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Posts tagged “MangaGamer”

What the hell is Steam doing with VNs right now?

Okay. Here's... here's the thing. I've learned more about visual novels in the last 24 hours than I've known in the last 33 years of my life. Most of what I've learned is that VNs are doing a lot of cool things, and some other VNs? Those VNs are doing dangerous things. And the one universal rule of video game distribution is still in effect:…

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Valve threatening removal of visual novels with ‘adult content’, some authorised years ago say MangaGamer

Nerves are a little frayed across the visual novel development scene, as Valve have apparently issued warnings to several developers and publishers, threatening to remove their games from Steam unless they are edited to remove 'pornographic content'. The largest confirmation of this comes from prolific VN publisher MangaGamer, who have received several of these notices, including one for┬áKindred Spirits on the Roof, a game which…

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Feature: Choking out Dorian Gray

No rest for the wicked: OZMAFIA!! review

Join Ella McConnell for Waifu Material, a monthly column in which she navigates the murky, cherry-blossom-strewn waters of visual novels, dating sims, and everything in between (reader masochism not required but strongly recommended). [Content warning: discussion of yet more sketchy consent stuff.] When I first got my hands on OZMAFIA!!, I was unconvinced it'd take me as long to finish as people suggested. Reviews on…

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Debate witches with your fists in VN turned fighting game Umineko: Golden Fantasia

Fighting game fans looking for something a little stranger than usual to fill out their library are in for a treat today. Based on the popular Umineko: When They Cry visual novels (which are also available on Steam), Golden Fantasia transplants the cast from their regular, dreary lives as metatextual murder-mystery characters into a no-holds-barred 2v2 tag-team brawl. While the very first edition of this…

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