"He always wanted to figure out what was wrong with him" ಥ‿ಥ
A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android
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WELCOME TO SANTA LUCIA
In “Santa Lucia”, you take on the role of a young cat named Ben in his first semester at the University of Santa Lucia. As a child, Ben was prone to crippling headaches and blackouts. One night in his first year of high school, these pains culminated in a terrifying nightmare, which marked the beginning of recurring night terrors which have plagued his life ever since then.
Still, Ben manages to maintain an optimistic view of life, looking forward to the change of pace university has to offer. As you experience Ben's first semester, you'll encounter a wide cast of colorful characters, several of whom you'll be able to pursue a romantic relationship with. However, some nights Ben still has those headaches which caused him so much grief growing up. Will you be able to live your first semester of university to the fullest, or will the pains eventually overwhelm you?
WHAT IS THIS PROJECT?
Santa Lucia is an adult-oriented visual novel being developed by a branch team of Stormsinger Studios. This game has been DzahnDragon’s baby for years and is what he initially set out to build experience for with the Morenatsu Revisited project. Dzahn and Devilizer aim to create an engrossing drama about a young man’s first experience with college life, hopefully bringing back nostalgic memories for readers who have gone through something similar.
This visual novel is intended for adults only and will feature graphic depictions of homosexual relationships. There are also depictions of violence and trauma that readers may find disturbing.
Please exercise discretion and be 18 years or older before downloading the demo!
MEET THE CAST
The protagonist, Ben is an incoming freshman at the University of Santa Lucia. Sociable but easy to embarrass, Ben is the kind to stick his neck out for those he considers friends.
Chris and Russell are the upperclassmen who individually take on mentorship roles for Ben. Chris is Ben’s university-appointed “Student Mentor”, guiding him through the first semester with advice and support, while Russell is the cool dude who happens to take a liking to our “fish out of water” cat.
THE LOVE INTERESTS
Your classmates in the same mentorship group under Chris. These are the three characters Ben has the opportunity to pursue a relationship with over the course of the game. Bryan is an up and coming football star, while Nate has his sights set on someday being on Broadway. Carlos is the kind who keeps his head down, working hard to eventually become a lawyer.
Karina is one of your old friends from elementary school who by chance happens to be attending the same university as you after not seeing each other for years. Your friendship continues almost as if it never ended.
Zach is your roommate for Freshman year. Be careful, he’s very shy and extremely introverted! Hopefully Ben’s able to connect with him, otherwise it’s going to be a long semester…
WHAT IS OUR UPDATE SCHEDULE?
New builds of Santa Lucia will be uploaded to itch.io approximately one month after they've been available to our supporters on Patreon. To keep up with the latest news and exclusive content, consider supporting the project on Patreon!
Santa Lucia is being developed using the Ren'Py engine.
Disclaimer: Santa Lucia is a work in progress! Art assets, music, writing, UI are all subject to change over time and will not necessarily be the same between builds! Please be patient as we work to make the game the best it can be!
Thank you for your interest in our project! We look forward to and appreciate your continued support!
|Updated||26 days ago|
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux, Android|
|Tags||adult, Bara, Dating Sim, Furry, Gay, LGBT, Mystery, nsfw, Romance, Synthwave|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any)|
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I really like the fact that you pick what species Eric was, it adds a bit of mystique, like maybe, Ben doesn't recall exactly or something, or I could be looking into nothing, It just feels international
Poor Ben, losing his sister, Jasmine
Chris is my spirit animal
The update was wonderful! I really love Nate's current route, I wanna cuddle him so badlyyyyy
Also, it would be nice for Ben to get back in contact with Eric. I feel like they would be very good friends!
Anyways, I can't wait for the next update for Nate's route! And I wanna see if my cutie Chris is gonna be a dateavle character after some time!
(Not pressuring you tho)
I did really like Diego's design. Hope he's a character who Ben can interact with.
Please update this game
When is Nate's route gonna be available? I needed it
love this novel so much I hope you bring another update out soon in the future because I want to know what happens next
Are chris and Russell dateable?
No, however the left a survey for you to fill out, they take suggestions such as that and to why you'd want them to be dateable, so chances are that they MAY be dateable.
Lol When I started to get excited in see the dragon guy it sudden finish. Just after had... a no bear ride. Lol ...that reminded me of Moneratsu. Make me feel in love.
Overall, I am totally enamored by the game's world building and character creation. You guys have done such a great job and it shows. But can i just say, as someone who identifies as Latinx I really love the authenticity of Carlos as a character and I especially love the representation you guys are putting out. You'll have my support on Patreon so I hope you guys continue to keep up the great work!
Thanks! I'm glad Carlos is coming across well! Dzahn is half Mexican, so he tries to integrate a little bit of his experiences when writing the character.
Awesome game! I could write how badass the game is, but I'm too lazy for it, I'll save for when the game is done hahaha
oh, the squeezing here is missing a "u"
Indeed it is, thank you for pointing it out! I'll have it fixed in the next update hehe
Man this game looks amazing. At first I just brushed this off but I've taken a liking to it especially now that you added the newest expression of Chris. I mean who doesn't like a geeky upperclassmen with hyper active personality? Keep up the awesome work!
This looks so amazing! I like all of their personalities!
Also, Chris and Nate are so cute! Nate will be my first choice, and I saw that Chris to be a dateable character is your second goal, so I can't wait for that to happen!
Will Chris Like Russel be dateable for a patron goal?
its all on their patreon and it seems that any character mentioned in this description LI, mentors and, friends all could have routes as patreon stretch goals
Yes! Chris is the second stretch goal route on our Patreon!
if I'm honest I just really like this game and I had a suprising amount of fun translating the nightmare after realising the thing about them there still a few words that confuse me in the seqeunce but they'll probably be explained
Will Russel be date able
There's a very good chance he will someday! He's our first stretch goal route on Patreon, so if we ever receive enough funding we'll begin development of a route for him.
The "pendejo" part was hilarous. I take that Carlos speaks spanish.
Yeah, he does! Carlos is Mexican American and was raised in a household that spoke Spanish almost exclusively.
this visual novel is one of the best I have ever played,keep up the good work,quick question: do you upload updates monthly?,also carlos is my favorite :3
Yes! Our updates are monthly, and we just uploaded a new build for everyone to enjoy, hehe!
Why you all hating on Chris? He be such a sweetheart!
Will sam be a love option?
Even though there isn't a lot of interaction with him, he managed to be my favourite character.😁😍🤩
No promises, but if there's enough demand over time I might consider something special for the panther hehe!
I would love it too. The one that appeared to carry his luggage?
Really I just thought of him carring me to his room when I saw him.
I was about to ask that too. Being an strong gentlemanly cat could be expanded perhaps even? With classes or majors even
How is Sam even more hot now?
I was really enjoying the whole theater act, somehow even Bryan adds something to the act
Yeah, his jackass attitude and attemp to sabotage Carlos totally backfired. Best part ever xD
I had a lot of fun writing that sequence! I didn't originally have Bryan's interaction planned in my outline, but I went with it anyway because it just felt right in the moment X)
The intro nightmare had even me feeling uneasy lol... The music, art, dialogue, and everything else is amazing so far in this project. Got me hooked right off the bat, just like morenatsu did~ Def gotta hop on your patreon asap ^^
I-I just noticed the nostalgic reference to Morenatsu... Awww I'm so enjoying this!!
But, the burning question...is that really him? ;D
Just played the demo. Loved it 🥰
Waiting for more.
That group photo was awesome too and it's just a WIP. Wondering how awesome will be the finished art. Just Chris was a bit too different from his Sprite. I was thinking at the start that it was someone else 🤣 or maybe it's? 😨
I got a little freaked out at the beginning, thinking that it would be a crazy game with only bad things, like ECHO, but hope not 🥺
Also...Bryan grin is scary, even though some times it was intended to be a flirty grin 🤣🤣 To me that is the most important thing to change in the future :P
He reminds me of Darius from Extracurricular Activities, but with a psycho smile. It's like the lost evil brother of Darius 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Anyway, awesome work. Keep going that you guys are gonna go far ☺️👌🏻
A lot of what you see in the game right now is a work in progress, so expect things to change and improve down the line!
yeah, I understand. The game is in progress overall haha
Waiting for the next updated ^-^
Also, the team doing this game is the same that is remaking Morenatsu? Cuz if it's that would be a lot of work lol
Liking the game so far, particularly Bryan and Carlos. Though I have to admit that Zach has picked my interest. Can't wait to see more of this fine game! :)
The dragon has to be my favorite character. Can't wait for him to be a romance option.
Please tell me Chris is an option. I don't know why, but his character I have fallen in love with already. I just hope he'll be an option.
I went to there patreon and it seems that there patreon goals add each character as a route in this order Russel, Chris, Zach then, Karina
Chris is the second stretch goal route option on our Patreon! If we get enough support, he very well could become a love interest!
I really hope so. I'd be so upset if he didn't. Honestly is one of my favorite characters in any of these types of games already, and that's just off a version one? it's impressive, I'll tell you what
Will Zach be a romance option? I really like his character.
There's a good chance he will someday! He's the third stretch goal route we have, so if we get enough funding he'll enter development!
Will Zach be a love interest? There the only character I’m really interested in.
When the $1800 Patreon stretch goal is reached, Zach will get a route.
I wish he was the first goal. Imo he is the most interesting character.
I agree He's the only resone I have any interest in this right now.
Zach is the third stretch goal route we have planned for the game. If we get enough funding, he very well could become a love interest!
I would die for Carlos @u@
I loved every second of this, can't wait to see more of it...
the characters are so earnest and heartfelt ! Nate is really precious, burst out laughing more than once during his icebreaker scene... russel immediately won me over too, and im very curious about the dragon character! Here's hoping you'll hit those stretch goals, i'll be sure to contribute
Alright, so I switched from full screen to windowed mode and the game had a stroke; the background and character sprites disappeared, the text box was punctuating every line with ghost words, the 'history' tab was a complete mess, and when I tried going back to the main menu, the game reported an exception. This happens whenever I switch between full screen and windowed mode... Other than this, I'm enjoying myself so far!
Thank you for the report!
Looking into it, it turns out it was an issue with the Renpy code base when the build was made. After testing it with an updated base, it shouldn't be a problem anymore. The fix should be implemented by the next public build!
Chris is too cute :3 I'm like, why don't I get to do icebreakers with best boi?
If you think he's cute now, you haven't seen anything yet! ;D
I'm only about half-way through the vn and i already would love to see chris as a love interest
Chris is so cute <3
But that is one of the stretch goal on their patreon, so go support them if that is the case :3
Chris is the second stretch goal route option on our Patreon! If we get enough support, he very well could become a love interest!
Sam can carry my luggage anytime
Will that Dragon that was shy, be a romantic option?