It was developed by Key and initially launched on Windows PCs back in 2004, selling incredibly well.So much so, that it was ported to other platforms and also received anime, manga, and film adaptations.The PC is an open platform with tons of great development tools, making it ideal for small indie developers to target.Steam on the other hand, has made digital distribution cost-effective, efficient, and accessible to a massive audience.
What’s even cooler is that Saki happens to be the niece of famous Japanese video game designer - Keiji Inafune.
There’s even a variety of magazines, books and drama CDs for dedicated fans who wish to complete their Clannad collection.
Clannad’s visual appeal is immediately apparent; the beautifully illustrated cast of characters and backgrounds are impressive.
Katawa Shoujo is part of this brave new world, and hopefully a larger audience will dig into this unique visual novel.
The story revolves around high school student Hisao Nakai and the five young women who he encounters.