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"A beautiful sonata" - Shattered Controllers

"Venus: Improbable Dream will play your emotions like a beautiful instrument" - Mr Hands

"An excellent rendition of the inner workings of anxiety, depression, and loneliness" - VN Game Den

"This has been one of my most favourite personal experiences of a visual novel" - FlareBlitzed

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Buy The Soundtrack:  https://borealisgames.itch.io/venus-improbable-dream-soundtrack

Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/VenusImprobable

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Story:

Akane Kakeru is not your average 17 year old.  Thanks to a disfigurement he gained at birth, he spends his days struggling with social anxiety and wishing to be invisible.  Everything changes for him when he's placed into the after school music club, in an attempt to coax him out of his shell.  It's here that he meets Fujiwara Haruka, a disabled girl with a shy disposition, and a gift for music.  As the two of them begin to connect, Kakeru remembers what it's like to yearn for friends, to be confident in himself, and most importantly, to have a dream. Will he be able to truly face his inner fears once and for all, and achieve something he never thought possible? That’s up to you!

More info!:

An indie passion project, 'Venus: Improbable Dream' is a story rich, choice-based visual novel, centred around music, friendship, romance and mental health.  Its aim is to portray mental health struggles realistically, and take the player on a transformative, emotional journey to show that it's always possible to improve and have amazing experiences in life, even if you don't believe it at first.  It's also a fun and touching adventure that explores how powerful music can be, and features real life pieces by celebrated composers!

'Venus: Improbable Dream' has a slow burn style, showing you the small nuances and precious little moments that make up Kakeru and Haruka's story as they take timid steps towards a new future.  It's designed to emphasise the importance of small victories in your everyday life, as well as how severe anxiety and depression can be.  It begins rather darkly, and takes the player on an adventure into a much lighter place.  With four possible endings for you to discover, I sincerely hope that it will touch your heart!

WARNING: Contains themes of depression and anxiety, and depiction of panic attacks.

Features:

  • Approx 20-25 hours of gameplay
  • 34 song soundtrack, including a full vocal track + 7 famous classical pieces
  • 4 possible endings
  • Special dialogue for certain choices
  • 16 character sprites, and 15 full CGs
  • Custom GUI

The full game is available now for both PC and Mac, and if you'd like a little tester, there are free demos available for both platforms!  Check them all out below!

Updated 10 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3)
AuthorBorealisGames
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Tags2D, Anime, Dating Sim, Music, Narrative, Romance, Slice Of Life, Story Rich

Purchase

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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $12.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Venus: Improbable Dream PC 656 MB
Venus: Improbable Dream Mac 639 MB

Download demo

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Venus: Improbable Dream PC Free Demo 370 MB
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Venus: Improbable Dream Mac Free Demo 352 MB

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So far loving this game is different from all the other visual novels that I have played in the past as soon as a very little touchy the soundtrack freaking amazing, great details on the characters and the game and one person she did a fantastic job.

Keep up the great work developer, you truly the amazing job this game is totally inspiration, inspiring, emotional, powerful truly it's totally different from all the other visual novels I played this set an impact right here.


Complete this game last night men got the true ending the game.

Full review

Start off say this game was amazing everything about the cast and crew music do beautiful here it play in the game.

Made big impact on me definitely true inspiration to cast dealing with a personal issue blind and other depression to help each other that was amazing also.

Made Dream come true and special way too.

Love details in game graphics were amazing different locations in also amazing.

Other cast members were totally amazing also both parents in the game also amazing.

Teacher were amazing too.

Haruka, she was amazing dealing with the blind issue, she made improabaleDream for that

When she had a major breakdown that made the big impact even the real life world 🌎

Do Recommend this game absolutely you will fall in love with this game.

Special thanks to the developers you have done an amazing job impact lot of people now.

Congratulations.

Whatever next project going to be here to support.



Thank you so much for the kind words! It really means a lot! πŸ’œ

Definitely it was an honor and a privilege to experience your amazing game

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Congratulations keep up the great work.

Thank you so much for buying the game!  I'm really touched that you're enjoying it! I'd love to hear your thoughts when you've finished  <3

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Definitely the review  is coming soon.

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Playing right on Steam totally amazing love it.

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Congrats Boreails!!

Keep up the great work

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Thanks so much!  <3

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HYPE!

This is such an ambitious project for one person alone, but how come 175.000 words equal to 35 hours gameplay? I think people roughly can read 10k words in 1 hour...so....175.000 words maybe like 15 hours. Still a lot of text though.

I actually need to update that word count - that was an old count that's been sincerely exceeded since then!  Thank you for bringing this to my attention!  35 hours of gameplay is the more accurate statistic.

Oh my God that's really A LOT. Will the final product be free or paid? Either way good luck!

It's going to be paid, but I'm working to make sure that it's a good price, so not expensive!  Thank you!

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Do you plan on releasing it on android ?

I'm afraid it's only going to be available for PC, Mac and possibly Linux.  It's not intended to be a mobile game and would require different software, as the software I've used to create this game isn't fully compatible with android technology.

ah i see

Thanks for replying

No problem!

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Isn't it made with ren'py? I think it's feasible to port into android, and not too complicated too.

It is made with Ren'Py, but I know nothing about the Android side of it.  However, it's definitely something I'll look into before release!

It should be easy as clicking button and set some configuration, but you might need to adjust some UI (like quick menu and such) because it looks small in mobile port


So yeah.... We've seen each other on Twitter so I think no need to explain on how I arrive here.

A good visual novel rich in the experience details and story of a person who feels abandoned and hated by the society. The demo has everything set already, but the main character are quite hard to identify at first. Other than that this is a very nice visual novel that can be recommended as a read for people to study other experiences.


Exploring the music area now. There's a story build up now, can't wait to see what happens next.

Should've note this daily, but I was very busy and didn't get to properly do things.

The story so far is interesting to read, but I feel this is too long of a demo? Perhaps that's all the problem for now.

The demo is roughly 5 hours long, but the full game is around 40 hours long, so the demo isn't really much in comparison to the full game.  Besides, I wanted to include the first choice in the demo for some interactivity.

Hi there!  Thanks so much for trying out the demo!  It's still a work in progress, so it's continually being improved until its release in a few months!

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I love it!  πŸ’œ