Katawa Shoujo, a VN that sprang to life from just one brainstorm page in the back of a doujin artist's book, releases in 3 days on January 4th, 2012! Despite numerous setbacks and delays, my favorite would-be vaporware is actually a ready-to-launch product!
Katawa Shoujo is a bishoujo-style visual novel set in the fictional Yamaku High School for disabled children, located somewhere in modern Japan. Hisao Nakai, a normal boy living a normal life, has his life turned upside down when a congenital heart defect forces him to move to a new school after a long hospitalization. Despite his difficulties, Hisao is able to find friends—and perhaps love, if he plays his cards right. There are five main paths corresponding to the 5 main female characters, each path following the storyline pertaining to that character.
The story is told through the perspective of the main character, using a first person narrative. The game uses a traditional text and sprite-based visual novel model with an ADV text box.
All of my hype, goodness!