Interactive Fiction

If You Liked The Grudge, You Might Like This Visual Novel

Did you ever get one of those chain text messages? You know, the ones that say, "SeNd ThIS 2 !!!FIVE!!! peeple or els u will DIE 2NITE!!!" During my …

English Visual Novels are changing the Visual Novel scene

Today in this world of enhanced storytelling, the mediums in which stories being presented on the big screen or even games are undergoing revolutionary changes.<p>One medium that has been steadily growing popularity in the past are Visual Novels.<p>Originating in Japan, these stories make for extremely …

Purrfect Date Is Pawing Its Way into Your Heart alongside PC, Mac, and iOS This Winter

August 10, 2017<p>Share This<p>Meow! Purrfect Date Is Here to Paw Its Way into Your Heart alongside PC, Mac, and iOS This Winter<p><i>Purrfect Date</i> is a dating …

Hakuoki Kyoto Winds PC Version Coming This Month

Visual Novel Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds Coming to PC<p>/ August 9, 2017 at 1:36 PM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>Idea Factory International is bringing Otome visual …

Kyoto

'MineCon' Transforming Into Interactive Livestream and Community Events

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IPad Pro

Blemish Launches Kickstarter for Riveting Psychological Visual Novel

August 6, 2017<p>Share This<p><i>Blemish</i> launches Kickstarter campaign to raise funding for their upcoming psychological visual novel which wraps players in a …

He Beat Her Offers A Flawed But Interesting Take On Domestic Violence

With its lush art and lovely music, visual novel He Beat Her sounds like an easy sell. The way it handles its subject matter, however, lacks the …

Domestic Violence

Sexy VN Mutiny!! Top Downloaded Game on Nutaku

Sexy VN Mutiny!! Top Downloaded Game on Nutaku<p>/ August 3, 2017 at 4:31 PM / Adult Gaming, Gaming<p>Not long ago we reported the launch of the adult …

Song of Memories Developer Shows its Waifus with VR Tech for Future Game

Pure Wish showcases its VR technology by using Song of Memories' girls in various situations. ...Read MoreThe post Song of Memories Developer Shows …

Virtual Reality

Cinematic visual novel Necrobarista coming to Switch

Necrobarista, a 3D cinematic visual novel first announced for PC in January, will also come to Switch, Melbourne-based developer Route 59 announced. …

Song of Memories virtual reality demonstration videos

Pure Wish has released a set of three virtual reality demonstration videos for its PlayStation 4 visual novel Song of Memories. These videos were …

Virtual Reality

Nutaku Launches Free-To-Play Visual Novel Narborion By Night

Nutaku Launches Free-To-Play Visual Novel Narborion By Night<p>/ August 1, 2017 at 6:07 PM / Adult Gaming, Gaming<p>The adult gaming website Nutaku has …

Nutaku Launches Erotic Visual Novel Battle Girls On Storefront

Nutaku Launches Erotic Visual Novel Battle Girls On Storefront<p>/ July 27, 2017 at 3:41 PM / Adult Gaming, Gaming<p>Adult gaming website Nutaku has …

Anime

Fans Try To Solve The Mystery Of Dream Daddy's 'Cult Ending'

Screenshot taken from the game's store page on Steam. Dream Daddy, a popular new dating simulator in which you date hot dads, has a reputation for …

Interactive Fiction's Favorite Setting Is the Dungeon of the Mind

<i>At Play in the Carceral State is a week-long series investigating play in, around, and about prisons and prison culture. Learn more here.</i><p>The history of interactive fiction, as a genre, is a history of narratives of confinement and imprisonment. That history starts even before there was such a thing …

RPGs

One of 2017’s Most Touching Games is a Hilarious Dad Dating Simulator

Life is full of tough decisions, but lately, few have provided as much anxiety as deciding which handsome fellow will be granted a third date with yours truly. "You know what they say about third dates," says the game, as my mouse hovers over the confirmation button. "They get pretty serious. Are …

Relationships

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If you are a reviewer who likes video games with great storytelling, we have something for you!

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Watching Pyre’s emotionally gripping story unfold, precisely and enjoyably punctuated by exciting, tactical, real-time battles, is to witness just …

Pyre review

Supergiant Games delivers stunning art and a well-written story, but stretched across an overlong, repetitive campaign.

PC Gaming

30 Immersive Storytelling platforms, apps, resources & tools

The following list was compiled by an amazing group of storytellers from around the world. Last semester, while I was teaching <i>Building Storyworlds:</i> …

Augmented Reality

Visual Novel Song Of Memories Getting Switch Port In Japan With English Subtitles

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Nintendo

Kingsway review — an addictive RPG with deadly pop-up windows

It’s hard to describe the way Kingsway descends into chaos. As I mentioned in my preview from the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles in June, it takes all the usual role-playing game features and skins them in a retro Windows 95-esque operating system.<p>The entire game takes place in this …

RPGs

Five of the Best Interactive Fiction Games on iPhone - Musgravian Musings

Hello everyone, and welcome to <b>Musgravian Musings</b>, a little space of my own where I can do some non-review reflections on whatever games strike my …

App Store

Telling Lies, A new Game from the creators of Her Story

Today I am going to talk about Telling Lies, A new game from the creators of Her Story. Sam Barlow, the creator of Her Story, said that Telling Lies …

Indie Gaming

One cryptic storyteller is using Twitter to craft thrilling interactive fiction

Numerous esteemed authors have previously relied on Twitter to tell original <i>Flash fiction,</i> but one talented storyteller is pushing his tales way beyond the 140 character limit to create interactive <i>scenarios</i> that put you in charge of the story.<p>Artist Nas Maraj has created a truly engaging story …

Storytelling

Iwaihime: Matsuri Receives Terrifying Character Trailer For Toe Kurokami

Nippon Ichi Software launched a new character trailer for the horror visual novel <i>Iwaihime: Matsuri</i>, coming to PS4 and PS Vita on September 7 in Japan.<p>…

PS Vita

Storytelling App Episode Is Like Interactive TV For People Who Can’t Put Their Phones Down

AdExchanger |Episode, a choose-your-own-adventure storytelling app, is choosing a road to revenue centered on the user experience first. Monetization …

Advertising Industry

Killer Goat Man Chases You In This Puzzle Based Visual Novel

When you think of a visual novel, you probably think of pursuing super sexy romantic interests (or pigeons). Most of the interactions in these games …

Gay Community

Scores of Japanese Games Announced for PS4, Vita at Anime Expo 2017

Over ten new titles confirmed for Sony's systems

Anime

IF Comp 2017 opens for scribes and crowdfunds prizes

The annual Interactive Fiction Competition has opened for authors, and is crowdfunding for cash prizes with the hope of raising a $6000 prize pool. …

PC Gaming