Speaking with Caty McCarthy of US Gamer about Necrobarista, the visual novel that dominated headlines earlier this year, Kevin Chen, lead designer at Route 59 Games and art director for the title, spoke about the team’s inspirations and drive, and why you should be following the game.

“[Since] the 1990s, visual novels have kind of remained the same. 2D sprites on a 2D background on the top, branching choices, save points. That kind of stuff,” said Chen. “But no one has really, really pushed the medium. That’s what we want to do with Necrobarista, [it’s] a love letter to the fans and the games that we always loved, but also stepping forward and integrating parts from the other mediums that we really like…”

You can read more about Necrobarista on USGamer.net.