"Beautiful and delicate. Like a rose covered with thorns, I can't easily reach your heart."
Heart of Thorns is a visual novel (VN) otome game that is still in development by Ichigo no Kokoro productions, a small Spanish company who has this game as their debut.
Attention, this is not the official synopsis of the game.
Heart of Thorns is about a girl named Catherine, who is fleeing of an unexpected encounter and traumatizing tragedy. She stops at an unusually big mansion in the middle of an unknown forest to the human eye. In that strange place, four vampires quickly take care of her: Kei, Tomoya, Hinata and Ryuto. Each possesses a completely different personality.
In each route, a problem and an exciting denouement will occur with an unexpected end; good, neutral or bad.
There will also be an alternative story with two other characters, Shiro and Eiji. Shiro strangely appears in each route, giving a touch of mystery.
The routes to these boys will be unlocked when rejecting any of the others. These routes will explain a lot of doubts and questions that cross Catherine's mind during her stay at the mansion.
After completing all the routes in the game, a seventh route will be unlocked: the mysterious route of Daisuke, childhood friend of Catherine.
Play as Catherine in this intriguing story of love and blood, where the red roses represent a prominent symbol.
Game Category: Otome Game / Visual Novel.
Commercial or free? Free.
Platform: PC. Windows / Mac / Linux.
Language: Spanish, English, Japanese.
Resolution: 800x600 / 1600x1200 / Fullscreen.
Voices: Japanese voiced.
Endings: 21/22 endings. 3 per storyline, 7 storylines.
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Mystery, Drama, Horror, Supernatural, Tragedy.
Rating: 16+, for violence/blood, mild sexual themes.
Catherine Fullbody - Chibi / Voice Sample
Kei: Fullbody - Chibi / Voice Sample
Tomoya: Fullbody - Chibi / Voice Sample
Hinata: Fullbody - Chibi / Voice Sample
Ryuto: Fullbody - Chibi / Voice Sample
Shiro: Fullbody - Chibi / Voice Sample
Eiji: Fullbody - Chibi / Voice Sample
Daisuke: Fullbody - Chibi / Voice Sample
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Luca Madison Directress and recruiter.
Andrea S. Directress and editions.
Irask Co-Directress and original artist.
Mayu CG and sprite artist.
Mio-chii GUI maker.
Otometea Writer and English proofeader.
Shoji Amasawa Logo maker.
Lizts Previous composer.
Weiber Yeh Composer.
Kikyow Japanese singer.
Mamemura Yuzuki Voice actress (Catherine).
Shitan Takahashi Voice actor (Kei).
Kariyuki Voice actor (Tomoya).
Yumoon Voice actor (Hinata).
Aine Roku Voice actor (Ryuto).
Isone Ishi Voice actor (Shiro).
Momoya Haduki Voice actor (Eiji).
Tomoyuki Takahashi Voice actor (Daisuke).
Angela Elgar BG artist.
Collaboration and Social Media:
Information about joining the project [here].
Feel free to give a suggestion or share some ideas as it will help to improve and add new concepts into the game.
Criticism always welcome. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!