Although Sekai Project were not the first publisher to bring visual novels to Steam, they are quickly becoming the most prolific. With games like Narcissu 1 & 2 and World End Economica already under their belt they’ve announced another title.
The game in question is Planetarian by Key of Visual Arts fame. Unlike most visual novels we see in the West, this is what is called a “kinectic novel.” Basically this means that the story plays through without player-controlled choices. The story takes place years after a biochemical warhead strike which in a post-apocalyptic landscape.
Planetarian will be coming to Steam but no release window has been set just yet. If this visual novel does well then perhaps we’ll see even more kinectic novels arrive on Steam.