Butterfly Soup is a game about queer Asian-American teens, love, and baseball
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Writing believable teenage characters is a tricky proposition. If you go too hard in one direction and really lean into teenspeak, it can feel forced and unrealistic. But go too far the other way and they sound generic or too old. Butterfly Soup, a visual novel from developer Brianna Lei, doesn’t have either of these problems. Its cast feels like a real group of teens. They’re people still trying to figure themselves out intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically.
Butterfly Soup is about four queer…