The Twisted Paths of Dysfunctional Love in Milky Way Prince – The Vampire Star, Out Now on Xbox Series X|S


  • Milky Way Prince – The Vampire Star is a psychological romance horror visual novel.
  • An autobiographical story of dysfunctional love with multiple endings.
  • Available today for Xbox Series S|X.

Hi, I’m Lorenzo. I’m the creator of prince of the milky way, which is more of a personal diary than a simple game. For me, working on this project was a cathartic experience, as I needed to overcome, exorcise and analyze a complex and challenging moment in my life.

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I chose to do it through a video game because I think it’s the perfect tool to do it, since it allowed me to write what had happened to me, and analyze it from different points of view. I was able to re-explore my experiences according to a precise logic and explore what might have happened if I had made different choices.


Our times are teaching us how important it is to approach specific issues with due sensitivity, and since I was dealing with a thorny issue like mental illness, especially borderline personality disorder, I needed the right metaphorical veil. I chose the stars and astronomy because to me being involved in a relationship with a fellow BPD felt like being in love with a star. The more the love grew and the connection intensified, the more unstable and unpredictable our system became.


Vampiric stars, or symbiotic binary stars, seemed like the perfect metaphor for obsessive mutual codependency, a symbol of the parasitic dynamic of abuse and submission. Relationships are obviously a two-way bridge, where everything is exchange, they are not exempt from mechanics of power and control. So what if I’m too harsh? Or too submissive? And could it break a toxic cycle? Are relationships a way to compensate for the weaknesses of others, at the risk of giving up too much or too little of oneself? These are the questions at the center of the game.

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It’s wonderful to finally have a version that runs at full resolution, displays drawings in their native resolution at full frame rate, and can be played back on your TV with a controller! prince of the milky way is available on Xbox today, and I hope it will be meaningful to its players, taking them on an intense journey through the evocative rawness of our need for love and connection.

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Prince of the Milky Way – The Vampire Star

Fantastic Studio


A visual novel about an abusive relationship, idealization and intimacy. Experience a summer of dysfunctional love through branching stories, twists, turns, and a special mechanic where you choose which senses to use with your boyfriend. In these moments you will learn about him, his personality and his past, making you question everything. Milky Way Prince is a semi-autobiographical story completely designed, programmed, illustrated and set to music by a young author, Lorenzo Redaelli. “During my experience with a borderline couple, I thought that falling in love with him was like being part of a binary star system. He’s the rarest and most precious thing in the universe, but the closer they get, the more unstable they become.” “My idea was to create an immersive experience where the player is asked to try to understand the dynamics of this unusual relationship. The character you interact with adapts their behavior to yours – using academic terminology, they could set up ‘anger tests’. love bombing,” or else it will make you feel guilty. The branching plot of the plot is guided by variables like “submission” and “interest” that fluctuate with each interaction.