I’m excited to report that indie studio Lunaris Games has finally given us an update on their queer, noir visual novel, Call Me Under. The team has been quiet about the project since it was successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter back in 2020, but they’ve just announced that the first full chapter of Call Me Under will be available today on Steam! This expanded chapter features 1-2 hours of gameplay. As an added bonus, Lunaris Games also shared that the full game will be available on PC later in 2023!
Submerge yourself in eldritch horrors, romance, and an ancient power struggles with this latest release from the team behind When the Night Comes and Errant Kingdom.
- Genre: LGBTQIA+ | Supernatural | Romance | Mystery
- Rating: M17
- Developer & Publisher: Lunaris Games
- Where to Get the Game: Steam
Call Me Under is a queer, eldritch noir tale that takes place in the mysterious underwater city of Styx, a haven inhabited by humans, Sirens, and other otherworldly beings. Dive into the 1950s and explore an underwater world soaked in dark magic, eldritch mysteries, and romance. Investigate the sudden disappearances plaguing Styx and uncover the truth behind the vicious power struggle between two ancient forces.
Call Me Under is a queer, narrative-driven visual novel. Dive into the 1950s and explore an eldritch-horror-infested world soaked in dark magic, mystery, and romance. Call Me Under takes place in the mysterious underwater city of Styx, a haven inhabited by humans, sirens, and a host of unknown otherworldly entities.
Play as a choice of two different faceless protagonists from The Surface seeking to leave their past behind and start fresh in a new city, even if it is one only rumored to exist at the bottom of the ocean. They do say there’s nothing like a clean slate, but maybe not if you find yourself thrown into the middle of a brewing fight between the Shadows and the Light; two ancient, otherworldly entities embroiled in a centuries-long battle for power.
Call Me Under is a story about destiny and questioning the morality of yourself and those around you, and asking yourself exactly what defines ‘good’ and ‘evil.’
In Call Me Under you can romance six characters living in the mysterious underwater city of Styx. Each potential partner comes with their own unique storylines and mysteries to uncover. Like Lunaris Games’s previous titles players can pursue two polyamorous pairings: Callie + Penny, and Blue + Adrien. In addition for those of you not interested in romance, there is a non-romance mode!
- Choose Your Story: Play as either the Human or the Skia, each with a unique route and the ability to choose your pronouns.
- Meet (and Romance) a Diverse Cast: Get to know, befriend, antagonize, or fall in love with an eclectic cast of humans and Sirens. There are six individual romance options and two additional polyamorous romances.
- Unravel a Dark Mystery: Engage with investigative elements and collect keepsakes as you dedicate yourself to uncovering a sinister mystery.
- Sink or Swim: Your choices can lead to multiple good and bad endings. Who knows what you’ll find at the bottom of the ocean and at the end of your quest for answers?
Lunaris Games on Call Me Under
“As a team, we believe in taking our time to deliver the best story possible without crunch – it’s part of our power as an indie studio. We really appreciate everyone who’s been patiently waiting ever since we announced Call Me Under, so we wanted to show our appreciation by releasing this extended demo,” says Kris Wise, studio and narrative director at Lunaris Games. “We hope it offers a taste of what’s to come for our delicious cast and the sinister mysteries they find themselves trapped within.”
About Lunaris Games
Founded in 2018, Lunaris Games is a small indie development studio founded with a passion for creating immersive, narrative-driven stories filled with diverse LGBTQ+ characters. The studio believes that representation matters, whether it be solving supernatural murders, saving a kingdom, taking a deep dive into an eldritch-horror-infested world, or battling the forces of darkness. It is based in the UK, but its team of diverse developers and freelance collaborators is also spread across Europe and America.