A Kiss From Death is a mystery fantasy indie visual novel developed by Gongon Studio, the team behind the horror otome, Eye Can See You. On the day of her father’s funeral, Lucinda meets and befriends a strange child and though their encounter is short, they leave a big impression. Years later she meets her old friend again, but with their reunion, Lucinda learns that they might be harboring unsettling secrets that could change her life forever.
The third game in Roseverte Games’ the Story of Eroolia series, How to Sing Open Your Heart (HTSTOYH) has been is now available in a definitive remastered edition. HTSTOYH is a cute fantasy visual novel that follows cat-eared princess, Myana as she attempts to bridge the gap between her people (the luccretia) and the citizens of Eroolia with her song.
Deliver Us From Evil is a gothic amare visual novel developed by Galen Games, for Otome Jam 2021. Follow Ariel, an angel as she investigates the truth behind dark events taking place on Earth. Along the way she will enlist the aid of three attractive companions to help her with her heavenly mission. Thanks to the amazing team at Galen Games, I had the chance to check out the game and the additional DLC and I am here to share my thoughts on this impressive game!
Genre: Mystery | Supernatural | Amare
Price: Base Game (Name Your Own Price) | Kaldran DLC ($6.99)
Somnium Eleven is a magitech, isekai visual novel adventure game developed by Nochi Studios, the folks behind the cooking visual novel Sifting Thyme. Follow Aria as she competes for a chance to win the title of Sun of the Empire, along the way learn about a rich magitech world and befriend/romance your fellow competitors. Thanks to the lovely folks at Nochi Studios I had the opportunity to play the game early during the early closed beta and y’all I am blown away by this game!!
Celestia is a regency style sci-fi fantasy indie otome game developed by (my fave) indie dev, Jellyfish Parade for the two-month game jam, Otome Jam 2021. Follow Iluna, a newly awakened Celestial as she descends from her moon to find a partner who will rule the heavens by her side. Among the many glittering stars are three Celestials who catch her eye—a dignified Sun, an enigmatic Black Hole, and a flirtatious Meteor… Choose your partner wisely as your choice will effect not just Iluna, but the fate of the planet she rules…
War of Roses is a short slice-of-life indie otome/dress up game developed by one of my absolute fave indie developers, Jellyfish Parade. Take on the role of Rose as she attempts to save her family’s flower shop by entering in a local flower competition. But the road ahead won’t be easy, especially when the CEO of a rival corporation has made it her mission to take you down. Not to mention juggling the affections of three very different men… can you save the shop while sorting out your love life?
Appetite Amor is a short romance indie visual novel developed through a collaborative effort between Akua, Midge, Azuremia, pumpkin spike, illegalileo, and Foleso fot the game jam Nanoreno 2021. Take on the role of swordswoman, Fianna who frequents Café Amor, a place to go for delicious treats and amazing company. But, Amor isn’t an ordinary café, run by the enigmatic Leon, Amor serves up some otherworldly treats—which is just perfect for Fianna, since adventuring sure does work up an appetite!
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…
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…
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.