NekoNyan is back with another release! This time, it’s an English visual novel called Cerulean Days from Cascade of Leaves, a Swedish developer group.
This game is now available on Steam for 11% off ($13.34.)
However, this time around, they are not doing any translation or work for this visual novel. NekoNyan just acts as its publisher in the role of marketing for this visual novel instead. This marks the first original English visual novel project that’s being published by NekoNyan. It’s a new foray where they are less involved in the production process itself.
On a seemingly idyllic island, the Internet is shut down. What will become of those unable to adapt? In 2018, a lethal biological attack claims a significant number of lives. While tragedy occupies people's minds to the brim, a controlling governmental plan is put into effect. Cerulean Days is the third original visual novel by developer Cascade of Leaves. It had a successful campaign on Kickstarter and is now here on Steam!
Cerulean Days is an original English visual novel from Cascade of Leaves. They are an English visual novel production and developer studio who produce mostly all ages titles. Their notable releases include Anomie, Winter’s Symphonies, and their most recent release Aquapolis of Sins – Chapter 1.
Recently, their project Cerulean Days is slated to release on Steam with the responsibility of NekoNyan as marketing and publishing part. This project had a successful kickstarter campaign in the past, as seen below:
This visual novel released its demo on August 9th 2019 on the Itch.io website. They also opened their Kickstarter for first time shortly after. On Kickstarter, they were able to collect SEK 222,166 or US$ 20,000 going towards this visual novel’s production costs.
On September 5th 2019, they were able to reach 100% of crowdfunding, approximately $12,000 – $14,000. As reward, they announced that the project was fully funded and they desired to add additional heroine poses. They also promised to make a full OP and ED Movie. R18+ of this game would follow, once they were able to reach $16,000 and $22,000.
On September 14th 2019, they were able to reach the target and Cerulean Days‘ production was confirmed. They also managed to add 18+ content.
On April 25th 2022, it finally happened and Cascade of Leaves were releasing this visual novel as Pre-Release Kickstarter Version on the Kickstarter website. The download link had been made available through Kickstarter if you were one of the backers, otherwise you would have to wait for the official release. According to VNDB, this pre-release version also released with 18+ content.
By August 23rd 2022, the game itself had not even been submitted to Steam’s platform. The reasoning was explained in this post. On the positive side, they were able to make a physical copy of this game on DVD.
Several months later, they found a visual novel publisher in NekoNyan. They asked for NekoNyan’s help to publish the game on Steam. On June 10th 2023, NekoNyan announced the game on Twitter without revealing its release date.
2016. Inre Island. A seemingly idyllic, modern island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. A constant tranquil breeze along a mild climate, and a well-off society embracing a harmonious way of life. Its citizens often refer to the island as their very own miracle, counting themselves lucky to have been born on it. Tourism is hampered despite Inre being a highly desired travel destination, and for good reason. Not only is it a trip only the rich can afford, a rigorous regime means a special visa is required for entry. 2018. Over the course of six months, a lethal biological attack claims a significant amount of lives. While tragedy occupies people's minds to the brim, a controlling governmental plan is constructed and put into motion. All to prevent such attacks from ever occurring again. In the following years, Inre Island's citizens face unexpected change from their usual ways. On a somber day—damp, dark, and horrifying—the internet is shut down, leaving the island disconnected from the world around it. 2020 - present. After a long internet-less spring tinged with uncertainty, a new system to replace it with is introduced. A new "internet" along digital setbacks result in major changes to everyday life. Unable to adapt, many find themselves spiritually stuck in a world that no longer exists. Suddenly, the island appears shrouded in mysteries. The closed hearts are many. A select few want a way out. But most want to reset and forget. People who never would've met, meet. People who never would've loved, love. An island that had never known sadness, knows it now. Cerulean Days is set in 2020 and follows two outliers of society—mellow Michael and competent Séverine—as they discover the true effects of 2018. Amidst tragedy of lost friends and family, bonds are grown, solace is found, feelings blossom, truth is discovered, and conspiracies are seemingly unraveled. Hearts in need of mending await you. Welcome to Inre Island. Kickstarter
A kind-hearted and bubbly woman working at Inre City High School. For three years, she was Michael’s homeroom teacher. After a tragic personal crisis of Michael’s, Grace offers him all the support a grieving one could wish for. Since that day, they’ve lived in harmony under the same roof. Since that day, they’ve found solace in each other’s company. Since that day, they’ve been an uncommon “family”.
A cheerful full-time streamer meets an internet-less society. Confusion about life ensues. Her online community – her everything – is forever gone. Rose is lost, and knows not how to get out of the pit she has been put in. And her stubbornness makes everything all the more difficult! Will she adapt? Or will she remain stuck, holding onto fragments of her past?
A creative and intelligent girl working as a professional pastry chef in a luxurious mall. Due to strict schooling and an arduous upbringing, she has a habit of setting a high bar for both herself and those around her. She has a bold side to her, but typically only lets it show around people she’s comfortable with. Her past is filled with loneliness, but found comfort in chatting with like-minded people online. Due to the changes to Inre Island, and their effects on the social landscape, she is put in a position she’s unfamiliar with. And she does not like it.
Michael and Séverine’s boss at the Department of New Integration.
This game is now available on Steam for 11% off ($13.34.)
You can buy it now!