From the world renowned visual novel studio Key, the highly rated story of CLANNAD is now available on Steam! Improved visuals, achievement integration, and Dangopedia make this the best version of CLANNAD to date.
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Release Date: Nov 23, 2015

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July 5

Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ English Edition is Now Available!


We're a little late with this bit of news due to all the Anime Expo turmoil, but we are very happy to let everyone know that Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ English Edition has been released on Steam!

Tomoyo After is a continuation of Tomoyo's route in CLANNAD, and it follows Tomoya and Tomoyo's journey together. However, this journey suddenly changes when Tomo, an illegitimate child of Tomoyo's father, is abandoned by her mother and ends up in their care.

Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ English Edition is currently available for $15.99, 20% off its normal price, until July 8th (PST). If you are not quite up to speed on Tomoyo's story, be sure to check out her route in CLANNAD, which is currently available for $24.99 (50% off) for the next 24 hours (give or take a few).

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About This Game

Story

After the death of his mother, Tomoya Okazaki—a guarded delinquent student at Hikarizaka High School—struggles to not only make sense of the abusive relationship he has with his alcoholic father, but also find meaning in his life. While on his way to class one morning, he meets a mystifying girl named Nagisa. She is a delinquent like him, but only because she is repeating her senior year, unlike the perpetually tardy Okazaki. From their brief encounter, Nagisa decides they should be friends, and enlists Tomoya's help to revive the school drama club. Not being busy in any way, he decides to join in. Along the way, the two make friends with many other students and try to find both solace and belonging in their endeavors.

New Features

HD Upgrade
All visuals have been upgraded to 1280x960 for the Steam release of CLANNAD.

Dangopedia
Exclusive to the English version of CLANNAD is the term encyclopedia, Dangopedia! It's a handy reference tool for understanding aspects of Japanese tradition and pop culture.

Achievements
Steam achievements are supported! There's also an in-game menu to review your progress.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or higher
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 640x480
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x960
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
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Claymoresama
49.1 hrs
Posted: September 15
Dehyrdation Simulator: 10/10 Would cry again

Just buy it already.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
I feel all the feels
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
107.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
First and foremost, for potential buyers who have watched the anime, don't assume that just because you enjoyed the anime, you'll also enjoy the game. Visual novels, such as Clannad, require a bit of a different taste, you need a fair bit of patience and also need to put up with the fact that at first glance, Nagisa looks like a skeleton, in my humble opinion, which ticked me the hell of as she is my second favorite character (Miyazawa's my favorite, obviously). For sure, playing the game is a great way to continue to immerse yourself into the Clannad universe, and it allows you to follow your own path and make friends with who you want, however, the mechanics and style of the game itself don't necessarily appeal to certain groups. I have friends who cried watching the anime, like me, however, did not enjoy playing the game. The plot of the game is fantastic, no complaints there, just prepare yourself for a bit of a different experience in how you interact with it in comparison to the anime and other video games. Just keep this in mind.

I've always personally been impressed with Key and their ability to make games that have the ability to toy with your emotions. Clannad is no different, as a player, you follow your own semi-personalised route (see below), each with their own struggles and successes that tug at your heartstrings. The plotlines are deep and engaging and allow you to feel as if you have truly connected with the characters, each of whom have a well thought out personality and background that is reflected in the way in which they interact with the player character. For me, this resulted in my getting angry a lot at Sunohara (the player character's best friend) and yelling at my screen. The point is, you'll feel the emotions that the game is meant to convey, you'll wince, you'll cry, you'll laugh, the whole story is one wild emotional roller coaster. Clannad is a fantastic example of what a visual novel should do for you.

For a visual novel, the mechanics are solid and the Dangopedia answered virtually all the questions I had about any mentions of Japanese culture within the game. At times, playing the game can feel like a chore, as is typical of many visual novels (especially if you've watched the anime, as you know roughly what will happen), but I personally didn't mind to much as I was so engaged by the characters.

The sprites, for the most part, are relatively well done for a visual novel, except for Nagisa, in my opinion, which is an incredible boon. From my experience, games with characters that look nothing like they should (for example, a human should look like a human) are a bit disenchanting and a complete turnoff. The soundtrack is incredibly well done, I cannot stress this enough, I found it to be the aspect of the game that was most beneficial to the overall quality besides the actually plotline, which is to be expected in any game. With both of these things in mind, its easy to immerse yourself into the game.

That's it for me, if you made it this far, I congratulate you and I now reward you with a joke. What do you call a funny mountain? Hill Arious. Ba dum tsh. Anyway, I hope this helped you make a decision, no doubt I missed a few things, however, so I'd recommend you read some more just to get a better feel. I encourage you to buy the game, it's fantastic and a good example of what a visual novel should do. Even if you don't like sappy stories, you should still enjoy this game. And remember that you can always return the game if you're not satisfied, so there's no harming in trying it out and see if you enjoy it.

-Resileus
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
70.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
So, I'm one of the guys who put off Clannad for years since the character art just didn't look up to par with what I'm used to. I judged the VN by it's cover hard, thinking it was a reflection on the quality of the work as a whole.

I was completely wrong.

Important, is the word I would use to describe Clannad. Clannad is now my keystone for all VN's that focus on story as their selling point. This story impacted me as a person. I feel like I've grown.

Just buy it, read it, and experience it. Play all of the stories to completion and leave nothing behind. And after you're done, go watch the anime. Just... please experience what Clannad can do for you.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
63.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
damn... didnt know i still had a heart.

But in all seriousness if i played this or seen the anime back while i was in highschool things might of been different, this game has a touching message and story behind it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
147.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
First of all I've to say that i watched the anime befor I boughtit, so I tought I would know all about it. Then I played it....and played it...and played it.

To Begin with, the story is awesome.You will play as Tomoya and try to get throught the third year of highschool.You met many people with different characteristics. It's a nice piece of Slice of Life and got also a lot of Drama in it and the best thing is the romance which will grab your heart and will never let go of you.You're feeling the emotions of every single character.Fun,Sadness,Depression... you will feel everything and get the connection to the Character himself. It also isn't important which route you go, cause every girl has her own magnificent story.(I played the anime version first^^)

The next thing i want to mention is the number of possible routes. I think it's a fair amount and also you got many other funny choices. Cannot say to much about it cause i havn't played that many visual novels.

The music is just stunning. There were so many moments in this game when i stopped clicking just to hear the music.(But for real, who wouldn't listen to the Dango Daikazoku-Song ^^). Also you have the possiblity to listen to all the songs in the main menu,

Everytime when a new artwork appeared my heart skipped a beat. All these fantasic pictures have brand a mark into my brain.They were full filling me.

I'm also an achievmenthunter and was really happy when i saw that this game have some. They weren't to hard to get cause you just have to play all routes^^

This game is just a masterpiece and stand in nothing after the anime. I cried 3-4 times when I watched the anime and so did I when i played this game. Whats also very important is, is the fact that when you finished every route you can play the afterstory which is the best part of all=)

I just can recommend it and if you don't play the game it's ok, but at least give the anime a chance^^
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
83.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
One of the best game I've played ;_;. Highly recommended
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
176.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
The second VN that make me cried (the first one is Katawa Shoujo) and the second VN that makes me laugh so much (the first one is Yuki Sakura). This is the best VN that I played on steam (for this time). Unlike the another VN, Clannad has many branching choice that makes you confuse without walkthrough. Story and music are absolute masterpiece while the art is 'so so' for me (they just convert it to HD).

The visual novel version content are more complete than the anime itself, but I wouldn't recommend to any of you who doesn't like visual novel, reading, or patient. The experience that visual novel give are completely different than the anime so note that before buy this.

PS. For the perverted guy or some people that think this is a H-Visual Novel, sorry but this VN not contain any "you-know-what" scene
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
I'll admit that I'm extremely biased when it comes to Clannad as a franchise. It's a very down to earth story about one person's struggle to find his place in the world. I've watched the anime countless times and still do watch bits of it every now and again. Sure, the pacing in the novel is a bit different in terms of what you choose, but at the end of the day, who really cares? Just pick a choice that appeals to you and try to pursue your favorite waifu or something. Well, for those of you who are familiar with the anime, it's very likely you know what Clannad is already, but for those of you who don't know what Clannad is, the little description at the bottom of the store page should give you an idea of what it's about. You know why I like this protagonist? Simple. He's written in a way that he is first and foremost, a human being with a believable personality. A bit of a jerk, but a respectable if not somewhat relatable human being for the most part, not like some stereotypical, whimpy nice guy or some stupidly overpowered power fantasy almost every mediocre anime has. Now it comes down to whether or not you are willing to spend a bit of dosh on a dating sim. If you have any interest in dating sims or if you watched the anime and loved it, there should be no reason for you to skip the game, unless you're a filthy cheapskate who feels entitled that they should get everything for free. Or you know, you don't like to play dating sims, and that's totally fine.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Main girl is worst girl, but that's not enough to ruin this game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful