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 […]

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About Us

Who We Are Studio Élan is small yuri visual novel studio created by Josh Kaplan who was one of the writers for Highway Blossoms. Élan was created with a specific vision to create a beautiful kind of fantasy. We want to create games that have a message and form a connection with our audience, and […]

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Heart of the Woods

Traveling to a remote village in the woods, Maddie and Tara have low expectations. The two run a popular online show focusing on the supernatural, but thus far it’s been nothing but smoke and mirrors. When they receive an invitation to the antiquated village of Eysenfeld, they’re expecting more of the same. But it soon […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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