Retro Sci-Fi Visual Novel Stories from Sol: The Gun-Dog Gets New Playable Demo

If you love sci-fi and retro visual novels, the charming l Stories from Sol: The Gun-Dog got a brand new playable demo for PC via Steam. 😍

Published: May 21, 2023 5:54 PM /


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Publisher Astrolabe Games and developer Space Colony Studios announced that a playable demo of the retro visual novel Stories from Sol: The Gun-Dog has been released.

The demo, available right now for PC on Steam, includes the first hour of the full game, providing you with a chance to get to know the protagonist and the rest of the crew of the Jovian patrol ship Gun-Dog.

The announcement came with a trailer, which provides another look at the game's retro-style visuals that definitely aim to bring back the style of the classic PC88 and PC98 visual novels.

You can check out the trailer below, and if you want to see more, you can enjoy the original reveal.

Stories from Sol: The Gun-Dog will release for PC via Steam, but we don't yet have a specific release date. If you're not familiar with the game, here's what it's all about.

War is over. War is just beginning.

Planetary Calendar 214. Four years have passed since the end of the Solar War. Our protagonist, scarred from the loss of his crewmates in the war, is re-assigned to the Jovian patrol ship Gun-Dog as it’s dispatched with orders to investigate mysterious signals coming from the edge of Jovian Space.
Unknown to the Gun-Dog’s crew, a new danger looms deep in the ocean of stars, threatening not just the Gun-Dog but all her crew.

Take on the role of the Gun-Dog's security officer as you attempt to save the ship from an unknown assailant whilst navigating the paranoia, conspiracies and vendettas that break out amongst the crew. As camaraderie falls apart can you overcome the challenges that await?

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