Liar-soft’s visual novel Gahkthun of the Golden Lightning is now available on Steam.
Mangagamer has released Liar-soft’s steampunk visual novel Gahkthun of the Golden Lightning on Steam. Like Liar-soft’s other title, Kindred Spirits on the Roof, Gahkthun has made it onto Steam completely uncensored, with absolutely no content cut; the only difference is a few minor cosmetic changes to differentiate the two releases. The Steam edition will also feature new artwork not found in the game for its trading cards.
Fortunately, for those of you who have previously purchased the game off Mangagamer’s site, you will be receiving a free complimentary sSteam key to the game. Due to fraud issues that were plaguing the publisher a couple months back, all current and future purchases of the game on their website will not come with a Steam key. For your reading pleasure, you will find a synopsis, sample CGs, and information on where to purchase the game below.
The year is 1908. The 20th century is still young. An unfamiliar 20th century – in an unfamiliar world. This is a world that experienced a 19th century very different from our own. A world filled with innumerable steam-powered “Engines.” The unnaturally rapid development of this steam civilization has left the world’s skies shrouded in grey… and its seas dyed black.
“Sea” – Once, the word suggested an expanse of blue. Today, it refers to something dark and putrid. The former harbor city of Marseille in the European Kingdom of France looks out on a sea as black as any other. But these particular waters are home to something that can’t be found anywhere else on Earth… A massive artificial island, solid and imposing as a fortress. A city in its own right, but also a school; a place bursting with life and color. Its formal name: The Marseille Offshore Academia.
In the spring of 1908… A single young man appears within its walls. After declaring his intent to wage war against its powerful Governing Council, he introduces himself in this way: “Nikola Tesla. 72 years old. I’m a transfer student.” “Students of the Marseille Offshore Academia. My hundred thousand young friends, cursed by fate.” “…I will save every last one of you with my own two hands.”
And at the summit of Château d’If, a bell rings out. The Bell of Gahkthun, announcing that the time of rejoicing is at hand…
You can purchase Gahkthun of the Golden Lightning on Steam here for a discounted price of $33.99 until April 22nd. Afterwards, it will revert back to its normal pricing of $39.99. You can also pick up the DRM-free version of the game, which is currently enjoying the same sale, over at MangaGamer’s website. As stated previously, both editions contain the same content.
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