Cruel cuteness and melancholic violence.
On August 18th, Chou Suidou made the release announcement on Twitter for their debut visual novel—ghostpia. This is a partial release (ghostpia – Season One) by PQube, Yokaze, and room6, and features episode 1 to 5. This game is now available on Steam for $19.99 and for the first week after release, it’ll have a 15% discount ($16.99.)
If you aren’t sure about buying it, you can always play the demo, which is around 3 hours long.
While the game was previously released for Nintendo Switch ($19.99) earlier this spring, the Steam version offers:
- Keyboard and mouse controls
- FHD and 4K resolution
- Performance up to 60fps
- Steam achievements
Along with this release, the ghostpia Season One soundtrack collection “Relay” and an artbook packed with in-game art and design materials are now also available for purchase. Both are available at a great discount when purchased as a bundle.
How long is ghostpia?
We expect a playthrough to take between 7 and 10 hours.
There are 5 episodes to ghostpia, and each one takes between 1 and 2 hours.
Note: If you are reading all the text aloud, for example if you’re streaming, the game should take about twice as long.
Does ghostpia have branches and multiple endings?
No, ghostpia is an entirely linear story without branches of any kind. Please enjoy it as you would a manga or a movie—a story to read from start to finish.
What is the rating for ghostpia?
(…) ghostpia contains some rather violent scenes.
Are there any plans for a sequel to season one?
Yes, ghostpia is planned to be a two-part game, with season two being the final one.
However, we took care to make season one enjoyable as a stand-alone experience too, as it ends around the middle of the story.
Can I stream or Let’s Play ghostpia?
As long as you follow the guidelines, you’re more than welcome to.
Refer to the Streaming guidelines for more details.
Can I create derivative works?
As long as you follow the guidelines, you’re more than welcome to.Official Website
Refer to the Derivative works guidelines for more details.
Isolated from the world by snow, a town lies barren near a terminal station.
There lies a town where ghosts flood the streets at night.
But they aren’t really ghosts. They are immortal. Unable to die, with their neverending lives, they took to referring to themselves like that.
They say this is an ideal town. A true utopia for ghosts.
“But is it really? Can you really call this place a utopia?”
This is Sayako, and that is her plight.
For you see, Sayako is the only one in town who doesn’t truly belong there.
All the while she is sharing a room with the mysterious new face, Yoru.
More than anything in the world, Sayako longs to return to her hometown.
To set off beyond the unfathomable vast desert of snow, beyond where nobody has ever gone.
To the home she can only dream is out there.
To be able to remember what she has forgotten: the thing she holds the most dear.
That is her dream.
“In my dreams, I can get out. In my dreams, I can fit in.”
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