A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

I have a crush on my neighbor.

He's invited me over.

Is this the real life?

Or just gay fantasy?

🌈

Features:

  • Cute gays
  • Delicious food
  • Meaningless choices
  • So many emotions

This is the SEQUEL to my first visual novel, Yoga Bear.
I recommend starting with the first game - it's very short, and completely free!

I am working on an Android-friendly web release.

⚠️The game contains mature language, anxiety, nightmares and occasional loud noises. 


❤️ Comments are appreciated and Let's Plays are welcome!❤️


StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rating
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(88 total ratings)
Authorhigh-tea
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Made withRen'Py
TagsCute, Furry, Gay, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Romance, Short, Slice Of Life, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen
AccessibilityOne button

Download

Download
BearCare-1.00-pc.zip 145 MB
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BearCare-1.00-mac.zip 110 MB

Development log

Comments

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Have to say, it's a fantastic wee little game! God, it reminds me of my early relationships (I couldn't stop cringing), and having recently gotten out of one gives me these weird feelings similar to the Bears. Nice to see something different, at least! I like the ending scene and the art =).

I hope in the future, you can share more of your experiences and emotions you felt in the past or even present. I wish more VNs had relatable characters in them. I think it helps others out better rather than using gay fiction (i.e. VNs) as a form of escapism or self-help.

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Thank you so much! 💜

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Well done. That was a very sweet read.

I'm fucking old now, 55, and it's been very enlightening to be reminded of early coming out fears and the emotions of, well feeling...

I came out accidentally at 11 and  intentionally at 15 (1983) and it was a bloodbath.....

Anyway, it did get better, and i AM happier.

love.

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Thank you so much!

And thank you for sharing your story! I'm happy to hear that things worked out for you!

Android?

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I read the whole thing and I cried, for like 4 minutes lol, I've been waiting since feburary and it was all worth it! I need to ask though, are we having another sequel?

I'm glad to hear it was worth the wait! ^^

I don't have plans for a sequel right now. I think I'm going to focus on other characters and stories for a while. But if I come up with a deer shaped idea, it might turn into a sequel.

Hello! I had read Yoga Bear way back before but only recently I got to know there is a sequel to it & am glad I found it as its been completed!

I think this is one of the best short FVNs that I have read in a long time. Thank you so much for making it! Bear Care made me laugh, made me cry..all sorts of emotions come spilling out! The art still as amazing as ever.! You should be proud of yourself for this. Really, Congratulations! That's all I can say. 

I want to share this with you in return cause I feel like I have to. 

If you just want to hangout with other Furry VN Developers or maybe get inspiration/ideas for your next VN or talk about your journey of making Yoga Bear & Bear Care to the FVN Community, I highly recommend checking this discord server if you have discord. Its where I heard about the sequel in the first place. 

https://discord.gg/ED5ZKtCv65

Its a great hub of resources for developers. This server has a lot of helpful people and a nice atmosphere. You can search for specific people with talents like proofreaders/editors/android programmers/writers etc.

I hope you will enjoy this server & wishing you luck for the future if you are planning to make more short FVNs like this. I will surely read them!

Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the games! 

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Wow I uh. I think I sorta suspected where it might go but I played through. It’s…real, it’s very real. Real enough to remind me of my early forays and how blisteringly much it hurt to feel, well, used. It took me a while to figure out I can’t do casual hookups and they always blew up into usually one-sided emotional involvement. To the point I sorta consider myself kinda aspec, I just can’t operate in that territory. 

I wish I’d been able to put myself back together the way Dear Deer did, if he is back together that is. 

And I mean this is all aside from it generally being adorable and well put together. It’s just, yow, a megaphone of emotions. 

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Thank you so much!

Bear Care is a work of fiction, but the emotions within it are very much based on my own early experiences with queer dating.

People kept asking me for a sequel to Yoga Bear. I told them I didn't want to write one. It's a fairy tale, I thought. You're not supposed to find out what happens after the lovers ride off to the sunset together.

But then I thought about it some more. What if it wasn't a fairy tale?

The truth is that I haven't read very many MLM stories that resonate with me on a personal level. Most of them either straight up ignore or eagerly embrace the gay hookup culture, and while there's absolutely nothing wrong with either approach, they are not something I can relate to.

So I decided to write something I could relate to. I wrote Bear Care.

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Congratulations! So excited to read the whole thing!

Thank you! I hope you like it!

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Glad to see this cute gay panic story come to its conclusion. I enjoyed reading it and I gotta say I really like your art style.

Aw, thank you!

the horse kinda reminded me of the fanboy from perfect blue XD

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Dw, the horse is a nice boy, just a little awkward. ^^

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just wanna say i remember that "i know that he loves me" by autoheart was one of the songs you used as inspiration and right out the bat it shows.

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I check this page almost daily to see if the final update is out yet. But no pressure though, I'm sure making a game is complicated.

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Hi! Thank you for your patience and understanding! I have been making slow progress on the final update and it's currently about 70% complete. I can't give an exact release date for it, but I know for sure I won't have the time to finish it this month. I hope this helps!

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it actually does help, very much! now i can put away the urge to check this page so often. I CAN RELAX!!!(for a couple months at least)


See ya next year then *wave*

1.0 is out!  ^^

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Woah, I missed it! I was going to check in again in January. I just clicked on this tab by accident & just happened to see that it's updated, downloading now!

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great game, just played both, and i hope the protagonist(sorry i don´t remenber his name) gets a reality check and grows from it. he needs it

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i kinda feel bad for the both of them, and with how the end goes, i can't do anything else but expect the worst ;-;

i can't wait for the next update if there'll be any, i really like the artstyle and the atmosphere of the game !

Can you make an android version pleasee😭💅

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Hi! I’m planning to add mobile support, but I want to finish the next (and final) update first. I have to travel a lot so I haven’t been able to spend much time on making games. 

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Could I make an edition with Chinese language patch to Bear Care?I wanna share the lovely story  with furrys in China.If you agree and want to talk about it,may I have your any social media account or contact details?Or I can just make one attached with author and original address of the game when I share the game

Thank you for your kind words! You are welcome to make a fan translation of Bear Care as long as you credit me as the original author. ^^

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Thank you for your permission!!

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The content of Yoga Bear really actractsed me.And I enjoyed the interesting content of Bear Care too!Thank you for making the visual novels we love!

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I'm so happy you continued this story as I loved Yoga Bear, and became so invested into characters along with the story. I really enjoyed this game too. I can't wait to see where it goes next. The art is beautiful as ever! Fantastic job!

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Hi! Thank you so much for playing! I'm really happy you're enjoying the sequel, too! ^^  

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This is the best visual novel I've ever seen, and the ending shocked the hell out of me. as soon as i saw the "to be continued" i was almost about to cry because of that last frame.

This is just beautiful if had to rate this 1-10. I would give this 100/10.

btw Take your time this is art at its finest. I'm looking forward to seeing more of this! keep up the good work! (^v^) 

Thank you!! That's such high praise! <3

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this is really really special to me...so glad i found this. i'm astounded at how well done this series is. so much talent showcased here, you should be very proud <3

Aa, thank you again! ^^ I'm so happy you enjoyed the sequel, too! <3

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wow this is such a great story and I have never seen a visual novel that played with my emotions this much it's just amazing

Thank you so much!

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I just had my heart crushed by the last frame.

on another note, the mc is waaaay delusional. The bear did say he was up for fun and not for any comitment sort of things

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He'll be a lot less delusional once I finish the next update! ;3

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well its goes without saying i guess. Still, damn that was rough. 

I guess echo wasn't enough. this one really felt like icy needles stabing my spine

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Ouch! The first was a really nice meet-cute but dang, this hurt. I've been on both ends of similar kinds of feelings and wow. That's rough. Looking forward to seeing how things pan out for him!

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Thank you! I've certainly been both Bear and Deer in a situation like this myself. ^^'

Hey, may I ask for an Android build, so I can play too? ^^

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Hi! Mobile support is in the plans, but won't be available for a while, sorry about that! PC and Mac builds can be created with the press of one button,
but mobile support requires extra steps.
I will also try to optimize the build a little better for mobile, so this will take additional time. 

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Thank you for the reply, I wouldn't mind playing on PC, the problem are my parents, even if I'm 22, I prefer to read alone. ^^ If you creating your vn with Ren'py, then maybe I can give you a helping hand about how to make an android build, because I was struggling with it a lot. :s (Luckily, I got proper help in other dc servers)

Though I can't guarantee, because everybody's pc is different, for an example mine is in a horrible condition, so I spent days to figure it out what stuff I need to have, like java or dunno. :D So for 1 word's end with 100, android build is a tricky one, but once you figured it out, it will be easy next time.

So if you need help with it, just ask for my discord, maybe I will be useful for once in my life. 

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Hi again! It's more of a time & energy issue than a knowledge issue.

When it comes to Bear Care, my number one priority is finishing the story. The VN was originally intended to be playable in a single session. I only released the incomplete demo because I ran into the jam deadline. I think you will have a much nicer time playing the completed version. ^^

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Yeah, that's kinda right. :D Thanks for the reply. :D

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Someone hasn't toyed with my emotions like this since my ex! Nice work!

Thank you! It's about to get even more emotional! ^^

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Yaaaay ! a new update ! I just read the rest of it  and i can't wait for more ! It feels nice seeing the bear smile again :)

Aww, thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying it!

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It's really cool, I love the story UwU

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Thank you so much!

Android ver?

I'm currently focusing my energy on finishing the game. I'll work on an Android-compatible version after the full game is complete. :) 

Wait, so you mean like, no more updates full? Ending story full? 

Yeah, I will complete the desktop version 100% first.  :) It's a lot of work to make a video game on your own, so I'm trying to keep things as simple as possible. This isn't a very long story, though, so hopefully it should all be playable on both desktop and mobile before summer. 

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duude this final, i must say it caused fellings, not spoiling thoo

The feelings have just begun. :3

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very very cute. I have to say the main character reflects many stereotypes of guys a bit anxious that sometimes go too fast with their minds and they generally are puppies to take care of. the idea is good and I guess there is behind the personal experience, the fact that he draws and you too, as for the phone... see if he answers.. every two minutes, I imagine you check our comments to see if it liked, for many people this is considered anxiety.. for me it is also a search for confirmations, having a sensitive soul and much more. I like it... a very personal work.. You’re exposing yourself, I think, and I fucking love it. You got balls! you have all my respect continues so

"every two minutes, I imagine you check our comments to see if it liked"

(thanks for the comment for real though!! <3)

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oh I hope you didn’t take it wrong, I think you check the comments etc. It’s just that you’re putting so much into this project and it makes me see you as more altruistic and sensitive, nothing more than nothing less <3

Oh, no worries! I was just joking around since I happened to be checking itchio just when you posted and it was a funny coincidence. ;D Thank you for the kind words!!

Update soon?

Yes, now! ;D

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This is so good! Can't wait for another update

Thank you!

it would be better if you show how mc and bear interact in first person perspective rather than mc recalling it (*^_^*)

Don't worry! You get to interact with the bear in first person before the story is over!

❛‿˂̵✧

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Makeup runs are the best runs.
We are looking forward to the update :D

Great Job. Keep it up. Proud of you ~

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There won't be any explicit content. I intend to keep the game safe for streaming :)

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even so this game is very cute



so wait they went from strangers to boyfriends? (i played the sequel but it just stopped at the intercom) so im like confused to what happened

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The story is told out of chronological order. The flashback that explains what happens between the end of Yoga Bear and start of Bear Care starts when the harp sound plays and the background changes to abstract clouds. The next update will see the entire flashback completed. Hope that clears things up a little!

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is this going to be a small vn or one of those bigger  vns? :3

It'll be relatively short (around 6000 words) :D

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when will it launch for Android?
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I don't have an exact timeline, sorry! I plan to finish the full desktop version first (before January) and then I'll start working on the mobile ports. It will probably take at least a month or so, since the custom user interface doesn't play nice with mobile, and all the assets need to be re-optimized, etc.

That said, it should be done somewhere between November and March.

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Can't wait to play this masterpiece on my phone :)

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The sprites are just so damn expressive they're my favorite part of this. Also this poor deer is getting way ahead of himself in ways I think we can all relate to.

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Thank you! There will be plenty more sprites before this ride is over. :D

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Really looking forward to the second part of this gay-panic deer’s morning emotional rollercoaster, so far it’s been a really enjoyable read! Great work!!

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Ahh, thank you! I didn't originally plan to release the story in two halves, so I was really worried if the first 2000 words (it's over 6000 words in full) would be a satisfying read at all ;'D