Nonorelia emerges from deep space and launches on Steam Early Access today

The stunning visual novel and nonogram puzzle hybrid set in an expansive sci-fi universe arrives on Steam today, complete with a voice cast led by anime veterans

Fairfield, IA USA – July 25th, 2023 – Middle Edge Software is thrilled to finally open up its puzzle and visual novel hybrid title, Nonorelia, to the world as it makes its debut on Steam Early Access today. A logic puzzle game and sci-fi visual novel rolled into one, players must solve nonograms of all shapes, sizes, and difficulties in a highly detailed anime universe, as protagonist Noah Von Sterne struggles to save his colony and reunite his family.

Nonorelia’s sci-fi setting is brought to life through stunning anime-inspired graphics and fully-voiced dialogue led by Gareth West (Haikyuu!, Food Wars), Amber Lee Connors (My Hero Academia), and Caitlynn French (No Game No Life). Players will be fully immersed in an expansive world filled with secretive scientific projects, advanced AI, heartwarming tales, and, of course, nonograms! 

Set on Nonorel V, an inhospitable planet located at the very edge of Lyran space in the far future, protagonist Noah Von Sterne’s simple life in the remote interstellar hub with his wife and children has been interrupted and tragically destroyed by a massive explosion. Players will need to navigate through the remains of a once-thriving colony thrown into chaos and encounter a series of increasingly complex puzzles that test their skills and critical thinking. Completing nonogram puzzles is the only way to reveal hidden choices for the entire galaxy, each with lasting consequences that require players to think before they act! 

Nonorelia offers an infinite puzzle paradise for players in ‘Random Mode,’ making it the perfect option for those who want to showcase their nonogram nous. In ‘Picture Puzzle Mode,’ hidden images are unveiled piece by painstaking piece to reveal a stunning lore-filled, narrated scene that assists the player in unearthing intricate story details. Following the launch, both modes will feature an in-universe radio station, meaning that players can be updated with local planet news and commercials via the infamous Nova Sledge show.

Solving the mystery of the besieged planet of Nonorel V can be tough work, so those looking for some respite can take advantage of Nonorelia’s ASMR mode’s calmness. Expertly created by ASMRSurge, whose work on YouTube has attracted over 202 million views since 2012, this mode hosts a range of unique puzzles with tantalizing, satisfying sound effects.


  • Breathtaking artwork and clever storytelling, painstakingly created to immerse the player into the depths of Nonorelia’s unravelling  story
  • Solve complex nonograms and test your critical thinking, working your way up from beginner to expert 
  • Never fear being left adrift in deep space, unable to solve a puzzle thanks to the advanced hint system — perfect for newbies and pros alike
  • Enjoy the expansive sci-fi world filled with drama, subterfuge, and adventure brought to life with fully-voice dialogue and multiple endings
  • A 60+ minute original soundtrack accompanies players on their journey through the cosmos
  • ASMR Mode – perfect for those seeking an immersive audio experience alongside logic puzzles. Headphones recommended!

Nonorelia is now available to download and play on Steam Early Access. Check out the emotive Nonorelia trailer here. To stay in orbit with all things Nonorelia, follow Middle Edge Software on its website.

About Middle Edge Software

Middle Edge Software is a boutique, family-run software development company based in Fairfield, IA. With cutting-edge technology and the power of friendship, their mission is to create exceptional moments. Middle Edge is passionate about telling stories and making intricate, beautiful digital things that can brighten our world.