Epitasis by Epitasis Games is sci-fi exploration puzzle game, set on far off distant worlds. Together with Level Up Translation we translated the game into different languages.
“Having stumbled upon an ancient portal, you take a leap of faith and suddenly find yourself amidst the remnants of an ancient alien civilization. Cryptic puzzles, forgotten technologies and treasured relics are riddled amongst the beautiful wilderness that has engulfed the remains of this fallen race. If you are to learn their secrets, you must unearth the fate of the civilization that called these lost worlds home.”
Void Mine by Eteru Studio (developer of Hostil) is a narrative sci-fi adventure full of dangers and secrets. Discover what happened to the crew of a space station and unravel the mystery of the Ironclaw. Now available – of course also in German!
“Attn: JON GAUSS, space derelict investigator authorized by EXO-MINING CENTRAL AGENCY.
You have been assigned the mission of reporting the status of mining station IRONCLAW docked on asteroid UMBRA-133. All communication attempts have been unsuccessful. You are the closest investigator to the scene of the incident.
Keep in mind that you will be exploring the station in absolute absence of GRAVITY. In addition, it is probable that you will encounter a number of UNKNOWN HAZARDS that will challenge your determination. Remember you WON’T have access to WEAPONS, so be prepared to FLEE if necessary. It is important that you manage to HACK the electronic devices you find to determine what has happened to the crew. In addition, you may need to extract the security PASSWORDS for each level.
We look forward to your report. Good luck, detective. Signed: EXO-MINING CENTRAL AGENCY.”
Starfighter: Eclipse by Date Nighto is a visual novel, which is based on the webcomic Starfighter by HamletMachine. In this sci-fi game you take on the role of Helios; the newest fighter aboard the starship Kepler. You will meet many familiar faces from the comic, but also new characters. However, you don’t need any previous knowledge of the comic, you can enjoy the game independently.
The German version was first shown on the YaYuCon – Yaoi & Yuri Convention in Dachau. I wasn’t able to attend the convention, but I was told the game was received positively! I hope I can show you some pictures of the convention soon.
In the role of Helios, you can date one (or several) boys; Cain, Abel, Deimos, Selene, and Hayden! Furthermore, you have to solve a mysterious incident aboard the starship. Please note that the game contains explicit erotic scenes, and is therefore only suitable for players at the age of 18 or older. The visual novel works on every modern browser, no matter if it’s an desktop computer, a tablet, or even a smart phone; after a free registration you can continue your game on any device. The game is $20 and now also available in German. You can change the game’s language in the options.
The Censor by Lucky Special Games is dystopian science fiction thriller. In this free visual novel, you explore as CJ489775 the so-called “System.” Through an integrated visual network you get even more background information about the world and the characters. Furthermore, the game offers five endings and a well-made soundtrack.
Experience a story of betrayal, fear, and “motherly love” in a claustrophobic thriller with believable characters and political undertone. A true gem of the genre!
ASA: A Space Adventure is a point-and-click adventure game by Simon Says: Watch! Play! and is presented much like the old classics like Myst. This sci-fi game captivates with beautiful HD graphics, an atmospheric soundtrack, and an compelling story; it’ll leave you craving for more.
The story: “In 2057, an astronaut finds a strange Black Cube in Space, and is teleported onto a mysterious spaceship called the Ark. You soon discover that he’s not the first astronaut from planet Terra to arrive here: Philip Forte lived through the very same experience in 2011 and, fortunately, left a diary explaining his story. With this help, you visit the Ark, with one single goal in mind: getting back home!”
The game is available here on Steam. Besides my German translation, the game is also available in English, French, Italian, and Spanish. Good luck solving the puzzles!
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!
The story is divided into five chapters and includes more than 30,000 words. Furthermore, it is based almost entirely on CGs and offers some animated scenes, as well as Quick-Time-Events. Besides the original French langauge, the game includes English, Spanish, and of course German language. A PSVita and a Mac OS version will follow later this year.
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.
Today I have something for the sci-fi fans among you: AMI (or Autonomous Mechanical Individual) by Fastermind Games. The visual novel is quite short but offers two endings and it is free to download.
“You are a regular college student living in a fictional American city in the near future, who has decided to buy a personal android, or AMI (Autonomous Mechanical Individual). Will AMI change your life forever?”