Thrown into a century long war between the Union and the Kingdoms, a lone starship Captain decides to rebel against his fate. Join him in his galactic journey and discover the various stories that can still bloom in the Ashes of War...And flirting. A lot of flirting.
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Release Date:
Jan 27, 2023
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to make the best VN we can using feedback from players while offering a way for people to experiment the story as it is created. Early Access will allow us to veer off from the usual episodic type release of VNs to offer the entire experience for a single price tag.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Around a short year. Though VNs are on the easier side of the spectrum when it comes to game development, we still want to implement some interesting gameplay mechanics to offer a unique experience. We're also a very small team, so writing, art creation and implementation still take quite a bit of time.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We plan to implement other chapters, hopefully adding new characters, CGs and animations. We also want to implement T-RPG elements to offer gameplay variation in order to make our game a more unique experience than a simple VN.
The features we'd like to implement down the line are typical of T-RPGs, allowing you to customize your ships, recruit mercenaries and experience dynamic ship to ship battle.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“For now, the first chapter of the Visual Novel is out, which introduces the world and 4 heroines (with scenes for each). 3D animations have also been added to give a bit more life to battles until the Battle System is released.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes. The price tag used in EA will be priced at what you'd find for an indie VN.
It will be raised once the game is complete to get closer to small a T-RPG title, though we'll keep the indie price tag.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will collect player feedback through a discord server as well as various forums.
This will mostly be used to get information and comments on what players would like to see next, such as designs of heroines, side quests, H-scene content, etc... We'll also need feedback to tweak the balance on the gameplay part.”
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Mature Content Description

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This game contains explicit mature content such as Nudity, depiction of various Sexual Acts and Violence.

Not appropriate for all ages and NSFW.

About This Game

Thrown into a century long war between the Union and the Kingdoms, a lone starship Captain decides to rebel against his fate. Join him in his galactic journey and discover the various stories that can still bloom in the Ashes of War.

"Ashes of War" offers you the classic VN experience with cute and fun characters, beautiful CGs, rich storytelling, and romance options between the colorful cast, this time with a Sci-Fi militaristic background.

Faced with numerous challenges, some less mundane than others, make sure your ship and allies do not meet a grim fate while you build relationships with the four heroines and delve into the story of individuals trying to enjoy their newly found freedom.

Follow the adventures of the Dawn of Defiance's Captain turned deserter as he learns to flirt his way through the galaxy in this brand new Sci-Fi Visual Novel!


- Visual novel with dynamic 3D CGs for action scenes.
- 2D and 3D artwork made with passion.
- Mostly kinetic.(for now)

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7+
    • Processor: i3
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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