Keeping you updated on the latest in English otome games!
Here you'll find information about traditional visual novel style GxB otome games, RPGs with otome elements, as well as GxG games made for a female audience.
An otome game (乙女ゲーム, otome gēmu, literally meaning girl game) is a story based video game that is targeted towards a female market. Generally one of the goals, besides the main plot goal, is to develop a romantic relationship between the female player character and one of several male, or occasionally female characters.
What if your lover was 8-bit?
Well… as far as multi-tasking goes (gosh… ;w;), I already have Ken Ga Kimi started, waiting for it to be done will probably take a long time, so I’ll take on this cute little game called Dot Kareshi <3
Looking through the scripts, it’s quite short, so I’ll do all 3 games in the series (I, II and III). If you’re interested in spreading the otome love, we’re looking for TRANSLATORS (fluent in Japanese, the game’s pretty simple so no worries) and PROOFREADERS for the project!
Please spread the word for us! ^^
- We’re a team, and that means cooperation and communication. If there’s anything you don’t know or want to discuss, please say so.
- Be responsible? Pretty obvious already but I’ll just make sure :D
- Send me a progress update once a week (even if it’s “I was busy so haven’t got time to work on it” update, it’s fine too. This is just to make sure you’re alive. SSAS project already taught me too many lessons about people disappearing and it’s creepy.)
- If you’re busy or will be away for some time, please tell me as well.
- Please fill in this form if you’d like to join ^^!
Thank you and have a nice weekend~ I look forward to working with you all XD
Voltage’s First Official Fan Art Contest!
We are hosting our first official fan art contest! Themed around Kissed By the Baddest Bidder! We have seen a lot of great stuff out there and we want everyone to see what you have done!
Winner(s) of the contest will have their winning art piece(s) featured on our in game News page of Kissed By the Baddest Bidder and here in our Tumblr, the week of 9/8/2014.
The deadline is 9/5/2014
You may submit as many pictures as you like! But we will only chose one of your pictures as a winner.
To upload your images they need to be less than 10 MB.
Lovely Little Thieves Trailer!
I know I said the next update on this tumblr would be the completed demo, but I lost two of the days over the weekend I was going to use to complete it, so it’s just a couple more days off yet. It’s sitting at about 25,000 words and around 40 choices, so by “demo” standards, you’re getting a lot of VN. Thank you for being so patient!
This is a special update though. The trailer for the game is now finished! It was edited by myself and my friend Josh Brumfield (krosswerks.) Enjoy and pass it around! The demo is right around the corner…
Office Lovers ~Forbidden Romance~
Release dates (iPhone)
Japanese: July 8th, 2014
English: August 13th, 2014
"You are an employee at a major cosmetics company. You have just been selected to be a member of the team in charge of developing a new product for Christmas. While working together with your co-workers on the project, they may just help you learn things about yourself…"
This is a game by D3Publisher with Live2D animation! The prologue of the game is free, and each route costs USD$3.99. You can download it from iTunes here!
When a young woman is forced to lead a mad king’s army, can she do what it takes to survive? A wartime romance visual novel.
As a young girl, Marcus Cordale was rescued from a violent political coup and taken away from the country of her birth. To protect her identity, she was raised as a boy. On her eighteenth birthday she joins the army of Orthera, in search of her elder brother. But when war breaks out, the Ortheran army is thrown into turmoil, and the young recruit is catapulted through the ranks. Can she step up to lead, and wage a battle against the kingdom that she once called home?
- A story of political intrigue, love, and war: Navigate a world rife with political intrigue, bloodshed, and uncertainty as a young soldier still seeking her place in the world. Form strong bonds with others to survive.
- Every choice counts: Player agency is everything, and you can act as you please. But be aware—each time you make a decision, it has the potential to affect everything from battle outcomes to your relationships with other characters. And you may lose a friend or two before the war is over!
- Prepare for battle: Before major battle sequences, the player has the opportunity to hone many different skills, including swordplay, medicine, and magic. What you take the time to learn can make all the difference in a future skirmish!
- Relationships with others: The player’s relationships with NPCs are more than just dry statistics—each character has a story to tell and secrets to uncover. Acting in a certain way towards one person may jeopardize or strengthen your relationship with another.
A trial version of the current game, containing the first chapter of the story, is available for download here. (Mac + PC)
You can read more or support this game on Kickstarter here!
First Love Diaries: A Kiss on the Beach
Release dates (iPhone, Android)
Japanese: March 5th, 2014
English: August 12th, 2014
”It’s the spring of your junior year in high school. A boy you know just asked you to go out with him, and before you knew it, you had your first boyfriend! But there are many more ‘firsts’ to experience just around the corner!”
This is a game by Voltage Inc! The prologue and episode 1 of each character are free, and each route costs USD$3.99. You can get the iPhone version here, or the Android version here.
The Prince of Tennis: Motto Gakuensai no Oujisama
(テニスの王子様 もっと学園祭の王子様-More Sweet Edition- / Prince of the School Festival)
Release dates (DS)
Japanese: February 11th, 2010
Unofficial English patch: August 10th, 2014
"The Atobe group has decided to sponsor a school festival which involves the local schools’ tennis teams. You are a 14 year old heroine who is in charge of managing a team and the festival. Your duties include arranging activities, and organizing people. You’ll have to get in contact with the members of the team so they can lend a hand, get to know one another, chat with them, and maybe even develop an intimate relationship with one of them…" (Source / Source)
The English patch for The Prince of Tennis: Motto Gakuensai no Oujisama has been released! You can find it here.
Hey gang, AnimeFest is next week, and we’re excited to see all of you! You can swing by to say hi to us any time at our table in the dealer’s room (hidden in the back, so think of it as a fun treasure hunt!). We’ll have all our Jisei games for sale along with free postcards and a demo of Backstage Pass on display. We’ve also got a panel on making visual novels, and we’d love to see you there!
Friday 8/15 - 5:00pm - Panel Room 6
Visual novels have long been a popular medium in Japan, and in the past few years they’ve been gaining popularity in the west. But did you know that you too can make your own visual novel? Join Ayu Sakata and sakevisual as we go over the process of making your own visual novel. We’ll talk everything from planning, to tools of the trade, and releasing your final masterpiece. There will be free stuff!
Shall we Date?: Ninja Assassin
Release date (iPhone, Android)
English: July 2nd, 2014
"During the Edo period in Japan, there was a shadowy group of vigilante ninjas would do anything - even murder - as long as they were paid.
One day your parents are falsely accused of a crime and murdered. Filled with sadness and anger, you make up your mind to avenge the death of your parents. You remember there are the assassins known as “the vigilantes.” Soon you try to get in touch with them, but you don’t get any response.
Even as you are about to give up, one of the vigilantes appears in front of you and takes you to a tea house. After listening to your story, he suggests you join them to take vengeance on the people who murdered your parents. You decide to him up on his offer. So alongside the vigilante ninjas, you will begin your pursuit of justice.”
This is a free mobile game by NTT Solmare! You can get the iPhone version here, or the Android version here.
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Alice in the Heart ~Wonderful Wonder World~
(ハートの国のアリス ～Wonderful Wonder World～ / Heart no Kuni no Alice, Alice in the Country of Hearts)
Japanese PSP version: July 30th, 2009
English iPhone/Android version: August 8th, 2014
”Alice Liddell is a realistic but insecure girl who feels overshadowed by her sister’s beauty and grace. During one of their outings, Alice’s sister goes to get a deck of cards for a game while Alice falls asleep.
Soon, Alice finds herself in the Country of Hearts, a strange place full of danger. She soon learns that the only way she might be able to return to her world is to interact and spend time with the people who inhabit Wonderland. How will Alice fare? Will she find a way back to her own world?” (Source / Source)
There is now an English version of Heart no Kuni no Alice available for mobile devices! The prologue and the first episode for each character is free, and each character costs USD$7 (or USD$5 for the unvoiced version). You can get the Android version here, or the iPhone version here.
Watch the opening video here!