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    Release Date Update

    We wanted to provide a quick update on our estimated release schedule for Heart of the Woods and The Waters Above. We know that a lot of you have been patiently waiting for December, since that was our original estimate for HotW. Unfortunately, we’re not going to be able to have the game ready by then. The upside though is that we shouldn’t be missing it by much. Right now we’re looking at sometime in January or February for a release. The vast majority of music and art are complete for the game, and what isn’t done should be finished before the end of December. We’re anticipating having the script…

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    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 Twitter, then tweet it at us with the catchy alliterative hashtag #TaranormalTeeOff. Like, retweet, and otherwise share those posts like something that gets spread around a lot, and we’ll pick our favorite from the lot. The winner will receive an official Heart of the Woods flyer illustrated signed by Rosuuri, HotW’s character & CG artist,…

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    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 work on other, smaller projects. You can get access to stuff like behind-the-scenes posts, Patreon-exclusive bonus content, and even early access to some of our games when possible. Our highest tier will also let you hear about some of our unannounced projects that we’ve been working on behind the scenes… Every little bit helps, even…

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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 North American convention! Rosuuri is the character designer and illustrator for Heart of the Woods. She’s also worked with the studio founder, Josh, on the other visual novels Highway Blossoms and The Human Reignition Project. There will be several panels and autograph sessions with Rosuuri, hosted by Josh and Sekai Project. Check out the schedule below: Autograph Sessions: Friday, May…

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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 have a bit of news to share, as well as some cute art. First off, we’ve decided that we’re going to release demos for both The Waters Above and Heart of the Woods next year. We anticipate both games being out in mid to late 2018, but the demos should be out early in the year. We’ve got…

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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 can see the uncensored image on our Tumblr.

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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 this year getting everything together for today and we hope everyone will be excited about the information we put out as we are. As always with these games we hope to evoke a sense of wonder in every detail, so we hope that feeling infuses games to their core and comes through in the information…