Aeterna: Rubra Plena Demo Review – First Impressions

Aeterna: Rubra Plena is a magicpunk indie otome game developed by newbie indie studio, Quantum Velvet. The game is set in the world of Thealia, in a magicpunk universe with Persian undertones. You play a beautiful young noblewoman dealing with her current and past experiences while finding love. For their first project, Aeterna: Rubra Plena is visually stunning!

Game Details

  • Romance | Fantasy | Drama
  • Price: TBA
  • Where to Play: itch.io
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Indie Spotlight: The Good People (Na Daoine Maithe)

Indie studio, Moirai Myths Inc., just dropped the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming fantasy romance visual novel, The Good People (Na Daoine Maithe). The Good People is a lore-rich, choice-driven LGBTQIA visual novel inspired by Irish mythology and Celtic folklore. 

Game Details

  • Fantasy | LGBTQIA | Romance
  • Available on Windows & Mac | Steam
  • Price: TBA
  • Tentative Release: 2026
  • Campaign Period: January 1, 2023 to January 31, 2023
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Touchstarved: A new monstrous Visual Novel from Red Spring Studio

TOUCHSTARVED is a gothic horror romance visual novel and debut game from Red Spring Studio: a small indie team made up of veteran game developers from Riot Games, Nix Hydra, Bungie, and more. The game will be crowdfunded via Kickstarter in Spring 2023 for release on PC and Mac.

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Love Shore (Early Access) Demo Review – First Impressions

Set in the cyberpunk city of Love Shore, Sam and Farah attempt to navigate the monstrous underworld in hopes of uncovering the means of saving their friends. Love Shore is a visual novel cyberpunk noir featuring an entirely LGBT+ cast. With 8 unique romanceable characters and routes, multiple endings and packed with action and thrills.

Game Details

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Indie Spotlight: Guilded Hearts

Indie studio, Gallium Games, a subsidiary of Argent Games just dropped the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming slice-of-life boys love game, Guilded Hearts. I’ve found love on a Discord server, in fantasy worlds, and now in Guilded Hearts you can find romance through an MMO game!

Game Details

  • Boys Love | Slice-of-Life | Romance
  • Available on Windows, Mac, Linux | Steam | Android
  • Price: TBA
  • Tentative Release: Q1 2023
  • Campaign Period: October 15, 2022 to November 14, 2022
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Indie Spotlight – Salvus: Aries

Indie dev, Rosemilk Studio recently launched the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming indie otome game, Salvus: Aries. Salvus Aries is a mature slice of death and adventure fantasy otome visual novel that begins at the bad ending. It definitely gives me the same vibes as Even if Tempest, more of a dark fantasy story through a more mature lens.

Game Details

  • Mature | Fantasy | Romance
  • Available on Itch.io | Steam | Nintendo Switch (tentative)
  • Price: TBA
  • Tentative Release: TBA
  • Campaign Period: October 10, 2022 to November 9, 2022
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Indie Spotlight: Untold Atlas

Indie dev, Nochi Studios recently launched the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming mobile romance game, Untold Atlas! This expedition adventure themed game will be the team’s third title to date and features a brand new story and character to fall in love with! Join Riya Cross on an expedition with their crew to explore a mysterious island that resurfaced from the depths of the sea and discover the truth of the island’s ancient technology while diving into their own adventure and romances along the way. If you’d like to see my thoughts on the demo, check out the VOD of my playthrough on Twitch.

Game Details

  • Adventure | Fantasy | Romance
  • Available on Android and iOS
  • Price: TBA
  • Tentative Release: May 2023
  • Campaign Period: September 27, 2022 to October 25, 2022
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Indie Spotlight: Dreambound

Indie dev, Two and a Half Studios recently launched the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming mystery boys love visual novel, Dreambound! I played the demo for this game a few months back and I am in love with this concept. Dreambound, is a compelling character driven story told through the lens of both the past and the present, to uncover an intriguing mystery. Follow Noah, a withdrawn artist with the ability to enter dreams in the flesh as he tries to piece together the fragments of his life.

Game Details

  • Mystery | Urban Fantasy | Boys Love
  • Available on  Steam, Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Price: TBA
  • Tentative Release: TBD 2024
  • Campaign Period: August 31, 2022 to October 13, 2022
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Two New Announcements from First Bite Games

Hey Blerdy Tribe! Indie dev studio First Bite Games, the folks behind the tantalizingly addictive 18+ LGBTQ+ vampire VN, hosted a panel at Gayming LIVE! At the panel the team made TWO big announcements: First Bite DLC and a NEW Title!!

So you think you’re above the law because you’re undead and have perfect hair? Think again. In FIRST BITE: BAD BLOOD, begin your life as a creature of the night and discover that being a vampire isn’t just all great sex and free meals. 🩸

First Bite Games are thrilled to announce an upcoming DLC for First Bite, an LGBTQ+ dark comedy visual novel, coming early 2023.

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Indie Spotlight – Garden of Seif: Chronicles of an Assassin

Hey Blerdy Tribe, I’ve got another Indie Spotlight! This time around, indie dev, Foxdrift Studios launched a Kickstarter for their upcoming dark fantasy indie otome game, Garden of Seif! As always I’m late, and the campaign is in its final days, but they are super close to their goal and I think we can give them the push they need! Besides, who doesn’t wanna try dating assassins?

Play as an assassin navigating a world of danger, adventure, and romance, and a meddlesome fairy godmother. Will you play with evil intentions or will you forge genuine alliances?

Game Details

  • Indie Otome | Dark Fantasy | Romance
  • Available on  Steam, Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Price: TBA
  • Tentative Release: April 2023
  • Campaign Period: July 26, 2022 to August 25, 2022
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