Online Sparkler lets you enjoy virtual fireworks with up to 20 players online

Online Sparkler is a game about enjoying sparklers with others online. A sparkler is a type of firework one holds in their hand. Light the combustible end and watch the flickering sparks twinkle in the darkness in a fleeting but beautiful moment.

What is your variety indie game score? An indie dev/publisher releases a checklist

Indie game developer and publisher Akupara Games has released a checklist on Twitter asking, “What is your VARIETY indie game score?” The list they created contains 100 popular indie games, and by checking off the titles that you have played, you’ll get to find out your “indie gamer score.”

Resonance of the Ocean is a soothing game about answering back to echoes heard from across the ocean

Resonance of the Ocean is a short adventure game about answering back to echoes heard from across the ocean. It is set to launch on July 9 (JST).

Open world samurai game Rōnin Trail officially announced. Wander Edo-period Japan fighting to survive

Rōnin Trail is an open world adventure game where players take on the role of a samurai in Japan. The game takes place during Japan’s Edo-period where a masterless samurai, or rōnin, is left to wander the countryside searching for their purpose.

WWII Taiwan survival adventure game Raid on Taihoku gets a Steam demo

Written by. Nick Mosier based on the original Japanese article (original article's publication date: 2022-06-15 18:33 JST) Taiwanese game studio Mizo Games released a Steam...

SCP: Secret Files lets you experience paranormal cases from the SCP Foundation

In SCP: Secret Files, players can experience a variety of paranormal phenomena by taking on the role of a researcher for the SCP Foundation. The newly released demo tells a story related to SCP-701.

Furry fighting game Mofu Mofu Sensen was developed by a single person using SmileBASIC

Mofu Mofu Sensen will be coming to the Nintendo Switch on June 16 (JST). Mofu Mofu Sensen is a furry fighting game being developed by a single person using SmileBASIC.

Steam Next Fest June 2022 edition: Here are some demos that caught our eye

Valve kicked off their Steam Next Fest June 2022 edition on June 13. The event will last until June 20 (PDT) and offers players a chance to try tons of demos for upcoming games and livestreams from developers to check out. Here are some demos that caught our eye.

Brutal Japan brings fear to its present-day Japan setting

Brutal Japan is a survival horror game that takes place in present-day Japan. It’s an episodic game made up of around three different stories, with the first episode being playable when the game enters Early Access.

Bunny collecting game Usagi Shima takes inspiration from Japan’s “Rabbit Island”

Usagi Shima is a bunny collecting game where players manage an uninhabited island and try to gather cute and cuddly visitors. If you’re looking for something wholesome and heartwarming, interacting with these adorable bunnies may be just what you need.

Japanese-themed co-op horror game Malice officially announced for Steam

Malice is a first-person horror game set in Japan. The game will support 2-player co-op and push players’ observation and reasoning skills as they try to progress.

Absurd action game I’m going to die if I don’t eat sushi! is coming to Steam on June 22

I’m going to die if I don’t eat sushi! is a 3D action game about eating sushi to stay alive. A man turns his love of sushi into strength and sets off to save sushi. By eating more sushi, the man will rescue both sushi and himself.

One indie game developer saw surprising sales numbers on Nintendo Switch and spoke about their success

Japanese indie game developer Hikari Itsuki recently took to Twitter to say that the Nintendo Switch version of their new game Magic Potion Millionaire sold “startlingly well.” Just how well did it sell and what was the reason behind the success? We reached out to Itsuki to find out.

One button indie action game JETMAN launches July 14

JETMAN will be released on July 14 (JST) for PC (Steam) and Nintendo Switch. JETMAN is an indie action game that you play using only one button.

Learn Japanese etiquette with the novel game Manner Battler Rei

Manner Battler Rei is a short novel game where players can learn about Japan’s intricate ceremonial and business etiquette. The game takes place in a world with Manner Battles, competitions where competitors point out manner mistakes.

After He Was Gone is a tactical RPG without a level-up system

Japanese solo game developer Nono has released the demo version of After He Was Gone on Steam. The game is a tactical RPG that has no level-up system and instead focuses on the use of items and skills.

Animator Hanabushi’s Piggy One is being turned into a video game

Animator Hanabushi’s Piggy One is being turned into a video game in collaboration with Unreal Life developer hako life. The game is scheduled to release in 2023.

RTS game Colorful Party Wars features a real-life VRChat group and is available on Steam

Colorful Party Wars is an RTS game that features the group Colorful Party who are active on the VR platform VRChat. The game currently only supports Japanese, but there are plans to implement support for English, Korean, and Simplified Chinese in the future.

Furry fighting game Mofu Mofu Sensen gains attention in Japan but has gamers confused

Furry fighting game Mofu Mofu Sensen gains attention in Japan but has gamers confused due to the total lack of information online, even though it’s planned for release sometime in May for the Nintendo Switch.

Sky island building action RPG Crystarise is set to release on October 28

Crystarise is a 2D open world action RPG that combines action gameplay, where you explore fields, and simulation gameplay, where you customize a base. The protagonist of the game is a young girl who is tasked with becoming the guardian deity of a mysterious sky island.

Tokyo Coffee Pandechika brings the pandemic to a game set in a café

Tokyo Coffee Pandechika is a nostalgic coffee game set in a Tokyo café during the pandemic. The developer Heaviside Creations previously released a video streaming RPG called Live in Dungeon in 2021.

Meg’s Monster is a JRPG where you play as an ogre with 99,999 HP and protect a young girl

Meg’s Monster is an adventure RPG set in the Underworld that depicts the meeting of a monster and a young girl. While the girl may look weak at a glance, she actually holds a secret: her tears have the power to destroy the entire world.

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