Straight-laced Misao Suzuhara is new to her teaching career. Fresh from a University in Tokyo, she lands a home room role for a class of third-year high school students in rural Gunma prefecture.

However, Misao’s bland and carefully-planned life takes a turn for the unexpected when she piques the interest of a mysterious and underachieving student bent on teaching her some real life experiences of his own.

Format: Interactive visual novel
3 endings (2 good / 1 bad)
Length: Short, one-shot
Genre: Drama / Romance / GxB
Rating: 16+ for language and mild sex scenes

Rules They Abide By is solo project I put together for the NaNoRenO 2016 Visual Novel Jam, a challenge where participants aim to create a visual novel from scratch in 31 days.

This story was the result of me trying my hand at a high school drama, but coming at if from a different and morally prickly angle by deploying a teacher/student relationship dynamic. (Even if the age gap is negligible.) I’ve left the heavy decisions to the reader though, who can choose to take the professional high road or simply ignore your better judgement go for broke. Enjoy!


NOTE: As I’ve had an issue with my hosting recently, my files are currently being hosted on Dropbox (as a direct download link), this is a temporary bandaid fix so please let me know if you run in to any issues downloading what you need. – Thanks!