Max is lonely and unhappy with her life. That all changes when she goes for a walk in the forest and has a chance meeting with a woman named Lyra. Since that day she hasn't been able to stop thinking about her.

Elated Sorrow is a girls love, slice of life romance story. It is a kinetic novel which means there are no choices. 


12,000+ words 

2 CGs by the lovely squidcolas.

A cute wlw love story. 

Trigger warning: Mental health issues such as depression and suicidal thoughts. Mild cursing. Brief mentions of parental abuse and neglect. (There is a spider in the story, but you never see it.)

Max Info

Lyra Info


Story, writing and programming by Foxpancakes

Sprite and CG art by squidcolas

Proofreading by basil and boghdan96

Music by Jahzzar and Stefan Großmann

Singing SFX by Katarina Rose

SFX from Freesound

Background photos from Unsplash and Pexels.

Fonts from and Google Fonts. 

Thank you for reading! <3

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android, HTML5
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(60 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsCute, Female Protagonist, girls-love, Kinetic Novel, Lesbian, LGBT, Mental Health, Romance, Slice Of Life, Yuri
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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com.foxpancakes.elatedsorrow-release.apk 89 MB

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