Blind Men by Man-Eater Games is a BL visual novel and a parody of spy fiction. In the story you have the choice between two different guys and can unlock several endings.
The game was ported to consoles by Ratalaika Games and is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch – including German!
“As the nephew of a retired super villain, there’s nothing Keegan wants more than to become one himself — and what better way than to join the League of Evil? All he needs to do is commit a crime to complete his application.
Unfortunately, Keegan soon finds himself in more trouble than he could have ever imagined when his plans are interrupted by a couple of spies from opposing agencies.
Choose options that massively change the story. Will Keegan’s plans be foiled or will he succeed?”
The Divine Speaker by Two and a Half Studios is a fantasy BL visual novel with a focus on characters and storytelling. The game features NSFW scenes for players 18+ and the full version is planned for a release in Q4 2020/Q1 2021. The demo is now available and if you like it, please consider supporting the Kickstarter campaign!
“The birth of a child heralds many things – change, adaption, confusion, but most importantly… The Judgement. A newly born child’s first destination isn’t its mother’s arms, but the embrace of another. The Divine Speaker, the person tasked with determining a child’s destiny from the day they are born till the day they die. This destiny is determined by lottery. The Speaker’s hand, guided by the forces above, always chooses the correct fate for the correct child. This Judgement guides them on the path to eventually becoming the person they were always destined to be. In the Kingdom of Aurelia Cavella, your destiny is decided for you, from the day you’re born till the day you’ll die. However, this is by no means based on luck. The Beings Above that protect the land guide the Speaker into finding the correct fate for the correct child. Aurelia Cavella is the only civilization on the planet, and that is how its always been, as far as the residents are concerned. Outside, an endless forest that is both dangerous and uninhabitable. Raen grew up in an orphanage after being abandoned by his parents for his poor Judgement. However, he enjoyed his upbringing and learnt a lot of practical skills, and loves children. He finds them easier to understand than adults. He lives his life cooking, cleaning and raising the other kids. However, when Raen is expelled from his home on a death sentence, he must begin to come to terms with the fact that there might be something else out there after all, and that Aurelia Cavella isn’t all that it seems. Just like Pandora’s Box, once his eyes are opened to the truth, he can never close them again.”
My Burning Heart by Ertal Games is a Yaoi Visual Novel set in a world of 1001 nights. You take control of the slave Adnan and experience erotic adventures in the harem of the sultan. The demo is now available in German and the Kickstarter campaign is still running until March 14th!
Warning: The game (as well as the demo) contains explicit scenes, and is therefore only suitable for players above the age of 18.
“Our protagonist, Adnan, gets sold as a slave and, instead of being sent to work in the fields, as he expected, he ends up in a Sultan’s harem… Although they try to trick him with good words and promises of being well fed and no physical punishments, he decides to comply with the Sultan’s orders… but only while he plans his escape from the palace.”
Titel: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Autor: Becky Albertalli
Genre: Gay Romance
I reread the book after having watched the awesome movie adaptation and wondered why I only gave the book three stars before. Well, before I dive into the book let me just say that I LOVED the movie! It is cute, it is honest, it is everything I ever wanted from a teenage love comedy – why didn’t this come out when I was fifteen?! Anyway, when I read the book for the second time I remembered why I only gave it three stars before – yes, it is funny. But sometimes it feels like this was a little bit to childish for me, a bit over the top. I also have to say that I’m usually not that much into love stories and so some things were too cheesy for my taste. However, I just love these characters SO much! And after the movie, I cannot help but immediately picture the charismatic Nick Robinson when thinking about Simon. I know it’s an unspoken rule between book lovers never to say “the movie was better”, but I really think that watching Love, Simon enhanced my experience with this book a lot and made me fall in love with Simon, Leah, Abby, and all the others even more. So when this book was a 3,5 stars for me and I rounded down to 3 before, I just have to round up this time and make it 4 stars. Because we need more LGBT books like these – books that make you laugh out loud, books that make you happy, books with a happy ending. (This was pretty cheesy coming from me).
Conclusion: A lighthearted LGBT story that handles being a gay teen spot-on, albeit the cuteness can be a little bit of a sugar overload.
Rehooked is an extended visual novel based on Hooked for the Yaoi Game Jam. Thanks to “Alte” and other nice users from the community, the game was enhanced with additional scenes and backgrounds. Furthermore, the game is now available in English, German, Finnish, Korean, and Vietnamese – and of course it’s free!
Have fun with this new version of this kinetic novel!
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.