Lesbian Visual Novel 'Please Be Happy' Releases on PC
On November 21, Sekai Project and Studio Élan released their newest Yuri visual novel, Please Be Happy for PC/Mac on Steam and itch.io. Linux releases for the game are planned to release shortly, with a home console release coming in the first half of 2023.
The developer describes the game:
Born as a fox in the forest of Korea, Miho carries with her the memory of a traveler who showed her kindness and spoke of home. Now more human than fox, Miho has spent a long, long time searching for her person. She arrives by airship to Wellington, one of the jewels of the floating island of New Zealand.
Despite her years spent observing humans, she still has a lot to learn about their culture and society. She's made a living so far as a thief, her heightened senses allowing her to easily take advantage of people. She's also seen a lot of the worst of what mankind has to offer.
It's only after meeting Juliet, the owner of a small library, and Aspen, an aspiring novelist, that Miho starts to understand what kindness is, and that there's more than just the bad stuff when it comes to people.
Please Be Happy features two different romantic routes, each with two happy endings. The game is fully voice-acted in English and contains over 220,000 words.
It is the first full game developed by Studio Élan since 2019's acclaimed visual novel Heart of the Woods. Adirosa, who designed the user interface for Heart of the Woods, co-writes and directs Please Be Happy and serves as an assistant character artist alongside lead artist Kobuta. Additional staff includes:
Josh Kaplan - Writer
Theo Minute - Programmer and Assistant Artist
Lunaterra - Editor
Suriko - Editor
Arimia - Social Media and PR Manager
The game features English voice acting directed by Wyatt "Syon Santeria" Abernathie. The game stars Dottovu as Miho, Anna Chloe Moorey as Aspen, and Shara Kirby as Juliet. Additional voice actors include:
Natalie Van Sistine, who also served as Please Be Happy's audio engineer
Studio Élan is a visual novel development group focusing on lesbian-themed games, with members from all around the world. Élan was created with a specific vision of telling yuri love stories combined with magic and fantasy. Other titles include Heart of the Woods (2019), Highway Blossoms (2016), and upcoming games Lock and Key and Summer at the Edge of the Universe.
Check out Please Be Happy today on Steam and itch.io.
just imagine… us sitting in front of the tv. cuddling under the blankets. our legs in a tangled mess while you hold me close. watching probably one of the worst movies, but we don’t care cause at least were together.