I most certainly don’t shy away from adult-themed games, whether they’re hardcore or not, which is why I didn’t hesitate to back Catch Canvas when it launched. It also helps to have the pedigree of Unwonted Studios and Razzart behind it as well. While the pitch itself sold me I still had to give the demo that they provided a spin to see how the early game will play out. And I have to say that I haven’t been disappointed with what little I’ve seen so far.
Now, I won’t go into the detail of the look or feel of Catch Canvas. It’s basically your standard visual novel fare. The plot is also minimalistic at this point but we do get to start to know the four characters involved in the story. Suffice it to say, if you’re a fan of “slice of life” games with some more mature content then you should enjoy this one.
From what I’ve gathered of the short demo they’re most assuredly delivering on their promise of a more eroge tale than most funded on Kickstarter. While the demo is far from finished and there are CGs either unfinished or completely missing in it the text alone spells out just how ecchi the game will be and it only covers the first couple of days at your uncle’s art school. The three girls certainly are a bit more promiscuous than you’d probably expect at first glance. And I’m sure it only gets hotter from there.
While Catch Canvas is far from my first adult video game rodeo it’s also unique in that you can choose your name and gender before starting the game. While I have yet to try out the male options I did very much want to see how it fares being a girl in a house of perverted girls. If you’re into yuri then I promise you that you won’t be disappointed in how things turn out by the end.
The game does take into account your gender and seeing things like “We may both be girls but I did find my eyes wandering towards her hips” or the *cough* bath scenes shows that they’re willing and able to go both straight and lesbian routes should you be so inclined with one over the other. I don’t know exactly how the male options and dialogue work compared to the female but I’m sure that the outcome ends up more-or-less the same. You try to help the girls out with their art, get aroused by them and conversely arouse them.
The demo for Catch Canvas isn’t finished. As mentioned, there is art missing in places that as far as I know is still being worked on. I wouldn’t be surprised if they release another updated demo once the rest of the assets are finished but as it currently stands it looks and reads like a good visual novel. An eroge visual novel with well endowed art students and quirky personalities but as long as you don’t mind sexual overtones and risque art you should enjoy this one. I know that I’m not in the least bit regretting putting money into the campaign, that’s for sure.