A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

After a certain incident that left him traumatized, Erik Wilhelm transfers in to Privatgymnasium St. Dymphna, a special Viennese school for young adults living with psychological disorders, where he meets a colorful cast of characters that will turn his formerly uneventful life upside down.


  • 25 hours of reading (Over 240,000 words!)
  • Six unique routes with fun, endearing characters
  • Over 650 original images
  • Almost two hours of original music
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(34 total ratings)
AuthorSomnova Studios
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
Tags2D, DRM Free, Male protagonist, Ren'Py, Romance, Slice Of Life, Story Rich
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksHomepage, Blog, YouTube


Missing Stars 1.0.6 (Linux) 847 MB
Missing Stars 1.0.6 (macOS) 844 MB
Missing Stars 1.0.6 (Windows) 845 MB

Install instructions

Simply unzip the archive and run the executable! If you're running a fresh install, you may need to click "Update" from the main menu to pull the latest version from our website.

Development log


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This is a really interesting concept which is so far well written. The intro had me hooked as did the whole scene with the quiet girl in class who I both relate to a lot and think is so cute. I didn't read that the protagonist was male at first but I read ahead anyway despite not being able to fully relate because of the writing and concept. Good Luck with the rest!

Does this game have accessibility options? Also, when will it be released?


The new version has some accesibility options, such as alternative fonts, removing screen shake, and displaying notifications when sounds/music is playing.

We plan to release the new version within Q4 of 2023. This version includes the accessibility options listed above, as well as new art, character moments, a music player, and a gallery viewer for the in-game CGs! 
The new version will be released here and on Steam!

thanks for letting me know. Also, does this game have support for self-voicing or image descriptions?

We are going to implement those features post-release.

ok, thanks!

is this still being worked on?

Yes! We have a new version coming soon. We are in the process of doing our final QA pass to make sure everything is ready.

Join us on Discord if you want to get more updates!


Dear Mr / Mrs,

I am a student in Translation from the University of Mons in Belgium. I recently discovered your game entitled Missing Stars, and I would like to use it for my thesis. Indeed, my thesis will consist on translating and localising a videogame from English to French, which is my mother tongue. Thus, I would like to ask you your permission to work on this game. I will use it only for an academic purpose, which means that I do not intend to commercialise it in any way.

I hope this message will find you well, and I hope to get your approval soon.

Best regards,

Capucin Cousin

That sounds interesting! Please contact us at somnova.ms@gmail.com so we can discuss details.

Nearly 3 years since the last Dev Log. Is this still being worked on?

Hi! This game is still getting worked on! We're planning an update for Act One that will be released here and on Steam!

Very happy to hear this.

Ever since waiting for the part 2. One of the best visual novels I ever played.

I promise this didn't make me cry at one point... when's part 2 

Wow, that was good. Can't wait for more, and I'd gladly pay money for it. Thanks so much!


A lot of effort on the creators part, but I got bored in the first 20 minutes. I had it on skip the whole time. Too much dialogue, too few choices. 




This is fan-freaking-tastic.


I wish it was mobile supported.

This is really good game! Fun story and beautiful artwork. 

But why there isn't Ela route?



The art looks so beautiful omg


This is a wonderful gift before the end of the year! So happy you finally get to show the first installment in full :)

If I may though, I'd ask you tagged the three releases with the relevant Operating Systems, so the game may be installed and managed through the Itch.io launcher.


so much content ...
and it's free  ... wow


I've been following this for a while! Well done for release!