seems really interesting! The inability to follow Haruka and the glitching girl(?) have me invested in this game. I'm having a little trouble with the group chat, though. It won't let me scroll down and see the other messages? I checked this page and the in-game help page, but I can't figure out how to scroll. Maybe I'm just being dumb, but could anybody explain how to see the messages? Thank you! | Edit: I saw that the creater explained that you have to scroll after each text, but I don't know how to scroll in the first place, so..

Hey! Thank you for your kind words! To scroll thru the messages, you use your middle mouse button like you'd normally scroll. However, future versions will auto-focus on new messages as they appear. :3


I LOVE THIS GAME !!!! i can tell this is going to be a AMAZING game ! cant wait for the full version <3


YOOO IM SO INTO THIS GAME!!! I'm living for the characters and the story and OMG THE UPDATE YOOO!! Amazing work truly I'm so excited for this holy shi

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why can't I work with Yumi, I'm not mad I probably just didn't understand why I can't do it uwu help me. (oops! I forgot to say how amazing ur game is owo)

Hey! Yumi unlocks after you play all three other routes thru! ^_^ ThNk you!

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¡No me he sentido tan exagerada en años! Esperando actualizaciones emocionadas! Desde aquí todo mi apoyo! (Les diré a todos mis amigos) ¡BUENA SUERTE DE ESPAÑA!




You're very welcome!


Guys the binary at the end says 

And please consider carefully your affection. Such a choice can impact more than you realize AI LAT deactivated. END PROGRAM. June 30th

Ailat is Talia backwards, by the way. I actually had to get into the script and manually find the binary because it was hard. Hope this helps.

does this code get us anywhere?? !ضÉ-œî÷ Or 

I di2!y
S2 , c7!ve.??

Another grammar mistake "Your theoy work will be done as homework"

Hey! Sorry for the issues. I’ll likely do a quality of life update shortly, just to clean up some mistakes and confusions. I’ll be hiring someone to proofread it before I officially launch it later on. Thank you for pointing this out to me!

Grammar mistake on day zero, "It the first morning of the new school year, and soon to be my last."

Just played the update and loved it, can't wait for more!

it just ended when haruka talked directly to me when she talked about changing her name 

im at the sentence ''not that it matters now'' and wont continue 

#is it supposed to be like thos?

If you’re playing the tech demo then yeah, it ends after that. It’s a seperate game and a shorter experience, the “original” game.

For some reason, my computer keeps saying that it doesn't exist? Anyone able to help?

I’m not sure unfortunately! Perhaps delete ALL versions of the game then redownload it?


I played it again with new updates and I love it! Characters are well written, story is rushing ahead, creepy moments, texting, importance of looking into game files  (I can't wait for Yumi route though) - and backrounds don't look inapropriate at all! I like both versions of the game, and it's really refreshing.

Yumi route is currently available after you complete the other three! There was originally a reason for this, long term, but I’m rebalancing how the story unfolds. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed it thus far! thank you very much for your comment!

Doki Doki Literature Club was the first dating sim(ish) visual novel to have importance in looking in the game files, so... But I do agree that the game is good! :3

Random comment but hello! Yeah, I'm aware, it's one of the inspirations for me doing this game! But I'm gonna do my own thing with it!


hey! im really enjoying the game so far, but for the texting part, is it meant to scroll down or anything?  i miss a bunch of texts because the text doesnt move. i just get an option to say something then it switches to a new page of texts, i probably explained it badly but i miss some texts because of this. (e.g: yumi explaining her username wont show up until i click an option) 

In the current build, you have to scroll after each message. I’ve had someone assist me, who fixed the issue, and I’ll be putting out that update once I’ve fixed some spelling errors. The game won’t change substantially, but the quality will be generally improved. Thank you for pointing this out! ^_^

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Question: y can't I become partners with Yumiiiii???

It makes me sad TTwTT


You can! You just have to do the other three paths For Reasons. >_>

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Means anything?

open it as a PNG file

I cant, can you show me the image?

where did you find this file?

also, do u think you can DECODE this? 01001001 00100000 01110111 01101001 01101100 01101100 00100000 01100100 01101001 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101111 01100100 01100001 01111001 0001010 01010011 01100101 01101110 01110000 01100001 01101001 00101100 00100000 01100011 01101111 01101101 01100101 00100000 01110011 01100001 01110110 01100101 00100000 01101101 01100101 00101110 00101110 00101110

Welllll, you said, "I will die today 

Senpai, come save me..."

Well, I hope you're okay.


Took another wack at the game and i can see the difference and feels great! cant wait for more content to come out! changes made the game feel way creepy than before!

Thank you for playing the game and doing a let’s play of it! As said on the video itself, I really enjoyed your reactions. Haha 



Love this game!! Can't wait till the next update!!!

Thank you for your efforts in archiving and playing the game! I appreciate it! ^_^ More will come in time, I just wanna make each update substantial.

i want to convert that binary code at the end into text but don't know how to copy or pause it and can't find a full on text in the files of it so can you please put the binary code here or tell me a way to copy it? (i could probably use cheat engine to slow it down but that would be getting hard)

just try more,  it does not depend on someone, the joke is to strive

Here, the binary text is

01000001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01110000 01101100 01100101 01100001 01110011 01100101 00100000
    01100011 01101111 01101110 01110011 01101001 01100100 01100101 01110010 00100000 01100011 01100001
    01110010 01100101 01100110 01110101 01101100 01101100 01111001 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101
    01110010 00100000 01100001 01100110 01100110 01100101 01100011 01110100 01101001 01101111 01101110 00101110
    01010011 01110101 01100011 01101000 00100000 01100001 00100000 01100011 01101000 01101111 01101001
    01100011 01100101 00100000 01100011 01100001 01101110 00100000 01101001 01101101 01110000 01100001
    01100011 01110100 00100000 01101101 01101111 01110010 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100001 01101110
    00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01110010 01100101 01100001 01101100 01101001 01111010 01100101
    01000001 01001001 00100000 01001100 01000001 01010100 00100000 01100100 01100101 01100001 01100011
    01110100 01101001 01110110 01100001 01110100 01100101 01100100 00101110
    01000101 01001110 01000100 00100000 01010000 01010010 01001111 01000111 01010010 01000001 01001101 00101110
    01001010 01110101 01101110 01100101 00100000 00110011 00110000 01110100 01101000

And the converted version says

And please consider carefully your affection. Such a choice can impact more than you realize AI LAT deactivated. END PROGRAM. June 30th

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