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12:00 AM on 02.27.2015

Doujin Deals: Check out this Japanese indie bundle

This latest Humble Weekly Bundle is chock-full of awesome Japanese independent games. The new pay what you want promotion includes adventure game Cherry Tree High Comedy Club, its visual novel companion Cherry ...

Kyle MacGregor


3:15 PM on 02.12.2015

Hug a pigeon with this Hatoful Boyfriend body pillow

You can buy a Hatoful Boyfriend dakimakura cover over at Humble Bundle right now. Yes, really. It's all part of a Valentine's Day promotion, which features the pigeon dating sim plus a smattering of other visual novels, incl...

Kyle MacGregor

9:30 PM on 02.09.2015

Doujin fighter Dynamite Bomb launches next week

Dynamite Bomb is coming to Playism's western storefront next Tuesday, February 17.   The fighting game, developed by doujin circle Light Green 8, is a combo-heavy experience where standard attacks don...

Kyle MacGregor

1:45 PM on 02.09.2015

Yatagarasu AoC hits Japanese arcades this week

Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm launches in Japanese arcades Thursday, Taito has announced. Meanwhile, the doujin fighting game's long-awaited PC release still remains a work in progress. "The timing of the NESiCAxLive release...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 PM on 02.05.2015

Croixleur Sigma PS4 dated in Japan, here are some details

Croixleur Sigma is coming to PS4 on March 5 for 1,500 yen, and based on the details we have so far, I hope it gets localized. The expansion/update of sorts will have a full visual HD upgrade, as well as more characters, mons...

Chris Carter

3:00 PM on 01.27.2015

Touhou games may come to PlayStation this year

Ah, Touhou Project. The hyper-popular series of bullet-hell shooters has long been a Holy Grail of sorts for non-PC-owning otaku, and the efforts to get games with the Touhou brand on various consoles have been mighty indeed...

Josh Tolentino



Check out all the doujin games from winter Comiket photo
Check out all the doujin games from winter Comiket
by Kyle MacGregor

Comiket, the largest independent media festival on the planet, is winding down its winter festivities. Over the past three days, hundreds of thousands of folks have flocked to the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center to acquire self-published manga, anime, and games straight from the source. 

As has become custom, Edelweiss, the team behind Astebreed, has put together a lengthly highlight reel showcasing all the hot games on sale there. See something you like? Let us and the usual suspects, doujin game publishers like Playism and Nyu Media, know which ones caught your eye. Yell loud enough at the right people and maybe some of these will get localized.

コミケ(C87)同人ゲームまとめ動画 [Edelweiss] 

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5:00 PM on 12.29.2014

Catgirl visual novel Nekopara out today on Steam

Nekopara Vol. 1 tells the tale of Kashou Minaduki, a young baker descended from a long line of Japanese confection makers who sets out on his own to open a patisserie. Of course, a couple of catgirls show up, as catgirls are wont to do, and hijinks ensue. Naturally. The visual novel is slated to debut on Steam today with a $10 asking price. Nekopara Vol. 1 [Steam]

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 PM on 12.15.2014

Doujin SRPG Rime Berta lands on Steam tomorrow

Rime Berta is coming to Steam tomorrow -- just in time for Hanukkah. The strategy role-playing game, developed by doujin studio Next-Soft Plus, draws inspiration from Final Fantasy Tactics, sporting terraced la...

Kyle MacGregor

3:00 PM on 11.24.2014

Hatoful Boyfriend soars to PS4 and Vita in early 2015

Pigeon dating simulator Hatoful Boyfriend is flapping on over to PS4 and Vita early next year, Sony and indie publisher Devolver Digital announced today. "All y'all PlayStation nerds need to stop waiting for The Last Guardia...

Kyle MacGregor



Fighter Under Night In-Birth gets a due date for PS3 photo
Fighter Under Night In-Birth gets a due date for PS3
by Kyle MacGregor

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is coming to PlayStation 3 in North America on February 24, 2015, localization house Aksys Games announced today.

The 2D fighting game was developed by Japanese independent studio French Bread with netcode assistance from BlazBlue maker Arc System Works. The European release is being handled by NIS America, who are also targeting a 2015 launch.

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8:00 PM on 11.13.2014

Cherry Tree High I! My! Girls! is a doujin visual novel

  Cherry Tree High I! My! Girls! isn't just the best string of words ever, it's also a visual novel from doujin circle 773, makers of the "slice-of-life adventure game" Cherry Tree High Comedy Club. It's coming to Steam ...

Kyle MacGregor

9:30 AM on 10.20.2014

Fairy Bloom Ultra Encore now available on PC

Fairy Bloom Ultra Encore is out now for Windows PC, Playism has announced. The action game has a jaunty premise, following a fairy tasked with defending a flower from a swarm of aphids. Yes, really. You'll need to pulverize ...

Kyle MacGregor

11:00 AM on 09.25.2014

Doujin JRPG Sacred Tears True out now on Steam

Sacred Tears True is now available for Windows PC via Steam, Nyu Media announced today. The indie role-playing game follows a pair of private investigators who moonlight as thieves, you know, because they are woolgathering th...

Kyle MacGregor

4:00 PM on 09.19.2014

Doujin brawler Croixleur Sigma coming to PS4

Croixleur Sigma is coming to PlayStation 4, Playism announced this week at Tokyo Game Show.  "We're hoping we can get a western release out as soon as possible," Playism marketing manager and localization editor Nay...

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 AM on 09.11.2014

Revolver 360 RE:ACTOR shoots up PC tomorrow

Revolver 360 RE:ACTOR launches its attack on PC tomorrow for $9.99, Playism announced today. The shoot-'em-up comes by way of doujin studio Cross Eaglet, and is most notable for its eponymous swivel mechanic. The t...

Kyle MacGregor