Touchstarved: A new monstrous Visual Novel from Red Spring Studio

TOUCHSTARVED is a gothic horror romance visual novel and debut game from Red Spring Studio: a small indie team made up of veteran game developers from Riot Games, Nix Hydra, Bungie, and more. The game will be crowdfunded via Kickstarter in Spring 2023 for release on PC and Mac.


You were born cursed, with hands that twist the mind of any human you touch.

Desperation leads you to the shadowy city of Eridia, where your fate intertwines with 5 monstrous strangers.

Each can offer you salvation…or damnation. 

How far will you go to cure yourself?



In TOUCHSTARVED, you explore the dangerous, enigmatic city of Eridia in search of a cure for your cursed touch. But to survive in this cruel world where treachery lies around every corner, you must entrust your fate to one of 5 love interests, each uniquely monstrous in their own way.

Choose your main character’s pronouns and origin story, and guide them through a thrilling journey with branching storylines, character based routes, and multiple endings. Your choices determine whether the story ends with gothic romance or blood-curdling horror. Will you lose your humanity in search for a cure, or will you find a way to save yourself and those you love?


About Red Spring Studio:

Red Spring Studio is a small, POC and queer-owned indie studio made up of diverse talent from the gaming industry. United by a shared passion for dark, mature stories, they’ve poured their hearts into TOUCHSTARVED with the goal of telling ground-breaking tales for outcasts, danger lovers, and hopeless romantics.

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5 thoughts on “Touchstarved: A new monstrous Visual Novel from Red Spring Studio

  1. <3 Thank you so much for the post… and bringing this game to my attention in the first place by retweeting it ^^! I've been a huge The Arcana fan for years, but honestly, it's getting more and more difficult for me to invest time in mobile games… Touchstarved really seemed up my alley (monster LIs? Gothic horror? yesplease), but I was anxious about platforms – you don't know how happy simply reading "for release on PC and Mac" made me.
    Best of luck to Nix Hydra! Hopefully I can chip in for the KS. And as always, I'm super grateful for all the work you do. *They*'re the ravenous monsters, and yet you're keeping *us* well-fed!

    … Sorry. :DDD

    1. Erratum: Sorry, hadn’t realized the new devteam was only part Nix Hydra. Best of luck to Red Spring Studio, in that case!

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