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 Follow Noah, a withdrawn artist with the ability to enter dreams in the flesh as he tries to piece together the fragments of his life.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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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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