Midnight Scenes: The Highway by Octavi Navarro is a special edition of the critically acclaimed short game. The roughly 15-minute-long adventure game with atmospheric black-and-white pixel art is inspired by horror and mystery shows from the 1960s such as Twilight Zone and Outer Limits.
“Claire Barnes is about to discover what kind of horrors lurk in the darkness of a deserted road. Welcome to a dimension of horror. Welcome to Midnight Scenes.”
The game is now available on Steam – of course with German subtitles. If you liked the prologue, please support the project on Kickstarter: Saint Kotar.
“Follow the fear of Benedek Dohnany and Nikolay Kalyakin and play the onset of a dark and chilling narrative adventure. Make decisions and affect the events that precede a macabre series of murders, allegedly related to devil worship and witchcraft.”
VirtuaVerse by Theta Division is a cyberpunk point & click adventure set in a future not so far away narrating tales of technomancers, AR graffiti writers, hacker groups, tribes of cryptoshamans, digital archeology, epic cyberwars, and virtual reality debauchery.
The Warlocs team translated the game into several languages; I was responsible for the German localization.
“In a future not so far away, one Artificial Intelligence prevailed above all other AIs and their governments. Society has migrated to a permanently integrated reality connected to a single neural network that continuously optimizes people’s experiences by processing personal data. Nathan, an outsider still refusing to comply with the new system, makes a living off the grid as a smuggler of modded hardware and cracked software. Geared with his custom headset, he is among the few that can still switch AVR off and see reality for what it is. He shares an apartment in the city with his girlfriend Jay, a talented AVR graffiti writer whose drones have been bit-spraying techno-color all over the augmented space in the city. Waking up one morning, Nathan discovers that Jay disappeared overnight, but not before leaving a cryptic message on their bathroom mirror. Having accidentally broken his custom headset, Nathan is now disconnected and determined to find out what happened to Jay, but he soon finds himself tangled up in an unexpected journey involving Jay’s hacker group and a guild of AVR technomancers. Travelling around the world, he’ll have to deal with hardware graveyards, digital archeology, tribes of cryptoshamans, and virtual reality debauchery.”
Guard Duty by Sick Chicken Studios is a comedy adventure about love, loss and the end of the world. Experience an unforgettable story spanning across two radically different time periods.
The game was ported by Ratalaika Games for consoles and is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Including my German translation of course!
“Tondbert, loyal Guard to the Castle of Wrinklewood, is having a rough day. A little too much ale at the local pub, a lapse in judgement, and the next thing you know a hooded figure has slipped into the kingdom and kidnapped the princess — an event that will have consequences well into the future.
A thousand years later, in a small orbital station, Agent Starborn is a member of a resistance group embarking on a last ditch effort to overthrow evil and take back the Earth — a quest rooted in the depths of history.
Discover how these two playable characters’ fates are intertwined and you might just save humanity in the process.”
If you’re a fan of point-and-click adventures, be sure to check out the series. The German translations of the second and third chapters were done by me, while the first part was corrected by me.
“Your adventure is almost at an end, or is it just beginning? After meeting the mysterious man from the photograph, you know that the only way to save your city is to join the Resistance against the tyranny of Sergio.
Guide the protagonist, Christian, through the ruins of Buenos Aires to make your final stand against the evil tyrant. Can you find the missing pieces to a mysterious device, the city’s only hope for redemption? Can you and your friends outrun Sergio and his guards long enough to succeed?
Team up with your allies, Victoria and Pablo, on your final mission to collect all the missing parts to this strange machine. Only then will you have a chance to reverse the disastrous events that destroyed the city as you know it.
Your adventure continues on the streets of Buenos Aires. It’s time for Reversion. ”
The game is now available with German subtitles on Steam and for iOS and Android devices. Check it out and help Johnny to complete his revenge!
“In the alien base, Johnny will try to find the way to rescue his mother and all humans who have been abducted, including Capitán Wachimolete, who is now a member of the alien army due to a probe that controls his will.”
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.
The game is available on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. 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.”
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.”