Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Use your detective skills to find treasures...

Black Closet is now available on Steam:

If you already bought the game from the hanakogames website, information on redeeming your free Steam key is available here.

Trading cards are live, so claim your key and get idling to collect your loot. :)

And don't forget, you can unlock the custom campaign mode to turn all your friends into schoolgirl minions!

Friday, 11 September 2015

it is a mystery

We're running a contest to give away a free copy of Black Closet - to enter, submit your dream team of schoolgirl detectives on the forums here!

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Time Gal

An entry in the full animation / laserdisc INSTANT DEATH genre that I wasn't familiar with.

With an 80's anime girl, of course.

Along with the Dragon's Lair style "push the indicated button at the right time", you also have some points where you have to choose from a menu. Only one choice won't kill you. MORE QUARTERS FOR THE QUARTER GODS.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Back To School Special

Several school and learning-themed games are on sale on Hanako Games until the end of August with the code SCHOOL2015 - visit this page for the list and details.

This is the first time Black Closet has been on sale since launch and is almost certainly the cheapest it will be all year in most countries (Christmas might be a thing, but that's a long way off!) It is not yet available on Steam, but expected to launch there within the next couple of months. People who buy in early will be entitled to Steam keys on launch (and therefore able to idle for trading cards on Day 1)

Thursday, 25 June 2015

No! Stop! Wait! Go back!

Tiny update to Sword Daughter on Steam:

Now, if you hit an ending that I've designated as a BAD END, you'll be automatically prompted with the option to go back to the last choice and pick something different. The last menu you visited is stored, so it can hop back to the correct point and carry on.

I haven't yet uploaded this alteration to the non-Steam version. It shouldn't really make any difference if you've already played the game, though - this is mostly to streamline the gameplay experience for people unfamiliar with old "turn left, instant death" style gamebooks.

Instant death? Oops. Turn back, try again.

(Obviously, you already could turn back via the use of saves, quicksaves, or the section map, but these aren't quite as immediately intuitive to the reader as jamming your finger into a previous page of a CYOA book while you peek ahead is.)

Saturday, 13 June 2015

FLASH! aaa-aaaa.....

For the next eight hours or so, LLTQ is on flash sale on Steam for a ridiculously low price that I will probably never set it to again.

So if for some reason you don't already have it, grab it now.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

White Gloves At The Ready

The 1.1 update for Black Closet is out, bringing with it a whole second set of artwork and new CGs to unlock.

If you liked the old style, that's fine, it's still there, but now you can choose between them:

Another useful new feature that we've added is the "suspend game" option. For balance reasons, you can only make permanent saves at the start of every week, which can be inconvenient if you suddenly need to stop playing in the middle of the week. Now you can quit the game at any point and you'll be given the option to suspend your session. A suspended game will automatically resume the next time you launch the program.

And another thing that some people have been waiting for - details on how to get a discount by playing the demo!

More information, screenshots of the new artwork, and download links for the new demo versions available at the Black Closet webpage.

Please let us know if you run into any problems!