Indie Spotlight – Belle Automata

Hey  Blerdy Tribe!! There’s a brand new Kickstarter campaign for the Jellyfish Parade’s latest title, Belle Automata that needs our support! Belle Automata is an upcoming sci-fi fantasy visual novel developed by Jellyfish Parade. This is the team’s most ambitious project to date following Aureve an android who finds her life turned upside-down when she is sold to a mysterious benefactor.

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First Impressions: The Inn Between BL Demo Review

The Inn Between is an upcoming modern fantasy boys’ love visual novel developed by Australian based indie developer Cats on a Lilypad Studios. Drawing inspiration from Japanese mythology, The Inn Between tells the story of Myka Riley, a recent university graduate who finds himself drawn into a fantasy world that may have the answers he needs to uncover the truth about his hazy childhood.

Game Details

  • Fantasy | Boys Love | Supernatural
  • Demo Length: 2 hours
  • Where to Play: itch.io | Steam
  • Fully Voiced in English
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Indie Spotlight – Twin Coves

Hey  Blerdy Tribe!! There’s a brand new Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming paranormal mystery visual novel Twin Coves from newbie indie team Wisteria Games, that I just had to share with you all! Twin Coves is a paranormal romance meets murder mystery set in the seaside town of Twin Coves. Step into the shoes of a newbie PI as they investigate a series of supernatural murders plaguing their small seaside hometown. 

 

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First Impressions – Gilded Shadows Demo Review

Gilded Shadows is an upcoming cyberpunk fantasy visual novel developed by Steamberry Studios. This is the second project from the Australian based indie team and promises to be their most ambitious title to date, with it’s expansive cast of dynamic characters and immersive worldbuilding that borrows elements from the cyberpunk and solarpunk genres. Follow Morgan Leone, a young Esper with extraordinary abilities as she navigates the complex social hierarchy her homeworld and the factions that seek to use her powers for their own gain.

Game Details

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Indie Spotlight – Peachleaf Valley Seeds Of Love

Hey  Blerdy Tribe!! As always I am taking something old and giving it a fresh coat of paint–I’m bringing back my crowdfunding support post series, that will thus forward be known as Indie Spotlight. And what better game to kick things off with than Great Gretuski’s upcoming farming inspired indie otome, Peachleaf Valley – Seed of Love that just launched on Kickstarter

Great Gretuski are the folks behind the super fun fantasy otome game, Love Spell: Written in the Stars and now they’re trying their hand at something a bit different, drawing inspiration from games like “Harvest Moon”, “Stardew Valley” and “Story of Seasons” to give a whole new adventure! So let’s take at some of the awesome features coming our way in the game when it’s released next year!

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Melanin Friendly Games – ValiDate: Struggling Singles in Your Area

Hey  Blerdy Tribe!! It’s Monday once again and I want to kick off the week with some melanin friendly games! If this is your first time here at Blerdy Otome, welcome!

Every Monday I spotlight video games that focus on stories surrounding more diverse casts of characters—for folks like me looking for a bit more representation in their games. Video games are for everyone, so shouldn’t their stories and characters be just as diverse as the people that play them? So I created this series to celebrate games that strive to tell much more diverse stories centering on Black and Brown individuals. But, I welcome all diversity and the series has expanded to include games featuring LGBTQIA rep and characters from other underrepresented groups.

So, if you’re interested in seeing previous Melanin Friendly Games posts, click HEREThis week, I’m spotlighting the upcoming romance visual novel, ValiDate: Struggling Singles in Your Area, from Veritable Joy.

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First Impressions: No Honour Among Thieves Demo Review

No Honour Among Thieves is an upcoming LGBT crime-thriller visual novel developed by Tris Ravens—the project was on Kickstarter, however the team working on it was unable to reach their funding goal by the campaigns conclusion. Though, there are still plans to continue working on the project! 

“Be gay, do crimes, break hearts and ruin lives” is a fitting tagline for No Honour Among Thieves, a gritty crime thriller/romance visual novel that takes players on a deep dive in to the less than savory underworld as you attempt to pull off the biggest con of your life! 

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Melanin Friendly Games – Spirit Swap

Hey  Blerdy Tribe!! It’s Monday once again and I want to kick off the week with some melanin friendly games! If this is your first time here at Blerdy Otome, welcome!

Every Monday I spotlight video games that focus on stories surrounding more diverse casts of characters—for folks like me looking for a bit more representation in their games. Video games are for everyone, so shouldn’t their stories and characters be just as diverse as the people that play them? So I created this series to celebrate games that strive to tell much more diverse stories centering on Black and Brown individuals. But, I welcome all diversity and the series has expanded to include games featuring LGBTQIA rep and characters from other underrepresented groups.

So, if you’re interested in seeing previous Melanin Friendly Games posts, click HEREThis week, I’m spotlighting the upcoming match-3 game, Spirit Swap, from Soft Not Weak.

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First Impressions – The Radiants Indie Otome Demo

The Radiants is an upcoming urban fantasy indie otome game developed by Rose Arcana Games. The game blends together some light stats raising with the narrative storytelling of a visual novel. Follow Emmalyn, a normal college student who finds her life turned upside-down when she is unwittingly chosen to be the next oracle to the Radiant Council. Now she must enroll in Serenvale Academy—a magical school that will train her to use her new abilities.

Game Details

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Melanin Friendly Games – The Sky Left Us

Hey  Blerdy Tribe!! It’s Monday once again and I want to kick off the week with some melanin friendly games! If this is your first time here at Blerdy Otome, welcome!

Every Monday I spotlight video games that focus on stories surrounding more diverse casts of characters—for folks like me looking for a bit more representation in their games. Video games are for everyone, so shouldn’t their stories and characters be just as diverse as the people that play them? So I created this series to celebrate games that strive to tell much more diverse stories centering on Black and Brown individuals. But, I welcome all diversity and the series has expanded to include games featuring LGBTQIA rep and characters from other underrepresented groups.

So, if you’re interested in seeing previous melanin friendly games posts, click HEREThis week, I’m spotlighting the sci-fi visual novel, The Sky Left Us, from Ratworm Games.

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