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Steam is having a festival for Visual Novels until August 14th

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Ready for some story time? If you're into Visual Novels, there's a good chance for you to find something new to play on Steam in their Visual Novel Fest. Running now until August 14th at 10 AM PT / 5PM UTC, you can also claim a daily reward just for showing up with the first being an animated Steam profile avatar.

Valve even made a little trailer for the event:

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With this being I genre I play close to never, it's not really something I have a lot of suggestions on but I did genuinely enjoy going through Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth (90% off), Monster Prom (75% off), Werewolf: The Apocalypse — Heart of the Forest (70% off), Scarlet Hollow (25% off) and I Was a Teenage Exocolonist looks pretty great too. I am an uncultured swine when it comes to visual novels, they just very rarely appeal to me.

You can find the festival on the Visual Novel tag on Steam.

If you find something you think others need to play do stay a while and make a comment. Maybe you can convince me to play another - do your best.

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whizse Aug 8, 2023
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Quoting: damarrinI'm going through some rough times in life now and visual novels are basically the only thing I "play". I just don't have the energy to overcome hardships in games for the moment.
Sorry to hear that. Hope things turn around soon so you can tackle some Dark Souls levels of difficulty!
BalkanSpy Aug 8, 2023
It is not all boobies, traps and cat-people.

I've found this interesting looking game (which is all FVM) about the brutal realities of living in a Chinese internet addiction treatment prison. This is not for the faint of heart and is sadly based on real live events.


The trailer made me shed a tear or two. :(

Last edited by BalkanSpy on 8 August 2023 at 10:56 pm UTC
Grogan Aug 8, 2023
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I've got to say, that Ken Follet's The Pillars of the Earth is gorgeous comic book-like art. I'm not normally a fan of that "hand drawn" look (whether actually hand drawn or not), with reduced colour palette but this looks superb. There are some good looking cartoon faces too.

Point and click navigation, with conversation choices and things you have to do, like click on objects and set them on things etc. I'm going to enjoy directing that story, I think.

So get your $2 out if you like these kinds of games, this one is well worth the download :-)
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