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As you may have noticed there have been barely news about Legend of the Silver Fox. The reason is simple: There are no news. Which means the game will probably not be released in 2014. At the moment, I’m not sure it’ll be released at all. I’m not satisfied with my writing anymore and I literally scrapped about 20,000 words. The people who played it did not seem to like it or gave no feedback at all (which is a pretty bad sign).

And I know the reason for this: I haven’t been honest. The writing I did for this game did not come from my heart; I may know the story in my head but I was not sincere in terms of the writing for most of the part. I invested so much and I know you guys have been waiting for this game a long time, but I’m actually not sure if I CAN finish it. I kind of have a writer’s block when it comes to Legend of the Silver Fox and I don’t want to write something which I wouldn’t consider sincere. If I were to do such a thing, I would not be able to say: This is it. This is how I wanted the game to turn out in terms of writing.

I may need another writer or MUCH more time to finish it. Just don’t expect the game anytime soon. If you are a writer and want to help me out please contact me. I could really use some help with this game. As it is now, only the demo is finished. There is hardly any more content in terms of writing (anymore).

If you ask me, a visual novels is an art form that relies to a great extend on the writing and especially on the quality thereof. In contrast to my other works, I cannot claim that LotSF meets my standard and expectations anymore. I hope I’ll have more pleasant new for you soon.

English1200x1697You can now preorder the German version of Raven Tears – Lost by Midnight on Amazon! The Raven-Saga enters its second round and it’s getting much darker. More horror elements await you and the volume is much longer due to popular demand.

Description:
“The young witch and former time traveler Abigail Willows finished high school and now the college stress is knocking at her door. However, that is not her only problem. Her feathered friend Corvus Raven is unable to go out into daylight and to crown it all he lost control over his human form. Abigail learns about the scale of her witch powers and that way hurls herself into one disaster after another. What does her mysterious mother have to do with all of this? And will she be able to save herself and those few people she loves in time?”

You can preorder the German version here! So you can start reading on November 12! I’m trying to have the English version ready in November as well. More information on the official site here. A huge thanks to everyone who has supported me so far. I’m very happy that you seem to like the story, and I even have more great surprises concerning the future of the series. I’m only going to say: It’s something international fans can look forward to! ;)

What is next? A movie adaption? A TV series? Hollywood did not call just yet, but I’ll let you know as soon as possible! :D

ZU is a RPG with a few puzzle elements by Victor Moura (Cronus). It was originally developed in 30 days for the event “Make a Game, Win a Game” in the beginning of 2013. This event was inspired by the “RPG Maker VX Ace Lite Cook Off”, meaning the game was originally made on RPG Maker VX Ace Lite and following the correspondent limitations.

Synopsis

“Allan is a young man that, after encountering a mysterious entity called Zu, submitted himself to explore his world, willing to fulfill a personal objective. In this new world formed by memories that seems to be a merging of dreams and nightmares, Allan must find his way by exploring hostile lands and interacting with odd and bizarre beings.”

Features

  • Spiritual Evolution

A Skill Tree accessible through the main menu, where it is possible to learn 12 different abilities divided on the categories Astral (AP) and Energetic (EP).

  • Lyre of Lament

A tool used to open sealed passageways and interact with the ambient through marks on the floor. To use the Lyre (when available) you must press the S Key. To play it use the Directional and Z keys.

  • Alchemy

A method to obtain items that aren’t easily found. On the Alchemy (or crafting) you use special items of the category “Ingredients”, which when combined results in more powerful and efficient items. Ingredients are obtained through chests or defeating enemies.

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Header3Grab your copy now on Amazon for just $2.03! Or visit my Twitter and RT my latest tweet to get the chance to win an ebook. Now it’s up to you: Help me promoting the Raven-Saga so that the series can live on and make a printed version possible. Abigail and Corvus have some more surprised for you planned.

The Raven-Saga is an experiment; there is no publisher to back me, just me and you! I’m looking forward to hones reviews, and as you already know, you could bribe me with fan art for a free copy. ;)

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And here again the international trailer, made by Gabriel Cyphre:

Snow Light

Snow Light is a visual novel by West Dragon Productions DreamRaiser and published by OG-ZONE Digital Entertainment. The story is set in a futuristic world and you take control of Snow Light, who goes on espionage missions around the globe. The game ist available for Windows und Linux, and is rated 17+.

The story is divided into five chapters and includes more than 30,000 words. Furthermore, it is based almost entirely on CGs and offers some animated scenes, as well as Quick-Time-Events. Besides the original French langauge, the game includes English, Spanish, and of course German language. A PSVita and a Mac OS version will follow later this year.

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For a long time, there was little news about my book projects, but today I can finally announce my new series! Here on the left, you see the cover for the first part of the Raven-Saga, a planned six-part series about witches, time travel, and a mysterious raven man. The title of the first book is Raven Blood – Awakened in the Dead of Night, and it takes you into the contemporary Salem, where the outsider Abigail Willows has to come to terms with the dimensions of her new witch powers.The fact that her friend Julie wants to hook her up, and that the charming, if somewhat conceited, Corvus Raven gives her a hard time, do no make this situation any easier.

In the historical novel Raven Blood, fantasy meets horror. However, if you expect a clichéd romance between a young girl and a supernatural being, you will be disappointed. The characters are sarcastic, dark, and Abigail and Corvus merely share their hate relationship. Of course, there are also Romance elements here and there, and who knows how their relationship will develop over the episodes …?

The Raven-Saga is an ebook series and the first part will be released in August on Amazon for just $ 1.47! The episodes are self-contained stories, but a rough storyline connects them all and lead to an epic finale. The series is in many ways an experiment by me and I’m publishing it myself. Therefore, a print edition also depends a little on the success of the book, and I’m grateful for every review and recommendation. More information is available on official page or on Facebook.
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A few final words about the other book projects. They are also making progress, but releasing a book in a publishing house usually is a long process and with the Raven-Saga I am quite independent and can decide many things on my own. Depths of Forever, for example, will be published as a single volume, which means that it has to a lot longer than it is at the moment. The Raven-Saga will also be released in an English translation about the same time the German version is released. Furthermore, I cannot say exactly at which intervals the episodes of the Raven-Saga will be released; it Is planned to be an interval of three months (possibly sooner or later). I look forward to your opinions!

I have some great new ideas for the Sleepless Night series, but I wanted to ask you first what you would be interested in. Please note that everything is purely hypothetical, and this is not an official confirmation that those projects will actually be realized (except Sleepless Night 3).

Sleepless Night RPG game
In the past, I would often experiment with the RPG-Maker; however, none of those games were ever released. I would like to try to create a Sleepless Night RPG game. I don’t know yet if it’s going to be a 1:1 copy of the visual novels, or a new story of Haru. Would you like to play a role-playing game, in which you play as Haru, fighting against the shadow monsters, raising levels, learning skills, and rescuing your friends?

Sleepless Night novel adaption
At the moment, I’m writing very much. Among other things I’ve written a lot for the Sleepless Night series (for the third installment and possibly other projects), so I thought it might be interesting to combine the whole Sleepless Night series (that is part 1, 2, 3 + side stories) into a novel, amplify it, and release it as a ebook. That way you could read the ending of the story earlier and you wouldn’t have to wait for the release of the last game. Also, there are going to be additional scenes.


A little idea about Shizuka’s and Kazumi’s background story as a kinetic novel. It could be another mini-episode of the Sleepless Night series, similar to Midnight Chaos, and would offer background information that will make you understand Shizuka and her intentions better.

The third installment makes progress, and I already thought about how the gameplay is going to work, and how the ending should be. However, it is going to be the biggest Sleepless Night game, and will not be released before 2015. Of course, it will be free like the rest of the series. Beforehand, however, I want to release Legend of the Silver Fox.

What would you be most interested in?

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Invisible ApartmentInvisible Apartment is a visual novel about surveillance, hacking, artificial intelligence, cybernetic implants and those who want to lead a normal life in a high-tech society. The game was developed by Milan Kazarka and is now officially available in German. At the moment, the game is only available for iOS, but more platforms will follow in the future (Android, Windows). The game is free for a limited time. You will find more information here: http://www.invisibleapartment.com

The game offers an atmospheric soundtrack and an interesting science fiction story that will leave you wanting for more! And who knows, this is probably not the end of Bunny’s story.

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A little preview of the soundtrack.

Days of the DivineDays of the Divine is another free fantasy visual novel by Circle Pegasi, the developers of Nanolife. Here is the game description:

“Long ago, in a valley where a small village lay, two deities fought each other. One was imprisoned, the other vanished. Yet some time ago, an unnatural mist began lingering in the village, dissolving people’s memories. Biyu, a young shrine maiden, is now working her hardest in the shrine of one of these deities in the faint hope the mist will one day dissolve. Even though her good friend also lost his memory, not all hope is lost; she meets a stranger who seems to be recovering from his memory loss, and rather quickly as well

The game is much longer than Nanolife, and has a different setting. It is more like an otome game; you can pursue one out of three boys. As is usual with Circle Pegasi, the game offers high-definition graphics and a fascinating story. Give it a try!

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To Kill A Black Swan

To Kill A Black Swan

To Kill A Black Swan is a short murder mystery visual novel about a detective, a yoga course attendant, a grieving wife, an obsessed cleaner, a “bro”, and a bitchy friend. To Kill A Black Swan is not your average whodunit, nothing is as it seems to be, it is all about superficiality (and beneath the surface it has an important message to tell.) TKABS was created for the 2014 Indie Game Development Contest and is available for free. The title is inspired by To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, but it is an original story.

Features:
* original detective story
* custom soundtrack
* hidden object game elements
* in-game map of the city
* English and German

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Please read this story if you enjoy novels. Please read it if you don’t.
Because reading eliminates ignorance.