A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

"Love isn't easy. For hopeless romantic Brian and struggling writer Lee, the pursuit of love has been difficult. That is, until they meet the heroine! Can she help fill their lives with romance? Maybe even find some herself?

Everyone's a fool in love, but the heroine is here to help!"

Fool's Helper is a slice-of-life romantic comedy that consists of a prologue that splits into two routes, each with two endings, a friendship ending and a romance ending. The player chooses which route they would like to play immediately after the prologue. Endings are determined by simple choices during the routes, such as how the heroine reacts to a situation.

Please feel free to report any bugs or errors that you encounter while playing.

I hope you guys enjoy this short game! :)

UPDATE 5/9/17: Nanami made a Spanish translation of Fool's Helper and I've now included an official build with her translation and in-game credits. Thank you so much! (GUI menus are still in English)

Thank you to all the people who helped out making this game!! I honestly couldn't have made this game without you guys!

Writers: Ran, Jen

Editor: Miiko

Art: Jen

Programming: Marionette

Beta Testers: Kei, Sam PV

Spanish Translation: Nanami

Music: Lee Rosevere, Steve Combs

Sound Effects: Sound Explorer (original was edited), Sound Jay

All audio used are licensed under a Attribution License

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(51 total ratings)
AuthorA Jen Bird
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksVN Dev Blog


Fool's_Helper-1.0-all.zip 157 MB
Fool's_Helper-1.0-mac.zip 138 MB
Fool's_Helper_SpanishVer-1.0-pc.zip 153 MB
Fool's_Helper_SpanishVer-1.0-mac.zip 138 MB

Install instructions

If you are a mac user, please be sure to download the mac specific file!

Development log


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Ooh I really like this concept! MC helping out other men with their problems (which sounds like every other otome, but this one is more wholesome ¯▿¯) I also like the friendship Endings, it really made my aro heart feel valid ( ´ ω ` )

  • You encountered a wild aro!  [quick, throw the pokeball!]

So cool to meet another aromantic though, seriously!


It's really nice to meet one too! Romance is better in fiction (¯︶¯)


It is... I love the idea of it, but when I try to consider it as something I would be involved in, it feels wrong. Nice to hear you have similar experiences! :)


I loved it! It was very funny, and at times I actually laughed out loud. That doesn't happen with too many games-I think it was the collar discussion on Brian's route that I laughed the hardest.

Anyway, I liked the art quite a good deal. In the CGs, I got to see the heroine, which I like, and the two guys didn't look the same! The character art was very well done, especially the expressions. Vibrant and believable ones. 

I also like the friendship endings too. They were just as sweet and satisfying as the romance ones, which makes me like this even more! Very well done!


Thank you so much for playing! I'm glad to hear you had a good time, especially in the friendship endings! (Brian's collar discussion is actually my personal favorite haha)

As the artist, it makes me really happy to hear your comments about the art ;w; Thank you!


It's fascinating how short choice leads to a cute strory of connection between two strangers, with no pressure of romance. Somehow, the "friendship" ending interested me more for its fluid relatable plot :D


I think a lot of the time in romance orientated VNs, the romance ending is seen as the ultimate/good ending, but I wanted the player to feel that friendship is not a bad end in Fool's Helper.

I'm happy it seems you enjoyed the game, thank you for playing! :>


This was cute! Their expression were great oh my god xD I also loved the texting effects... very nice touch. I loved them both, but I think Brian's route was my favorite! Congratulations on a great VN!


Thank you for playing and the kind words ;A; So glad you had fun and liked the guys!! (especially my bias hehe)

I played this game a couple weeks ago and I must say it's one of my favorite short visual novels! It's super cute, sweet, and it generally lifted my spirits! Both romantic options were very endearing and had designs I enjoyed a ton! (I loved the blushes too) Overall I would replay whenever I need a smile and recommend to others, awesome job :D

Thank you for playing! Hearing that it cheers you up makes having made the game really worthwhile! (I personally love their blushing faces too hehe)

cute short visual that leaves you in a feel-good mood :)

I also very much appreciated the beauty diversity in this! While I do love the usual hot, anime guy, these characters were drawn with a different art style that made them adorable, lovable, and attractive in their own ways. And everyone here was lovable dork so that's always a relatable plus. Awesome job <3

Thank you for playing our game and for enjoying it! :D

I can't even begin to describe how happy your comment about my art makes me ;A; Seriously, thank you!

It's sooo cute!

I'm happy you thought so! Thank you for playing! ^^

Thank you! You're cute too! *pika*

Just finished it, and I found it super cute! Love how the characters aren't what you'd expect and have a hilarious but charming combination of traits. XD I favored Lee over Brian, but I did like them both, especially for what dorks they could be. <3

Thank you so much for playing the game! I'm so glad you liked it!! Ran will be happy to hear that you're on team Lee since she wrote his route lol It makes me happy that you liked those two dorks ;A;


Hi there, hehe, I'm the other writer for this game and... oh my gosh, I'm so happy you found it cute! :") Thank you so much for playing!