Hello August! Though it’s always sad to see JRPG July go, it’s time to move on to yet another Community Game-Along event. This month we’ll be focusing on mech games, or any games featuring big robots that you can control! Of course, there’s always classic mech series such as Armored Core and MechWarrior, but even Kirby’s recent 3DS venture, Kirby: Planet Robobot counts for this month’s theme!
To celebrate the end of JRPGJuly Community Game-Along, you can get 25% off all items in my TeePublic curator store, Chic Pixel Picks, until the end of the month! Just use code “JRPGJuly” at checkout or follow this link and the discount will automatically be applied! I’ve added a ton of fun JRPG designs, such as the ones in the image above, to my JRPG album. Here are a few more of my favorites:
Hello everyone! If you follow me on social media (If not, I’m most active on Twitter and Instagram, so give me a follow!), you’ll know that for the past couple of months I’ve been scrambling to finish up my PhD dissertation. There’s been a bit of a dip in my posting schedule because of that… But never fear! Things will be back to normal after I submit in just over a week and take a short break to restore my energy reserves!
For now, here are a few of my favorite/noteworthy posts for you to catch up on if you’re looking for something to read. Thanks for your patience, and I look forward to getting back to my regular schedule soon!
Aksys Games continues to be a huge supporter of otome game English releases with not one but four new game announcements at Anime Expo! In 2018, Aksys Games will release 7’scarlet, Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly, Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk, and Code: Realize ~Bouquet of Rainbows~. In addition, Aksys named a release date for one of their previous otome game announcements, Bad Apple Wars, which will be launching in North America on September 29th in both regular and limited editions.
JRPGJuly is back once again! By far the most loved Community Game-Along theme, JRPGJuly has been a mainstay since the first year I started hosting them. This year’s event is especially exciting since Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age is coming out on the 11th! Whether you’ve got a JRPG sitting in your backlog you’ve been dying to finish, or a new title you’ve been meaning to check out, simply grab a JRPG and play it throughout the month of July to join in the fun!
After 2 installments in the BoxBoy series, the box with legs Qbby is back for his last hurrah in Bye-Bye BoxBoy!. Available for just $7.50 AUD ($4.99 USD) on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, Bye-Bye BoxBoy!‘s clean-cut presentation and bite-sized puzzles make it the perfect game to fit in during a commute or while unwinding on the couch after a long day.
Author Tom Lintern has a unique way of approaching his Kickstarter campaigns: instead of looking to fund an entire book in one go, he’s been publishing his sci-fi fantasy epic Girrion Book 1: The Chrysalis and the Stone graphic novel issue by issue. Last year, I covered Girrion‘s issue 4 and 5 Kickstarter. Now, Tom is up to issue 7, and it’s fully funded with 5 days to go!
Girrion tells the story of Jarra, a factory worker who dreams of bigger things. When his city is attacked, he’s thrust in the middle of a war… which is probably not the best way to get out of your boring day job! If you like sweeping sci-fi adventures, check out the first 12 pages of Girrion issue 1 over at the official website!
If you’re interested in contributing to the Kickstarter but are worried about how you’ll catch up to issue 7, never fear! For $14, you can grab PDFs of all 7 issues, or $58 for printed versions (the print bundle also includes PDFs, pencil work PDFs for issues 4-7, and a desktop wallpaper). Or, if you’d like to show your support and just get a taste of what Girrion has to offer, you can get a PDF of the first issue for only $2! For more backer reward options, be sure to check out the Kickstarter page.
Since Tom has extensive experience publishing Girrion with the help of Kickstarter, you can rest easy knowing rewards will be delivered promptly and professionally. At the time of this post, there are only 5 days left to back the Kickstarter, so don’t delay!