Whether or not visual novels would be accepted onto Steam has been a point of debate around this community for a while, so when one of our readers pointed out to me that, recently, an indie visual novel with simplistic art but a complex story, went up for sale on Valve’s digital store, I thought our readers might like to know about it.
Analogue: A Hate Story, by indie developer, Christine Love, is a detective story where you pick from two dialogue options to questions in order to progress through the game. Here’s a summary of the game’s story:
Back in the 25th century, Earth launched a generation ship into deep space, with the goal of establishing the first interstellar colony. It dropped out of contact and disappeared, never reaching its destination.
Thousands of years later, it has finally been found.
Uncover the mystery of what happened to the final generation aboard the generation ship Mugunghwa by reading through its dead crew’s logs, with the help of a spunky AI sidekick!
Two pursuable characters. Five endings. A dark visual novel that further extends the non-linear style of Digital: A Love Story in a mystery featuring transhumanism, traditional marriage, loneliness, and cosplay.
Analogue: A Hate Story is available on Steam now for $10.
A big thanks to Chris Taran for the heads up!