Wispfire is an independent game studio from the Netherlands that was founded in 2013 by four designers with specialty in engaging storytelling and expertise in interactive experiences. Our strength is a vibrant hand-painted art style and extensive knowledge of dramaturgy to make games which resonate with a broad audience.
Herald is an interactive period drama set during the 19th century. It tells a story about characters, and while developing this game we quickly encountered a major problem: to give the characters emotions we needed with detailed facial expressions. But as a small independent studio we had no means to get this done in 3D.
With our first tests with Live2D, it became apparent that Live2D was a lifesaver. Currently all characters in Herald are animated with Live2D, and the depth of emotion we can now convey is phenomenal. Without Live2D we would not be able to make the story of Herald as emotional and impactful as it is today.