Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Feb 022024
 

The start of this year left me with a dilemma.

With so many anticipated games coming out in such a short period of time, what in the world was I going to do about our annual celebration of romance games?

So I decided to make an adjustment to the usual structure. Instead of running all month long, this year’s Celebrating All Things Romantic will end on Valentine’s Day, February 14. I had already considered making that change to coincide with the holiday, so this felt like a great year to try it out.

Unless something crazy happens like, say, Ace Attorney 7 being announced (please), each post in this shorter time frame will follow the Celebrating All Things Romantic theme.

And of course, we have a contest!

Celebrating All Things Romantic 2024 Contest

All you need to do to participate in the contest is to participate in the event by leaving comments! Every comment will earn you a point, and the top three point-earners after Valentine’s Day will be able to choose a prize!

Rules:

  • No purchase is necessary.
  • Only comments made between February 2, 2024 at 1:00 PM EST and February 14, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST will be counted.
  • 1 non-spam, non-anonymous comment on any Celebrating All Things Romantic blog post (including replies) = 1 point.
  • You must use an email address or website URL (or include another way of contacting you) in your comment so I can contact you if you win.
  • The top 3 point earners will win prizes.
  • The person with the most points will get their first pick of the prizes. The person with the second most points will pick second, and the person with the third most points will pick third.
  • In the event of a tie, tied winners will be contacted at the same time. A tie for third place will allow for more than 3 winners. If tied winners choose the same prize, duplicate prizes will be possible.
  • The winner will be contacted by February 16, 2024.

Prizes:

  • LoveKami -Useless Goddess- (Steam code)
  • Ascendant Hearts (gift sent through Steam)
  • The Last Act (gift sent through Steam)
  • Nekopara bundle (gift sent through Steam)
  • eden* (gift sent through Steam)
  • $15 sent through PayPal
  • You pick a game for me to review!

If you choose the review option, your chosen game must be something I either own or is easily obtainable, which you can discuss with me beforehand. It must be a single game, not a collection (although the chosen game can be part of a collection). I will start playing it by March.

So let’s enjoy some romance games over the next two weeks as this year’s Celebrating All Things Romantic begins!

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Feb 012023
 

February is here, and that means we’re once again dedicating a month to romance in honor of Valentine’s Day. Celebrating All Things Romantic 2023 has begun!

(While I like the alliteration of last year’s Valentine Video Game Festival, the name didn’t seem as popular.)

As before, we’ve got a month of reviews and a contest with prizes to win!

One day a week will be reserved for a non-themed post in case exciting news arrives (such as the rumored Nintendo Direct I keep waiting for and the possibility of certain rumored remasters being announced).

So, what does this year’s Celebrating All Things Romantic event have in store?

Promotion

While there are no sales for this event, consider checking out the fantasy rom-com visual novel Ascendant Hearts (PC/Switch), the supernatural otome The Last Act, and other romance visual novels I’ve written for, all of which are included on the list here.

Contest

All month long, you can earn points toward winning a prize at the end just by joining the conversation and participating in the celebration!

The following prizes are available:

  • Ascendant Hearts (gift sent through Steam)
  • The Last Act (gift sent through Steam)
  • LoveKami -Divinity Stage- (Steam code)
  • LoveKami -Useless Goddess- (Steam code)
  • LoveKami -Healing Harem- (gift sent through Steam)
  • Nekopara collection (gifts sent through Steam)
  • Adventure of a Lifetime (gift sent through Steam)
  • Taisho x Alice complete set (gifts sent through Steam)
  • $15 sent through PayPal
  • You pick a game for me to review!
    …and possibly more game prizes to be added throughout the month!

If you choose the review option, your chosen game must be something I either own or is easily obtainable, which you can discuss with me beforehand. It must be a single game, not a collection (although the chosen game can be part of a collection). I will start playing it in March.

So, how do you win one of these prizes? It’s simple! Just leave comments on the themed blog posts and/or retweet them to earn points. If you rank in the top 3 point-earners by the end of the month, you get a prize!

Full rules:

  • No purchase is necessary.
  • Only comments made between February 1, 2023 at 12:00 PM EST and February 28, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST will be counted.
  • 1 non-spam, non-anonymous comment on any Celebrating All Things Romantic blog post earns you 1 point.
  • Retweeting any Celebrating All Things Romantic tweet of mine earns you 1 point.
  • You must use an email address or website URL (or include another way of contacting you) in your comment so I can contact you if you win.
  • The top 3 point earners will win prizes.
  • The person with the most points will get their first pick of the prizes, the person with the second most points will pick second, and the person with the third most points will pick third.
  • In the event of a tie, tied winners will be contacted at the same time. A tie for third place will allow for more than 3 winners. If tied winners choose the same prize, duplicate prizes will be possible.
  • The winner will be contacted by March 2, 2023.

And there you have it. With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, let’s make this a fun month of romance-themed reviews and discussions!

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Feb 022022
 

Welcome back to another… well, last year it was called Celebrating All Things Romantic, but in light of the fact that we do not in fact celebrate all things romantic, only romance-themed video games, I’ve renamed it!

The celebration’s tentative new name is Valentine Video Games Festival, but if you can think of an exciting v-word for the end, do let me know.

(I considered Valentine Video Games Vacation, but “vacation” just didn’t seem to fit. …I was calling it Visiting Valentine’s Day Video Games up until about five minutes before publishing the post.)

Anyway, this celebration is not quite as exciting yet as our annual horror celebration yet, but it still includes a month of reviews and prizes to win!

My work in the romance genre is still growing, and includes a short story in the Christmas romance collection Love Under the Mistletoe, the isekai visual novel Ascendant Hearts (PC/Switch), the supernatural otome The Last Act, and other visual novels you can find on my list of games.

Contest

Moving on to this year’s contest, some things have changed since last year, so be sure to read everything carefully.

The available prizes are:

  • LoveKami -Divinity Stage- (Steam code)
  • LoveKami -Useless Goddess- (Steam code)
  • Ascendant Hearts (gift sent through Steam)
  • The Last Act (gift sent through Steam)
  • Nekopara bundle (gift sent through Steam)
  • Adventure of a Lifetime (gift sent through Steam)
  • $15 sent through PayPal
  • You pick a game for me to review!
  • …and possibly more game prizes to be added throughout the month!

If you choose the review option, your chosen game must be something I either own or is easily obtainable, which you can discuss with me beforehand. It must be a single game, not a collection (although the chosen game can be part of a collection). I will start playing it in March.

Rules:

  • No purchase is necessary.
  • Only comments made between February 2, 2022 at 12:00 PM EST and February 28, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST will be counted.
  • 1 non-spam, non-anonymous comment on any Valentine Video Games Festival blog post = 1 point.
  • Comments on past Celebrating All things Romantic posts also qualify.
  • You must use an email address or website URL (or include another way of contacting you) in your comment so I can contact you if you win.
  • The person with the most points will get their first pick of the prizes. The person with the second most points will pick second, and so on, until all prizes have been given out.
  • The winner will be contacted by March 2, 2022.

Valentine’s Day might be partway through February, but you’ve got all month to enjoy reviews, leave comments, and earn points to win a prize at the end! Let’s have a great festival focused on romantic games!

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