Loveless on Lockdown is a short romance indie visual novel developed by ilyilaice, Marionette, onboroo, and HUMAN PYRAMIDS for the game jam Nanoreno 2021. In the game you play as Mara, a freelance researcher who like many of us is working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is absolutely NOT looking for love, but somehow despite her best efforts it finds her just the same. If you thought dating was hard before imagine dating in the middle of a pandemic…
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Snow Angel is a heartwarming fantasy indie otome game developed by Galen Game for the game jam, Nanoreno 2021. In the game you play as a baker at a local café in a small snow bound town, you enjoy your work and the people you meet, but every so often you can’t help but feel a little lonely. If only there was someone out there just for you, it’s a simple wish, but one from the heart. Suddenly a handsome man appears before you, it seems fate has something special in store for you…
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Note, these are not reviews, rather recommendations so your mileage may vary with some of these titles. This week’s post will include a brief synopsis and links to each game so you can add them to your gaming library! You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy your hobbies, so save a little bread and check out this week’s thrifty gaming picks!
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A Pinch of Magic is a modern fantasy indie otome game developed by Crystal Game Works for the game jam, Nanoreno 2021. I’ve played a few Crystal Game Works visual novels before and I am always impressed with the creative stories and characters they create (even if the execution is a bit hit or miss), so I was definitely curious to see what the team had in store for us with A Pinch of Magic. In the game you play as Varsha/Varshan a witch tasked with saving their grandmother’s failing coffee shop. Armed only with your magic and a can do attitude it’ll take some serious work to save the family business—lucky for you there are two acquaintances waiting in the wings to lend a helping hand.
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A Forsaken Place is a dark fantasy indie otome game developed by LegendEx Games for the game jam, Nanoreno 2021. In the game you play as a Titania, a mage descended from one of the greatest enchantresses the world has ever known. But unlike her famous ancestor, Titania’s powers are average at best and she comes up with a plan to summon the Demon Prince, Asmodeus in hopes that he will teach her more about the dark arts. What’s the worst that could happen?
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