Sorry I’m a bit late with this post. Here are two games readers may want to check out.
First up is a game I had previously brought up during its Kickstarter campaign. It’s Moekuri: Adorable and Tactical RPG, published by Culture Select.
In a world where “Creatures,” powerful beings based on real legends and myths from across the Earth, inhabit the land, girls with the ability to wield magic become “Masters”—able to summon and harness the power of Creatures to their command. Iruse Strenz is one such Master, a girl working hard to protect her village ever since the mysterious disappearance of her mother. The only clue to her whereabouts is a magical grimoire known as “Nursery Rhyme”—a tome full of mysterious symbols that no one in the village can even begin to decipher.
Together with her best friend Nika, Iruse spends day after day training her magic, but her mother is never far from her thoughts. One fateful day, a strange phenomenon occurs near the village which soon threatens everything that Iruse holds dear…
Solid grid-based tactical gameplay! Elemental defences, secondary summoning abilities, status effects, terrain modifiers, and more!
151 cute moé girls you can lead into battle! 170+ characters in all!
Unique art and sprites for all characters! No clone-army of recolors here!
Each one fights differently! Enjoy a staggering depth of strategic variety!
Fully voiced battle system brings combat to life! Even losing sounds are lovely!
25 story stages! Make new friends, encounter new enemies, and face new challenges! Journey with Iruse and uncover the secrets of Nursery Rhyme!
Next up is SoulSet produced by No Bread Studio.
You find yourself in a world where magic is a common sight, dragons are rare but exist, spirits roam the lands and people’s souls hold a lot more potential than one might expect.
The player follows the predicament of Mariko Blairnot, a young woman who finds herself trapped in an eerie mansion with five other people who claim to have no recollection of their past. Mariko herself can only remember scattered bits and pieces of an event that supposedly happened years ago, involving the death of her mother and the appearance of a mysterious stranger who offered his help to her and her closest dragon companion, Isshin. With both of them nowhere to be seen inside of the mansion, Mariko and the rest of the cast investigate their surroundings, only to find more questions with no answers.
When someone comes up with a way that could help in getting their memories back, Mariko is presented with the option to pair up with someone for the experiment.
Who will you trust?
– a total of 7 pursuable characters (both male and female)
– over 20 possible endings
– 100k+ words with an estimated 10-15 hours of gameplay
– multiple story lines with unlockable, alternative paths
– multiple route mystery (only by playing all of the routes will you be able to learn the entire story behind the game’s events)
– a fantasy setting where magic is a part of everyday life
– mystery, suspense, romance, comedy, fantasy
– 18 beautiful backgrounds, spiced with the arcane
– over 30 character sprites, including alternative outfits
– a CG, BG and Ending Gallery to help keep track of your progress
– Steam Achievements and Trading Cards
– available for Windows, Mac and Linux
The game is currently available on Itch.io. There was also a scheduled Steam release but due to unforseen circumstances it was delayed till January so Steam users will have to wait a bit longer.