I published a long review of ACE Academy, an English-language visual novel by PixelFade Studios available on Steam.


The Poor Little Bird is a freeware "digital picture book" - effectively a visual/sound novel - released in Japan in 2002 and officially translated into English in 2005 by the Insani circle. I reviewed it in-depth last year. For those who are interested, the official torrent is still available although it may take a bit of time to acquire.


I first played a creative English freeware visual novel called Save the Date 8 years ago. I decided to revisit it for a review - this time trying the native Linux version. The game, which focuses on saving your Felicia (your date), makes use of dark humor to offer a commentary on game design and objectives - with a catchy soundtrack and an Easter Egg for "hackers."


The newest edition of The Newsletter Leaf Journal covers our five new articles from the last week - which cover everything from guitar building to hair color in the MYTH visual novel - and recommends content from around the web, which similarly touches on a range of subjects. If you enjoy the content, you can sign up for the newsletter via email or RSS.


I am working on a (slow-)moving project to review about 30 freeware Japanese visual novels that were officially translated into English in three translation festivals (al|together: 2005, 2006, and 2008). Nearly all of the translations are still available, although some are temperamental torrents. Information, game download links, and a list of my completed reviews are in my introductory post.


The 73rd edition of The Newsletter Leaf Journal, my main project's weekly newsletter, covers our latest content (humans.txt files, freeware visual novel reviews, public art, and more) and interesting content from around the web. If you enjoy the content, you can subscribe via email or RSS. I use Buttondown for the newsletter with tracking disabled.



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