SEASON: A Letter to the Future Game Review

SEASON: A Letter to the Future is a beautiful narrative adventure game developed by Scavenger Studio. Leave home for the first time to collect memories before a mysterious cataclysm washes everything away. Ride, record, meet people, and unravel the strange world around you. Immerse yourself in the world of Season, a third-person meditative exploration game.

Game Details

  • Adventure | Exploration | Narrative
  • Developer & Publisher: Scavengers Studio
  • Price: $24.99
  • Where to Play: Playstation | Steam | Epic Games
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A Space for the Unbound Game Review

A Space for the Unbound is a slice-of-life adventure game developed by Mojiken Studio and published by Toge Productions. Enjoy beautiful pixel art as you explore a 90’s rural Indonesian town, uncover its secrets, use supernatural powers to dive into people’s hearts, and pet cats. Follow Atma and Raya on a journey of self-discovery at the end of their high school years while facing the end of the world.

Game Details

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Aeterna: Rubra Plena Demo Review – First Impressions

Aeterna: Rubra Plena is a magicpunk indie otome game developed by newbie indie studio, Quantum Velvet. The game is set in the world of Thealia, in a magicpunk universe with Persian undertones. You play a beautiful young noblewoman dealing with her current and past experiences while finding love. For their first project, Aeterna: Rubra Plena is visually stunning!

Game Details

  • Romance | Fantasy | Drama
  • Price: TBA
  • Where to Play: itch.io
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Indie Spotlight: The Good People (Na Daoine Maithe)

Indie studio, Moirai Myths Inc., just dropped the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming fantasy romance visual novel, The Good People (Na Daoine Maithe). The Good People is a lore-rich, choice-driven LGBTQIA visual novel inspired by Irish mythology and Celtic folklore. 

Game Details

  • Fantasy | LGBTQIA | Romance
  • Available on Windows & Mac | Steam
  • Price: TBA
  • Tentative Release: 2026
  • Campaign Period: January 1, 2023 to January 31, 2023
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Touchstarved: A new monstrous Visual Novel from Red Spring Studio

TOUCHSTARVED is a gothic horror romance visual novel and debut game from Red Spring Studio: a small indie team made up of veteran game developers from Riot Games, Nix Hydra, Bungie, and more. The game will be crowdfunded via Kickstarter in Spring 2023 for release on PC and Mac.

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Love Shore (Early Access) Demo Review – First Impressions

Set in the cyberpunk city of Love Shore, Sam and Farah attempt to navigate the monstrous underworld in hopes of uncovering the means of saving their friends. Love Shore is a visual novel cyberpunk noir featuring an entirely LGBT+ cast. With 8 unique romanceable characters and routes, multiple endings and packed with action and thrills.

Game Details

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Indie Spotlight: Guilded Hearts

Indie studio, Gallium Games, a subsidiary of Argent Games just dropped the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming slice-of-life boys love game, Guilded Hearts. I’ve found love on a Discord server, in fantasy worlds, and now in Guilded Hearts you can find romance through an MMO game!

Game Details

  • Boys Love | Slice-of-Life | Romance
  • Available on Windows, Mac, Linux | Steam | Android
  • Price: TBA
  • Tentative Release: Q1 2023
  • Campaign Period: October 15, 2022 to November 14, 2022
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Indie Spotlight – Salvus: Aries

Indie dev, Rosemilk Studio recently launched the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming indie otome game, Salvus: Aries. Salvus Aries is a mature slice of death and adventure fantasy otome visual novel that begins at the bad ending. It definitely gives me the same vibes as Even if Tempest, more of a dark fantasy story through a more mature lens.

Game Details

  • Mature | Fantasy | Romance
  • Available on Itch.io | Steam | Nintendo Switch (tentative)
  • Price: TBA
  • Tentative Release: TBA
  • Campaign Period: October 10, 2022 to November 9, 2022
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Indie Spotlight: Untold Atlas

Indie dev, Nochi Studios recently launched the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming mobile romance game, Untold Atlas! This expedition adventure themed game will be the team’s third title to date and features a brand new story and character to fall in love with! Join Riya Cross on an expedition with their crew to explore a mysterious island that resurfaced from the depths of the sea and discover the truth of the island’s ancient technology while diving into their own adventure and romances along the way. If you’d like to see my thoughts on the demo, check out the VOD of my playthrough on Twitch.

Game Details

  • Adventure | Fantasy | Romance
  • Available on Android and iOS
  • Price: TBA
  • Tentative Release: May 2023
  • Campaign Period: September 27, 2022 to October 25, 2022
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Indie Spotlight: Dreambound

Indie dev, Two and a Half Studios recently launched the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming mystery boys love visual novel, Dreambound! I played the demo for this game a few months back and I am in love with this concept. Dreambound, is a compelling character driven story told through the lens of both the past and the present, to uncover an intriguing mystery. Follow Noah, a withdrawn artist with the ability to enter dreams in the flesh as he tries to piece together the fragments of his life.

Game Details

  • Mystery | Urban Fantasy | Boys Love
  • Available on  Steam, Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Price: TBA
  • Tentative Release: TBD 2024
  • Campaign Period: August 31, 2022 to October 13, 2022
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