Football Game by Cloak and Dagger Games is a short point-and-click thriller with an award-winning soundtrack by JUPITER-C. The game was ported by Ratalaika Games and is now available in German for Windows, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
“East Bend, Purchase County. 1987. You are Tommy, a local high school football hero in the town of East Bend. It’s game night for the Purchase County Turbines and your sweetheart is waiting in the bleachers. However, something is amiss… Join Tommy for a night you won’t forget!”
Tokyo Dark: Remembrance by Cherrymochi is an expanded version of the point-and-click and visual novel game Tokyo Dark for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. You take on the role of Detective Ito, who makes frightening discoveries in the dark corners of Tokyo.
IMPORTANT: This is the first time that my translation of the game has been used in official form. However, the translation was revised by another team and the new scenes were not translated by me either.
Currently only the Nintendo switch version is available. As soon as the PlayStation 4 version is released, I will update this article. The PC version remains as it is and can only be played in German with the unofficial patch.
“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.”
Love Esquire by Yangyang Mobile is a romantic-comedy visual novel/dating sim with a touch of old-school RPG combat. You take on the role of a young squire in the game and must conquer the hearts of the five young ladies!
The game is now available on Steam and is completely playable with German subtitles! (At the time of this post, however, the translation is still in beta and will be revised again.)
“In this game, you’re not a famous knight, but a good-for-nothing squire who’s on a quest to find man’s greatest pleasure. Getting the girl won’t be easy though, since most of them are waaay out of your league!
To make things worse: you have a few months left before this huge war happens, and the only thing you know is how to milk cows. Good luck cramming years worth of training into four months! If it’s any consolation, you get a medal if you die. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
No one believes that a lowly squire can save the world while banging – err, bagging – the girl of his dreams… but with a shitton of dumb luck, well… you might just prove them wrong!
Welcome to the world of Love Esquire, and may the fertility god have mercy on your virginity.”
John Wick Hex by Bithell Games is an action and strategy game based on the movie franchise John Wick. In the game you become Baba Yaga yourself and fight your way through the levels in a typical manner.
In collaboration with Lionbridge, I contributed to the German translation. The game is now available for Windows and Mac on the Epic Games Store. Console versions are planned.
“John Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick, the professional hitman of the critically acclaimed film franchise. Created in close cooperation with the creative teams behind the films, John Wick Hex is fight-choreographed chess brought to life as a video game, capturing the series’ signature gun fu style while expanding its story universe. Players must make quick decisions and choose every action and attack they make, all the while considering their immediate cost and consequences.
Featuring a unique blend of strategic momentum-based combat, John Wick Hex captures the feel of the unique tactical combat from the films and blurs the line between the strategy and action video game genres. Perform well and progress in the main story mode (which features an original story created for the game) to unlock new weapons, suit options and locations. Each weapon changes up the tactics you’ll use and the manner in which you’ll play. Ammo is finite and realistically simulated, so time your reloads and make the most of weapons you scavenge on the job.
Experience an original new story set prior to the events of the films which sees John on a desperate mission to rescue Winston and Charon from a dangerous new adversary seeking his birthright. This story is brought to life by the world class voice talents of Ian McShane and Lance Reddick, reprising their iconic roles from the films, and voice acting legend Troy Baker, joining the stellar cast as the game’s eponymous villain ‘Hex’. John Wick Hex compliments the style of the films with a unique graphic noir art design and an original score by renowned composer Austin Wintory.”
Knightin’+ by Muzt Die Studios is a classic adventure game inspired by the masterpieces from the 90s. The game is available on Steam and can now also be played in German.
“Join brave sir Lootalot on his epic quest in this little Zelda-lite adventure. Explore and fight your way through the dangerous dungeons filled with traps, puzzles and magical artifacts. And, of course, show the evil bosses who is the real boss here.”
“A lightning strike ignites a breathtaking chain of events, and a blogger follows the Grim Reaper to Hell. Angelo’s channel suffers from a lack of likes and views. He needs them. At any cost. Deciding to record his journey to another world with the Grim Reaper, he hopes he can create the most trending, most liked, most hyped video of all time. Unfortunately for Angelo, that world is Hell. And it’s inhabited by people with more than a few problems, who will need his help. Make a visit to the Devil himself! But be careful because… well…you’ll see. In Hell, Angelo won’t be traveling alone. Even a blogger needs a sidekick.”
My Burning Heart by Ertal Games is an erotic Yaoi BL Visual Novel set in a 1001 Nights world. The game is now available on Steam and itch.io – of course also in German.
The game is rated 18+ and contains explicit texts and representations that are not suitable for minors.
“Our protagonist, Adnan, gets sold as a slave and, instead of being sent to work in the fields, as he expected, he ends up in a Sultan’s harem… Although they try to trick him with good words and promises of being well-fed and no physical punishments, he decides to comply with the Sultan’s orders… but only while he plans his escape from the palace.”
Breathedge by RedRuins Softworks is an ironic outer space survival adventure game. Take on the role of a simple guy called the Man who is just carrying his grandpa’s ashes to a galactic funeral and suddenly finds himself in the middle of a universal conspiracy. The game is available in Early Access on Steam – and now also in German!
“A massive space hearse suffers a wreck in the deep space, leaving the area filled with debris, coffins, dead passengers and yourself. Survive in this interstellar dump, uncover a global conspiracy, save the princess and don’t break your fingers while tapping the keyboard as you travel around the world (keeping your display on for full immersion is advised).”
Stone Story RPG by Martian Rex is an RPG in a dark and ominous world, animated entirely in ASCII symbols. Together with Michael Stein I contributed a part to the German translation of the game. The game is now available in Early Access on Steam.
“The game takes elements from various genres and repackages them into a wholly unique experience. One of Stone Story’s defining mechanics is that you have no direct control of the player character, as an A.I. does all the exploring, combat and looting. That doesn’t mean this is an idle game. Potions and special abilities are maximized by good timing. Boss fights are intense, requiring quick item swaps if the boss changes patterns.Your natural curiosity will be your greatest tool as you delve into the game and discover there’s more beneath its deceptively simple surface.”