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Niche Spotlight – Buried Stars

Buried Stars

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Buried Stars, a murder-mystery visual novel by LINE Games.

An ordinary day on the set of a popular Korean talent show turns deadly when the building unexpectedly collapses, trapping the host and contestants inside. Even worse, it soon becomes apparent that this was no accident.

A murderer is on the loose, and the contestants will need to work together to find the culprit and escape with their lives. Find clues by scouring social media and interacting with the various contestants. Make choices based on the clues you discover that can lead to multiple endings that determine everyone’s fate. You can find the game’s opening below.

Buried Stars is available on Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 for $39.99.

You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:

A murder spree inside the collapsed site of an audition show!
Reveal the hidden truth through Communication x Survival x Adventure

『BURIED STARS』 is a new mystery adventure game presented by Studio LARGO, the developers of the masterpiece adventure series 「Panic Room」 and 「City of Mist」 in Korea, along with LINE Games Corporation.

◆ A murder spree inside the collapsed site of a 「Survival Audition」
The building suddenly collapsed during a live showing of an ordinary survival audition show.
And while trapped inside, the contestants and staffs are faced with a fatal incident.
Who is the culprit? Why and how did the attacker pull off this act?

◆ A beautifully harmonized 3D-2D graphics and presentation
Stunning 2D characters have been added into the 3D collapsed sites
in order to present a more dramatic and dynamic scenes.

◆ Variety of sound effects and passionate acting by seasoned voice actors
Dive into the immersive experience supported by variety of original scores,
including the main theme song 「Be Honest」, ambient sounds, sound effects
and the incredible voice acting by a seasoned crew of talents.

CAST
– Korean : Park Sungtae, Ryu Seunggon, Nam Dohyoung, Kim Yeonwoo, Kim Haru, Lee Kyoungtae, Lim Yoonsun, etc.
– Japanese : Kakihara Tetsuya, Eguchi Takuya, Shimono Hiro, Hikasa Yoko, Sato Rina, Hoshi Soichiro, Kitamura Eri, etc.

◆ Find hints and curses from 「Social Media」
Keep up with the reactions outside the accident site through 「Social Media」.
And check out the 「Timeline」 for possible hints and review the current situation.

◆ Branching Scenario Paths
The various choices during conversations with other survivors, along with multiple playthroughs, the scenario constantly branches out to provide plenty of stories to explore.
Find all of the possible endings and after stories of each survivors.

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