Dreambound (Early Access) BL Demo Review

Fresh off the release of their fantasy BL visual novel, The Divine Speaker, indie developer Two and a Half Studios is back to bless boys love gamers with another new story! Today, the team dropped the demo for their upcoming game, Dreambound. Follow introverted artist Noah, who has long since given up on life. Soon a series of mysterious murders forces him to confront the demons in his past in order to finally move on with his life. Thanks to the awesome folks at Two and a Half Studios Blerdy Otome was able to get an early look at the demo before the official release! So, here are my thoughts on the demo so far!

Game Details

  • Drama | Boys Love | Mystery
  • Price: $24.99 (Full Game)
  • Rating: 15+
  • Where to Play: itch.io | Steam
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Eye Can See You (Otome Jam 2022) Review

Eye Can See You is an indie otome horror game that follows a girl with psychic abilities that allows her to see spirits. As she enters a new school, she finds spirits residing in her school and makes it her goal to help them fulfill their deeds. But there is evil lurking in the shadows with its own agenda. This is the first project from indie studio Gongon Studios for Otome Jam 2022!

Game Details

  • Indie Otome | Fantasy | Horror
  • Price: Name Your Own Price
  • Where to Play: itch.io
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Indie Spotlight: Infinite Blue

Indie studio, Velvet Fox Games recently launched the Kickstarter campaign for their real-time instant messenger romance game, Infinite Blue! In the game, you as the player, along with six strangers, have a messenger app mysteriously downloaded onto your phones. In the course of 10 real-time days, you will have the opportunity to grow close to these strangers, chat with them on the messenger, and learn why the app was installed.

Game Details

  • Genre: Mystery | Indie Otome | Chatroom
  • Tentative Release Date: 2023
  • Where to Play the Demo: Android | iOS
  • Campaign Period: May 17, 2022 to June 16, 2022
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How to Sing to Open to Your Heart Remastered Review

The third game in Roseverte Games’ the Story of Eroolia series, How to Sing Open Your Heart (HTSTOYH) has been is now available in a definitive remastered edition. HTSTOYH is a cute fantasy visual novel that follows cat-eared princess, Myana as she attempts to bridge the gap between her people (the luccretia) and the citizens of Eroolia with her song.

Game Details

  • Genre: Fantasy | Adventure | Romance
  • Developer: Roseverte Games
  • Where to Get the Game: Steam | itch.io
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Infinite Blue Demo – First Impressions

Indie studio Velvet Fox Games just dropped the demo for their instant messenger otome game, Infinite Blue. In the game, you as the player, along with six strangers, have a messenger app mysteriously downloaded onto your phones. In the course of 10 real-time days, you will have the opportunity to grow close to these strangers, chat with them on the messenger, and learn why the app was installed. The lovely Velvet Fox team was kind enough to give me an early look at the demo before the official release and I am excited to share my thoughts!

Game Details

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Indie Spotlight: The Silent Kingdom (Kickstarter Relaunch) — Blerdy Otome

UPDATE 4/5/22: Indie studio, Lucky Cat has relaunched the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming dark fantasy otome JRPG, The Silent Kingdom. The team launched their first crowd funding campaign in January 2022, however, they failed to make their initial campaign goal. In The Silent kingdom, enjoy a story-driven, otome RPG where the player’s choices set the narrative. Follow the dark tale of a princess who must corrupt her own soul in order to save her kingdom, reaping death and sorrow along the path.

Game Details

  • JRPG | Otome | Dark Fantasy
  • Available on  Steam, PC, Nintendo Switch (proposed)
  • Price: TBA
  • Campaign Period: April 5, 2022 to May 10, 2022
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The Divine Speaker – First Impressions

After much anticipation, indie studio Two and a Half just dropped their 18+ fantasy boys love visual novel, The Divine Speaker! I have been following this project for awhile now and I am impressed by this imaginative experience! Follow orphan, Raen as he embarks on a magical adventure after being expelled from his home. Along the way he will will uncover truths that change the way he sees the world and himself. Mysteries, magic, fantasy and more await you in this grand tale of fate, and how each person defies it.

Game Details

  • Fantasy | Boys Love | Adventure
  • Price: $29.99
  • ESRB: M (18+) (explicit, uncensored adult content)
  • Where to Play: itch.io | Steam
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Indie Spotlight: The Symbiant 18+ BL VN

Indie studio, HeartCore Dev recently launched the Kickstarter campaign for their second upcoming BL visual novel, The Symbiant. The game is a story-rich and erotic visual novel (with PG-13 version supported) about two adult men, both from vastly different worlds, embracing their sexuality and their newfound romance. It is also a tale of interstellar friendship and being gay in space!

Game Details

  • Boys Love | Sci-fi | 18+ (with an optional SFW version)
  • Available on  Steam, Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android
  • Price: TBA
  • Campaign Period: March 15, 2022 to April 14, 2022
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Indie Spotlight: Salty Hounds — Blerdy Otome

UPDATE 3/22/22: Indie studio, Topping Palette has relaunched the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming open-world bodyguard dating RPG, Salty Hounds. The team launched their first crowd funding campaign back in 2021, however, they canceled the KS early to take more time to rework the game and concept. In Salty Hound, enjoy a life full of romance in an open-world metropolis. Manage a security agency and romance its handsome bodyguards!

Game Details

  • Dating Sim | Open World RPG | Romance
  • Available on  Steam, Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS
  • Price: TBA
  • Campaign Period: March 22, 2022 to April 23, 2022

UPDATE 3/22/22: Indie studio, Topping Palette has relaunched the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming open-world bodyguard dating RPG, Salty Hounds. The team launched their first crowd funding campaign back in 2021, however, they canceled the KS early to take more time to rework the game and concept. In Salty Hound, enjoy a life full of […]

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NIGHT/SHADE: You’re the Drug – BL Game Review

NIGHT/SHADE is an indie 18+ futuristic thriller, boys love visual novel developed by Thrill Switch Games. I played the demo last year during the Kickstarter campaign and I fell in love with the story and characters, which definitely gave me some Dramatical Murder vibes. Follow Sasha, a drug dealer who finds himself in the middle of a power struggle between two dangerous and powerful crime syndicates.

Game Details

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