Interactive Fiction

07th Expansion Reveals Umineko: When They Cry Saku Compilation Game, All-New When They Cry Work

Both games slated for simultaneous release this winter<p>The official Twitter account for game developer 07th Expansion announced on Sunday that it is …

Anime

Steins;Gate Elite for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC Shines in New Trailer Showing Opening Cutscene

A new trailer of Steins;Gate Elite features its nostalgic opening cutscene and the theme song performed by Kanako Ito and composed by Chiyomaru …

Anime

Fighting Fantasy Legends Portal releases today for all your dying in a dark hole needs

From the distant recesses of 1984, Nomad Games and Asmodee Digital have resurrected yet more classic 80s game books in a modern digital format. …

Board Games

Asobo Studio Talks A Plague Tale: Innocence

<i>It’s hard to match the narrative scope and immersive experience that a compelling story-driven game has over other storytelling mediums, allowing</i> …

Siblings

Spike Chunsoft Reveals Yu-No for the West and 428: Shibuya Scramble Trailer at Anime Expo

LOS ANGELES, CA, JULY 10, 2018 — From Spike Chunsoft's MAGES. Inc. partnership comes YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world. for …

Anime

Japanese Visual Novel 'Death Mark' Heading to North American Consoles - Bloody Disgusting

Fans hoping for an English version of Aksys Games’ horror visual novel <i>Death Mark</i> will be pleased to know that according to Gematsu, the publisher is …

Horror Movies

Tokyo Chronos VR Visual Novel's Kickstarter Campaign Launches on Tuesday

Yui Ishikawa, Shoko Yuzuki voice roles in visual novel project by Tokyo-based studio MyDearest<p>Anime News Network's coverage of Anime Expo 2018 is …

Manga

428: Shibuya Scramble Launching This September in North America

428: Shibuya Scramble Launching This September in North America<p>/ July 8, 2018 at 4:15 PM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>At Anime Expo 2018, Spike Chunsoft …

Anime

JAST USA's Anime Expo 2018

Today At Anime Expo 2018, JAST USA announced two new upcoming visual novel titles: Flowers -Le Volume sur Automne-, and Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no …

Anime

Visual Novel Developer Frontwing Announces Release Window for PC Visual Novel ISLAND

<b>Los Angeles, California –</b> July 5, 2018 During a presentation and discussion panel at Anime Expo 2018 today, Japan-based visual novel developer …

Anime

Kevin's Meandering Mind | Perspectives On The Writing We Did

We ran out of time in the school year to do the kind of thorough reflection that my students really should do at the end of the year in my ELA class. …

Time Travel

10 Short Video Games to Take on Vacation

Because even the best vacations have some down time for your phone or Switch.<p>Generally speaking, you go on vacation to get away from things: work, social obligations, the home you spend every day in. This means that, as much as we like them, you shouldn't really spend much time playing video games. …

Indie Gaming

Comparing Twine and Ren'Py for creating interactive fiction

Any experienced technology educator knows engagement and motivation are key to a student's learning. Of the many techniques for stimulating …

Open Source Movement

Spike Chunsoft to Release YU-NO Visual Novel on PS4/PC in 2019

428: Shibuya Scramble also slated for September 4, with demo this summer<p>Anime News Network's coverage of Anime Expo 2018 is sponsored by Yen …

Anime

Video: How visual novels cultivate a strong sense of narrative

In this GDC 2013 session, Spike Chunsoft's Kotaro Uchikoshi discusses the definitions of the visual novel genre and how among other games, it has by …

Game Development

Interactive Storytelling: Non-Linear

In this final part of our series about interactive storytelling, we'll talk about the future of storytelling in videogames.<br>Non-Linear Interactive …

Game Design

With Jurassic World Revealed, Amazon shows voice games for Alexa are no joke

<i>Every Friday,</i> A.V. Club <i>staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real</i> …

Jurassic World

Could a video game about processing paperwork change your mind about border control issues?

As immigration stories dominate headlines, I've been thinking a lot about <i>Papers, Please</i>, a game I reviewed for GameSpot when it was first released …

Dallas

Mechanicus is Warhammer: 40,000 meets XCOM but with unique ideas of its own

Mechanicus has a couple of challenges ahead of it. One is standing out from all the other Warhammer 40,000 games—we've just had an action-RPG, soon …

PC Gaming

The best indie games you’ll find on the Steam Summer Sale

The Steam Summer Sale has begun, and gamers have two weeks to buy up discounted titles. While you may feel the urge to head straight for the biggest video games on sale—like the Fallout series and <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>—you should also take the time to peruse the assortment of smaller indie games …

Indie Gaming

'Jurassic World Revealed' exposes the limits of Alexa games

Turns out, I'm quite terrible at running away from dinosaurs. This is a thing I learned after playing all six chapters of the <i>Jurassic World Revealed</i> game on Alexa, which launches today in tandem with the movie. The first chapter is free, and you can get it by enabling the Jurassic World skill in …

Tech Trends

Otome Visual novel London Detective Mysteria Coming to Vita

XSEED Games has announced it’s localizing <i>London Detective Mysteria</i>, an otome visual novel developed by Karin Entertainment. <i>London Detective Mysteria</i> …

Anime

XSEED Games to Release London Detective Mysteria Otome Game for PS Vita, PC

Eikoku Tantei Mysteria visual novel heads west<p>Marvelous USA's XSEED Games brand announced on Friday that it will release the Eikoku Tantei Mysteria: …

Anime

XSEED Games to Release London Detective Myseria Otome Game for PS Vita, PC

Eikoku Tantei Mysteria visual novel heads west<p>Marvelous USA's XSEED Games brand announced on Friday that it will release the Eikoku Tantei Mysteria: …

Anime

Westworld: The Maze is an Alexa choose your own adventure game

Did the not so fake Skyrim: Very Special Edition Alexa game tickle your fancy but aren’t too keen on fantasy settings? Don’t worry, there’s another …

Gaming

Basic Law workshop to be held

The Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Bureau will hold a Basic Law family workshop in Yau Tong on June 23 and 24. The workshop will take place at the …

News (Hong Kong)

Clannad Game's PS4 Version Launches in U.S. on Thursday

Game company Prototype began streaming an English opening video on Thursday for the PlayStation 4 version of the Clannad visual novel. The company …

Manga

Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor - Martyr Review

There’s a lot of appeal to the idea of a top-down action RPG that lets you blast your way through the Warhammer 40K universe as a power-armored …

Choose Your Own Adventure

Review: Skyrim Very Special Edition

It may not be quite as versatile as the version Keegan-Michael Key showed off during Bethesda's E3 presentation, but <i>Skyrim Very Special Edition</i> is a …

Gaming Industry

Skyrim on Alexa Highlights a Big Problem With Smart Speaker Games

If you've been online, you’ve probably played Skyrim. You remember the allure of the vast open world, filled with beasts and monsters, magic and …

Consumer News