I really enjoy doing upcoming releases posts for books, and since I’ve discovered and started to enjoy visual novels and similar types of games lately, I thought it’d be fun to try doing upcoming releases posts for those too!
This is my first one, and I only have two games to share since games I’m interested in are harder to find than books I’m interested in, but that’s ok. Quality over quantity 😉
Distress by Light Machine // Nov 6
A fading distress signal from a space station that’s gone silent. A metropolis filled with dark secrets, death lurking in every alleyway. Welcome to Nova-8. Step into the boots of Demetria Barton, one of the galaxy’s greatest bounty hunters, and lead her team to a mysterious city in search of answers and riches.
Distress is a branching visual novel inspired by the likes of Silent Hill, Snatcher, and Mass Effect. Trapped in a city filled with deadly creatures and a ruthless militarized task force controlled by a shadowy administrator, you’ll have to use your wits and make tough decisions in order to survive. You’re responsible not just for your own life, but the lives of your crew as well. Make your choices. Live with the consequences.
Good luck, captain.
I’ve only tried a few visual novels so far, and none have been like this. This looks like it’s going to have mystery, danger, a hint of creepiness, and real consequences to making the wrong decisions. Plus, the art style looks super bold and unique. I’m excited to try this! It’s supposed to be available on Steam on November 6th.
Seventh Circle by Rock Candy Games // Estimated Dec
Seventh Circle is an urban fantasy visual novel.
Congratulations: you’re a mage.
Fresh out of college with a degree in the arcane, you’ve made your childhood dream come true by gaining admittance to the Trillian, a renowned league of arena battle mages, where the brightest young magical talents duke it out every week for money, fame, and bragging rights.
As you tangle with the Trillian’s big personalities–an uptight genius, a hot-headed would-be rival, a handsome haloed jock, and more–you’ll uncover a mystery stretching back decades, and you might just find love while you’re at it.
Urban fantasy in which I get to be a mage and have adventures with other supernaturally gifted people! I’m sold! That, and the art looks nice. Plus, it’s created by queer women, and it looks like it’s going to have some good diversity/inclusivity. Seems like it’s gonna be a great game! There’s no exact date for this one yet, but at this point in time, it’s estimated to be available in December, and it seems it will be available from itch.io.