Sekai Project has teamed up with Love in Space to create another mature visual novel, “Shining Song Starnova”, this time focusing on the experience of the idol industry. Play as the producer of seven aspiring-superstars attempting to find their moment to shine as idols. The project is being funded by Kickstarter, which was created on August 10 and ends on September 9. The Kickstarter is currently not fully funded, so for those who are interested, check it out and contribute! Find out more information and links to free demos after the break.
The Kickstarter page describes the story as follows:
The girls of STARNOVA signed on to become idols thinking they will become the shining stars of their own fairytales.
Instead, they found themselves trapped in a cutthroat business where only the strongest could survive. In this messed up world where sex and drama are the only two things that sell, the girls quickly realized the idol business was nothing like what was shown on television.
YOU are MR. PRODUCER, and find yourself newly in charge of these seven hopelessly flawed would-be idols. Will the eight of you successfully navigate the industry and become the greatest idols in the nation? Or will everything come crashing down in a BAD END?
This is the story of STARNOVA! A grand pageant of idols! A beautiful comeback story of how seven washed up idols challenged the greatest idol unit in the nation!
There are seven different routes – one for each heroine. The full game clocks in at around 500,000 words. It’ll be available for Windows, Mac and Linux. The Denpasoft and Nutaku versions of the game will also feature animations for… certain images.
Free demos for “Shining Song Starnova” are provided here, and are also available on Steam. The game will release on Windows, OSX, and Linux.
The team also released a Denpasoft version, mature version of the demo with an unlockable h-scene, here. (NSFW)
Find more information about the Kickstarter campaign and the story here!