To this day, I still struggle to come back. What I felt during Adastra with everyone in it struck me, hard. In good ways and in bad. I love the story, and I love the characters in this VN. I'm a big fan of Echo Project and the stuff they make, even if anytime they do something with those who have passed on makes me upset. Looking at you ancestor spirit of a certain goat. What they did here was amazing, just hearing the music of the menu page starts to make my emotions just flow out. If I was ever to recommend a first VN or just a VN to anyone, it would be Adastra.
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android
(Adastra contains themes of an adult nature - you must be 18 or older to play)
Adastra is a romance visual novel with a whole bunch of sci-fi and political intrigue mixed in. You'll experience the perils of navigating an empire in turmoil while deciding who you should and who you definitely shouldn't trust.
It all starts while you're having the time of your life in Rome on a study abroad program. Just as you're settling in, you're suddenly abducted by an alien. What does he want from you? Well, he doesn't seem to want to tell you, and before you know it, you're millions of miles away from Earth on your way to an empire you know nothing about.
It's a climate of turncoats and backstabbers, and you start to wonder if the alien that abducted you is the one person you can trust the most.
Our wonderful sprite art is by the artist HAPS, who you can find on his twitter.
The background art is by the also wonderful Blacksun who you can find on her furaffinity.
If you'd like to keep up with all things Adastra, you can do so on our Patreon which you can find HERE!
- Merchandise AnnouncementOct 16, 2020
- Adastra Build 10 - Parental GuidanceOct 19, 2019
- Adastra Build 7 - Turning PointSep 13, 2019
Log in with itch.io to leave a comment.
I personally have mixed feelings about Adastra as a whole. The writing is decent enough for what it's trying to do, and I did get emotional at certain points, but I also have to say I don't like Amicus as much as other people do. He seems very dumb during pretty much the entire VN, and considering the situation he's in, that is a lethal flaw.
As for my other main gripe with this VN, the MC or Marco (his default name) is extremely naïve for the situation he is in. Dude, you are on an alien moon with a bunch of people who are all pretty much planning shit behind the scenes, and all you're doing is waiting for your alien wolf husbando to show up and fix everything!
That is bad character writing.
In fact, the only characters that seemed to have more than one character trait were Neferu, Cassius, and Alexios! Cato was a stereotypical homophobic bigot for no other reason than: HOMOPHOBIA BAD!
But overall all, despite its flaws, this is still a pretty decent VN. It's intriguing, it pulls you in, and it have quite a few plot twists that get emotional reactions from the reader.
Overall, I'd give Adastra a 3/5 stars!
SHUT UP HATIN TROLL
I must disagree with that opinion. While yes, Amicus can be somewhat "dumb" as you said, that's the point. He was the spoiled son of the late emperor and obvious candidate to take the throne being Virginia a female who can't be in a position of power and Cassius having that illness, Amicus had not many struggles in his life to make him act any different way but he was never incapable or a complete idiot like Alex. On Marcus side...well, I do not seem to see why he would be naive, he did all he could to stay alive in an unlikely situation. He waited for his wolf to resolve most of the situations, but only because he was waaaay out of his league having to trust him to bring him back home and he actually never waited to things to be solved on its own, once the cat was out of the bag he went and saved Amicus. Marco's evolution is interesting cause he went to be de dumb silent pet to be will around the palace as it was his own (and probably will be his palace in the future). So yeah, they may have flaws, but I don't think it of bad writing. On the contrary, nothing seems forced or "out of the blue". Even the "lack of character" from Cato was well thought, he wanted to have control to lead the wolves on another war against Khemia, so he would not have the "Tail-raiser son of the former emperor" ruin everything just because he fell in love with a monkey. To resume, they have flaws because they are not perfect and they grow along with the story. They will never be perfect and that is what makes it to be even more believable.
Adastra is nicely written and even its flaws, yes, they are some, it's one of the best VN ever.
I disagree with your judgment on Marco. No, he's not waiting to have things fix on purpose.
You're human. You were abducted on a place you don't
- know the language
- where it is in the galaxy
-know anyone able to help you in the place
you know nothing about their technology about almost everything ( I guess plumbery is quite universal...)
- where to go to get some help, you know nothing about society
- have any money
In fact, you can do nothing. Your only hope is to trust Amicus and follow his lead.
And his ass.
Nothing gets close to the Emperor's ass.
( Nothing, not No-one...)
What I experienced here is without a doubt, one of the most touching and dramatic experiences I had lately. I'm touched. I'm moved. I feel so deeply conected with the story and the characters. You made an amazing job, the most exquisite writing and I appreciate it tremendously. Thanks for allowing me to experience what this game has to offer.
I just accidentally deleted adastra and now all my saves are gone is there a way to get them back at all I'm useing the android version if that helps
What's up everyone
hi i'm great wbu
Sup! Getting better now, how bout you?
The ceiling. The sky. The Parents.
Had my second vaccine shot today felling quite good thank you.
i bought the amicus plushy i cant wait
Hi everyone! Could anyone tell me please: what is “bad” ending is about? Thaks ❤️
the bad ending happened when you don't commit yourself to the parents, in that ending, after your throat got thrashed out, the parents won't save you, leaving you to die unlike the good ending where they does saves you
It may not be of interest, but I need to share my experience to take it off my chest:
I got to the game out of boredom, I expected waaaay less than I got. Then Amicus appeared and I fell in love with the big wolf, and that is where I understood I was f$-#ed up. I cried, I got stressed, I laughed, I got my freaking heart touched by that stupid wolf. And when I reached the end it freaking wrecked me. That's it, I'm emotionally drained and I don't see that happen much. Now I need to figure out a way to fill this emotional gap I have. For which I have to congratulate who ever wrote this story and they genuinely know how to touch a soul.
Amicus fell in love with another big wolf!? Ooo, wanna see that!
Same here but the pain will go away i promise even got me in a mood where i want to make a game myself
I has already begun to fade, and now it got me on the mood to be better at loving my boyfriend :3
I said many time before, we need a support group. So many emotion but no where to put them.
I completely agree with this, that's what I was looking for yesterday, fortunately my best friend was there for me, she is not a furry but never judges anyone.
If your looking to fill the emotional gap the way I did it was falling in love with another big wolf from a different VN called "Far beyond the world" and now I have two big wolfs that I can't get enough of
I dislike storys where u can only date 1 character or be close to not sure of the relationship as of yet but i love neferu hes pleaseing to the eyes and he says what he wants and i can also not relate to the main character at all 😂🤣 hes quite agresive and dosent really let people in but i know i complained a lot but i truly do love the story so far im exited to learn more and about the only having 1 dateable character urm im probs just a massive slag 🤪 only messing 🤣🤣
You have to realize that Adastra is a Visual Novel (VN) so we get to see a pretty set story with limited options. It sounds like you want something more like a Dating simulator to get more choices so I would suggest checking out "Extracurricular Activities". There are 6 different furry guys to choose from, great art work, and all the stories are really good (but they have good, bad, and neutral ending based on your choices through the 35 days of the game).
yeah i get what u mean im the same with far beyond the world but that is one of my fav visual novels i love the story and all the characters. Adastra is a great game wasnt saying it wasnt. Lastly i have played estracurricular activities it was a good game enjoyed the story dont think i have completed them all but it was good 😁
This game has thoroughly ruined me, I love it so much
Does anyone know of a legit site to buy 180x60cm body pillows around the $100 mark? Also, Basic Soft Polyester vs. Deluxe Grand Siberian?
I bought one from Amazon.com:
And in hunting around I also found the site:
Yes, I've visited those sites awhile back. Amazon seems reasonable, but I cannot justify spending $200 on Mitgard especially when all the pillows are coming from the same country ready to war with the world...which begs the question, MC...what happen to diplomacy in the PRC!?
Thank you, my LordDakyn. What is your opinion on the Deluxe Grand Siberian; softer or harder than the usual body pillow (I presume are all Basic Soft Polyester)?
I got the Deluxe Grand Siberian and it is nicely soft without feeling a bit chunky like some Basic Soft Polyester. Of course being softer it does compress a bit more easily.
If North American stores sold these size body pillows I'd get one of those but nobody seems to make or sell them, so you gotta do what you gotta do. Get it while you can and then you will have it for all your body pillow covers.
Please note that it took nearly a month for it to get to me, but i did get it through regular snail mail.
Actually Amazon.ca now has this:
for only $41.89 in case you are still interested. Polyester fiber though.
Milord may hath saveth me a days worth of indentured servitude! Polyester Microfiber, as advertised. 20" x 72" = 50.8cm x 182.88cm for the price is right, but 10cm x 0cm short for Pawprint pillow sheets. Should the plunge be taken?
Well I bought one of these as well (since the price is so nice) and it should be arriving on the 29th so if you can wait a few days longer I could give you a better idea of how well it fits. It probably will be a bit loose but the polyester fiber one appears from the picture to be much more stuffed then the one I have, not to say it isn't nicely puffy too.
What do I play now? Interra or Khemia? Confusion ;w;
Oh great, now I have emotional convulsions because of him. Btw it's a lovable game. I really wanted it to be MY life. But, I can't live in two worlds at a time right?
I get what you mean i was COMPLETELY (95%) in shoes of the MC since the name iknow changeable but when he was also 20 i was blown away. I am also caucasian that helped
There's this gallery image after the last "adult" scene and before the farewell scene that I can't get, does anyone know how to obtain it?
You need to get the first ending (the “standard” one) as opposed to second (the “Meera” one).
To do this (spoilers)
you need to make at least two of these choices:
- “Infinity” when asked what is death to you
- “Talk to him more” when amicus asks what he should do with Neferu
- “Yes” when asked if you think Amicus is capable of becoming emperor
plus choosing to submit to the will of the parents (to not get the “bad” ending)
Thanks a lot! I thought it was a bug at first lol. Glad to know there is an ending without Meera, she somehow scares me a little, even thought the Parents are bitc-... well they're the Parents :P
Also, knowing that this Gallery Picture is the Menu picture... it's quite eh xD
Ave and how are you doing everyone
I loved this, I loved it so much that now I have an emotional void (I'm waiting for updates from both Khemia and from intea)
even so this VN is very beautiful, the art the story the characters, a work of art 100/10
i love this game, its the best game i ever played. am generaly kinda cold to emotional stories, movies etc. but this made me genuinely cry, maily the part where main character gets killed or when that part when Amicus leaves me in my old room
I'm the same way. I don't usually feel sad when watching movies like Five Feet Apart. But this genuinely brought me close to crying!!
Hey SaltyDiscord, Furry gaymers and everyone did you get your Amicus shirt or plushie or charm or pillow cover yet or no
Soooo...i guess this is the end😭
There’s a sequel called Kemia (now in momentary hiatus if I’m not mistaken) and a “in-between-quel” called Interea to this game!
This series is also maybe technically a spinoff to Echo (which also has affiliated games), which is a great series (tho fiy it’s an horror)
How are you all doing everyone?
Doing well. you?
I usually don't play VNs, because after some minutes they starts to be boring. But this is cool and romantic at the same time.
I must confess right away that I don't usually play VNs, mostly because the stories I come across simply don't captivate me. My heart shrinks (or maybe expands!) as I stay with these feelings, only a few minutes after finishing my first VN, this beautiful story...
I must also confess that I wasn't too hyped up getting into it as one could be, but I was willing to give it a try. I was quickly swayed by everything about the game - from the great though minimalistic soundtrack, to the unpretentious but cool writing, to the ambience, scenery and... all the characters. It truly is absurd... The lengths I went to decipher every expression/sprite... - unprecedented for me!
And to say that all the while I thought things would go south - as I'd been told the game emotionally traumatized people -, I couldn't be more delighted with this ending, which leaves room for so much more and yet feels like a kind stop, an adequate ending, one like we don't often get to see because the openness that comes with it seems - I assume, undesirable...
Truly, even though I didn't relate as much to the MC's personality, or felt like I had too big of an impact on the story with my choices, I'm thankful for every part of it!
This was a remarkable experience, devs.
I imagine you've been told this a million times before, but,
thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
Ave and RixyHusky, Th3WayrVvolf, Joemama123456789, Sadrang what are you guys and the others doing. Did any of you get your Amicus plush yet or no?
I am very good today and you?
Wolfdad and Tigermom survived the trip! Family is growing; can't wait to adopt Likulau next when PPP restocks him! My room smells like lavender now~(❁´▽`❁)*✲ﾟ*
Honestly.. I have never felt anything like this from a VN. I-.. I'm at a loss for words. I feel such blissful anguish and loss in the fact that it ended the way it did, leading me to want so much more. I feel so deeply in love with the characters, and I fully supported them in the toughest of times.
I'm doing my best to not give out spoilers to anyone who intends to read this VN. I very, VERY highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys the furry fandom/art style. Again, I'm at a loss for words. I have never felt anything so amazing in my life. No one has ever made me cry this hard; feel this deep; or lead me to believe I was actually the main character.
Echo Project; If you read this.. I am infatuated with every word in this story. So much so, to the point where I felt like I *needed* to donate any kind of compensation towards more stories like this, and help support your works of art.
Thank you for your hard work. - Rix
Yes exactly me it moved mo so much i immidiatelly donated on patreon which ive never done!
It says updated 60 days ago, did anything change from the update 4 months ago?
If khemia and Interia are not a continuation of Adastra, but they go in chronology with it, then Adastra is destined to have a continuation, because it would not be very good if the developers simply left us with three different stories that never came to their logical conclusion
Khemia IS the continuation of Adastra; chronologically Adastra 2.
Interia is the untold events before the end of Adastra.
Lol @ "not be very good" and "logical conclusion."
my English is too bad, so sometimes I use a translator, I would like to apologize if my last comment did not have the meaning that I wanted to convey. And besides, Khemia basically tells not the story of the MC, but what happened in Adastra.
Sadrang how are you, Th3WayrVvolf, and all the others doing?
I am quite good thanks
Hiya Wolf!, doing fine here. Last week was heavy, but this one has been way smoother. Thank you buddy, how've you been?
Is there a Discord or am i just going nuts
i started play it,and i came here to read the coments,everyone talking about how much they cried...My heart is so fragile,i don't know if i'm ready.Maybe i can find some spoilers to get ready XD.Anyway,thanks for the game,until now i'm enjoying so much.
When is adastra 2? wait did echo rlly plan to make adastra 2? I miss amicus already........also um u guys seems to notice im everywhere at the furryVN comments.....well am i annoying?....i think not i just rlly love furryvn so much and love to comment anyway pls answer my question above i need to know if rumors idc....
I think Adastra 2 is Khemia and Intera.
No, its not. Interea happens between a period of months in which Marco, in Adastra, does not narrate it. And Khemia is just a separate story
Khemia is unofficially Adastra 2, 3 years after MC returns home.
I almost finish the VN, but I wish it could be in spanish because my english sometimes is fcked up. TnT
Btw (spoiler 0_o) :
i dont know why i didnt cry when the main character almost died in the arms of amicus. (thats was so sad 😭).
Ave and good morning everybody how is everyone doing?
I just finished your game. I cried with happiness and from the fact that it was over so quickly. It's a beautiful story. Thank you so much.
So what are you all gonna do tomorrow?
there's this theory that the Hum from Echo and the Other from Adastra one in the same, assuming that's true which you would prefer to deal with, the Parents or the Other/Hum, personally i would prefer fighting the Other since as seen in Echo it isn't unbeatable, while i can't see how an ordinary person would be able to defend themselves against the Parents if the take it upon themselves to make you suffer
Sometime later today guys my dad and I might be going to Barnes and Noble to see if there's any books or magazines I could find and buy
Is there something wrong Th3WayrVvolf? 😕
Nothing "wrong," but in your comment...
1) there is no context to Adastra or its related posts here,
2) your choice of words sounds like a minor would say,
3) I just feel uncomfortable, unnerved reading it.
This VN is perhaps if not one of the best VNs that I've ever played. The story was very detailed to allow a crisp image in my mind. It was very immersive making me think that I was actually in the universe itself. The combination of varies emotion like laughter, anger, betrayal, sadness, a whole roller coaster of emotions. Towards the end, I find myself just crying so much I couldn't contain myself lol. But I was reminding myself that MC only needs to wait 8 years to be reunited, then they have all their lives to be together. I just want to say to the dev team that this is just absolutely phenomenal. Most works of literature/comics that I've read thus far are always straight to sex and honestly it doesn't give me that connection between the character. However, you guys created the best built up towards the most emotional scene. Words really can't describe how I feel about this so I'm trying my best to show my appreciation. I'm definitely support all your works and hoping to see more from you! Thank you for creating such a gift.
Yes yes yes and thousand times yes i was so sad when it ended i wished ive never even came across this. But now i dont know...
Post depression is real strong with this one lmao
Imagine if the devs remake the story into an Animation.... I would love for that to happen.
If any one of us win the lottery or become doctors, engineers, and whatnot, please fund this side of the furry community. I also want to see animations for Tokyo Afterschool Summoners (TAS) and Live A Hero (LAH) and of course Echo and Far Beyond the World (FBTW). Hope I get to live long enough to see animations come to fruition, then I can die in peace and happiness [alone].
I agree with you on that they should. Speaking of Tokyo Afterschool Summoners have you played the game yet you can download it on your phone and choose the mc character to be either a boy or a girl
I have played TAS awhile back but moved onto LAH upon release. The latter is what TAS could have been (traditional turn-based RPG) and with better, generous gacha rates where each unit actually mattered (sidekicks support heroes); in TAS, rarity 3 units are auto-trash, sad.
Th3WayrVvolf, how's your day going it sure feels hot outside isn't it. Make sure you stay safe because safety always comes first 🙂
Mine is shit theres a civil war going on in my country lmao
I'm sorry to hear that 😔
Right now, in Japan...?
My day has been better. Finished reading a couple of routes from Echo for the first time just a couple days ago; my heart sank, I felt anguish (not the good kind like after reading Adastra/FBTW...), but then I also read some of the side-stories which perked me up. I've recovered yet again!
i kinda want more ngl like what is happening to the mc after he left the hotel thing (i forgot) and i keep wanting to follow him lol
Yeah, I wanted to know how Earth was going to take in all that, and how FOX, CNN, the BBC and DW were going to handle that bomb :V
I actually want to see how the tinfoil hat theorists would respond and react. I can only imagine anarchy accusing and toppling governments throughout the world for hiding cosmic truths from the masses. If you read Khemia, there is actually a "concurrently, pertinent issue" on Earth a couple years into MC's return.
MC went straight to work.