CONTENT WARNING: This visual novel contains blood splatter and descriptions of suicide/murder.
Zetsuna’s back, this time with Miniature Garden! Development was from Muzintou and released in Japanese back in 2015 (under the original title of 箱庭の学園 or Hakoniwa no Gakuen) and Fruitbat Factory picked the title up for localization.
Unisonshift’s A Clockwork Ley-Line trilogy is now on Kickstarter! Set in an isolated boarding school with a clock tower deep in the mountains, the protagonist Koga Michiru is a first year student who accidentally breaks an expensive-looking statue on his first day. Along with the other boy who caused the incident, the principal orders them to work for the school’s ‘Bureau for the Investigation of Special Affairs’. There they learn that magic exists and once the clock chimes, the ‘Realm of Night’ appears and together they try to protect the school from magical items known as ‘Mists’.
Purple Software’s time-travelling visual novel ChronoClock has been released by Sekai Project! It previously had a Kickstarter campaign to offer backers limited edition goods and a collector’s edition of the game. This was incredibly successful and raised over four times the original goal of $20,000.
The Steam version of the game is now available with a 20% discount for $23.99/£18.39 until 7th March (normally retailing at $29.99/£22.99).
Fruitbat Factory have announced that they will be localising the psychological yuri visual novel, SeaBed by Paleontology. The story is told from the perspective of three different characters: Mizuno Sachiko, Narasaki Hibiki and Takako. Sachiko is a designer haunted by hallucinations of her ex Takako, who suffers from developmental amnesia which causes her to forget her past. Hibiki is a psychiatrist interested in human memories and is friends with Sachiko.
Welcome to another volume of VN News Roundup, this time we have a series of new releases as well as licenses!
Starting with releases, we have D.C. III R by Circus (Da Capo series), Seinarukana from Xuse (sequel to Aselia the Eternal), Sakura Agent by Winged Cloud, Love Ribbon from Razzart Visual as well as the finale of Frontwing’s Corona Blossom trilogy. Corpse Party: Blood Drive has received a mobile port for iOS and Android.
Zodiac•Axis is a fantasy-fusion otome visual novel by Studio Theophilus where you play as Alison Hart, a journalism graduate who joins an online tabloid specialising in ‘supernatural events’. You’re sent to investigate six individuals carrying the Spirits of the Zodiac, but you get caught up in various events and start to think that maybe journalism is harder than it looks.
VISUAL NOVEL DEVS UNITE
Zetsuna here, this time covering an online conference for visual novel (time to drink) developers by VN developers. It’s not only the seasoned pros though, but rather including and welcoming amateur and pro alike in a gathering of enthusiasts, in a mission to learn from each other.
So here I am, writing an aftermath article on one doozy of a conference hosted on the morning of Saturday January 14. Talks from experts ranged from business/project management, creative (artist, writer, and composer), and programmer perspectives.