Indie game developer, GSE Studios just launched the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming dark fantasy amare visual novel, Keepers of Astraela. The team debuted with the game Heart & Soul, a Greek mythology otome visual novel that follows the myth of Psyche and Eros.
Their latest project Keepers of Astraela is inspired by the book ‘Vision‘ by Wrenna Stone, which follows a writer whose characters come to life. The Keepers of Astraela base game is set for a fall 2024 release.
Hong Kong based indie developer, Ricelovecoffee launched the Kickstarter for their upcoming yandere otome mystery game, Heart Cage on September 15th. So I had to check out the demo for the game and y’all it was a wild ride!
A few weeks ago, I played through the demo over on my Twitch channel and I was not ready for these yandere boys 👀 In case you missed the stream, you can still check out all the thirsty moments in the VOD over on my YouTube channel!
This past Sunday, yuri game development team, Studio Élan announced some exciting upcoming Sapphic visual novels during Élan Festival 2023 hosted by their adorable mascot, Melanie (voiced by Madeline Dorroh)! This is an annual showcase current and upcoming projects from Élan and their publishing wing Bellhouse and trust there is a lot to talk about! So, let’s check out all the announcements from Élan Festival 2023!
Publisher Fruitbat Factory announced last week that they will be releasing Kenkou Land’s dark mystery visual novel, MAMIYA: DoomsDay Dreams on Steam on November 21, 2023! This will serve as the final chapter of 2021’s MAMIYA – A Shared Illusion of the World’s End, bringing the dramatic tale to a close. MAMIYA follows a group of young men struggling against existential dread before the end of the world.
Indie developer Sundew Studios announced earlier this week that their cozy witchy life sim is coming to Nintendo Switch and XBOX on October 19th! First released on PC in 2022, this hilarious, cozy game will now be available for gamers on console!
Don’t get kicked out of training in this witchy narrative sim! Grow ingredients and craft spells to help the village of Flora prepare for the harvest festival (or not). Make some friends, and get a date (or not). Figure out your life (or not). Growing up is hard, OK?
Every Saturday over on my Twitch channel I play Stardew Valley—and let’s just say things get a bit chaotic. Because of that, my chat has taken to calling it Outta Pocket Valley. During last week’s stream, I may have accidentally cheated on my husband, Alex with my first love, Shane.
In case you missed the stream, you can still check out the VOD on my Twitch channel or you you can watch this highlight of the whole sordid ordeal, over on my YouTube channel!
Hong Kong based indie developer, Ricelovecoffee just launched the Kickstarter for their upcoming yandere otome mystery game, Heart Cage. The team originally released a fully voiced demo for Heart Cage as part of Otome Jam 2023.
Yandere x Otome x Mystery A mystery Otome game with all yandere love interest, play as a detective and find out the truth! This is a planned 18+ game, with a tentative release date of Q2 2025.
Update 9/12: Indie studio, Harlevin has relaunched the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming 18+ amare visual novel, Celestial Crowns. The team launched their first crowd funding campaign in May 2023, however, they failed to make their initial campaign goal. They have relaunched with a new goal of $10,000 USD which they hope to meet by the campaign end date, October 12, 2023.
Customize your Monarch and romance 3 love interests in this fantasy tale about powerful kingdoms and ancient magic. How will you rule?
Steam is a treasure trove of hidden gems, but their search feature is absolute trash, so finding anything new can be impossible on the platform. While browsing the Steam Visual Novel Fest listings I discovered the Korean boys love game, Hard to Make a Romantic Cartoon! (순정만화가 너무 어려워) and this game is everything!
College student Yunjae is transported into the body of a side character in a romantic webcomic and forced to fulfill his intended role in the story. But when Yunjae inadvertently changes the story, he must deal with some unexpected consequences… an isekai adventure with a boys love twist~
Indie studio, Galen Games recently launched the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming fantasy otome/RPG Dual Chroma and with it a demo! So of course I had to check it out! Journey alongside the Second Prince of the Galens Empire to unlock ancient secrets in this romantic fantasy adventure with a dark twist.
Also fight alongside the Prince against the forces of darkness. Make the best of your unique skill sets and vanquish enemies in a streamlined, turn-based RPG system integrated into the story.