Drive down the Road to Romance 🛣 - Mr. Hands' Naughty List #5
Welcome to the fifth edition of my newsletter. 🥰 I am writing these words from the distant past, some 24 hours ago! Tell me, do they have hovercars in your future? Or at least even more sexy games to cover? 😄
Because that’s what I have on offer! Every two weeks, I want to fill your inbox with the latest and greatest in games about sex, love and romance. 💌
Not everything I cover will be strictly safe for work, but I’ll always start you off with a game that is just wholesome good fun. That’s a Mr. Hands guarantee. 😉
Let’s get started!
Pull the lever on love with Highway Blossoms: Next Exit 🎲
Highway Blossoms: Next Exit is a DLC to the highly acclaimed Highway Blossoms and is another lesbian love story as told by Studio Élan. 💖
A couple of months after the events of the main game, Amber and Marina take a detour to Las Vegas in their motorhome to attend an alien-themed convention and celebrate Tess' 12th birthday. Meanwhile, Mariah and the gang are in the desert city too, to lay low from the law and attend the same convention. 👾
Amber & Marina end up reuniting with Cassi, who is still working at a candy shop. But with the convention in town, she's wondering if she should chase her dreams of being an independent candy maker. 🍭
While Amber and Marina have been dating for a while now, both have doubts about their future together. Will they be able to pull off a win when they're gambling with their relationship in the city of glitz and glamour? ✨
Featuring a brand new story voiced by the original cast, Next Exit can be experienced through multiple viewpoints, with some sections following either Amber or Marina. Additionally, the DLC features new music tracks and gorgeous new character art.
Next Exit is available now on Steam, but keep in mind that the original game is required to hit the road once more. 🚗
Venus: Improbable Dream will play your emotions like a beautiful instrument 🎻
Akane Kakeru is a seventeen-year-old boy in high school who has a lot of trouble with social anxiety. He was born with a facial disfigurement that makes it hard for him to connect with others. He spends his time at school feeling like an outcast. 😥
But his life takes an unexpected turn for the better when his teacher forcibly encourages him to join an after school music club. He meets Fujiwara, a shy girl who likes to practice her flute away from the others. While she is a gifted musician, she struggles with a disability of her own. One that happens to perfectly complement Akane's... 🎶
Venus: Improbable Dream is a romantic tale of two young people trying to find love in a world that wasn't designed for them. It deals with heavy topics like anxiety and depression, but it wants to take you on a transformative journey out of those dark places. This is definitely a slow burner, taking a gentle and compassionate view into the daily struggles facing these young people. ☕
The full version of the game will contain around 175,000 words and 40 hours of gameplay, with four possible endings and 34 songs on its soundtrack. Right now, you can get a free demo of the game on Itch, which features around 5 hours of gameplay. Make sure to follow the author on Twitter as well!
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Now, back to the games!
Dig your claws into soft targets with Catgirl's Questlist 😻
Catgirl's Questlist, or if we're using its full and proper title, After I Met That CatGirl, My Questlist Got Too Long! is an upcoming visual novel with RPG mechanics made by Rascal Devworks.
You play as Vera, a charm witch in the fantasy lands of Morpheya, who is working tirelessly to establish a guild. One day, she stumbles upon a catgirl named Téa, who claims to be from another world called... London? ☕
Featuring a cast of six beautiful women, this lesbian romance story will be voiced in selected scenes and contain over 100 story-rich quests. The game blends its quest-driven narrative with a turn-based battle system that has you fighting for the fate of Morpheya itself.
Catgirl's Questlist is due to come out early next year, so make sure to add it to your wishlist on Steam! 🎁
And don't worry, there will be H-DLC too. 😘
Find out if you can love your inner demon in Reborn in Sin 😈
Fiona is an angel for Ana, the Mother Goddess, created as a being only to serve. Unfortunately, she has fallen out of Ana's graces. At the start of our story, Fiona finds herself falling from heaven quite literally and lands in a wooded area with a thud. She doesn't understand why her desire to love a mortal caused such great offense to the All-Mother nor can she return to the Otherworld to fix the situation. 😞
Luckily, you're found quickly by Ciara, a Demoness who came to investigate your fallen star. She strikes a deal with you for shelter and protection, but you immediately find yourself indebted to her. When you strike a pact with the Demoness, some of her magic rubs off on you... 🍆
In order to pay back your debt to Ciara, she sets you up with a job at the local tavern. Fiona's lack of understanding of the mortal world causes the situation to quickly spiral out of control. Can you help Fiona find her way through this strange new place?
Developed by aphrodisia, Reborn in Sin is an erotic visual novel with supernatural elements, futanari and harem content. Romance three different monster girls in its 8+ hours of gameplay and help Fiona accept her new role in life. Featuring six unique endings (including a secret one!) this game has voice acting for all of its most important scenes. ✨
Download the demo for Reborn in Sin now from Itch! 😇
How to write good copy ✍
This is my fifth newsletter, which means I’ve been going at this copywriting thing for close to ten weeks now. That doesn’t make me an expert or anything, but it does mean that I’ve started to form opinions on what makes a game easy to cover as a reviewer.
I’ve put my thoughts into a Twitter thread here:
In summary, the three things you can do to improve your game’s page for people who want to talk about it:
Summarize your story on the page 📖
Introduce your main characters by name and with key art 🎨
List as many facts as you deem useful, like hours of gameplay, number of words, and whether it’s fully or partially voiced 🎮
If you want a good example of what to write, the presskit for Highway Blossoms: Next Exit was extremely useful when writing the article up top!
And if you want help with your copy, just get your game in front of my eyeballs. 🤓
I have a backlog of games I would like to cover, but I can always bump something up or down if asked. You will receive the copy I’ve written in advance of the newsletter, just in case I’ve made a mistake. And you’re welcome to take what I’ve written and paste it on your game’s page.
Thanks for reading and I hope to see you next time. 😘