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PQube announce Lo-Fi Visual Novel ghostpia for Steam and Switch 2023

PQube announce Lo-Fi Visual Novel ghostpia for Steam and Switch 2023

Written by Ross Locksley on 20 Mar 2023

PQube have announced a curiously lo-fi style visual novel, ghostpia, for later in 2023. Originally released in Japan on browser and mobile, the game is coming West for Steam and Nintendo Switch with improved graphics and sound, but the same lo-fi style and music. Told via a charming "picturebook" aesthetic, the game follows Sayaka, a lone foreigner in an isolated town surrounded by a desert of snow, trying to make it home.


From the Press Release:

"In my dreams, I can get out. In my dreams, I can fit in"

'ghostpia' is an immersive visual novel following Sayoko, the only foreigner in town. She is sharing a room with a mysterious girl Yoru but wants to go back to her hometown. She crosses the empty snowy desert searching, does this home exist? Can she remember what she has forgotten? All she can do is dream.

  • Kinetic gameplay – No branching routes or quick-time events, 'ghostpia' is designed for you to sit back and sink into the storyline, enjoying it like a movie 
  • Dynamic Visual Novel - Explore a story filled with movement, animation and beautiful sounds that elevates the traditional visual novel experience. Full of intense emotion and themes of friendship, loneliness, and an endless revival
  • Beautiful soundtrack and sound effects – the gentle music crafts the atmosphere of this snowy ghost town, drawing you into its world 
  • A dazzling Lo-fi aesthetic - picture book styled illustrations and the option to turn glitch effects on or off
  • An isolated town – separated from the world by snow, this is a town where immortal “ghosts”, people who are unable to die, reside 
  • Lovable Characters - 'ghostpia' is filled with strange and interesting characters, from the protagonist Sayoko to the mysterious Yoru
  • Coming West for the First Time - Originally released on mobile and web browsers only in Japan
  • A story of friendship – the struggles of friendships are the core of 'ghostpia', as Sayoko struggles to accept people into her life 
  • A brand-new version of the game - with new music, higher resolution illustrations and more complex animations
  • Includes the complete five episodes of 'ghostpia' Season One

Ross Locksley
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Ross founded the UK Anime Network waaay back in 1995 and works in and around the anime world in his spare time. You can read his more personal articles on UKA's sister site, The Anime Independent.

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