Although it’s been a PC staple for decades, grand strategy titles have had little impact in the world of mobile gaming. This is where Legends of Fire & Steel comes in, making a brave attempt at bridging the genre for both platforms. Luckily, the team handling this project stems from a variety of backgrounds including mobile titles like Awakening: The golden Age and even Ubisoft’s own Farcry series.
Visual novels have been widely popular lately and yet another one has decided to go the crowdfunding route and just released on Kickstarter. Enter Max’s Big Bust, a buddy cop title with a “gender bender” twist. While most of the visual novels released are of the “otome”, gay, lesbian, harem, etc. variety very few tackle transgender themes. And, for the record, this is being done by one half of the same team that’s been working on Gender Bender DNA Twister Extreme.
Monster hunting is not the faint of heart, especially when you possess no combat abilities and must instead rely on both wit and instinct. Walkerman mixes adventure games with visual novels, asking players to track down and rid the world of supernatural creatures. Continue reading
Several weeks ago I wrote about this game because it caught my eye. The idea of playing a game set in a procedurally generated English dystopian town is just too appealing and I felt compelled to write about it. Right now, Compulsion Games are a week away from finishing their campaign and they’re really close to their initial goal.
What can we say about dreams apart from noting how important they are? Every now and then I find myself having a lot of strange dreams, either they give me closure about stuff I have been struggling with or I just end up dreaming something stupid like being forced to go back to college or secondary school because of some technicality. Charlotte’s Dream will explore that world of dreams.
French philosopher and Nobel Prize winning author once that said life is the sum of all our choices, this seems to Rabbit Syndrome’s theme as its main focus lies on player decision rather than plot or characters. Continue reading
Update: The kickstarter project was canceled by its creator. The reasons for this are as of yet unknown.
Love is a battlefield and no war is more ferocious than that of the college campus. Shanoa is on a quest to find the perfect boyfriend and she never lets trivial aspects like commitment get in her way. For this reason she stars in the aptly name indie visual novel, Boyfriend Stealer.
I’ve noticed that there are lots of visual novels on Kickstarter recently. It’s a genre I’m not really familiar with (I’ve only played the ones that Christine Love made) but I knew that sooner or later I’d write about one. And it seems like I picked an interesting one to write about, The Human Reignition Project seems like a complex and interesting visual novel.
Some weeks ago I talked to you about this game that is being developed by a team of industry veterans that have worked in games like Dead Space or Bioshock Infinite. This explains why the atmosphere in this game is important. With only 8 days to go I figured it was time to do an Ending Soon for this game.
I’ve deleted and rewritten this first paragraph around five times so far because I am a bit stumped. Words fail me when I try to talk about this game, which is something funny when you consider that language and communicating with others is a vital mechanic in this game, although with a twist.