VisUal Novel News #4 (It’s HALLOWEEN in The Newsroom!)

Hello Otomelandians and VNtopians, and welcome to a Visual Novel News blog post, where I present games that have come onto my radar that are new, updated, or are games that have already come out, but they have additional content releases coming soon. I’m always trying to find the latest visual novel game content and news, and decided I would share the news I find with everyone who visits my blog as well!

I’ll do my best to inform everyone about all types of visual novel media, from indie to MSM in these posts! Now, without further ado, in today’s blog we have a wide array of games to present, I do hope that you check out these games and give the demos a try.

(STEAM|Itch.io|Website)

This game releases October 27!

Read my previous review on this game demo!


The small mining town of Bataille, Missouri has been cordoned off from the outside world for six months. The inhabitants have no idea why. All they know is that ever since the so-called “Contingency,” planes no longer fly overhead, strange creatures have been glimpsed beyond the perimeter, and large mechanical towers will gun down anyone who tries to escape. As you–Sheriff Erika Wright–search for the truth, you must listen to the advice of a serial killer, mingle with extreme conspiracy theorists, and negotiate with vampires.

Your struggle to protect the people of Bataille will uncover startling secrets and forge unlikely alliances. Eventually, you must choose a partner in your quest to unveil the mysteries around you.


Amidst the horrors facing Bataille, romance can blossom with the partner in whom you trust. This epic story contains four distinct story branches with Julian, Maddy, Liam, or August. Each branch reveals unique secrets about the mysteries of the towers and a chance to find love.

  • Choose your partner to investigate Bataille and forge a romantic bond
  • Hear select scenes with a rich cast of English voice actors
  • Experience the environment of Bataille in 3D
  • Explore select 3D interiors
  • Unlock unique secrets and adventures in four distinct story branches
  • Listen to a lengthy, dynamic soundtrack by developer and composer Jenny Gibbons
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(STEAM)

Releasing October 13th!

Rage Gets Things Done

Werewolf: The Apocalypse — Heart of the Forest throws you deep into a primeval wilderness in the center of modern Europe. It’s where the protectors of nature wage their ancient, neverending war against the forces of destruction.

You play as Maia, who comes to Poland hoping to trace her family roots. Trying to learn more about her ancestry, she will discover her family’s dark secrets and reveal hidden truths about the last wilderness of Central Europe.

Visit real-world places of mystery and power. Explore local legends and traditions. Discover the fascinating world and history of the Polish-Belarusian borderlands. You will witness how nature clashes with technology and greed. Can it survive without our help?

Discover the Legendary RPG System

For the first time ever, you will be able to experience Werewolf: The Apocalypse on your computer.

Werewolf: The Apocalypse — Heart of the Forest adapts the mechanics of the legendary title from the World of Darkness universe, emulating the experience of a classic role-playing session.

  • An immersive narrative that can measure up to the best mystery novels.
  • Beautiful, distinctive collage art that combines hand-illustrated characters with pictures of real places to inspire your imagination.

By making tough choices that often bring dramatic consequences, you will affect your character attributes: Rage, Willpower, and Health. This impacts your ability to perform certain actions as well as change the range of available choices and the presentation of the world. The game will analyze your behavior and determine what kind of werewolf you are.

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest is a beautifully written, deep, and balanced experience. It’s tailored for World of Darkness veterans and newcomers looking for an accessible entry into this rich, acclaimed universe.

They teach you to fear rather than to be angry, but fear solves nothing.
Anger is there for a reason, to shield and protect you.
Anger is the part of you that cares.

Rage gets things done.

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(STEAM)

One day, a young chef Raylan and his mentor went together to the mountains to gather ingredients. Little did they know that they would encounter a heavy thunderstorm, and a hostile scouting party. In order to escape pursuit by the enemy, Raylan ran for his life in the mountain forest. Soon afterwards, lightning started a fire around an area, and he stumbled upon a large hole in a tree. Inside, he encountered a mysterious girl in a deep sleep who resembled Sleeping Beauty, but before he could wake her up to find out what happened to her, everything turned black for some reason…


◆ Many branching paths with more than ten endings for players to discover
◆ Simple and intuitive plot branching system, where the story progresses differently depending on the choices made
◆ Uses Live2D artwork sprites to bring an immersive lifelike experience
◆ High-definition exquisite original background scenes and CGs
◆ Original theme song and BGM by well known producers project lights and SakuraGame
◆ Full voice acting for the main heroine
◆ Multiple languages supported


Raylan Monroe:
A young chef. When he was small, he followed his mentor who is renowned chef Mr. Cook to start a business in the new continent after crossing the ocean. He had always helped out as an assistant chef at Mr. Cook’s restaurant. If he hadn’t bumped into Yella who called herself a vampire in that stormy weather, he might have continued to lead a simple life…
——「Never mind. As long as one can survive, there is always a way.」


Yella Lester: (CV 佐倉杏)
A vampire who has lived for so long she can’t even remember her age. She came to the new continent in a ship filled with settlers when the new continent was first discovered. She claimed to have accumulated countless wealth, and even possessed supernatural powers far beyond the capacities of any ordinary human. As long as she had Raylan to accompany her, this new world would certainly be an interesting experience for her even though three hundred years have passed…
——「I’m well prepared for all eventualities. Now that I have you, we shouldn’t have any major problems.」

English subtitles by woosk from Visual novel, JRPG, Anime and partner website Sinical Network.

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(STEAM)

ABOUT THIS GAME

A visual novel about a man experiencing his family relationships through a state of compressed time.
In Throw Me in the River, each scene takes place 20 years apart and examines the state of Joseph’s life in Canada at that time through conversations he has with his various family members.

Key Features:

  • A captivating story about personal family relationships and regrets with a sci fi twist
  • High resolution art with detailed, expressive characters and a cinematic flair
  • Choices that shape who the characters are and how they are regarded in the world of the game
  • Galleries containing developer commentary on each scene giving a behind-the-scenes look at the making of an indie game
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(STEAM)

IxShe Tell is a Japanese-style visual novel produced by Hooksoft, a Japanese developer of romance VNs.
It was a runner-up for the 2018 Moe Game Awards.


MATURE CONTENT DESCRIPTION

The developers describe the content like this:

Adult content includes a few illustrations with mild nudity, characters in swimsuits, kissing, and dialogue that contains sexual jokes and implications.
Characters enter a sexual relationship that is not shown on screen, but acts of which are brought up in conversation.
Also, every appearing character is over 18 years old.

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(STEAM)


The hero of this novel is having strange dreams. They seem to be so real that they look like pieces of another life of some kind. He also is writing his own novel and dreams about publishing it someday. But meeting this mysterious girl has changed everything. The hero will have to tear through the plot intricacies, find his love and make a hard and inconclusive choice, having the toughest victory – victory over himself.

  • An exciting and atmospheric story
  • Beautiful author’s music
  • 25 Colorful backgrounds
  • 12 Amazing arts
  • 4 Main endings
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(Itch.io)

Our Secret Below Returns to Itch


I’m so happy to be uploading Our Secret Below to Itch again! Due to storage space issues, I was unable to have the full game build available here but the wonderful team at itch has granted more storage space for this title!

To celebrate OSB’s return to itch and Halloween, I am placing Our Secret Below on sale for $9.89!

I hope you have a great time with it and be sure to check out my other games along with Kohate launching October 15th!

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(Itch.io)

Ever wondered what the side characters get up to in a BL story?

Here’s your chance to find out. 

When a transfer student arrives, Peter recognises the face of his former childhood friend, Danny. Danny brings back painful memories of the past, memories Peter would rather forget, but Danny seems to have other plans. 

No, you don’t play as Peter in this game. You don’t even play as Danny.  Instead, you play as Peter’s friend, Jodeci.
Will you help Peter face his past trauma, or stop Danny from getting too close to hurt Peter again? The choice is yours.

Features:

– Approx. 9k words (Yes, it is a short game)
– Changeable name for Jodeci
– Four endings
– Wholesome relationships
– Partial voice acting
– Aussie Rules Football!!!!!
– Really bad jokes 
– More em dashes than I care to admit
– Rated 13+ with some swearing, no explicit sexual images or audio

This is my first game to include voice acting! I apologise if the balancing isn’t quite right, and I will continue to learn how to edit audio files to improve. 

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(Itch.io)

!!NEWS UPDATE!!

Black Heaven:
A Necromantic Dating Sim

In Black Heaven, you’re a former scholar and one of the last survivors of a plague that’s destroyed the world you used to know. 

After nearly succumbing to the disease, your life is saved by a mysterious necromancer named No-Eyes, who offers you the chance to escape death forever and relive your past. All he asks are the souls of your former classmates:

  • Ru, your shy but brilliant tutor
  • Lyse, the fiery, sharp-witted debutante 
  • Izagi, the idealistic and stoic martial artist

As you return to the ruined academy where you spent your happiest days, you’re haunted by the pleasant memories of your old friends, and the line between memory and madness becomes dangerously blurred.

Read the First New Chapter for Free!


As mentioned in our last update, we’re releasing new monthly chapters that continue the story of Black Heaven! If you’ve been dying to know more about the game’s grinning necromantic antagonist, now’s your chance!

The chapter released today introduces one of the key game mechanics and ends with the protagonist making a fateful deal with No-Eyes, the mysterious necromancer who was last seen stealing their organs…

Let us know what you think in the comments! We’d love to hear your feedback.

The next new chapter should be roughly 30 minutes long and feature more scenes with Ru, Izagi, and Lyse, so stay tuned!

If you don’t already, follow the game on itch.io and the Occult Triangle Lab @TriangleLab!

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(Itch.io)

Devlog 02 + Revamped Demo


Hello everyone! This October, we’re back with some big announcements!

Remastered demo!

Valentyne Stories Necromancy’s demo finally got an update! The previous one was getting old, after all! Wanini and Nyanshua gave it the polish it needed to make it match with the rest of the story!

Among the new features, you will find:

  • New interface
  • The option to change the font size <- one of your suggestions
  • The OpenDyslexic option for dyslexic players
  • The “sensitive soul” option, which allows you to blur the morbid scenes in the game
  • An “extra” menu that will allow you to access the demo’s background music
  • Revamped sprites
  • Entirely new illustrations (e.g. the three bedrooms)
  • The professional English translation that we couldn’t offer you before the Kickstarter campaign!

This is perhaps the most important part of the new demo: English speakers will now be able to experience the game with a new translation that’s more accurate to the original and is also nicer to read.

Regarding the sprites, a sample is worth a thousand words, so here’s the modifications that were made to Ilyes’.


Much closer to his full-bodied design!

We are really looking forward to hearing your thoughts on all of these changes (especially the translation!!), so don’t be afraid to let us know what you think! It’s always a pleasure to hear from our supporters!

Online store

>>> Access to the store <<<

And in order to thank all the people who pre-ordered the game, all the 35€ and higher pledges will be granted a 20% discount code on their first purchase. However, please be informed that this discount code will only be available until November 5th! You have to message us on Kickstarter to redeem your coupon code.

Some of our products are available as pre-orders and some are in limited quantities. In case you missed the Kickstarter campaign or couldn’t buy an add-on that caught your attention, now’s the chance! However, we’re going to warn you once again: the hoodie won’t be reprinted after the pre-orders end! This is your last chance to get it! (Pre-orders will be closed on November 5th as well)

Inktober

For October, Wanini is going to have some surprises in store on her social media. Follow her for exclusive illustrations of the game’s characters on:

Instagram

Twitter

Facebook 

(And wish her good luck. The challenge is very daunting!!)

With all of that said, see you next time!

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(Itch.io)

NEWS UPDATE!!

The Witch in the Forest is about a young woman who lives in the forest and is mystified by all things magical and natural. One day, however, she meets another young woman living deep in the forest- a real witch!

 Twitter ♥  Discord Server  ♥  Instagram


The Witch in the Forest (TWITF) is centered around Fidelia, a somewhat introverted and socially awkward girl who stumbles upon Jastiline’s house one day and befriends her. It’s a short, 12,000+ word NVL/ADV-style kinetic novel about their lives as they prepare for their favorite holiday, Halloween! This visual novel was made in about 20 days for the Yuri Game Jam 2017.

Art, Writing, and Programming:

MikomiKisomi

Music:

Alyx

Background Photos:

Unsplash

Sound Effects:

SoundImage and FreeSound

Thank you to my beta testers and everyone else who helped me whether it was advice, tips, or whatnot!

Last Major Update Released!


The final major update for The Witch in the Forest is now here! This last update overhauls the GUI, features a new ending CG, and has additional small improvements. The artbook has also been graphically redone and features some new art, so if you previously purchased it, download the new version (and thank you for supporting us)!

If you enjoyed the game, consider joining our Discord or signing up for our newsletter to receive updates first on our upcoming games!

It’s been a hectic but great 3 years since The Witch in the Forest originally released. So last but not least… thank you for being here with us for it!

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(Itch.io)

Your stepmom has given you an ultimatum; you must find a girlfriend and move out of her house within 30 days, or else face the consequences!

Your potential love interests include Mari, a babysitter and college student hired by your stepmom; Shawna, your domineering, no-nonsense boss; and Alexis, a personal trainer from your local gym. All three women have their own ideas about what to do with you and dating is the last thing on their minds …

Your New Life is a dating simulator. We wanted to make a dating sim featuring the kind of adult content we liked to see and create, so Your New Life is all about female domination and different fetishes. It features:

  • 21 high quality CG images.
  • Amazing looking artwork throughout, from backgrounds to sexy-pin ups for each love interest.
  • 3 different dominant women, each with their own individual storylines and changing character models.
  • 4 endings.
  • 4 different outfits for you to unlock and wear. See how each love interest responds to you while you wear them!
  • Lots of humiliating dialogue.

All fetishes depicted are intended purely as fantasy and should not be taken seriously. This game contains frank sexual terminology and depictions of various fetishes, including forced infantilism, female domination, small penis humiliation, forced feminisation and petplay. Actions involving ejaculation are also written about openly. You’re welcome to play the game but please respect other people’s kinks and be aware of the game’s content if you object to these acts being featured.

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(Itch.io)

What if the monsters in the haunted house weren’t just wearing a costume…?

By accident, Dori stumbles across the monstrous secret behind popular haunted house, the Were|House – and then they get roped into working alongside the crew on Halloween night! 
A job’s a job, right? But will Dori make it through three days of hard work preparing for the big night – and will they grow closer to any of the monsters…?

    • ▷ Were|House is a comedic visual novel with dashes of romance!
    • ▷ Overall word count of just under 40,000 words! A single playthrough takes under two hours, and there are three routes to pursue: werewolf Cormac, kelpie Morag, and gorgon Esseth ♡
    • ▷ Our protagonist Dori is renameable, and you can choose from she, he, and they for pronouns!
    ▷ 6 spectacular unique CGs, and beautiful custom sprites!

▷ Free during all of October!

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(Itch.io)

Synopsis:

“I know every nook and cranny of this place.”
“All you have to do is listen to my voice and do exactly as I say.”
“As long as you trust me, you’ll find your way around.”

Such are the words of the mysterious voice who talks to you through a radio.  It wants to guide your path as you traverse a dilapidated hospital in the middle of the night. Your objective: to reach Room 521, and meet the patient awaiting for you there.

But this is not an ordinary hospital: it is a place forgotten by the world, where people come to die. And you’re not the only living being lurking its halls. Will you reach Room 521 in one piece? Who is the mysterious voice guiding you through the radio? And can you really trust them?

Just remember: never turn the radio off.

Description:

“radio.Signal” is a horror-themed Visual Novel about traversing a hospital in the dark, guided only by the voice of a friend through a radio. Across the 5 floors that separate you from your goal, you’ll have a chance to explore, make good and bad calls, learn more about your past and the voice talking to you, and maybe encounter a being that is not of this world.

You are free to listen to the voice and follow their instructions. Just remember, when the time comes, that you can MUTE him and choose a different path.

Features:

  • Explore a decaying hospital in the middle of the night.
  • Meet and avoid horrors within its halls.
  • Make friends, or enemies, with a helpful companion across the radio.
  • Different choices with different results, some good and some bad.
  • A fully-voiced and narrated experience.
  • 7 endings:
    • 2 main endings.
    • 4 dead ends.
    • 1 surprise ending, unlocked after seeing them all
  • A  spoiler-free walkthrough has been added, in case anybody has trouble.
  • Averages 1 hour of length.
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(Itch.io)

⚠️ CONTENT WARNING: ANIMAL DEATH, BODY HORROR ⚠️

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Once upon a time, a scarecrow stood on a farm. Her existence was a simple one, observing the people who lived there and scaring off the birds. Even when the people had gone and the farm was left barren, she had no wants or needs. How could she?

After countless years of not seeing another soul, a strange woman shows up and gives the scarecrow newfound life. The woman tells her that she has a task for her: grow some plants, and in exchange, she’ll free her from the farm. Fail, and she’ll go back to being a normal scarecrow.

Scarecrow tends to the plants as directed, unsure of what else to do, and spends her nights walking aimlessly. In time, she meets a kind lion and a mischievous rabbit that bring companionship to her empty days. Maybe this new situation isn’t so bad after all?

But the plants are growing a little too well, becoming a bit too lively… Scarecrow can only wonder what this feeling is inside of her that’s telling her to run.

  • 7 CGs total (4 Mini CGs)
  • 4 Endings
  • 16.2k Words
  • Original Soundtrack
  • Original, Dynamic Background Art
  • Voice Effects
  • Font Toggle
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(Itch.io)

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You didn’t want to go to the aquarium. 

You don’t like aquariums. 

They freak you out.

But it’s Monica’s birthday, and everyone else is going, and besides – it’s all in your head. 

Right?

A story about friends, enemies, acceptance, and the monsters waiting for us in the deep blue void. 

Features: 

  • 15-20 minute story
  • 583 unique hand drawn sea animals
  • original soundtrack
  • sharks
  • “sharks”
  • a hyperactive zoomer
  • sparkling water (flavors: cherry, grapefruit, citrus)
  • 4 unique  f̶͙͈͕̾ǐ̸̢͉̹͇̕ʎ𝐬𝓗 𝕄𝕆几𝐬T(˥ʎ ᙠe̶͕̰̥̹̊̐m̴̭̋̽̚̚Ѳψㄣ

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**Please note that this game contains the following elements**

  • psychological horror related to feelings of anxiety
  • body horror for humans and animals
  • loud noises

This game does not contain jumpscares, but does feature visuals that some players may find disturbing. 

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(Itch.io|Steam)

Beyond Eden” spin-off “Beyond Eden: Dear Edward” is a Boys Love Raising Sim centered on Edward, the callow young aristocrat from the previous game. Follow Edward’s progress as he moves to London staggering under a pile of debt, strives to pay it off and surprisingly find love along the way.

Raise a naive young aristocrat

After racking up a huge amount of gambling debt, Edward seeks means to repay it while struggling to discover true love and what he wants to do with his life. But he has only one year to accomplish all this.
How he spends that precious time depends on you, the player.
Decide what Edward learns, who he spends time with, and thereby the course of his life.

Enjoy sweet, sweet romance

Edward can pursue romantic relationships with two characters. 

Alex Wake

The protagonist of “Beyond Eden”, Alex is a handsome businessman and popular socialite. Edward was smitten by him at first sight, but they remain mere acquaintances. The animosity between the Wakes and the Edenics is just one obstacle that he must overcome to win Alex’s heart. 

Francis Taylor 

Francis Taylor is a shy, gentle young man and Edward’s boarding school roommate. Unbeknownst to Edward, Francis had romantic feelings for him since they were boys. But to Edward, Francis was someone to avoid because he was involved in an incident that got Edward expelled. A rather unlucky young man prone to get entangled in undesirable circumstances, Edward can choose to continue ignoring Francis or offer help.

Limited features in the demo

– The demo consists of the prologue portion of the full version.
– The demo does not provide sexual contents. But, two links are found on the main menu that connect to full games with Adult-only content. (“Beyond Eden”, “Beyond Eden: Dear Edward”)

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(Itch.io)

A short story about a band, their junky, broken down van, an abandoned house, and a surprisingly lively dead dog.

FEATURES:

  • Combined total of 25+ unique, hand-drawn BGs and CGs
  • Dozens of character expressions
  • Four (4) dumb musicians
  • A mushroom zombie
  • One very good (ghost) boy

NOTES & WARNINGS:

Content warning for profanity, cartoon violence, bones and other mentions of death, loud noises, and kinda gross monsters.

Play Dead! is a visual novel created in a month for the Spooktober 2nd Annual Visual Novel Jam!

This is a kinetic novel, so there are no choices to make or alternate endings to unlock. Just sit back and enjoy the story.

This is also a horror/comedy story, and for the most part, isn’t all that much scarier than your average episode of Scooby-Doo. For the most part.

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(Itch.io)

A trio of young hearts take a break from the stresses of visual novel development with a Halloween party. However, things quickly get heated after some horror stories and… somehow you accidentally hex your childhood friend, Lilia!

Embark on a journey with brash and impatient Irma, to save Lilia before time runs out…

Will you be able to realize your true feelings and find love along the way?

  • Around 10,000 words
  • 5 possible endings, based on your choices
  • 4 CGs
  • Original art and High quality UI
  • Cute girls!
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(Itch.io)

Wings begin to emerge, breaking the cycle of feeling stagnant
Finally free, the butterfly sheds light on situations
That the caterpillar never considered, ending the internal struggle

Kendrick Lamar – Mortal Man

You’re a private taxi driver.
You receive reservations.
reach the pick-up point.
and then drive your clients toward their destination.

Tonight, you have to take a girl to a hotel.
But who is she?
Why is she going there?

**Warning: this game deals with strong themes not suitable for children.**

  

Asobi is a simpler take on our approach to Visual Novels.
Our aim was to develop a more focused and linear story
with the observational approach from Beyond Your Window,
and the theme of memories from Reverie.

Additionally, Asobi is inspired mainly by the movies of
Tsukamoto Shinya and Kon Satoshi,
and is dedicated to the latter in honour of the 10th anniversary of his death.

With this project we don’t intend to offend or hurt anyone.
Our only intention is to tell a story, and not give a moral lecture.

We truly hope you’ll like the simplicity
and all the feelings and ideas we wanted to convey
with this story.

  

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(Itch.io)

Pick up the pieces of a broken community through the power of Radio! Radio Town is a narrative adventure about a forgotten town in the wake of massive societal upheaval. Play as Khalid, a vagabond-turned-DJ trying to reboot the local community radio station and rebuild a lost community full of colorful characters and challenging story arcs.

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(Itch.io)

Balance of Power is a romance based visual novel, set at a University in a world where everybody has a ‘power’.

Uncover secrets and deal with magical mishaps alongside 7 pursuable characters, each with their own hardships to deal with.

What’s harder than trying to adapt to University life with none of your old friends to support you? Doing that exact thing at a University where everyone has their own individualized power, even if they are usually more mundane than ‘super’.

Join the protagonist as they settle into undergraduate life at ‘The University of Waterford’. Help them to meet new people, make new friends and solve problems both personal and magical in nature.

Maybe even find love?

P.S It seems like there’s a dangerous individual about. Make sure to stay safe.

  • Ability to play as any gender + choice of pronouns. 
  • 7 characters, available to romance or befriend.
  • Different story for each pair of characters. No need to re-read the same plot beats over and over.
  • Demo that’s 30k words long, with the full game expected to be over 100k.
  • A mix of comedy, drama, romance and terrible puns.
  • The chance to be a mafia boss?
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(Itch.io)

‘Bloom for me’ is about two young girls and their struggles to cope with the world around them.

This game does not contain any jumpscares.

Story, scripting, and UI by m.    (twitter)

Artwork by Azuremia.    (website)

Backgrounds by West of Entropy.   (twitter)   (itch)

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(Itch.io)

“Safira thought she had hit her lowest point after her “newfound” sister starts to create drama at school. But once she invites her aspiring friends to a slumber party she realizes that danger awaits her only one digit away.”

A short Visual Novel that uses horror as a narrative device to touch on topics such as bullying, troublesome family relations and the importance of friendship.

This game contains 3 different endings, your choices will determine which ending you’ll get.

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(Itch.io)

Zerlinda was a child when she escaped the witch trials that robbed her of her mother. She has lived as a recluse ever since, enjoying her garden and the company of her familiar.

When an intruder manages to breach the barriers around her woods, Zerlinda realizes just how deep her scars run and how fragile her inner peace is.

Also, the intruder is a princess.

A strong-willed princess who refuses to be married off and wants to live just like Zerlinda does: freely.

Characters

Zerlinda embraces being a witch of the wilds, and enjoys delicacies like moss infusions and pickled flower bulbs. She has a soft spot for owlets—her familiar regularly uses this fact to his advantage.

Eugenie Priscilla Raisa is the eleventh in line for the throne, but she thinks of her royal blood as an inconvenienceHer days in the palace were spent listening to wandering bards and minstrels while avoiding the etiquette intructor.

Spoon has been Zerlinda’s familiar for decades. He uses a glamour to make himself look like a tiny round owlet; his cute appearance lets him get away with almost anything.

Features

  • A branching narrative of 20k words with 5 endings
  • Manage Zerlinda’s rage or watch her succumb to her nightmares
  • wlw slice-of-life story with a magic twist for Spooktober 2020
  • Beautiful character art and CGs by sourFlowr
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The Kosmos Connections Demo is available on Itch.io and Steam!

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Kosmos Connections is two Visual Novels in one: the first is a slice-of-life story all about reconnecting with old friends and forming new connections, while the second is a science-fiction short story that is integrated into the first. 

As a whole, Kosmos Connections explores the concepts of perspective, empathy, and the desire to know the truth. There is some romance within the game, but that’s not what it is about. This is a “connection game” where the focus is on creating bonds (or connections) between characters, romantic or otherwise.

This story aims aims to cover an experience that is rooted in the life of college-aged Americans, giving a fresh perspective to a cast of characters trying to figure out their place in this world.

Through the connections you make and share, we hope you will come to understand the residents of Kosmos.

The demo features:

  • A 16,000+ word script (90-120 minutes to complete)!
  • Introductions to all the main characters in Kosmos Connections
  • Chapter 1 of Uplink Alethia
  • Beautiful character & background art from 5 different artists over 2 distinct styles
  • 11 originally composed music tracks
  • 3 CG scenes
  • Voice acting in important scenes

Kosmos Connections

Welcome Back to Kosmos!

After being gone for eight years, Adelfos (the player) returns with his sister Runia to spend the last week of winter vacation in their hometown of Kosmos. Upon arrival, Adelfos meets up with his childhood friend, Tau Theta, who soon convinces him and her new friend Jennavieve Caeda into becoming testers for her visual novel – Uplink Alethia. However, as the group plays more of Tau’s game, the more her reason for creating it become increasingly questionable…

 Uplink Alethia

 Kazuhira Hatanaka is  the man behind the Soul Uplink, a machine that uploads people’s souls  to a digital world called the Datascape. However, when his assistant Nona runs the first test, it all goes wrong. She finds something in the Datascape  that shouldn’t be there; something that gave her a sense of loss…

Will you be able to connect with those in the town of Kosmos and find a deeper meaning from within Uplink Alethia, or will you instead continue to take the world at its face value.

Below are the character bios for Uplink Alethia!

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 [Kickstarter]

EVOLUTION – Versicorae Domlion

  •  Hybrid between a 90s inspired RPG and a Visual Novel
  •  10 hours of gameplay. 
  • Experience the connection between five different stories set in May 1938. 
  • System based on riddles and turn based fights against horrible creatures. 
  • Gloomy pixel art and hand-drawn graphic.

EVOLUTION – Versicorae Domlion is a hybrid horror video game between a Visual Novel and a RPG.

The player will have the opportunity to experience five stories, different depending on the character chosen, to finally compose a single greater story. To advance, you will have to find out why Cathrine, Michael, Arthur and Anne were chosen by the mysterious Alexis and help them resolve their inner conflicts.

The game offers, in addition to the rich storyline, the opportunity to visit the city of Gris to get to know its inhabitants, enhance the skills of each individual hero and to face dungeons guarded by fearsome monsters.

N.b. Due to the violent content and topics covered, this product is recommended only to an audience with an age of 18 or more.

Game’s release is planned for STEAM (Windows) only at the moment. Different platforms will be added depending on the campaign’s results.

The game will be developed in two languages, English and Italian. Other localizations will be realized by unlocking the Stretch Goals. (More info at the bottom)

Characters

The inhabitants of the town of Gris cherish many wishes. Dreams that each individual would like to fulfill to achieve their own happiness.

One day, thanks to the will of a single man, they will finally have a chance to take shape… But not all of them will turn into beautiful flowers.

Alexis Nemoria 

The protagonist, or maybe the villain, of this story. Thanks to a magical book, his great curiosity was able to twist the life of the other heroes and the whole city. What is the reason behind his mysterious plan?

Nun Cathrine

A nun that lives in the suburbs of Gris. After aiding the soldiers during the war, she decided to move to the small town in order to help the more needy ones. She still isn’t aware of what lays under her feet, though.

Michael O’Glory

A thug raised in the city’s poor area. Due to his excessive swagger, he saw his best friend dying before his eyes. The loss will place an indelible mark on him, bearable only thanks to someone’s help.

Arthur Turneep 

The adoptive son of the Archeology Museum owner. The sudden passing of his father will place all of the man’s heritage in his hands, forcing the youth to grow up quickly. Events will prove the boy’s naivety and his low awareness of others feelings.

Anne Alder

Daughter of a renowned scientist. Able to attend the city’s university at the age of 17, she immediately found it hard to socialize with her fellow students due to a bad temperament. Her behavior could in truth hide some more complex than simple shyness.

Monsters

The game, despite the strongly narrative structure, offers a series of strategic battles against fearsome monsters.

By commanding up to four characters with different abilities, the player will be able to face any adversity and thus reach the conclusion of this story.

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[Kickstarter]

Story

MariAlbum is a visual novel spinoff of OTUSUN CLUB’s flagship title, The Bell Chimes For Gold. Following up on the previous spinoff, A Day In The Life Of Maria, MariAlbum offers a further glimpse of the lives of Maria Scissorland and the men she’s gotten involved with. The game was originally released in Japan in 2016, and is a story-only adult otome romance title with full voice acting.

Because we got such a warm reception for A Day In The Life, we felt strongly that we should share this further piece of the Bell Chimes world with everyone in English, and we need your help to do it. With your support, we can make this dream a reality, and even bring more life into the game than ever before!

 Samuel Double is a former swordsman-turned-alcoholic. Don’t expect to find him on the battlefield anymore – you’ll have better luck in the nearest tavern 

 William Bloom is an elfin pretty boy with a naïve streak. He has a generous spirit, but it can get him into trouble when people take advantage of him.

Ben Koo is addicted to gambling…and stealing. He makes up for his lack of luck at the casino with his thievery skills, and it’s a good thing, too.

Brian Starly is a stuck-up warrior priest, one of the last of a long line of upper-class citizens. He’s constantly struggling to maintain his grasp on the last bits of his family legacy.

Walter Pleasant is a bookish necromancer who prefers the company of the dead to that of the living. That being said, when he is around warm flesh he can be quite the lecher.

Maria Scissorland is your average expert herbalist. She’s generally kind-hearted, but has a wild side she only shows in private. The one thing she’s missing in life is a man…but which one is right for her? 

OTUSUN LAND, is an offshoot of experienced and established visual novel developer 乙SUN倶楽部 (OTUSUN CLUB), created with the aim of bringing lesser-exposed Japanese gaming and other media content to new people around the globe in both Japanese and English. Our first major title, Neighbor, was released in September of 2018, following a very successful Kickstarter campaign which raised over 200% of its goal. We have since released the visual novel A Day in the Life of Maria and the farming simulation game Hippoboar Rancher on Steam as well, after similarly successful crowdfunding campaigns.

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(Itch.io)

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It is the middle ground between sweet and salt, between sauce and spice, and it lies between the pit of a clown’s fears and the summit of his clown makeup. This is the dimension of clownery.

Welcome… to the Cal Zone.

Play as a girl named Anne Chovy and date a sad clown living in poverty!

This is #ProjectDeepDish

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Free Game: ~20,000 words, approx 1 hour+
Digital PDF Art Book: 46 Pages
Includes a secret password for an extra scene and CG in-game!

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A collaboration by batensan, fenori, and zzzbookwormzzz

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Mr. Versatile

(Itch.io)

Now available in English and Spanish!  We can’t make this game unless we get funding!  It should go live around March 10th. Click ‘Notify Me on Launch’ so you don’t miss it!

The Lone Wolf Mister Versatile thinks super teams are a pain in the ass, but four super-hotties have decided they want to watch his back anyway.  

Mister Versatile es un lobo solitario por una buena razón. Piensa que trabajar en equipo es un grano en el culo, y él no tiene el culo para compromisos. Pero hay cuatro superbuenorros que están decididos a convencerlo de que un superhéroe necesita tener las espaldas bien cubiertas y viceversa.

Mister Versatile is screwed, and not in the good way. Baddies have penetrated his tender headquarters.  Will Mr. V finally let down his guard and get the help he needs?

Cuando los problemas empiezan a penetrar en lo más preciado que tiene: su Versabase, Mister Versatile tendrá que hacer honor a su nombre y adaptarse a la nueva situación. Aunque eso suponga bajar la guardia y aventurarse en una nueva alianza. 

If so, which superhero will teach him how to play nice with others? By Studio Kosen, the artists who created the To Trust an Incubus demo!

¿Quién le enseñará a volver a confiar en los demás? Por Studio Kôsen, las artistas que crearon la demo de To Trust an Incubus!


Join our Discord for all the news and updates about this game! https://discord.gg/Vd23qJ4

Únete a nuestro Discord y no te pierdas las noticias y actualizaciones sobre este juego: https://discord.gg/Vd23qJ4

Mister Versatile is an Adults Only Gay Visual Novel Featuring:

Mister Versatile es una Visual Novel Gay solo para adultos que incluye:

  • Animated Sequences Secuencias Animadas
  • 4 Routes 4 Rutas
  • Partial Voice Acting (Full is a Stretch Goal) Doblaje parcial (completo si se alcanza la Stretch Goal)
  • 12 Endings 12 Finales
  • Hundreds of CGs Cientos de imágenes
  • An OST with 31 Funky Songs Una banda sonora con 31 temas funk
  • 30 Steam Achievements 30 Logros en Steam

Note:  The creators of this game are not native speakers of English.  We found that any attempt to smooth their English diminished their voice and reduced the charm of their natural writing.  Therefore, players will notice that the English version of Mister Versatile was not written by a native speaker of English. 

Characters

Partial Voice Acting by Sean Chiplock (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Persona 5, Detective Pikachu)

Introducing Tim Castaway as the voice of Captain Crush

Partial Voice Acting by Cole Feuchter (To Trust an Incubus, Ishida And Asakura, Camp Buddy, Full Service, The Divine Speaker)

Partial Voice Acting by Jasper Harrow (Morningdew Farms)

Partial Voice Acting by Christian Vela (Alpha Hole Prison)

Partial Voice Acting by Gary Scales (Tom Clancy’s Division 2, Dying Light 2, My Time at Portia)

Partial Voice Acting by Kiba Walker (To Trust an Incubus, Black Clover, Camp Buddy, Full Service, Saint Seiya)

Other Voice Actors:

Bad Guy #1 – Steven Aries
Bad Guy #2 – Derek Bissell 
Person in Distress – Michaela Laws

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(Itch.io)

Synopsis

After narrowly escaping a masked assailant, Adrien attempts to go back to their regular college life, but the killer is still out there… Spend your time with one of three love interests, avoid dying, and find the real killer… though they may be closer than you think!

In a new take on the murder mystery genre, the killer is randomly chosen from one of the love interests at the start of every new game. Every playthrough is different, with each killer and love interest having different plot lines.

Demo Features

  • 3 endings depending on which love interest you spend time with
  • Different scenes and dialogue depending on who the killer is
  • A colorful cast of side characters
  • Choose from 2 character designs (feminine & masculine) and gender
  • Around 1-2 hours long

Full Game Features

  • 3 love interests
  • Multiple endings depending on the killer, love interest route, and your choices
  • A colorful cast of side characters
  • Choose from 2 character designs (feminine & masculine) and gender
  • Over 50,000 words

The suspects

Played the demo?

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GRAY’S CLOSING THOUGHTS CORNER

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Did you see any games that caught your eye?

We’ve finally arrived to October and the spooks are rampant on the blog, and hopefully we see more releases of Halloween themed visual novels. I am extremely happy to see Drops of Death has finally arrive for demo play! I had heard about this game during my time in Otome Amino and I was thrilled, the artwork looks fantastic and I’m happily playing it to see what’s in store for the protagonist. Any games that you’ve seen in this edition of the Visual Novel News that attracted your attention? Let me know!

As always, thanks for stopping by in my corner of the blogosphere, and see you on the gaming side!

Must Haves For Otome/Visual Novel Beginners

THE MUST HAVE GAMES FOR OTOME/VISUAL NOVEL BEGINNERS

Whether you lean for more otome games, or visual novels in general there are games that a lot of us may have in common. However, for those who are just getting into this wonderful genre, you may be questioning what kind of games to start with or what game is worth the money and time. Look no further then, actually, always look further because my taste and yours may be different. Nonetheless, I feel the games I’m about to talk about are a glorious set of games for first timers looking for both calm and relaxing, to very long and complicated type games.

Depending on how much of a challenge you wish to contend with, get ready to look at the games I present in this blog, because I feel, these are the Otome/VNs that everyone must have as a visual novel beginner. Let’s get started!

Okay, now that I’ve fastened you back to your chair and kept you from escaping me, I want to talk to you about Hatoful Boyfriend from Devolver Digital.

(Steam|Playstation|Microsoft Store|GOG)

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted as the only human student at the prestigious St. PigeoNation’s Institute, a school for talented birds! Roam the halls and find love in between classes as a sophomore student at the world’s greatest pigeon high school. Finding happiness won’t be easy, but it’s not all academic – there’s always time for a little romance in this delightful remake of Hato Moa’s popular visual novel / avian dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend!

  • An Avian Love Story: Chat with birds of every feather from narcoleptic school instructors to pigeon biker gangs on your way to flirty encounters potential suitors that set your heart aflutter. Spend time with the ones that strike your fancy and ditch the birds that prove to be a bore!
  • New Scenario and Ending: Series creator Hato Moa has created an all-new scenario and ending to discover in this exciting update for fans of the original game and brand-new Hatoful Boyfriend players!
  • Replayability to Fall in Love All Over Again: Build your own nest of intrigue within the St. PigeoNation’s Institute with genre-bending intertwining narratives, hidden stories, surprise paramours, and multiple endings sure to send you back to the start to try a new path and a different love interest.
  • Attend Class and Level Up: Choose elective classes like gym and art class to raise your character’s stats and bend suitors to your will by mixing charisma, vitality and wisdom. Get wise and you’ll pass your classes. Getting fit might save your life!
  • Fowl Twists and Turns: Not everything is as it seems at St. PigeoNation’s Institute! Uncover dark conspiracies, unexpected twists, and hellish fiends bent on bringing on the apocalypse. Pick your dates wisely, and you’ll flap off into the distance with your one true love. Take the wrong turn, and you might just end up murdered in your bed.
  • Sensual Birdfeed: Purchase delicious beans as a gift for your potential love interests and wow your feathered crushes with Calm Corn, Country Millet or Bitter Black Beans.(GOG)

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Romancing… Birds? Not just any birds… Pigeons. 

Yes, you read the title right.

THIS IS A GOOD GAME, I SWEAR! DON’T LEAVE!!! Okay, now that I’ve fastened you back to your chair and kept you from escaping me, I want to talk to you about Hatoful Boyfriend from Devolver Digital. I’m a fan of this game creator, and to tell you the honest truth when someone told me the name of this game. 

I frowned at the individual and asked them to repeat what they said with a very disturbed look on my face. Romancing… Birds? Not just any birds… Pigeons. I legitimately began to write off the game immediately with the fact of thinking it was one of those weird games with fetishes in them. However, my friend staunchly told me to not disown the game already when I hadn’t even tried it. I was still fairly new to the otome scene during this time and she knew more about games in this genre than I had. With a struggling mindset, I purchased the game and to my surprise, it was the best motherfucking game I had bought for the Christmas season.

“I was dry heaving from all the completely ridiculous and spontaneous stunts the MC and the pigeon love interests got into.

People. This game is not only hilarious, but there are so many other game references inside this game, you will find yourself rolling in laughter. I was dry heaving from all the completely ridiculous and spontaneous stunts the MC and the pigeon love interests got into. Not only that, you get some very wholesome and romantic fun in the game that it’s hard to stop playing until you’ve exhausted all the routes. The heroine is quirky, funny, and sometimes a little too out there at times with her antics, but the game overall is a joy for anyone who is just getting into the otome scene. A definite must have in your budding collection of visual novel games!

“You will either love this game or hate it.”

(Steam|Nintendo)

 What is “The Men of Yoshiwara”?
This is a popular romance game for women.

– The Story
A closed island where baby boys are not born…
A unique culture that is completely different from the mainland has been flourishing on the island. In the middle of the island, there is a district where men are gathered.
Some women just want children.
Others are looking for love.
Knowingly deceived by a lie, and deceived in return, all in a single night’s dream.
At the end, to whom is it that you will be talking of love? (Steam)

You will either love this game or hate it, but I still recommend this game whole heartedly and the sequel that comes after it. I am a fan of D3Publisher otome games, and while there are a few things in the game’s narratives that I feel need to be changed or translated better. I enjoy the stories that they have produced, and this series is one of them. A twist on the red-light district, this game is about finding romance in the most darkest areas of the night scene.

“However, regardless of what you may think of it this game is binge worthy, and worth the price tag in the Nintendo store and steam.”

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The men you can romance are pretty vast and particular to certain people’s ideal love interests, including the ossan, shota, oresama, childhood friend, and the pure gentleman. I believe the heroine needs work, but I forgive her in certain routes when you see the differences of her personality from the main route to the sequel. However, regardless of what you may think of it this game is binge worthy, and worth the price tag in the Nintendo store and steam. Note, the Switch version is more censored, so if you want more heat in your sex scenes refer to the Steam or Mobile version of this game. 

“it’ll keep you entertained in all areas, with stunning visuals, captivating music, and an intriguing plot”

Switch_TheMenOfYoshiwara-Kikuya_04Whether you’re looking for the late night binge of romance, some hot and heavy love making, or a game that will satisfy taboo interests. This game is a must have in your inventory of games, as it’ll keep you entertained in all areas, with stunning visuals, captivating music, and an intriguing plot. The Men of Yoshiwara is a definite must play, and must have for beginners and veterans. 

Date a famous actor, cultivate romance with a fresh-faced pop star, or strike out on your own?

(Steam|Website|Itch.io)

A visual novel/sim game about life, love, and working in the entertainment industry. Play as makeup artist Sian Goodin as she navigates the world of showbiz. Work with upcoming talent or established pros? Focus on your schoolwork, or use your industry connections to climb the ladder and land a job as a high-ranking producer? Date a famous actor, cultivate romance with a fresh-faced pop star, or strike out on your own? The choices are yours (and yours alone)!

Story
The glamor and glitz of showbiz hold little appeal for Sian. As the daughter of a professional makeup artist, she knows how stressful and uncertain work can be, and she aspires to something more stable. When a sudden accident topples her plans for a smooth college life, she realizes she must put her own makeup skills to use if she wants to make it through the year. The entertainment world may be wild and unpredictable, but Sian’s about to learn there’s also a lot to love.

I got this game when it was on sale, and I’m so upset that I hadn’t purchased it sooner.

When this game came onto the scene a few years ago, I remember a lot of the Tumblr Otome fambam were lauding it with high praises. I was one of the people who didn’t get the game right out the gate, since I was new to everything still, and this game was created by an Indie Dev. Now, I wasn’t familiar with many Indie Otome games, and I was pretty hesitant since the names I knew more about was Voltage Inc, Otomate, NTT Solmare, and D3Publisher. I got this game when it was on sale, and I’m so upset that I hadn’t purchased it sooner.

“You can also do absolutely nothing and drop out of school.

Backstage Pass Otome

The game has 15 different endings, and for those who want a more advanced type of Otome game. Backstage Pass gives it to you with a stat raising system that keeps you busy, and the choices and stats you raise draw you to the conclusion of what you wish Sian to become as a MC. She can either become a CEO of her own company, fall in love with her dream job, romance both men and women while pursuing her dreams, or … You can also do absolutely nothing and drop out of school.

Backstage Pass Otome

This is a well done game, and it also have formidable voice actors that are awesome to listen to. I was very impressed by a lot of the endings, but most of all the fact we can get our happy ending with just being true to ourselves. That is an amazing installment to the game, as most games require you to romance someone for a happy ending. Not this game though, and it definitely is a must have for anyone new to Otome and Visual Novel scene. This game is both Otome and VN, so I highly recommend this game and others from SakeVisual. You can also check out my review of this game here!

“Will you write the lasting love story you deserve, or will your love – and life – come to an end?

(STEAM|PLAYSTATION|ANDROID|iOS)

In this visual novel, you’ll play as the Heroine whose life depends on hiding your recent loss of memory while you navigate complex relationships with five men. Choose your romantic path from the start to piece together that which was forgotten. Will you write the lasting love story you deserve, or will your love – and life – come to an end?
Key Features
1. Select one of five guys as your love interest, each with multiple branching story paths. Each choice creates a distinct world where characters assume different roles, allowing for 20+ endings!
2. Parameters affect your relationship with your future love. Keep track of your relationship here and make sure you’re not headed to a bad ending!
3. Play mini-games like Rock, Paper, Scissors and Air Hockey against other characters.
4. Unlock voiced images in the Gallery. Touching certain areas of the image will play dialogue of feelings that couldn’t be previously expressed.

“I’d like to state that because this game is a multiverse, everyone’s route is a true ending in my honest opinion.”

Amnesia Memories

I love this game, and vehemently dislike one character. I need to express that first, as I know the considered ‘main route’ is either Shin or Ukyo’s route. However, I’d like to state that because this game is a multiverse, everyone’s route is a true ending in my honest opinion. All five characters have unique and complex stories to tell, and it’s no laughing matter that you will be bingeing this game.

Amnesia is a cluster of different genres in one spanning from Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Horror, Romance, Dark Romance, and Thriller combined.

Amnesia Memories

Whether your a fan of Tsundoras, Kuuderes, The Flirty Type, and the infamous Yanderes. This game is made for beginning otome gamers to have them get an idea and feel for what character type they are attracted to, and also openly figure out what favorite genre they lean towards. Amnesia is a cluster of different genres in one spanning from Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Horror, Romance, Dark Romance, and Thriller combined.

I digress, this game is amazing and complex, and needs to be in your game collection of otome and visual novel repertoire.

Amnesia After

My only complaint about this game is that Orion doesn’t get his own route in the game. If you want to see his route and see Toma’s redemption, please check out and consider buying Amnesia After x Crowd. I digress, this game is amazing and complex, and needs to be in your game collection of otome and visual novel repertoire. With stunning CGs, amazing VAs, and an engaging story, Amnesia Memories is worth the time and money for all beginners.

(STEAM)

One day, Heejung wakes up to animal sounds…..?

STORY

Heejung Kim moved out from her mom’s house, who is obsessed with her education. Heejung tries to find her real dream life. Having the impression that everything would go well, she has been living a life obsessed with grades.
Majoring in business administration, average language skills, not that popular, decent school grades.
The only thing she is interested in is the Art Club.
As graduation approaches, she starts to worry about her future…

One day, Heejung wakes up to animal sounds…..?
After she finds these mysterious animals her story begins….

ABOUT THIS GAME

Dandelion -Wishes brought to you- is a female-oriented game developed by Cheritz. The game was released in South Korea in August, 2012.
The English translation for Dandelion was released on Nov, 2012. Dandelion is known as a unique dating simulation with a sensational storyline and charming characters. You will notice fantastic art work, beautiful music, and you will experience dramatic emotions throughout the game.

Dandelion ~ Wishes brought to you

  • Genre : Dating Simulation Game
  • Platform : PC/Online
  • Rated : E10+
  • Voice supported : Partly supported (Korean).

( CAST : Mira Yoo, Kyungmyung Lim, Nakyoon Choi, Seongil Lee, Myungjun Kim, Kyungtae Lee, Nayoung Kim, Minjae Gang etc. )

Dandelion Wishes Brought to You

Dandelion is from the same creators of Mystic Messenger, and this was one of my first ‘stat’ raising type otome based games I purchased for my collection way back yonder. I really love the artwork and the story itself, and the game is very engaging as it is also very funny.

The game will keep you entertained for a long while and you’ll more than likely be surprised by a lot of the ‘Bad Endings‘ in this game.

Dandelion Wishes Brought to You

With slapstick humor, cross-dressing scenarios, and an amass of tropes in the game, it’s hard not to see why it’s a must have in a otome gamer’s library. The game will keep you entertained for a long while and you’ll more than likely be surprised by a lot of the ‘Bad Endings‘ in this game. However the case, if you’re someone who loves comedy, romance, interactive games, and also some added horror. Check out Dandelion: Wishes Brought to You, and be amazed or terrified by how awesome this game is.

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(STEAM|PLAYSTATION)

Find love with personalities inspired by famous figures and works of fiction, including Detective Holmes, Gentleman Thief Lupin, Jack the Ripper, and more.

Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday was to be the heiress of House Whiteley’s debut into high society, but an inquiring mind begs for more than parties as she stumbles into the many curiosities that lay hidden in London’s darkest corners. Help sharpen Lady Whiteley’s instincts as a budding detective, take control of her present to uncover the mysteries of her past, and grow an unbreakable bond with one of many dashing personalities from well-known works of fiction. (STEAM)

Find Your Destined One
Find love with personalities inspired by famous figures and works of fiction, including Detective Holmes, Gentleman Thief Lupin, Jack the Ripper, and more.

Take Control of the Story
Decisions made throughout will net not only special rewards, but will shape whether love is in Lady Whiteley’s future or if fate has more unfortunate consequences in mind.

An Extra-Customizable Visual Novel
Change Lady Emily Whiteley’s first name for a personal touch, then further customize your playing experience by adjusting text speed, toggling visual effects, and even adjusting the individual speaking volumes of your favorite characters.

Coming to PC for the First Time
London Detective Mysteria comes to Windows PC for the first time, with both it and the English “PlayStation®Vita” version including all content previously exclusive to the Japanese PlayStation Vita version known as Eikoku Tantei Mysteria: The Crown.

 

MATURE CONTENT DESCRIPTION

The developers describe the content like this:

London Detective Mysteria is a visual novel set in Victorian London. The game contains still images depicting blood and injury, as well as graphic textual descriptions of murder scenes. It also contains some sexual themes and heavy swears such as f*ck and sh*t.

London Detective Mysteria

I’m still working through this game as I type, and the reason? It’s because this game has a lot of content and routes, and endings that it can or will take me possibly this whole year to finish. The only route you don’t have is one with the MC’s very lovely and charming butler, but that’s for another blog.

“…recommended for maybe my older teen audience. Due to a few scenarios or gore, and some ‘sexual’ themes, per se…

London Detective Mysteria graced both PC and PSVita consoles a few years back, and I had purchased it as soon as the pre-orders were made available for digital download. Now, from what I’ve managed to accomplish with this game is that it is recommended for maybe my older teen audience. Due to a few scenarios or gore, and some ‘sexual’ themes, per se… However, this game has so many routes to count and I’ve only finished one, and haven’t even started on the bad ending of said route.

Look no further than this game, as a piece of honest otome media to add to your repertoire of visual novel games.

This game isn’t for the easily deterred and those who don’t like puzzles and thrills. However, if you know someone or are someone who is a crime junkie, loves mysteries, romance, and a dash of suspense and tedious work. Look no further than this game, as a piece of honest otome media to add to your repertoire of visual novel games. I recommend having this game even if you aren’t someone who likes to sit for a long time, come back and play it little by little, just like me. It’s an amazing game for a great price, and the VA is an added bonus!

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GRAY’S CORNER

Eiki Yachigusa from Metro PD Close To You

You are open to disagree with my beginner choices, as it will always be down your own personal choice and tastes. However, I feel these games are good for anyone who is just beginning or needs a bit of change in their games.

Tadanobu Nomura from Metro PD Close To You

Whether you want something funny like Hatoful Boyfriend, or something a bit more dramatic and lengthy such as London Detective Mysteria. These games are sure to please any gamer, and keep you entertained for either a short or long day extravaganza.

As always everyone, thanks for stopping by in my corner of the blogosphere, and see you on the gaming side~!

I Don’t Have Time To Game!!! (Visual Novels For the Modern Working Gamer)

VISUAL NOVELS FOR THE BUSY MODERN DAY GAMER

I may sit in front of my computer but my schedule only allows for a certain time frame for me to sit down and game.

Yuta Kajima from My Forged Wedding

Let’s face it, in modern times we sometimes can’t sit down and play a game too long because we’re running after kids, working from our desks, working from home, or running around clinics. Sometimes our work projects need our attention, even if we want to game just a little, and for me, since I like casual games it’s a bit hard to play long games when your work environment can go from 0 to 200 in a second.

Back when I first got into visual novels, I was fairly lucky to have it available to me on my cellphone, but now that I’m working from home–I may sit in front of my computer but my schedule only allows for a certain time frame for me to sit down and game.

Kenshi Inagaki from Love Letter from Thief X

Let’s chat a bit about games that you can play when you’re short on time, but still want a good story and game play.

So in this blog, I’m gonna talk about visual novels that’s good with narrative, story, and time for the busy gamer life. Grab your Nintendo Switches, PSVitas, Cell Phones, or plop down in front of your computer and split the screen. Let’s chat a bit about games that you can play when you’re short on time, but still want a good story and game play.

These Nights in Cairo

These Nights in Cairo is a wonderful and perfectly easy game to complete all in one work shift for anyone who is working at home. This game takes us back in time to Cairo where you work as an archaeologist, however, being a woman in the field you do get quit a bit of push back from your father. However, Margaret is capable and strong willed all on her own and can take care of herself and she’s spitfire, she’s a wonderful MC, and knows exactly what she wants out of her life.

Margaret is capable and strong willed all on her own and can take care of herself and she’s spitfire, she’s a wonderful MC, and knows exactly what she wants out of her life.

These Nights in Cairo

I reviewed this game awhile back and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants an amazing story and is short on time. These Nights in Cairo is a mix of The Mummy and Tomb Raider as you work to save the world, fall in love, or come out on top as a Goddess in the end.

Jessie Maye from Huniepop

The infamous Huniepop, yes, this game is another easily accomplish-able game that can be finished in an entire work shift. What’s interesting about Huniepop is that it is a mix of both puzzle game, visual novel, and hentai–so if you like to see some smexy times with either being able to play as male or female, this is your game. FYI, this is a game that individuals who work from home can play while their office door is shut and the kids are away for the moment.

What’s interesting about Huniepop is that it is a mix of both puzzle game, visual novel, and hentai…

Nikki-Anne Marie from Huniepop

While Huniepop has some spin-offs, I prefer the original game and the fact that you can make love to a goddess and also… an alien, LMAO. This game is voiced, so I do recommend turning down the volume or having your headphones on when the bedroom tango occurs.

When it comes to more LGBTQ friendly games, Lovestruck takes the lead with offering a plethora of genres and romances to read from.

Havenfall is for Lovers

I have a love and hate relationship with Voltage Inc and Voltage Inc USA, but they were the first company that introduced me to mobile visual novel games. When it comes to more LGBTQ friendly games, Lovestruck takes the lead with offering a plethora of genres and romances to read from. Each game route giving an ample amount of content and stimulating dialogue between the characters, while the game routes can have 15 chapters, each chapter is easily accomplished within the working day.

I have a love and hate relationship with Voltage Inc and Voltage Inc USA, but they were the first company that introduced me to mobile visual novel games.

Reigning Passions

Whether you are out and about in the hospital, waiting in line at the grocery store, or you can’t have something up on your computer so you have your ipad open instead. Lovestruck is an app that can easily be played anywhere and anytime, and can be finished at any pace depending on the gamer. I do have to state, that this app does have that ‘Love Choice’ thing which is ridiculous, so what that is is that you have to pay MONEY to get premium answers to sexier or romantic scenes. So be vigilant about your money in this game, as it can bust the bank.

This app comes from game developer OKKO, which used to work with Arithmetic way back yonder in the early years until they split off on their own and created their own app.

Decoding Desire

I’ve talked in a previous review about this app, and I’m just going to talk about it again in the same manner. This app comes from game developer OKKO, which used to work with Arithmetic way back yonder in the early years until they split off on their own and created their own app. A little bit of info on OKKO and their history, when I first came onto the scene for otome’s I had heard there were free games and also paid games.

One of the major ‘freemium’ games besides NTT SOLMARE was Arithmetic/Okko at the time, while I was never a fan of the free games I heard plenty of good things about Arithmetic/OKKO and the games they created. However, due to the ‘otome Armageddon’ that caused a serious rift between mobile gamers of these lovely games, we saw a mass downsizing of games and also well-known companies disappearing into the void.

I was a bit ambivalent to pursue this app due to the issues I had with Story Jar from NTT SOLMARE

Wanted Son-In-Law

At a point in time Arithmetic and Okko were working with one another before the Armageddon occurred, however, from my understanding after looking at a few blogs it was stated that OKKO separated from Arithmetic and ventured out on their own, creating the standalone app, ‘Honey Magazine.’

I was a bit ambivalent to pursue this app due to the issues I had with Story Jar from NTT SOLMARE, and I didn’t want to be drawn into another haphazard relationship of spending oodles of moolah to get a good ending. However, Honey Magazine took the concept of mechanics of Story Jar’s horrifically money scheming ways and reinvented it into an enjoyable and more engaging experience for all gamers.

However, Honey Magazine took the concept of mechanics of Stary Jar’s horrifically money scheming ways and reinvented it into an enjoyable and more engaging experience for all gamers.

Movie Imagine GIF

Let me explain, similar to Story Jar, in the Honey Magazine, you can earn ‘Honey Gems’ per chapter or side story you read, you get a baseline of 3 tickets, and the tickets replenish every few hours. Now, how has Honey Magazine been more awesome and favorable compared to Story Jar?

Let me reiterate that, your answers don’t penalize your happy ending, and you don’t need to pay for premium answers to have a HEA.

Unscripted Romance

They offer a wide variety of ‘Unlimited Reading’ stories for those of us who can’t afford to buy tickets or ‘honey stones,’ these unlimited stories can be of one character or multiple, and you can earn up to 12-15 stones per chapter read in these stories. Also, in the stories, it’s not a big deal if you don’t choose the ‘premium’ answer as it’s more like a story you can purchase with your honey stones if you want to re-read it in the future.

However, I will state this, gamers I suggest saving your honey stones only for the CGs and the epilogue endings (so you can get some intimate time with your guy), as some of the considered ‘premium’ answers are just more ‘romantic’ scenes with your guy but not necessary for your love to progress; it’s an option, just know that.

Also, it doesn’t matter what answer you choose, as OKKO has given you the liberty to play and answer to what you believe is the best choice. Let me reiterate that, your answers don’t penalize your happy ending, and you don’t need to pay for premium answers to have a HEA.

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YA HEAR THAT NTT SOLMARE AND VOLTAGE LOVE CHOICE!? 

My Sweet Marriage Proposal

The Honey Magazine app is an incredible find, and the game creators are not only amazing people but they engage their fans on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. What more? They hold fanart and writing contests so that you as the gamer get to write or draw out a scene for one (or many) husbands from their app and it can become a story on the app itself. They’re a small company, but I highly recommend you guys check them out and support them, it’s an amazing team and the app is incredible!

They hold fanart and writing contests so that you as the gamer get to write or draw out a scene for one (or many) husbands from their app and it can become a story on the app itself.

You can easily play the chapters in any route, any time, and anywhere from your cell phone or ipad and not have to worry if something stops you from reading. The game is AI for the game is pretty good at recognizing when you’ve lost internet and will restart your chapter free of charge and not tickets being consumed.

Yuki Arisugawa from Love Letter from Thief X

“The narrative is enticing and the pace of the scenes coming at you are quick, mind boggling, and with both paranormal and psychological thrills occurring.

Jisei

For all the Nintendo Switch Fans, Jisei, was just recently released earlier in the month and it is a fast paced visual novel thriller that does end on a cliff-hanger. However, the narrative is enticing and the pace of the scenes coming at you are quick, mind boggling, and with both paranormal and psychological thrills occurring. The next chapter of the series is hopefully to be out towards the end of the year, but if you can’t wait, you can always buy the chapters on STEAM and complete the game there.

Make choices that affect the narrative and experience several different endings in this blood-red interactive movie!

I started getting into these interactive movie games on my Switch as of recent, and I can safely say that I am impressed with how these games are going. She Sees Red is another thriller game that CHOICES MATTER and is a short game play to accomplish in a work sitting, playable on either Switch or Steam, this is a new type of story rich novel that takes the gamer into a live action movie setting. It’s easy to drown in the narrative and forget that you are playing a game, be critical with your decisions, and be careful of your actions.

STORY

Someone has killed several people at a popular nightclub. A lone detective has been assigned to the case, following every clue … wherever it may lead. In this provocative interactive thriller, NOTHING is as it seems!

Make choices. Affect change. Experience multiple endings and inhabit the mind of a killer in She Sees Red.

– Gripping, mature non-linear narrative.
– Story elements can be experienced by making meaningful choices along the way.
– Four possible endings!
– Professional actors, editing, lighting, and sound design.


I recommend this game to any horror fan who wants to have some fun while working, or someone who needs a game to wake them up from their boring work day.

Hiro Sarashina from Love Letter from Thief X

Stigmatized Property is a point and click game of horror filled loveliness that I cannot help but be impressed with. The game is extremely short and fast paced, with all the jump scares and disturbing scenes, Stigmatize Property really knows how to get under your skin in such a short period of time. Game creator Chilla Arts has a library of similar games with the same flair as this one, but you can be certain that you can finish this game in less than 30 mins.

I recommend this game to any horror fan who wants to have some fun while working, or someone who needs a game to wake them up from their boring work day. If you’re looking for a fun time in a short amount of time with a visual novel that with some terror look no further than this game.

Eiki Yachigusa from Metro Pd Close to You

‧͙⁺˚*・༓☾GRAY’S CORNER☽༓・*˚⁺‧͙

I’m more than certain there are other short playing VNs out there that I have yet to mention, but because I am pressed on time today. I wanted to keep it short, LOL. Whether you’re a busy entrepreneur, parent, or just can’t stay seated for too long in your chair or resting area, these are games that certainly are worth the time, and worth the money. Any games that you’ve played that are also good for on the go individuals that you’d like to recommend? Drop a comment below and let’s chat!

As always, thanks for stopping by in my corner of the blogosphere, and see you on the gaming side~!

Visual Novel News #3 (Too Much News and So Little Donuts)

Hello Otomelandians and VNtopians, and welcome to a Visual Novel News blog post, where I present games that have come onto my radar that are new, updated, or are games that have already come out, but they have additional content releases coming soon. I’m always trying to find the latest visual novel game content and news, and decided I would share the news I find with everyone who visits my blog as well!

I’ll do my best to inform everyone about all types of visual novel media, from indie to MSM in these posts! Now, without further ado, in today’s blog we have a wide array of games to present, I do hope that you check out these games and give the demos a try.

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(STEAM)

Thanks to the rising popularity of the PhoneDroid—a device which features augmented reality (A.R.)—the age of advanced technology has finally reached Tanegashima. On that island, Central Tanegashima High’s Robot Research Club is about to have their club disbanded. Despite their predicament, Kaito Yashio, one of only two members in the Robot Club, couldn’t care less and would rather play a robot fighting game all day. His counterpart, the reckless club leader Akiho Senomiya, ignores Kaito’s apathy as she strives to keep the club from being disbanded by completing their giant robot.

One day, Kaito discovers a mysterious A.R. annotation titled “Kimijima Report.” It contains instructions involving locations all across the island—and warns of a conspiracy involving the entire world.

Key Features

  • Mystery in Tanegashima: Travel the island of Tanegashima and use the PhoneDroid to unlock the secrets sealed away by Ko Kimijima.
  • The Story You Want to Tell: Branching storylines allow you to pursue the endings you wish to see with each character.
  • A Dream Worth Fighting For: Only you can help the Robot Club pursue its dream of building a life-size Gunvarrel!
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(STEAM)

ABOUT THIS GAME

The island of Tanegashima is preparing for the Summer Festival half a year after the events of ROBOTICS;NOTES ELITE. Kaito Yashio has graduated high school and is applying to attend college as he pursues his dream of becoming an astronaut. Through Nae Tennouji, an acquaintance he knows from JAXA, he is introduced to Itaru Hashida, who happens to be on the same ferry heading back home. Itaru claims to be taking a tour of the island, but as times goes on, he starts acting strangely… Together they enjoy summer with the former members of the Robot Club: Akiho Senomiya, Junna Daitoku, Frau Koujiro, Subaru Hidaka, and Airi Yukifune, a girl they met from the incident last February. However, some unsettling incidents start occurring all around them, harbingers of an event that will again plunge the world into chaos.

KEY FEATURES

  • Breathtaking Imagery – Experience the world of ROBOTICS;NOTES like never before with newly animated graphics.
  • Find Your Happy Ending – Featuring intricate, branching storylines, allowing you to fall in love with any character you wish!
  • Timelines Converge – Itaru Hashida (Daru), a beloved character from the STEINS;GATE series, plays an intricate part of the story in DaSH], making this a must play for Science Adventure fans.

MATURE CONTENT DESCRIPTION

The developers describe the content like this:

Fantasy Violence
Mild Language
Partial Nudity
Suggestive Themes
Use of Alcohol

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(STEAM)


“The Vigilant Villa” is a suspicious adventure game based on the classic Blizzard Mountain Story model.

Ten people of different identities who were accidentally stopped at the hilltop villa can only wait for rescue after seven days.
Strange villa, full of tulips, singing at 12 o’clock every night.

From the first bizarre suicide case, everyone stepped into a long-established trap.

These ten people who seem to do not know each other and have nothing to do with each other. But as the case develops, the intricate relationship between them is revealed one after another, revealing the naked truth love, affection, friendship, lies, betrayal … Who will be redeemed seven days later.

You are a third-rate novelist, with a pseudonym— Holmes, but the other side of the cheap pseudonym is your serious and fervent heart for reasoning. In this murderous villa, you will be the detective role and unremittingly pursue the truth. Find out the real murderer and disclose the truth.


** Alternative Japanese AVG and text dialogue modes, diversified game experience

** Combination of exquisite standing painting and well-known CV, enjoy an audiovisual feast

** Classic Blizzard Villa Mode , round your dream of reasoning

** Scenario branch tree is displayed directly, it is more convenient to collect multiple endings

** Scenario branch tree is displayed directly, more convenient for collecting multiple endings

** High freedom of choice, clues and doubts in one hand

** Exquisite character portrayal, rich sideline plot, everyone has their own secret


We are the producers of the adventure game “The Vigilant Villa”, a group of investigative fans who love games and detective stories.

Because of love, we often dance with Agatha, Conan Doyle, Allan Poe, and Ellery Quinn. Under their guidance, we incarnate as protagonists or supporting actors in the story world they build.

Because of love, we often dance with Agatha, Conan Doyle, Allan Poe, and Ellery Quinn. Under their guidance, we incarnate as protagonists or supporting actors in the story world they build.

Based on our love of reasoning games, we have produced “The Vigilant Villa”, which is a story from the classic “Blizzard Villa Mode”, a text adventure game with multiple branches and multiple endings.











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(STEAM)

Visual novel, ADV, fantasy, romance, otome, 3-4+ hours

Behold: the great scientist-alchemist Celsia. She has made innumerable discoveries that have helped this world, but many more have caused destruction. A set of circumstances she refuses to speak of has caused her to be banished into exile. Now the sorceress has to endure the chilly welcome of the hot sands in the Barren Lands.
But Celsia knows how to get out of this oppressive place!

The most brilliant and mightiest scientist in the world found a way to make an Elixir of Immortality, and produced it. She immediately reported to the Ministry of Mages of her success. Now those snobbish sorcerers will be sure to fall at her feet and permit her to return to civilization.
Everything would’ve been wonderful, if not for a couple of insignificant – as the young woman says – nuances. The potion hasn’t been concocted yet, and her latest attempt to make it failed due to unknown reasons. An unexpected side effect occurred in addition to it all – Celsia’s power got sealed off thanks to a curse, and her body shrank to half size.

What can possibly be done when the person who’s supposed to confirm the phenomenal discovery is at the door, the potion is yet to be made, the powers are gone, and the serious promise being broken is going to end in the death penalty?

Exciting, sometimes dangerous, but mostly fun adventures in this magical world full of unusual laws are waiting for you.
Help the protagonist recover her power and brew the potion that’ll change the world, or find true and eternal love.

  • Uncover all of the secrets of 3 young men available for romance: the Mage, the Demon and the Golem.
  • Develop the characteristics of the characters around you. The protagonist’s replies in dialogues will affect her own personality and the traits of other characters.
  • Make notes in your notepad – special book you can peek in, to find out more about the world around you..
  • Collect ingredients and put them into your bag – an additional in-game window that will let you take a closer look at the interesting items you are going to find throughout the game.
  • More than 55 colourful illustrations that will be unlocked as you progress through the game: romantic, casual, comical.
  • More than 15 tracks matching the mood and the dynamics of the scene.

Also, don’t forget that sometimes things are not what they seem in this world, and the mask of endless jokes and humor might be hiding personal issues of the characters that are rather sad if you really think about them.

MATURE CONTENT DESCRIPTION

The developers describe the content like this:

Partial nudity
Scenes of kisses and hugs
Description of erotic scenes
Description of fight scenes without blood

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(SWITCH)

A new story following the events of CLANNAD.Tomoyo After -It’s a Wonderful Life- CS Edition now available for Nintendo Switch!

Experience the full story of the budding romance between CLANNAD heroine Tomoyo Sakagami and protagonist Tomoya Okazaki in Tomoyo After -It’s a Wonderful Life- CS Edition.

Yuichi Nakamura, known for his acclaimed performance as Tomoya in the CLANNAD animated series, lends his vocal talents to complete the cast of this emotional tale.

Also includes the extensive dungeon-crawling RPG minigame “Dungeons & Takafumis” for countless hours of extra playtime!

Available in two languages!
The text can be set to Japanese or English (audio is Japanese only). This includes in-game text, options, and the digital manual. Language settings can be changed at any time.
The English language setting also provides access to the Tomopedia, an in-game guide to Japanese terminology, cultural notes and more.

Play using only the touch screen! Play with one hand!
Play in handheld mode with the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con™ controllers attached, or detach them and play with just the touch controls! While in tabletop mode or TV mode, everything can be controlled using only the Joy-Con (R), allowing you to play with only one hand!
Also available for the Nintendo Switch Lite. (A separate Joy-Con (R) is required to play with one hand.)

Summary
Some time has passed since Tomoya and Tomoyo confessed their love for one another amidst the falling snow.
Tomoya has found employment and is now living on his own. The two new lovers have been looking forward to spending an idyllic summer in each other’s company, but with Tomoyo’s younger brother Takafumi bursting in on them every other minute, those hopes seem more distant now than ever.
Things are further complicated by the arrival of a young girl named Tomo, whose troubled domestic situation leads to Tomoyo becoming her guardian, and only get worse when Takafumi’s ex-girlfriend Kanako invites herself into their household after running away from home.
So begins the story of five young individuals and their first and last summer together…

Gameplay
Gameplay in this visual novel involves reading through the story while making choices at certain key points. Different decisions may lead to different outcomes, story branches and endings.
After satisfying certain criteria in the main story, players can also unlock the ability to play a computer game Takafumi is secretly developing in his spare time called “Dungeons & Takafumis”. Help Tomoya, Tomoyo and their friends conquer the depths of an otherworldly dungeon in this classic fantasy tactical RPG!

Staff
SCENARIO: Jun Maeda / Leo Kashida / Yuto Tonokawa
ORIGINAL ARTWORK: Fumio
MUSIC: Shinji Orito / Magome Togoshi / Jun Maeda

Cast
Tomoya Okazaki VA: Yuichi Nakamura
Tomoyo Sakagami VA: Hikaru Isshiki
Takafumi Sakagami VA: Keiko Suzuki
Kanako VA: Keiko Suzuki
Tomo VA: Akari Sasaki
Other
*Fully voiced (including main character)

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(SWITCH)

A girl shines a light on Chris’ concealed worries…Here comes the fourth installment in the GRISAIA PHANTOM TRIGGER series!

Several years after Yuuji Kazami and his friends fought for their lives in a fierce battle, a new generation of heroines gather at Mihama Academy, which has been reinstated as a ‘specialist training school’.
Taking place in the same world as The Fruit of Grisaia, new characters bring an exciting fresh take in the fourth story of this brand new series!
This thrilling story, which unfolds at the reborn Mihama Academy, will undoubtedly excite not only those who have played previous releases, but those who are new to the series as well!

Available in three languages!
The text can be set to Japanese, English or Simplified Chinese (audio is Japanese only). This includes in-game text, options, and the digital manual. Language settings can be changed at any time.

Play using only the touch screen! Play with one hand!
Play in handheld mode with the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con™ controllers attached, or detach them and play with just the touch controls! While in tabletop mode or TV mode, everything can be controlled using only the Joy-Con (R), allowing you to play with only one hand!
Also available for the Nintendo Switch Lite. (A separate Joy-Con (R) is required to play with one hand.)

Volume 4 Summary
Kumashiro Megumi (Gumi), recently transferred from St. Aile’s International School, has been training hard together with Rena and Maki – now fully recovered from their injuries. With the help of her mentor, Tohka, she’s shaping up to be a fine sniper.
Just as one new student settles in, another has her sights set on joining the girls in Class A, Mihama’s elite combat unit. Her name? Sengoku Taiga. Haruto, the team’s handler, has one condition for Taiga’s transfer: that Chris serves as her supervising officer.
The two seem an unlikely pair at first, but after spending some time with little Taiga, Chris soon finds a way to see things from her perspective.
It’s at that moment that the nation is suddenly rocked by a terror attack on an unprecedented scale. Chris rushes to the scene, aware of what’s at stake, but paying no heed to the dangers ahead.
Just as she did, once before.
“This is even worse than we could’ve imagined…”
The death toll keeps on rising, but SORD are stuck watching helplessly from the sidelines. What destiny awaits Chris, Taiga… and Mihama Academy?
“Oh, right… I must have died…”
Clutching to memories of her long-dead mother, she too prepares for an eternity of slumber…

Gameplay
It’s a visual novel in which you don’t need to make any choices, so you can enjoy the story like you would when watching a movie or reading a book. The story comes to life with a star-studded voice actor cast and fully-voiced story (excluding the main character), gorgeous graphics and music, and immersive animation.

Staff
Character Design/Art: Akio Watanabe
Story: Ryuta Fujisaki
SD Character Design/Art: nanaca mai

Cast
Rena VA: Maaya Uchida
Tohka VA: Ayane Sakura
Chris VA: Kaori Nazuka
Murasaki VA: Atsumi Tanezaki
Maki VA: Yoshino Nanjo
Gumi VA: Suzuko Mimori
Taiga VA: Natsumi Takamori
Miss Arisaka VA: Mikako Izawa
Other
*Fully voiced (excluding the main character)

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(SWITCH RELEASE)

Getting together is asking too much. I just want to keep watching you…

A romance game in which the protagonist gets plastic surgery and chases after handsome men in the name of love, for the player who’s tired of run-of-the-mill otome games.
Available in Japanese, English, and Traditional Chinese.

Wanting to catch the attention of the object of your affection, Ichiro Yamada, you undergo plastic surgery. You also happen to have been taught the ins and outs of being a private eye. Using your tailing skills, you uncover a shocking secret: Yamada makes his living by being a marriage scammer. As you fall into despair, handsome men appear before you one after an other. It’s time to pick yourself up and give chase.

NOTE: This game is also available on Steam and Mobile devices. 

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(SWITCH|STEAM)

Journey with a crew of half-zombie girls and survive in the post-apocalyptic world of Undead Darlings.

What is Undead Darlings?

Journey with a crew of half-zombie girls as you crawl through dungeons, beating up twisted creatures that were born from the fall of society in fast-paced turn-based RPG combat, and ultimately deliver the only known cure for what ails your party members to a place where it can be mass produced!

Story driven portions of the game contain a multitude of branching dialogue paths that, based on the choices you make, gives deeper insight into the different characters, while the RPG portion of the game uses a familiar but refined turn-based battle system with unique twists. Both of these gameplay features are contained within a first-person perspective dungeon crawler with dungeons built like mazes and filled with traps and hidden paths.

Story

Reginald “Reggie” P. Happenstahnce wakes up from an alcohol-related coma (courtesy of his own father, no less) by his childhood friend, Pearl, and is told that society had crumbled due to a virus outbreak that turned most everyone into zombies while he was sleeping. This includes Pearl herself. However, Pearl has managed to hold onto her human conscience, and she relates that she is not the only one in a similar state. As with every half-zombie Reggie will run into, she may be undead, but her heart is still human.

Your role as Reggie is to be the girls’ loot donkey and carry the things they find in dungeons. Since Reggie is a human, the girls will prevent him from getting infected by fighting in the front lines! Go them!

While on this adventure, you will learn more about the undead girls’ lives from before the outbreak, but whose tale you will hear is based on the choices you make during the visual novel scenes. Perhaps one of them will connect with you, open up about their hardships, and maybe even develop romantic feelings… The ultimate result of these interactions will determine whether or not any of these girls trust you enough to take the biggest risk of their undead lives—volunteer to be the first test subject for your father’s cure!

Key Features

Explore a multitude of complex post-apocalyptic dungeons—a total of over 20 huge floors to explore! Discover loot, secret event scenes based on your current battle party, and more!

Become invested in a novel-sized epic adventure—a script of over 300,000 words and more branching dialogue choices than you can shake your boomstick at await! The adventure is filled with comedy, slices of romantic life, and the horrors associated with surviving the zombie apocalypse from a zombie’s perspective!

Key events give you the chance to grow closer to the girls, and by doing so, you will access specific character story arcs that come with gorgeous HD images of the characters for you to unlock! Over 20 unlockable images in total—gotta collect ’em all!

Six playable, awesome half-zombie girls lead the charge!

Nine endings based on your choices and how close you grow with the characters!

No currency or stores exist in the post-apocalypse, so you will need to fill up your war chest by finding loot in dungeons. Be careful, though—weaponry will break if used too much!

Exploit multiple enemy weaknesses simultaneously in the unique Exponential Exploitation battle mechanic! Increase your damage multiplier and utilize it for a one-time attack that can deal tremendous damage! Set up custom battle strategies with the Macro function! Use this wisely in tandem with the EE System to create efficient tactics against your current roster of foes!

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 IndieGoGo Campaign!

Genre: Otome Fantasy, Adventure, Romance, Comedy, Mystery
WARNINGSSwearing, Blood, Death, Psychological Aspects such as Depression, Flashing Lights, & Extreme Gore. Viewer discretion is advised!
Rating: 16+

In 20XX, an enormous earthquake shook the world and caused a triangular crater to suddenly appear in the middle of Bermuda Triangle. The world was aghast with this discovery and it became even more concerning when scout teams came across a mysterious force, preventing people from getting too close. Those who went to examine it said that the force was like an invisible wall and there was no way around it, therefore, making further investigation difficult. 

Spiritual events and sightings have also dramatically increased since then.
It got to the point where people began to hold festivals to honor the dead and the mythical creatures. It wasn’t long until it became a new worldwide sensation and there was not a single day where spiritual events weren’t on the news

Our heroine, Maya (19), was busy earning her living so this kind of event was of little importance aside from adding an exciting spice into her life. But then her world crumbled when a Goddess came and announced that her family would die in a car accident in the near future.

The Goddess offered Maya a deal: She would alter her family’s fate in exchange for closing the Bermuda Crater. In order to do so, Maya would have to go to a place called The Forgotten Isles, find what caused it, and look for a solution.

If she agreed, three men would accompany her, acting as bodyguards. Apparently, they each have their own circumstances and a wish to be granted.

Game Info:

Hi guys! My new project is finally here! :D
Now before you ask; “Nusantara: Bermuda Triangle” is not a sequel of “Nusantara: Legend of The Winged Ones”.
This is an entirely new story but set on the same universe. It covers a wider horizon of Nusantara’s archipelago.
Bermuda’s story will be much longer, packed with content, and has lots more visual assets than Winged Ones… I dunno whether to be happy or cry about that :’)) Because of this, I decided to make this project a commercial one.

Features:
– 4 Love interests (The last bachelor will be unlocked once you finished with all 3 main bachelors routes)
– 9 Endings
– 1 Constant Minigame
– Casual Status Raising
– Regular & Time-Limited Choices
– Translation/Definition Notes (Click on the Orange Text!)
– Mini Encyclopedia
– CG Gallery
– lots of CGs & BGs (I haven’t calculate the exact number yet)
– Depending on IndieGoGo’s success, the bachelors & MC may have partial voice acting.

UPDATE 9/28/2020!

Hi guys! How did your week go?
Me? Gotta say I’ve seen better days :’D 

My Ren’Py was acting out again. A specific GUI folder got corrupted for no reason and no rhyme–I didn’t even touch them! I’ve been working on progamming event scripts so why?? Fortunately, I got backups ready =_=;

I also had a bad case of cramps last week, you know, the monthlies? x_x; It usually doesn’t bother me that much, but oh boy, this one was throbbing and constantly tormenting my abdomen.

The cherry on top was that I spent too much time programming + editing Arya’s romantic event :’D Moreover, there’s this stupid moment where I forgot that I’ve prepared a special sprite for Guntur (For a romantic event. A small fanservice). So I had to return and manually replace his sprites just for that one event.

…But when all is said and done, I’m proud to announce:

   

Winter Arc’s programming is finished! x”D

We still have to draw the CGs + past-life memory images, but it’ll be a lot faster and less taxing than programming! Right now my mood is like:

After rain, comes sunshine! Let’s continue to work hard!

I will probably be drawing for the next two weeks, so look forward for the sketch sneak peeks -^.^)/ 

Stay safe and don’t forget to hydrate yourself!
xoxo,

SweetChiel

———————–~(OuO)~———————–

Q&A session part 16! 

1. What’s one thing that helps you decide you can trust someone? — by: Yanonako

Kahlil: “If they don’t judge me by my appearance or what I wear, they’re a good person in my list!”

Arya: “Trust is to be gained not given. If they’re not annoying, we’ll see.”

Guntur: “If they can talk to me without running away, that’ll be a start.”

2. If you had to describe your father, what would you tell me about him? —by: Yanonako

Kahlil: “He’s… scary.”

Arya: “If not for him, I wouldn’t be here. One day, I’ll repay him.”

Guntur: “I have admired him since I was little. It’s just too bad that I can’t see my parents because of my special circumstances. I miss them.”

———————–~(OuO)~———————–

Support me on:  
Patreon or buy me a Ko-Fi~

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(ANDROID RELEASE)

Android Version Is Now For Sale

Android is now released! You can purchase the ANDROID version here: https://herculiongames.itch.io/full-service-android

As mentioned in a previous devlog: https://herculiongames.itch.io/full-service/devlog/179606/android-version-releas… , some backers are eligible for FREE copies, so please follow the instructions again from there to avail.

FAQs for the Android Version

How do I install? –> https://herculion.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/900002567123-How-do-I-install-my-Full-Service-APK-Android- 

How do I backup my save files? –> https://herculion.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/900002567103-How-do-I-backup-my-game-files-on-Android-

For other related reminders, please follow us on twitter at @FullServiceGame

This game is also available through Steam

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Alyx is a young man who has allowed his mother to dictate every aspect of his life for as long as he can remember. As a result, Alyx is currently in further education studying subjects that he has no interest in and dating a girl who he doesn’t have feelings for. He has known for a while that his romantic urges tend to veer towards other males but is afraid of actually mentioning it to his mother for fear of upsetting her. In fact, Alyx refuses to even accept himself, preferring instead to just let life pass him by. Despite being fairly miserable, Alyx is empathetic to the point that he would prefer to suffer in silence than face the possibility of hurting others. His only solace lies in a chat group he came across online, where he’s able to be a truer version of himself around the other members of the group, Alvy, Sio, Elil, and Kagan.

One day, Alyx is involved in an accident that puts him in a coma. As he dreams away in hospital, a mysterious figure called Merrik visits him, claiming to be his spirit guide. Merrik warns Alyx that if he continues to refuse to accept himself then he will never wake up. All hope is not lost, as Merrik offers Alyx another opportunity to live, with the requirement that he makes an effort to be true to himself. There is one condition, however, Alyx must prove to Merrik that he has the ability to change within just 3 days, or face death after all.

With the help of his online friends, can Alyx learn to love himself for who he really is on the inside? The outcome is entirely up to you! Make choices and help Alyx on his journey of self-discovery, deepen friendship with his online companions, and possibly even find true love :3

(Click the images on the side to view character profiles :3)

I suppose this would fall under the category of slice of life, with a bit of fantasy mixed in. I’ve never even played a yaoi game before as I prefer otome’s instead, so I have no idea if I’m even doing this right, or how it compares to all the yaoi content out there >.< But at the end of the day, I just figured it’s a story about friendship, love, and learning to accept yourself… and I wanted to tell it, so yeah xD 

Because of the time limitations on this project, I decided it would be best to edit some of Tokudaya’s sprites to make the characters, so if they seem familiar, that’s why! I did my best to edit them in a way that makes them look a little more unique at least :3

Anyway, I hope that someone out there somewhere will get some form of enjoyment out of this project at some point ^_^/

The jam demo

So I managed to release a demo in time for the end of the jam, but it only contains the prologue and common route. Please be aware if you’re downloading it that it wasn’t thoroughly tested as I was really short on time to submit an entry >.< I imagine it’s full of spelling & grammar errors, and probably some little bugs! For one thing, I know that it crashes at the end of the demo instead of taking you back to the title screen xD So yeah, it’s a very rough demo, sorry about that.

The full version is currently still in development :3

A Very Late Update x3


Soooo, I haven’t posted in quite some time after I was managing to make some form of regular-ish progress with the writing, haha. The reason I’ve been so silent is because I haven’t made much progress to report due to the state of my mental health absolutely sucking recently >.<

Anyone who knows me will know that I suffer with anxiety + depression so my ability to get stuff done can fluctuate. Usually, I’m able to sorta lose myself in projects like this when stuff is bad, but this time around, I wound up not getting much done on it at all because my head has just been so darn messed up lately! I’m pretty sure it’s the whole coronavirus thing that’s making everything 100x worse. I know a lot of people across the world have had to change the way they live their lives because of the virus, including me.

I’ll try not to ramble on too much with my venting, cos I know this is supposed to be a devlog for CiQ rather than a general update on my life xD Basically, since I live at both my dad’s and my partner’s places, but they’re far apart, my normal life revolves a lot of frequent travel between my two homes. Without a car, and with public transport being deemed generally unsafe right now, I can’t live the way I was living.  I’ve always been terrified of losing my loved ones, and somehow, travelling between each home every 10 days or so helped to calm that fear a little. The best I can manage for now is to stay in each place for a month at a time, and even then, it’s not very practical because it involves my poor dad driving me a very long distance, which I don’t want to put him through 😦 So yeah, I’m just even more scared than usual of losing my loved ones now that the distance between us is much harder to travel, and sometimes that fear becomes crippling.

Anyways! I’m still in the middle of writing Elil’s route. On top of that, my friend Anthony is helping me to find voice actors for the remake of the old jam demo that I’m working on. The cast will soon be decided :3

I’ll shut up for now! Wherever you are in the world, I hope that you’re managing to stay safe, and that you have a wonderful week ^_^/

Writing Progress:

Common Route – 100% complete  

Alvy’s Route – 100% complete  

Sio’s Route – 100% complete

Elil’s Route 33% complete

All other Routes – 0% complete

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“There is a glamour in belonging, or at least appearing to belong. I suppose that is what drew me towards the friends I made that summer, and towards the most eventful night of my life.”

In an attempt to make the most of their last summer together, a group of clever, eccentric misfits break into their music school to perform one last concert.  Following along with them as their sole audience member, you’ll foster friendships, reveal a generational curse or even meet the devil himself. 

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Content Warnings:

  • False Imprisonment
  • Death 

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Diabolus in Musica is a visual novel created in a month for Spooktober 2nd Annual Visual Novel Jam.

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(Itch.io)

Project: ESCAPE (prototype name) is a puzzle/adventure game, blending together puzzle gameplay with a rich narrative via more typical visual novel elements in the vein of games such as 999 or Virtue’s Last Reward.


The prototype focuses on two colourful characters–Kevin and Alice, both of whom wake up with cloudy heads and a pair of handcuffs binding them together within a strange prison cell. Will they be able to solve the strange puzzles that lie in wait for them and escape this foreboding room? And just what awaits them on the other side of that metal door? Somehow…they have the feeling that their strange adventures have only just begun.

Hi there! Thanks for checking this prototype out! This is a small puzzle game I’ve been working on slowly in my spare time over the last year for fun–and after a lot of setbacks, I’m finally ready to present it to the world!

I will preface this by saying that if you’re coming to this project from previous games of mine, please be aware that there is no adult content within this game. It was created with the intention of being something a little more lighthearted and accessible. An experimental project, if you will! Please don’t panic or despair though, because I still intend to work on, and make adult games. I just wanted a change of pace for this particular project, and don’t want to feel I’m forever bound to only making adult stuff.

This largely serves as a way for me to broaden my skills with Ren’Py too as I attempt to script all manner of fancy systems!

So, with that out of the way–outside of the brief synopsis above, what does this contain? Well, allow me to break out my handy bullet points! Project: ESCAPE contains the following:

  • A short romp through a puzzle filled cell that should last roughly 5 – 10 minutes, depending on how much you poke around for the bonus dialogue and how challenging the puzzles might prove to be for you.
  • Fully voiced dialogue for both Alice and Kevin (yes, the male main character is voiced this time around!) with roughly 300 lines of dialogue in-between the narration.
  • 3 puzzles to be solved, with progressively more helpful hints from the characters if you need them.
  • A simple inventory system that will keep track of items you have (though for simplicity’s sake they’ll be used automatically at the right time)
  • Point-and-click style gameplay in-between the dialogue. Click to examine areas of interest, and view the cell from several key angles! We’ve come a long way from simple menu based navigation!

I understand this game won’t be for everyone–but I certainly hope you give it a try if anything listed above piques your interest! Let me know what you think if you get the chance down the line. Either way, I’m incredibly proud of what I’ve accomplished here, and am happy to finally present it to the world after a number of unfortunate setbacks in development.

And while I’ve tried to iron out every bug possible–this was a VERY complex thing to put together, with lots of moving parts. So if by chance something breaks, please let me know and I’ll put out a new version as fast as I can while profusely apologizing for the inconvenience.

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You jolt awake as the bus hits a particularly nasty bump. You feel like you’d only just managed to start drifting off, and now here you are, awake again and still exhausted.

For a moment, you’re hazy on the details of where exactly ‘here’ is, confusing this bus with the many others that came before it. But as your mind continues to reassert its existence in the waking world, the past few days come back into focus. The long-lost cousin, the bad news, the twenty-six hours of bus rides with countless late-night stops in seedy depots that felt unsafe even in the middle of the day. You wouldn’t normally find yourself traveling like this, but your cousin bought the tickets. The funeral of her mother, your aunt, seemed like something you shouldn’t ignore, even considering your own late mother’s rocky relationship with this side of the family.

Fortunately, the end of your long journey is in sight. You’re almost in Scarlet Hollow.

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Scarlet Hollow is a horror visual novel where your choices deeply matter. Hand-drawn backgrounds and sprites work together with a complex relationship system to bring to life an immersive world of charming (and terrifying) characters. Who lives, who dies, and the fate of an entire town rests on your shoulders.

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(PC) is a romance visual novel set in the fictional college town of Elmwood. Upon arrival, you will be inducted into a secret support group for the local psychics in this supernatural slice-of-life.

As a member of the support group you will face several choices in your day to day life as you balance college with keeping your newfound friends’ abnormalities a secret. 

Meet the cast and entangle yourself further with one of our four eligible bachelors as you learn more about their troubled lives as psychics. You’ll have the chance to help them cope with the issues their “gifts” bring — by doing so, you may even find yourself forming a deeper connection.

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PC’s fantastic sprite art is by the artist Shiuk, who you can find on his twitter.

You can also follow the progress of the game via my profile or occasionally on the game’s twitter page.

If you would like to get access to builds a week early, view additional dev logs, as well as support the continuation of our project, check out our Patreon – HERE!

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If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and we’ll answer if we can. We’ll be happy to read any reviews/thoughts you have on Psychic Connections as well.

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Alex Gutierrez is an ordinary girl working an ordinary job in an ordinary company. That is until a new not-so-normal coworker, Nerissa shows up in her life, thrusting her to the supernatural. As the underworld’s most wanted mortal, Nerissa offers her a deal.

Game is free but if you like it enough, donations are appreciated ❤

Twitter | twitch | discord server |  kofi

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(Itch.io)

Crimson – “So what do you think about a spooky story?”

Dirt Party is a Horror based  Visual Novel.

The story is about a group of teenagers who go to a camping at forest that is located on a mountain. But this mountain have his own secrets. Crimson tells a legend to her friends, the legends talk about a Golem who lives on this mountain and steal everyone who comes here, and yeah they never come back.

Start playing the game as Conor and make hard decisions. You should decide what is more important to you, and those decisions will give you different endings, 5 in total which are 2 good endings, 3 bad endings AND (don’t tell anyone) a special secret ending!

Meet The Heroes!

Warning!

this is a Horror game, so the game includes

  • Loud noises
  • offensive language
  • Violence and death

The game features:

  • Characters made with Sutemo‘s assets
  • 5 characters with over 15  sprites
  • over 10 free backgrounds from 6 different authors
  • 4 free sound tracks from 3 different authors
  • 10,000 words
  • 5 CG’s(kinda) with a gallery
  • 1 secret CG with Conor!

If you interested in my future works, you can follow me here:

  • Twitter – @Rutra_Ra
  • (It’s all for now)
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Lyre Harmoniel deals with a chronic, yet relatable issue: the inability to keep a job. Having lost eight of them in the past two months, she’s starting to border on desperate.

All she wants is a job where she can have fulfilling life and make a difference. And then she sees it… an ad that changes her life forever.

Will Lyre finally get the job of her dreams or will she crash and burn again?

CAST.

…and more!

FEATURES.

  • 3-5 hours of play depending on reading speed
  • Partial Voice Acting
  • 7 Unique Sprites
  • 4 CGs
  • Blinking animations
  • 3 possible endings
  • Exactly one man who sparkles (it’s Veris)
  • A romantic VN that’s 99% safe for work (okay, there might be one shirtless CG… also Veris’ fault)
  • A beefy love interest
  • A fun, wholesome and dramatic romp, fun for the whole family! 

COMING SOON!

  • Additional DLC of a second beefy love interest (Fai) will be funded by:
Brand assets — Kickstarter

Fixes:

  • Windows Icon error fixed.

Join our brand new community by clicking the below button!

Join my discord
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Noiphelyn overslept and wakes up from a bad dream, only to realize everyone except her friend left home. What happens when you are awake to a new nightmare subverting reality? 

Rumour has it that things happen during the night, and they are about to find out with their lives at stake.

Will Noiphelyn stay in one piece, safe and sound?

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(SWITCH)

Assume the role of a Grim Reaper and decide who lives and who dies… as an office job!

In this narrative-based game, you take the role of the Grim Reaper… on an office job. Your job is to decide which people are going to live or die. Your choices will affect the world around you. Keep the chaos away or foil plots to destroy the world and rise through the ranks of Reapers all the way up to MIDDLE-MANAGEMENT, wow!

The consequences of your choices are yours to bear, while the mystery of your incarnation awaits revelation!

Things to do in the game:
– Have a… totally normal… office job
– Talk to your boss
– Get monies
– Buy stuff from Mortimer’s Plunder Emporium(?)
– Decorate your desk
– Do some paperwork
– Pet the cat??
– Stare in the mirror and talk to yourself
– Don’t let the existential dread set in
– DONT LET IT SET IN (ONLY THE FATE OF HUMANKIND IS IN YOUR HANDS, IT’S 100% OK)
– Listen to that one really catchy tune in the elevator

Game features:
– Meaningful choices
– Branching storyline with multiple [SECRET] endings
– Make-Your-Own-Grim-Reaper!
– Fully voiced NPCs (English only)
– Original Soundtrack
– Original artwork featuring watercolour graphics
– Dialogue options
– Upgrade shop

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Angel, Devil, Elf and Me! 

Ayumu is just your average bachelor until out of nowhere three gorgeous women from a fantasy world burst through a portal into his living room. It turns out our ‘normal guy’ Ayumu is somehow the descendant of a legendary Hero and of course, any children he has will be incredibly powerful! Join Ayumu as his everyday life is turned upside down as beautiful girls from across dimensions battle it out for his ‘essence!’

Ayumu, not being the type who enjoys seeing these lovely ladies tear each other (and his house) apart, steps in and pleads that they not fight over him so the three decide it is up to Ayumu to choose one among them to become his bride. Each of the girls try to appeal to him in her own unique way, Rizabel is a saucy succubus and princess of hell who wants to seduce Ayumu so she can have powerful children to rule over hell. Elysia, the motherly angel, wishes to marry Ayumu to prevent his overwhelming essence from falling into the wrong hands she takes a more soothing and pampering approach to win Ayumu over. Finally Hilda the leader of a clan of Dark Elves hopes to marry Ayumu so that his essence will provide her clan with many strong children, she comes off as very noble and stoic but is quite a novice when it comes to romance and her awkward attempts to woo Ayumu might just do the trick.

Check out the story of the unlikely descendant of a Hero who finds himself beset by beautiful brides from another world as he tries to figure out just how he is going to handle the situation he finds himself in with the three other-worldly women and lead a happy married life.

Angel, Devil, Elf and Me! is the English localization of a Visual Novel originally created by prolific Japanese developer Norn/Miel. We at Cherry Kiss aim to provide an authentic Japanese Visual Novel experience to gamers outside of Japan.

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While visiting her sister in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving, Hannah finds that she doesn’t quite have enough money to do all the sightseeing she’d like to do. Fortunately, her sister’s best friend offers Hannah work at her café for the three days before Thanksgiving. Those three days become crucial as Hannah discovers who she truly is while working at the “Café Deux Femmes”.

“Café Deux Femmes” is a coming-of-age, slice-of-life Yuri Visual Novel and Dating Sim where you play as a recent college grad who is trying to find out where they belong in the world and what they should do with their life.

Featuring –

  • A charming storyline with touches of drama and comedy
  • Beautiful Anime influenced character art
  • Classy Modern Jazz Soundtrack
  • Multiple endings based on your choices
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(Itch.io|Kickstarter|Facebook|Twitter|Website)

Henchman Story is a visual novel where you play as a beleaguered henchman working for a bumbling supervillain.

It’s thankless work. Week in and week out, you put on your purple spandex and get the crap beaten out of you by much stronger, much cooler people wearing much fancier spandex. But the checks clear, and Lord Bedlam offers healthcare, so a job’s a job, right?

Even henchmen have bills to pay, and sometimes, even henchmen can make choices that change everything.

Superhero Satire: A comedic take on the world of superheroes that revels in the ridiculous nature of its setting, and showcases a colorful, comic book aesthetic.

Colorful Characters: Find friends, enemies and even romance amongst a lively cast of villains, heroes and fellow henchmen. 

Meaningful Choices: Your decisions directly influence the story – leading to over a dozen endings, determining the fate of its characters, and if you play your cards right, you might even earn a promotion!

Professional Voice Acting (In Progress): Comedy is funnier with great delivery, and emotional moments hit harder with nuanced performances, which is why the final version of Henchman Story aims to have full voice acting on release. For now, you can get a glimpse of what that will sound like through the demo’s partial voice acting, and if you like what you hear, support our Kickstarter so we can have full voice acting in the final version!

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(KICKSTARTER|TWITTER|DISCORD|WEBSITE)

The Shadow Government Simulator is a PC puzzle/strategy game that puts you in control of a shadow organization dead set on global domination via bribery, intimidation, seduction, and any means necessary. Inspired by old classics like Plague Inc. and modern gems like The Shrouded Isle, this is a challenging game where you infiltrate nations, discover their networks of power, and then reshape them to fit your agenda.

Turn-based strategic infiltration.

In this game every action you take matters on a global scale. When you enter a new nation, you’ll be alone with just a headquarters at your disposal and minimal information. Slowly, you will send your tendrils throughout the region uncovering who are the influential and how much power they truly wield. You’ll discover their traits and personalities, earning an understanding of their weaknesses and how to best convert them to your side.

Reshape society’s network!

More importantly, you’ll discover who they are connected to, and thus person by person, you shall take over the whole elite. Having a strong interconnected network is the key to success, but the bigger you get the more visible you are and this could lead to your demise. Manage your network, cutting and creating connections, to ensure you act from the shadows when the time is right.

Customize your unit’s abilities to match your grand plan!

Evolve your organization

The world will be difficult to conquer without growth and adaptation. As you capture new units, you can change their abilities, unlocking new traits and adapting to the necessities of the shadow war. Throughout your campaign for world domination, you’ll be able to build your organization with unique traits. Tailor your society and its pawns to fit your grand plan. Conquer the world and you’ll be able to unlock different factions such as the Masons and the Templars, with different strengths and weaknesses!

Convert the elite to your cause

Fight for global supremacy

As your organization grows and becomes more visible on the global scale the challenges you face will increase. The world’s countries will unite against you and you will face off against rival organizations. Choose wisely which region to infiltrate first, as they will provide different bonuses, but also present different challenges. Each region will offer a distinct play experience with its procedurally generated networks. As time moves forward the regions will acquire unique modifiers to increase the difficulty and diversity of the maps you play on. It might well be worth the risk, however, as nations you take over become yours to command, unlocking new powerful abilities. Be it a person or a country, they shall all become like pawns before you!

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(Kickstarter|Game Demo)

The characters and plot mechanics haven’t changed as much in 10 years as you would think! Rather, everyone was aged-up and plotlines as well as character interactions became more mature, involved, and nuanced than before. There is still a large cast of characters, and the origins behind the outbreak have remained largely the same, with additional scientific research making the scenario as realistic as feasibly possible. 

ApoYume is driven by the ability to play from the POV of twins – each twin has a unique experience and lease on life, as they have drastically different personalities and ways they process their emotions. Mikuru, the female protagonist, is the first twin whose head you get inside of. Her dream predicting the end of the world is what spurs this adventure in the first place, and she acts as the catalyst for the story. Toshiro, the male protagonist, has his own issues with being “different” that he largely keeps to himself, to support his sister and help her navigate through her life…and as you play as him, you will see how that has affected him and his emotional development throughout his life. 

The game will take place over approximately 2 months, and 6 central chapters. The first draft of  writing for the entire game is about 1/4 finished. 

There are 5 possible “final endings”, with several possible LI endings paired with CGs that build off of those. In total, this is over 12 ending variations, the total number ambiguous to not risk spoiling plot. 

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(Itch.io|Kickstarter)

Set in early 17th century, just before the Pirate Golden Age, The Spanish Privateer places you in the shoes of Isabel Carlota de Castilla (but you can just call her Carlota). Carlota is an 18-year-old runaway escaping a marriage forced upon her by her parents. Not able to afford passage on a ship, Carlota offers to work for her voyage aboard Captain Rico’s ship, La Aguja. Captain Rico is a privateer, a pirate with a letter of marque allowing him to attack and capture the enemies of Spain. Carlota soon falls in love with the sea, and challenges herself to become a valuable member of the ship. 

Amidst sword fights, balls, and drunken nights at the tavern, Carlota learns more about her fellow crew members and the world outside Spain. Visits to the archipelago of Azores, cities in the Caribbean and Veracruz, New Spain, teach Carlota about the effects of colonization and make her question her contribution and power aboard the Spanish ship. 

No matter which route you travel down, Carlota must overcome her male crew members’ prejudices, earning their respect with her hard work, determination, and intelligence. 

  • 227K words
  • Three love interests
  • Three Good Endings
  • Seven Bad Endings
  • Six “Alternate” Endings
  • Approximately seven CGs per route
  • Achievements
  • Love, Friendship, and Personality Meters
  • Plenty of Piratey Adventures and Monkey Island Jokes!

GRAY’S CLOSING THOUGHTS CORNER

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Did you see any games that caught your eye?

We’ve finally arrived to October and the spooks are rampant on the blog (or will be soon!), and hopefully we see new releases of Halloween themed visual novels. Especially with Crimson Spires set to come out this month, I am stoked and foaming at the mouth to see this exciting take on a visual novel. I’m an interested in Apocalyptic Dream which you can play a demo for free! The gaming world has gotten more exciting and more enticing, and I can’t wait to see the next set of releases coming soon. 

As always, thanks for stopping by in my corner of the blogosphere, and see you on the gaming side!