Santa Ragione revealed their latest game this week as Milky Way Prince – The Vampire Star will debut at the Steam Game Festival this year. Technically, the game was first shown off at the Independent Games Festival as a student entry, but as far as getting a more public reveal, next week is when the game will see a much wider audience. Created by indie developer Lorenzo Redaelli, the game is a semi-autobiographical tale that draws inspiration from a tumultuous romance once upon a time. Story-wise, this is one of the more compelling offerings that the festival will have on tap when it launches. Which will include a free demo on PC for you to try out in English, while the final version (set to be released this summer) will include French, Italian, German, and Spanish language support. Check out the trailer and screenshots below, as well as a brief description of the story.
Milky Way Prince – The Vampire Star follows a budding, dysfunctional relationship between two young men. Following a chance encounter, the starry-eyed Nuki falls head over heels for Sune, a brooding and mysterious character seemingly ripped from the pages of Nuki's favorite childhood story. The ensuing dalliance isn't without its problems, though, as it spawns an emotional whirlwind fueled by the couple's intense psychological demons and complicated histories.
During the star-crossed lovers' intimate encounters, Nuki can focus on his senses to guide the experience and learn more about his troubled boyfriend. Contend with discoveries about the fabled man of Nuki's dreams while grappling with issues including idealization, submission, boundaries, and self-worth. Every decision has consequences and will coalesce to reveal hidden truths and diverge the story down branching paths leading to multiple endings.