I believe that everyone prays to God at least once in their lives. Even if they do not believe that he exists, the one day that they pray will inevitably arrive. All human beings will pray for something. They will wish to pursue it. They will want to reach out and take hold of it. It is something imagined from our affinities and our emotions. Of that much I am certain.
For almost two long years, through pain, sweat and tears, we have toiled to bring you this release. Now, on the eve of our moment of triumph, one question remains: What is ef? Eternal Feather, Emotional Flutter, Ever Forever? Perhaps none of these things, and yet it is so much more than what it makes itself out to be.
ef is a visual novel among visual novels, something beyond the standard click and read. No longer are you limited to a single protagonist, but rather are shown the story through the eyes of all who are involved. It is a method that’s rarely used for this genre as it creates an experience that’s more cinematic than literary, making ef an unique addition to the medium. It is a story, not of one, not of two, but of over half a dozen characters, complete strangers to each other, whose lives are all intertwined around one another.
It is through their collective narratives, that we get a fairy tale of the two.
The story of ef will be divided into two halves, the first tale and the latter tale.
This will be the first tale, containing two stories about the past. Two pieces of the puzzle centered around overcoming fears and surpassing the limitations created by our memories. Sometimes you have to take a step back before you can move forward, sometimes you just have to close your eyes and make the first move.
So with that being said, won’t you join us for the first half of this fairy tale?