Chasing Static by Headware Games is a psychological horror short story. The game is published by Ratalaika Games and is now available with German subtitles on Steam.
“In the dead of night a fierce storm rages across North Wales. Miles from any town, Chris Selwood seeks refuge in a remote roadside café. Shortly thereafter Chris experiences a horrific sight as he finds the café waitress pinned to the ceiling by something with fierce glowing eyes, he passes out waking up to the dusty old abandoned remains of the café.”
Psycholonials by Andrew Hussie is a visual novel about two influencers who found a new movement in times of the COVID-19 pandemic, which gradually threatens to get out of hand.
All nine chapters have now been released and are now playable with my German translation. The game is suitable for adults only.
“While in communication with supernatural forces, two influencers launch a daring new social media brand. After getting in trouble with the law, they must consider how to navigate stardom as scrutiny of their project intensifies. The visual novel begins on April 20th, 2020, taking place on an island off the coast of New England.”
Axiom Verge 2 by Thomas Happ Games is a metroidvania adventure game and the long-awaited sequel to Axiom Verge. The game expands the universe with completely new characters, abilities and gameplay. I am very happy to have contributed a part to this game by doing the German translation.
“Indra, the billionaire behind the worldwide Globe 3 conglomerate, heads to Antarctica to investigate the disappearance of her daughter, but ultimately finds herself in entirely different reality, infected by parasitic machines that both aid and confound her. Where is she? Who is the mysterious person goading her from the other end of the computer terminal?
Explore an alternate Earth-like world, replete with the ruins of an ancient, high-tech civilization. Hack machines. Battle monsters. Use your remote drone to enter the Breach, a parallel but connected reality that is filled with its own dangers. You’ll want to search every inch for the hidden items and upgrades you need to survive.”
Near-Mage by Stuck In Attic is the latest game from the developers of Gibbous – A Cthulhu Adventure. The game is set in the same world, the so-called Kittehverse, and once again takes you to Transylvania. This time you take on the role of Illy Vraja, who is admitted to the Transylvanian Institute of Magick, where she learns spells and brews potions.
The gameplay promises to be a narrative adventure with a touch of RPG elements, and of course, some familiar characters from the first game will be featured as well! Visit the Institute, the real city of Sighișoara and the mythical city of Rakus, and choose different approaches to help all sorts of people and creatures.
Currently, a Kickstarter campaign is taking place to fund the development. The target amount was already exceeded within the first 24 hours, but there are still some great stretch goals waiting to be unlocked. Among others also for the German localization. Take a look and support the project if you liked Gibbous or if you like supernatural adventures:
Unbound: Worlds Apart by Alien Pixel Studio is a challenging, atmospheric and hand-drawn puzzle platformer in which you take on the role of Soli to save your world.
Together with the Warlocs team we translated the game into several languages. I did the German translation.
“Unbound: Worlds Apart is a challenging, atmospheric and hand-drawn puzzle-platformer set in a universe where all worlds are connected by portals. You control Soli, a gifted young mage who has the power to open portals and control the unique properties of each world – such as inverse gravity, time manipulation, super strength and more.
Using these newfound skills, Soli must journey across dangerous and mysterious worlds, each brimming with secrets and challenges. You must use every skill Soli has to defeat a ruthless evil that is tearing reality apart, while learning the shocking truth behind your world’s collapse.”
Beasts of Maravilla Island by Banana Bird Studios is a 3D adventure game where you take on the role of a young wildlife photographer who traverses Maravilla Island’s magical ecosystems to discover extraordinary creatures, learn their behaviors, and, most importantly, photograph their majesty.
The game is now also available with my German translation for PC and Nintendo Switch.
“The protective magic of Maravilla Island is waning, and the only way to save it is to restore humanity’s belief in the magical. Assume the role of Marina Montez, an aspiring wildlife photographer who is armed with her grandfather’s journal of Maravilla and his camera. To save Maravilla Island, you must climb, explore, and solve puzzles with the island’s flora and fauna to find and photograph its fabulous beasts.
You’ll also need to coax out their unique behaviors! Play with a rambunctious otter-crocodile. Be the wingman for a lovestruck bird-monkey. Discover the favorite hiding spots of birds disguised as bananas. Beasts of Maravilla Island is filled with enchanting opportunities to engage with creatures in unique, wholesome ways!
Capture your magic moments with majestic animals, and share Maravilla Island’s magic with the world!”
Cloudpunk: City of Ghosts by ION LANDS is an add-on to the 2020 released cyberpunk game Cloudpunk. The DLC continues the story of Rania and also introduces new characters. You can expect an extensive campaign that is just as long and addictive as the base game, as well as new features such as action-packed street races and new customization options for your HOVA.
In addition to providing the German localization, this time I also managed and directed the translations from the Warlocs team. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Concha Fernández Álvarez, who was in charge for the main game, and of course all the other Warlocs who translated the DLC. Together we translated the add-on into German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese.
“In Cloudpunk – City of Ghosts, you play as both Rania and new character Hayse in a more dangerous, more tense city of Nivalis. As Rania attracts the unwelcome attention of the massive delivery corporation Curzona, she must also evade a secret society of AI worshipping zealots. Her night gets even worse when the Debt Corps finally track her down, and Rania finds herself trying to outrun her past as well as a homicidal, chimeric cyborg. Meanwhile, drunken gambler Hayse tries to clear his debt before morning, but with an appetite for self-destruction and a bumbling CorpSec android for company, the odds aren’t in his favour.
In this direct sequel to Cloudpunk, we see Nivalis through eyes old and new as two stories intersect, and the fate of Rania, Hayse, Camus, CORA and the city itself will be in the hands of you, the player.”
The Hand of Glory by Madit Entertainment and Daring Touch is a point-and-click adventure game inspired by the golden age of adventure games, especially the Broken Sword and Gabriel Knight series.
“The challenge from a dangerous serial killer plummets detective Lazarus Bundy’s career into a chasm with no way out. In a desperate attempt at a comeback, Lazarus decides to secretly investigate the disappearance of Kathrin Mulzberg, the young descendant of one of the most influential families in the city. From the sunny shores of Miami to the green lush Italian hills, he will have to use all the resources at his disposal in order to reveal the truth behind the kidnapping. And by that time, he’ll be past the point of no return. ”
Perfect Gold by Yangyang Mobile is short, coming-of-age yuri visual novel about Marion LaRue and Audrey Clary as they explore the magical city of Castlecoast and get a second chance at love and friendship.
“Perfect Gold: The Alchemy of Happiness is a short, coming-of-age yuri visual novel about two former friends who escape detention in order to celebrate the Sunflower Festival. Set in the magical city of Castlecoast, readers get to know Audrey Clary, an alchemy student and heiress who secretly dreams of a different life, and Marion LaRue, a rebellious elemental magic student in search of someone she once loved.”
Legends of Talia: Arcadia by Winged Cloud is a Kinetic Novel about a legendary warrior and story about friendship, guilt, and dragons.
The game has been ported to consoles by Gamuzumiand is now available in German for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and Nintendo Switch.
“Arcadia is a legendary knight who’s fought in innumerable battles in the war-torn land of Talia. She’s beloved by the people, despite her relatively young age, and many consider her a goddess among mortals. She fought in the battle of Kadath in her youth, saved Amaranth Village from destruction, and has defeated hundreds of Talia’s enemies with her sword… But there’s one legend about Arcadia nobody speaks of. More than ten years, a horned dragon attacked Freycross Village. Arcadia happened to be there at the time, and could have saved the lives of the villagers – but she didn’t. The village burnt to the ground, and almost all the villagers perished. Arcadia might be a hero, but those who survived the attack on Freycross Village resent her. They hate her. They even want her dead.”