A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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Newfound Courage is a narrative-focused action-adventure game about a gay hero who falls in love with his best friend while the world unravels around them.

Alex's story starts in the strange cliffside town of Silverpine that is home to The Vault, a mysterious institute containing the knowledge of a long-dead civilisation. Alex must explore The Vault's many mysteries and help the colourful townsfolk he meets along the way, while learning to understand and accept his feelings for another young man named Jake.

For fans of games like To the Moon or stories like Heartstopper or Call Me by Your Name.


Key Features

  • A short game (about five hours) focused on the narrative with a wide variety of combat, simulation and puzzle mechanics.
  • A wholesome, emotional and personal gay coming of age romance told in a lore-rich fantasy world.
  • A satisfying combat system with simple but impactful talent customizations.
  • A vibrant world full of quirky and memorable characters.
  • 100% custom-made pixel art settings, characters and animations.
  • Featuring a beautiful soundtrack with 15 unique compositions by award-winning composer Jessica Kelly.
  • Includes free DLC, Return to Otherwhere.

You can find the OST on Itch here.

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Press Reviews

  • “I wish that there were games like this when I was growing up.” Two Beard Gaming
  • "These are the sort of LGBT games we need to see more of." Rainbo Press
  • "The pixel art is simple, yet beautiful, and the soundtrack by Jessica Kelly is as haunting and mysterious as the story that unfolds. It's well worth a play.” Stevivor

Note: The minimum supported screen resolution for Newfound Courage is 1920x1080.

Curtis Campion
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Release date Mar 22, 2019
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(83 total ratings)
AuthorCafe Empty
GenreAdventure, Action, Puzzle, Simulation
Made withUnity
Tagsemotional, Gay, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Pixel Art, Romance, Story Rich
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller
LinksSteam, Homepage


Buy Now$8.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $8.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Newfound Courage - Windows.zip 259 MB
Newfound Courage - Mac.zip 268 MB

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