SC2VN - The eSports Visual Novel

Responsibilities

  • High concept and crowdfunding

  • Design vision and team leadership

  • Story, script, and implementation

Script PDF - Steam Store

Development Info

Team Size: 7
Engine: Ren'Py
Genre: Visual Novel
Development Time: 2 Years

Overview

SC2VN is a visual novel about the South Korean StarCraft 2 scene. You play as Mach, a foreign semi-pro trying to make it in eSports who soon learns that success in StarCraft takes more than in-game strategy.

SC2VN started with a video that asked "What if StarCraft 2 was a dating simulator?"  We then asked ourselves "What if StarCraft 2 was a dating simulator?"

What started out as half-joke of a fan project turned into a serious endeavor to tell a story about professional gamers. After releasing a small prototype of the idea on TeamLiquid, we launched a Kickstarter that was successfully funded and allowed us to increase the quality of the art and design for our game. 

Reception

“What makes SC2VN so compelling isn't just the fascinating window it offers into a potentially unfamiliar subculture, but the more universal story it tells about passion generally and sports specifically, the dizzying highs and crushing lows of loving a beautiful game.” 
Offworld 

“SC2VN might also be one of the most insightful critiques of StarCraft and the subculture that grew up around it.” 
PC Gamer 

“The game does a transcendent job of matching big-budget documentaries in communicating the love of e-sports.” 
Ars Technica