Goodbye Volcano High

Goodbye Volcano High Delayed (Again) to August 29

Developer-publisher KO_OP has announced that Goodbye Volcano High has been delayed again from its previous June 15 release date to August 29, due to the developer not wanting to “release anything less than the best version of the game.” The game will launch for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam. Goodbye Volcano High is “a story-driven, choice-based cinematic adventure game about personal growth, acceptance, and the power of community.”

The full message regarding the delay via the developer:

The reality is that, with our current workload, we could not have met our June launch date without significant cuts to the quality and scope of the game. This would mean delivering something much different than what we’ve envisioned and worked toward. We don’t want to release anything less than the best version of the game we have been making throughout our development cycle.

Plus, we’re a studio that prides itself on avoiding crunch. Meeting our original launch date would require our team to work nights, weekends and early mornings to ship and risk burning people out.

This delay also moves our launch date out of a very busy June release calendar, opening us up to more incredible opportunities, and gives the game a greater chance of success.

I know this isn’t the easiest thing to hear—it is a difficult thing for us to do. Goodbye Volcano High is a really special project for us and everyone on our team has done incredible work on this game. We need a bit more time to make sure all that work really shines! We’ve been so honoured to hear such a positive response to our demo. Soon, we’ll be premiering another public demo and we hope you’ll all have the chance to check it out.

Thank you so much for your understanding—we can’t wait for you to play what we’ve been working on.


The game’s details:

The world’s about to explode. Just in time for senior year.

Just Fang’s luck: they finally figure out what they want out of life, and now the world’s about to explode.

  1. So the world’s ending—do you tell your crush your feelings? Fix your messed up family dynamic? Write the best song ever ever ever? Try to do it all??

Goodbye Volcano High is a story-driven, choice-based cinematic adventure game about personal growth, acceptance, and the power of community. What will you do at the end of an era?

Decide Who To Be – Your choices shape who Fang becomes, and determine your gameplay experience. Discover what the future holds as you play through your final year at Volcano High.

Chosen Family Values – Nurture relationships with friends, family, acquaintances, frenemies, and crushes to build affinity and change the course of your gameplay

Don’t Let the Apocalypse Get You Down – Write songs, play instruments, and compose lyrics with an interactive rhythm and lyrics system

Dino Minigames and Prehistoric Interactions – Immersive and seamlessly integrated minigames, like in-game dinosaur-themed social media and interactive one-offs

Cinematic Narrative Meets Visual Novel – Experience gameplay that combines visual novel and cinematic narrative elements.

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