Miranda’s Choice is an episodic commercial Otome Game by NMG2 Limited. The game is divided into three parts and every episode will be available in English, German, and Japanese. The first episode with the character Ferdinand is now available in German. Here is the official description of the game:
“Miranda spent most of her life living peacefully on a small island. Her only company are her father, a magic being who serves him, and a man who has been living on the island even longer than her. One day, a violent storm brings new people into her life …“
Every route offers a full story with the character, multiple endings, and many CGs. You can buy Ferdinand’s route for $5,99 on the official site. The prologue of the game is free.
dUpLicity ~Beyond the Lies~ is a commercial visual novel by roseVeRte. It is the second game that is officially translated into German by me. At this point I want to thank Torsten Sohrmann for doing the hard and especially time-consuming work of editing the images. Here is the official game description:
“Yukina Kudou is a third-year high school student with a secret. Behind her daily sickly school girl act, she has important job to do. One day, she receives a warning that she’s doing her job terribly,
and if there is no improvement upon her graduation, she will be fired. She has only six months. What is this secret position she holds? What is its true goal?”
You can expect a story full of twist and unexpected events. You could call the game a mix between mystery and otome game. There are four main routes with every one of them reveling one of the secrets. You will get closer to the truth with every unlocked ending (there are 15 in total). The game can be purchased for $20,00. There is also a free demo for Mac OS, Linux, and Windows on the official website: http://www.roseverte.net/german/duplicity.html
Another important character from Legend of the Silver Fox!
Name: Amalia Cynthia Semira Kali van Nite Age: 17 Birthday: January 2 Location: Palace Height: 1.70 m Weight: 48 kg Likes: Fur, jewels, power Dislikes: Boredom
Amalia is the legitimate heiress to the throne. Her mother died when she was still a child and the king vanished a long time ago. Therefore, she is just a princess and can only be crowned queen on her 18th birthday. Nonetheless, she is in control of the kingdom and harasses her subjects. Obsessed with gold and jewels, she soon realizes that everything is not enough for her. She is tired of her boring existence in the palace, but then she has an idea: The winter is pretty tough and the princess calls for a new pelt. Of course this must not be an ordinary one. It has to be the one of a very rare animal …
Amalia may look nice, but deep inside she is evil and ruthless. The power over everything and everybody has spoiled her; she does not care about her fellow humans at all. What might happen when she meets Elenor?
That’s all important characters. The game is mainly about Elenor, Jack, Leon, and Amalia.
a2 ~a due~ is a visual novel by VARIABLE X , NSEY Games, and Memento Mori Productions. It’s about Chinese American Sona Song and Chinese Yin Le Hao, who doesn’t understand English, unfortunately. Language barriers and problems of understanding are bound to occur. However, there is one thing that connects them both; namely Music.
“It’s been years since rocker girl Sona Song last talked to her father, a famous classical music conductor. So she’s shocked, and a bit annoyed, when he leaves his orchestra to her after he dies. Though Sona just wants to slack off, she’s soon visited by Yin Le Hao, her father’s musical protégé from China. Hao doesn’t speak any English, but he’s determined to whip the orchestra into shape no matter what.”
a2 ~a due~ is a mix between drama, comedy, and otome elements with a rather uncommon protagonist. The game takes you on an emotional journey full of funny and sad moments. There are three different endings, it’s rated 13+, and you can download it for free. After you completed the game, you can turn on a translation mode in order to switch all the Chinese dialog from Hao into English (or German, that is). Furthermore, there are a lot of extras, many CGs, a bonus chapter, and a wonderful theme song.
It’s time to meet Leon. The third character of Legend of the Silver Fox!
Name: Leon Sooleawa Age: 16 Birthday: December 10 Location: Forest Height: 1.71 m Weight: 55 kg Likes: Animals, the forest Dislikes: Animal abuse, narrow-minded people
Leon is a mysterious boy and lives in the woods. Elenor is not really sure what to make of him and he often teases her. On the other hand, he seems to be quite serious at times. He also seems to be all alone, he has no family and maybe no friends at all. Jack doesn’t like him either and suddenly Elenor begins to wonder: Maybe he wants to be alone after all. What is he hiding? Can Elenor reveal his secrets?
Who is your favorite character so far? There’s still one important side character left …
It’s time for the second character of Legend of the Silver Fox! Jack is a main character and the best friend of Elenor.
Name: Jack Bailey Age: 15 Birthday: August 5 Location: Dairy Height: 1.67 m Weight: 53 kg Likes: Traveling, Elenor Dislikes: Awkward situations, being lied to
Jack lives at the dairy and helps out his mom whenever he can. He is very hard-working and wants to travel around the world someday. On the other hand, he would miss Elenor since she has been his best friend since childhood. He knows that she is obsessed with the idea of finding the Silver Fox, but Jack wants to persuade her to get over it and find something else to do. He wants her to become reasonable and have appropriate goals in life. Once Leon shows up, Jack knows that there is a possibility he could lose Elenor forever …
Jack can be shy sometimes and he often doesn’t speak up his mind. Although Elenor wants him to be more sincere with his feelings, Jack is just afraid of saying the wrong things and making Elenor angry. Can he offer a better future to Elenor? And even more important: Would she accept this offer?
We make progress on Legend of the Silver Fox! The game is far from being finished but I thought it’s about time to introduce the three main characters. We’ll begin with the protagonist Elenor.
Name: Elenor Sawyer Age: 15 Birthday: March 20 Location: Sewing worker’s house Height: 1.62 m Weight: 50 kg Likes: Adventures, mysteries, foxes Dislikes: Being teased, injustice
Elenor is a fifteen-year-old girl from a small village in the forest. Her father died a few years ago and she lives alone with her mother. She loved the stories her father used to tell her and together with her best friend Jack she keeps searching for a mysterious animal her father mentioned: The Silver Fox. She believes that this fox exists and hopes that it’ll grant her a wish. But one day she meets a new boy in the woods. Leon seems to know the forest even better than Elenor, but she has to make a decision … Can she trust him?
She is usually very polite and friendly but can be quite impulsive when someone’s teasing her. She is also very persistent as regards the search for the Silver Fox. Elenor doesn’t know yet what she wants to do in life; she’s not very good at sewing like her mother. Will she find her destiny?
That’s Elenor. Do you like her? Stay tuned for the second character next week on Friday! Would you rather see Jack first or would you prefer Leon?
“One day our heroine, Marty (name can be changed), arrives uncharacteristically early to school to find a boy from another class leaving flowers on her desk. She hides before he can see her, not wanting the situation to become awkward. How will our nutty, hopelessly romantic, manga-loving protagonist deal with the situation? She will try to recreate classic romantic scenes from her favorite mangas with her not-so-secret admirer, Matt, in order to get him to confess his feelings. Duh! Fortunately, her reluctant friend Warren is there to help. Will she succeed, or will all her plans fail miserably? Hint: it’s not the former.”
The game is free, for every age, and offers 4 endings and a lot of humor!
Legend of the Silver Fox makes progress! Check out this new video (it is basically only the picture of the main menu) and listen to the new track! The main menu will probably change a lot so only the music might be final. And of course my logo and the game’s logo. What do you think?
Also, I thought I could use this post to answer some questions about the game:
Q: How far is the writing and the translation of the game?
A: I’m writing everything in English first. Afterwards, the game will be translated into German. The writing is about 1/5 done.
Q: How much will it cost?
A: The game will be free. Although I might sell a special version with extra in-game stuff, the soundtrack, and other things. Not sure about the price yet.
Q: Is this an otome game?
A: Basically yes. You play Elenor and there are two boys to pursue (Jack, Leon). Besides the romance part, there’s also a lot of mystery in it.
Q: What about other gameplay elements?
A: The game is a pure visual novel. That means there are no point-and-click scenes. The player reads the story and occasionally has to make choices to influence the outcome.
Q: Will the game be voiced?
A: Currently there are no plans to get the game voiced.
Q: Are there many choices?
A: At the moment, I can’t say that for sure. The game is planned to branch at a certain point into two main routes. Each of those routes will be completely different and will lead to one out of two endings. That means there are four main endings, and maybe some “game over” endings.
“Madeleine Valois is a prince’s companion. Her job is to guide and advise him, to make him look good so that he can land a royal bride. It is her responsibility to keep him out of trouble – not to let him walk blindly into a political minefield, not to let him get arrested for a crime he didn’t commit, and definitely not to let him fall in love with her. Unfortunately, events are not going according to plan …“
The game is a mix between action, romance, and intrigue. While the first four chapters are similar for every path, the game divides into four completely different plots in chapter five. Playing as Madeleine, the player can decide which character to pursue. Madeleine’s prince Oscar, the moody prince of Gwellinor Callum, the mysterious Nazagi, and the strange prince Gaston.
But be warned! The game is called The Royal TRAP for a reason. It is full of plot twists and surprising events! The Royal Trap is available at a price of $ 19.95 and can be played with Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. A demo, containing the prologue and the first chapter, can be downloaded for free on the official site.