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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Nanoreno 2022 Games You Should Play

Hey Blerdy Tribe, NaNoRenO 2022 has come and gone and this year there were a total of 185 submissions! For those of you not familiar with NaNoRenO, its an annual month-long game jam held from early March to early April, in which developers are challenged to make a visual novel from start to finish. Each year newbie and veteran devs alike put their skills to the test to create their own unique projects–and over the years I have seen some phenomenal games come out of the jam! There are a ton of phenomenal games to play, and I definitely recommend searching through them all when you have the chance–but for today’s post I’ve compiled a list of the games that caught my eye from among the NaNoRenO 2022 submissions!

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JACK JEANNE is getting an English Localization

By now most of you have heard the good news: We’re getting another surprise otome localization! During the JACK JEANNE anniversary livestream, Broccoli announced that they are planning to release Jack Jeanne for the Nintendo Switch in both English and Traditional Chinese! The news was further confirmed by a tweet from the official Jack Jeanne twitter account, though an official release date has not been announced. There have been rumors about a possible English language release for awhile now and to have it finally confirmed is huge news!!

Game Details

  • Genre: Otome | Rhythm | Stats-Raising
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Release Date: 3/2021 (JP) | TBD (EN)
  • Developer: Broccoli
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10 BL Manga Series You Should Be Reading

If you’ve been following my socials, you already know that after gaming my biggest obsession is manga, specifically BL manga. My Instagram is pretty much just pictures of all the manga I buy, and at last count I own over 550 volumes of manga, with about half of them being boys love titles. So I figured, I should make use of my obsession by curating a list of BL manga titles I think you should be reading!

All of these titles are available in English, either digitally or in print–no non-licensed titles–and are among some of my favorites.

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5 Reason You Should Play Variable Barricade

Hey Blerdy Tribe, it’s another wonderful otome release day! This time around we are celebrating the release of 2022’s most anticipated otome game, Variable Barricade! Wealthy heiress, Hibari Tojo absolutely does not want to get married. But, fate has other plans for her when her eccentric grandfather saddles her with four handsome (and problematic) suitor. Her beaus include, a walking debt generator, a suspected gambling addict, a kept-man, and a man alleged to have participated in marriage fraudone has to wonder what her grandfather is thinking?!

As her suitors try to win her hand by any means necessary, Hibari endures endless everyday trials and temptations. Despite their shady pasts, the more time she spends with them, the more she wonders if there is more to these men than meets the eye…

This is one of the most fun games of the year and if you’re still on the fence about picking up a copy of the game for yourself, here are five reasons you should play Variable Barricade!

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