The gold rush has struck the west for a second time. Highway Blossoms is the story of Amber, a girl trying her best to be alone on the road until she stumbles upon a young hitchhiker and the journal of a prospector from long ago.
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Very Positive (11) - 100% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (920) - 96% of the 920 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 17, 2016

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March 17

New VN Released - National Park Girls

Hey everyone, Syon here. I'm one of the co-creators of Highway Blossoms and founder of Studio Coattails. Just wanted to let you guys know we released a new project. It's called National Park Girls, and in a lot of ways, it's a bit of a spiritual successor to Highway Blossoms, with its focus on Americana, rustic music, and also having a cutely cynical protagonist. Here's the rundown if you're interested:

All Eve ever wanted was to protect and preserve the land, but after five years of being a ranger in Yosemite National Park, she’s just about ready to throw in the towel. The people are careless, her co-workers are annoying, and thanks to an increasingly tight budget she can hardly do her job. Fed up and burned out, Eve lashes out, but after being transferred to a remote cabin post in return, she only finds herself more uncertain of the value of being a ranger. Soon after arriving, three strange girls corner her in the cabin. Not only do they claim to live there, but they also say they’re the manifestations of Zion, Yellowstone, and Yosemite National Parks! Are these girls really who they say they are? Why is Yosemite so obsessed with her research? And why does one of them have a volcano on their head? Follow Eve as she gets closer with these spritely cuties that put the “natural” in “supernatural,” and maybe even discovers a new kind of love for the parks.

Both me and Josh are working on this (just like Highway Blossoms), so you can expect a familiar tone and atmosphere. Hope you decide to check it out!
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March 13

Change In Developer For HB

Attention: This establishment is now under new management. Sort of.

Starting today (technically a couple days ago), Highway Blossoms is no longer going to be under the Alienworks name. From here on out, it'll be jointly listed under Studio Coattails and Studio Élan, the two groups that Syon and I formed back in 2017. So what does this mean for HB? In the short-term, not a whole lot. The recent update to the game just changes the logos and credits (and also changes one joke from goofball mode so that we won't get sued). Long term, it means that you can look forward to HB merchandise from both studios, as well as extra content on the Studio Élan Patreon. Anything in the future that we do that uses the Highway Blossoms IP will be under the same two names, as well.

While this is a great time to replay HB (since, let's face it, any time is a great time to replay HB), if you're looking for something new, both Studio Coattails and Studio Élan have some recent releases. At Studio Élan, we just released Heart of the Woods about a month ago. It's another yuri game, this time in the fantasy genre. It's about a duo who run a paranormal investigation blog, and travel to a remote mountain village to investigate rumors of... Well, the paranormal. Spoilers: they find it.

Not into yuri? First of all, why are you on this page? But aside from that, on March 14, Studio Coattails is releasing Episode 1 of National Park Girls. Just like the title implies, it's a story about US national parks. As anime girls. Just like HB, it's got full English voice acting, including some familiar faces. Well, voices. While it's fully a Studio Coattails project, it's one that Syon and I are writing together. Episode 1 is all Syon, while I'll be writing episodes 2 and 3, and then Syon's writing 4 and 5. As mentioned, this one isn't a romance title, although there are still some... Shall we say, romantic undertones? But they're not at the forefront of the story.

Anyway, that's it for now. It's so heartwarming to see people discovering and enjoying HB still, even a couple years after release. We hope that you'll stick with us for our new projects and enjoy those too. Until next time!

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“The characters are all likable (the ones meant to be anyway), the presentation is top notch, the gold rush and road trip aspects are very enjoyable and Amber X Marina’s love story is heartwarming. Highly recommended to yuri fans who want to experience something special.”
Great – The Yuri Nation

“AlienWorks [is] a developer to keep an eye on in the future.”
4/5 – Hardcore Gamer

“Going in to Highway Blossoms, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Despite this, it wasn’t long before I entrusted my time to the characters, enjoying both the physical and emotional ride that they were taking.”
3.5/5 – We Got This Covered

Highway Blossoms Remastered

The update some of you asked for

Highway Blossoms: Remastered is the new definitive romance treasure hunt road trip experience. Most importantly, it's now fully voiced in English by a talented cast of actors. We've also remastered the soundtrack for a better listening experience, touched up the art for a better viewing experience, and added a Chinese translation for a better Chinese reading experience. The bug fixes are numerous, the improvements are vast, and the full changelog can be found in the announcements section.

About This Game

Highway Blossoms is a short yuri kinetic novel set in the American Southwest. After an old gold rush miner's journal is discovered, supposedly detailing where he hid parts of his stash, a nationwide craze begins as would-be prospectors try to solve its clues and strike it rich.

Amber couldn't care less. Wandering the desert in a recently-inherited motorhome, she mourns the loss of her grandfather - indifferent and unaware of the hunt happening around her. It's not until she meets Marina, a young hitchhiker lost in New Mexico that the girls get swept up in the rush.

  • At least tens of words, maybe even hundreds. Although the last word count puts it around 90,000, so expect 6 or so hours of reading.
  • Grand, hand-painted vistas of actual landmarks in the western United States, all in glorious 1080p detail.
  • A huge soundtrack featuring the works of Smoke Thief, Jake Abernathie, Able Kirby, and other friends of the team. Sounds right at home on your in-dash cassette tape player.
  • Accessibility options for days, including the ability to skip through everything in less than five minutes. But who would wanna do that?
  • Achievements, although to be honest, they might be stretching the definition of "achievement."
  • Alternate silly content for second readthroughs that was written by the programmer with little to no oversight. This may or may not have been a good idea.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1 GHz Intel or AMD Processor
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL or DirectX Compatible Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 680 MB available space
    • OS: Windows Vista or above
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1920 x 1080 display
    • Storage: 680 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or newer
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any OpenGL graphics card capable of running Mac OS X 10.6 or later
    • Storage: 680 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 or later
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Storage: 680 MB available space
    • OS: Any distribution built for x86 or x64 processors
    • Processor: 1 GHz Intel or AMD Processor
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible graphics card
    • Storage: 680 MB available space
    • Processor: 64-bit processor
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1920 x 1080 display
    • Storage: 680 MB available space

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