I’m not crying. You’re crying. Shut up.
Page 5, Game 20: a new life. by Angela He
It is indeed a visual novel. It’s a love story between two women who meet in college, told through lovely watercolors and a gentle, perfect soundtrack.
It is restrained, and absolutely beautiful. It pulls you into the relationship between these two people quickly, without fucking around and wasting your time.
It is also surprisingly, pointedly topical.
I don’t want to say too much about it, other than to recommend it, strongly. This is a deeply moving experience.
Oh, you know how I sometimes grumble in these interactive fiction plays that your choices feel inconsequential? That is very seriously not a problem here.
Take care of each other. It’s dangerous out there.
All right, once I’m done hugging the hell out of my own wife, what game is going to be waiting for me?
Page 14, Game 18: Purple Noise Echo by ukioq
“An ambient tactical game in which you play a silicon entity in a dark and abstract universe made of hexagonal tiles.”
Oh, random number generator. You have such a good sense for when to bust out a change of pace.