A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android
About the game
Bonds is a light-hearted visual novel-type game made with RPG Maker MV. The game's development started August 2017 and has been funded through donations on Patreon.
The full game features:
- About an hour's worth of story content with multiple choices and full-screen CGs (Story Mode)
- Interactive gameplay features (Session Mode) with 3 characters and commission system
- Custom recorded gag sounds for all characters
- A gallery where you can view unlocked CGs from Story Mode
Robin is a student in college who has always had a secret interest in being tied up. One day she decides to challenge her roommate and childhood friend, Alicia, to tie her up after they watch a movie featuring a poorly tied damsel in distress. Their games then become a more frequent occurrence, and they decide to try to make money off of their new hobby. Eventually things become a little more complicated once a girl from Robin's class shows interest in their activities.
Windows - Mac - Linux
To install the game, simply follow these three steps:
- Download the .zip file with the version you want, be it the free demo or the full version, Windows, Linux or Mac.
- Extract/Unzip the folder anywhere you want on your computer, as long as it's not a hidden or restricted folder (which causes issues with the autosave feature).
- Run the Game.exe file (Windows), Game.app file (Mac) or Game/Game.desktop file (Linux)
Note 1: If want to make sure the game will run on your system, try downloading the free demo first. If your machine can run the demo, it can run the full game :)
Note 2: Running the game from within the .zip folder will prevent the game from saving progress properly, so make sure you don't skip stage 2 above.
Note for people who experience an error message when starting the game:
If you get a long error message after starting the game, try dragging the game folder (Windows) or game file (Mac) to somewhere else, like to your desktop. It could be that the folder you are running the game from has some sort of protection which prevents the game from using its auto-save feature.
Just download the installation file and run it on your device. It is usually easiest to download the file directly from Itch on your phone, and when it is done you should get a prompt asking you if you wish to install the game, which you do. The prompt may mention that there is a risk with installing the game, but that is just because it doesn't have a Google Play certificate (because, well, as of now it's not on Google Play).
It is also possible to download the installation file elsewhere (like on your computer) and transfer it over to your phone via cable or software. The file can then be located and run through a file explorer app.
Note that the game will probably not run if you don't have Android version 4.4 (KitKat) or newer.
Note for people who want to uninstall/remove the game from their device:
The game can be uninstalled just like any other app, but your game progress will still be stored on your device, and will be there if you re-install or update the game. If you want to remove all game data from your device, you need to do that through your device's settings before you uninstall the app. The option to remove app data is usually found in Settings > Apps/Storage > Bonds > Storage > Remove/Clear Data, although this varies from device to device.
Windows - Mac - Linux
If a newer version of the game is available, and you wish to update your game to that version, first follow step 1 and 2 above under "Installation" with the newer version. After that you can either
- move your "save" folder from the old version of the game and replace the "save" folder in the new version. The save folder is inside the folder named www. You can also move over the Screenshots folder if you want.
- copy the new version over the old and overwrite all files. You may want to back up your save folder before you do this, just in case.
To update on Android you simply download the installation file again and run it. The installation will overwrite/update the game files, but keep your saved progress intact.
You can view the change log for the game here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EoRLZOEh0AjwLK1wffSRU8y4mGio6f7Tao7K7cdeeJM/...
Q: How do I save in the game?
A: The game is saved automatically at the end of every chapter and every few seconds in Session, among other times.
Q: I bought the game, but I didn't buy it with an Itch account. How can I download it again?
A: When you buy the game without an Itch account, you receive an email with a link that gives you personal access to the game. You'll have to find that email and click the link (or just save the link in some way for later) to get access to the game again.
Q: Can I play the game on iOS (iPhone, iPad etc)?
A: Sadly, no. Games like these are difficult to produce and distribute on iOS, in part because of Apple's strict guidelines.
Q: What is the difference between the Android version and the PC/Mac version?
A: The only noticeable differences are that the Android version is smaller, both in file size and in resolution, and there are some differences in the HUD and text display. Otherwise they are pretty much the same.
Q: My game keeps closing down after having played it for a little while. Why does that happen, and how can I fix it?
A: You probably have too little space to store all the temporary memory the game uses while you play. Clear up some space by deleting files and/or uninstalling other programs, and it should stop happening.
Q: My game shows me a long error message after I start it up. What do I do?
A: See the note for this in the Installation part above.
Q: When I try to install the game on my Android device, it gives me a warning. What does that mean?
A: See the note for this in the Installation part above.
|Updated||7 days ago|
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux, Android|
|Release date||Dec 09, 2017|
|Tags||Anime, bondage, college, did, interactive, Lesbian, light-hearted, Non violent, tickle, tie-up-games|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Links||Steam, Patreon, Community|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6 USD. You will get access to the following files:
- Linux version + trailer addedOct 21, 2018
- v1.3.1 performance update for PC and MacAug 19, 2018
- Android version and v1.3 update released!Aug 14, 2018
- The v1.2 update is now ready for downloadJan 05, 2018
- First update (v1.1) is ready for downloadDec 12, 2017
- Official Bonds release for Windows and MacDec 12, 2017
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played through this game recently, it has to be one of my favorite bondage games ever.
How can I sell the commissions in game?
Well I got it via steam and so in order to play it i have to activate my steam account first and it would be nice to be able to just activate the game itself. Also because its from steam i don't have a copy i can keep it went into the PC directly and I'd love to burn a copy to disk as a back up. You know what also would be kewl is a program when you could easily add your own text and make your own adventure up. There programs that do it but they are very involved and a Idiot proof one would be awesome.
Hi love the game I found it very relaxing and sadly more enjoyable the resident evil 2 remake which stutters like mad. Is there away to keep the game without relying on steam which is where i downloaded it from ?
I'm glad you enjoy the game but I'm afraid I'm not quite sure what you're asking. What exactly do you mean by keeping the game without relying on Steam?
will there ever bee part 2 of this game? it is really awesome and i would love part 2
We're glad you enjoyed the game! Unfortunately, we have no plans to make a sequel to Bonds at this time. Currently, we are focusing on the Didnapper 2 project. We appreciate your interest though!
Can you add actual voice talking instead of text? Like instead of putting "Alicia Quick! Get Her Legs!" in text, You could put that in a voice message in the game?
That is a nice idea, but we opted not to make the game fully voice acted on purpose for budget reasons. We won't be adding it in either because the game is finished and the team has moved on to other projects now.
I wish you could add different poses, like hogtied.
While that would certainly be nice, it would require a lot of work from our artist as each and every clothing and binding item would have to be redrawn for every pose. Bonds was meant to be a pretty small and quick project from the start, which is why we opted for only one pose. All the art in Bonds was done by one artist, so it would have been a lot of work for her and would have delayed the game considerably.
How can I eliminate their embarrassment?
I believe removing bindings will reduce their embarrassment. However, the embarrassment doesn't actually affect much other than whether or not they are blushing. The happiness meter is what you have to watch if you are trying to do commissions, as the girls won't make the expressions you want if their happiness drops too low.
how do i play it?
Hello! I'm not quite sure how to help you. Can you please explain the problem you are having?
Hi, a font question.
I was playing v 1.3.1 purchased from Steam. There is an extra space after apostrophe in the story line, which could be a real pain to my eyes. So "I'm walking" now becomes like "I' m walking". I believe this could be a locale problem.
However, there isn't such a problem in the Windows Demo (v 1.3) that I downloaded from this website.
Nonetheless, the problem appears both on demo and the full versions if I played the index.html file in the www folder.
Please take a look and suggest how to fix it. Thanks.
Sorry to hear you are experiencing this problem. We haven't had anyone else report such a bug so I'm not sure exactly what's causing it. May I ask what language your system locale is in? It may be interpreting the apostrophe as having a tab after it for some reason.
My system has a non-English locale. Here is how I solved it myself: I simply replaced the .pak/.pak.info files (in the locales folder) corresponding to my locale with the en-US.pak/.pak.info files.
Now may I have a technical question for curiosity: this game has only English subtitles. Why would you need any other locale files?
Hey i bought this game yesterday and kinda already beat it but thats not the point, just wondering how you unlock the final piece of artwork in the gallery
I just bought this, how do you get pictures to save in the screenshots folder?
If you play the Windows version, you can do that by pressing the PrtSc (Print Screen) button on your keyboard :)
Hello, can you publish bonds in playstore please??
Can you improve the android version resolution in the future?
Possibly, although it would make the game run slower on most devices, so it would probably be an optional version.
Hi, I've been following you since 1 didnapper and I say that I love their games but ...
I do not know English and their games do not have translation, why do not they translate their games ?, that would help them to expand in many places more ... in didnapper 1 I thought they did not do it because it was their first game (or one of the first), but seeing the potential they have, I was very intrigued not to be able to play their games comfortably because they do not have a translation. I just wanted to ask you to get translation for the game. :), thanks for your efforts. (I am from South America)
Hi, and sorry about the very late reply!
We are a very small development team, and so since we are focusing on Didnapper 2, we don't really have the capacity to also be working on translations for Bonds right now. It could be that we can delegate some time to work on implementing translations once Didnapper 2 is released though :)
Publish game in Steam please!
I bought this Game and I really like but one thing You should add is to put different poses like "hogtied" or "frogtied"
I see that game has language packs. But how to select language? There is no option in 'settings'.
I bought the game on steam but I also want to play on my android how can I do that
Steam sadly doesn't sell Android games, or we would have included it in the package there, so right now the options are either to buy the android version as part of the package here, or buy it separately from other sites like Mikandi or DLSite. The prices depend a lot depending on whether it's on sales and such.
is it on an appstore?
I bought the game and it kept telling me to purchase it again can I please have my full version. You can email it to me at email@example.com
If you've bought it here on Itch, then download the full game from here and move your save files over. If you bought it without an Itch account, you'll have to follow the link in an email that was sent to you upon purchase.
Is the one on steam up-to-date? (v 1.3.1) or is it only getting updates on itch.io?
Can add more Vietnamese ? i just buy the game and really want to play this game in my language :( i can help
Is there way to play game without credit card? I want to pay for it and play, but i dont have credit card.
As of now there are only the payment options that Itch accepts, which are credit card and PayPal. I don't know if they will add other payment methods in the future.
How to convert PC Data to Android??
It may depend on your Android device, but generally you would need root access so you could find the game folder on your phone, and then copy your PC save files into it.
This is the sweetest game! I've only played through once and (I think) got a good ending. There's so much I want to say, but in the meantime, thank you for making a game that shows some of the tender side of bondage.
how long will it take to get the game when you purchased it
will there be a sequel/another unique tier commission or anything like that coming out soon?
overall this game is sooo amazing i love it so much!! i don't mind more girls, but i'd love it more if we get sexy outfits like sexy wedding lingerie, sexy bunny suit, gothic dress, maid.. etc
my game keeps lagging for some reason. i have the latest version, but sometimes the game continues while the screen is stuck or sometimes it just freezes. i'm using the windows version. i tried re-entering a bunch of times but it takes about 5 to 10 mins before freezing again TwT
Did you play v1.3 or v.1.3.1? The first of those had an issue on PC where it kept increasing memory usage as you play, which usually results in the game running slower as you play, and maybe even crash or freeze eventually. That should however be fixed in v1.3.1. If you still have that issue in v1.3.1, then most likely you are either running too many other programs in the background, or you computer has very little RAM or just too little storage space in general. Ideally you should have at least 800 MB free storage space while playing.
i'm playing the latest version. 1.3.1. i have a high RAM and more than enough space on my PC and yet it's happening. and no i didn't have many background programs running when i was playing it. one moment it freezes, next time the screen gets stuck and finally sometimes it operates slowly. i don't know what's wrong with it. it does work just fine sometimes, but these still happen.
Then I really don't know. You could try to downgrade to v1.3, in case the issue is that your PC doesn't like the nwjs that was added in v1.3.1, but it's unlikely that that s the problem. I haven't heard anyone else report that. I know my PC started freezing temporarily at random after I installed an extra hard drive, but that's the closest I've been to your problem where freeze/lag hasn't been caused by a memory leak, lack of space or just a too weak device.
do you think i should re-download it maybe? i could take the save and screenshots files and then once i re-download the game, i put them back in. also, maybe the skipping function affects the game performance?
The safest thing would be to download it and copy your save files and such over to the new folder so you have the old folder as a backup. Any saves from v1.3.1 should work fine in v1.3, and vice-versa, since the only difference is in how the game data is handled while the game runs.
If you by skipping mean holding down to double the cutscene speed, then that should only make the game skip every 2 frames, which should only affect performance in places where a lot of new data is being handled, and then that also depends on how strong your PC is I think.
Thank you for continuing the work on bonds and didnappers2. Hope the android version is going well. Good luck with didnappers 2! We're all looking forward to it.
Can you guys make the next version more postures?I mean its fun changing the clothes and all,but the girls stay that way...more girls or more postures.
Adding more poses to Session would require multiplying all character graphics (bodies, clothes, restraints, color variations etc). For example, if we added a hogtie pose to Session, we would have to draw all the graphics again to fit that pose, which basically means doubling the amount of character graphics in Session. There are already more than 580 separate character graphics in Session, and adding one more pose to every character would double that to more than 1160. That is the unfortunate reality of drawn 2D games :/
So while I see the appeal of having more pose options in Session, I'm afraid we're limited when it comes to resources, especially since we have also started working on Didnapper 2. It would sadly be too much work.
Can you guys make this game available on steam?
This game is satisfying, but I don't think it should cost anything in the first place.
could you please make able to buy this game by pasafe card? I would really like to Play this game
im having problems purchasing either on paypal or card. any way I can buy the game? attached is the error window. please advise and email me
Cuando lo actualizan??
really enjoyed the game it's very well set up and enormously playable
It could be my computer but after awhile the inbox commissions are all labeled normal even if the offers seem more like special or unique.
IMVHO you could have done the BOND-RIES chapter more enjoyable. You could spray whipped cream on her naughty bits or set her up as a human sushi bar with strategically placed tidbits for example. Nude but modest?