Tag Archive | Visual Novel

Pizzapocalypse 20XX (Made for Ludum Dare 27)

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A retrofuture visual novel, mashing high fantasy with modern subculture. Made for Ludum Dare 27, with the theme ’10 Seconds’. You are Alana Sorayama, codename Neon Berserker. A bounty hunter by trade, you are about to confront an evil Glam Necromancer and his nefarious scheme to destroy all pizza in the world!

Art by Wicked, story and coding by Nathan Blades.

Music is by Kevin MacLeod. Sound effects ripped from The World Ends With You.

Made in Ren’Py. Check out renpy.org for more information about the engine.

You can download the game directly from Ars Lingua here, or you can got to the Ludum Dare submission page.

Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (3DS)

 

Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney, Dual Destinies

This review was originally written for One Hit Pixel, found here.

The Dark Age of the Law. The low point of the nation’s legal system, where the end justifies the means, false arrests and fake evidence run rampant and the line between prosecutor and criminal is heavily blurred.

…According to the Ace Attorney series, at any rate. Capcom’s point-n-click courtroom drama has been a cult favourite in both the East and West; firm proof that this breed of narrative-heavy game still suited the current generation. With the 3DS as fertile ground, the Ace Attorney series has stepped things up. The result is sharp and streamlined – both aesthetically and mechanically.

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Thought Police (Made for Ludum Dare 29)

Thought Police, Ludum Dare, Indie Games, Nathan Blades, Aryn Clark

Thought Police is a neon-noir visual novel made for the 29th Ludum Dare game jam, made around the theme ‘Below the Surface’.

Out of over 2,000 entries we scored 54th in the overall rankings!

Content warning for blood and a handful of f-words.

Thought Police, Indie games, Ludum Dare, Visual Novel, Nathan Blades, Aryn Clark

You play as Alexis Brambilla – a detective inspector for the richest and most technologically advanced police force in the world. You have been given access to their latest research project – an interrogation room that can give you real-time feedback on a subject’s emotions.

What might you uncover when you put it to the test?

There are 3 bad endings and one true ending to find! Getting them isn’t hard, but I hope you enjoy the experience, irreverent dialogue and probably unsubtle political standpoints.

Words, coding, and backgrounds by Nathan Blades. Character art by Aryn Clark. Music is from Incomptech.org, and a brief clip from Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow. Sound effects are from freesound.org.

Made in Ren’Py. Check out renpy.org for more information about the engine.

You can download the game directly from Ars Lingua here, or you can got to the Ludum Dare submission page.