INDIE CORNER: Bandcamp Boyfriend Coming to Steam in Spring 2023

Developers: Lovebird Game Studios
Platforms: PC (Steam, Itch.io)
Voiced? YES (Partial)
Price: $19.99
Release Date: Spring 2023
Rating: T (Teen)

Lovebird Games Studios will be launching their first indie otome game project, “Bandcamp Boyfriend” to the PC platform (Steam and Itch.io) this coming Spring 2023. Bandcamp Boyfriend is an otome visual novel about finding love while surviving band camp. The game lets you explore Camp Bearpaw, a sports compound in the countryside, and attend rehearsals alongside an unforgettable cast of characters. It’s the perfect place to gain friendships, make memories, grow as a leader, and perhaps even find love. This is a game where every choice matters. Will you be able to lead your marching band to victory as drum major?

STORY

For the last few years, the Blue Mountain Bandits High School Marching Band has suffered from inconsistent directorship. Students are dropping out, scores and morale are at an all-time low, and the school doesn’t give the music program the respect it deserves.

Determined to turn everything around, Cadence [name customizable] enters her junior year as the band’s drum major, alongside brand new band director and Blue Mountain alum, Mr. Victor Wiley. Whipping the band into competition shape is easier said than done, but Cadence and Wiley have the drive and optimism to see the task through. To focus solely on perfecting this year’s field show, the band leaves behind society to spend two weeks at Camp Bearpaw, a sports compound located amidst the woodsy Pennsylvania countryside. It’s the perfect place to kindle friendships, make memories, grow as a leader, and perhaps even find love in between rehearsals…

However, band camp isn’t going to be easy. All choices carry weight and unexplained happenings wait in the wings of the camp. Will Cadence lead her classmates to victory–or watch the entire band fall apart around her?

CHARACTERS

GAME FEATURES

  • 7 Story Routes
  • 35+ Different Endings
  • 25+ Unique Sprites
  • 48 CG Illustrations
  • Original Soundtrack
  • Partial Voice Acting
  • Unlockable Side quest
  • 30+ Hours of Content

TRAILER

Dev Notes: Please be advised that this game is rated T (Teen) and contains suggestive humor, infrequent use of strong language, dark psychological themes, kidnapping, child abuse, emotional abuse, references to sexual assault, mild blood, violence, and death. Player discretion is advised.

For more information about the game Bandcamp Boyfriend, visit the game’s website here.

GAME LINKS

Steam | Itch.io | Twitter | Tumblr | Facebook | Instagram | Twitch | Discord | Tiktok


About Lovebird Games
Lovebird Game Studios consists of two sisters with a passion for otome, marching band, and storytelling. They have combined their talents in order to create memorable visual novels. Taylor serves as lead writer, programmer, video editor, social media manager, and voices the role of Felicity. Alex serves as music composer, co-writer, programmer, web design, and voices the role of Sabrina.

This will be their first video game release and they are very excited for these characters to have their stories told. Band Camp Boyfriend is a tale of romance and friendship, but also of what marching band means to this group of characters.


One thought on “INDIE CORNER: Bandcamp Boyfriend Coming to Steam in Spring 2023

  1. I did band camp during high school. Our instructor was an ex-marine drill sergeant.

    I’ll admit, this has my interest. I’ll keep an eye out for it on Steam.

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