By Diego Hernandez / May 11th, 2020
Following last week’s breathtaking trailer, ds-sans officially reveals a new romance story in Thawing Feelings. The team that carefully produced one of the hit visual novels from last year is back to tug at your heart. Furthermore, they’re working with a different scenery. With high school in the rear view mirror, follow three university students in a more realistic approach to romance. In particular, explore the difficulties of forging relationships and identity struggles. The team’s last work, Chemically Bonded, took home runner-up for Visual Novel of the Year for its take on romance. However, the developer says this project will be his magnum opus mixing in several new story elements. Among these are the highly-requested 18+ scenes. The team is aiming for a 2021 release with a Kickstarter campaign happening this Summer. Please follow ds-sans and us for details on Thawing Feelings.
"So, just what does it mean to be in love?"
I'm happy to announce our new #visualnovel, 'Thawing Feelings'! A bittersweet, winter love is soon to be orchestrated. ❄️💙
Read more here: https://t.co/NQCjWOuThp
— ds-sans (@dssansVN) May 11, 2020
Do you want to know more about the story? Here’s the synopsis:
Is your heart frozen?
With adulthood on the horizon, seemingly endless days of freedom are coming to an end, with one question still looming on your mind. So, just what does it mean to be in love? As the balance between your closest friends and the newest people in your life begins to tip, one final chance at an idealised, young love soon presents itself as these feelings begin to settle.
Thawing Feelings follows the lives of three university students as their past, present and futures become frosted with uncertainty, as a bittersweet winter affair is soon orchestrated.
Meet the beautiful characters:
Marie ‘Chisaka’ Cadwell (20)
As a passionate learner, Marie’s heart thrives with knowledge, but more so in that of her own friend’s happiness. Even with her cheeky side, and her half-English one too, Marie remains composed in the toughest of situations, letting her diligence be of good use.
As your close friend, Marie kindly offers her support in your studies, even if you don’t deserve it.
Ayami Yuuki (19)
Fresh to the system, Ayami takes her studies lightly, tending to focus more on the ins-and-outs of those she comes across. As upbeat as she may seem, her sensitive side isn’t one to be toyed with either. With the facades of life ever overwhelming, Ayami finds comfort in the honesty of those around her.
Meeting you by chance, Ayami is soon fascinated by the quirks of her aloof upperclassman.
Are you curious about this team and their work? Please consider reading our interview with ds-sans here. Furthermore, please read our review on his last project here. This writer hopes to have ds-sans again for another interview regarding the project. Please look forward to that when the crowdfunding campaign goes live. Do you want to interact with developers like ds-sans? Join the Love VN Dev Discord server! A place where even if you’re not a developer, you’ll gain insight as to how some of your favorite stories come to life. In addition to making friends and learning, you’ll find yourself drowning in games to play. Congratulations to ds-sans on the announcement! Operation Rainfall wishes you good luck in your development journey. We’re ready for some intense romance.
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