Indie Power Hour: Love Shore, Spark Joy Destroy, and Port Valley

Indie Power Hour - Love Shore, Spark Joy Destroy, and Port Valley

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Indie Power Hour: Arcade Spirits – Find Love, Run An Arcade In This Visual Novel

Indie Power Hour is a show which focuses on new and upcoming indie games. In each episode, GameLuster writer Chloe Spencer will discuss the basic facts and elements of the game, as well as demonstrate one hour of gameplay. The goal is not to play a game to completion, but rather highlight interesting projects viewers might not have known much about.

Back in the 1980s, the video game industry experienced a massive crash. The visual novel Arcade Spirits imagines a modern day where this event never happened. In this world, arcades still thrive, and esports became a part of the mainstream conversation a long time ago.

You play as a young person looking for their dream job, and after downloading a life coach app, you decide to try your hand at running an arcade. This LGBT-friendly visual novel features seven dateable characters, each with their own unique personalities.

You can grab Arcade Spirits on Steam now.

Indie Power Hour: Yearning, A Gay Story – Finding Love and Acceptance With Yourself And Others

Indie Power Hour is a show which focuses on new and upcoming indie games. In each episode, GameLuster writer Chloe Spencer will discuss the basic facts and elements of the game, as well as demonstrate one hour of gameplay. The goal is not to play a game to completion, but rather highlight interesting projects viewers might not have known much about.

In this episode, Chloe plays Yearning: A Gay Story, also known as YAGS. This free LGBT visual novel recently released last week and has already accumulated over 500 downloads from itch.io. Set in the year 2006, you play as a college freshman who is coming to terms with his sexuality, as well as navigating the most intimidating aspects of university. The choices that you make determine the outcome of the story — and who you’ll end up with.

This game is available for free on itch.io.