one night, hot springs
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
this game discusses issues that a transgender woman in japan might face, which is a topic that can be sensitive and personal. NOTE: this is a jam version of a game that is being left up for posterity. the full trilogy can be found in A YEAR OF SPRINGS.
languages: english / 日本語 / deutsch / ελληνικά / español (españa) / español (latino) / français / bahasa indonesia / português / 한국어 / polski / русский / tiếng việt / 繁體中文 / 简体中文
『one night, hot springs』
haru is invited by her old friend manami to spend a night at the hot springs. all haru wants to do is enjoy the hot springs like everyone else, but she doesn't want to cause any trouble...
ONE NIGHT, HOT SPRINGS is a visual novel. play as haru, a young transgender woman, and join her at the hot springs in japan.
play time is ~30 minutes with seven endings total.
for $3 or more, you can support me in my game-making adventures & also receive a little digital art collection!
content warning: this game discusses issues that a transgender woman in japan might face, which is a topic that can be sensitive and personal. also, please keep in mind that this takes place in japan with japanese characters.
story/code/art by npckc
music by sdhizumi & npckc
se by pocket sound
special thanks to maxine
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|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Genre||Visual Novel, Interactive Fiction|
|Tags||2D, Cute, Female Protagonist, friendship, LGBT, Multiple Endings, Ren'Py, Transgender, Yuri|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Languages||German, English, Spanish; Castilian, Spanish; Latin America, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any), Touchscreen|
|Accessibility||Color-blind friendly, Subtitles, One button|
|Links||Steam, Homepage, Twitter, Patreon|
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- minor fix (engine update)68 days ago
- happy 4th anniversary & thank you + newsletterFeb 27, 2022
- new outfit for haru to celebrate A YEAR OF SPRINGS on steam!Oct 03, 2021
- remastered version is out!May 17, 2021
- music & minor text changesMar 18, 2021
- one night hot springs now in simplified chinese + new language menu!Jul 04, 2020
- one night hot springs now in polish!May 24, 2020
- one night hot springs is now in spanish (spain)!Dec 31, 2019
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Somehow such a scenario never came to mind. Thanks for enlightening me with this well thought out story! It was a bit unintuitive to find some endings, but I trial and errored them.
im ship erika and haru <3
she just like me for real!
All joking aside, I approve of this short visual novel as an accurate portrayal of our struggles. I have trouble playing VNs because I get nervous whenever I have to make hard choices, but the three times I've played one through to the end, I haven't regretted it at all!
I'm seriously wondering why the game isn't more popular
This game is really great,I really appreciate the dialogue it's really nice 👍
I first played this game a few years ago when I still believed I was a man. At the time I remember thinking "this game is so cute, but what are these strange emotions it's making me feel?" Now that I'm trying to accept myself as transgender I decided to play this game again. It had me in tears multiple times, both from relating to how Haru feels and from joy seeing the other characters accepting her. Thank you, thank you so much. This game had a huge affect on me.
It‘s so wonderful！！awww I love it. It tell us how the ts living . ٩(˃̶͈̀௰˂̶͈́)و Hope that I can play such as the beautiful games
Loved the game and the art! Well done explaining the difficulties of being transgender that cisgender people may not fully understand :)
relly good, made me relise how its hard to be transgender
got all the endings, cute and overall a great little game :)
this game is just so cute love it
I am a trans girl. This game so accurately portrays us, thank you <3
this game makes me so happy!! i love the art style as well!!!
this game is so cute!! i really relate to haru because i find changing rooms to be really uncomfortable because of my bio gender, and its really cute to see her reactions when the sweet lady gives her and the friends a room upgrade :D
i myself am not transgender but i did really like this game from the story to the people to even the art style
from beginning to end, i was completely engaged in this game. normally, games are about straight people in straight relationships, but as time goes on, we witness a growing number of games that are similar to one night, hot springs. it makes me happy to see how things are gradually changing, and that people who identify as a different gender or who aren't heterosexual are gradually being treated equally to "regular" boys and girls. i hope that every transgender person reading this remembers that THEY ARE DESERVING OF BEING WHO THEY ARE! allow no one to prevent you from trying the things you've always wanted to try. thank you very much for creating this game. <3
This was extremely sweet, thank you for making it. I will for sure pay for the first one and am totes gonna get A Year of Spring.
This game was so sweet!! Very good.
An all-girls Birthday party spent soaking in hot springs may be a perfect plan to loosen up for some, but not to Haru who is about to face a sequence of difficulties coming to society’s approach and own doubts coming to the faced circumstances as a transgender woman.
An altogether of little moments that would not be as clear to non-LGBTQ+ related people if not properly explained. There are many worries, questions and doubts coming to how to behave and trying to understand what others think that are part of Haru’s routine. And, while in this game we do get a section of slightly more than a night spent among her surroundings, it is clear that all of the problematics Haru is facing in silence are part of her everyday life.
You can read more about it in my review (https://gyepitypes.wordpress.com/2022/04/11/videogame-reviews-one-night-hot-spri...)
as a trans person, the themes in this are very refreshing. thank you :]
ive gotten all endings except for bad ending, any hints or tips?
also this game is so wholesome and adorable i cant !! the art, the characters and the STAFF ? ! its too cute to comprehend...
I knew that this game was going to be great after playing A Pet Shop After Dark and Haru being trans was very nice. The only mystery I want to solve is: Why is there 3000+ pages worth of save files? *Just curious.*
love this game <3
Your artwork is very cute.
I loved it! I loved it I loved it I LOVED IT!!
So sweet, so cute, and so amazing. As much as the Bad Ending was pretty sad that Haru couldn't enjoy herself, I have to admit that the Normal Ending literally broke my heart when I read Manami's text to Haru... she wanted to go to the Hot Springs but SHE COMPLETELY CHANGED HER PLANS SO SHE COULD SPEND HER BIRTHDAY WITH HER FRIEND!!!
Manami is heartbreakingly kind. I love this game! Absolutely great!
I love this game so much it's so cute!
this is really cute game, which allows me to understand my trans (mtf, but also ftm !!) friends' problems. i learn more about they feelings and this is most exciting part of the game <3 i'm glad i had a chance to play it. i also like concept of the characters !! manami's kindness melted my heart, erika's made me laugh sometimes and haru's problems,,, i wanna hug her so much :(( and ily for polish translation <3
AAAAAH THIS GAME IS SO AMAZING AND THE STYLE SO CUTE 1111111111101100000000000000000000/10 WILL FULL ON TRY TO PLAY AGAIN!!!!!!!!! :D
Do you think you might make an android version as well?
there already is of this its not listed here tho but you can search it up on the play store
That was amazing.. I love this game :')
Thank you for making this <3
this was very sweet !! i cried a little bit because i can relate, haha. the art style is so cute too <3
This game its just amazing
This game is super cute and heartwarming in every way possible. I love it.
it got removed when i downloaded this idk why
i started crying,this is so cute
i love this game!!