Café 0 ~The Sleeping Beast~ – German Translation

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Café 0 ~The Sleeping Beast~ by roseVeRte is the sequel to the popular Mystery Visual Novel Café 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~ from 2011. With better art, an original soundtrack, a theme song and a playtime twice as long as the first game, this visual novel is a worthy sequel.

The Present
The story starts in a village with an atmosphere akin to Europe in the 19th century.
There is a big noble villa there where Corliss Green is working.

One day she wakes up and finds herself in front of a weird café.
Noir, the waiter, tells her that she has already died, but failed to go to the heaven and, as a lost spirit, she ended up at the entrance to Café 0.

He later gave Corliss a chance to return to a week before she died.

But does she really need to go to the heaven?
And what is the truth behind her untimely death?

The Past
Sophie Evans works as a midwife.
She is a cheerful woman and everybody likes her.

What is her relation to the missing incident 15 years ago?

Of course Café 0 ~The Sleeping Beast~ offers full Japanese voice acting, just like the prequel. Also you don’t have to play Café 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~ in order to understand this story!

Café 0 ~The Sleeping Beast~ on Steam

Reversion – German Translation

Reversion is a three-part adventure series by 3f interactive. So far Reversion – The Escape and Reversion – The Meeting have been released. The second chapter is now officially available in German! Furthermore, I have corrected some minor mistakes in the translation of the first chapter. However, I have to say that the translation was already pretty good and the main credit should go to the original translator.

The games enchant with hand-made 2D art, a compelling story and the cultural references to Buenos Aires!

Now that the second installment is released in German, let’s look forward to the third and last chapter, Reversion – The Return!

Reversion – The Escape on Steam
Reversion – The Meeting on Steam

Press X to Not Die – German Translation

Press X to Not Die by All Seeing Eye Games is an interactive live-action adventure. You play the protagonist in the movie yourself, make decisions, and try to stay alive. The whole thing is deliberately trashy and in the style of a B-movie. The game is ridiculous, funny, bloody, and full of crazy moments.

“You wake up to find your town in chaos.  Everyone has gone crazy and is just attacking each other!  A cryptic message is the secret to survival– Press X to not die!”

Discover the ways to die, different scenes, and insane characters. Now also available with German subtitles!

Press X to Not Die on Steam

Press X to Not Die for Xbox 360

Flat Kingdom – German Translation

Flat Kingdom Paper's Cut Edition LogoFlat Kingdom by Fat Panda Games has been released in the so-called Paper’s Cut Edition and includes my German translation among other features! The platformer game offers an unique battle system that is based on geometrical shapes and works like rock-paper-scissors.

“According to the Flat Kingdom’s legends, the world was once filled with malice and chaos because the 3D realm dominated all. But one day, a wise sorcerer created six Magical Jewels that kept the effects of the third dimension at bay, granting peace and prosperity to the beautiful 2D world. However, one day an evil masked thief named Hex stole one of those Jewels and kidnapped the princess. This disrupted the balance and made the chaos return.”

The game features lovely art, many extras, and music by the legendary composer! Try the demo and convince yourself!

 Official website
Flat Kingdom on Steam

Demetrios – German Translation

Demetrios CoverDemetrios by  Cowcat is a point and click adventure game with a big interactive world and a lot of cynical humor.

Bjorn Thonen, a slob of an antique dealer living in Paris, is robbed one night after coming home drunk. Forced to conduct his own investigation with the help of his neighbor Sandra, he ends up involved in a murky, mysterious affair. Will these unlikely heroes be able to rise up and discover ancient secrets?”

Demetrios is crammed with funny dialogs, varied mini games and 8-12 hours of gameplay!

Demetrios on Steam

Demetrios in the PlayStation Store

Where We Lay Our Scene – Review

Where We Lay Our Scene

Where We Lay Our Scene is the latest visual novel by Cyanide Tea and was a project for NaNoRenO 2016. With four character routes and 13 different endings, it was an ambitious project, but you can tell from the very beginning that it was worth the effort. I want to highlight some things I really liked about WWLOS here:

All of the characters find themselves at some kind of crossroads in their lives and have to deal with certain issues concerning for example identity, profession, or a mixture of both. I’m sure many players will be able to identify with at least one of the characters, because the cast is extremely diverse. Not only do all of the characters have unique personalities, they also develop throughout the game and become realistic and palpable persons. Furthermore, the game features characters of different nationalities, sexualities, and body types.

The CGs fit to the tone of the respective character’s route perfectly and although I wish there were more CGs, I feel like they summarize the essence of the depicted relationship. Speaking of art: I just knew Auro wouldn’t disappoint! The art is top-notch; the sprites and backgrounds are detailed and we get to see the cast in many different outfits and poses, while the GUI looks nice and clean, making the game look very polished.

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It was very easy for me to fall in love with Christian, Oliver, Sacha and Viola, because they all showed certain features I find in myself, and although Rainier’s route wasn’t as engrossing for me as the other routes, it only proves that the game offers something for every taste. Personally, I liked that the game tackles important topics while being fun and engaging – I think it’s great for people who have to deal with similar problems in their lives, that they can identify with fictional characters and can take away something for their personal real life. There’s no better way to learn something new, to become a better, more open-minded person while experiencing something in a fun way, because like Oscar Wilde already knew, “life imitates art”.

Christian Marino has become a household name, what with his face and body always visible when you open a magazine or look out your subway train window. But now famous model Christian Marino finds himself at a crossroads. What will he do with his life once his well-known and much-cherished looks fade? Is there even anything more to him below the surface that everyone else sees? As he considers these issues of future and identity, he’s suddenly cast as the lead role in a film based on a bestselling novel. With fresh new challenges to face in an unfamiliar environment, this just might be the solution Christian was looking for—to more problems than one.

Do yourself a favor and play the demo of the game! With its $4.99 price tag it has a more than fair price. Also stay tuned for the upcoming Greenlight campaign, so the game can eventually be released on Steam.

Where We Lay Our Scene on itch.io

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Who Is Mike? – German Translation

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Who Is Mike? is a free mystery visual novel by Fervent Studio. It’s the first release of the studio that has been released as a full version, but it is already a high-quality visual novel.

You wake up with an aching head and the world out of focus. In front of you is a man accusing you of being “fake”. He looks exactly like you, down to the last scar and pimple, has the same memories, the same voice and the same personality. But who is lying and who is telling the truth? Who is fake and who is real?

With over nine different possibilities, you can either end up as the tragic hero, the sly villain, or an innocent victim. Will you keep your cool or pick a fight? Play through all the endings and take a peek at the truth of your demise. Whatever action you take, ultimately, you must answer the question: ‘Who is Mike?’

Check out the game; there are nine different endings, a lot of CGs, and an interesting story. There are some bloody scenes and the occasional swear word, that is why the game is recommended for players 16+.

Who Is Mike? on Steam