Visual Art’s Kinetic Novel, planetarian, Is Coming To Steam


Visual novel publisher Sekai Project have partnered with Visual Art’s to release planetarian, a “kinetic novel”—which is a sub-genre of visual novels—for Steam.


planetarian is a visual novel set in a post-apocalyptic world, with a linear story and no choices presented to the player. It was originally released in 2004 using digital distribution through Visual Art’s’ “Key” label.


“We are very excited about the opportunity to promote planetarian on Steam,” said Chrig Ling, licensing executive and co-founder of Sekai Project.


“The partnership between Visual Arts and Sekai Project is one that will have a positive effect on the industry. Though it had been speculated for years that such a partnership was perhaps impossible, I’m happy to say that we’ve made the impossible, possible.”

Ishaan Sahdev
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