I'm Andy Mitchell, the writer and designer of the Solar Echoes RPG and the owner of Corefun Studios, LLC.
I'm excited to announce that I've been working on my first visual novel, The Star Legation!
The Star Legation is a Sci-Fi Visual Novel game set during the pre-history of the Solar Echoes universe. You don't need any knowledge of Solar Echoes to enjoy the game, but you might notice some “easter eggs” if you're familiar. The story begins...
Only a few generations have passed since the discovery of Faster-Than-Light speed travel. FTL has transformed the universe, and several alien races have realized they are not alone. Some have managed to peacefully interact and begin a tenuous trade relationship. Others, however, have become locked in bitter wars.
The need for the Interstellar Union (ISU) was first realized by the Humans and Reln, though the Reln still claim it was their idea. It was agreed that all the known races should be included in the ISU. But who would answer the call to represent their species and extend an invitation to the others?
You, the player of the Human protagonist Trey Donovan, will need to make many crucial decisions during this sensitive mission. Success will result in the formation of the Instellar Union--a peaceful alliance among all the known races that will promote trade and cultural exchange. Failure, however, could mean your death, the end of the ISU before it ever begins, or even a massive interstellar war.
Choose your words carefully and consider every decision you make. The gift of FTL could be a blessing towards a prosperous future among the stars. Or, it could become a curse that swiftly delivers the threat of alien annihilation to your people.
Story Design and Programming: by Andy Mitchell
Character Sprite Artwork: by John Fell and Aeghite
Starship Interior Background Artwork: by Alexis Rill and Aeghite
Starships, Space Backgrounds, and Planet Backgrounds: by Lee Madison
CG's: by Aeghite
Graphical User Interface: by John Fell
Music: by Andy Mitchell
Visual Novel Webpage: https://www.starlegation.com/
Tabletop RPG Webpage: http://www.solarechoes.com/
Solar Echoes Video Comic on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y29Hjfkm39g
Questions for Forum Readers
What about this game interests you most? What doesn't interest you?
What's your impression of the game so far?
What do you think of the characters? Any favorites?
Since the game is based on the Solar Echoes RPG game universe, does that make you more or less interested in playing it?
Any other comments, questions, or feedback?