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The Fuwanovel EVN List: January 2024 Releases

Welcome to Fuwanovel’s newest monthly blog post, the Fuwanovel EVN List! In this particular blog post, we aim to share with our readers a summary of EVNs that were released during the span of the past month. Note that these EVNs might include indie titles from other languages that were made available in English. If you’re a fan of reading English indie titles, then look out for the post every start of the month!

Hi! My name is Kosakyun, one of the blog managers for Fuwanovel’s website. If you recognize my name, chances are you’ve probably encountered the reviews and news articles I sometimes write. In that case, I’d like to thank you for sticking with us! We hope to bring you more cool stuff as we work towards making the blog a lot better. Hope you’re as excited as we are!

Why an EVN List?

One of those cool stuff we thought about was this very article: the monthly Fuwanovel EVN list. To refocus the kind of content we want to do with our writers, we decided to shift from doing every English original release out there as news into collating them together as one big list! There’s just so many English titles being released within a short period of time that we felt it was a bit unrealistic to keep up the pace we were doing it at. So in the interest of everyone’s health (and sanity), we decided to just make a big ‘ol explosive article to cap off each month!

Of course it’s not a bad thing that there are so many English releases. Honestly, i’s probably the opposite—there are so many developers taking interest in the medium that it’s hard to keep up with all of them! It’s pretty cool to see the different kind of stories everyone’s been thinking about, and honestly it’s a shame that people miss out on some of them just because there’s so much buzz in the scene. Our goal with the EVN list, then, is to represent even a bit of that imaginative power by putting it in a format that our usual reader can easily sift through on their free time.

So without further ado, here’s the list of EVN releases for January 2024!
Note: The article lists EVN releases by release date; please keep it in mind when to avoid confusion on the titles’ order!

The Unyielding Winter

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Developer: Mikaru Shiran
Publication: Freeware
Released: January 1

It’s a chilly blizzard kind of night. And you’re at home, eating a bowl of delicious stew your grandma made for you.

Since the storm shows no signs of calming down, why don’t you come and sit down by the fire? Grandma would like to tell you a story about Winter and their siblings.

Under the False Sky | Blood:Covered Snow

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Developer: Anna Lena
Publication: Freeware
Released: January 1

In a harsh world where people are condemned to live within mobile cities – the Arks – a mere step outside can corrupt their fragile souls, turning them into savage beasts…In a cold world where the chasm of human decay is constantly expanding and humans become disposable with little concern…Can there still be room for hope and equity in such a world?

“Blood:Covered Snow” focuses on Micah’s childhood.

Resources are dwindling for the small rebellion colony this young boy calls his home, facing the harsh realities of the bitter, cold winter.

Blinded by childhood innocence, he finds himself making decisions with serious consequences not just for his own life, but also for the lives of his loved ones. If he had known what was to come, could he have taken a different course of action?

Grim’s Gambit

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Developer: Christopher Baboolal
Platform: Steam
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 5

Embark on a captivating journey with “Grim’s Gambit,” an intricately crafted interactive puzzle visual novel that immerses you in the role of our main character named Nox. A character entangled in the disruption of the natural order, now standing trial for their alleged crimes. The storyline takes a daring turn, offering a unique twist to the traditional trial by sentencing Nox to a fate that is both unexpected and hauntingly bizarre. Nox’s punishment unfolds in the haunting ambiance of a peculiar coffee shop, situated amidst the desolate realm of the Stygian Keep. Nox wakes with amnesia, gradually piecing together his forgotten past throughout the game. As players guide him through the puzzle visual novel, uncovering dark secrets in the Stygian Keep, the narrative weaves a compelling tale of self-discovery and mystery.


The Night Heist

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Developer: Ladell Parks
Platform: Steam
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 5

Meet Mariah, Maria, and Missy a group of college girls from Whitson Community College, however like most people who attend college find themselves also working a part-time job trying to pay off their student loans and other bills.

For Mariah, working part time at a shop wasn’t enough.
She wanted more.
More money to not only pay off her loans and bills but for other things she and the girls wanted.

So Mariah and the girls take things into their own hands and began robbing houses at night.
Calling it. The Night Heist.


Where the Music Dies

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Developer: Red Skald
Platform: Steam,
Publication: Freeware
Released: January 5

You play as Locke, the bass-player of one of the many bands that never quite made it. When your drummer suddenly dies, you and the rest of the band travels to a festival you used to visit in your youth, while handling your loss.

At the festival you will encounter familiar faces from your past while you’re trying to not make the same mistakes again.


Dating Sim! Luna’s Lovely Summer

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Developer: PixælSoft
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 6

Despite getting friend-zoned by Luna in Dating Sim! Re:Mastered, the protagonist decides that he should be “just friends” with her at first. It’s still a win for him, as Luna is among the top students in college and is willing to tutor him for his summer classes. His grades are already terrible and they could really use a boost from her. Not only that, but since Luna’s such a sex freak he feels that she could eventually become his girlfriend. The protagonist thinks it’s all gonna work out – he’ll graduate, AND he’ll finally have a girlfriend!

…Not so fast, though!

The protagonist finds himself having to put up with Luna’s unpredictable antics. She tends to postpone study sessions with him because if she’s not completely drunk, then she’s busy with her cybersex sessions! It’s summer, and Luna just wants to have fun before the next semester starts. Even though he’s tempted to join in with her craziness and lose his virginity to her, the protagonist’s studies come first. He begins to doubt if Luna really is at the top of her class…

With your help, can the protagonist improve his grades over the summer…and finally earn himself a girlfriend?

Sunflower Pie

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Developer: ThePenSword
Platform: Steam
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 6

The worst thing about Oliver’s breakfast is that it wants to be eaten.

Inspired by early RPGmaker horror games and Adult Swim bumpers, Sunflower Pie is a bite-sized visual novel with extra parasites (for flavor). Much like real life, it oscillates violently between discomfort and sincerity. Unlike real life, however, there is only one correct choice.


Hummingbird’s Crown – Voiced Edition

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Developer: Fable Novel
Publication: Freeware
Released: January 7

Wren is a hardworking book editor who has recently turned 30 and begins to ruminate about her life.

Her only solace is gaming and her small group of 2 online friends, Kanaria and Lonan, who she sometimes chats and plays with. 

‘What does it mean to be an adult? Why does my job make me feel incomplete? Why do I feel like I don’t fit anywhere?’

On May 31st, taking advantage of an upcoming long weekend, Kanaria suggests they should finally meet in person at the upcoming GameCon, a medium-sized local game event from Solstice City. 

Unfortunately, the day of the event itself, a terrible accident happens at the Eon Building, the place where it’s being held. Wren panics and doesn’t know what to do until… huh? 

Why is it suddenly May 31st again? Did she just go back in time?!


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Developer: Crescence Studio
Publication: Freeware
Released: January 7

A recurring dream. A flash of deja vu. An undeniable connection. Some say these are remnants of our past lives—echoes of the memories we’ve made in centuries past. When I ran into you on that fateful day…

I started to believe them.

Yokai City

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Developer: A RanDom Fella
Platform: Steam
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 7

Yokai City is a character-driven visual novel in the style of Japanese anime of the 1980s, set against a backdrop of uneasy social tensions between humans and yokai who are forced to live together in a part of Tokyo.

The year is 1988. After millennia of conflict with humans, all remaining yokai were at last convinced to relocate to the centre of Sumida: one of the capital’s 23 wards. Only oni and Inari remain now, all the other species of yokai that once played such an important part in Japan’s history and folklore are now reduced to existing solely in literature and cinema.

Enter the shoes of a half-man, half-oni regulator (a law enforcement official tasked with keeping the peace between humans and non-humans) and see how you and your team deal with daily life in 80s Tokyo all the while trying to stop criminals and violent fanatics from both sides who seem hell-bent on tearing the city apart.


Sakura Succubus 8

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Developer: Winged Cloud
Platform: Steam
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 8

Ogasawara Hiroki’s average life was turned upside-down the moment he became a babe magnet for a whole harem of sexy succubi.
Hiroki has managed to court the attentions of a famous businesswoman, a talented idol, a beloved actress, an up-and-coming tennis prodigy, and he’s even attracted European royalty.
Hiroki’s life is a busy one, and there’s never a dull moment: something which becomes even more apparent when Yue, the ruler of the succubus realm, barges into his house and asks for his help.

The newest member of Hiroki’s harem, Alice, is a fledgling succubus who has little knowledge of the human world. Having spent most of her life in the succubus realm, Alice is naïve and unworldly, and she has no idea how to fit in.
Help Hiroki show Alice around Tokyo, introduce her to her fellow succubi, and try not to let her get too anxious. Alice’s self-esteem has always been shaky, and if things go wrong, it might just spell disaster.


The Cookie Project

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Developer: Hamilton Hour
Publication: Freeware
Released: January 8

The holidays are a busy time for the tiny bakery you run in the Last City, and you’re used to all kinds of unique customers frequenting your shop during these days. What you didn’t expect was a handsome awoken–a guardian no less–carrying a strange contraption and sheepishly requesting your help with his… holiday baking?! In the midst of winter’s dreary cold, the blossoms of friendship (or romance 💕) may soon yet bloom!

My Lovey-Dovey Demon

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Developer: ebi-hime
Platform: Steam,
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 9

Taiki is your average guy. He’s nineteen years old, in his first year of university, and he’s just starting to learn what it means to be an adult.

During the summer vacation, Taiki goes to the countryside to stay with his grandparents alongside his siblings: the haughty, fashionable Chiharu; the tomboyish troublemaker Nene; and the sweet, shy Reza.

Taiki wants to have a relaxing summer, but his hopes are dashed when Nene breaks into their grandfather’s study, which is strictly out of bounds. Inside his study, Nene finds a treasure trove of dusty old books, including a tome full of instructions on how to summon demons.

Nene sets about this demonic summoning ritual at once, and calls upon a fearsome figure from the deepest, darkest depths of Hell…

Who just so happens to be a cute girl with pink hair and an impressive bust?!

Now Taiki’s in a real pinch. Not only does he have to look after his siblings, but he also has his demonic guest, Elisabeth, to worry about – and she’s completely besotted with him! What in the world is Taiki going to do now?!


Ikkarus and the Prince of Sin (Console Ports)

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Developer: Witz Games
Platform: Playstation (US), Playstation (EU), Nintendo Switch, Xbox
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 10

Ikkarus and the Prince of Sin is a yaoi-themed fantasy adventure visual novel where you can manage your daily routine, travel the land, accept side quests, pursue 3 possible romance options, discover 6 unique endings and unlock special CG scenes as you progress. The experience can be further customized by choosing from difficulty settings focused on story or gameplay challenge!

After slaying a dragon, Ikkarus returns to his village and unexpectedly receives ownership of a tavern as his reward. Upon visiting the tavern, he discovers that the place is an utter disaster and has accumulated a shocking debt of 50,000 gold pieces. While this would surely infuriate a lesser recipient, the heroic Ikkarus readily accepts the challenge ahead of him. Now, determined to fix the place up and prove his worth to the man who gave him the tavern, Ikkarus enlists other young men to his cause, and new bonds develop as Ikkarus’ party spends their time working at the tavern, making drinks and hunting monsters on the side.

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Vampires and Afternoon Tea (CVN)

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Developer: nancyajuan
Platform: Steam
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 11

The girl Cecily, who lost her way in the forest, was taken in by the mysterious man Kyle. Please strive to explore the secrets of this house within 12 days, otherwise there may be a tragic ending

I keep Dying in Another World -What the hell, Goddess!-

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Developer: artoonu
Platform: Steam
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 12

What if one day you suddenly get summoned to Another World without explanation and… die just around the corner? What if after that, a suspicious Goddess tells you that you must do something… but she’s so vague to not even explain what?

In this Kinetic Novel, follow John Smith, a regular junior programmer struggling with self-confidence, as he tries to stop a murder from happening. He will keep returning after death to continue with newfound knowledge, alliances, and ideas to fulfill the mission the Goddess tasked him with. As many times as it takes.


Falling Star 

Developer: kipursuit
Publication: Freeware
Released: January 13

~ twinkle twinkle little star ~

To see,

a star.









What wonderful thing might a star bring about when it’s no longer in the sky?

Dreamscape of Delights 

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Developer: Enygmage
Platform: Steam
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 15

Dive into the enchanting realms of Dreamscape of Delights, a mesmerizing and immersive adventure that blurs the boundaries between dreams and reality. Lead Elylah, the Princess of Lust, and her crew in exploring the vibrant and fantastical landscapes of the dream world.

Embark on a journey filled with mystery, magic, and the allure of the unknown. Uncover the secrets of Mimesis, a land without imagination. Encounter a cast of intriguing characters, from ethereal spirits to enigmatic dreamweavers, each with their own stories to tell.

The narrative unfolds as Elylah navigates through the intricate tapestry of dreams, facing challenges and making choices that shape the destiny of this dreamlike realm. As the Princess of Lust, Elylah must maintain the delicate balance between love and desire, confronting both the beauty and the dangers that lie within the Dreamscape.

Dreamscape of Delights features stunning visuals, captivating storytelling, and gameplay mechanics that transport players to a world where every choice resonates with consequences. Immerse yourself in a unique blend of fantasy and desire, where the boundaries between dreams and reality collide.

Are you ready to explore the Dreamscape of Delights and unravel the mysteries that lie hidden in the isles of dreams? The journey awaits!”


The Muscle Bunny Girls Caught Me Cheatin’!!!: Censored Version

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Developer: Peach Punch!
Platform: Steam
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 15

You play as Robert Liebart, one of the best con-men in the business. You’re part of a team of experts organizing a heist at the strip’s wealthiest casino : The Lucky Bunny.

The thing is, the Lucky Bunny only hires muscle girls as their hostesses and security personnel. Meet the seductive and determined Jazmine, as well as her friend the carefree and cute Hannah, as you try to make your way to the casino vault, where riches await. The plan is perfect, you are persuaded nothing can go wrong. Surely you can handle a pair of those beautiful bunnies with biceps, right?

Take a chance and navigate through multiple choices and several action mini-games as you and your heist companion Johnson attempt to leave the casino unscathed. Play your cards right and you might even spend an unforgivable night with one of these muscle bunnies. How much are you willing to bet that you can make it out in one piece?


Twofold: The Perfect Circle Collection (Physical Version)

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Developer: Salty Salty Studios
Platform: Official Website
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 16

Olive’s situation is dire. They’re on the verge of being thrown out of college unless they can salvage their GPA, and their only chance rests on classes they know next to nothing about.

Their lifeline: two club leaders who are more than willing to help them succeed. However, no solution is that easy. Olive soon finds themself in the middle of a conflict between these two friends that threatens to undo their long-standing love for each other.

Twofold is a story about love, family, and connection. It celebrates family of all kinds, and explores the strength (and fragility) of bonds between people.

Taking place roughly a year after First Snow, Olive’s position as an outsider to these established friend circles will be vital to fully understanding the situation threatening to undo this close-knit group.

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may your knives be sharp and your bullets sharper

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Developer: catsket
Publication: Freeware
Released: January 17

a sniper and an unconventional spotter for the covenant of the dark cross have a mission: take out an illegal blood smuggler who is poisoning vampires all across the city. the two of them engage in conversation about cats, chocolate, green tea, cassette tapes, cigarettes, and love, all while waiting, cooing to each other like bickering lovers. takes place within the art without blood universe.

i am not a military nor sniper expert. this is about two gay vampires hunting other vampires in a universe that contains demons and ghosts. concrete thought is nonexistant.

Autumn Spirit

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Developer: Synstoria
Platform: Steam
Publication: Freeware
Released: January 17

The world is slowly crumbling and you are falling apart with it. In an attempt to find a semblance of peace and to rethink your future you go into exile in a remote corner to enjoy the calm of nature. But you are not alone on these mountains, another soul in pain is on your land, a ghost grounded on earth by regrets. Deciding to free him of his curse, you might find peace yourself in the process.

Autumn spirit is a melancholic story about love and the modern anxiety of feeling powerless in this chaotic world. Featuring a dog. A very good boy.


The Pixel Pulps Collection (Consoles)

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Developer: LCB Game Studio
Platform: Playstation (US), Xbox
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 18

Punchy, pulpy, thrilling novella-sized tales of cryptids, cults and camaraderie! The complete Pixel Pulps collection is available now, featuring Mothmen 1966, Varney Lake and Bahnsen Knights!

Created by novelist Nico Saraintaris and artist Fernando Martinez Ruppel, Pixel Pulps fuse exceptional writing and stunning illustration, inspired by mid-20th century pulp fiction and 80s home computer graphics.


Weekend Romance

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Developer: Margary Games
Platform: Steam
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 18

Weekend Romance unveils the weekend adventure between Margaret, a bubbly young sorcerer, and her more experienced lover, Arabelle. The plot thickens as two other women also find Margaret unresistible.

Pick your path carefully, as your decisions can aid Margaret in sweetening her weekend getaway. Choose your costume, tease your lover, and witness the impact of your choices as the narrative unfolds.


Stuck by Design 

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Developer: craboozled
Publication: Freeware
Released: January 20

Graphic design was your passion. But now it’s more like your prison as a timely snowstorm has left you and your coworker stranded in the office on Christmas Eve. It’s not how you pictured you’d be spending the holidays, but it’s better than spending it alone, right?

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Developer: SCAR
Publication: Freeware
Released: January 20

It’s only the start of the year, and you are already falling behind.

Your photography teacher requested the homework you have yet to send; a series of photographs linked to a subject important in your work.

On a whim, you decide to head near the river outside of town and seek inspiration in the scenery there. By an unsuspected turn of events, you cross roads with a sweet stranger named Zechariah, who believes he could be of help.


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Developer: Curious Fox Productions
Publication: Freeware
Released: January 20

It’s Heartsbloom: the most romantic day of the year! And one of the busiest if you happen to run a potion shop. Help 29-year-old witch, Mila Foxglove, handle a flurry of customers as well as her conflicted emotions as she navigates her first Heartsbloom ever with a boyfriend.


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Developer: Crystal Game Works
Publication: Freeware
Released: January 21

Hazel is an ex-adventurer who’s settled down with some of his previous guildmates after the adventure of a lifetime–taking down a doomsday cult that tried to end the world, but at the cost of killing their former guild leader who turned against them. Despite their adventure still haunting him months later, he’s tried to move on.

That is until a man with the same face as their guild leader approaches him.

Asphodelium is a dark slice of life boys love story about your past confronting you. It’s a story about what makes you, you. If you’re not yourself, but you have your face, your memories, your mannerisms, then what is “you”?


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Developer: Chary
Publication: Freeware
Released: January 21

You play as a high school student, and your first summer job is to photograph an Akiya—also known as “empty house”! 

Well, it looks like you’ve arrived… And a cute guy wants to tag along?

Love Amidst the Timeless Rift

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Developer: Deniz G. Lerosi
Publication: Freeware
Released: January 25

Time has frozen for everyone except our hero and his fellow guild members, all thanks to an enigmatic artifact. But why, you ask? Well, it turns out the antagonist has some grand renovation plans for his castle.

The only problem? He can’t pay his workers properly and can’t find anyone to work for free! So, he’s resorted to stealing and brainwashing people to create a massive army for his castle’s makeover. Who knew villainy came with a side of interior decorating?

Alas, there’s the matter of saving everyone. Who else but our protagonist, Lars, is going to put a stop to the time-freeze effects of the artifact and make sure no one else gets caught up in this mess?

However, the solution is not to raid a secret base and defeat the antagonist using a game glitch that grants our hero secret powers. It’s to get closer to him by … ENTERTAINING HIM AND CONFESSING YOUR SECRETS?!?! WITH YOUR GUILD MEMBERS?!?!

Mycorrhiza (Update)

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Developer: Tim Reichert
Platform: Steam,
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 26

Welcome to a world of distorted minds

Mycorrhiza is a love letter to horror manga in the form of a visual novel. Some of our biggest inspirations include the works of Junji Ito and Masaaki Nakayama.

While Scott is trying to find a way back home, reality distorts and people’s morals start shifting in cruel and unexpected ways. A peculiar plant transforming animals, a horrifying comedy trend and a strange building trapping people. Each of the three arcs explores different terrors.

As you explore this terrifying world, you’ll find out more and more about how and why Scott is trapped in it and what lead up to Scott being spirited away.

Join us on our adventure into despair.


OPUS: Echo of Starsong – Full Bloom Edition (CVN; Switch Port)

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Developer: Sigono
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 26

OPUS: Echo of Starsong – Full Bloom Edition is the definitive edition of the visual novel-style adventure game, now with all-new voice acting. Dive in and enjoy an intergalactic journey that transcends time through love. Taking place in a lawless solar system at the height of a gold rush in space, players play as the exiled noble Jun, who is accompanied by Eda, a witch orphaned by war. Together, they embark on a journey of self-discovery, as they search for treasure-filled asteroids of legend and lore. However, what appears to be a blessed encounter will turn into a lifelong burden. Will Jun, now a withered old man, be able to see his lover one last time?

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Developer: Dharker Studio
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 26

You are thrust into the role as manager of the lingerie shop called ‘Negligee’, and soon a love story unfolds.

Hire the right girl (or girls) to aid you in running the shop, assist the various shoppers in finding what they want to buy, and master your newfound position in order to make the store successful.

Sell ladies’ underwear in this high quality visual novel with multiple choices, multiple routes and multiple endings to unlock.

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The Lady Knight and The Three Princes

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Developer: JewelswithWings
Publication: Freeware
Released: January 28

In a faraway land there’s three princes waiting for marriage candidates.

Anyone is welcome, as long as they can complete a specific task – each prince has a unique one.

No one has succeeded… yet.

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Developer: Alperen Torun
Platform: Steam
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 28

Hmm… It’s kind of hard to explain all the details, but I was forced to start at this new school. It wasn’t by choice; my parents practically pushed me into it. A workaholic mother and a creepy father—my family is far from ordinary. But let’s not get sidetracked. In this school, all I wanted was to make a few friends, but… Well, you know how that turned out. Did you manage to contact my advocate? I have a feeling I’m going to need one.


The Symbiant Re:Union: Censored & Adult Versions

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Developer: HeartCoreDev
Platform: Steam
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 29

The first story will transport you to the planet of Cayama, where in the main game Brahve finds Danya in the space port and confesses his love to him. What happened to the Odarian in the last two years and why is he so set on getting Danya back after breaking up with him? And where in the world is the Symbiant?

In the second story with our love birds you visit Odaria, Brahve’s homeworld where the team meets his cousin. This story takes place after the happiest ending in the main game. You’ll get a chance to explore the luxurious hot spring resort, as well as the surrounding forest nearby and experience some exquisite one-on-one times with Brahve.

Exotic forests, board games with friends, and torrid intimate moments between the two men await in this fun-packed adventure on a new alien planet!


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Developer: Blue Butterfly
Platform: Steam
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 31

Nancy is secretly in love with her hobby friend, and one day she gets a chance to win her heart!


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Developer: Chaoticway
Platform: Steam
Publication: Non-free
Released: January 31

“They call me Rain without knowing my real name. Rainstorm is my only salvation.
In this shattered world, where I have no friends or enemies… All I have to do is complete my contract and return — to find the one who’s waiting for me.”

This is her only path: to willingly fall into the trap, in order to find and protect Lellia — at the behest of the contract given by an ancient Temple.

Shards of destinies, endlessly intertwining threads of time; cycles that painfully replace each other… Reflections in the eyes, scarlet — a color that outshines the hesitant flame.

These tests of fate will challenge you to figure out the traitor, protect Lellia, unravel the mystery of the magical catastrophe and the cycles of the “Modern Hell”.


And there you have it! That’s most, if not all, of the EVN releases last month! I personally am intrigued by Mycorrhiza‘s update, Departed Away, and Shard of Chaos, so I’ll probably read them at my own time. The art in ebi-hime’s My Lovey-Dovey Demon looks solid too! God, I wish I had more time to read.

To close it out, I hope that you found something that looked interesting for you in this month’s list. Do look forward for the next batch of releases. See you in the next article!

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A casual VN reader, terminally ill gacha gamer, financially crippled TCG player, and certified Enna Alouette simp. Likes to pretend he can write things with substance every now and then. Still trying to live happily.

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