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Natalya and Sofiya Sprites Revealed!

Hey there! It's Kuroe here once again! Today, we've got not just one, but two cute girls to show you: say hello to our resident Russians, Natalya and Sofiya!




Last year, shortly before I joined the Somnova team, the Twins route was in a rather precarious state. They didn't really have fully fleshed-out personalities yet nor a definite character arc--no one was even quite sure what their disorders were going to be, in fact. The gimmick of having the "Twins route" split into individual "Natalya" and "Natasha" routes later down the story also proved problematic for the team, and it was apparently a colossal bitch to have it make sense story-wise and programming-wise, not to mention the fact that it would take until the heat death of the universe for the route writer to cook up two whole routes by themselves. After much debate on the dev channels, the fate of the girls eventually became a choice between scrapping them or retooling their entire story…
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Some Quality Reading

It's that time again - time for another update!
This time we have something a bit more substantial for you guys to take a peek at, and we're very excited to see what you think. Handled by the prolific Kuroe, we're proud to present Missing Stars: Overture!
Missing Stars: Overture is a collection of short stories featuring your favorite Missing Stars heroines. We decided it was high time to give everyone a preview of our writing and, as an added bonus, a preview of a new side character - Fran Dragovic!
Fran shows up in two of our short stories, and we figured we might as well give you guys a picture of what she looks like in uniform.
Fran is one of my favorite characters in Missing Stars, and I hope she becomes one of yours!
You can download your own copy of Missing Stars: Overture on our website.
We hope you enjoy!

Introducing Her Grace, the Duchess

Annaliese sprites inside; ready your defibrillators

Yo. My name’s Ultra_HR. I write Annaliese. I’ve got a few things to say, but first, check this out:
I’ll just give you a few seconds to let that sink in. Please feel free to take yourself to your nearest hospital if you feel you may be having the symptoms of a myocardial infarction (and note that Somnova Studios cannot be held liable for this).

This is Annaliese doing what Annaliese loves best; listening to music. Savour this smile. Protect it.

Annaliese hasn’t changed quite so much as the last Missing Starlet we featured, Jeanne. In fact, the design we’ve settled on here is pretty much the OG Annaliese, sidetail and all. Why change perfection?

Annaliese originally had full-blown over-ear headphones. This made for a nice design that many of you will be familiar with and for a fair while she wasn’t seen without them. Choosing to replace these with earbuds was a relatively big decision for a girl whose life revolves mostly around music, but in the end, I think it has more positives tha…

Jeanne Sprite Design Complete!

Woah, an actual Missing Stars update!

Jeanne's been through a lot. From her initial conception five years (really, that long?) ago to today, she's been through art style changes, four different artists, and, most recently, her final sprite direction guided by the lovely Eora, which, in comparison, took a lot less time than all the other stuff.

So here she is! This is the finalized design for Jeanne!


Team-wise, we've added a few new faces. Duane and Lamalama are our newest musicians, and they've got a heck of a lot of talent. Discord deviant Likhos has joined as a colorist and is working hard already! Lastly, Fia has joined as a researcher/psychology consultant to ensure our characters are accurate in terms of their disorders.

We're happy to have them all aboard, and we all are making incredible strides to ensuring that the public will see Missing Stars by the end of this century. :p

Stay tuned!

- Hamadyne

PS: We're still looking for talented artists and musician…