5 Reasons You Should Play Lover Pretend

The release of Lover Pretend is right around the corner and if you’re looking for a cute, lighthearted otome game, you are definitely going to want to give this a go! Aspiring scriptwriter, Chiyuki dreams of breaking into the industry and one day finding her father. When she lands a job as an assistant on the set of a major film she takes one step closer to realizing her personal and career aspirations. As she searches for information about her father a twist of fate has her crossing paths with four men who may have the answers she need. And through a twist of fate she finds herself entangled in a pretend relationship with one of them?! This is a pretend love role, not true love. Can Chiyuki create a script about fake lovers, while not knowing anything about falling in love herself?

Lover Pretend is set to release on December 1, 2022. But, if you’re still on the fence about picking up the latest Aksys Games otome localization, I have five reasons I think you should totally play Lover Pretend!

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5 Reasons You Should Play Paradigm Paradox

We are two weeks out from the release of Otomate’s sci-fi otome game, Paradigm Paradox! I know it has pretty mixed views from otome gamers, but you have to admit it has a pretty interesting premise. The heroine, Yuuki is recruited to join a magical girl superhero group and fight against monsters called Vectors. Only, her cute teammates are actually the school hotties?! Kind of a what if I could date the Sailor Stars situation.

Thanks to our friends at Aksys Games I was able to play Paradigm Paradox and there is a lot to love about the game. So, for those of you still on the fence, here are 5 reasons I think Paradigm Paradox is worth picking up on October 27th!

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Games You Should Know About From The Game Devs of Color Expo 2022

From September 15-18 the 7th annual Game Devs of Color Expo took place, featuring panels, talks, and game showcases featuring creators of color in the gaming industry. This weekend long event was created to uplift and amplify the voices of diverse creators while also giving them a chance to connect with other creators.

As part of the conference GDoC Expo hosts, Gradient Convergent, an event that showcases games and demos from diverse creators. Of course I needed to check it out and I was impressed by the titles included in the event. I absolutely encourage you to check out the full list when you have the chance! But, for now here are some of the games that caught my eye!

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Boys Love Visual Novels You Need to Play

It’s no secret that I am a lover of boys love media and on this sacred day, I wanted to spotlight some of the boys love visual novels you absolutely need to play. So if you consider yourself a fujoshi, fudanshi, or fujin, you do not want to miss out on these visual novels!

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Games I’m Most Excited About From Wholesome Games Direct 2022

The Wholesome Direct 2022 showcase dropped this past weekend and with it a whole host of upcoming indie games! This year I participated as one of the Wholesome Games content creator partners by co-streaming the event on my Twitch channel, and y’all I was blown away by all the amazing games on the horizon! But, just in case you missed my live reactions, here are some of the games that I am most excited for from the Wholesome Direct 2022!

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Cozy Games to Curl Up with this Weekend (or Whenever)

As we navigate the demands of our everyday lives, most of us are looking for ways to relax and unwind. Between the hustle and bustle of modern living, it can be hard to set aside time for self care. But, its important to take a few moments for yourself. And what better way to relax than with some cozy games.

In an industry full of intense competitive games, sometimes gamers are looking for something chill to lose themselves in. So I’ve compiled a list of relaxing cozy games you can curl up with during your day.

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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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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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Otome Games You Can Play on Your PC

The Nintendo Switch has become the definitive otome hub after the “death” of the PS Vita. Many of the bigger otome publishers like Aksys Games and Idea Factory are releasing their otome localizations exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. But, despite it’s popularity, there are still a lot of gamers who have yet to invest in the console–but does that mean they should miss out on the most recent otome boom in the West? Heck no!

While the majority of games are inevitably going to make their way to the Nintendo Switch, there are still a lot of great otome releases that also have PC releases! Blerdy Otome has you covered, with this list of otome games you can play on your PC!

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Manga Recommendations for Otome Game Lovers

It’s no secret that I love manga just as much if not more than otome games—I have the bank statements to prove it. But, when I’m not romancing 2D hotties on my Switch you can usually find me curled up on my couch with a manga or two. I read a lot of manga and played a lot of otome games over the years and I’ve noticed a few similarities between the two mediums. Of course my tastes are over the place: action, horror, romance, slice-of-life… I’ll give just about anything a try at least once.

Otome games are story-based visual novels aimed at women, where the goal is to romance your own personal harem of love interests.

Short description of otome games

So, while I was looking at my latest manga TBR, it got me thinking, what are some manga titles that I’d recommend to otome fans, and thus this post was born. All of the manga on this list are available in English (either digitally or in print)!

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