Shining Song Starnova, an adult visual novel where players manage a team of girls trying to become pop idols, is now available on GOG according to a news post on the digital games distributor's website.
A game that combines visual novel elements with a management game, Shining Song Starnova has you exploring routes with the seven girls of the STARNOVA pop idol group. Each of them has their own dreams and ambitions, and it's up to you as Mr. Producer to help them along with their goals. Of course, a man in close quarters with a bunch of pretty girls has the potential to get a bit steamy and Shining Song Starnova certainly doesn't shy away from that. The game features Japanese voice acting from some experienced seiyuu; have a look at the game's trailer to listen to some of it and get to know the characters a bit better:
Since it's an adult-oriented visual novel, the developers have had a bit of trouble in getting their game published on Steam:
This game is one of many titles that are currently being held up on Steam thanks to that platform's desire to develop new content-filtering tools for adult-oriented games. The developers put out an announcement on their Steam news page advertising the fact that it's gone live on other platforms.
The GOG version ended up getting some last-minute censorship - we reached out to GOG and Sekai Project earlier today but have not yet received a reply. GOG users will have to grab a mod if they want to play the uncensored version of the game.
If you're up for grabbing a brand-new visual novel that can get you a little hot under the collar, you can grab Shining Song Starnova on GOG for $29.99 or your regional equivalent. The game is also available on Nutaku completely uncensored for the same price or 2,999 Nutaku Coins. You can also add the game to your wishlist on Steam.
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What do you think of Shining Song Starnova? Do you think a visual novel can succeed in a space that's so heavily dominated by the likes of titles like The Idolmaster? Let us know in the comments below!