Factsheet

Developer:
Santa Ragione
Based in Milan, Italy

Release date:
August 13th 2020 on PC
June 21st 2022 on Console

Platforms:
GOG.COM
Steam
Epic Games Store
Itch.io
Humble Store
PS4 / PS5
Xbox One / Xbox Series S / X
Switch

Website:
milkywayprince.com

Regular Price:

$14.99

Description

A visual novel about an abusive relationship, idealization, and intimacy. Live a summer of dysfunctional love through branching storylines, twists, sudden changes, and a special mechanic where you choose which senses to use with your boyfriend. In these moments, you will learn about him, his personality, and his past, making you question everything.

History

Milky Way Prince is a semi-autobiographical story entirely designed, programmed, illustrated, and scored by a young author, Lorenzo Redaelli: "During my experience with a borderline partner, I thought that falling in love with him was like becoming part of a binary star system. It’s the rarest, most precious thing in the universe – but the closer they get the more unstable they become. My idea was to create an immersive experience where the player is asked to try to understand the dynamics of this unusual relationship. The character you interact with adapts their behavior to yours – using academic terminology, they could set up “rage tests”, “love bombing", or otherwise guilt trip you. The plot's branching storyline is guided by variables such as “submission” and "interest” that fluctuate at each interaction." Fantastico Studio is publishing Milky Way Prince – The Vampire Star on all major consoles on June 21st 2022!

Features

  • Semi-autobiographical dark romance story
  • Branching narrative paths with multiple endings
  • Intimate new sensory gameplay system
  • Character art inspired by Suehiro Maruo and Masaaki Yuasa
  • 3D environments influenced by the stage design of Robert Wilson
  • 30+ minutes of baroque electropop original soundtrack

Videos

Console Announcement YouTube

Launch Trailer YouTube

Release Date YouTube

Announcement YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • " Tokyo Game Show " Official Selection 2020
  • " Indie Arena Booth " Official Selection 2020
  • " Italian Video Game Awards " Nominee 2020
  • " Game On " Official Selection 2019
  • " Game Happens " Official Selection 2019
  • " Codemotion " Official Selection 2019


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    Original Soundtrack
    Available from santaragione.bandcamp.com.


    About Santa Ragione

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    Santa Ragione is an Italian game design studio founded by Pietro Righi Riva and Nicolò Tedeschi in 2010, creators of FOTONICA, MirrorMoon EP, Wheels of Aurelia, and Saturnalia. Santa Ragione’s games focus on achieving a visceral response from the player, whether through the desolate landscapes of MirrorMoon EP, the uncompromising, vertigo-inducing speeds of FOTONICA, or the controversial politics in Wheels of Aurelia. The studio has a unique, experimental approach to accessibility that encourages exploration and personal interpretation, to achieve depth. Santa Ragione's ambitions are to influence game design through new genres and to continue the tradition of Italian design.

    More information
    More information on Santa Ragione, our logo & relevant media are available here.


    Mikly Way Prince Credits

    Lorenzo Redaelli / Eyeguys
    Design, Music, Programming, Story, Dialogue

    Alberto Putignano
    Release Manager

    Arden Ripley
    Editor

    Pietro Righi Riva
    Santa Ragione – Project Manager

    Paolo Tajé
    Santa Ragione – Tech Director

    Fantastico Studio
    Published on console by


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