Half Past Fate: Romantic Distancing

Half Past Fate: Romantic Distancing

Got this game with a small rebate (about 4$ US) ,i loved the subject,with everything going on right now,i decide to give it a shot.I find in easy to relate to Stephen(one of the caracter),also the SNES feel is great,music is nice…remind me of sone NES and SNES music,that bring’s a lot of memories.It’s not a dating sim per say,it’s more like a story driven game.

This game definitly deserve more attention.If you love story driven games,this is a nice 4 bucks who make you forget your miserable empty life like mine…The only downside,it’s pretty short(just over 90 minutes) and there’s not much of a replay value

Real player with 2.0 hrs in game

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Played this after the first Half Past Fate game and caught me off guard how short it is compared the first one. That aside, this spin-off features the same gorgeous art style, good writing, and down to earth and relatable characters. I recommend it if you’ve finished HPF and want to explore some other aspects of the world and get to know more characters.

Also, we never learned what our resident himbo’s occupation is :( ..

Real player with 1.6 hrs in game

Half Past Fate: Romantic Distancing on Steam

Kombi Travels - Jigsaw Landscapes

Kombi Travels - Jigsaw Landscapes

I really enjoyed playing this game. Since jigsaw games is something I like playing that helps me feel relaxed. And very helpful when my mental health isn’t feeling good.

Real player with 9.2 hrs in game

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The art of this game is very beautiful, the relaxing atmosphere is very pleasant.

Real player with 2.8 hrs in game

Kombi Travels - Jigsaw Landscapes on Steam

The Gardener and the Wild Vines

The Gardener and the Wild Vines

I received am copy of this game for free from the developers

I loved this game so much! I’m fairly new to platformers, so I was expecting to struggle a LOT, but I had so much fun, even when I was struggling! The story made me cry many times, and I think it’s a perfect mix of storytelling and play, and has great parallels to real life situations that people may be struggling with.

Long story short, this game is beautifully written, and is so much fun to play. Definitely give it a go if you can!

Real player with 7.8 hrs in game

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This is good. This is VERY good. For a price as low as this, I was expecting a game that could be finished in half an hour and not give the slightest toss about plot resolution or characterisation.

But no; The Gardener and the Wild Vines is a fantastic game. Took me about six hours to complete and it’s bloody beautiful. Even with the retro-style 3D and pixel art, it’s still a unique game with a cool unique idea that it does very well, it’s very creative, and the characters are well done. Absolutely worth the play.

Real player with 6.2 hrs in game

The Gardener and the Wild Vines on Steam

Bai Qu: Hundreds of Melodies

Bai Qu: Hundreds of Melodies

This is a review of Bai Qu, which is the sequel to Shan Gui.

✏ Introduction

Opportunities often happens in our lives. It may be a big deal or just a tiny spec.

In this story you start as Xiao Su, a relative of Li Jiayun. Su then recieves a package of what may it seems like a diary of Jiayun. Investigating, Su realized that Jiayun had passed away. Soon later a man knocked by Su’s doorstep and introduced himself as Wei Qiuwu, the main protagonist of this story. He then tells Su about his relationship with Li Jiayun and the reason to trust him. Thus ends with Qiuwu telling the whole story of his adventures with Jiayun.

Real player with 270.9 hrs in game

Updated English version for my dude:)

It happened one year before Shan Gui.

This work introduces the warm daily life of Hejia, and Jiayun who’d become the four sister of the He family. The scenery in Nanjing is as awesome as ever.

Six main options, three branches, the farewell of Jia Yun, the fantasy world of He Jia, the deep love of Yang Qin.

All the plots are about the embarrassment of the Jiayun diary. At the beginning, the news of the death of Jia Yun was revealed. After three routes, the peaks and turns, this is actually a warm story tells friendship and family-ship between the girls.

Real player with 21.4 hrs in game

Bai Qu: Hundreds of Melodies on Steam

Raspberry Coast

Raspberry Coast

Raspberry Coast is a life-simulation and village game situated on the Atlantic Coast in the titular fictional region. The village has fallen on hard times after climate change and overfishing have shut down the cannery. Meet residents, grow relationships, build your boat, fish, and live a relaxing coastal life in this game from Whitethorn Games.

In Raspberry Coast, players will experience:

  • Inviting, relaxing original soundtrack

  • Charming village to explore, develop, and build

  • Relaxing, deep fishing systems

  • Original story centered around climate change, fisheries

  • Romance options, family building, and more

Raspberry Coast on Steam

Mosaic Hearts Prototype Demo

Mosaic Hearts Prototype Demo

this game is so fkin good

Real player with 1.4 hrs in game

Mosaic Hearts Prototype Demo on Steam

Reina and Jericho

Reina and Jericho

Caught unprepared and unarmed, Reina must find a way to rescue a prisoner and break out of the underground fortress they are both trapped within. Carrying a powerful artifact she didn’t know existed, she must master its abilities and defeat the evil tyrant standing before her freedom before it’s too late.

Find powerful artifacts through exploration or by defeating adversaries. Travel back through time to previously impassable obstacles and overcome them with the knowledge and abilities Reina has acquired. Create the perfect chain of cause and effect. Find a Way.

  • Explore multiple environments, time-travel, and the impact different choices have on the future

  • Solve time-bending puzzles that rely on the player’s ability to manipulate cause and effect

  • Fast-paced melee combat that allows for expressive play by combining Reina’s diverse combat abilities

  • Exciting platforming action

  • A touching story about love, loss, and finding the strength to push forward

  • Player-influenced story developments, a built-in randomizer, and speedrun mode provide endless replayability

  • Original piano-driven soundtrack with acoustic and synthetic instruments

Reina and Jericho on Steam

Accel Magician Mimi

Accel Magician Mimi

If you look at the rest of the developer’s games, it appears they either used a kit and reskinned it, or made one game and reskinned it, multiple times. Keep this and the fact I’m basing my recommendation on the sale price I obtained it at (59 cents).

Game only consists of 3 stages and bosses, which can easily be completed in under an hour. However, there is 2 player battle mode and co-op, adding to the replayability. Controls are responsive. No optimization issues noted. Difficulty progression is smooth and different enemies have varied enough attack patterns to keep the game interesting.

Real player with 0.4 hrs in game

Accel Magician Mimi on Steam

Fantasy Farming: Orange Season

Fantasy Farming: Orange Season

I played 35 hours of this game in the last 5 days. I’m hooked.

There’s a severe lack of guides and information on some of the game’s aspects but the Developer and the small but loyal community are quick to respond to players' inquiries which is nice to see. There’s also a lot of carry-over knowledge for people like me who have played a lot of farming games.

Hopefully new art gets put into the game soon. The lack of portraits on some characters is a bit disorienting and ruins the immersion.

Music is great and simple. Art style is nice and pleasing. Story is there but needs to be expounded on. The dating aspect is also begging to be updated as, from what the Wiki provides, each candidate only has one romantic heart-event.

Real player with 59.1 hrs in game

The developer was gracious enough to provide players with a demo with which you can play until Summer. I strongly recommend any fan of agricultural/farming games to try this beautiful and enchanting game.

I played the demo and loved the experience, the graphics are beautiful, the farming experience is there and I will add on this as I progress through the seasons.

One important thing I want to underline is that the game is in Early Access, things can and will change so please take that into account before deciding to take the plunge, things such as townspeople story events don’t seem fleshed out yet, we are expecting cooking to be introduced and a major update for the animals. Again, try the demo and ask questions, the developer is like a mother hen on the forums ^^

Real player with 53.5 hrs in game

Fantasy Farming: Orange Season on Steam



Romancelvania is a both a loving parody of Metroidvanias and fresh take on dating in games. It’s an RPG that features in-depth weapon and magic based combat, exploration based platforming, and a cast of gorgeous monsters that you won’t be able to resist.

You play as the legendary playboy vampire himself, Drac, as he battles and romances his way across Transylvania. After being reluctantly recruited by the Grim Reaper to star in a “reality dating show,” he’s on a mission to find the world’s most eligible monsters, get them to move into his party mansion, and restore his former glory by killing everything in his path along the way.

Introducing the Thirsty Metroidvania - Romance your way across Transylvania, encounter absurd monsters, craft weapons, learn magic, and more.

Build your castle - Grow the party mansion as you convince more cast members to move in, and decide where monsters live to get stat and skill bonuses.

Enjoy the Showmance - Take the cast members on outlandish dates, massage your sweetheart to unlock more conversation options, and spend time getting to know these supernatural hotties.

Romancelvania on Steam