Love Bakudan, all girl – Still Brewing
What do we know so far?
Who are behind Love Bakudan?
The team behind the game are Noodletub Games. Currently, the studio is comprised of two people. But they also have a commissioned artist by the name of Kane.
What kind of game will it be?
Love Bakudan is set to be an erotic visual novel game. It will contain nudity and sexually explicit descriptions so it is decidedly NSFW. The game will also be a Yuri title so it will have an all-female cast. I’m sure you understand the implications of this even if you aren’t familiar with the term Yuri.
Where will we find it?
Noodletub are focusing on a PC release, for online stores such as Steam, itch, and others. It will be their second release on Steam. However, it will be the first with the newly commissioned art. Their previous release The Ghost of You was a text-based game. But it will still an 18+ Yuri game because Noodletub knows what they like.
When can we get it?
As of the writing of this article a Kickstarter campaign is being run. It has already reached 100% of the required funding, however, there are stretch goals. The campaign is being run until March 24th and will be linked below. While there is no confirmed release date, especially with the campaign still live. The developers have confirmed that work is actively being done on the game. Since they have reached the 100% funding mark realistically they can work on completing the base game already. And if they hit the stretch goals they can work on adding them after.
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The basic concept of Love Bakudan is that you run an erotic bookstore. There is a back story of the store belonging to your smut-loving grandma. But she passed away and leaves the store in your hands. Now it’s your turn to interact with the suspiciously all-female clientele who seem to be looking for more than just dirty books. That’s right, they’re looking for love (aww). As well as a bunch of sex probably (ooh?). When it comes to maximizing the sexual content in your visual novel this is one of the simplest and most effective ideas I’ve heard of. Because not only is the goal to get to know and date these girls. You can also read any of the books you are trying to sell them too.
But that’s not the only thing that makes Love Bakudan stand out in a sea of similar titles. There is also mention of a special route in the game where a character dies midway and the game shifts into a murder-mystery from there. Almost like STONE except with murder instead of just kidnapping, and humans instead of animals, and all-girls instead of a mixture and…maybe it’s not like STONE. Still, it’s an interesting concept to include a route in the game that seems to be a complete deviation from the established genre.
It also reminds me a little of Cloud Meadow but only superficially as some of the human characters have similar designs.
We here at Sip Read Repeat hope to bring you a full review when we can. Check back later and keep gaming and drinking (coffee).
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One half of the YouTube brother duo, The Game Bros with Sirhc and Ar0n, Chris is a lover of games, movies and other great things you can do from home.
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