Locked-In – German Translation

Locked-In by Lucky Special Games is a free visual novel about Jacqueline Brown, a business woman who suffers from the so-called Locked-in syndrome after an accident. Without being able to move, she tries to remember what brought her into this position … and discovers other things by doing so.

Similar to The Censor, you get – as is usual with Lucky Special Games – a gripping story with a strong female protagonist. Furthermore, there are 8 endings, high quality art, and characters that are all believable and authentic.

Don’t miss this narrative piece of art, especially if you liked The Censor!

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The Tale of the Talking Frog – German Translation

Today I have another free visual novel for you: The Tale of the Talking Frog by Ein is a really worth a shot for a debut work! The VN has animated sprites, three endings, and is a wonderful retelling of the Frog Prince.

I really liked how well-written the story is, and how detailed the frog and the other characters are protrayed. Take a loook!

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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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EDIT:
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://i0.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