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Yesterday, Aksys Games announced four new otome games they will be localizing in 2018 for the PS Vita & PS4!

The games are:

Code: Realize ~Bouquet of Rainbow~ (PS4)

A PS4 release of the original Code: Realize game as well as the upcoming fandisk, Future Blessings.

7′scarlet (PS Vita)

“The summer holidays. A town caged by nature, Okunezato. One year ago in this town, her older brother suddenly disappeared without a trace.

The protagonist and university student Hanamaki Ichiko is invited by Kagutsuchi Hino - her childhood friend in the same university year level as her - to go to Okunezato in order to look for her disappeared older brother together. Hino had found the “Forbidden Okunezato Club”, a website in which its visitors discuss the mysteries and legends of Okunezato. 

The “other face” of Okunezato comes to light as rumours regarding the “Legend of the Dead” are treated as though they were fact. Everytime they follow the footsteps of her disappeared brother, mysterious events spark. The true existence of the forbidden grounds, and the legendary flower that only blooms in Okunezato…”

Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly (PS Vita)

“As she fell deeper and deeper into the darkness, she could hear the sound of rainfall. Also, she heard an animalistic cry.

When she woke up, the young girl found herself in a Western-style mansion.
An unknown, terrible monster rushes to attack the confused girl.
As the young girl ran away from the monster, she thought:

Having lost pretty much all of her memories, she eventually met and joined up with some men in the same circumstances as her. They all held weapons that were strange handguns. From there on out, with their lives at stake, they must participate in the Black Butterfly Hunt, and collect Kaleidoscope Shards"possessed by those monsters.

Inside the Western-style mansion in which despair and betrayal swirls, will they be able to find hope in their futures?”

Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk (PS Vita)

The sequel to Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly.

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Aksys also announced that Bad Apple Wars will be released on September 29th, 2017 and will be available for pre-order soon (including a limited edition).

Collar x Malice will be available on July 28th, 2017 and can be pre-ordered here for USD$39.99!

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Lost Soul Aside

This is an Indie game Heavily inspired by FFXV and seems to take elements from Devil May Cry as well, But here’s the kicker…

 This Game is being created by ONE PERSON!!!!

#SomeoneNeedsToHireThisGuyASAP

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Collar x Malice now has a release date of July 28th, 2017!

“A dangerous shadow organization launches a campaign of fear and violence in the city of Shinjuku, pushing society to the brink of chaos. As a young police officer tasked with restoring order, you become the target of an attack, and have a poisonous collar attached to your neck.

With the situation spiraling out of control and time running out, five mysterious strangers appear to aid you in your quest for the truth. Who can you trust? Will you be able to save yourself and the soul of Shinjuku from the clutches of oblivion? In a city bound by malice, you are the only hope for salvation!”

You can preorder it on the PS Vita from Amazon.com here for USD$39.99.

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Ixalan Dinosaur Artwork

Some fantastic saurian artwork from the upcoming set. Artist credits for each are in the captions.

When Tiana finds herself house-sitting a mansion, she thinks her life is taking a turn for the better.
Little does she know the house is not what it seems… and neither are the two occupants who both wish to lay claim to her heart.

Contested ownership barely covers what’s happening at The Crossroads

                                                      –About–
The Crossroads is my NaNoReNo entry this year. It’s a light, romance-focused, supernatural visual novel.

I’m hoping to make it a bit lighter and fluffier than I normally do :D

It will be quite a linear visual novel, with really only the romance scenes and endings differing throughout- hopefully it will mean I can actually finish the project in the month!


                                                   –Features–
                 [1280x720][Modern][Romance][Supernatural][GxB]
            Warnings: Suggestive adult content (but it’s hardly anything!)

> Two love interests
> Personality choices all the way through
> Three possible endings for each love interest
(Love Ending, True Love Ending, and Bad Ending- Bad ending will vary only slightly for each)
> Just general fun and romantic lightness
> Unique Sprites, BGs, CGs, GUI

                                                  –Characters–
                               (Concept sketches only at the moment!)

Main Character

Tiana- Name Changeable
After losing her job, her apartment, and pretty much everything else, Tiana finds herself at a crossroads in life and has to decide where to go next.
Luckily, a job offer to house-sit a mansion in the middle of nowhere sounds like the perfect opportunity to take some time for herself.
(A very simple character customisation will hopefully be available- hair colour, skin colour, and eye colour)

Love Interests

Lucan
The steward of The Crossroads. The man seems to bypass flirting and go straight into… well, full on suggestions! Quite the man to figure out…


Tristan
Works as the handyman of the house. Sweet and caring, he suits the gentle gardens he spends most of his time in.

                                                     —–

So, I really wanted to do NaNo again this year, though definitely wanted something I can actually finish within the month 

I will be soloing this as usual, so progress will be steady, if a bit slower.

I’ll probably be starting on GUI and backgrounds as they are my least favourite things, but I might slip into the sprites sooner because, well, that’s the fun stuff!

Hope you guys like my entry! I’m looking forward to progressing on it :D

Otome game announcements from Aksys! (finished post) + normal games

I noticed people re-blogging my post as I was updating. So there are different “versions” out there. This is the completed post:

(FINISHED, NOT UPDATING)

Bad Apple Wars: September 29 2017. Will also have Limited Edition

Code Realize + Code Realize FD (Banquet of Rainbows): Coming to PS4 in 2018

7'scarlet: coming 2018 PS Vita

Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly: coming 2018 PS Vita

Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk: coming 2018  


Other non-otome games:

School Girl/Zombie Hunter

Creeping Terror

Ninja Usagimaru

Zero Escape

Ghost of the Dusk

Undernight In-Birth


AND A SMALL REMINDER: COLLAR X MALICE WILL BE RELEASED AT THE END OF THIS MONTH! (July 28 2017)

Best ending: Bethesda, humbled by Fallout 4′s heavy criticism from critics and fans alike, begins to understand their own shortcomings. Looking to fix this, they form a partnership with Obsidian Entertainment, to help provide new Fallout games. With this future Fallout games are universal for well written story, interesting game-play mechanics and overall amazing experiences. 

Good ending: Bethesda hoping to please Fallout veterans contracts Obsidian Entertainment to do multiple spin off titles of the Fallout IP. These games are seen as a new gold standard in terms of writing for the modern Fallout series. Bethesda taking notes of both fan backlash of Fallout 4 and the success of the new spin off’s tries to implement it’s teachings into their own new Fallout projects, for better or worse. 

Neutral ending: After so much fan outrage over the mediocrity of Fallout 4, Bethesda reluctantly hires Obsidian entertainment to do one spin off game using pre-existing Fallout 4 assets. This game is well loved by fans and Bethesda takes note, trying to implement them into their own upcoming Fallout games. But they do not understand the nuance behind Obsidian’s writing and the new project falls flat in the story department because of it. 

Bad ending: Despite pleads from fans of the series Bethesda decides to hoard the IP of Fallout for themselves. However they do listen to player feedback and try to fix these problems to make Fallout 5 just a little better. Yet ultimately Fallout 5′s story fails as a cohesive and a thought provoking piece of art. 

Worst ending: Bethesda, drunk off of the financial success that was Fallout 4, hoards the IP of Fallout for themselves, secretly working on Fallout 5 for another seven years without so much as an official announcement. They pass those seven years by selling remasters of Fallout 4, and Skyrim on new platforms. Gamers buy these releases because they are sheep, and with each copy sold Bethesda’s ego grows larger. When Fallout 5 is finally released it is a buggy unpolished mess. All pretenses of Fallout being a story driven RPG are gone, replaced with solid shooting mechanics, RNG styled dungeon crawling quests, and a new gimmick of the week. Some quests are ripped wholesale from successful mods, and any continuity of Fallout 1, 2 and New Vegas; are completely gone. Replaced with a continuity centering around Fallout 3 and 4. The previous identity of Fallout, that of a gallows humor based nuclear odyssey drenched in tragedy and human emotion, is scrubbed away. All that remains is that of sarcasm and wacky post apocalyptic shenanigans. Fallout as a thought provoking piece of art is dead. And people around the world merely know Fallout as “That post-apocalypse game where you can shoot mini-nukes.” 

The Wayhaven Chronicles- Update 01/09/17

Finished Chapter 12, finally! Yay :D Felt like it went on forever for some reason, and it wasn’t even that long a chapter. Got in a right pickle with the coding though- testing it was fun, lol. Managed to square it all out now though and have edited it. Still have to playthrough it all to make sure it flows right.

But Chapter 13 is on the horizon. It’s another chapter where there’s quite a bit of variation depending on what you decided to do in an earlier chapter, so lots of writing, but you only really see bits of one or the other dependant on choices :D

Creeping ever closer to the milestone of Chapter 15 though!

And this week I managed to scramble together a very quick sketch of one of my male play-test Detectives:

Meet Luca Palev. A man who is very easily bored and thinks he’s very charming. He’s not. (Sorry if the colouring is off- my computer is steadily dying and everything on my screen looks rather fuzzy at the moment, lol. Difficult to draw with it!)

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and I shall speak to you all on Monday! :)

(I have some asks in my drafts folder still- replied to and ready to go. So if yours hasn’t been answered it will next week!)

Hello everyone!

Sorry it’s been so long since our last proper update! We finally have new art to show, thanks to our new sprite artist Greenace! (If you don’t know what’s going on, you probably missed our announcement post here about our future plans and changes in the project).

Anyways, you guys wanted a proper sprite for the queen of Lunar Kingdom, and your voices have been heard ;D Meet Charming’s mother, Queen Gretel! Hope you guys like how she looks! Greenace tried really hard to imitate Elzee’s style so that our sprites would be as consistent as possible, so please show her some appreciation for her efforts if you can!

I should be back soon with another new sprite to show since Greenace is working at the speed of a madwoman. So stay tuned!

PS: A few of us in the Lads in Distress dev team have started a joint public VN Discord server, where we talk about LiD among other VNs we’re working on. We answer questions and give sneak peeks and sometimes early updates in the server, so come join us if you’re interested! ;)

VALENTINE PANIC!

A short romance visual novel/dating sim


You need a job and fast. However, every job to apply for seems to not have any positions available to you. Before you give up, you find luck in the Pink Lady Cafe, working a full-time job for Valentine’s Day. Simple, right?


Features:

  • 4 Romance Options (2 Male, 2 Female)
  • Genderless and Nameable Main Character
  • Full Voice Acting
  • Memory Card Game!
  • A couple of hidden easter eggs?

Team:

Writer/Producer - Michaela Laws
Artists - ReddArt, Anirhapsodist
Editor - Natasha Laws
Music by Christopher Escalante
Voice Talents - Sean Chiplock, Eric Dubyu, Caitlynn French, Michaela Laws, Sheila M. Lin, and more!