Absinthia is a sapphic JRPG from developer Team Bewitched and publisher Ratalaika Games. It explores heartache and trauma, starring an LGBTQ+ character cast, with a Kickstarter campaign that launched on May 30th, 2022. Soon thereafter, the game was fully funded, meaning it’s now a confirmed lock for Nintendo Switch.
The Kickstarter for Absinthia had a rather modest goal, as just $20,000 was needed for base funding. Unlike a lot of other projects on Kickstarter, a Switch version wasn’t set as a stretch goal, but rather, was planned from the very start. The base funding itself was said to be used for graphics production, OST and SFX composition, quality assurance, taxes, and of course, unavoidable Kickstarter fees.
Absinthia is planned for a PC release on March 13th, 2023, with the Nintendo Switch version still TBD. It will be priced at $14.99 USD.