Today indie developer Oppai-Man officially announced its next adult visual novel, titled Forbidden Fantasy, and revealed the release dates for the first chapter.
Initially, it'll launch form the developer's Patreon supporters on a staggered calendar depending on tier, but it'll then release for free for everyone on December 15.
The game promises to combine adult content, epic battles, and an immersive narrative. The developer also claims that it comes with "great animations and story."
The release calendar will be as follows.
- $25 Tier, Tuesday, November 21st
- $20 Tier - Friday, November 24th
- $15 Tier - Monday, November 27th
- $10 Tier - Friday, December 1st
- $5 Tier - Monday, December 4th
- $2 Tier - Friday, December 8th
- FREE - Friday, December 15th
There is also a trailer, but we can't embed it here. You can find it at the developer's official site. Do keep in mind that it's very much unsafe for work, and here you can pretty much see two of the only three shots that you can watch at the office without getting in trouble.
If you're not familiar with the developer, Oppai-Man is known for its previous visual novel FreshWomen, set in the classic college environment that appears to be one of the most popular among western adult visual novel developers.
At the moment, Season 1 has "overwhelmingly positive" reviews on Steam and further episodes are still in development.
Oppai-Man is one of the many examples example of a very active adult gaming industry based on Patreon that has flourished over the past several years.
Small studios and solo developers have been releasing their games in episodic form on the crowdfunding platform, finding large communities willing to finance their efforts that normally wouldn't find any support among traditional publishers.
Usually, when the games are completed or accumulate enough content, they're released on Steam opening up to an even larger userbase, often appearing among Valve's platform's top sellers lists.
It's very likely that Forbidden Fantasy will follow the same route as its predecessor did, unless it runs afoul of one of Steam's somewhat obscure policies that have seen a number of titles banned over the last few years.