Because We’re Here is a story-driven otome dating sim in an unforgiving First World War-inspired conflict. It's an episodic visual novel. This is the first of four acts.
~Can you find love amongst doomed youth?~
1915, Wesslinger National Calendar. The Great War rages on.
As neurotic Postal Corps volunteer Elfriede Rauss, you walk the trenches with the men of a lost generation. And amidst the chaos and brutality of the front lines, you encounter an obstacle that you are absolutely and categorically not prepared for: love.
However. Love can be a difficult thing to hold on to at the best of times. And these are not the best of times...
- A Narrative-Driven Anti-War Epic - Act I sets in motion a twisting trench-opera of conflicted loyalties and life-changing decisions. This opening act features 20 pieces of original CG art.
- Romance a Diverse Array of Bachelors - 16 love interests in total, spanning childhood friends, aristocrats, corporals and cowards. (Act I introduces 11 main characters; Act II introduces a further 8.)
- Discover a Rich WW1-Inspired Setting - Journey across the distinctive towns and battlefronts of the First Lassallian War.
- Master the Battle of Wits System - Argumentative boss battles that pit your emotional literacy and persuasive power against enemies and allies alike.
Estimated playthrough time for Act I (Never Such Innocence) is roughly 3 hours.
Act I is a significantly-updated version of the early WIP demos from 2015 and 2016.
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