The Four Alices by Mia Blais-Côté is a short visual novel with autistic protagonists. Originally written in Quebec French, the game has been translated into several languages. Among others into German by me! 😉
“A young girl walks in a dark forest.
She meets a mysterious red-haired teenager near a campfire.
The teenager tells her a story.
A story that is far too weird to be true, and yet…”
Omega Strike von Woblyware Omega Strike is a metroidvania game with a vast, open ended world and multiple playable characters. Explore the world, learn new abilities, upgrade your weapons and defeat Doctor Omega and his mutant armies!
“As Doctor Omega and his mutant armies march toward world domination, only a few brave freedom fighters stand in his way. Omega Strike is a metroidvania game with a huge, open-ended world and multiple playable characters.
Defeat deadly enemies and learn new abilities for your heroes. Explore the world, find it’s hidden treasures and upgrade your weapons in order to defeat Doctor Omega and his evil henchmen.”
Ambre by Träumendes Mädchen (developer of Being Beauteous) is a free kinetic novel about a thirty-year-old man who takes in a little girl. The KN tells a heartbreaking story that is totally different than it seems at first glance.
On the official website and on itch.io, you can download the first version of Ambre, which does not include the German translation, though. The version on Steam offers new graphics and translations, including the German one. Have fun!
“As he is passing by a park, a depressed thirty years old named Tristan Mallory discovers a lost little girl. Touched, he decides to help by taking her in. But something is off about their relationship, very off. Will you be able to figure out their terrible secret?
Ambre is a kinetic novel, thus you cannot choose the fate of the characters. However the story will take you on an emotional roller-coaster you won’t quite see coming. Even if things seem wrong, do not ever give up…or you’ll regret it.”
“Follow the story of a young boy, Cantus as he meets Maris, the mysterious girl by the sea – an experience that will change his life forever. Collect seashells, unlock hidden Wallpapers, Theaters, and Side Stories as you sit back and enjoy this cute relaxing story. The Free Version was funded by Kickstarter.”
In addition to the free version, there is also a upgrade available to buy. In Voices from the Sea – Plus you will get the game with full English voice acting, character, image, & music gallery as well as nine wallpapers, three theaters scenes and two side stories.
Star Vikings Forever by Rogue Snail is a Puzzle/RPG developed by the award-winning creators of Chroma Squad, Dungeonland, and Relic Hunters Zero. The extended version was now published by Akupara Games (well-known for Whispering Willows) with new features – including a German translation! 😉
“In Star Vikings Forever you will build your team of spacefaring Vikings to take on the evil scourge of intergalactic snails in a fun and nearly endless stream of challenging puzzles.”
Build Your Strategy. Squash Space Snails. Be a Star Viking. Discover the game now on Steam, iOS or Android! There is also a free Demo.
“Experience life through the eyes of seven-year-old Agatha, an insomniac who finds herself conflicted between friendship with the animals in her mother’s butcher shop and her unwavering love for eating meat. Embark on a satirical narrative point-and-click adventure as you go on an unpredictable journey through Agatha Knife’s quirky and hand-crafted world. Aiming to make the animals unafraid of their inevitable fate in the butcher shop where Agatha works, you’ll head into the whimsical Psychotic Universe looking for answers.”
Like its predecessor, this adventure is full of black humor, crazy characters and WTF moments. If you liked MechaNika, you will love Agatha Knife! The game is now officially available in German – check it out!
MechaNika by Mango Protocol is an adventure game about the 7-year-old Nika who is fed up with the world she’s living in. Don’t let the cute art style fool you, the game is not suitable for children. It’s cynical, not always political correct and offensive in parts – the perfect mix for a psychotic adventure!
“In MechaNika, the first Psychotic adventure, you will meet Nika, an intelligent girl that doesn’t fit the world in which she lives. Perhaps it’s the chocolate shake with a shot of cognac which she carries in her backpack which makes her different. Or maybe it’s the fact that at 7 years old her favourite things are the transfer of energy, magnetic fields and electrical engineering! But being the odd one out doesn’t matter to Nika. Not anymore. She has a plan to solve everything. A really… odd plan. You read the MechaNika manifesto, right?”
The German translation is only available on Steam so far. The other platforms will be updated at a later date! Do not forget to check out the next psychotic adventure: Agatha Knife.
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 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?
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!
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!