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About the Game

Sifting Thyme is a romance visual novel (otome) game produced by Nochi Studios. Attend a private culinary school located in the US and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of food, business, and innovation while meeting four romance-able, gorgeous guys.

Sifting Thyme's best features include:

  • One-time purchase only for the core storyline game, with full access to new chapters as soon as they are released! 
  • Ad-free experience
  • Unlockable CGs
  • Immersive MC experience โ€“ select as a female or male MC
  • Unlockable in-game social media content with the characters 
  • Original Soundtrack
  • At least 8 different endings!

We're excited for you all to download the game, which is currently available on the Google Play Store and on the Apple App Store.

Meet the Characters

Sifting Thyme has a large collection of romance-able characters to choose from, and we can't pick the best!  The profiles of your potential matches are available to the right for a sneak peak.  Choose for yourself!


User Reviews

"The story is simple but very compelling! I love the hero/heroine already and how hard they try to improve their cooking. Looking forward to the later chapters โค๏ธ super worth the money. Hehe! Leo is my favorite! Great job, devs!"

"this is game so super cute !!! the art is really gorgeous and the script is well-written and realistic. the amount of thyme (heh) you can spend on this storyline is definitely worth the money !!! also ,,, #teamleo โœŠ๐Ÿ˜”"


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Comments

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Is it already over? They didn't update it anymore for months now, where is all the routes and there is no skip button.

Hello! The game's serialization ended in March 2021 with an epilogue that was released at that time. There are 13 full chapters with 4 romanceable routes and an epilogue for each route with a good or neutral ending that is included in the game. (Please see the below screenshot of the game that shows the last few chapters)

We recommend updating your app through the official Apple App Store and or Google Play Store to ensure your app is most up-to-date from the March 2021 release. Any outside apps from Google or Apple are not supported by Nochi and are not endorsed for safety reasons including malware. Please ensure to download the official published version from Google or Apple.

Thank you for your interest and support!

Fun game, I like the characters.. But are you guys ever going to add a skip function?

Hello there! Thank you for your comment and we're very happy to hear that you like the Sifting Thyme characters ~ โœจ

Unfortunately we're not sure when we will be able to publish the skip function. The function has been on our list for a while and we've made a slot for the capability in the "phone menu" button where you will see a missing button in the group of four on the right - that blank spot was intended for the skip button. 

However, we had so much issues with Renpy since it's not completely mobile friendly - especially with our modification -  so we haven't been able to figure out a bug-free skip solution yet. Currently, the fix would require us to completely remake Sifting Thyme in a new game engine. But unfortunately we have only one programmer on the Nochi team so we're not able to tackle everything in the time that we wish we could as we're also working on our upcoming game Somnium Eleven as well ๐Ÿ˜” Many apologies!!! We hope that we can get support to hopefully get to the skip function ๐Ÿ™

Thank you for explaining it to me! I understand now, and wish you and your team the best of luck on your upcoming game. 

We really appreciate your understanding~ ๐Ÿ’ž Good news is that we already switched over to the new game engine for Somnium Eleven so we've already finished developing the skip functionality for the upcoming game. And so far through all of the play testing, it's working smoothly so we hope you'll enjoy that feature once the new game is released ๐Ÿ˜‰

i already rated it in the google play , but i must say again : the game is AMAZING !!! the story is very well - written , the art is just the best , the characters are pretty and all of them are charming in their own way . i don ' t usually buy / spend money on games , but it was SO worth it !!!

( p . S : it would be very nice if the game had a skip / auto function , but thats not a problem !!! it just would be easier since you need to re - play the game sometimes to choose different things ^^ just a idea tho ! )

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This is super delayed, but THANK YOU! We really appreciate your ratings and your comment as we're a small team of three so this means a lot to us ๐Ÿ’ž Every positive feedback really helps our team!

As for the skip / auto function, this feature has been on our list for a while. We've made a slot for the capability in the "phone menu" button where you will see a missing button in the group of four on the right - that blank spot was the intended skip function. However, we had so much issues with Renpy since it's not completely mobile friendly - especially with our modification -  so we haven't been able to figure out a bug-free skip solution yet. Currently, the fix would require us to completely remake Sifting Thyme in a new game engine. But unfortunately we have only one programmer on the Nochi team so we're not able to tackle everything in the time that we wish we could as we're also working on our upcoming game Somnium Eleven as well ๐Ÿ˜” Many apologies!!! We hope that we can get support to hopefully get to the skip function ๐Ÿ™

I have a question. So, If I pay $5, I get full access to EVERYTHING? Like, I don't have to pay per chapter, or wait for gems or stuff. Or premium choices that cost some premium currency or premium scenes (like those choices games). Also, on a side note, how long will this be? Thank you!

That is correct~ you will get full access to the core storyline! The game is currently a monthly serialization with one chapter released every month - we are currently on Ch 10. But we anticipate that the core story should be wrapped up a few months into 2021.

Thanks for your interest in Sifting Thyme!

Okay thank you! I'd rather buy games like these than those F2Ps that have those cursed premium choices aha.

hey, sorry if its a stupid problem but i really wanted to play the game and even supported you on Ko-fi but when i try to buy the game on Google Play it says the transaction was refused, i tried other payment methods and its the same and i bought pther things on there recently so i guess its not a problem with the payment method, i dont know if its because of the phone version i have or my region or if its a bug, i didnt know where to ask so im here, if you could help id be really glad, thank you for your time anyways ><

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Thank you so much for your support on ko-fi!! โค๏ธ

Could you please contact us at support@nochistudios.com with some screenshots and let us know where you are located? We will try our best to help you!

i tried again today and managed to buy the game already but thank you for your help anyways and sorry for the unconvinience

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We're so glad that it worked! And no inconvenience at all, feel free to reach out to our support email or message us here if there is anything else :)

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hey I recently got this game on my Iphone but I can't seem to progress to 2nd year. Is it a bug?

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Hello! Thank you for your support and checking out our game :)

The year 2 button was intentional upon the game launch back in April 2020. Since the game is a monthly serialization - similar to shoujo manga format - we didn't have a clear timeline of when the storyline would end so we had a placeholder for the 2nd year for potential future content.

At this time, you should be able to see Chapter 0 through Chapter 8 on your iphone, accessible via Year 1. In the next update (sometime this week), Chapter 9 will be released and we will actually be removing the 2nd year placeholder as Ch 9 will have romantic routes locked down.

Hope that helps :)

Thanks,

Nochi

oh i'm so sorry I didn't notice. Keep up the good work you guys . You guys rock.

Ahh! Don't be sorry! It's an excellent question and we really appreciate your interest and support ๐Ÿ’–

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What's the point of posting this on itch.io if you can't have the game on itch.io?...  ๐Ÿค”

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The original intention was to have the game demo available when the itch.io page was made. The game ended up being redeveloped and it wouldnโ€™t work as an embedded downloadable. But we wanted to keep the profile with all the game and character info. However, the game is still an on-going story and we would like to port it one day to non-mobile platforms once completed!

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How can you get the game on itch.io?

I'm not interested to buy a mobile thing.

Unfortunately the way the game was developed is causing issues to get it embedded as a downloadable. However, the game is still an on-going story and we would like to port it one day to non-mobile platforms once completed!