Changeling is the first release by Steamberry Studio. It’s available to purchase on Steam and itch.io for $19.99USD.
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Summary: Unlike her twin brother Spencer, Nora is happy to be moving back where they grew up. She can see her best friend Ally again and start over at school. But as the past comes sneaking back, Nora learns that the supernatural world actually exists, Vampires, Werewolves, Faeries and all. Oh and her best friend is a Witch. With the help of Ally and her new group of friends, Nora searches for answers about her own origin and what exactly happened to her and Spencer five years ago.
Note: Though I am a kickstarter backer with early access and the official guide, I was offered pre-early access in exchange for an early review. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it in time to be a pre-release review. A very special thanks to Steamberry Studio for reaching out to me and being so understanding and patient with my delays.
Pinewood Island is an otome/mystery game by Jaime Scribbles Games. It’s available on Itch.io and Steam for $9.99USD. Their upcoming project As We Know It was successfully funded on Kickstarter!
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Summary: The MC joins a science class that spends a month studying on a secluded island. Though everything seems to be going fine, it’s not long before someone is murdered. Can the MC find the murderer while keeping everyone alive? Or will love make her the next victim…
Golden Hour is an upcoming free mobile game by Matchaa Studio. Download the demo at Google Play or the App Store.
The Kickstarter campaign ends Monday June 18 EDT!
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Special thanks to Matchaa Studio for reaching out to me about their demo!
Synopsis: Just days before the deadline of a photo essay competition, the MC (first name changeable) has to drop her topic and transfer to a new city. Her new school is bustling with activity, and she quickly learns that a new essay topic is as close as the people around her. But everyone has their own agendas and secrets, and the camera can’t capture it all. Can the MC make it through to the school festival, or will rivals and romance cloud her lens?
Love Ritual is an upcoming game for PC/Mac by ZandArts. The demo is available on Itch.io.
Special thanks to XandArts for reaching out to me about the demo!
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Synopsis: Because of her expertise in the occult, Riilai is tasked with investigating the recent performance of a forbidden ritual. It was either the druids or the necromancers, but both sides claim they didn’t do it. Riilai must solve the case and determine who is lying, but two attractive representatives may make her job more difficult than she anticipated!
Pipe Dream is an upcoming otome game by Notome Games! The demo is available on itch.io. Kickstarter coming soon!
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Special thanks to Notome Games for reaching out to me about their demo!
Synopsis: Robin is ready for her first taste of freedom, and there’s no better place than college to find that fresh start. New friends are around every corner, but they come with their own secrets. Help Robin navigate the campus and her heart to find her own happy ending.
The Flower Shop: Winter in Fairbrook is a game by Sakevisual and Winter Wolves. It is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It is a follow-up game to The Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook (boy dates girl), and contains some of the same characters, but it is created to be a stand-alone game.
The game is now also available on Steam and mobile devices!
Faithfully Yours for a Kinder Tomorrow is an upcoming otome game created by tumblr user magicalsketchy. The demo is available here for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
NOTE: This is an older review, so new characters and platforms have been released. Routes are available individually or bundled depending on the platform.
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A captain of the navy, Leonardo is serious about everything. He has a strong sense of justice, and he will do whatever he can to see that out. He’s also kind, and he cares about doing the right thing. Plus, he loves his cat!
Personally, I loved him! Love his hair, love his glasses, love everything! My biggest regret is his route is so short. It’s only 10 chapters long with only 3 CGs. Because of that, his character isn’t as developed, and their relationship feels kind of rushed. I would love to see him have a sequel or be included in other spin-offs. He stole my heart!