A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Meet Clara, the kind barmaid with a secret identity that lurks beneath the surface of her everyday life, and Laila, a determined policewoman devoted to upholding what little justice is left a city plagued by corruption and misogyny.

As Clara and Laila's paths collide, the lines between ally and adversary become obscured. Clara, torn between her duty to the rebellion against Father, leader of the regime, and the unexpected emotions bubbling within her heart. Laila, committed to her duty, will find herself drawn to the mysterious barmaid in ways that may challenge her convictions.

Will Clara follow her heart or will duty prevail over desire? Explore the depths of love, betrayal, and sacrifice in this visual novel where the choices you make will shape their destiny!

  • Mostly linear, with a couple of flavour choices and a single story-changing one
  • 2 different endings
  • Made for Yuri Game Jam 2023 by Star Derailed Team (tentative group name that stuck)

Content Warnings: Dictatorship, Violence, Torture, Emotional abuse, Explicit language


OST available on Bandcamp

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel, Action
Made withClip Studio Paint, Adobe Photoshop, Ren'Py
TagsAnime, Dystopian, Female Protagonist, LGBT, Queer, Ren'Py, Romance, Short, Yuri
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Joystick


Star Crossed-1.0-pc.zip 86 MB
Star Crossed-1.0-mac.zip 80 MB

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This was the last game I finished in 2023, and what a treat it was! A wonderful way to end the year! (And considering I 100%'d it in early 2024, it was also a wonderful - yet a lot darker - way to start the year too.)

The presentation is absolutely SPECTACULAR. The backgrounds, character designs, UI and, of course, music were all incredible and I fell in love with them all. I was bewitched by the way it all looks and sounds from the get-go, and every new piece of art only made me fall harder for it. What a collection of absolute CUTIES. Super up my alley. There was one song in particular, the one that sounds the first time you see the city background (if I'm not mistaken), that was a heck of a banger.

With how beautiful everything is, looks and sounds, it's rather remarkable how grim the worldbuilding and story turn out to be. The bad ending in particular is very messed up - though that's to be expected after Toumayhem and SVCMI, right? :))))) Still, the writing is wonderful, it makes it a joy to read through even the darkest parts, and it's just a great ride overall.

That said, the fact that the good ending is so WHOLESOME despite how dark everything else is only makes the good ending that much better. Top-notch action, super sweet romance, and a wonderful aftertaste after everything else those poor girls go through. They deserve all the best, and to be the protagonists of their own cafeteria AU fic. Truly the best possible ending. Overall, this was a wonderful game and I'm really glad I got to experience it! Thank you so much for making it and for all your efforts!!!


I FORGOT TO REPLY TO THIS COMMENT IN PUBLIC LMAO Glad you enjoyed it! Especially the work of my teammates >:)


Beautiful visuals, solid sound design, and crisp writing come together in a perfectly paced, single-sitting VN that left me smiling from ear to ear. Really well done.

Thank you so much for your comment and for appreciating our work! We're happy that you enjoyed every aspect of the game! :)


loved this! the story/action/adventure of it all was really fun 🌠

Thank you so much kc!! ❤


Wow, amazing! Short but very, very cute. Would have been interesting to see a heartless Clara, though.

Thanks a ton! Heartless Clara is intriguing indeed, and it almost happened >:]


I played this game today in one sitting, and I had a fun time with it. It was just long enough that Clara kept her charm as a good protagonist throughout, and the rest of the cast and the story were enough to carry interest. If it would've been longer I feel like the VN would've needed a bit more, but you knew where to cut it to keep it good.

The yuri, the vibes and the music were very nice and chill and what I was looking for in this game, so good job on that. As for the worldbuilding itself, sometimes the campy 'evilness' of the regime and Father felt at odds with some of the more serious moments, but I guess it's not easy to toe that line when you're writing a game like this. It didn't take me out of the story at any point though, just a small nitpick.

Anyway, this was pretty fun!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on our game! We're glad that you had a fun time playing it and that Clara's charm as a protagonist remained intact throughout! As for your feedback on the length and pacing they’re both greatly appreciated!

We're delighted that the vibes hit the mark! As for the campy evil regime... think of it as a love letter of sort to the 90s, haha


Only a few minutes in and I already think this game should've been called Breakfast and Justice. ;)

Fear not, Laila and Clara will return for the sequel to Star Crossed: Bread Grilled!* Thanks for your comment, we're glad you enjoyed the game!

*Hello, yes, this was our writer's doing, I can't confirm nor deny anything