Bubbles? In this economy?
Christine Love — famous for non-erotic visual novel Analogue: A Hate Story and its sequel Hate Plus — has announced her next project: an erotic visual novel titled My Twin Brother Made Me Crossdress As Him And Now I Have To Deal With A Geeky Stalker And A Domme Beauty Who Want Me In A Bind!! for release in 2015.
Ladykiller in a Bind, if you’re in a hurry.
Love describes Ladykiller as an “erotic visual novel about social manipulation and girls tying up other girls, by the team that made Analogue.” I don’t know about you guys, but the second half of that sentence is pretty exciting.
“Dating sims are inherently about manipulating other people — pick the right dialogue choices based off what you think they expect, learn about their interests so you can give them perfectly tuned gifts, make decisions based off whether you’ll impress them or not — but like to pass it off as being about romance, said Love in an email interview with Polygon. “You can still do that in Ladykiller in a Bind; we’re just not going to pretend that it’s anything other than manipulation. It’ll have consequences.”
Normally, I wouldn’t report on nor play this kind of game, but the Hate games were smart and well-written. Christine and the rest of the Love Conquers All team have more than proven themselves. I’m really excited for Ladykiller in a Bind, even if — as someone who was raised to believe sex is awful — I’ll probably feel bad about playing it when it comes out.
Steven, on the other hand…