Greetings from Novel Tea Games!
We've been working hard on our Visual Novel and we're very close to finishing our demo. I assure you that you won't be disappointed!
While we wish to be as transparent as possible and share as much as we can, we also believe in saving some of the content for a surprise when the demo launches so please forgive me if at any point I seem a little vague about certain story details.
View our trailer!
Now on Steam Greenlight!
What's it about!?
Runeous is a Fantasy Adventure with 'Steampunk' elements. The story follows a small group of heroes in a world ravished by the wars of its past.
Runestones possessing magical qualities are what fuel the industry, their secrets long ago lost.
Humans research them to unlock their hidden potential.
Overpopulation in cities built for far fewer inhabitants. Homes built atop homes with giant walkways connecting the various levels together.
While there is a whole ton of lore that's been written up for the world, we're waiting until the Demo before releasing it as we wish to make it as presentable as possible for you!
(I may be willing to give a sneak peek to individuals who can offer genuine feedback and suggestions)
What do we have thus far?
Well, we're almost done with the demo! There are just a few elements left to add. - In the interests of transparency, we have had a lot of trouble with music. This is an issue that has been addressed with the addition of a new team member! - 90% of artwork is done and that includes the majority of the 'main' assets. All we have left to do is a few more CGs, NPCs and promotional art!
As for the writing we're miles ahead! From lore and main plot points to full episodes written!
Meet our team!
While I would absolutely love to wait until our staff 'Chibi' images are ready, unfortunately we've just not had enough spare time to get them done with the development going on, therefore I'm just going to have to throw some unattractive links at you!
Earl Grey - That's me! I'm the project manager, Community manager and Marketing. I wrote the initial story line and lore, however our writer has taken over writing the Episodes!
Chamomile - She's our Lead Character Artist! She also works a lot on promotional items and tidbits!
Chai - She's our Lead Background Artist. She also collaborates with Chamo on CGs!
Jasneymon - Or 'Jas' for short. She's our 'Support' Artist. Working on things like Objects, items or Chibis for the website.
Vanilla - She's our Web Designer! You probably can't tell right now, but a lot of work is going on behind the scenes which will improve the site a bunch
Kagoshima - He's another amazing artist, however he's working on something 'Top Secret' right now so unfortunately we can't show you any of his content right now
Peppermint - Our latest addition. Peppermint is working on Music! Unfortunately I don't have a link to share with you at the moment.
So there we have it. That's our small, yet amazingly wonderful team! ^^
If you would like to find out more about our project, please check out our Website
You can now also support us on Patreon!
We post monthly Blogs!
Thanks for reading!
Please do let me know what your thoughts are on our projects!
Also please consider taking part in our community forum where you can talk, interact and ask questions with the rest of our team!
Mail us any time: [email protected]
02 Sept 2015
No character is too small or insignificant to us, especially the small insignificant ones
We've finished all but one of the 'NPCs' so everyone who speaks within the demo has a face!
We've also made some progress on music. While we're not ready to share it with the public just yet, we do have a small 'sample' of the music quality you might expect:
05 Sept 2015
Update: Narrator Portraits
Since even the NPCs are featured in our VN, it's only fair that our wonderful Narrators be see too. Today we introduce our Narrator Portraits!
18 October 2015
Update: Free Game!
We have decided to release Runeous as a Free Game!
Check out out blog to learn more and how you can help to support us!