A lot of visual novels have been released as we wrap up with the year 2021. These are a handful of visual novels that were released this December!
Cemetery Mary by arcadekitten
A serial killer is running rampant in the town, and to top it off, Mary’s parents are missing. A mysterious text message leaves here with more questions than answers. Follow this cemetery-loving heroine as she tries to solve the mystery and find her parents.
You can expect about 2-2.5 hours of play time for one route in this free game. There are three different routes total, with each having a good ending and bad ending, as well as a true ending which can be accessed from any of the three routes.
Triclinium by Supergalactic gamedev
Triclinium is a short, intergalactic space visual novel about a girl and her love for food. Make sure you don’t violate the Intergalactic Code of Some Boring Nonsense.
This is a comedy visual novel with gameplay sessions lasting around fifteen minutes. Originally released in Russian in February, English and Japanese translations were added in October, and the game now has a premium release on Steam.
Milk outside a bag of milk outside a bag of milk by Nikita Kryukov
Milk outside a bag of milk outside a bag of milk is a psychological horror game revolving around a girl, her conversations with her inner monologue, and her struggles to buy milk. The visual novel covers the dark struggles of mental illness.
This visual novel is a sequel to Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag of milk, so if you haven’t played the first one yet it is recommended that you do so before playing this title.
Slobbish Dragon Princess 2 by Whirlpool
Slobbish Dragon Princess 2 is a kinetic visual novel with dragon girls and hours of content to read. This visual novel is the next installment in the Slobbish Dragon Princess series, and it is recommended that you play the prequel before starting this one.
The story continues as Iris, the dragon queen, descends upon Earth to claim the seas and bar humanity from entry. Shortly after the event, Darumi, Takeru, Haru, and Suzuya decide to take a trip to the beach, AKA dragon territory.
Amelie by Two and a Half Studios
Amelie is a psychological horror visual novel about Amelie and Lilika, two close friends who live in a countryside manor. Amelie is forbidden from leaving the house, and waits for the arrival of her penpal Sofia, a visitor whom Lilika isn’t exactly eager to welcome.
This is a yuri visual novel that allows the you to play as three different protagonists as you uncover the secrets of the lone manor.
The Wishing Stone by Dream Nyght Studio
The Wishing Stone is a mystery visual novel with puzzles and choices. Alisa receives a wishing stone as a gift from a witch, and it is said that the stone has the power to grant three wishes. Alisa’s wish spawns unexpected results, and the story unveils as she tries to regain normality in her life.
This is a point-and-click puzzle adventure with seven different endings and a special chapter. A demo is available on Steam and itch.io.
Renting Love for Christmas by Honey Bunny
Platforms: Windows, Mac (itch.io)
Renting Love for Christmas is an otome game where you can spend Christmas with four handsome men. Save your holiday with the help of Alexandre, Dominic, Kaito, and Sol in this free cozy Christmas story.
You play a female protagonist with a customizable name. There are three endings per route, and you can expect about 3-5 hours of full gameplay.
Froggy Pot by Cantusmori
Platforms: Windows, Mac (itch.io)
Froggy Pot is a game about a Froggy in a pot. This Froggy doesn’t want to face the responsibilities that come with being an adult, so they remain in the pot and contemplate existence.
In this visual novel, you chat with Froggy and convince them to get out of the pot. This game is free, but you can support the developer by purchasing the paid pack, which comes with wallpapers and a digital art book with sketches and extra scenes.