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Other Age Second Encounter

Genre: Dating Sim/Fantasy
Publisher
: Zeiva Inc
All Ages

System Requirements
: Flash Player, 293 MB
Features
:
Variety of Interactive Gameplay
200+ Ilustrations
10 Love Interests
55 Endings
Mini-games
Also see the predecessor and dating sim for girls Other Age
Buy Game $15 USD

Download Demo
Play Online Demo

In OASE, you control Prince of Zeiva Empire in his quest to date a girl using a machine called Luv Luv Nitarou Dynamite. With it you can summon girls from any place, time or space. Follow stories of different characters and collect as many endings as you can!

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Other Age

Genre: Otome/Fantasy
Publisher
: Zeiva Inc
All Ages

System Requirements
: Flash Player, 6.71 MB

Features:
Variety of Interactive Gameplay
10 Love Interests
31 Endings
Mini-games

Also see Other Age: Second Encounter
Download Game Play Online

You are Princess of Zeiva Kingdom. In order to celebrate your 16th birthday, Green Mage Nitarou gave you a special machine that allows you to summon your dream guy. Enter the world of Other Age, where Genetic Glow and Imaginary Realm characters collide.

Other Age Ultimate Guide

60 Full Color Pages
$22.95 on Lulu.com

This complete guide and artbook includes:

  • Character Profiles
  • Mini-games & Cheats
  • All 31 Endings
  • 6 original comics
  • 8 exclusive arts
  • authors commentary
  • and more!
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Manga Gamer Announces Partnership with Minori

MangaGamer announced their new partnership with minori on Sunday. MangaGamer and minori will be collaborating with No Name Losers, a fansub group, to localize their games. The first games planned for release will be ef – the First Tale and ef – the Latter Tale, the basis for the ef anime ef – A Tale of Memories (2007) and ef – A Tale of Melodies (2008).  The games will be released in their original, unedited format.

minori is known for their beautiful visuals and engaging storylines, two very important aspects of visual novels. It’s exciting to see masterpieces like ef being brought over for the English speaking audience. We at Sayuri Studios hope to see more great partnerships in the visual novel realm!

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AnimeFEST 2010 Report

We had a great time at AnimeFEST! We met some great people and had lots of fun with our friends.

They had some awesome Japanese guests this year: Kazuyoshi Katayama (King of Thorns, Big O), Dai Sato (Samurai Champloo, Ghost in the Shell), and the members of Nirgilis (D Gray Man, Eureka 7). We went to their panels and met them all personally through a friend. They were very friendly!

We had a lot of people come check us out at the booth. As was expected, most people were not familiar with visual novels, and those who were associated them with “gal games”. We’re working on finding the best way to educate people about the medium… and it’s pretty hard. But we’re getting better all the time!

Sakevisual had some very cool items on sale! In addition to games, they had plushies, buttons, artbooks, art prints, and more! I purchased a RE: Alistair artbook myself. They also ran an excellent panel on creating visual novels. It was captured on video! (with my terrible videotaping skills >.>)

If you haven’t already, check out their games. They’re quickly becoming a main staple of the OELVN world and for good reason!

We were stuck at the booth most of the time, but we did manage to take a few photos! They’re available on our Flickr.

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Digital: A Love Story

Genre: Mystery/Romance
Produced by: Christine Love
Ages 13+

A computer mystery/romance set five minutes into the future of 1988.

I can guarantee at least ONE of the following is a real feature:
* Discover a vast conspiracy lurking on the internet!
* Save the world by exploiting a buffer overflow!
* Get away with telephone fraud!
* HACK THE GIBSON!

Which one? You’ll just have to dial in and see. Welcome to the 20th century.

Wikipedia Entry

System Requirements:

Win 2000/XP/VISTA, CPU 1.2 Ghz – 256 MB RAM
Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, runs on Intel and Power PC Macs
Linux x86 or compatible processor

Download Game: PC MAC Linux

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Memo

Genre: Dating Sim/Slice of Life
Produced by: Doomfest and Serithnal
Ages 13+

Memo is a slice of life story set in an unnamed Japanese city that’s neither large nor small. Over the course of a few days, one will experience the life of a male transfer student named Seji who has moved several times a year for most of his life. Compelling experiences spur the youth forward as he reconnects with a childhood town.

System Requirements:

Win 2000/XP/VISTA, CPU 1.2 Ghz – 256 MB RAM
Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, runs on Intel and Power PC Macs
Linux x86 or compatible processor

Download Game: PC MAC Linux

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RE: Alistair++

Genre: Otome/Slice of Life
Publisher: sakevisual
Ages 13+

Merui loves video games, especially her favorite MMORPG, Rivenwell Online. Merui also has a very short temper, so when some JERK named Alistair steals a rare item from her, she’s determined to exact revenge on him. Unfortunately, she has no idea who he is in real life. But hey, that’s never stopped anyone, right?
Take control of Merui and make new friends, balance schoolwork and fun, go shopping, search for the culprit, and maybe even discover a new romance.

System Requirements:

Win 2000/XP/VISTA, CPU 1.2 Ghz – 256 MB RAM
Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, runs on Intel and Power PC Macs
Linux x86 or compatible processor

Download Game: PC MAC Linux

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Koenchu! The Tale of the Voice Actress

Koenchu!
The Tale of the Voice Actress

Genre: Slice of Life, Dream Adventure
Publisher: Zero Zigen
Ages 13+

Graded “A” by Mania.com!

Con Exclusive Product!

Souta is a voice acting student at a technical school in Japan. He aspires to be a great voice actor one day, but it’s turning out to be a lot more complicated than he planned. Girls, festivals, plays – aliens?? Lead Souta to his destiny! Your choices change the story. Seven love interests and multiple endings. Where will you go?

Koenchu! is a dating sim from the Japanese circle Zero Zigen. It is a dual language game completely voiced in both Japanese and English with excellent visuals.
20+ hours for one storyline.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/VISTA/7, CPU 800 Mhz – 256 MB RAM, HDD 2GB

Download Demo: Get it from CNET Download.com!
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AnimeFEST 2010 is upon us!

Labor Day Weekend
Fri Sept 3rd – Mon Sept 6th, 2010
Location: Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion

Anyone going to AnimeFEST? We are! Please stop by and see us during your adventures! We will be located in the Bizarre Bazaar.

Our friends sakevisual will be there in the dealers room, AND they’ll be running a panel on visual novel making! Their panel times are:

Friday 4:00PM
Sunday 9:00AM

Room assignments are available in your AFEST schedule. They are amazing artists and great teachers. If you have any interest in making VNs, this is a panel you don’t want to miss.

Our OTHER friends (we have several) Mu Epsilon Kappa will be hosting several panels. Anime Jeopardy is especially popular. Please visit their booth in the Bizarre Bazaar for more information and sign-ups.

Panels and times after the jump.

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Jisei: The First Case

Genre: Supernatural/Mystery
Publisher: sakevisual

Ages 13+

Graded “B+” on Mania.com!

System Requirements:
Win 2000/XP/VISTA, CPU 1.2 Ghz – 256 MB RAM
Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, Intel and Power PC Macs
Linux x86 or compatible processor

A young teenager with no name and no home has the unique ability to relive the death of any corpse that he touches. When he stumbles upon a dead woman, he’s immediately branded as the primary suspect in a murder investigation. Step into his shoes and search for clues, interrogate witnesses, and find the true murderer. Even with your extra abilities, it will still take solid facts and logic to prove your innocence!
Purchase Game $15: PC MAC Linux Demo: PC MAC Linux
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Date Warp

Genre: Mystery/Adventure, Dating Sim
Produced by: Hanako Games / Spiky Caterpillar
Ages 13+

Five days ago, Janet left her dorm to go on a date. She never returned.
Was she kidnapped? Murdered? Did she run away? Will she ever be seen again?
The choices you make can change her fate and help her find romance or destruction in one of eleven surprising endings!

System Requirements:
Win 2000/XP/VISTA, CPU 1.2 Ghz – 256 MB RAM
Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, runs on Intel and Power PC Macs
Linux x86 or compatible processor

Purchase Game: PC MAC Linux Demo: PC MAC Linux
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Vera Blanc: Ghost in the Castle

Genre: Mystery/Detective
Publisher
: Winter Wolves

System Requirements:
Win 2000/XP/VISTA, CPU 1.2 Ghz – 256 MB RAM
Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, Universal Binary – runs on Intel and Power PC Macs
Linux x86 or compatible processor


Missed the first game?
Purchase both and receive a discount!

This time, Vera and Brandon are investigating a mysterious ghost that is haunting a castle in a town in the middle of the Italian countryside. A local famous businessman, Roberto Anastasi, wants Vera to solve the ghost problem, because he doesn’t want the town filled by tourists. The first day seems to be rather quiet and relaxing, but as soon as the night comes, Vera will have a short encounter with the ghost! A short chase in the woods that ends up in an opening and a man hanged on a tree!
Purchase Game: PC MAC Linux Demo: PC MAC Linux

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Vera Blanc: Full Moon

Gernre: Mystery/Detective
Publisher:
: Winter Wolves

System Requirements:
Win 2000/XP/VISTA, CPU 1.2 Ghz – 256 MB RAM
Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, Intel and Power PC Macs
Linux x86 or compatible processor

Vera Blanc: Ghost in the Castle is out!
Purchase both and receive a discount!

Purchase Game: PC MAC Linux Demo: PC MAC Linux

Take on the role of Vera Blanc, a young and beautiful woman with an extraordinary power: the ability to read other people’s minds! Daughter of Emmanuel Blanc, one of the richest people on Earth, she left her life of luxury to use her powers to work alongside paranormal detective Brandon Mackey. In this first episode, our heroine travels to a mysterious town in Germany deep in the Black Forest.

A serial killer is on the loose, and all leads point to a werewolf as the culprit! The game plays like a visual novel / adventure game with several different paths to solve the mystery, and a collection of challenging minigames. Featuring innovative comic-style art, with over 200 unique panels, Vera Blanc immerses you in a the world of the supernatural as you play the detective! Will you be able to solve the mystery?

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Bionic Heart

Genre: Sci-fi
Publisher
: Winter Wolves
Ages 13+

System Requirements:

Win 2000/XP/VISTA,
CPU 1.2 Ghz, 256 MB RAM
Mac OS X 10.4+, Intel and Power PC
Linux x86 or compatible processor

Purchase Game: PC MAC Linux Demo: PC MAC Linux

London, 2099. The earth isn’t what it used to be anymore. Incredible climate changes have corrupted the weather, causing a permanent rain on most of the Earth’s surface.You play the role of Luke Black, a 36-year-old bio-informatic engineer. He is one of the lead programmers at Nanotech, a big nanotechnology research company.But one night, his life is changed forever when he encounters Tanya. Who is she? What does she wants from Luke?Purchase the full version to see all 24 different endings and explore all the possible paths! It’s a truly dynamic adventure that will keep you entertained for hours.The game is fully voiced and features beautiful manga art, brilliant dialogue and characters relationship that will change the final outcome of the game.

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Card Sweethearts

Genre: Dating Sim/Poker Sim
Publisher
: Winter Wolves
Ages 13+

System Requirements:

Win 2000/XP/VISTA,
CPU 1.2 Ghz – 256 MB RAM
Mac OS X 10.4+, Intel and Power PC
Linux x86 or compatible processor


Purchase Game: PC MAC Linux Demo: PC MAC Linux

Card Sweethearts is a dating sim game with a twist. Billy is an IT worker who suddenly finds himself out of a job. The only person willing to hire him is a shady private investigator with a tight wallet and a fondness for poker. Step into Billy’s shoes as you investigate sexy ladies, play poker with people all across town, and rub elbows with the rich and famous. And with women this beautiful, money isn’t the only thing you’ll be playing for! Win a woman’s affection, and you’ll be treated to a game of strip poker. Card Sweethearts is a story-driven poker game with a dry sense of humor and beautiful artwork.

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Heileen 2: The Hands of Fate

Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Winter Wolves

Ages 13+

This direct sequel takes place on a mysterious Caribbean island where Heileen has shipwrecked with her friends. Heileen soon discovers a deck of tarot cards representative of the seven deadly sins and the seven heavenly virtues. The cards have the power to change both her dreams and her reality, and will help Heileen discover many hidden things from her past.

The game features 15 unique endings and an enhanced version of the original quest system in Heileen with 20 quests. Try to solve them all to get the maximum score!

System Requirements:

Win 2000/XP/VISTA, CPU 1.2 Ghz – 256 MB RAM
Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, runs on Intel and Power PC Macs
Linux x86 or compatible processor

Demo: PC MAC Linux
Purchase Game: PC MAC Linux

Missed the first game?

Purchase together and receive a discount!

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Heileen

Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Winter Wolves

Heileen, a cute, 18 year old english girl. She has a quiet life without any real problems. But one day her uncle Otto, a famous english merchant, decides that it is time for a change and forces her to follow him on a journey to the New World.

During the voyage she’ll meet old and new friends and discover lots of secrets, and ultimately find what really wants for herself.

Features:
Historical Romance storyline
Play as Heileen and meet interesting characters
Find and complete quests to increase your score
Interactive gameplay allows you to change your story

System Requirements:
Win 2000/XP/VISTA, CPU 1.2 Ghz – 256 MB RAM
Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, Universal Binary – runs on Intel and Power PC Macs
Linux x86 or compatible processor

Demo: PC MAC Linux
Purchase Game: PC MAC Linux

Heileen 2 is also available.

Purchase together and receive a discount!

Talk to old friends

Make new ones

Make choices that effect your story

Meet interesting characters

Learn about those around you Find adventure at every corner
Complete quests Try for the best rating!

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Science Girls!

Gernre: SciFi
Publisher
: Hanako Games

The school is under attack, and only the Science Club can save the day! Guide a group of schoolgirls as they fend off an alien invasion. Use your science powers to blast the enemy with fire and lightning! It’s all up to you…

Features:
Light-hearted storyline
Swap active combat characters at any time
Save anywhere, no need to hunt for save points
Customise your characters by raising the skills you prefer
Three difficulty levels for those who hate stress or enjoy a challenge

System Requirements:
Win 2000/XP/VISTA, CPU 1.2 Ghz – 256 MB RAM
Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, Universal Binary – runs on Intel and Power PC Macs
Linux x86 or compatible processor

Demo: PC MAC Linux
Purchase Game: PC MAC Linux

Fight strange monsters and gain experience.

Talk to your friends.

Explore alien worlds.

Game Tunnel Gold Award Winner

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Spirited Heart

Genre: Fantasy/Rainsing Sim/Dating Sim
Produced By: Winter Wolves

Play your fantasy life in Spirited Heart! Choose from three different races, 20 jobs, and six potential partners. Play with your character for 10 in-game years in which you have to do your best! The full game has 20 normal endings plus 6 special marriage endings, providing hours of game-play and lots of re-playability.

System Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP/VISTA
Mac OS 10.4+
CPU 1.2 Ghz – 256 MB RAM

Demo: PC MAC Linux*
Purchase Game: PC MAC

*Purchase PC or MAC version and you’ll get a download link for the linux version as well

Choose to be a human, elf, or demoness.

Improve your skills and attributes to reach your goals.

Choose from six potential partners.

Six special marriage endings! Can you get them?

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The Flower Shop

Genre: Slice of Life/Dating Sim/Farming Sim
Publisher
: Winter Wolves

Steve’s life has just taken a downward turn. His grades from his first semester in college are dismal, his relationship with his girlfriend is rocky at best, and now his dad is shipping him off to some farm for the summer so that he can “build character.” What’s a poor, lazy, college kid to do?

Take control of Steve as he spends a summer in Fairbook, working on the farm, making new friends, and maintaining old relationships.

You can raise and sell your own crops, but you’ll have to work hard to keep your land well watered and free of weeds and insects, or your crops will fail. Stop by the flower shop to buy more seeds, but choose wisely. Some plants take longer to mature, and some crops will get you a better return at the market.

There are four girls who you can spend time with. Maintain a good relationship with them by spending time with them and learning about their hopes and dreams. You can impress them by improving your skills, but if you only focus on one thing, they won’t be interested. Build a strong enough friendship, and it might even bloom into romance.

You can plan your weeks and who you spend time with using the weekly scheduler. Customize each week, spend time with who you like, or ignore everyone and work all day. Don’t forget to take a break once in a while, or your health will suffer.

The game features nine different endings that change based on your decisions throughout the game. Will Steve finally learn to be responsible? A good farmer, even? Will he make up with his girlfriend, find a new romance, or end up alone?

It’s all in your hands.

System Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP/VISTA
Mac OS 10.4+
CPU 1.2 Ghz – 256 MB RAM

Demo: PC MAC Linux

Purchase Game: PC MAC Linux

Start a new life in a small town.

Choose from four different girls to date.

Scheduling system allows you to choose where you want to spend your time.

Raise and sell your own crops in the unique farming simulator.

Windows 2000/XP/VISTA or Mac OS 10.4+
CPU 1.2 Ghz – 256 MB RAM

[…]

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