Dear Toki v1.00
by DDRKirby(ISQ)

Soundtrack download

Write letters to connect with a long-lost friend.
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  • Playtime: 5-10 minutes
  • Runs directly in your browser
  • Over 7,000 words of branching dialogue
  • Personally-authored handwriting fonts

Dear Toki was made for Friendship Jam, a game jam for creating games focusing on friendship.

Known issues:

- Close window confirm dialog doesn't show properly on the downloadable build in the app, so please force quit the itch launcher instead.

Changelog >>

- First release!
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(71 total ratings)
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withFL Studio
Tagsfriendship, friendshipjam, Narrative, Text based
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen


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When I sent my last letter but didn't see Toki's response, I thought that the game immediately went the sad route; especially because of the fact that I put the "I don't know where I'll be in five years but I'll still be writing to you" option-

It's a lovely game, though I didn't see how short is was and wished it was longer

Love always, Player <3

Got me misty. A good kind of misty. 🥹

It loads on fullscreen with just the top 3 icons & the pointer switching by two designs, one as if hovering over texts (is  touchscreen optional?)

I remembered my best friend when we had a fight for a year and contacted through letters. Now we are talking again (I am grateful to her for not giving up my friendship with me) and this letter almost exactly shows our communication. She lives her life and I --  happy to see a message from her... Thank you for helping me to feel again this amazing sense of hope that I experienced after a year of loneliness

this is so sweet yet so sad at the same time .. and wholesome 

I like this game a lot. Makes me feel like I've talked to a friend I lost contact with a few years ago.

That was so good. I really liked the "form of this game" and despite it being so simple it's so profound in its own way. Thank you so much for this!

p.s. It actually helped me think about some things so thank you for that as well.

This was very emotional and relatable.  I loved the music and the story behind the letters.

Thank you for making this, i really appreciate it <3


So cute and sweet! I don't know about anyone else, but I honestly feel like Toki died at the end


I loved this game. I've also had a friend that I haven't reached out to for over a year now, and I could really relate to a lot of what Kris talked about. Thank you. This game gives me hope.

I can relate. Do you spoke with you friend ever again?


thank you for making this amazing game! I definitely felt nostalgic while playing this, all in all a very calming experience.

love always,

4re  <3

i loved this!


Really nice game. Music, writing styles, fonts, and simply relatable. Not pretentious at all. Just two friends having a conversation.


Such a lovely, sweet game! Hits home.

I've played most of your games... and I have to say, the soundtracks are always fantastic. It's such an overlooked thing but to me it's one of the most important parts of a game.

Recently I've been sending letters to friends in far away places - but I've also noticed that I've lost touch with old friends I used to do the same with. I think about them often, but I don't even think they're at the same address anymore. But I hope - someday - that I'm able to reconnect with them. 

This game makes me feel all that 100 fold. Which is very, very good. Thank you for making this.

Thank you for playing.  I'm glad that my game was able to bring forth these feelings.

Hey mate, that game is awesome. Briliant idea and so atmospheric....I love it.


thank you


thank you for this interactive fiction
it's a great way to deal with the theme of (lost+renewed) friendship


Excellent! Really makes me want to write a physical letter now. Keeping in touch with distant friends like that feels much more personal, instead of texting someone an emoji on like holidays or something.


This is really good! The soundtrack is especially fitting!

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I love them !! and i really relate to kris... I love that the letters have their own certain feel to them. And somehow even tho i've only known them from these letters, it really feels at home. Thank you for this ♡


a really lovely game.  i've done a lot of work this year trying to reconnect with people i've grown distant from -- it's scary sometimes, but this game was a reminder of how rewarding it can be, too. i really liked the way you have to click line by line to write your letter, but it takes a separate button to send -- it's a simple design that encourages thoughtfulness. i'm happy i played!


A great experience. A lot of feelings in this game, shows the beauty of communication.


this game really resonated with me... i sat for a very long time thinking about what to write in the letters and it made me think a lot about friendships that i've let grow distant. this was a wonderful experience - thank you for making this!

(also the fonts are lovely!)

Thank you for playing, and for hosting this jam :)

(Toki's font is pretty much the exact handwriting I use when I'm writing letters)