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I did Rashid's good ending first, followed by Harun's good ending, and I definitely enjoyed the latter the most. I kept wondering how they could have a happy ending given Harun's attitude during the game, so it was a nice surprise to see how it all came together at the end. I definitely wish we could have gotten more with him, but what we did get was nice and I think Harun's was my favourite between the two. (Halim is cute but I found the growing relationship with his guard friend rather cute so I didn't want to get involved. ^^)


I have absolutely loved this game for a while, i got it in JAST however im breaking my head trying to find the ending song!! It is so good!! So i thought i would ask ☺️☺️☺️


I added the link to the song on the page description! ;)

thank you!!!!

I really wanna buy this now since its on discount but you only do PayPal and there's no discount on steam😭

Hey! a question, so, i bought this game on steam like a year or 2 years ago i dont really remember and i was still using my old mac that ran OS Sierra. But since then i've changed my laptop to the Macbook with the M1 chip and now i just saw in my steam library that i can't play this anymore because the game isn't supported by the M1 chip. Can i maybe get a key or discount somehow so that i can finally play it on instead? Haven't really finished playing through the game at all :(


Of course! Please, write me to with a screenshot of any kind of proof of purchase on Steam (the game in your Steam library, for example), and I'll send you an itchio key.

Fantastic! Will definitely send you an email! Thank you <3!

I just discovered you can only pay with paypal and not with a normal card. So disappointed ! Y^Y

Sorry! But you can buy it on Steam if you prefer, they take cards. 

I don't have a Steam account. Too bad. I'll still support Ertal Games on when it will be possible. Thanks though.

Can you please make this game available on the app store?


Not without censoring like 40% of the game 😅

I'm really enjoying the game so far!

Jut want to tell you that I've found a synchronisation error between the spoken und written sentences in the German version of 'My Burning Heart". It happens in the garden scene with Adnan and Halim when they talk about the sultans children.

It starts with Adnan, saying "The female harem, huh? Are they worried some slave will produce a little bastard?" It doesn't fit with what's written at this point and continues until the part where Adnan asks: "So the sultan has children already. Isn't he married then?"

Hope this will be fixed. Thank you. : )


Thank you so much for telling me! I'll fix it as soon as possible.


I truly have been enjoying this game, it was far longer route-wise than I expected! I love the characters and the intricacies put into the story...

I just have to say however, that there is only one thing I want to recommend: As much of a bastard as Harun is, he deserves more than one CG. But maybe I'm biased since villain types are a weakness of mine, haha!

Hi! I have an issue, it won't let me save my progress.. Please help. 

It's a rather strange error. Are you running the game from the itchio app, perhaps? 


I just opened it from my laptop instead, works fine ! thank u

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Hm... I generally enjoy this game but I do think there's a weird lack of significance of choices. For my first playthrough, I wanted to do a strict Rashid route, meaning I was very intentional about not choosing options that resulted in hearts with anyone else, but then scenes don't play out that way.

For example, the threesome scene with Rashid, Halim, and Adnan plays out the exact same way regardless of whether or not Adnan has ever looked at Halim as anything other than a good friend. That doesn't make sense to me. I get being like... lust drunk or whatever, but even being horny doesn't make having sex with a best friend you have nooooo romantic interest in something that wouldn't at least lead to some feelings of hesitation. It also kind of like... pulled me out of the Rashid route vibes. It would be one thing if the scene felt purely... transactional between Adnan and Halim, but the writing was such that it felt romantic between them even though that was something I'd been very intentional about avoiding, which is... disappointing. 

I think the VN could've benefited from more attention to those kinds of things depending on the path the player's on (it also adds something to the replayability because even if the CGs are the same, the scene itself reads differently)... Something to think about for future projects, I guess.

Hi, thank you for your insight!

However, when Adnan reaches the threesome scene he's still in the common route and has never thought of Halim as other than a friend, no matter if he has opened up to him more or less, depending on your choices. Their feelings for each other don't take a romantic turn until his route has already started. During the threesome, there aren't really romantic vibes: by that point, Adnan is fond of the two of them, but nothing else.

The common route is exactly that, common, so of course the scenes will happen regardless of your choices. The affection points are only important to branch the game at a given point.


I LOVE the game. I bought it a few hours ago and have been playing non-stop for over 4 hours now. I've unlocked the Rashid and Halim endings. But, I can't seem to unlock the... additional good end with the villain (100% consensual!)

Can you guys make a cheat sheet or something, please? I'm a sucker for villains and have been wanting to bang Harun since the minute I read his info card. 

Ugh! It's so frustrating! Why won't my sexy, evil and handsome Harun fuck me!? Seducing him is harder than studying for an Algebra test. lol


This might help:

Steam Community :: Guide :: 100% Guide: My Burning Heart | All Endings, CG's and Achievements

I'm still needing to get Harun's ending too.

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Not bad, not bad.

I haven't 100% yet but I wish there was a path to torment Harun. ;p

I am curious: did the game "Nessa no Rakuen" inspire you? If you haven't played it and can understand Japanese I would highly recommend it. :)


Oh, sorry, I haven't heard of that game! I'll lurk around the translation circles to check if it's going to be translated soon.


The description is misleading. It says dub-con and a scene of non-con (that can be avoided easily)... The game literally starts out with a non-con scene? Like, you can't skip it, it isn't just an avoidable ending, it is the start to the whole game. Then the sultan tries to play it off like "oh I hope it wasn't too hard for you" "sorry you're just so attractive"........... gross....... Also important to mention, the game is riddled with the MC being abused and assaulted.

Sultan: Non-con right away but the MC "learns to like it"

Halim: Starts with non-con with the sultan, stuff with Halim is consensual, has more dub-con, non-con, and assault.

Adviser bad guy: Starts with non-con with the sultan... but didn't play his route but he assaults and tries to r*pe you in the other routes so... nah


I'm sorry this game wasn't to your taste.

Check the difference between dub-con and non-con, please. It's an internet tag, not something I invented.

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Interesting! I can pass you a long list of articles I used for documentation ;) 

But cultural appropriation, you say? Tsk tsk

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"Cultural appropriation" is a concept that only exists in the USA. Please, don't force your local issues on the rest of the world: interculturality is a thing and has always been. It's enriching for every culture involved, not theft or lack of respect. 

Even if my depiction of the Middle Ages Arabian world is not 100% historic, I already stated it's well documented and it tries to recreate the atmosphere of the 1001 Nights, which might not be appreciated by the current Arabic world, but it was definitely one of the most beautiful and influential literary works in the Middle Ages, with a huge comeback during the European romanticism in the 19th century. 

Bringing the 1001 Nights and its beautiful, fresh and racy stories closer to contemporary readers, especially the young people who tend to read more digital literary works than classics, can only be a positive outcome. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

would have purchased the vn using paypal, but not at all interested in giving my personal information and address.  

I think you can use Paypal as a guest, using your card instead?

o tried, but would not progress past the page asking for details. :(

:(  I'm really sorry, I haven't used that option in years. Well, you can buy the game on Steam, too, if you are still interested. Less dev friendly, but card user friendly.


Ertal, you've made a convert of me again! I'm really not a fan of the Arabian Knights style games, so I put off playing this over and over and over... and finally got to it two days ago and just burned through the whole thing. Great story, characters, graphics, and music... just like I've come to expect from your games. I love that you are making the world a more diverse, interesting place with LGBT+ themed material and I can't wait for Night & Day... I'm so glad to be able to support such a creative, fantastic developer.

I still miss Alex terribly, but I'm looking forward to new characters to come!


Aaaw, you're really too kind, I don't know what to say! 

Hahaha, I can't believe you haven't played MBH until now, after all the spam I might have been drowning you with! I know this setting and its delicate topics are not for all tastes, but I'm glad you enjoyed it. 


I can take delicate topics. The scene that might have bothered some people didn't bother me at all. The world isn't all butterflies and lollipops and cute guys :D. 

I kept wondering if it was finished because I heard voice acting was coming, etc, so I put it off in lieu of some other gay visual novels... but I like yours best of all, so it was an awesome treat to finally play it!

And please keep spamming me so I don't miss anything!


The game is good, ngl. The art is beautiful and the story-line is fairly interesting, but the religious mentions are really not well placed. It low-key offended me when the character for some reason starts thinking about sex while praying. It would've been much better to have no mentions of religion or any of the oh my allah in the game because harems of that nature did not exist in Islam. 1001 nights was translated during the Islamic times, yet it was not written during them nor was it from Islamic traditions. Idk if I sound hostile or sth but that whole thing was super unnecessary.   

I'm really sorry if you found it offensive :(  I would change those bits if it was possible, because it wasn't my intention to offend anyone, but that would break the voice acting and the translations. My sincere apologies!

Anyway, although male harems never existed, most of the details of MBH are well researched. The Arabian and Persian literature of the period, besides, was in line with the spirit of the 1001 Nights, which was not only translated but adapted and recreated into many other works of sapiential literature. It was a period of enlightened and broad-minded people.

"Most scholars agreed that the Nights was a composite work and that the earliest tales in it came from India and Persia. At some time, probably in the early 8th century, these tales were translated into Arabic under the title Alf Layla, or 'The Thousand Nights'. This collection then formed the basis of The Thousand and One Nights. The original core of stories was quite small. Then, in Iraq in the 9th or 10th century, this original core had Arab stories added to it—among them some tales about the Caliph Harun al-Rashid. Also, perhaps from the 10th century onwards, previously independent sagas and story cycles were added to the compilation [...] Then, from the 13th century onwards, a further layer of stories was added in Syria and Egypt, many of these showing a preoccupation with sex, magic or low life. In the early modern period yet more stories were added to the Egyptian collections so as to swell the bulk of the text sufficiently to bring its length up to the full 1,001 nights of storytelling promised by the book's title." 

Irwin, Robert (2003), The Arabian Nights: A Companion

(Source: Wikipedia)


I'm not asking you to change it ofc! I just wanted to point it out for future games, and really other than those moments I thoroughly enjoyed the game, super good. As for the 1001 thing, I do know but it is generally ill-received between Muslim historians bc it gives a false portrayal of what the Islamic empire was. It's more of a fairytale sort of things that started in India and Persia then more got added as you said. I appreciate you taking the time to reply and all the research that you put into it and I'm not trying to undermine that, I just wanted to put my feelings across especially where sth like this is involved. Thank you. :)

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I mentioned in another comment, but the word "allah" is not exclusive to Islam. It predates Islam by hundreds of years and is even used in modern day by Arabic-speaking Christians, Jews, Sikhs, and some others to refer to their gods. I own an Arabic Bible that uses "allah." So "oh my allah" is functionally exactly the same as "oh my god."

Edit to say: I don't know what other religious aspects are in the game, so maybe it more specifically references Islam somewhere, but the word "allah" doesn't automatically mean "Islam," it could be a pre-Islamic pagan religion.

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I heard from my friend about this game which is not really postive. So.... does this game really using some religion aspect that kinda misleading from that religion itself?


There's no... religion at all in the game? The setting is muslim, because the story takes place in the 1001 Nights world, but that's only mentioned in passing and it's just there as worldbuilding. The characters never talk about religion.


Muslim are what the people who follow or practice islam are called. Other games that I know using arabian as a theme throw out sensitive religion aspect. I've seen the screenshot of the game using the words like "Allah or jannah" so casually which is really disturbing for me. The islam itself forbid slavery, free sex and lgbtq. 

It's not like I againts this kind of game but when it is mixed with real religion I feel an obligation to speak up.

Christians use "Oh, my God" and many other expressions and we don't associate them with religion. But if that's the case in Islam, please accept my apologies. 

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"God" is general term it can refer to any god. and "oh, my god" has become a normal words people use in their daily lifes. But how often did you heard people call their God as "Allah" expect from people who follow samawi religion?

I hope you can change them somehow {but I think that's too late) or not doing the same mistake in the future.

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"Allah" is not exclusive to Islam whatsoever. "Allah" literally means "God" and has literally the exact same function as "god" has in English. Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews use the word "Allah" to refer to the Judeo-Christian god of the Torah and Bible, and Arabic translations of the Bible use the word "Allah." Arabic-speaking Sikhs and polytheists use "allah" to refer to their gods as well. It also predates the Muslim religion by hundreds if not thousands of years. Muhammad's own father's name was Abdullah, or Abd-Allah, meaning "servant of god," and obviously he was named before his son was born.

I'm not trying to be mean or anything, but "allah" is not a word that belongs to Islam any more than "god" belongs to Christianity. Being offended by the use of the word "allah" in this case is the same as when Christians get offended by someone saying "Oh my god."


Hello, I know this conversation is half a year old, but I wanted to let you know that in Arabic, many people besides Muslims use the word "allah" as a general term for "god," regardless of which god it is.
Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews all use the word "allah" for their god, and some Sikhs and nondenominational/polytheists use the word "allah" as well.

You were correct in your assumption that it has basically the same function as the English word "god," and I'm unsure why some here are claiming otherwise.

Thank you! I've heard my Muslims friends use the word many times, and in Spanish we have some idioms with it, legacy of our Arabian era (like "ojalá" for "I wish"). That's why I didn't think people would find it offensive. But it obviously depends on the country or social customs. 

Anyway, apart from that and a small reference to praying time during the day, there aren't any religious comments in the game. It would feel strange to have a story set in Middle Ages without any religious background, that's all.

Oh, by the way:

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Ah yes I learned it in islamic histories. though all of that slavery were happen when islam still in process of development (The Prophet Mohammed still spreading his words and fighting againts kafir quraisy) in the end of the day the prophet freeing all of them. The Qur’an does not explicitly condemn slavery or attempt to abolish it. Nonetheless, it does provide a number of regulations designed to ameliorate the situation of slaves. It recommends freeing slaves, especially “believing” slaves. And that is because as I said above, the verse was when islam still in development. But nonetheless the slavery was still continouing during war period till it was abolished and being forbid in the modern day. Well not every people loyal to their own religion.

I suggest if you really want to research about it ask an ulama or someone more knowing in this. You sure are trying to find a fault in my words or statement which makes my head hurt just to defend my own religion to not being misused :(

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I have a question what country is the game set in ? Like there seems to be some Arabic names but there are many countries that are Arabic

The current Syrian territory, in the 15th century (loosely) . There are many mentions of it being a small Sultanate on the right Mediterranean coast ;)


interesting! I wasn't sure so thought I'd ask!

Adnan is my fave char btw love him!

This is since I installed the last update of the game... I no longer have the menu that appears and when bad weather all I arrive by miracle to enter the game, these are the choices that do not appear.

It seems it didn't install correctly. You should uninstall it and install it again.

Please, tell me if the problem persists.


Thank you for your answer, so I’ve uninstalled everything well (I’ve tracked down every file from Myburningheart). I have reinstalled well and it actually works. I’m Happy!!!

Me too! <3

So in the full paid game is there voice acting? My friend who's interested, as they've seen me play it before, wants to know and probably will still buy simply because of the yaoi even without the voice acting but I'm also curious as I cannot pay for the full version.


Yes, there's full voice acting in English! 

Hello! It's a really beautiful work! The demo is awesone! I want by it but before, i have a question. 

does the full version have a french translation or not yet? I saw "coming soon", the update was done?
I can't wait to buy it!
Thank you :)

The translator is finishing the French version, so I hope it will be added very soon ;)

I can't seem to pay with my card. I added my card to my account and it is not saying I can pay with my card, only with PayPal, but I don't have PayPal. Will I need to readd my card to the credit or debit card section once I click the option?

I'm sorry, the payments for my games on itchio are set as PayPal only. If it's not convenient for you, you can buy them using a credit card from Steam instead. 

Any news on voice acting release? :)


Well, I'm very excited about the voiced update! I can't wait to get the game!


I love this game! I want to buy it so badly, But, only one thing.....hopefully noone takes this as hate but there are no...well, brown skinned love options :( and well that made me kinda sad LOL . I mean they all have really *ethnic* names, so i would assume atleast one of them would be dark/er but....haha.


Adnan and Rashid are quite dark skinned compared to other white characters; the action takes place in Near East (Jordania? Siria?) so they are the right color. 

My next project will be more diverse in that regard, though ;) 

Thank you for replying!! I appreciate the thought. :)))

I don't know if I should buy it now or wait for the voice acting 

when will it be complete ?

We don't have a release date for the voice acting, but I hope we have it live by the end of October.

thank , if it's done by the end of october , I will wait

I'm really interested in your game, but what's holding me back is the dub-con. The dub-con is "mandatory" no matter which route I take?


:( The protagonist is a slave, so he doesn't have a say on what happens or not, sadly. He tries to take it as a job, as something he must do in order to survive, and the Sultan treats him kindly, but the dubcon is still there.

Perhaps you should try the demo and see for yourself if it's something you can enjoy regardless or if it's not right up your alley.


It should say non-con is in every route actually. The MC is r*ped in the very beginning of the game and it is unavoidable.


I loved the writing, the characters, the beautiful art, the sex scenes.... Can't wait for the voiced version <3 (and the french translation !) The ending with Harun was by far my favorite, the best one ! It was really.... respectful ? Consensual ? I loved it, I would be interessed in a sequel or after stories because i want more haha ! To conclude it's a really good game !

Thank you so much for your kind words! <3


OMG, I just love Harun good ending, best ending ever :-D


Ok. It was well worth the hype, the wait (on Steam!) and the money. I am so, so pleased with what I got)) It's just so beautiful and atmospheric.

One thing that bothers me - is there going to be a guide at some point? The regular endings seem easy enough to reach, I've got 2 good and 2 bad plus 1 non-ending (not enough affection or a tie)... but there are still locked images in the gallery. And not a good ending for Harun in sight (the scene I got with him on sultan's route was definitely horrible, so I counted it as a bad end).


I think I replied to you on Steam... In case it wasn't you, let me copy-paste it here:

Okay, just as hints and not a full guide:

- Choose the "good" answers with either Halim or Rashid to enter their routes: the hearts are affection points, so you need to have at least four right choices with only one of them to do their route.

- For Harun's route: get into Rashid's route and then choose the answer that dismisses Rashid instead of the "good" ones. Depending on your answers to Harun, you'll get his good or his bad ending then. (A clue: the options are always being bratty or shut up and obey him. One gives you the bad end and the other the good end, but I won't tell you which one).

I hope this helps without being too much of a spoiler! ;)


Thank you XD , I got the good ending of the main two so yay <3 \o/ sorry to bug you about it >_< awesome game BTW <3


I'm going to follow your advice. I've been trying for over 4 hours to bang Harun and the guy just won't let me take a ride on his disco stick. 


I hope that bad ending with Harun wasn't too traumatizing :(


I've seen much worse than that, don't worry :) Still unpleasant, but that's what bad endings are for. And thank you for the hints! Looks like I just needed to readjust my strategy a little)

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Q,Q Are the hearts a good thing?because no matter what i pick or do DX i can't get a good ending or bad DX


The hearts are affection points, so you must choose a character and focus on him, ignoring the other. 


OMG, Harun ending was the best for me i wanted to last longer^^

it was a little hard to get it, but it was worth it

the song at the ending it was beautiful even though it was short

the characters was interesting and lovely, the music was nice 

thank you for working hard to give us such a nice game ^^

I'm super glad you like it! ^_^  Thank you for your kind words!


I agree Harun good ending is my Fav <3

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Congratulations on the release!
I've just started playing, and as one of the people who wanted Harun to have a good ending, I wanted to say: The ending you have written for him was SO GOOD! I wish it never ended!! The characters look AMAZING. Every CG is just so gorgeous!! I also LOVE the backgrounds! And also I wanted to ask: Is there a Link for the song at the end? (I would like to listen to it in full) And another question: Is it normal that on some of the right decisions you can see a Heart next to the character, but on others you don't (I mean Harun)? I wanted to replay his good ending right away but I just can't seem to get it again xD


Yay, thank you for your kind words!

I decided not to add purple hearts to Harun, to add a bit of mystery around him :)

As for the ending song, is by MyëVe, but I don't think she has ever uploaded it to youtube (She made Chasing the Stars song, too). I'll tell her to share it publicly if she hasn't done it yet. And when I add the full credits you'll have the chance of listening to it in the game!

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Thank you for the quick response! 
I see! That explains it! :D 
Ah! I see, so the song will be added, thank you! :D
And as someone who is struggling to get good endings in most of the games I play, I really appreciate that you added the hearts! :)


Abro la página y pone que ha salido hace 1 minuto, WHAT? XD Voy a jugar la demo para ver si me gusta y probablemente después me compre el juego uwu

So, it's only 2 routes, right? I got confused at some point and kept thinking there will be 3...

yay can't wait :O \o/!!! THREE DAY <3!!!



Demo was amazing! When the full version is released I may just die of happiness~

Aaaw, thank you!

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