Boys Love Visual Novels You Need to Play

It’s no secret that I am a lover of boys love media and on this sacred day, I wanted to spotlight some of the boys love visual novels you absolutely need to play. So if you consider yourself a fujoshi, fudanshi, or fujin, you do not want to miss out on these visual novels!

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Diverse Games to Keep an Eye Out for in 2022

Hey there Blerdy Tribe, it’s a brand new year and there have been some huge strides within the gaming community. Indie games are becoming more prominent, with more mainstream sites covering them much more frequently than they have in the past. But, for me the most exciting is the shift towards more visibility for traditionally underrepresented groups in games! Don’t get me wrong, there is still a ways to go, but, I’m happy to see that there has been an effort to create more representative games and a lot of that has to do with a diverse creators stepping in to create games that reflect their own experiences, identities, and cultures.

As a Black gamer I am always on the look out for diverse games, so once again I did a call for games with planned 2022 release dates that feature characters and stories centered around often underrepresented groups–and as always the community provided!

Thank you to everyone who sent me their projects or shared the tweet–you guys are the real MVPs! So, I spent some time shifting through all the responses and checking out game pages for this post and y’all I am excited for all of these games! If you’re like me and you’ve been craving more diversity in your games, this is the list for YOU!

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5 Games Like Nightshade

Hey Hey Blerdy Tribe! I’m bringing you another Games Like list—the blog series where you guys vote on an otome game and I go out and find five games that are similar to the title you guys picked. Last time I wrote a list of 5 Games Like 7’scarlet, so definitely check that post out if you’re looking for some great mystery romance games to get into! For today’s post, I ran a poll over on Twitter and 157 of you lovely readers voted for the historical fantasy otome game, Nightshade (Hyakka Hyakurou)!

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Indie Girls Love Games You Should Be Playing

Hey Hey, Blerdy Tribe! If there was a genre of games that I’m not as well versed in it would have to be Yuri/Girls’ Love. I’ve just never been especially drawn to the genre and growing up in a more traditional Southern Baptist household didn’t lend itself to exploring more niche genres—I’m a grown adult living on my own and my mom still isn’t “aware” of my love of BL media, which is a wonder seeing as it’s all over my Insta account. 

It’s only been in recent years that I’ve started to seek out more GL series, particularly games and I’ve had the opportunity to play some really good ones! So I’ve compiled a list of some of the indie otome games I think you should add to your gaming library! 

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Blerdy Otome’s Steam Summer Sale 2021 Must Buys!

Hey Blerdy Tribe it’s that wonderful time of year when Steam hits us where it hurts… our wallets! That’s right loves, the Steam Summer Sale is upon us once again and many of us (myself included) will be shifting through Steam’s extensive digital game library for deals! But, let’s be real Steam has a ton of games and while their tagging system is good, some folks mislabel their games juuust  to trick folks into buying a game that they might not have otherwise thrown their money at… And with thousands of games to dig through, finding the right games for you can be quite the undertaking, so I went through and picked out some of my must buy otome and indie otome games that are currently a part of the sale!

So prepare your wallets, these are the games you definitely should pick up during the 2021 Steam Summer Sale before it ends on July 8th! 

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Games That Give Off Summer Vibes

Hey Hey Blerdy Tribe! Summer is here and it’s time for a bit of fun in the sun, especially now that a lot of places are starting to open things back up! But, as much as we could all do with a bit more sun and fresh air, the summer heat can be a bit much for some folks. So, if you’re looking for something fun to beat the heat, I have just the list for you! 

I’ve compiled a list of games that give off those chill summer vibes. From the city streets of sunny Miami to a fun scout themed summer camp—each of these picks will put you in the mood for summer fun! 

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