Old School Gamer Magazine Exclusive: Shirli Ainsworth Talks ‘Venus: Improbable Dream’

Old School Gamer Magazine chats with Shirli Ainsworth who discusses their newest game “Venus: Improbable Dream,” detailing the creative process, inspiration and goals for it.

Old School Gamer Magazine: How was this game born?

Shirli Ainsworth: I’ve always been a big gamer, and on top of that, I’ve always loved music and writing stories, so when I discovered visual novels, I really fell in love with them, and instantly became curious about making my own.  I never really took the idea seriously at first, as I was focusing on my music career at the time, but in 2016, a little story about an inspirational girl who played the flute popped into my head, and I realised that this could actually become the VN I’d been fantasising about making.  Over the years, I managed to make more and more time to work on it, and luckily, it blossomed into reality.

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