What is Eldet?
Eldet is an upcoming gay 18+ visual novel/dating sim game taking place in a late medieval fantasy setting, including locations based loosely on Andalusia (southern Spain), Sweden, Cambodia, Algeria, and India.
One of the primary philosophies of Eldet is that diversity matters. The game include characters of racial and ethnic backgrounds that are normally excluded in the fantasy genre.
Play the demo!
You play as Kunal, a man in his early 20s, who has spent the past sixteen years of his life studying at a college of mages--only to realize that, despite coming from a family of famous mages, he may have no magical powers of his own.
Nevertheless, when he is contacted by a mysterious "tomb raider" seeking to hire a mage for a purpose he won't disclose, he seizes upon the opportunity to leave the college, whatever the consequences. The demo opens to a scene prior to your departure from the college, and proceeds to reveal just what it is the tomb raider has hired you to do, ending with the discovery that you may not be so powerless after all
The full game will include six full character paths filled with choices which will subtly influence both your character's personality, as well as the outcome of the final act, which will be unlocked after completing the six character paths.
Their stories will take you around the world and across time itself as you test and expand the extent of your new-found magical abilities.
If romance isn't your thing, don't worry - you will be able to successfully (and satisfactorily) complete each companion's plot, as well as the overall game, without pursuing a romantic relationship with any of the characters.
The focus of Eldet is to make a game which anticipates actions a player might like to take and provide numerous varied actions and decisions for a truly customized experience which reshapes the game according to how you choose to play.
Each background featured in Eldet is digitally painted--no 3D renders, no photographs--in order to create a unique fantasy experience for the player unlike any other
In addition to static backgrounds, animated backgrounds (three of which appear in the demo) will be included in the final game, to further immerse the player in the various environments they will encounter.
The game features a soundtrack of original music composed specifically for Eldet which accompanies the many scenes you'll encounter in the game.
About secondary live interests:
Secondary love interests are already characters planned for the full game, but with additional funding, their in-game content will be expanded to include a potential romance, adding a new dynamic of exciting tension and conflict between them and the six main romance interests. More information will be given if the minimum funding goal is met!
For more information
The blog includes work-in-progress images from game development, answers to many fan questions, snippets of music, and loving comments from those who played the pre-demo teaser.
Risks and challenges
Production on Eldet is an undertaking that, so far, has been done entirely by myself. As a result, the burden falls squarely on myself to continue to deliver and eventually finish the project. Life can, at times, be bumpy, which could potentially affect the project and cause delays--
However, many people have already expressed interest in the project, and if there comes a time when, I will have plenty of help waiting to sign on.
- (30 days)