Treasure Chest: April 2021

Treasure Chest April 2021
Since we released a seven-part report on NaNoRenO 2021 last month, we unfortunately had little time to look at many additional games. But at least five jam submissions and one indie game found their way into our hearts this month…
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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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Treasure Chest: March 2021

Treasure Chest: March 2021
Sixteen additional recommendations for in-between you could find on our Twitter account last month. These five indie games and eleven jam submissions range from lyrical roguelikes to absurd decision marathons, from tetromino-shaped word puzzles to physically impossible “Snake” variations, and…
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