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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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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When The Past Was Around

Screenshot of "When The Past Was Around"
“When The Past Was Around” by Mojiken Studio (Eka Pramudita Muharram, Brigitta Rena Estidianti, Alice Elwin, Kris Antoni Hadiputra, Ahmad Fadlillah, Nick Romario, Bangkit Myarso, Seto Aji Nugroho, Dimas Novan Delfiano, …
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