On April 21st, Razzart Visual started their campaign for Starlight Vega, an urban fantasy visual novel that exclusively featured lesbian relationships. Its modest funding goal was $3,550. 31 days later, on May 22nd, Starlight Vega’s campaign closed out with exactly $22,264 thanks to 988 backers! This was a resounding success for the LGBT sub-genre, one that backers celebrated happily along with the devs. Even for this niche market, non-pornographic yuri visual novels of good length are fantastically rare. They are outnumbered by shorter and raunchier yuri games, which are usually created with a male heterosexual audience in mind. Thankfully, in Starlight Vega’s case, an alternative of great substance is provided, and we here at Cliqist are very much looking forward to playing the complete game in the future!

Starlight Vega

Razzart Visual warmly thanked fans in their latest update, stating, “Your support and enthusiasm for this game has touched my heart, thank you so much for believing in this project!” They go on to say that development is well under way for the game, and that more updates will be coming soon on Kickstarter. In the comments, Razzart stated that they were preparing surveys and messages for certain tiers, such as personalized commissions.

What’s more, Starlight Vega managed to squeak by their $22k stretch goal, which unlocks a new harem love scene. At the time this is being written, the announcement on this achievement has not been released yet, but from the small description on the campaign page, it appears this new love scene will present new CG artwork of a non-pornographic nature for the harem romance story route.

Starlight Vega

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Amanda French
Amanda French first cut her gaming teeth by playing such classics as Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Super Mario World at the ripe age of four. From there spawned a lifelong love of video games, particularly narrative heavy adventures and open world games. A creative writing graduate of Full Sail University, Amanda writes fiction novels in her spare time. You can find her work at the Independent Author Network under the pseudonym, Illise Montoya. Amanda’s all-time favorite games include Dragon Age: Origins, Fallout 2, and Tekken 5. She lives on the California coast with her husband and young baby son.
Amanda French
  • Nonscpo

    I don’t see an issue with VN’s having pornographic content, but I guess I agree that making a Yuri title without 18+ content is a rarity. Hopefully it’s done well and helps introduce more people to the Visual Novel genre.

    • Frenden

      I hope introduces more people, too, as well as to the yuri genre.

      • Nonscpo

        Yuri is an interesting genre, Im surprised it isn’t more popular outside of Japan.