Studio Élan

Studio Élan

is creating Yuri Visual Novels, Comics, Short Stories + More

119

patrons

$1,041

per month

Our mascot characters, Melanie & Fay, designed and illustrated by Rimuu.

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 k and Rosuuri to help bring our characters to life.


Right now, most 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! All patrons at our $5 tier and above get access to a special patrons-only channel as well, for talking about the content that we post on here.

Recently, we've started including 18+ content on our Patreon, too! While we might occasionally have actual in-game NSFW content to share, our 18+ rewards will mostly be delivered in the form of bonus stuff made just for our Patreon. So once again, expect comics, short fiction, and more.

In February 2019, we released our first project: Heart of the Woods. Development for the game began in late 2016.




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, anckp, and Huixci, and is Rosuuri’s first ever 18+ game project.
The game and its soundtrack are both available for purchase. There's also a free demo available! Steam | Itch.io

Our current projects have yet to be publicly announced. Check out our $20 tier here on Patreon for some sneak peeks, or stay tuned for more public news!


Tiers
Pledge $1 or more
$1 or more per month

 

  • Access to general progress updates for our announced titles
  • A special color in our Discord server
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $5 or more
$5 or more per month


All previous tier rewards, plus:

  • Access to a Patrons-only Discord channel
  • Access to creative posts like character interviews, side stories, and more 
  • Access to technical posts on the development process, including how we make some of our features work, drafts of scenes, and more
  • Ability to vote in polls for what kind of content you'd like to see


Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $10 or more
$10 or more per month

All previous tier rewards, plus:

  • Access to NSFW bonus content (comics, short stories, illustrations, etc.)
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $20 or more
$20 or more per month

All previous tier rewards, plus:

  • First look at select new sprites, CG's, and other assets
  • Occasional previews of our unannounced games
  • Name in the credits of our games
  • Downloads of our games upon release
Includes Discord rewards

Our mascot characters, Melanie & Fay, designed and illustrated by Rimuu.

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 k and Rosuuri to help bring our characters to life.


Right now, most 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! All patrons at our $5 tier and above get access to a special patrons-only channel as well, for talking about the content that we post on here.

Recently, we've started including 18+ content on our Patreon, too! While we might occasionally have actual in-game NSFW content to share, our 18+ rewards will mostly be delivered in the form of bonus stuff made just for our Patreon. So once again, expect comics, short fiction, and more.

In February 2019, we released our first project: Heart of the Woods. Development for the game began in late 2016.




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, anckp, and Huixci, and is Rosuuri’s first ever 18+ game project.
The game and its soundtrack are both available for purchase. There's also a free demo available! Steam | Itch.io

Our current projects have yet to be publicly announced. Check out our $20 tier here on Patreon for some sneak peeks, or stay tuned for more public news!


Recent posts by Studio Élan

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more
$1 or more per month

 

  • Access to general progress updates for our announced titles
  • A special color in our Discord server
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $5 or more
$5 or more per month


All previous tier rewards, plus:

  • Access to a Patrons-only Discord channel
  • Access to creative posts like character interviews, side stories, and more 
  • Access to technical posts on the development process, including how we make some of our features work, drafts of scenes, and more
  • Ability to vote in polls for what kind of content you'd like to see


Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $10 or more
$10 or more per month

All previous tier rewards, plus:

  • Access to NSFW bonus content (comics, short stories, illustrations, etc.)
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $20 or more
$20 or more per month

All previous tier rewards, plus:

  • First look at select new sprites, CG's, and other assets
  • Occasional previews of our unannounced games
  • Name in the credits of our games
  • Downloads of our games upon release
Includes Discord rewards