The save button can be employed at any point during the game, which also features several pages of save slots, allowing gameplay to be easily picked up from prior to a choice the player made.
An arrow button in the upper right corner also allows the player to skip dialogue and interactions they have already experienced.
A free demo version of Hatoful made with the Famous Writer engine was released later that year, followed by a full commercial version released on 30 October 2011 at COMITIA 98, and an English version released in February 2012.
Pigeo Nation's Institute, an elite school for birds—as she finds love among her avian acquaintances.Bad Boys Love, a hidden alternate story mode, opens with the discovery of the protagonist's corpse, after which the player follows her best friend Ryouta Kawara as he investigates the circumstances of her death and unravels darker conspiracies surrounding the school.On weekdays, the player can also choose which classes to attend, which changes one of the protagonist's three stats depending on the activity chosen.Having certain stat values are required to obtain the good endings for each love interest and to otherwise advance along certain routes.is a Japanese dōjin soft otome visual novel released in 2011 for Microsoft Windows and OS X.
It was developed by manga artist Hato Moa's dōjin circle Pigeo Nation Inc., and is the successor of a Flash game of the same name she created for April Fools' Day in 2011.
Gameplay in Hatoful Boyfriend is similar to most other visual novels for the PC, with the controls limited to the mouse and the only interactions being clicking to forward the game's narrative or to choose between multiple plot choices.
The keyboard can also be used instead of the mouse, with the 'enter' key serving the same purpose as clicking.
There are thirteen (fourteen in the 2014 remake) endings in total: one ending for each of the main love interests, three extended endings for three of the love interests based on stat values, one ending for the gaiden-esque Torimi Café storyline, and one ending attained if the player fails to romance any character.
When routes are completed, documents are unlocked that provide insights into the game's overarching storyline.
The title is a pun on the wasei-eigo word hātofuru, as the game features pigeons and other birds as major characters.