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UPDATE — Student Union's Kickstarter IS NOW LIVE!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/visualnovelvillage/student-union-a-dark-drama-visual-novel

Lane is in trouble and needs work, ASAP.  At the kick-off of his final year of high school, he turns to asking the faculty for help.  The assistant principal Mr. Underwood recommends a unique solution: form and lead a student organization dedicated to the support and maintenance of the institution.  However, Lane must convince at least four other students to join the group before the end of the week.

Underneath this pretext he quickly learns the school administration is more sinister than it seems, that great danger lies within the school walls, and that the group he’s forming may be more necessary than he realized.

Your choices guide Lane through this dark drama and romance as shifting pressures form, strain, and shatter strong bonds.  Found a student government, recruit members, and struggle to maintain them in the face of unexpected challenges and danger.

FULL GAME FEATURES IN DEVELOPMENT:

  • Over 40 hours of game play
  • 5 character routes divided among major branching plot routes (+1 depending on Kickstarter stretch goals!)
  • Multiple endings guided by player choice
  • Over 30 backgrounds and over 50 illustrations (up to an additional 20 depending on Kickstarter stretch goals!)
  • Over 40 original tracks in a two-disc OST
  • Optional 18+ content

DOWNLOAD THE DEMO!

This demo includes the first ~2 hours of the game, depending on your choices.   It demonstrates the thesis and provides a strong introduction to the major branching paths to come.

CONTENT DISCLAIMER: This game demo is meant for a mature audience and includes strong language, tobacco use, and graphical/textual depictions of violence.  Player discretion is advised.

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StudentUnion-v0.1.5-pc.zip 613 MB
StudentUnion-Demo-v0.1.5-mac.zip 595 MB

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Great game; I enjoyed every minute. I look forward to the full release.

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This my second visual novel and I couldn't have picked a better one, love it.

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I usually stay away from  dating sims with a male protagonist and female love interests, but I decided to give this one a try and I'm so glad I did. First of all, the art is beyond gorgeous, the first thing  I noticed and what caught my attention. My personal favorite, in terms of art, is Nat. She looks nothing like what I've seen girls look in these dating sims. The fact that she has abs took me by surprise, but it was a very nice surprise. In terms of characters, I have so much faith in the writing. I thought Cain was going to be the typical stereotypical bully but he totally surprised me at the end. Lane and Evan already seem like such a complex and interesting characters, so I have a lot of faith for everyone else. In terms of romance, I think my favorite is and is going to be Ros. I have a major soft spot for bad girls who are shy when it comes to romance and she seems like that kind of person. 

Overall, the demo was fantastic and I enjoyed every bit of it. I can't wait for the game to come out!

One last thought though, would you ever consider possibly adding Evan as a love interest? I know these games usually have the best friend on the side which you can never date but I thought I'd add this as a suggestion. 

I am huge horror and dark story fan and I just couldn’t miss this tasty demo.  And I should say I liked it a lot. It was crazy and sometimes creepy, but very intriguing adventure that I really want to continue when the full version is released. I really liked the main character of the story. Sometimes I felt like he is my best friend. I’ve seen a whole bunch of characters in visual novels. But this guy is one of the best built up protagonists. All other aspects of this visual novel are also of the best quality: the music that makes you wondering what is going on here, the cute girls who are always up to something and fantastically picturesque backgrounds with powerful text make Student Union a great chance to experience intriguing school life with mystery and suspense!

I'm really hooked because of the artstyle! I'm looking forward for the full release of the game!

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SPOILERS AHEAD







This reminds me of DDLC, except far more intriguing and catchy. I thought at first that it would be a typical romance, but when I saw Lane slap the shit out of Alice(GO LANE! Fuck her...I don't like her what with her snobbish, elitist holier than thou attitude), I knew that this will be damn good.

Natasha drew me in again with her completely unintentional cuteness and charm. And then I was brutally brought back to darkness when I watched the graphic visuals of Cain smashing the fingers of the vice-principal, and then her lying in a pool of her own blood at the end of the stairs.....Leaves you feeling awful.

The soundtrack meshes beautifully with the story, the plot is arresting and the characters do their job, in that you either absolutely love them or you absolutely despise them. I loved that Visual Novel Village didn't hold back on the graphic nature of the story, which is a welcome change from stale rom-coms.

I am now following Visual Novel Village on Twitter, where they provide some really cool updates.  Everyone should definitely try this out. I know that when it's released in full, I will play it for sure.

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Ok I really REALLY can't wait for this finished game. I hope it comes out as soon as it can! I love visual novels but I am really picky about them lol, to the story, art, and dialogue. But this game, MAN it nails all three pretty flawlessly. Though I think this game has a slow start (which, nothing wrong with that, I like slow starts as long as you sock me in the stomach with a good story twist or something later). God this art is amazing and the way characters talk and the way things are described are so detailed and really brings you into the world of the game.

The ending of the demo made me so mad. The type of mad where I go "God dammit! Why did it have to stop THERE???" I wanted more! What a great twist. I thought this game was going to be a tiny thriller mystery, with some blood here and there, not creepy or wild at all but holy damn, this game made me shift in my bed and jump a bit sometimes. 

All in all, if you get a chance to play this demo. Play it. I sure as hell am going to play the crap out of it once it has a full release. 

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story is amazing can't wait to see the finished game

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Just wow.... Just  wow, the first hour of it got me hooked. Love the art, music, and characters  so far. The story is nice, I like the direction it's going. Got me surprised in my part, but this is good and you can see each character has their personalities and stuff going on. Mystery, drama, suspense, more! Just freaking incredible writing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCiiGNr365o&feature=youtu.be

1st hour of the demo. ^o^ 

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I'll definitely be following this game into the future. Really hope the rest of development goes well because this demo is so awesome!

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good characters

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Loving the story so far!

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Really liked the demo, very interesting story 

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Just finished the demo and I am absolutely floored. Incredible artstyle, compelling dialogue, and an intriguing story that is beyond anything I expected. I highly recommend giving this demo a try-- you will not be disappointed. Enter the game with a strong stomach, and expect twists that aren't anything like you're assuming from the game's art style and cute overlay/music.


Visual Novel Village knocked it out of the park with this one, and I can't wait to see what comes next for Student Union.

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I love the story!! I cant wait for more of this

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wild!

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I have finished the Demo and Love the Story So far! I am now following on twitter for more updates to come! It has a lovely artstyle and great plot!, I can't wait to see how the story/characters develop overtime!