Coming to Playstation 5, Playstation 4, and Steam June 15, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Goodbye Volcano High about?

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.

Is Fang nonbinary?

Yes! Fang identifies as nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns.

What type of game is Goodbye Volcano High?

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.

Is Goodbye Volcano High made in 3D or 2D?

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.

Is it coming to Switch or Xbox?

While we would love to bring the game to more platforms in the future, we have no plans to at the moment.

What is the anticipated rating?

We anticipate an M-rating from ESRB for language, alcohol, and weed use.

Are there other queer characters in Goodbye Volcano High besides Fang?

Yes! Most of the characters in Goodbye Volcano High would identify as queer.

Is the representation in the game reflected in the make-up of your team?

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."

Why is your Discord locked?

"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.

Is there Goodbye Volcano High merch?

Yes! Goodbye Volcano High merch is available exclusively through the Yetee.

I thought this game got cancelled? Why haven't I heard about it lately?

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.

Why did this get delayed?

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.

When is this game coming out?

Goodbye Volcano High is coming out June 15, 2023!

Do they all perish from the meteor?? Say it 'aint so! OR Is the meteor real or a metaphor?

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!

Is this a visual novel?

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.

Will I be able to date [x character]? OR Is this a dating sim?

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.

What's the gameplay?

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.

Are there non-English language versions of the game?

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.

Will the game be available for pre-order?

Yes! As soon as pre-orders are open, we will update this page with a link.

Is the game steam deck compatible?

We'll have more information on this closer to release.