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.”
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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.”
Agatha Knife by Mango Protocol is another psychotic adventure and a prequel of MechaNika. This time you will take control of Agatha and try to establish your own religion: Carnivorism.
“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.
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!