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!”
Raven Curse is a prequel of the Raven-Saga in the form of a video game. You will read a lot of text, but there are also some simple point and click elements so that you can discover the world even better and find hidden secrets.
The game is completely free and now available in English and German via itch.io!
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.
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.”
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…”
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.”