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Dr. Bernard Hooper is a marine biologist. Matt Lee is a hobbyist fisherman who owns a bait n' tackle shop.

The two know each other--and have a past history together--but can't stand each other.

But then a faithful fishing trip introduces them to a new, underwater friend...

The story is set in Sauble Beach, a Canadian beach overlooking great Lake Huron.


Must Love Jaws is for the Summer Novel Festival (July 01 - August 16) and 2015's A Game By Its Cover (June 20 - August 16), a game jam where you are meant to create a game based on another's fake cover art (or, in my case, a fake trailer)...


Must Love Jaws is based off this trailer.

"Steven Spielberg's classic horror becomes a family movie similar to Free Willy. The title is a parody of the romantic comedy Must Love Dogs."


For more information and additional links, please visit this game's official website.

Also, if you like my work, please consider pledging to my Patreon page. There are rewards for patrons there.


Oct 25, 2015 Update: Version 1.2 - Fixed typos. Added custom desktop icon.
Version 1.3 - Fixed typos.



Writing Assistant - Tutty The Fruity (@TuttyTheFruity)
Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Sep 28, 2015
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(14 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel, Educational
Made withRen'Py
TagsCozy, Cute, Hand-drawn, Multiple Endings, Parody, Ren'Py, Short, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour


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MustLoveJaws-1.3-linux.tar.bz2 63 MB
MustLoveJaws-1.3-mac.zip 58 MB
MustLoveJaws-1.3-win.zip 59 MB

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5 different endings?????? I have only found 3.... Welp, I'll find the rest later, cause the story is so lovely and whatnot informative :)).


really cool looking !




I LOVE THIS GAME. As someone planning to major in marine bio, elasmobranchology specifically, this is great. I love that it's funny and interesting but informational and educational at the same time. This game is adorable. Sharks are life. Well done, this is seriously amazing.

Thank you so much! <3