El Tango de la Muerte by Hernán Smicht is a rhythm game that is about dancing tango and impressing the love of your life. The game is now also available in German!
“Argentina, 1923. Martita’s birthday is coming up and Luciano still doesn’t know how to do the Tango! You must help him learn to dance and thus win the heart of Martita, her beloved one. With each song you’ll learn new steps that’ll earn you more stars and help you to master each song in this RHYTHM, FAST and CASUAL game, set in the Tango epoch.”
“Princess Myana loves to sing, and believes she can make her people happy with her song. This time, she visits the human’s country “Eroolia” as the leader of “Laarz”, the country of cat people. Relations between humans and luccretias have never been good, and Princess Myana experiences it herself in Eroolia. Will her song be able to unite the hearts between humans and luccretias? Or as the imperial guard captain, Ludovic, argues, is it better to completely cut off ties between the two countries?”
Tales From Windy Meadow by Moral Anxiety Studio is a fantasy visual novel about life in a community. The game offers several endings and for this genre rather atypical, but beautiful pixel art.
“A small village known as Windy Meadow may not be rich or famous, yet it offers something even more valuable: harmony. Gorgeous views, serenity of the forest, gentle rivers and fertile land… Even beasts and dragons seem to usually keep their distance. Nevertheless, not everyone can find peace here. The time has come for three young people to decide what are they going to do with their future. And it’s happening much sooner than they would wish for. Will Vena, the best huntress in the village, stay with her family? Is it better to take the lucrative job offered by distant merchant guild? Fabel wants to become a famous bard, but his rough past complicates so many things. Should he follow his dream, or is it finally time to wake up? And is Iudicia, the local outsider and talented herbalist, going to marry a man she doesn’t love? Is spending her future alone and lonely the only alternative?”
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.
“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!”
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!
“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?”
“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!”
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.
“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.”
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.
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!
“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.”