On October 4th, Foxdrift Studios released their debut game Gardens of Seif on Steam and Itchio. Originally released as a demo back in 2020, Foxdrift Studio (under Donut Duchess) opened a Kickstarter project for funding the full game in 2022. The project has since then successfully achieved its stretch goal.
Foxdrift Studios is an indie VN studio based in the United States. As of writing, they are focused on producing otome games, particularly their Garden of Seif series. Besides Garden of Seif: Chronicles of Assassin, they have released a fandisc for the series as well as a demo for another series titled The Dark Prince.
An undercover assassin is on a mission to knock out her marks, but things turn upside down when a guild of enemy assassins is after her bounty. She runs into two mysterious men along her journey, both claiming to be trustworthy, but their secrets could lead her deeper into trouble. Can she trust them? Choose your assassin name, and guide MC through a dangerous world filled branching storylines, emotional character routes, and multiple endings. It is up to you to decide if the story will end with a captivating romance or a backstabbing murder. Will you decide to be a cold-blooded assassin? Or will you find that nurturing relationships is the key to happiness? Steam
☆ Choose your Assassin Alias
MC is an assassin, and her real name is Iris Lapis, but players may choose her secret assassin name.
☆ Stat building
Build trust with your enemies… or betray them.
☆ Journal system
The journal system features essential lore, keepsakes, as well as Iris’s hitlist. Some information in the journal is locked and will update as the player progresses through the story.
☆ Cinematic scenes
The game features cinematic scenes for key moments in the story, helping immerse the player in the Garden of Seif world.
☆ Two assassin love interests
The enemies/love interests each have a complex story that intertwines with the other’s.
☆ 100k + words
The common route + both routes combine to more than 100k words. Players will enjoy POV scenes from each love interest, diving deep into their thoughts and feelings as well as making critical choices on their behalf. Choose carefully, because these two still have the means—and motive—to betray you.
Garden of Seif: Chronicles of an Assassin is now available to buy on Steam and itch.io. If you’re interested in Foxdrift Studio’s other works, you can check out their official website for related content.