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YuriJam 2019

Hello everyone, hope you’re doing well. We have an exciting announcement for you all! Watercress, Somnova Studios and Sarchalen Visual Media have all teamed up for YuriJam 2019 to develop and publish a game together! We’ve been working on it since the beginning of October and we can’t wait to show off all of our hard work to the fans. 

Here’s a quick description of the upcoming YuriJam game: 

Raine, a genius mechanic with a lust for adventure, thrives in the frontier of space accompanied only by her shipborne AI navigator. Well into her travels, she makes a critical error while piloting, jumping through an unstable wormhole and crash-landing on an unknown planet. There, she makes first contact with a young species of sentient beings that look a lot like humans with a hint of… goat? To return to her home, Raine must repair her ship before the wormhole closes. However, in this unfamiliar place, she makes a friend that forces her to question what she really wants.

A Field of Flowers and Sta…
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Happy Halloween 2019! + Missing Stars Update

Hello everyone, hope you're doing well. It's Halloween! The time of year where fantastic costumes, delicious candy and all of the skeletons reign supreme.

Speaking of costumes, the always amazing Kuroe has drawn Jeanne in a super adorable cat costume!

It's the internet, we gotta go with cats. 

While we're here, we thought we'd give a little update on Missing Stars: Act One.

We're happy to report that progress is coming along very well! We have about 75% of Act One's scenes programmed into the game, so we just have to get the remaining 25% programmed in and begin our master edit.
In the art department, all of Jeanne's line art is complete, and we're going to be retouching a few of our sprites soon.
Once again, thanks for your continued patience and support!

Somnova Studios Dev Interviews: Kuroe Interview

Hello everyone, hope you’re all doing well and oh boy do we have a special blog post for you today. As promised, we have an interview with Kuroe, the writer for Natalya’s route who was kind enough to take the time to be interviewed.

Regarding how people find out about Missing Stars, it's incredibly common that people hear about it in some way because of Katawa Shoujo. Would you say that was the case for you? What lead you to joining the Missing Stars team?
It was indeed my gateway! KS was such a unique experience so I wanted more after that. I binged through fanfics and other stuff (Sisterhood being an obvious one) and delved for more of that KS goodness until I stumbled on the TV Tropes page for Missing Stars. I saw that it was still in development, so being an impatient bastard I thought "If they aren't releasing it soon, I need to help do it myself.” So I applied as an artist. Now I'm writing the Natalya route. 

So you say you applied to be an artist for Somnova but e…

Happy Birthday, Jeanne!

Hello everyone, how you’re doing well. We just wanted to share a post to wish Jeanne Lefevre a happy birthday!! To accompany that, we wanted to share a short character info sheet about her and some cute photos of our favorite thicc girl.

We’ll be doing this on all of our character’s birthdays so please look forward to more fun facts about all of our characters!
Birthday: October 23 (Mole Day) Favorite Food: Jeanne's a big fan of tomatoes, having greatly enjoyed some fresh ones in her youth. She developed a bit of a habit of evaluating the taste of food as she eats it, something she does when eating at a restaurant somewhere. Hobbies: Jeanne loves reading about scientific discoveries in various blogs, websites, and journals. She especially likes reading about chemistry and physics, her two favorite classes. Outside of school, she enjoys leading St. Dymphna's Astronomy Club in looking at the stars, as well as doing small projects related to it, such as orbital mechanics, researchin…

A Brief Update On Missing Stars

Hello everyone,

It's been almost eight years since our little group started up out of the Katawa Shoujo forums. While we've been through a lot of staff changes, Missing Stars has managed to garner interest from a variety of groups, from fans of Katawa Shoujo to fans of visual novels in general.

More recently, we've gained a sister studio in the form of Watercress, who have proved to be invaluable allies in terms of helping us with marketing and a lot of other optimizations for us.

Our other, smaller projects have also been well-received, with our initial release of Arcadia getting us a lot of positive feedback. We're excited to re-release it on Steam (thanks again to Watercress!) so please check it out there!

Missing Stars, of course, has always been our number one priority throughout the years. We've worked hard to make sure our stories about Erik and all of our lovely ladies are well-written, thoughtful, and meaningful for our readers.

Fans have asked us about wh…