Calme’s first ever visual novel title KARAKARA has been released on Steam.
[Update 06/28/16] A standalone 18+ edition has been released on Denpasoft’s store, which is currently also on sale for $15.00 with a normal list pricing of $18.99. Like the steam patch, the adult content in the standalone edition is mosiaced.
The game was first announced at Sekai Project’s AOD 2016 panel earlier this year, and following a successful Indiegogo campaign, has finally been released on Steam, along with a purchasable 18+ adult content patch. KARAKARA boasts art from the popular artist P19, a scenario written by Kio Natchi – who is probably best known for their work on Yumiko’s route from the Grisaia series, and is directed by Shiihara June – known for the scenario from Princess Waltz. For your reading pleasure, below you will find a game trailer, synopsis, sample CGs, and information on how to obtain the game and patch below.
“Let us live on this land so arid.”
KARAKARA. It is the sound of aridity. It is the sound of dry asphalt and sandy winds. It is the sound of relentless sunshine, as well as the sound of a withering race.
The “Age of Dusk.” It is a time of senescence for the human species, during which hybrids known as the “Others”—those who are human, yet not—exist in great numbers. On the windswept barrens of a land without moisture, a small gathering of people make their living in a world they no longer know. Down a stretch of highway and far from the heart of the town are two such people who run a small diner. To them, the circumstances that reshaped their world is of far less concern than the number of lunch boxes they can load into their delivery vehicle. After all, leaving customers hungry is not good for business, and business keeps them fed. Day after day, they occupy themselves with the endless work of their store. However, the comfortable monotony of their daily lives is turned on its head when they discover a large suitcase by the roadside on their way home from deliveries. Lying on the suitcase, unmoving, is a young girl with pink hair…
Though parched, they keep each other company, and while hollow, they fill each other’s voids.
So shall they live on this land so arid.
You can purchase KARAKARA on Steam for $7.99 during the Steam Summer Sale, which ends on July 4th. You can also purchase the 18+ patch for the Steam edition here for a week-long introductory price of $7.99; afterwards, it goes to its list price of $9.99. A standalone adult edition of the game is also slated to hit Denpasoft soon.
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