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Sports management / visual novel mash-up Roller Drama is out now

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I don't play many visual novels (mostly a whole zero) but I do love when games sprinkle it in with other things like the sports management game Roller Drama. The game is certainly inspired and looks a lot like Roller Derby but it's not a simulator of it, and the actual gameplay is quite different according to the developer.

Set in a dystopian alternative world "where things are going… slightly worse than they are here", you watch as personal dramas rage on, manage matches and players and much more.

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Game Features:

  • Interactive narrative with meaningful choices (almost 100!) and multiple endings.
  • Vivid, explorable universe.
  • Replayable narrative and matches: every championship is unique, several different endings.
  • Replay a specific chapter.
  • Real-time roller derby matches.
  • Coach a team of five athletes with wildly different personalities.
  • Hand drawn character art by award winning illustrator Vic Macioci.
  • Play with controller or mouse + keyboard.
  • Cloud saves.

Available with Native Linux support on Steam.

While it is not yet Steam Deck Verified, the developer worked to ensure it plays well.

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damarrin Feb 2, 2023
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QuoteI don't play many visual novels

Here we go again. :-) You should put this in your "about the author" box, it'd save you having to type this every time you write about a VN. You know they're not synonymous with sex and nudity, right?
Liam Dawe Feb 2, 2023
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QuoteI don't play many visual novels

Here we go again. :-) You should put this in your "about the author" box, it'd save you having to type this every time you write about a VN. You know they're not synonymous with sex and nudity, right?
I don't say it every time I write about a Visual Novel? And yes, I am of course well aware of that.
fenglengshun Feb 3, 2023
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QuoteI don't play many visual novels

Here we go again. :-) You should put this in your "about the author" box, it'd save you having to type this every time you write about a VN. You know they're not synonymous with sex and nudity, right?
Is this some sort of projection? I think everyone knows they're not at all synonymous with sex and nudity - both the ADV and NVL style/format has been more and more used outside of its original context and people just refer to those format as "visual novel".

Which is fine, the genre/medium is ever evolving, and as a proud VN player I'm just happy that people are getting into/interested in the genre regardless of where they came from and which niche they're into. OELVN in particular really needs all the help it could get.
damarrin Feb 3, 2023
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Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: damarrin
QuoteI don't play many visual novels

Here we go again. :-) You should put this in your "about the author" box, it'd save you having to type this every time you write about a VN. You know they're not synonymous with sex and nudity, right?
I don't say it every time I write about a Visual Novel? And yes, I am of course well aware of that.
Which reminds me I have Werewolf still unplayed. I made the mistake of getting it from GOG and if it's not on my game list on the Steam Deck it doesn't exist...
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