Developer Galdra Studios have released their fantasy roleplaying visual novel, Arcadia Fallen, onto Steam today with a Switch version coming soon.
Arcadia Fallen, the debut visual novel of indie developer Galdra Studios, started out as a Master’s Thesis project before heading to Kickstarter and receiving more than 240% of its original funding goal. Blending anime-inspired visuals with Scandinavian storytelling, this visual novel aims to enthral fantasy fans alike. Daniel Svejstrup Christensen, the producer at Galdra Studios spoke about their relief of finally getting their game out to their fans and the relief they felt.
“Making a game that’s about intimacy has been incredibly difficult, and you have no way of knowing if you succeeded, before players can experience the game for themselves. The reception so far has been overwhelming, and we’ve already heard from players who’ve laughed and cried during the game. It’s such a relief to not just hope, but know, you made something that special.”Daniel Svejstrup Christensen ~ Galdra Studios
Check out the game’s announcement trailer here.
What Is Arcadia Fallen?
Arcadia Fallen is a visual novel in which the player takes on the role of a young alchemist who has become bound to an illegal spirit. This inciting incident brings them into the throngs of a war between humanity and magic. By joining forces with a band of unlikely heroes they must both save themselves from their inner demons all while trying to save the world. You can expect to see a customisable protagonist, an intricate dialogue system that shapes your character and full voice acting. Here is a list of some of what you can expect:
- Customise your protagonist and make dialogue choices that will shape their personality
- Form meaningful bonds with four other characters (LGBTQ+ friendly) either romantically or platonically
- Solve challenging puzzles that are easy to learn but hard to master
- Experience a thrilling narrative featuring more than four hours of fully voice dialogue from actors such as Laura Post and Allegra Clark
Release Date & Price
Arcadia Fallen is releasing today for Steam with a Nintendo Switch version scheduled to come later this year. Head on over to the game’s Steam store page to pick it up.