Path of the Midnight Sun choices matter JRPG game holds hope for Linux, Steam Deck, and Windows PC. Which is the long and ongoing creative work from developer Studio Daimon. Due to make its way onto Steam in 2023.
Developer Studio Daimon is eager to announce the highly anticipated turn-based RPG Path of the Midnight Sun. Which is now due to release on January 10th, 2022. This unique adventure takes players on a journey through a mysterious fantasy world. One where survival relies on the relationships built outside of combat.
At the current time, I cannot confirm Linux support but I can say that it’s likely, although not on launch day.
So here’s what’s happening. The game engine for Path of the Midnight Sun is Visual Novel Maker. Which did have Linux support until the last 2022 update, which was removed. However, Studio Daimon is confident that they can convince the engine developers to include Linux again. Since this would also be useful for Steam Deck compatibility.
Path of the Midnight Sun is an JRPG-inspired tale that follows the story of three unique playable protagonists in a world under threat from an ancient Demon King. Once vigilant in its eternal battle, the kingdom’s shared complacency provides the ancient king the perfect opportunity to possess a key figure.
As for the game, it was entirely written, directed, and programmed by Alfred Kamon of Studio Daimon. Along with the help of a few collaborators around the globe.
Path of the Midnight Sun – Official Trailer
Path of the Midnight Sun is due to feature 30-40 hours of gameplay. There is also a huge script of 350,000+ words. While being partially voice acted by industry professionals.
Relationships and communication are just as important as battle in Path of the Midnight Sun. Players must cook, craft, and care for companions. While managing their mental state through communication. Neglect those companions and players may find themselves at a disadvantage during the game’s many tactical battles. Build a close enough connection, and players will have the option to choose their soulmate.
Initially conceived as ‘Midnight Sun’, a mod for Fire Emblem. Its popularity inspired creator Alfred Kamon to pivot the project into a standalone release. In 2019, Kamon launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of Path of the Midnight Sun. Successfully raising over £30,000 to make the game a reality.
Everything players see in the game is hand-drawn. Which is also using the animation of Live2D. Creating a world that feels colorful and alive. This unique visual direction is a success due to a cast of professional voice actors. Since they are lending their voices to over 50 in-game characters. Alongside over three hours of orchestrated original music.
Path of the Midnight Sun choices matter JRPG game will be available on January 10th on Steam. Priced $24.99 USD / €24.99 / £22.99. Coming to Windows PC, with engine support for Linux and Steam Deck.