Set in the near-future upon a fictional world, Ex Astris follows the story of Lanis Rosenberg, a newly graduated medical practitioner working in the Loennian military.
Doubtful of her abilities to cope in the army, and lost with her direction in life, Lanis’ world is suddenly turned upside-down when she is transferred to the secretive, militaristic nation of Xian. There she is assigned to a subject named A-28 ‘Ash’. An emotionless, unstable, biologically engineered soldier and her opposite in every way…
Format: Kinetic visual novel (non-branching)
Status: 4 Chapters – Ongoing
Length: Short, episodic releases
Genre: Light Sci-fi / Drama / GxB / Supernatural
Rating: 16+ for violence and adult themes
UPDATE: Chapters 6 – 9 are now in development. (Yes, at the same time!) I’ll be writing the remainder of the story at once and then developing the visuals and releasing at a more frequent rate. I’ve challenged myself to have this series in its entirety completed by early 2019.
Ex Astris has been many years in the making and is without a doubt the largest solo project I have ever undertaken, even before I settled with the visual novel format, I had illustrated three volumes of a manga version from 2006-2010.
The story has changed somewhat from its predecessor which went under the name ‘LINEAR-Divine Seer’ and I’ve spent quite a lot of time refining my characters and the world in which they live. Ex Astris and I have a love / hate relationship, some days it brings me great joy and I’ve met many wonderful people through it over the years, and sometimes I want to take the countless notebooks full of concepts, prose and sketches and throw it all into some fire.
The release schedule for this project is sporadic, as the amount of time and money (for music and background resources) I can dedicate to it depends heavily on the workload of my day job. Currently I have the story slated at 10 chapters.