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!
ValiDate: Struggling Singles in Your Area is a romantic visual novel about 13 adults in Jercy City navigating new relationships and the harsh realities that come alongside them. I’ve talked about this game a few times; Veritable Joy’s dedication to including authentic BIPOC and LGBTQ+ representation in Validate definitely caught my attention. So, I am super happy that the team gave me a sneak peek at the demo before its public debut!
Genre: Slice-of-Life | LGBTQ+ | Modern Romance
Platforms: Steam, Nintendo Switch, Playstation and Xbox, Itch.io
We all fell in love with GB Patch’s emotional and heartwarming visual novel, Our Life: Beginnings and Always now the team is back with a brand new game, Our Life: Now and Forever. Begin your life anew in this second installment to the lovingly nostalgic “Our Life” series. This time around, you and your mother are the newest residents of a close-knit cul-de-sac in the quaint mountain town. Make your own path through life as you grow from childhood to adulthood with your two closest neighbors. Even in the chilly autumn weather, it’ll be a truly heartwarming time.
Genre: Slice-of-Life | Life Simulator | Heartwarming
Heart Sigil Elchemia is an upcoming fantasy indie otome game developed by ShibaList. Set within the same world as their Otome Jam submission Yrsa Major this brand new adventure takes players deeper into the world of Elesse, a place where alchemists and elemental beings live and work side by side. When strange occurrences threaten the balance, travelling alchemist Risu is called upon to uncover the truth.
Snail Story: Love Edition is an upcoming visual novel developed by Squish Potato that let’s players date human/snail hybrids (yes you read that right snail people). Follow our heroine, Ms. Escargot, a snail person living in Shelltown as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she learns what it truly means to be a snail, and maybe find love along the way.