39 Days to Mars by It’s Anecdotal is a steampunk adventure game explicitly designed for cooperative play. Nevertheless, the game can also be played alone. The game is now also available in German!
“Step into the shoes of Sir Albert Wickes and The Right Honourable Clarence Baxter, two 19th century explorers who have chosen to pilot the HMS Fearful on its maiden voyage to Mars. When the steam engine runs out of coal, the ship’s cat shreds the navigation chart, and the tea gets cold, it becomes clear that interstellar transportation isn’t a walk in the park. It will take the talents of two players working together on the problems that arise to get to Mars in one piece.”
“You may think you know your limits – what evils you might be willing to commit to save yourself. Are you ready to find out what you are capable of? Are you brave enough to face the darkness in your soul? Not only are the old stories true, but the things that crawl in the shadows are more wretched than you could have ever imagined.”
There are news about the translations of the Raven-Saga! From now on, the first part is also available in Spanish! The title is Raven Blood: Despierto en la oscuridad de la noche. Many thanks to Shariff Montilla for the translation! Now the first volume is available in German, English, Italian, Russian, and Spanish! Of course you can find the Spanish book in the Kindle store on Amazon:
Furthermore, the last two volumes have now been published in English, which makes the series complete in English! Have fun with Raven Death and Raven Paradox. Now, the remaining translations can be resumed. Next, I would like to offer the first volume in French. But for now, here are the links to volume 4 and volume 5:
PLAY WITH ME by AIREM is an adventure game inspired by the horror classic “SAW”. In the game you take on the role of investigative journalist Robert Hawk and try to save your wife and your life!
Solve tricky puzzles, make difficult moral choices, play mini games and discover multiple endings! The game is now available on Steam – now also in German!
“An investigative journalist, Robert Hawk, together with his wife Sara disappears in mysterious circumstances. The police find only their wreck from the car crash. According to the suspicions of the investigation officers, a man called „Illusion”, a serial killer about who Hawk has been writing investigative articles for a long time, may have something to do with their disappearance. Apparently, he was very close to discover his identity with the help of his friend, private detective Patrick Clark. Now, as a result of the accident, Hawk finds himself in the “Illusion” and he has to get through a maze of puzzles in order to survive.”
You want to win the game? Just comment this post and I’ll draw a random winner for a Steam key next Monday!
Ash of Gods: Redemption by AurumDust is a turn-based RPG that combines tactical combat, CCG elements, and a constantly evolving story in which no one is safe from death, including the main characters.
The story was written by Russian fantasy author Sergey Malitsky; the soundtrack was made by Adam Skorupa, Krzysztof Wierzynkiewicz and Michal Cielecki, whose previous work includes The Witcher, Bulletstorm, Painkiller, EVE Online, Call of Juarez and Shadow Warrior. The game also contains visual novel elements and is, with about 300,000 words, the largest game I’ve translated so far.
The game is now available for PC. Console ports for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One will follow.
“Ash of Gods is the story of three separate protagonists rising in response to a centuries-old menace once thought to be mere folklore.
Ash of Gods’ storyline is constantly evolving in response to players’ choices, sometimes even resulting in death. But, the death of a character is not game over. Instead, the story moves forward with the death of that character and previous choices continuing to impact future events.
Combat in Ash of Gods is a blend of both traditional turn-based strategy and CCG gameplay. While individual tactics will depend upon the skills and classes of your characters, you will unlock and accumulate cards that have the power to unleash powerful abilities, sometimes altering the course of an entire battle.”
Garden of Oblivion by Träumendes Mädchen (developer of Ambre and Being Beauteous) is a short horror point & click game about a teenager trapped in a dream-like garden. Will Reven be able to escape? It’s up to you! The new version on Steam offers, among other things, my German translation and more new features. Have fun!
“One day Reven awakens in a strange but beautiful place where the young teenager is treated like a very special guest. There are talking animals, each being rather kind and friendly. Unless the door is mentioned. The one in the back of the garden. But what could be behind that mysterious door? And why Reven isn’t allowed to go out? You shouldn’t try to know the truth…”
Watt and Volt are two twin robots, who have been forgotten by time and abandoned in an old robot factory. Marked as defective by mistake, if they wish to prove themselves as deserving a place in today’s world, they must pass a series of grueling tests.
Watt and Volt will have their work cut out for them, but the good news is you might not have to go it alone as although both robots can be controlled at any moment due to swapping between them, co-op is fully supported, so long as you have a friend to control the other robot. The only thing you’ll need to focus on is what your own robot is doing.
One More Dungeon by Stately Snail is a first person shooter roguelike with procedurally generated levels and pixel-art graphics. Being a nameless adventure seeker, your job is to reach the final level deep within the dungeon and destroy the obelisks that are used by forces of Evil to invade the world. Use a melee weapon, magic staffs, and antique artefacts, to burst way through the hordes of enemies inhabiting a few game areas.
The game has been ported to consoles by Ratalaika Games and was translated into German by myself. Please note that the version on Steam does not include the German translation at the moment.
Even the Ocean von Sean Han Tani und Joni Kittaka, den Entwicklern von Anodyne, is a narrative action platformer about balancing the Light and Dark energies that hold the world together. You will take control of Aliph and explore a huge world in and around Whiteforge City.
“From the creators of Anodyne comes a grand story about Aliph, a lowly power plant technician for Whiteforge City, who finds her world turned upside-down after a routine maintenance trip goes awry. Now, working directly with Whiteforge’s Mayor Biggs to face an unknown menace, Aliph must navigate her newfound power and influence to save the city. Aliph’s identities, environmental issues and the world’s fate all hang in the balance of Light and Dark energies.”