Nairi: Tower of Shirin – German Translation

NAIRI: Tower of Shirin by HomeBearStudio is a point-and-click adventure with visual novel elements. The game is available for Windows and Nintendo Switch. The German translation was done by Michael Stein and myself. 

Story

“Follow Nairi, a troubled upper class girl, and Rex, a gangster-turned-scholar, as they uncover a dark mystery involving the mysterious Tower of Shirin! In a world brimming with with delightful, deadly, and dastardly creatures Nairi will need all her wits to outsmart bandit cats, befriend crime lord ducks, and escape a conspiracy as old as time. NAIRI: Tower of Shirin is a charming graphic adventure with adorable characters within a troubled world that is sure to delight people of all ages looking for a strong narrative and puzzle experience!”

Downloads

NAIRI: Tower of Shirin on Steam

NAIRI: Tower of Shirin for Nintendo Switch

Treasure Adventure World – German Translation

Treasure Adventure World by Robit Games is an open world adventure with a classic puzzle platformer gameplay. In cooperation with the Tolma4 Team the game is now also available in German and Russian.

Story

“Set sail for adventure with a paper hat on your head and a magical shrinking boat in your pocket, in search of legendary treasures! You’ll solve tricky puzzles, battle formidable foes, piece together clues and dig up secrets to uncover your own shrouded history as you explore the islands and seas of this sprawling open world. Treasure Adventure World is an open world adventure featuring classic puzzle-platformer gameplay in a modern hand-drawn style. It’s packed full of secrets, quirky characters, and challenging boss fights!”

Downloads

Treasure Adventure World on Steam



Detention – German Translation

Detention by Red Candl eGames is a atmospheric horror game set in 1960s Taiwan under martial law. The game is available on Steam – you can download the German patch from my website for now!

Story

“Greenwood high school, located in a remote mountainous area, two students found themselves trapped and vulnerable. The place they once knew has changed in unsettling ways, haunted by evil creatures. To escape, they must explore the mysterious campus filled with ominous objects and puzzles. How will they survive in this ever threatening environment? Could they return to safety in one piece?”

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Typical Nightmare – German Translation

Typical Nightmare by ELECTROSTALIN ENTERTAINMENT is a narrative adventure horror game based on real cases from psychological practice. The game is now available on Steam!

Story

“Have you ever had nightmares? Yes, all of us have. John, the protagonist, is no exception. However, his nightmares are frighteningly similar to his reality… Feeling that something’s wrong with his dreams and that he is in danger, John tries to make everything right alone, but eventually fails… His wife is fixated on her own problems, all his friends are gone and his family ties were broken years ago. John has problems at work, problems at home… Only you can help him break out of this endless nightmare! Typical Nightmare is created with help of professional psychiatrists using real cases from their practice. The game doesn’t just frighten you — based on psychoanalysis, it helps to understand the problems that many people tend to have. Who knows, maybe you will face your own fears? Make hard moral decisions that will radically change the protagonist’s life. Find out who plays with John in his dreams and what they want. It’s completely up to you to determine if John will become brave enough to face his fears and overcome them during his Typical Nightmare!”

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Tokyo Dark – German Translation

Tokyo Dark by Cherrymochi is a mix of point-and-click and visual novel and tells the story of Detective Ito, who makes frightening discoveries in the dark corners of Tokyo.

IMPORTANT: Due to legal reasons and in order to be able to release this translation at all, I have to label it as “fansub”. So I hereby declare that this is 100% a fansub and in no way related to Cherrymochi.

Story

“Detective Ito’s partner is missing, but what starts as a straightforward case soon spirals into a twisted nightmare that causes Ito to confront her past and question her own sanity. Tokyo Dark places the narrative in your hands. Your decisions and actions change Detective Ito’s state of mind, opening doors to different possibilities as you attempt to find your partner and understand the dark and horrifying world around you.”

Downloads


How-To

1. Go to the Tokyo Dark folder on your PC.
2. Open the folder Package.nw.
3. Overwrite the file english.xml in this folder with the German patch available here.
4. If you start the game now and select “English” in the language selection, the text is in German.

Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Titel: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Autor: Becky Albertalli
Seiten: 384
Genre: Gay Romance
Amazon-Link: https://amzn.to/2L7kG9U

I reread the book after having watched the awesome movie adaptation and wondered why I only gave the book three stars before. Well, before I dive into the book let me just say that I LOVED the movie! It is cute, it is honest, it is everything I ever wanted from a teenage love comedy – why didn’t this come out when I was fifteen?! Anyway, when I read the book for the second time I remembered why I only gave it three stars before – yes, it is funny. But sometimes it feels like this was a little bit to childish for me, a bit over the top. I also have to say that I’m usually not that much into love stories and so some things were too cheesy for my taste. However, I just love these characters SO much! And after the movie, I cannot help but immediately picture the charismatic Nick Robinson when thinking about Simon. I know it’s an unspoken rule between book lovers never to say “the movie was better”, but I really think that watching Love, Simon enhanced my experience with this book a lot and made me fall in love with Simon, Leah, Abby, and all the others even more. So when this book was a 3,5 stars for me and I rounded down to 3 before, I just have to round up this time and make it 4 stars. Because we need more LGBT books like these – books that make you laugh out loud, books that make you happy, books with a happy ending. (This was pretty cheesy coming from me).

Conclusion: A lighthearted LGBT story that handles being a gay teen spot-on, albeit the cuteness can be a little bit of a sugar overload.

★★★★☆/★★★★★
(4/5 Stars)

Gray Dawn – German Translation

Gray Dawn by Interactive Stone is a psychological thriller infused with religious elements and combines story-driven quests with an artistic experience. As of now, the game is also available with German subtitles!

Story

“You will be entangled in a terrifying adventure of a priest on a quest to prove his innocence. Guilty or not, you find yourself trapped in the middle of strange events involving a demonic possession and divine apparitions. Each time you remember the boy or hear about being accused of murder, you go into a trance fueled by fear. These moments of madness depict gore, repulsion towards God, and sometimes even the voice of the devil himself trying to convince you of things that may or may not be lies… Gray Dawn takes place around the year 1920, in a remote village in England. Throughout the game, you will often be transported to the beautiful world of Romania, which is inspired by the mysticism of Eastern Europe.”

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Review: Rough Animals by Rae DelBianco

Title: Rough Animals
Author: Rae DelBianco
Pages: 304
Genre: Western thriller
Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2tKl96q

I’ve been following the author’s inspiring Instagram channel for a while now and when I heard about her first novel, I was intrigued. Just by looking at her pictures you can tell that she has an eye for aesthetically pleasing photographs and I wondered if her writing was equally mesmerizing. And hell yes, it is! After the first few pages, you will not only be totally captivated by the plot, you are also going to want to dwell on each sentence. If you’re not a fan of flowery language, I guess you won’t enjoy this book. But if you are into metaphoric sentences and like to interpret things – you will love it. Because every word is at the right place and there for a reason, nothing feels forced. That is not to say that the story is convoluted and hard to understand. In fact, it is pretty straightforward and will have you turn those pages until you’ve reached the jaw-dropping ending of this thrilling ride. This book is wild! And quite often not for the faint of heart. If you’re looking for a captivating, lyrical, albeit brutal read – do yourself a favor and pick this up. As Kirkus Review aptly summed it up in one beautiful sentence: “Man, this ‘redneck kid author’ can write.”

Conclusion: An astonishing debut novel that sure as hell doesn’t feel like one! Totally recommended reading!

★★★★★/★★★★★
(5/5 Stars)