What is Élan?

Élan is a feeling of energy and life. It describes the feeling we want to base our games around. We want to create games that are effervescent, full of vigor and imagination and wonder. Games that when you walk away make you look at the world in a different way. We don’t want to change […]

Read More

About Us

Who We Are Studio Élan is small yuri game development studio, formed by one of the creators of the visual novel Highway Blossoms. Élan was created with a specific vision of telling yuri love stories combined with magic and fantasy. We want our stories to be vivid and colorful, though maybe not always so happy. […]

Read More

Heart of the Woods

Heart of the Woods is our take on a fairy tale. That is, it’s a tale and it has fairies. It has romance and betrayal, magic and villains, and questionable moral decisions. It’s a sort of love letter to the kinds of stories that we grew up on, and to the kinds of stories we […]

Read More

The Waters Above

  The Waters Above isn’t a game about young love or burgeoning romance. It’s a game about mistakes and forgiveness, commitment and what we take for granted. It’s about that moment in a relationship where you realize exactly how much you have to lose, and you’re just praying that you didn’t realize it too late. […]

Read More

A Taranormal Tee-Off!

Hey, everyone! Our Twitter just hit a milestone of 3,000 followers, so to celebrate, we’re holding a contest and a giveaway!   For our contest, all you need to do is take these bases of Tara’s t-shirt and draw in the most Tara-tastic design you can think of on it! Make sure you’re following us on […]

Read More »

Patreon Launched!

We just launched a Patreon page! If you’re not familiar, Patreon is a site that allows you to pledge money to creators on a monthly basis, in exchange for different kinds of rewards. We launched ours in the hopes of raising funds to add extra content to our games, as well as allowing us to […]

Read More »

Heart of the Woods Adult Patch

Hey everyone!! We all know what you’re here for so let’s get right to it! Just download the file below and drop it into the game folder letting it overwrite anything it may want to! For Steam users, that’ll be steam\steamapps\common\heart of the woods\game. For itch.io users that’s wherever you unzipped the game to!! Click […]

Read More »

Heart of the Woods Demo Release

At long last, we are pleased to announce that the Heart of the Woods demo is now live on Steam and itch.io! Heart of the Woods is a fantasy yuri visual novel about uncovering ancient secrets, encountering incredible supernatural entities, and falling deeply in love with a lesbian ghost. When Maddie Raines begrudgingly agrees to […]

Read More »

Anime Central 2018

Hey everyone, We’re a little bit slow about posting here on the website, oops. If you haven’t heard, a couple of us are going to be at Anime Central in Chicago, Illinois this week! Most importantly, in collaboration with Sekai Project, we’re extremely super duper really excited to be bringing Rosuuri to her first ever […]

Read More »

Winter 2017 Post

Hey! We wanted to wish everyone a happy and cheerful end of the year, and a solid hope that 2018 is better for everyone. If you’re celebrating any holidays this season, whether with friends, family, or on your own, we hope you have a safe and pleasant time. To wrap things up for ’17, we […]

Read More »

Heart of the Woods 18+ Announcement

One more announcement today and this is something we’re very excited about. Heart of the Woods will have an 18+ version, including a free steam patch. The patch is optional and the story can be enjoyed without it. What makes this more exciting is that this is the first 18+ commercial work from Rosuuri. You […]

Read More »

Élan @ Anime Weekend Atlanta

We at Studio Élan are ecstatic to inform everyone that we will be announcing both of our games at the Sekai Project Panel at Anime Weekend Atlanta. The panel is Friday September 29th at 3pm so if you are in the area we would love it if you dropped by! We’ve been hard at work […]

Read More »