The Physical Release of the ‘Clannad’ Visual Novel Will Be DRM-Free

Sekai Project has just announced on their official Kickstarter page for the English release of Key’s visual novel Clannad that they have been able to get permission to release physical copies of the visual novel without any DRM (digital rights management). Previously, there was going to be a CD-check mechanism on the discs. This came about thanks to the opposition of the fans to DRM. Most of...

New Trailer for French Kickstarted RPG Shiness Released at gamescom 2015

French indie developers Enigami were able to successfully Kickstart their RPG Shiness in May 2014. Quite a bit has changed since then, including publisher Focus Home Interactive (Cities XXL) coming on board to help finish the project. Today, Enigami released a new trailer at gamescom 2015 that introduces new players to the world. Shiness is set in a magical world filled with anthropomorphic creatu...

The 2015 Animator Dormitory Project Was Successfully Funded

In two months, the 2015 Animator Dormitory Project raised $15,780 USD. The goal was $15,000 USD. The project aims to cultivate new animators in Japan. Japanese animators currently earn very little despite working overtime, and the high cost of rent in Tokyo makes life difficult for animators who live in or have moved to Tokyo. The NPO Animator Supporting Organisation opened the first Starting Out ...

Studio 4°C’s ‘Red Ash -Magicicada-‘ Anime to Get an Increased Runtime

The official Kickstarter page of Studio 4°C’s short anime film project Red Ash -Magicicada- revealed that a prologue will be added to the film. The total duration of the short film will now be over 12 minutes instead of just five minutes. There will also be a special ending with a theme song that will run for six minutes. The Kickstarter has an initial goal of $150,000 (currency not listed)....

Undead Darlings Added to Steam Greenlight

You may remember a few weeks ago that a new Kickstarter was announced for a unique sounding zombie game called Undead Darlings ~no cure for love~ that mixes dungeon-crawling and visual novel elements for the PC, and potentially for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. While the Kickstarter fund has less than a week to go and could still use funding, the developers have placed Undead Darlings onto Steam ...

Shenmue III ‘Lake of the Lantern Bugs’ Trailer Released

With only a couple days left on the Shenmue III Kickstarter and the total funding just breaking the $5 million mark, Ys Net has released a little trailer showing off some a scene that is still under development for the PlayStation 4 and PC sequel. The scene in question, that can be viewed below, shows Ryo and Shenhua as they arrive at the “Lake of the Lantern Bugs” where they are entra...

Erotic Match 3 RPG ‘Lewd Warfare’ Revealed

While there are a large number of 18+ titles starting to be translated into English and many more are being produced by English speaking developers, most of these games are simple visual novels that offer various branching paths if the player is lucky. Since there is such a lack of gameplay in the area, a few people are working to try and bring a little something different to the masses. A team of...

Shenmue III Kickstarter Adds PlayStation 4 Physical Copies

When the Shenmue III Kickstarter launched it quickly broke past the initial funding goal and seemed to be rising at a rather alarming rate despite the rather bland stretch-goals that were revealed by the developer especially since a retail copy goal was never announced and funding has since slowed. Thankfully that has now changed as the campaign has been updated with a $60 “Special Backer Ed...

‘Undead Darlings ~no cure for love~’ Visual Novel RPG Arrives on Kickstarter

You may not have heard of Mr. Tired Media before but you have likely played games that the two members of the team have worked on in the past as it consists of NIS America’s marketing manager Ryan Philips and the company’s localization editor Nick Doerr. Well since leaving the company they have been working on a few things and they have just announced their very first internally develo...

Shenmue III Kickstarter Adds Additional Stretch Goals

It seemed like a strange thing to announce during an E3 press conference but between the amount of eyes on the stage and the sheer excitement fans have for the series continuing, Shenmue III continues to surpass its funding goals at an extremely fast past. After meeting the initial $2 million required to fund the project in less than nine hours and announcing some stretch goals, nearly all of the ...

Shenmue III Kickstarter Funded in 9 Hours; Stretch Goals Revealed

Despite only launching last night during E3, it seems that the demand for Shenmue III was so great that it broke some new records. You see, after being available for funding for only nine hours the Shenmue III Kickstarter hit its funding goal of $2 million meaning that the title has already reached the bare minimum goal to begin development for what appears to be December 2017 according to the ...

Shenmue 3 Announced for PlayStation 4 and PC; Kickstarter Launched

It appears that we may finally be getting Shenmue 3. After a possible tease yesterday it turns out that Yu Suzuki wasn’t just taunting fans, he was giving us a hint that Shenmue 3 is possibly in the works. Today during Sony’s E3 2015 press conference Yu Suzuki took to the stage to announce that he will be launching a Kickstarter to try and fund Shenmue 3. He is asking for $2 million bu...

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