Indie Spotlight: Celestial Crowns

Indie studio, Harlevin recently launched the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming 18+ romance visual novel, Celestial Crowns. This will be a commercial release ($24.99 USD) Customize your Monarch and romance 3 love interests in this fantasy tale about powerful kingdoms and ancient magic. How will you rule?

Game Details

  • Genre: Fantasy | Amare | Romance
  • Available on and Steam
  • Campaign Period: May 2, 2023 to June 1, 2023
  • Tentative Release Date: Late 2024


On the Continent, Royals are thought to be descended from the gods that hang in the sky: the Planets. They appeared on Earth one day with incredible elemental powers. Their spellcrafting could freeze an entire army solid, sink a castle into the ground, rain lightning from the sky, or set a city ablaze.

Eventually, territories formed that became the existing kingdoms on the Continent, with the Royals crowned as their Monarchs. Nowadays, spellcrafting is considered a dead art. Most Royals have either lost the gift entirely as technology diminished the need or use it for mere parlor tricks.

You play as the newly crowned Monarch of Lauté with your kingdom on unsteady ground after your father’s recent assassination. The first big challenge you face will shape the history of Laute forever:

The king of your neighbor Andromeda is so reclusive no one outside of his castle has ever seen his face. All that is known about him is that he is the last remaining Spellcrafter, and he has given you an ultimatum:

Accept his hand in marriage, or go to war.


Terra (Default Name)

The ruling monarch of Laute. The sudden assassination of their father forced them into taking the throne early. The unfortunate circumstances of the succession have tainted what should have been a joyous occasion, and they find themselves in charge of a kingdom thrown into turmoil. 

Love Interests

Key Features

Customizable MC

In Celestial Crowns are the new Monarch of the Kingdom of Lauté, choose your character’s name, pronouns, title, and body type.

Choose Your Personality

Your choices will add stats to the MCs personality. Mix and match different traits to shape different scenes and find your ending. Players will have choices based on the 9 different traits shown above. There can be as many as 9 different options for every choice encountered. More stats in certain traits will unlock more choices down the road for endless replayability!

Three Unique Love Interests

All 3 love interests have their own plot within the overarching story of Celestial Crowns. The routes will vary greatly, feature 60K+ words of new content, and allow you to visit new locations and meet new characters.

Art Assets

Kickstarter Campaign Details

The Kickstarter campaign launched on May 2, 2023 and is set to run until June 1, 2023! The current campaign goal is $22,180 that will be used to help with production costs for the game.

The relaunched campaign launched on September 12, 2023 and is set to run until October 12, 2023. The new campaign goal is $10,000 USD.

Why Support the campaign?

  • By supporting the campaign you are helping the team fund the production of Celestial Crowns.
  • The team is also working to add English voice acting to Celestial Crowns to help bring its amazing cast to life.
  • Supporters at the $19 USD tier will a digital copy of the game! Additional tiers come with nice goodies like:
    • Digital CG Pack
    • Exclusive roles in the Celestial Crowns Discord
    • Exclusive Sticker Sets
    • Digital Game Guide
    • Illuminated After Stories
    • Physical Keychain
    • …And more!

Learn more about Harlevin

Harlevin is a solo indie dev studio creating free and commercial fantasy/romance visual novels since 2016, including a Kickstarter-funded VN in collaboration with Fablesoft Studios. Twisted: A Dark Fairytale is available on Steam and Celestial Crowns will be their fifth solo game and tenth, including collaborations.

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2 thoughts on “Indie Spotlight: Celestial Crowns

  1. While I read every post of yours almost as soon as it hits my email inbox, I gotta say: I loooooooove your Indie Spotlight series. There’s so many games out there, which means there’s tons of hidden gems like Celestial Crowns. It looks like their Kickstarter failed, but harlevin is going to try again later. I hope to one day download Celestial Crowns on!

    1. The Indie Spotlight is one of my fave series, there are so many amazing indie games that deserve the spotlight!

      Yeah I saw, but I am so glad they’re going to give it another go. It looks like such an interesting game!

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