Forward to the Sky is a mix of action adventure and jump and run by AnimuGame. It’s certainly worthwhile for people who like the genre, with varied levels, colorful anime art, and excellent voice acting.
The story: “Once upon a time, there was a great tower in the sky. People were mining crystals with delight during the prosperous days. Until that disaster happened … Time passed, the history has been forgotten. And now, it emerged from the clouds again – the sky tower.”
Lost Echo is a point-and-click adventure by KickBack Studios for iOS and Windows Phone. I translated the game into German and the new version with the German localization is already available for iPhone and iPad. In the game, you have to solve puzzles, investigate places, and interact with people in order to find Greg’s girlfriend Chloe.
“In the near future Greg’s girlfriend Chloe mysteriously disappears in front of him. He starts a desperate search for her. What happened? Why does no-one else remember her?”
Lost Echo is set in a futuristic world and the places are gorgeous to look at. Also, the soundtrack fits perfectly to the futuristic setting. Check out the game, you can buy it for $2,99 on the AppStore! There is also going to be an epilogue at some point, which I’ll probably translate as wells!
ZUis a RPG with a few puzzle elements by Victor Moura (Cronus). It was originally developed in 30 days for the event “Make a Game, Win a Game” in the beginning of 2013. This event was inspired by the “RPG Maker VX Ace Lite Cook Off”, meaning the game was originally made on RPG Maker VX Ace Lite and following the correspondent limitations.
“Allan is a young man that, after encountering a mysterious entity called Zu, submitted himself to explore his world, willing to fulfill a personal objective. In this new world formed by memories that seems to be a merging of dreams and nightmares, Allan must find his way by exploring hostile lands and interacting with odd and bizarre beings.”
A Skill Tree accessible through the main menu, where it is possible to learn 12 different abilities divided on the categories Astral (AP) and Energetic (EP).
Lyre of Lament
A tool used to open sealed passageways and interact with the ambient through marks on the floor. To use the Lyre (when available) you must press the S Key. To play it use the Directional and Z keys.
A method to obtain items that aren’t easily found. On the Alchemy (or crafting) you use special items of the category “Ingredients”, which when combined results in more powerful and efficient items. Ingredients are obtained through chests or defeating enemies.
Whispering Willows is a horror puzzle game with adventure elements. A dark story, beautiful 2D art and an atmospheric soundtrack await you. You can control of a young girl named Elena, who is looking for her missing father. With the help of the shamanic powers from her ancestors she can manipulate her environment. Will she be able to find her father before he is swallowed by the darkness of the Willows mansion …?
As the main German translator I have to say that working with Night Light Interactive really was a pleasure, and I hope that we will work together in the future again. At this point, I also want to thank the German proofreaders Adam Schemojtel and Harry Underwood, and of course a huge thankyou to the whole team of MoonCreative.
You like games with post-apocalyptic themes? With authentic characters and a compelling story? Games like Ace Attorney and Zero Escape?ThenExogenesis ~Perils of Rebirth~ is THE visual novel for you! With high definition art and animations, over 150,000 words and a lot of puzzles, the game outshines every visual novel that is available in German.
“It’s 2069. Yudai Sayashi’s ragtag club of “treasure hunters” (referred to as looters by those who know them), Durchhalten, was closer to real treasure than they’d ever been before. Overly eager, Yu’s sister Miho ran carelessly towards the vault, triggering a trap that killed her. Two years later, Yu comes across a startling discovery. The mythical Noah’s Ark, borne of legend by those who believe the Old World can be restored, turns out to be a real thing.
With the help of the kid genius Toshio, Yu learns about the existence of the Lazarus Protocol inside Noah’s Ark – a system that can recreate anything from the past – a machination developed during the time when humanity’s survival was uncertain. Using the Ark, Yu believes Miho can be brought back to life.
Before setting out to find the Ark, however, Yu wants to reunite the now defunct Durchhalten. The group had disbanded after the tragic incident two years ago, and he wants everyone to be there when Miho opens her eyes once more.”
The game is being funded through a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. If you’d like to have a German translation, please tell all of your friends about it, so that enough money will be raised to cover all the costs. The game is set to be released in December 2014, and will have full voice acting (in English). It’ll work on several platforms; including Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and others when the stretch goals are reached, for example PSVita, iOS, and Android. There is a demo available on the Kickstarter page. I’d be glad if you’d support this ambitious project.
Okyntt is a point-and-click adventure game by Nemoria Entertainment. The player takes control of a small, seemingly insignificant creature, leading it through a dark world full of creatures from Swedish folklore. Besides the classical adventure features, the game offers insights in Swedish lore, and features voice acting by Brian Hall.
Up to 7 hours game play and varied places awaits you in Okyntt. The game is available in English, Russian, and now also in German. The German translations seems to be available on Steam only, for the moment. Other platforms may follow soon. Steam
Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! is a free adventure game by Alasdair Beckett. It was released in March 2007, and as of today it’s officially available in German as well.
“Nelly Cootalot is a young pirate captain who meets her destiny when she comes face-to-face with the visage of the long-dead buccaneer William Bloodbeard. Bloodbeard, once the scourge of the South Seas had a sideline in protecting cute and endangered birds. He tells Nelly that the Spoonbeaks of the Barony of Meeth have vanished. Nelly must investigate and uncover nefarious goings-on in the small island community.”
The game offers many hours of gameplay, a lot of pirate humor, and a funny story about pirates, little heroes, and ample hips. You can download it from the official website:
P.S.: The second game, Nelly Cootalot II: The Fowl Fleet, which was successully funded through Kickstarter, is expected for a release in summer 2014. It’s likely that I’ll do a German translation of this game as well. It’s a commercial game, and you can already pre-order it on the official website.
Primordia is the latest point-and-click-Adventure by Wadjet Eye Games and Wormwood Studios. It is a futuristic, post-apocalyptic game with robots and everything what makes a good sci-fi game. It will bereleased on December 5, 2012. Here is the official description of the game:
Ages have passed since legendary Man walked the planet. Now, in the desolate wastelands beyond the city of Metropol, a solitary robot named Horatio jealously guards his freedom and independence. All that is taken away from him when a marauding foe steals his power source, forcing him to leave the safety of his home and set out on a perilous journey into the wastes – and into his own mysterious past.
I helped with the beta test and I was able take a look beforehand. Primordia is lovely designed and reminds you of the old adventure classics. The hand drawn graphics in retro style are nice to look at and the professional voice acting gives an exceptional depth to the characters and brings them to live even though they are robots.