Indie Spotlight – Garden of Seif: Chronicles of an Assassin

Hey Blerdy Tribe, I’ve got another Indie Spotlight! This time around, indie dev, Foxdrift Studios launched a Kickstarter for their upcoming dark fantasy indie otome game, Garden of Seif! As always I’m late, and the campaign is in its final days, but they are super close to their goal and I think we can give them the push they need! Besides, who doesn’t wanna try dating assassins?

Play as an assassin navigating a world of danger, adventure, and romance, and a meddlesome fairy godmother. Will you play with evil intentions or will you forge genuine alliances?

Game Details

  • Indie Otome | Dark Fantasy | Romance
  • Available on  Steam, Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Price: TBA
  • Tentative Release: April 2023
  • Campaign Period: July 26, 2022 to August 25, 2022


An undercover assassin is on a mission to knock out her marks, but things turn upside down when a guild of enemy assassins is after her bounty. She runs into two mysterious men along her journey, both claiming to be trustworthy, but their secrets could lead her deeper into trouble.

Official Synopsis


Main Character: Iris

Iris is an assassin and in essence, she’s a villainess, and one you can sympathize with. She has her own distinct personality and goals.

She did what any ordinary girl would do when mourning the death of their lover. She became a belly dancer at a shady tavern outside the city and devised a hit list to eliminate the individuals involved with the incident.

 She’s got heterochromia iridis, with vision entirely lost in her left eye. She doesn’t let that stop her from becoming a notorious assassin. Spunky, and albeit a little bit sassy, she isn’t the kind that’ll take ‘no’ for an answer. She’ll tear down the Laithen empire, brick by brick, until she finds every last one of her marks.

Love Interests

Key Features

  • Strong Heroine Led Story: Rather than playing as the good-girl, Mary-sue heroine, in Garden of Seif, you take on the roll of morally grey assassin, Iris.
  • Love Interests With a Twist: Two enemy love interests arrive and claim to be trustworthy, but can they win her heart?
  • A Dark fantasy adventure full of villains: It’s a VN about assassins, dive into the wicked world of Garden of Seif and toe the line between good and evil!
  • Amazing lore and word-building: Players will embark on a journey that explores the vast continent of Zalstar which is home to a diverse array of fictional traditions and cultures. The world takes inspiration from ancient Rome and the Middle East.

Screenshots & Art

Kickstarter Campaign Details 

So, the Kickstarter campaign launched on July 26, 2022 and is set to run until August 25, 2022! The campaign goal is $9,300 to help with the production costs of the game!

Why Support the campaign?

  • By supporting the campaign you are helping the team fund the production of Garden of Seif. The current build is a short demo.
  • Helping pay staff for all their hard work bringing Garden of Seif to life!
  • Supporters at the $20 tier will receive a digital copy of the PC version of the game! Additional tiers come with nice digital goodies like:
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Discord Server Access (Production Updates)
    • Garden of Seif Guide Book and Lore Books
    • Acrylic Charms
    • Garden of Seif Tarot Card
    • …and more!

More Info on Foxdrift Studios

Foxdrift Studios is a female-led independent game studio. We create story-rich games revolving around fantasy, romance, and adventure.

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