Frequently Asked Questions
Goodbye Volcano High is a story about love, friendship, personal growth, acceptance, and the power of community in the face of disaster. Fang has just figured out what they want to do with their life, and now they've got to find out how to deal with the end of the world, be there for their loved ones, and follow through on their musical dreams before it's too late.
Yes! Fang identifies as nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns.
Goodbye Volcano High is a branching narrative adventure game. Players will have conversations, make choices through dialogue, and guide our main character Fang through a story about love, friendship, and change.
It's a 2D game! All the character art and backgrounds are drawn and animated in 2D. We use a bunch of tools but our most common ones are: Unity, Spine2D, Ink, and Photoshop.
While we would love to bring the game to more platforms in the future, we have no plans to at the moment.
We anticipate an M-rating from ESRB for language, alcohol, and weed use.
Yes! Most of the characters in Goodbye Volcano High would identify as queer.
Yes! KO_OP is made up of people with a variety of gender identities and backgrounds, including nonbinary and queer identities. We aim to create a game that speaks to a diverse audience and we are taking great care and doing the work to be mindful of all identities, sensitivities, and concerns. We are drawing specifically from the identities of those on our team. The representation, responsibility, and love that a game like this requires has always been of the utmost importance to us. We hope that you will see that we are telling our story in a safe and considerate way."
"Our Discord server is an application-only space! We put additional verification steps in place due to the harassment and homophobic/racist raids we received in the aftermath of our game's announcement. With our verification system, paid moderators, and moderation bots, we are able to ensure a safer space for our fans and staff.
Yes! Goodbye Volcano High merch is available exclusively through the Yetee. https://theyetee.com/collections/gvh
Not cancelled! We just weren't posting that many updates, but that is changing as we are able to reveal more from the game. Follow us on Steam, and check out our socials too, where we post a lot of behind-the-scenes dev updates. Those socials, for the record, are: TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter.
Our first delay in 2020 was due to a narrative reboot as well as COVID and general exhaustion, and our second delay is a continuation of COVID + exhaustion, plus production struggles. The standard game dev reasons.
Goodbye Volcano High is coming out June 15, 2023!
It is indeed a real meteor and not just a metaphor. The "impending meteor" plot in Goodbye Volcano High mirrors the mass extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. Sorry!
Yes! But it's also a hybrid cinematic narrative rhythm game, and borrows elements from several genres. At its core, it's a narrative game that's lovingly animated and filled with unique interactions.
Goodbye Volcano High is not a dating sim. While there are opportunities in the game to get closer to specific characters, it's not the goal of the story.
The gameplay for Goodbye Volcano High is a mix of cinematic adventure and visual novel, where you make choices guiding Fang's responses to the world around them. You'll also be performing their band Worm Drama's music through rythmn gameplay.
The game only has English audio but it will be available with subtitle and interface translations for: French, Italian, German, Spanish (Spain), Japanese, and Russian.
Yes! As soon as pre-orders are open, we will update this page with a link.
We'll have more information on this closer to release.