An Otome romance game where you pursue love with Japanese animal gods.
Exciting news from the indie games space, Loca Games announced a month ago that their fantasy otome, Yukar of the Abyss would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Early this morning the team announced that Yukar of the Abyss will be making it’s way to console ahead of the holidays on December 7th (America, Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong) and December 11th (Europe, Australia, and New Zealand).
A fantasy Otome visual novel based on the myths and legends of Hokkaido, Japan. Meet and fight with unique Gods, overcome fierce trials together, and discover what happens when you pursue forbidden love with the divine..
Indie studio Nochi Studios launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for a planned PC update for Sifting Thyme. Originally released in 2020 for mobile, Sifting Thyme was the studio’s first release–check out the full review for more details.
Take on the role of the newest transfer student at Lincoln Culinary Academy, a private culinary school to find your culinary calling and an unforgettable romance. Because of the work needed to update the games, Nochi Studios will be running their Kickstarter until December 16, 2023.
Fresh off the release of their mature rom-com, Sweetcore Brews, woman founded and run indie studio Nochi Studios is returning to their roots, with exciting updates on the horizon for their wholesome culinary otome game, Sifting Thyme. The studio’s debut title was released in 2020 at the start of the pandemic for mobile devices, and now three years later the team is updating Sifting Thyme for PC! This update comes in the wake of planned console releases for their titles!
Hey Hey Blerdy Tribe, I’m back with another Behind the Games post! For those of you just joining the party, Behind the Games is a segment where I interview the folks ‘behind the games’ I review. Giving you guys a chance to get to know the developers and publishers that spend so much time carefully crafting the games you enjoy.
This time around I’m chatting with GSE Studios, a newer indie team and the creative minds behind the Greek myth inspired, visual novel Heart & Soul. More recently, the team has been hard at work on their next title, Keepers of Astraela, which is based on the fantasy novel ‘Vision’ by Wrenna Stone.
Keepers of Astraela is currently in Kickstarter and I recently played the demo over on Twitch and I was blown away by the story! So, made some time to catch up with team lead, Gwynne and the author of ‘Vision’, Wrenna to chat about Keepers of Astraela and their experiences adapting a novel as a game.
It’s spooky season, so here is my playthrough of Night Asobu’s psychological horror/romance visual novel, Parasite in Love! The game was developed for Spooktober VN Jam 2022 and follows the “romance” between you and a brain eating parasite that has infected your brain. Will you be able to convince the parasite to leave your body before it’s too late? Or will his love consume you “until death do us part”?
Indie studio Two and a Half Studios is making their own chat sim, A Date With Death! Flirt like your life depends on it…literally.
A Date with Death is a supernatural romance chat simulator visual novel about the week long bet you enter against the Grim Reaper to attempt to keep your soul. Create your own character, from appearance to pronouns, decorate your apartment, and spend the (possible) last week of your life getting to know the one hunting for your soul.
I played through the demo over on my Twitch channel and the Grim Reaper is fine~ 😍 In case you missed the stream, you can still check out all the thirsty moments in the VOD over on my YouTube channel!
Indie game developer, GSE Studios just launched the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming dark fantasy amare visual novel, Keepers of Astraela. The team debuted with the game Heart & Soul, a Greek mythology otome visual novel that follows the myth of Psyche and Eros.
Their latest project Keepers of Astraela is inspired by the book ‘Vision‘ by Wrenna Stone, which follows a writer whose characters come to life. The Keepers of Astraela base game is set for a fall 2024 release.
Hong Kong based indie developer, Ricelovecoffee launched the Kickstarter for their upcoming yandere otome mystery game, Heart Cage on September 15th. So I had to check out the demo for the game and y’all it was a wild ride!
A few weeks ago, I played through the demo over on my Twitch channel and I was not ready for these yandere boys 👀 In case you missed the stream, you can still check out all the thirsty moments in the VOD over on my YouTube channel!
Hong Kong based indie developer, Ricelovecoffee just launched the Kickstarter for their upcoming yandere otome mystery game, Heart Cage. The team originally released a fully voiced demo for Heart Cage as part of Otome Jam 2023.
Yandere x Otome x Mystery A mystery Otome game with all yandere love interest, play as a detective and find out the truth! This is a planned 18+ game, with a tentative release date of Q2 2025.
Update 9/12: Indie studio, Harlevin has relaunched the Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming 18+ amare visual novel, Celestial Crowns. The team launched their first crowd funding campaign in May 2023, however, they failed to make their initial campaign goal. They have relaunched with a new goal of $10,000 USD which they hope to meet by the campaign end date, October 12, 2023.
Customize your Monarch and romance 3 love interests in this fantasy tale about powerful kingdoms and ancient magic. How will you rule?