Is it possible to create a visual novel that is NOT eroge?:
edited 29th Oct '10 6:59:38 AM by Arha
edited 7th Nov '10 11:46:44 AM by darkmind35
- JAST finally released a general audience game, Aselia the Eternal.
- Mangagamer released Go Go Nippon, a worksafe visual novel which is neither wholly eastern nor western.
- Not much recent console content aside from Corpse Party, and the upcoming English version of Hakuōki.
- A number of non-explicit visual novels were translated and released on iTunes in English. This includes several reverse harem stories — NTT Solmare's Shall We Date series, Renai Shugi Road to Emerald, and Pirates in Love. There's also harem stories like Moe Cure Net, and horror stories such as A Scar of the Doll. Speaking of general content, Team DTR's "Tears 9, 10" is a flawed but fascinating gem from Korea — it includes challenging themes, and aims to make the reader cry a lot.
- English speaking independent game creators have continued to release general audience games for sale. Recent ones include Infinite Game Works, Cafe 0 ~ The Drowned Mermaid, Lucky Rabbit Reflex, Magical Diary, and RPG Shooter: Starwish. (It's possible to sell adult indie games on DLSite, but I have heard that selling more than a handful of copies is not easy.)
- People on Lemma Soft continue to release freeware western visual novels. Only a few games in the freeware scene contain explicit content (the recent story Sugar's Delight is one of the few recent examples). Likewise, if you look at recent sim date games on Deviant Art, you won't find many offensive recent examples.
- Thanks to the fan translation scene, we have a complete Love Plus patch (still being edited for bugs), the third Galaxy Angel game for Windows, and the second Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side game.
edited 6th Dec '11 8:20:49 PM by dorkatlarge
edited 25th Feb '14 5:46:34 AM by stephanreiken