Amarantus

Factsheet

Developer
ub4q
Based in Australia
Release Date
2023
Platforms
PC, Mac, Linux

Contact
[email protected]
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Description

Amarantus is a visual novel about trainwrecks, trysts & treason.Roadtrip across the country to take down a tyrant. Befriend, torment, woo or wingman your party. Decide who you want to be. And maybe, just maybe: make it out of this one alive.

Features

  • Focus on fostering romantic, platonic and antagonistic relationships with and between four different party members

  • Defined player character with a personality shaped through player choices

  • Trainwreck cast of characters, all at varying levels of disaster

  • Condensed storytelling—a single playthrough takes 3-4 hours, with multiple playthroughs required to uncover the truth

  • Dense, compelling dialogue with naturalistic delivery

  • Dynamic and immersive sound design, underscored by an original soundtrack with post-rock vibes

  • 80+ different backgrounds, all adapted from 19th century etchings

  • Directed & written by multi award-nominated interactive fiction developer Ruqiyah

  • Comic-style insert artwork by award-winning artist Hien Pham

  • Developed by a diverse Australian team


History

Amarantus is the long-term passion project of lead developer Ruqiyah. After years of working on the script, game development began in proper in mid-2019 when character designer and artist Syd joined the project. Local screen arts funding in 2021 expanded the core team to seven contributors across Australia and Aotearoa, New Zealand.


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Logo

Amarantus logo

Team

Ruqiyah
Director, writer & programmer
Syd
Primary artist
Hien Pham
Insert artist
Hanif Patel & Nic Dullow
Composers

Nic Dullow & Tom Benter
Sound designers
Saf
Narrative editor
Gary Kings
Trailer editor
khoaisama
UI designer


Developed with assistance from Screen Canberra

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