Indie Spotlight: Infinite Blue

Indie studio, Velvet Fox Games recently launched the Kickstarter campaign for their real-time instant messenger romance 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.

Game Details

  • Genre: Mystery | Indie Otome | Chatroom
  • Tentative Release Date: 2023
  • Where to Play the Demo: Android | iOS
  • Campaign Period: May 17, 2022 to June 16, 2022
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Infinite Blue Demo – First Impressions

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!

Game Details

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Validate: Struggling Singles in Your Area – First Impressions

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!

Game Details

  • Genre: Slice-of-Life | LGBTQ+ | Modern Romance
  • Platforms: Steam, Nintendo Switch, Playstation and Xbox, Itch.io
  • Projected Release Date: August 2022
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Indie Spotlight: The Silent Kingdom (Kickstarter Relaunch) — Blerdy Otome

UPDATE 4/5/22: Indie studio, Lucky Cat has relaunched the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming dark fantasy otome JRPG, The Silent Kingdom. The team launched their first crowd funding campaign in January 2022, however, they failed to make their initial campaign goal. In The Silent kingdom, enjoy a story-driven, otome RPG where the player’s choices set the narrative. Follow the dark tale of a princess who must corrupt her own soul in order to save her kingdom, reaping death and sorrow along the path.

Game Details

  • JRPG | Otome | Dark Fantasy
  • Available on  Steam, PC, Nintendo Switch (proposed)
  • Price: TBA
  • Campaign Period: April 5, 2022 to May 10, 2022
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Melanin Friendly Games – Dot’s Home

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 2D single-player game, Dot’s Home, a collaboration between Rise-Home Stories project and indie teams, Ariel Knights and Weathered Sweater.

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