The Censor – German Translation

ImageThe 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!

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P.S: Are you interested in more games by Lucky Special Games? Keep your eyes peeled, because I might have something special for you soon! 😉

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How To Take Off Your Mask – German Translation

How To Take Off Your Mask is the latest otome game by roseVeRte. You assume the role of Lilia (name changeable) who one day turns into a Luccretia – a being that is half human and half cat. You will find out within the game how she will manage her new life and if she can show her true face to her childhood friend Ronan.

Although you can only date one boy in this visual novel, it offers two different paths, many CGs, great art, and professional Japanese voice acting. If you like the games from roseVeRte, you will love this funny, romantic, and thrilling story.

How To Take Off Your Mask on the official website

How To Take Off Your Mask on Steam

How To Take Off Your Mask for Android

How To Take Off Your Mask for iOS

East Tower – German Translation

East Tower by roseVeRte is an episodic visual novel series that is available for smartphones and computers; now also officially in German  (with Japanese voice acting). The game is divided into 4 paths; Akio, Takashi, Kuon, and Kurenai. Each episode is about one of the four boys and you’ll learn more about the plot. It is recommended to play the series in the shown order.

The game is not only an otome game, it is also very funny and romantic. Since the female protagonist changes her gender in the virtual world, there will also be funny BL scenes. You can buy the episodes here on Steam:
Akio
Takashi
Kuon

(coming soon)


Kurenai 

(coming soon)

Princess Battles – German Translation

Princess Battles is a visual novel with otome elements and a strategic card battle system by Nekomura Games. You are Princess Lillian (name changeable) and you have to defend your position in the kingdom. You can romance one out of four boys and become a famous card battler. Which one do you choose? The prince, your tutor, a referee, or even the shady card trader?

Your decisions and your card battle skills influence the outcome and lead to one out of many different endings. Furthermore, you can unlock new outfits for Lillian and collect cards. In the freeplay mode, you can battle your opponents as much as you want.

The game offers many endings, a lot of CGs, two game modes, and a funny, romantic story. It is available on Steam.

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Sleepless Night REMASTERED – Announcement

Sleepless Night REMASTERED

It’s been three years since the original Sleepless Night was released. The game was developed in just one month. In the following years, there’ve been many translations, ports for smartphones, a sequel, a spin-off, and other things are planned.

Today I’m happy to announce Sleepless Night REMASTERED. With new HD background art (1920×1080), an improved soundtrack, a new GUI, a list with all endings, music room, gallery, more translations, and more surprises. If the game lands on Steam, you can also look forward to achievements and trading cards!

There will be no changes to the story. So as I said, it’s just going to be an improved version of the original game, and it will be available for a small fee. It’s the Sleepless Night I always wanted to have and I hope the fans will like the improvements as much as I do.

I cannot really tell when Sleepless Night REMASTERED will be released. A majority of the improvements is done already, and there are just some small things missing. However, this will not affect the third and last game of the series. Sleepless Night 3: Nocte Illuni will (hopefully) be released this year, and it’ll be completely free at first!

What else would you like to see in Sleepless Night REMASTERED?

German Translations of Japanese Legends

Today I have two new free kinetic novels for you! Both games are Japanese legends and are relatively short. Red Ogre and Blue Ogre is something for children, but it has a certain message. Ghost Fall has some light horror elements and it’s a little bit scary. Both KNs are nice for reading in your break or something; you can play them in your browser:

Red Ogre and Blue Ogre
Ghost Fall

The stories are from Kudo Masahiro. Happy reading!

roseVeRte News

Cafe0As some of you may have noticed already; dUpLicity ~Beyond the Lies~ and Café 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~ by roseVeRte are now available on Steam. Furthermore, I’m happy to announce that I’m going to translate East Tower into German as well. This game is an episodic comedy visual novel and it is about a mysterious new attraction in a theme park. That should tide us over while we are waiting for the Café 0 sequel: Café 0 ~The Sleeping Beast~. If you like you can give the games a positive rating on Steam. Me and roseVeRte would be glad if you do! 🙂

Café 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~ on Steam
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Don’t forget to check out the latest otome game by roseVeRte; How To Take Off Your Mask. It is set to be released in spring 2015 in English and Japanese and who knows … maybe there will be a German translation in the future! 🙂

Bachelor Thesis

https://i2.wp.com/cdn.grin.com/images/cover/e-book/287646_big.jpg?w=620My bachelor thesis Forms and Functions of Multimodal Storytelling in Story-based Video Games is now available for everyone who is interested. The eBook was already released by GRIN Publishing GmbH and the printed version will follow soon. Among other things, I analyzed the games The Walking Dead by Telltale Games with regards to its moral functions and The Elevator by Cyanide Tea with regards to its depiction of religious beliefs. I also looked at other story-based video games briefly. If you are interested in such kind of things, you can view the work or an excerpt here.

Price: $ 15.99
Pages: 35
ISBN (eBook): 978-3-656-87979-4
ISBN (Book): 978-3-656-87980-0

Christmas Greetings and 2015 Prospects

The Silver Fox wishes you a Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas! I wish all of my readers, players, friends and relatives Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Now is the time to recall the bygone year and prospect the new one. Many things did happen, but unfortunately, many things did not. Legend of the Silver Fox is far from being finished, but here’s to hope it’ll see the light of day in 2015! Also, many translations are still not released, which personally annoys me; not only because of the lost time, but also because I know that many visual novel fans wait for those games. 🙁

But enough of the negative stuff!

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My eBook series, the Raven-Saga, started and it is selling better than I expected. Thanks to everyone who supports the series. I publish the book series on my own and that’s why I’m even happier that it was a successful start. By the way, you can get the first book on Amazon for free over Christmas; just click here and download it. You can expect the remaining episodes in 2015 and … even more! I cannot tell exactly what just now. 😉 Furthermore, two of my short stories got released in anthologies (German only, though); „Eins mit der Natur“ in Eine Feder für Wölfe (published by Swantje Berndt and released in the Weltenschmiede Verlag) and „Monster“ in Bunte Augenblicke (published by the Autorentreff Bad Camberg and released in the Verlag Edition Winterwork). Moreover, there are great new book projects coming for me to edit next year; among other things an adaption of a well-known, German video game. I’m really looking forward to it!

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Concerning upcoming game translations, it’s also going well. Since a few months, I’m part of the localization group MoonCreative; we localize video games for various gaming systems into German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Polish and more. That means I get to translate many more well-known games into German like Whispering Willows. But of course in my free time I’ll keep doing translations for visual novels; regardless of whether they are free or commercial. Though, please note that (also partly because of my indignation about the unreleased translations) those works, which I get paid for, take priority. I have to pay my bills as well. Even more video game news? Yes! However, like always I’m not allowed to reveal much. As a matter of fact, some of my translations will be released on Steam, iOS, Android, and PlayStation in 2015. As always I’ll announce  all new infos on here and on Facebook as soon as I can tell you more.

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To Kill A Black Swan was released this year and even though it did not get the same resonance as This Is Where I Want To Die did, feedback was mostly positive. For 2015, I intend to release the last Sleepless Night. Part 3 will be darker, longer, and combines elements from both its predecessors. Furthermore, all open questions will be answered. Legend of the Silver Fox will hopefully be finished and a new visual novel should make enough progress so I can present it to you. What’s more, I’m also working on a RPG, which I hinted at here and there. 😉

That’s it from me for this year! I was able to work with great authors, translators, and developers in 2014, and all things considered it was a good year. I’m looking forward to read from you; how was your year, do you have good resolutions for the new one?

Cheers
Marcel

Legend of the Silver Fox – News(?)

As you may have noticed there have been barely news about Legend of the Silver Fox. The reason is simple: There are no news. Which means the game will probably not be released in 2014. At the moment, I’m not sure it’ll be released at all. I’m not satisfied with my writing anymore and I literally scrapped about 20,000 words. The people who played it did not seem to like it or gave no feedback at all (which is a pretty bad sign).

And I know the reason for this: I haven’t been honest. The writing I did for this game did not come from my heart; I may know the story in my head but I was not sincere in terms of the writing for most of the part. I invested so much and I know you guys have been waiting for this game a long time, but I’m actually not sure if I CAN finish it. I kind of have a writer’s block when it comes to Legend of the Silver Fox and I don’t want to write something which I wouldn’t consider sincere. If I were to do such a thing, I would not be able to say: This is it. This is how I wanted the game to turn out in terms of writing.

I may need another writer or MUCH more time to finish it. Just don’t expect the game anytime soon. If you are a writer and want to help me out please contact me. I could really use some help with this game. As it is now, only the demo is finished. There is hardly any more content in terms of writing (anymore).

If you ask me, a visual novels is an art form that relies to a great extend on the writing and especially on the quality thereof. In contrast to my other works, I cannot claim that LotSF meets my standard and expectations anymore. I hope I’ll have more pleasant new for you soon.