It’s that time of year again! The decorations are out, the house smells of Christmas thanks to the tree in the living room, presents are sitting under the tree and all the good food is on the table. We do love Christmas at DDNet, and as always, we’re doing an advent calendar of our own on the site. Each day we’re going to list one game that’s just perfect to play over the Christmas season, so be sure to check back each day to get all the gaming suggestions you’ll need for the season.
It’s easy to spend that precious holiday gaming time grinding for levels and waging online battles. If you want to indulge your imagination and flex your creative muscles instead, why not be constructive in the process? Visual Novel Maker hands you the tools you need to do exactly what its title promises and doesn’t require a fancy degree to operate.
Obviously crafting a great visual novel requires mastery of expressive anime-style character portraits and serious writing chops, but who says you need to reinvent Steins;Gate on your first attempt? There’s plenty you can achieve with a 5 to 10 minute game if you’re clever enough. Besides, just tinkering with the creative process should give you a greater appreciation for the work that goes into top-notch games like Danganronpa. You might even walk away from a little holiday distraction with a New Year’s resolution in tow.
– Clark A.