Producer/Editor: Josh Kaplan
Director/Writer: Ally Kaye
Character Artists/CG Artist: Namie
Background Artist: Loika
Composer: Kris “Astartus” Flacke
Hi everyone! I'm posting on behalf of Studio Élan, a group founded by Josh Kaplan. This is The Waters Above, one of our two visual novels currently in development. In this thread, I'd love to share progress with all of you, talk about our game and characters, and get general feedback. In the upcoming future, I'll also be posting a link to our demo.
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We've officially released The Waters Above: Prelude! Haven't heard of it yet? Here's a trailer! And here's a description!
You can grab it from itchio or Steam. Please give it a shot! We're all extremely excited to present this small supplemental game to you.A giant dome called the Vault of Heaven covers the earth, separating it from the vast ocean of the heavens. In this world, sea nymphs care for the stars in the sky, dedicating their lives to it. However, magic is fading, the stars are dying, and no one knows why. No one even speaks of it, carrying on like they have for tens of thousands of years, as if nothing has changed. In these circumstances, three sea nymphs and the living embodiment of a star struggle to find meaning in their lives and their fading world.
The Waters Above: Prelude is a free prequel to the upcoming kinetic yuri novel, The Waters Above presenting four short episodes each starring a main character from the game.
Maera: A young and well-respected starkeeper.
Clio: Maera's girlfriend and the head of maintenance for the Celestial authority.
Iris: The assistant archivist and researcher trying desperately to save the stars.
Apple: The star in Maera's care, and the first in ten thousand years to have a human form.
As always, let us know what you think here, in the itchio comments, or leave a Steam Review! Thanks so much for your continued support.
- What are your first impressions? Does the premise interest you?
- Which character is your favorite, either by design or personality?
- What kind of updates do you like the most? What kind of content do you like to see?