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Necrobarista
Necrobarista

Adventure 22 July 2020

Necrobarista is a visual novel game that takes place in a unique coffee shop where both living and dead come to drink. The place is located near the center of the city of Melbourne. In Necrobarista we will meet many interesting characters coming from all kinds of social groups: baristas, hipsters, even sinister gangsters and necromancers. The players have to uncover the secrets of this world by themselves. We will learn the game's story by reading the descriptions of the environment and by talking to other characters. Some of the texts will have a hyperlink in them. If we click them, they will open new options for the players. The game uses Unity 3D engine. Necrobarista has 3D visuals stylized to look like Japanese anime. It was achieved by using cel-shading technology and by giving the characters facial expressions characteristic to anime.

Persona 4 Golden
Persona 4 Golden

RPG 02 October 2012

Refreshed and extended conversion of one of the best jRPGs ever released on PlayStation 2. The number of available heroes, gameplay mechanics, audio frame and intermittent videos have increased.

Negligee: Love Stories
Negligee: Love Stories

Adventure 14 September 2018

The second installment of the erotic visual novel series, created by the independent British studio Dharker. Negligee: Love Stories consists of four main scenarios, each of which offers completely different characters and several endings. We follow the fates of a teenager entering adulthood, a woman trying to escape from a toxic marriage, a model, and a young and carefree girl who does not shy away from short-lasting relationships.

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Adventure 25 November 2010

A detective adventure game from the visual novel genre. It was developed by Japan studio Spike Chunsoft. The main protagonist of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Naegi Makoto, is a teenager who starts his education in an elite high school. In contrast to his colleagues, he has no remarkable achievements and he was accepted to the school by winning a lottery. Soon after the school year starts, Makoto and a group of other students are trapped inside the school building and a digitally-controlled mascot informs them that, in order to escape from the trap, one of them must murder someone else in such way that it will be impossible to find out who is guilty. The game is divided into three separate phases. First the player speaks with selected students, builds relations and learns interesting facts. When the murder happens, the player is tasked with gathering evidence and testimonies. Finally the action moves to a court room where during a trial one must find out who the murderer is through a series of minigames.

For the People
For the People

Adventure Thursday, 13 August 2020

A game that combines elements of simulation, strategy games and visual novels, in which we play the role of mayor of a small town. In For the People we make difficult decisions that affect the lives of citizens and the fate of the main character.

Persona 3
Persona 3

RPG 14 August 2007

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 is a jRPG game. Player directs the actions of a teenage student gifted with the power to summon demons and fights against the threatening monsters led by Shadov.

Eliza
Eliza

Adventure 12 August 2019

A visual novel game developed by Zachtronics. As we play, we follow the story of the heroine working with the Artificial Intelligence known as Eliza; by discovering successive fragments of the feature jigsaw puzzle, we make decisions that will influence the course of the story.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York
Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York

Adventure 11 December 2019

A narrative game set in the World of Darkness, a universe known from the "paper" RPG system Vampire: The Masquerade. Production allows you to become a member of one of the three vampire clans, which becomes part of the conflict between two powerful vampire factions. The Polish studio Draw Distance is responsible for creating this title.

Doki Doki Literature Club
Doki Doki Literature Club

Adventure 22 September 2017

Developed by Team Salvato, Doki Doki Literature Club is an unusual visual novel. You assume the role of a member of a school literature club and meet its other, female members. Soon, however, the plot takes a very interesting twist.

Death end re;Quest 2
Death end re;Quest 2

RPG 31 August 2020

A continuation of JRPG from 2019, offering a completely new horror story set in the world known from Death end of re;Quest. The title has a turn-based combat system and elements typical of the visual novel genre. The Compile Heart studio is responsible for its creation.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York
Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York

Adventure 30 September 2020

A classic visual novel adventure game based on the fifth edition of Vampire: Masquerade. Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York is a standalone add-on to Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York, which was created by the Polish studio Drawn Distance.

The Fruit of Grisaia
The Fruit of Grisaia

Adventure 21 February 2013

The Fruit of Grisaia is a PC-based visual novel adventure. We play the role of a teenage killer, who starts school full of pupils with dark secrets. While playing, we mainly follow the story and make decisions that direct the story to one of several alternative storyline paths.

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Adventure 26 July 2012

A sequel to the detective adventure visual novel released in 2010 by Spike Chunsoft. In Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair the player assumes the role of a completely new protagonist named Hajime Hinata. He is accepted to an elite high school despite the fact that he cannot remember what he did to earn that honor. During one of the school trips the class of the protagonist is imprisoned on a tropical island. In order to escape, the students must murder one of their friends and avoid being caught by their colleagues. The gameplay mechanics are based on the same principles as the original game and they are split into three separate phases, in which one must first participate in conversations, then gather testimonies and evidence in the murder case, and finally go to a trial and type the murderer.

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate

RPG 28 November 2019

3D action RPG based on popular Japanese fantasy books from the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? series, as well as their anime adaptations. The action takes place in the deity-managed city of Orario, with a powerful tower full of treasures and challenges for adventurers at the heart of the game.

Corpse Party
Corpse Party

Adventure 12 August 2010

A visual novel adventure game developed by studio 5pg. The game is an improved version of the independent game created by Makoto Kedouin and originally released in 1996. Corpse Party takes place in a high school building that was built on the ruins of an old grade school in which a terrible and mysterious crime has occurred. One day, due to unexplainable events, a group of students enters a terrible and grotesque version of their school in which the corridors are filled with decomposing corpses. Trapped in the building, the main characters must face the mysteries of the building and the revenge-seeking ghosts of the dead children. The game uses typical gameplay mechanics of visual novel games, although it also contains exploration and even action sequences. The story has several different endings that depend on the choices made by the player.

Boyfriend Dungeon
Boyfriend Dungeon

RPG October 2020

An original title combining elements of dungeon crawlers and roguelike production with aspects characteristic of visual novel games and dating simulators. In the course of the game, players cross the title underground and save people transformed into weapons on the way, with whom they can later romance.

Persona 4
Persona 4

RPG 10 July 2008

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is another part of the Japanese cRPG series, created and released by Atlus. The game, which is longer, more complicated and intriguing than the previous versions of the series, throws us into the rural landscapes of Japan.

Pyre
Pyre

RPG 25 July 2017

A unique tactical RPG from independent American studio Supergiant Games. The story of Pyre is set in a mysterious land called Downside, which is a variation on the Christian idea of purgatory. The main protagonist is rescued by a trio of masked travelers, who ask him to help them in unveiling the truth about the so-called Rites – an unusual competition, in which the winners can earn pardon for their sins and be freed from Downside. Pyre’s gameplay contains two fundamental parts. We travel in a special coach that is also used to manage our companions and make decisions that affect the land and its inhabitants. However, there is another and more important part of the game, in form of skirmishes we take part in, which combines features of MOBA and sport titles. A team of three characters must get a hold of a special ball and take it to enemy’s base.

Digimon Survive
Digimon Survive

RPG December 2020

Another RPG in Digimon universe, this time with a touch of survival, point'n'click and visual novel. Players enter the land of digital creatures and try to find a way to return to the real world.

Nekopara Vol. 1
Nekopara Vol. 1

Adventure 30 December 2014

A classic visual novel adventure set in a world inhabited by cats taking on a human figure. The main character of the game opens his own confectionery and at the same time he has to take care of two troublesome cats that escaped from his family home.

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

Adventure 12 January 2017

The third full-fledged installment in the series of mystery thriller adventure visual novels developed by Spike Chunsoft. The plot of Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony tells the story of a kidnapped high school student named Kaede Akamatsu. Together with other students, he is taken to a school called Gifted Inmates Academy. The academy’s director is a teddy bear named Monokuma. He informs his “guests” that the only way to escape the place is to kill another student in such way that no one catches you during the investigation. The game employs gameplay mechanics known from previous entries in the series. The gameplay is divided into two main parts: School Life and Class Trial. In the first part the player interacts with other students, creates relations and pushes the story forward. Once a murder occurs, the gameplay mechanics change and the player focuses on conducting an investigation during which he learns testimonies and statements of various people, he looks for evidence etc.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin

RPG 14 April 2011

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin is a jRPG port for PlayStation Portable users. The title was originally published on Playstation in 1999. As a high school student from Sumar City, players have to stop a powerful demon brought into the human world.

Steins;Gate
Steins;Gate

Adventure 15 October 2009

Steins;Gate is a visual novel sci-fi adventure game. Players follow a first year student at a Tokyo university and a novice inventor who follows a conspiracy related to one of his gadgets.

Fate/stay night [Réalta Nua]
Fate/stay night [Réalta Nua]

Adventure 30 January 2004

A Japanese adventure game of the visual novel sub-genre. The action of the title takes place in contemporary Japan. Players follow the fate of a high school student, by chance becoming a participant in a magical tournament, in which his life is at stake and the prize is the fulfillment of all wishes.

Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma
Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma

Adventure 28 June 2016

An interactive adventure horror game from visual novel genre and a third entry in Zero Escape series, created ChunSoft in cooperation with Aksys Games. It takes place in Martian research facility, ordered to survey reactions of people locked and isolated from the rest of the world. Gameplay doesn’t differ much from that of previous parts of the series and presents fans with well-known characters. Numerous puzzles are important part of the game, which we must solve quickly to maintain our heroes lives. Unlike its predecessor though, Zero Escape 3 stands out with more philosophical approach to its theme and focus on moral dilemmas. Depending on player’s actions, he or she will witness one of three alternate endings.

Florence
Florence

Adventure 14 February 2018

An unusual narrative game, in which we learn about the story of the first love of a young girl - the title Florence Yeoh. One of the creators of Monument Valley is responsible for creating the game.