Horror game PIEN & PAON plus has its monsters labeled as nude by Steam

The developer of PIEN & PAON plus revealed that the Steam review has determined the PIEN, the monster of the game, is nude. We spoke with the game's developer to learn more about what this means for the PIEN and the game.

Shinonome is Breath of Fire character designer’s new haunted house roguelike escape game

Shinonome is a roguelike escape game based around the concept of a haunted house in the Edo period. The game was created by WODAN, a studio formed by Kenichi Iwao (FFXIV, Resident Evil) and Tatsuya Yoshikawa (Breath of Fire).

Indie dev promotes Japan’s “Village of Dolls” with a free game

In The Rural Village of Nagoro is a short adventure game based around the story of a real-life person named Tsukimi Ayano. The titular village of Nagoro is famous for the large number of human-sized dolls that are placed all around the town, which is how it got the nickname "Village of Dolls.” Ayano happens to be the person who created all of these dolls.

AI drawing social deduction game AI: Art Impostor enters Steam Early Access

AI: Art Impostor is an AI drawing party game where players try to figure out who’s the impostor artist. Players enter text to generate illustrations using AI. The AI will offer multiple candidates based on the text that was entered and players will choose one illustration to display.

Chilla’s Art announce their latest horror game The Karaoke for Steam

Japanese indie game developer Chilla's Art has opened a Steam page for their new horror game The Karaoke. The game is due out in 2022. The Karaoke is a psychological horror game set in a 24-hour karaoke parlor in Japan.

Umurangi Generation composer teases FIVESEVEN, a new horror game seemingly set in Japan

Composer Adolf Nomura has revealed a teaser trailer for FIVESEVEN, the new game from Umurangi Generation developer Naphtali Faulkner. The teaser begins inside a train and shows text that says, “The Last Train out of Narita.” “Narita” likely refers to Japan’s Narita city, home to the Narita International Airport.

Japanese horror game Noroware Cycle announced with a terrifying trailer

Japanese horror game Noroware Cycle announced with a terrifying trailer. The game takes inspiration from PlayStation 1 cult classics like Twilight Syndrome and Yuuyami Doori Tankentai and the influence can certainly be seen in the setting and game mechanics.

Last Command lets you experience a unique Snake x Bullet Hell genre mix

Last Command is a 2D action game that combines the classic game Snake with bullet hell. In order to attack enemies, it must collect data points that appear throughout each stage. Collected data points can be used to attack enemies but it also increases the length of the crawler just like in a game of Snake.

Elin, a successor to the roguelike RPG Elona, is planned to enter Early Access on Steam

Game developer Noa (Lafrontier) has opened a Steam page for Elin, a successor to the roguelike RPG Elona. According to Noa, the first alpha (early access) for Elin will be released "when the first few hours of the game are fully playable. This will likely be at the end of the year at the earliest."

Get a taste of indie JRPG Meg’s Monster with the newly released Steam demo

Steam demo for Meg’s Monster is now available on Steam. Meg’s Monster is an adventure RPG that tells the story of a young girl who possesses a mysterious power: if she cries, the world will be destroyed. The protagonist, an ogre named Roy, must protect Meg and keep her from crying.

New Chilla’s Art horror game The Bathhouse is due out on September 30

Chilla’s Art has announced that The Bathhouse will be released on Steam on September 30 (PDT). The Bathhouse is a psychological horror game set in a Japanese bathhouse and features a protagonist who gets mixed up in some kind of paranormal phenomenon that occurs there.

A new clock app is coming to the Nintendo Switch, giving AAA Clock some competition

When discussing clock apps for the Nintendo Switch, you may recall the AAA Clock that was created by RedDeerGames. Now AAA Clock has some competition with Clock Maker coming to the Switch soon.

Midjourney has been used to create a short visual novel in the style of a child’s diary

Midjourney has been used to create a short visual novel in the style of a child’s diary. Boku to AI no Natsuyasumi, which can be translated as “My summer vacation with an AI,” is a short visual novel that depicts the events that occur during a boy’s summer vacation.

AI: Art Imposter is a social deduction game that lets you try your hand at AI art

Japanese game developer Pocketpair has launched the Steam Store page for AI: Art Imposter. The game is due out on September 30 (JST) and...

Oshiiro is a Japanese horror game where you exorcise evil spirits by swinging a light stick

Oshiiro is a 3D horror game that provides a fresh take on the genre by having players swing a light stick in order to battle evil spirits. The evil spirits possess bracelets or other features that change color, and players must repel them by changing their light stick to the matching color and swinging it a set number of times

Multiplayer horror game Kakuriyo has been officially announced for Steam

Kakuriyo is a cooperative horror game where the objective is to escape from a realm where evil spirits roam. The game supports online multiplayer for up to four players. Kakuriyo is set to launch in spring 2023 for Steam.

It was a human is a new psychedelic sci-fi interrogation visual novel

It was a human is a short psychedelic sci-fi interrogation visual novel being developed by LOSER/S where the player must question a suspect in a mutilation murder case. The protagonist is tasked with interrogating the suspect, questioning her about her motive and the methods used to carry out the crime.

Takoyaki Party Survival tasks you to survive on an all-octopus ball diet

Takoyaki Party Survival is an online multiplayer game where the goal is to survive by eating a nutritionally balanced diet of takoyaki (Japanese octopus balls). Players take part in a “takoyaki party” where they compete to see how many days they can last while only consuming takoyaki of various ingredients.

A short visual novel has been created using Midjourney AI artwork

Japanese game developer @8co28 has made a short visual novel called Hekimu that uses artwork generated by Midjourney. Midjourney is an AI program that generates images based on textual descriptions.

Morodashi Sumo, a game developed by Japanese YouTubers, is out now on Steam

Morodashi sumo matches are fought with a variety of techniques, such as grabbing, thrusting, and leaping. The competitor who successfully removes their opponent’s mawashi (loincloth) and achieves “morodashi” (exposing their privates) is crowned the victor.

Gigabash launches with a pricing error on PS Store. The second game in around a week to face this issue [Update]

Gigabash launched for PS4, PS5, and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store). However, it quickly became apparent that the game was listed on the PlayStation Store at an incorrect price, which the company acknowledged on Twitter. This is the second game in around a week to face this issue.

Pixel art open world RPG Oblige Of CHAOS coming to Steam on September 1

Oblige Of CHAOS is a top-down action RPG where players are free to adventure through its open pixel art world. Oblige Of CHAOS is being made by the solo game developer MaaSA91.