「 The choice is already in your hands…… 」
Roses and Byzantium ~Dear Schrodinger’s Pyxis~ (玫瑰与拜占庭・méiguī yǔ bàizhàntíng) is a free historical otome game produced by a group of creators on Weibo, and is slated for a release for PC/mobile in early 2017. Art is by Weibo user nickel拟科.
Rather than just romance, the game also heavily features themes like politics, mystery, and violence. Set in London, the story is told from the perspective of 2 different heroines (each with 4 to 6 routes) and involves some mystery/puzzle-solving elements. Players have the option of ‘becoming the murderer,’ and some choices will allow players to choose for the heroine to lie instead of tell the truth.
Otomate Party 2016 took place over the weekend (13th – 14th of August) and so, as per usual, a bunch of new titles and projects have been announced!!! This post has translations of any info given in the announcement PVs.(^-^)/
PAGE 1 – new projects
PAGE 2 – other titles + overall thoughts
「 Black and white. This is the story of two girls who wandered into two worlds —– 」
わーい another game announcement from Otomate, this time in collobaration with KOGADO!! This is KOGADO’s first work under their new label, Girls Project.
Alice of Black and White (白と黒のアリス・Shiro to Kuro no Arisu) is slated for a 2017 release for the PS Vita. Art is by Mochimochita and KOGADO Studio, and it also seems that there will be a manga adaptation by Fujimaru Mamenosuke (who apparently also worked on the manga of quinrose’s alice…..??? lol). Scenario writers are Uozumi Yukiko (Meiji Tokyo Renka) and Kouzuki Hajime (multiple drama CDs).
「 Why have things become so different for us, when we are all in the same world?
Even so, we must continue to live —- 」
Steam Prison (スチーム プリズン) is a game for the PC to be released in 2016!! The game will be produced by HuneX (POSSESSION MAGENTA), in collaboration with scenario writer Yumas (OZMAFIA!!). Art is by Ichiiro Hako, while music is by project lights.
「 I want a future where I can be with you —— 」
Hana Oboro ~Sengonku-den Ranki~ (花朧 〜戦国伝乱奇〜) was recently announced by Otomate and is slated for a 2016 release!! The director is Kizaki Hana, while the main scenario writers are Wakamiya Tasuku, Natsuno Kei, and Yoshimura Ririka. Art is by Ashika Nozomu.
「 This is the love ♥ story between you and the princes of space that shines brighter than anything else in the universe! 」
PsychicEmotion6 is an Otomate game slated for a 2016 release, and is based on the drama CD series of the same name! Art is by Karu (Meiji Tokyo Renka).
「 This is the story of a gentle love hidden beneath destruction. 」
Haitaka no Psychedelica (lit. Psychedelica of the Ash-grey Eagle・灰鷹のサイケデリカ) is the sequel to Kokuchou no Psychedelica, and will be released sometime in 2016!! It’s by the same staff who made first game, including the same artist, Yuiga Satoru. The official site describes it as a ‘phantasmagoric adventure.’ Though it’s a sequel, the staff have confirmed that you don’t have to play the first game to understand this game.^-^
edit (03/30) — new characters (hugh/lawrence/elric) added!!