Marcus Estrada writes: "A surprising amount of distinct visual novels launched this week on Kickstarter. One of these titles is Herald by Wispfire. Although, that's not the perfect description as the game is actually a mix between point and click adventure gameplay and visual novel storytelling. Players assume the role of Devan, a young steward aboard the HLV Herald. The game takes place in an alternative 19th century, although many of the struggles of the Protectorate are similar to what our societies faced in the actual time period. This tweaked take on the period allows players to choose whether they align with the oppressed or powerful citizens."