Studio Élan is creating Yuri Visual Novels + More
32

patrons

$314
per month

Who are we?


We're a game development team from all around the world, but mostly the US and New Zealand. Right now we're working on a couple visual novel projects, though we have dreams of making other types of games someday, too. No matter what format or medium though, there's one thing that you can consistently expect from us: gay

All of our projects, no matter what they might be, feature girls who like other girls. We want to increase the amount of positive representation by making excellent stories and cute characters who are portrayed in a respectful light.

Studio Élan was founded in 2017 by one of the creators of the yuri visual novel Highway Blossoms. Our team has since grown to include several writers, artists, musicians, and coders. We also work with extremely talented artists like Namie and Rosuuri to help bring our characters to life.


Our mascot character, Melanie, designed and illustrated by Rimuu.


Why Patreon?


Right now, all of our projects are largely funded by our publisher, Sekai Project, or out of our own pockets. We're opening a Patreon in the hopes of not just covering some of those expenses, but also being able to add even more: additional CG's, a longer soundtrack, or even new projects entirely. And not just VN's: we'd love to try our hands at making comics, short stories, and other forms of media. Your support helps make our dreams come true!

One thing that we pride ourselves on is being open and communicative with our fans, so whether you're a patron or not, do come chat with us in our Discord server! If you're pledged to our highest reward level, you'll also get a special Discord role with access to an exclusive channel for discussing unannounced projects and special behind-the-scenes news.

Try our games!


Heart of the Woods Demo (PC/Mac/Linux) - Itch.ioSteam






What are we working on?


We currently have two announced VN's in progress: Heart of the Woods and 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.

A giant dome separates the Earth from the vast ocean sits above it. Maera is a young sea nymph who lives in that ocean and there she and the rest of her kind tend to the stars that light up the sky at night. And among them she is one of the best. That is why she is chosen for perhaps the highest honor she could receive. She is picked to be the caretaker for the first star born in over a hundred years. Births are becoming rarer and magic is fading. The world is getting old and every decision takes on new importance. Her girlfriend Clio wants nothing more than to leave, and to be free, but Maera is bound by her sense of duty.

The Waters Above is a short yuri kinetic novel that presents a fantastic and strange world. A world that combines the ocean depths and the outermost heavens. A world where magic sustains every aspect of life and that magic can no longer be counted on. And this world is brought to life by art from the wonderfully talented Namie and Loika to create a new kind of fairytale where the affairs of the world aren’t so important as the affairs of the heart, and everyone suffers the consequences of that.


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 wish we’d had.

Maddie Raines is the editor and manager for her best friend Tara’s ridiculously popular vlog, Taranormal. Together, the two of them have investigated just about every cryptid and ghost story out there, but never finding anything substantial. Maddie’s expecting more of the same when they travel to a remote German village to look into the legend of a giant forest spirit referred to them by one of their fans.

Departing across the ocean just days after Maddie’s decided to quit the show, this trip is supposed to be their last one together. Something’s different this time, though. This time, Maddie finds something: Abigail, the ghost of a girl who lived in the village centuries ago. And the story of the curse that lead to her sacrifice. A curse that has never been broken.

Heart of the Woods is a frigid and magical story, told with all the softness of fresh fallen snow. It features vividly gorgeous art by Rosuuri and anckp, and is Rosuuri’s first ever 18+ game project. Click the image below to try the free demo of the game!


Tiers
Pledge $1 or more
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
 
  • Access to general progress updates for our announced titles
Pledge $5 or more
$5 or more per month 10 patrons

  • Access to general progress updates for our announced titles
  • Access to creative posts like character interviews, side stories, and more
  • Ability to vote in polls for what kind of content you'd like to see
Pledge $10 or more
$10 or more per month 3 patrons

  • Access to general progress updates for our announced titles
  • Access to creative posts like character interviews, side stories, and more
  • Ability to vote in polls for what kind of content you'd like to see 
  • Access to technical posts on the development process, including how we make some of our features work, drafts of scenes, and more
Pledge $20 or more
$20 or more per month 5 patrons

  • Access to general progress updates for our announced titles
  • Access to creative posts like character interviews, side stories, and more
  • Ability to vote in polls for what kind of content you'd like to see 
  • Access to technical posts on the development process, including how we make some of our features work, drafts of scenes, and more
  • First look at select new sprites, CG's, and other assets
  • Steam keys for games released during the month
Pledge $50 or more
$50 or more per month 1 patron

  • Access to general progress updates for our announced titles
  • Access to creative posts like character interviews, side stories, and more
  • Ability to vote in polls for what kind of content you'd like to see 
  • Access to technical posts on the development process, including how we make some of our features work, drafts of scenes, and more
  • Steam keys for games released during the month
  • Beta access to our games
  • Name in credits
Pledge $100 or more
$100 or more per month 1 patron

  • Access to general progress updates for our announced titles
  • Access to creative posts like character interviews, side stories, and more
  • Ability to vote in polls for what kind of content you'd like to see 
  • Access to technical posts on the development process, including how we make some of our features work, drafts of scenes, and more
  • Steam keys for games released during the month
  • Beta access to our games
  • Name in credits
  • Producer role with a special Discord channel
  • Info on unannounced games
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$314 of $500 per month
More money, more content. Maintaining this level will let us splurge on extra assets for our games. Look forward to additional CG's, more music, and other upgrades.
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Who are we?


We're a game development team from all around the world, but mostly the US and New Zealand. Right now we're working on a couple visual novel projects, though we have dreams of making other types of games someday, too. No matter what format or medium though, there's one thing that you can consistently expect from us: gay

All of our projects, no matter what they might be, feature girls who like other girls. We want to increase the amount of positive representation by making excellent stories and cute characters who are portrayed in a respectful light.

Studio Élan was founded in 2017 by one of the creators of the yuri visual novel Highway Blossoms. Our team has since grown to include several writers, artists, musicians, and coders. We also work with extremely talented artists like Namie and Rosuuri to help bring our characters to life.


Our mascot character, Melanie, designed and illustrated by Rimuu.


Why Patreon?


Right now, all of our projects are largely funded by our publisher, Sekai Project, or out of our own pockets. We're opening a Patreon in the hopes of not just covering some of those expenses, but also being able to add even more: additional CG's, a longer soundtrack, or even new projects entirely. And not just VN's: we'd love to try our hands at making comics, short stories, and other forms of media. Your support helps make our dreams come true!

One thing that we pride ourselves on is being open and communicative with our fans, so whether you're a patron or not, do come chat with us in our Discord server! If you're pledged to our highest reward level, you'll also get a special Discord role with access to an exclusive channel for discussing unannounced projects and special behind-the-scenes news.

Try our games!


Heart of the Woods Demo (PC/Mac/Linux) - Itch.ioSteam






What are we working on?


We currently have two announced VN's in progress: Heart of the Woods and 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.

A giant dome separates the Earth from the vast ocean sits above it. Maera is a young sea nymph who lives in that ocean and there she and the rest of her kind tend to the stars that light up the sky at night. And among them she is one of the best. That is why she is chosen for perhaps the highest honor she could receive. She is picked to be the caretaker for the first star born in over a hundred years. Births are becoming rarer and magic is fading. The world is getting old and every decision takes on new importance. Her girlfriend Clio wants nothing more than to leave, and to be free, but Maera is bound by her sense of duty.

The Waters Above is a short yuri kinetic novel that presents a fantastic and strange world. A world that combines the ocean depths and the outermost heavens. A world where magic sustains every aspect of life and that magic can no longer be counted on. And this world is brought to life by art from the wonderfully talented Namie and Loika to create a new kind of fairytale where the affairs of the world aren’t so important as the affairs of the heart, and everyone suffers the consequences of that.


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 wish we’d had.

Maddie Raines is the editor and manager for her best friend Tara’s ridiculously popular vlog, Taranormal. Together, the two of them have investigated just about every cryptid and ghost story out there, but never finding anything substantial. Maddie’s expecting more of the same when they travel to a remote German village to look into the legend of a giant forest spirit referred to them by one of their fans.

Departing across the ocean just days after Maddie’s decided to quit the show, this trip is supposed to be their last one together. Something’s different this time, though. This time, Maddie finds something: Abigail, the ghost of a girl who lived in the village centuries ago. And the story of the curse that lead to her sacrifice. A curse that has never been broken.

Heart of the Woods is a frigid and magical story, told with all the softness of fresh fallen snow. It features vividly gorgeous art by Rosuuri and anckp, and is Rosuuri’s first ever 18+ game project. Click the image below to try the free demo of the game!


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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
 
  • Access to general progress updates for our announced titles
Pledge $5 or more
$5 or more per month 10 patrons

  • Access to general progress updates for our announced titles
  • Access to creative posts like character interviews, side stories, and more
  • Ability to vote in polls for what kind of content you'd like to see
Pledge $10 or more
$10 or more per month 3 patrons

  • Access to general progress updates for our announced titles
  • Access to creative posts like character interviews, side stories, and more
  • Ability to vote in polls for what kind of content you'd like to see 
  • Access to technical posts on the development process, including how we make some of our features work, drafts of scenes, and more
Pledge $20 or more
$20 or more per month 5 patrons

  • Access to general progress updates for our announced titles
  • Access to creative posts like character interviews, side stories, and more
  • Ability to vote in polls for what kind of content you'd like to see 
  • Access to technical posts on the development process, including how we make some of our features work, drafts of scenes, and more
  • First look at select new sprites, CG's, and other assets
  • Steam keys for games released during the month
Pledge $50 or more
$50 or more per month 1 patron

  • Access to general progress updates for our announced titles
  • Access to creative posts like character interviews, side stories, and more
  • Ability to vote in polls for what kind of content you'd like to see 
  • Access to technical posts on the development process, including how we make some of our features work, drafts of scenes, and more
  • Steam keys for games released during the month
  • Beta access to our games
  • Name in credits
Pledge $100 or more
$100 or more per month 1 patron

  • Access to general progress updates for our announced titles
  • Access to creative posts like character interviews, side stories, and more
  • Ability to vote in polls for what kind of content you'd like to see 
  • Access to technical posts on the development process, including how we make some of our features work, drafts of scenes, and more
  • Steam keys for games released during the month
  • Beta access to our games
  • Name in credits
  • Producer role with a special Discord channel
  • Info on unannounced games
Includes Discord rewards