NaNoRenO 2021 – Part Seven

NaNoRenO 2021 - Part Seven
“Tea Minus” (Version 1.0, as far as I know) by Tsunscreen. Eira works at a tea house in space. Serve customers and chat with them. It reminds me of games like “Coffee Talk”. I like the atmosphere and characters …
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NaNoRenO 2021 – Part Six

NaNoRenO 2021 - Part Six
“Over The Moon” (Version 1.1) by Bob Conway, Soulsoft EA, Robin Harper & Deevil. It is pretty unusual to find a visual novel with three-dimensional graphics and animations at NaNoRenO, so I think it is neat! Heads …
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NaNoRenO 2021 – Part Five

NaNoRenO 2021 - Part Five
“The Masterpiece” (Version 1.0, as far as I know) by Team Umbrella (Frederik Helgesen, Lizzy, Nono Kros & Cecil Opia). Iris suffers from altocelarophobia – the fear of high ceilings -, so she carries an umbrella to …
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NaNoRenO 2021 – Part Four

NaNoRenO 2021 - Part Four
“Ill Will” (Version 1.0) by Lancer, Thaynose, Fyrebreak, Alan, angel, GoingGoingKeith, Fettuccine, kamkam, lavenderGooms, J.A.X. & glitchiee. You go to a new high school, only to find trouble lurking. Heads up for dark content and death.…
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NaNoRenO 2021 – Part Three

NaNoRenO 2021 - Part Three
“The Dark Place” (Version 1.0) by Robin Middleton. This is a personal visual novel. Heads up for the discussion of anxiety, self-harm and depression in this game, along with depictions of bullying, homophobia as well as transphobia. The text …
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NaNoRenO 2021 – Part Two

NaNoRenO 2021 - Part Two
“Burden the Witch” (Version 1.0) by starishsky. You are the witch of the woods. The First Prince of Mesec wants your territory. Heads up: This game contains flashing lights, but you can turn them off. The banter between the dialogue …
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NaNoRenO 2021 – Part One

NaNoRenO 2021 - Part One
In this seven-part article series, I will review all of the games submitted for NaNoRenO 2021 in alphabetical order. Eleven to twelve jam submissions are presented per text. For those unaware, NaNoRenO is a yearly event where developers make a …
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Detours

Screenshot of "Detours"
“Detours” by Mismatched Games (Autumn Rain, Kinsey Erickson, Roscoe Rappaport, Samantha Ivonne Ortiz & Plum) & Jade Leamcharaskul. “[It is] time to move across the country, and the only person with a car is …
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The Catacombs of Solaris Revisited

Screenshot of "The Catacombs of Solaris Revisited"
“The Catacombs of Solaris Revisited” by Ian MacLarty. “The goal of this game is to find your [favorite] room in the catacombs. [It is] a perspective maze that plays with your perception of [three-dimensional] space on a [two-dimensional] screen.”…
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