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Some goodbyes are messy and complicated... 

Does he deserve your forgiveness?

Harvey and Jordan are raising their nine year old daughter, Candace, and are spending a lazy weekend morning together.

However, that cozy morning is interrupted with some news that can't truly be ignored.

Make It Last: While You Can is a visual novel that is set during the mid-2000's and is a stand alone side story that takes place in the same world as Destiny Fails Us: A New Life and Make It Last, approximately 10 years before the events of those games.
You don't need to have any knowledge from the other games to play Make It Last: While You Can.  

See What Certain Characters Looked Like Ten Years Ago
This game does feature several appearances by characters from Destiny Fails Us and Make It Last, such as: Reginald Sly, Mr. (Jackson) Sly, Lily Day, Charlotte Hastings, and Samson Hastings. 

This visual novel has full 3D character models, and each character has animated gestures, facial expressions, and poses. There were supposed to be animated cutscenes, but I couldn't get them to actually play in the final build of the game.

Development for Make It Last: While You Can started in August 2020, and the game was completed in one month for the Summer Novel Festival and Yaoi Game Jam 2020.

This game features two gay men in a long term relationship as the protagonists, with a side story that follows their daughter and her best friend, Jess. 

Content Warnings: Mention of death, mention of cancer, visits to the hospital, and swearing. There is a relatively short scene (about 30 lines in length) where Harvey gets into an argument with his father about Harvey's relationship with Jordan.

Haven't played the first Make It Last game? 

It's free, cute, and very sweet!

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Sep 03, 2020
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
AuthorStrawberry Dagger Studio
GenreVisual Novel
Made withUnity, Blender
Tags3D, Amare, Boys' Love, Gay, LGBT, Narrative, relationship, Slice Of Life, Story Rich, Yaoi
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilitySubtitles, One button


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Make It Last - While You Can - Windows Installer 263 MB
Make It Last - While You Can - Windows Zip 320 MB
Make It Last - While You Can - Mac 321 MB
Make It Last - While You Can - Linux 325 MB

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I really want to play this game, but for some reason I can't because the mac download can't open, does anyone know a way to fix this?


I played this game after playing the first Make it Last and I just W E P T. Everything about this game is phenomenal; the complexity of the characters, the love that radiates between them, the music, the artwork, etc. I'm nearly 30 years old and I have never in my life felt more reflected in a video game EVER--I found so much of myself in Harvey's story and am just so thankful I came across this. Thank you team for making this game, you all are truly changing lives <3 

Play this game y'all, please.