Turn-Based Combat Dating Game Nova Hearts Announced
Othercide developer Lightbulb Crew has announced its latest title, Nova Hearts. Billed as a turn-based combat dating adventure, Nova Hearts is planned to release for PC via Steam in summer 2024. The first chapter of the game, “The Spark” will be made available for free on January 17, 2024.
Nova Hearts follows Luce and her crew after a cosmic force turns them and other town residents into superheroes and supervillains. Players and the allies battle against enemies from another dimension while trying to uncover the mystery behind events. Combat features a time-line system that allows players to set up combos using powers they unlock throughout the game.
Between battles, players can text, talk to, and date a variety of characters, establishing different relationships such as frienimies, rivalovers, friends with benefits, first loves, and more. Many of the connections and other gameplay elements are accessed using the smartphone-style interface.