A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

When a mysterious cough overtakes Meg's (name changeable) childhood town and even the capital physicians can't help, she turns to her scorned great uncle's work on the mysterious creatures of the bog to find a cure. As she sets out into the mysterious bog lands with her trusted canine companion, will she be able to save her town?


A short VN with puzzles developed for Acejam 2018! Features a nameable protag who is canonically aro-ace. 

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(30 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel, Puzzle
Tagsace, amare, asexual, LGBT, Queer, Story Rich


TheBogsHeart-1.0-mac.zip 92 MB
TheBogsHeart-1.0-pc.zip 108 MB

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cute game! thanks for making it (:

*satisfied woof*

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Story grew on me as I went. ;)

The music was really nice too!


Came for the dog, stayed for the dog. What a cute and charming game. Why haven't I played it sooner!? The Bog's Heart can be completed in one sitting, and it'll leave you with a big goofy grin on your face. The message is a great one, and the dialogue can get really witty. 

10/10 loved this! 

Awww I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I had a lot of fun writing for the doggo, haha. 

 Thank you so much for playing!! 


I really enjoyed this! The characters are all lovely (even if not equally friendly, hehe), and it's nice to get some aro rep, too.

I love the little touches like the animated start up screen and being able to open your great-uncle's journal whenever you want, too.  They're just small things that add to immersion, but I've messed around enough with renpy to know that takes some extra effort! Great work.

A one-sitting, well-constructed VN with unique art, lovely characters, and simple, yet engaging story. A lovely game, overall.

Piping in to say how much I love this game! The style, as always, is unique and fun and I loved discovering more about the world and characters!

Thanks so much for letting me beta-test!

this game was so sweet! the puzzles were really cute :D and the world was really neat, i love your designs! thanks for making this!!

Thank you so much for playing! :D

aw :3 This is a really cute VN. Short and simple but the end message still got through. Thank you for making this wonderful VN.


I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :D Thank you for playing!

You're welcome :D 

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aaaaaa finally!!! I'll play it now and give you my feed back <3 

hello I'm back, it took me  a half hour to finish your game. I really enjoyed it. *SPOILER ALERT* i really enjoyed the idea the art and I was surprised at first with the fist choice I was like what ?? I'm the dog!! this is so cool !! and when the dog talked I was disappointed I though he was a cute dog but in the end that wasn't him so that's a relief XD  I think there was a mistake when she met that person in the end instead of saying my great uncle she said my great grandfather or something like that . 

anyways I really liked this game thank you for making this <3 <3 

Oh I'm so glad you enjoyed it!!!

And uwaaa I'll have to fix that typo at the end!

Soooo excited for it!

Wow, the colors looks so great and soothing, I love it ! *A*

Good luck with this, I'll definitly come back to play the complete version >u</