The Hayseed Knight is a plot driven fantasy comedy visual novel created by a single person that follows the adventures of Ader, a one-eyed buck, while he desperately tries to stay on track to fulfill his dream: becoming a knight!
But he’s a peasant… and pretty damn poor at that! That’s not going to stop him, is it?
…WELL, it kinda is. Dreams aren’t edible after all.
Drawing from Spanish XVIth century “picaresque novel”, the story plays as a satire on knightly and courtly tropes, with a twist— the heroic protagonist is exchanged for a go-getter that lies his way into legends, never telling a whole truth.
The story switches POVs every chapter, focusing on the misadventures of Ader’s friends as they deal with their own quests and worries.
Development for The Hayseed Knight started on August 2016, and has been on-going since.
A one person team, from art to writing and voiceover direction, Sandra Molina (aka SandraMJ) works full time on The Hayseed Knight, aiming to create an immersive story with beautiful artwork and memorable characters that even people who generally disregard Visual Novels will enjoy.
Best indie games 2017
Terebi Magazine, December 2017
Best Artistic Design
Women Make Games, 9th March, 2018
Most Awaited Games 2019
“A project developed by a single young artist […] who managed to create a unique Visual Novel with its own personality which stands tall next to the most famous games in its genre.”
Carlos Rodríguez -VOLTIO (Original article in Spanish)
“An intriguing story, filled with strange creatures and a vastly detailed lore […] with an unexpected twist that will keep you on your toes.”
Benjamin ‘Red’ Beziat – Kayane (Original article in French)
“With colorful backgrounds and memorable designs […] This game breathes humor in its entirety, spinning a pseudo-romance that gives the plot an exciting kick.”
Ysora – Koukyou Zen (Original article in Spanish)