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Heaven Will Be Mine

4 months ago

Get 14 romantic visual novels while supporting Black trans folks

If you missed the giant Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality on Itch last month, you've got yet another shot at good games for a good cause. The Visual Novel Romance Collection for Black Trans Lives is precisely what it says on the tin: fourteen romantic games (several of which the RPS crew have quite liked) in support of The Okra Project.

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11 months ago

For the second year running, the Glaad awards look like they’re missing the mark on celebrating queer representation

Glaad (formerly known as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) have brought their media awards back for the 31st year, and for the second year in a row they're recognising video games "for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and the issues that affect their lives".Last year, Jay Castello wrote about how these video game…

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12 months ago

Feature: Novel visualisations

The 10 best visual novels on PC

On a rainy night, some people enjoy getting comfy, grabbing their beverage of choice, and curling up with a good book. Some others like doing the same exact thing, but with a game. I say, “why not both?” Visual novels are the perfect genre of game to curl up with. Here’s our collection for the ten best visual novels.

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Steam’s Autumn Sale begins today

Are y'all ready for some deals? With Black Friday almost upon us and only a few weeks since the last big Steam sale, of course it's time for some deals. Steam's Autumn Sale kicked off today, dealing out discounts and delights until the shutters close next Tuesday. You can check out the full list of discounted games on Steam here. Blimey, there's a few of…

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1 year ago

Feature: Big robots, big moods

The writer of Heaven Will Be Mine on how she made 2018’s most interesting game

If it was socially acceptable to ask people who made cool things to explain them to me, I would absolutely do this for everything, all the time. “Bloody hell, that cake was delicious. Please describe to me the process of making it, how much planning you had to do, and what the ingredients mean to you. And also what you think of current cake culture.”I…

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2 years ago

Feature: Made of star stuff

Romancing The Code: the unknowable love of Heaven Will Be Mine

One of the things I find endlessly fascinating about us, people, is the way we form emotional attachments to things that aren’t, y’know, things. Paint a face on a mug and good god, you’d better not break that mug. People marry walls and have sex with cars. They get all tingly over books. And they feel real feelings about fake people in video games. So…

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Flirt from the safety of your giant robot cockpit in Heaven Will Be Mine

We all have our defences at least a little bit raised when meeting someone new. In Heaven Will Be Mine, a new visual novel released late last week, those defences are just a little bit more literal, and far larger. I guess it's easier to flirt confidently when you've got energy shields and a giant humanoid metal hull capable of shrugging off meteorites. Set in…

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