July marked the return of the JRPG Community Game-Along, aka JRPGJuly, and I dare say it was the biggest one yet! It’s taken me quite a while to sort through all the contributions. Phew! Unfortunately, I’m not able to include everyone, so I highly suggest scrolling through #JRPGJuly on Twitter to see the massive range of games played throughout the month. Read on for some highlights!
To celebrate the Horror Game Community Game-Along, I’ve teamed up with NIS America to give away 5 copies of their new release Yomawari: Midnight Shadows for Steam! Enter using the widget below! Giveaway closes October 28th at 8:59 pm EST so you have time to play your spooky prize before Halloween. Good luck!
To continue the Erotic Game Community Game-Along festivities, I’ve teamed up with MangaGamer to offer one lucky winner a digital copy* of Gahkthun of the Golden Lightning! If you like your steamy games to have an ample dose of steampunk plot, you’ll be sure to enjoy this visual novel from Liar-soft. Just enter using the widget below! Giveaway ends November 20th, 11:59 pm PT. Remember to check back to complete daily entries for more chances to win!
*Please note that the giveaway is for a digital copy redeemable through MangaGamer’s website, not Steam.
Not sure what to play for #EroGameMonth? Never fear, because I’ve got a copy of Love Conquers All Games’ latest title, Ladykiller in a Bind to give away in honor of this month’s theme! One random winner will receive a digital code for the game. Giveaway is open worldwide, simply use the widget below to enter. Don’t forget to come back to complete daily entries for more chances to win!
Who’s ready for some spooks?! I know I am! After I tried something a little different for last year’s October Community Game-Along theme, I knew we had to return to horror this year. After all, what’s the lead up to Halloween without some scary games? This year, we’re even getting a new Japanese horror game, Yomawari (pictured in the header image) in English just before the end of the month, too!
Since I’ve been flat out this month with thesis work, I hope you forgive me for taking a break from the usual game recommendation list. Basically, if it’s spooky, it counts! You can also check out my recommendations from the 2014 horror Game-Along if you’re stumped for ideas.
The official tag of the month is #HorrorGameOct, so be sure to share all your scares on your social media platform of choice. Remember, even if you don’t have time to play a game, you can still participate by posting whatever horror game goodness you want the world to see using the hashtag (I really love it when people share photos of their collections!). For those of you who do plan on participating, let us know what you’ll be playing to get in the Halloween spirit in the comments!
Sadly, JRPG July must come to an end, but luckily I’ve got another great Community Game-Along theme lined up for August! While many months are themed around game genres, I also like to mix in specific game developers from time to time, as well. This time around, August is all about PlatinumGames!