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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Indie Spotlight – Garden of Seif: Chronicles of an Assassin

Hey Blerdy Tribe, I’ve got another Indie Spotlight! This time around, indie dev, Foxdrift Studios launched a Kickstarter for their upcoming dark fantasy indie otome game, Garden of Seif! As always I’m late, and the campaign is in its final days, but they are super close to their goal and I think we can give them the push they need! Besides, who doesn’t wanna try dating assassins?

Play as an assassin navigating a world of danger, adventure, and romance, and a meddlesome fairy godmother. Will you play with evil intentions or will you forge genuine alliances?

Game Details

  • Indie Otome | Dark Fantasy | Romance
  • Available on  Steam, Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Price: TBA
  • Tentative Release: April 2023
  • Campaign Period: July 26, 2022 to August 25, 2022
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Indie Spotlight: Birds of Paradise

Indie dev, Fiendish Fiction recently launched the Kickstarter campaign for their Otome Jam 2022 boy band romance visual novel, Birds of Paradise! In the vein of Voltage Inc.’s Scandal in the Spotlight, dive into the “glamorous” world of boy bands! Take on the role of an up and coming manager after she is put in charge of eccentric boy band, Birds of Paradise. Will this be the gig of a lifetime or will these boys drive you completely up the wall?

Game Details

  • Indie Otome | Boy Band | Slice-of-Life
  • Available on  Steam, Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Price: $19.99
  • Tentative Release: TBD 2023
  • Campaign Period: July 26, 2022 to August 25, 2022

This campaign was unsuccessful at reaching its funding goal.

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Indie Spotlight: Error 143

Indie dev, Jenny Vi Pham recently launched the Kickstarter campaign for their Otome Jam 2022 chatroom romance visual novel, Error 143! Inspired by games like Blooming Panic, Our Life, and Memory Days (that takes me back), the game features a fun, witty story where you bicker your way to romance with a snarky (adorkable) hacker named Micah. I played this game on stream and I AM IN LOVE WITH MICAH YUJIN!!

Game Details

  • Indie Otome | Chatroom Romance | Slice-of-Life
  • Available on  Steam, Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Price: Free with DLC
  • Tentative Release: December 2022
  • Campaign Period: July 15, 2022 to August 15, 2022
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Moonchime Studios teams up with Poni-Pachet for a Haunted Obachestra English Localization Kickstarter

Hey Hey Blerdy Tribe, I have some amazing joseimuke news hot off the presses!! Moonchime Studios is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Japanese publisher Poni-Pachet to bring their latest project to English-speaking audiences, this project is Haunted Obachestra!

Poni-Pachet will publish the game and Moonchime Studios will localize it and be directly involved in the Kickstarter campaign management and other publishing efforts. Our friends at Poni-Pachet hope that this will help them connect with the community outside of Japan.

Haunted Obachestra is a fully-voiced joseimuke adventure for everyone, and will be made available for PC. The focus is on creating an immersive experience for the players by centering them in the story as the human protagonist, with options to select a gender and change the name. Music is a pivotal aspect of this multimedia project, and each song is crafted to reflect the characters and enhance the story.

Game Details

  • Genre: Joseimuke | Adventure | Visual Novel
  • Developer: Poni-Pachet
  • Localization: Moonchime Studios
  • Platform: PC
  • Rating: 12 years and above
  • Kickstarter: TBD (ETA for Kickstarter: July 2022)
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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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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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