A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

A giant dome called the Vault of Heaven covers the earth, separating it from the vast ocean of the heavens. In this world, sea nymphs care for the stars in the sky, dedicating their lives to it. However, magic is fading, the stars are dying, and no one knows why. No one even speaks of it, carrying on like they have for tens of thousands of years, as if nothing has changed. In these circumstances, three sea nymphs and the living embodiment of a star struggle to find meaning in their lives and their fading world.

The Waters Above: Prelude is a free prequel to the upcoming kinetic yuri novel, The Waters Above presenting four short episodes each starring a main character from the game. 

Maera: A young and well-respected starkeeper.
Clio: Maera's girlfriend and the head of maintenance for the Celestial authority.
Iris: The assistant archivist and researcher trying desperately to save the stars.
Apple: The star in Maera's care, and the first in ten thousand years to have a human form.

- Stunning character art from Namie and beautiful backgrounds from Loika
- Original soundtrack by Kris "Astartus" Flacke
- Standard Adventure mode as well as an innovative Graphic Novel mode
- Accessibility options
- Extra features including a music room and guest art gallery

Not included is a handkerchief for your tears.

Updated 11 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
PublisherSekai Project
AuthorsStudio Élan, minute, ufowitch, Adirosa
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsAnime, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Female Protagonist, LGBT, renpy, Romance, Space, underwater, Yuri
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
AccessibilitySubtitles, High-contrast, One button
LinksSteam, Blog, Patreon, Steam, Twitter, Tumblr

Install instructions

Special bonus content for anyone who's played the Heart of the Woods demo! https://vnstudioelan.itch.io/heart-of-the-woods-demo


the-waters-above-prelude-windows.zip 330 MB
Version 3 Jun 29, 2018
the-waters-above-prelude-mac.zip 329 MB
Version 3 Jun 29, 2018
the-waters-above-prelude-linux.zip 338 MB
Version 3 Jun 29, 2018

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