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Currently stuck in release limbo on Steam, 'The Expression Amrilato' has been released on GOG today with full Linux support. Curiously, this Yuri Visual Novel will also teach you some of the Esperanto language.

I will fully admit to being completely uncultured here, I had to google around about Esperanto for a while. I had never heard of it until I saw this game. If you didn't know either, Esperanto is an international auxiliary language, something meant to help people communicate when they don't share a common language. Well, that's what my Googling told me anyway…

MangaGamer announced today along with the release on GOG, that Steam is holding up their release:

Despite its high educational value, Valve has rejected The Expression Amrilato due to their vague and increasingly unpredictable approval process. Our staff is at a loss for what content Valve could have possibly objected to, as other storefronts, like GOG, have not taken issue with it.

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Features:

  • Subtle love-like feelings between girls.
  • Just watching cute girls having fun.
  • A touching story that will make you cry.
  • Study Esperanto through the quiz-oriented Study Mode.
  • The Study Mode can be played on its own as a review.
  • If you want to prioritize the story, you can just set the quizzes as "Homework"
  • After clearing the game, you can select if you want to display the Esperanto translation as subtitles or not.

I will admit that GOG sent over a copy but other than checking it works correctly (works great!), it's not one I will personally play through. I've grown to like Visual Novels over the last year or two, but the theme here just isn't appealing to me personally. Lovely artwork though!

For now at least, the Linux build can be picked up on GOG or direct from MangaGamer.

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GodofGrunts 14 June 2019 at 6:11 pm UTC
Yuri is the purest of love forms.

Esperanto is the purest of languages.

How can this not apply to you? SMH.
liamdawe 14 June 2019 at 6:13 pm UTC
GodofGruntsYuri is the purest of love forms.

Esperanto is the purest of languages.

How can this not apply to you? SMH.
I am obviously, very impure.
DaiKaiser93 14 June 2019 at 6:59 pm UTC
GodofGruntsYuri is the purest of love forms.

Esperanto is the purest of languages.

How can this not apply to you? SMH.

I'm more of a "Saya no Uta" Guy.
razing32 14 June 2019 at 7:05 pm UTC
DaiKaiser93
GodofGruntsYuri is the purest of love forms.

Esperanto is the purest of languages.

How can this not apply to you? SMH.

I'm more of a "Saya no Uta" Guy.

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Salvatos 14 June 2019 at 7:07 pm UTC
Esperanto is basically the equivalent of the multiplication of standards in technology. Someone decides to make a new language that everyone could speak in common, and now there's just one more language that most people don't speak.


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Tchey 14 June 2019 at 8:12 pm UTC
Well, i quite dislike visual novel, but i'm also all partial to Esperanto. I've learnt it. I managed at some point to be able to understand radio in esperanto, and i met some amazing people too.

Like, in north of Norway while i was traveling, i met a french man and a russian woman, using Esperanto as the first language at home (they didn't know they speak esperanto both, when they met first). They have a girl, when i met her she was about 14 years old. Esperanto was her first language (there are maybe 1000 to 2000 kids nowadays with EO as a first language). Then, norway, then russia to talk with mom, french to talk with dad, english because many norvegian speak english too, and she was learning spanish, italian and german at school.

SalvatosSomeone decides to make a new language that everyone could speak in common, and now there's just one more language that most people don't speak.

Well, that sounds like someone without any real knowledge of what Esperanto is meant to be, and is, actually.

GuestNow of course, it's way too late !

Nope, that's like pollution, it's not too late to clean it all, as it's not too late to use a cleverly elaborated language as an international tool, instead of the very unfair english. Before it was french, portugese, later it may be mandarin or zulu, who knows...


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hateball 14 June 2019 at 8:12 pm UTC
I tried blocking the visual novel tag on Steam, must I now try this on GOL?
Other than GOG being Linux hostile, visual novels are absolute shite. Hope they paid enough to make the shame bearable.
Purple Library Guy 14 June 2019 at 8:46 pm UTC
hateballI tried blocking the visual novel tag on Steam, must I now try this on GOL?
Other than GOG being Linux hostile, visual novels are absolute shite. Hope they paid enough to make the shame bearable.
So, uh, apropos of nothing, your handle's "hateball" huh?
TheSyldat 14 June 2019 at 9:06 pm UTC
Purple Library Guy
hateballI tried blocking the visual novel tag on Steam, must I now try this on GOL?
Other than GOG being Linux hostile, visual novels are absolute shite. Hope they paid enough to make the shame bearable.
So, uh, apropos of nothing, your handle's "hateball" huh?
To be fair I'm a fan of visual novels as a genre especially when they feature queer characters .

But I have to admit that the sheer volume of VN that are just a bunch of "anime tiddies" just for the hell of it that pander to straight dudes who just want/need to rub one out with little to no substance is overwhelming sometimes.

You have no idea how trying to wade through the "horndog stuff" just to get to the type of Visual Novels / Dating Sims you're actually in the market for is a major pain in the ass on steam . While on itch finding LGBTQ themed ones is waaaay easier and is actually more the norm than the exception .

So I don't blame people who aren't into visual novels for place the tag in the ignore list .
Mal 14 June 2019 at 9:10 pm UTC
SalvatosEsperanto is basically the equivalent of the multiplication of standards in technology. Someone decides to make a new language that everyone could speak in common, and now there's just one more language that most people don't speak.

Nah. It's just a failed product of a restriced and exclusive club of men.
Just because there was never a militarily strong "national state" that adopted it as official language. Otherwise it would be have been a righteous tool for "the common good". So good to justify the eradication of the "local dialects" it pretends to represent.
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