In the game, players take on the role of a faceless friend and manager of a young streamer. Each day, players help the streamer plan out their activities and the content of their stream.
The game falls under the genre of raising and training simulators, popularized by franchises like Princess Maker and Monster Rancher.
Here’s a rundown on the game:
NEEDY STREAMER OVERLOAD is a “multi-ending ADV” depicting daily life with “OMGkawaiiAngel-chan”, a young girl with a rather extreme need for approval attempting to become the #1 “Internet Angel” (streamer). Gradually build up OMGkawaiiAngel-chan’s number of followers as she spends her days streaming, using various medications, and generally being kinda messed up. Experience all the different crazy ups and downs and find out for yourself whether this story is even capable of having a happy ending.
Turn “Ame-chan” – somewhat of a hot mess of a girl – into an OMGWTF-cute internet angel and jumpstart her career as a live streamer for the most hardcore otakus online!
- Ame-chan: While she may look somewhat low-key and quiet, she’s actually a ridiculously selfish and vapid girl with a tendency to get carried away and a desperate need for approval. She’s, well… kind of a garbage person. Likes: Her S.O./producer, “P-chan”; psychotropics.
- OMGkawaiiAngel-chan: An “internet angel”. Ame-chan’s alter ego, used while streaming. Pretends to be really nice and sweet. Constantly flirts with otaku types.
Living with internet angel!
As Ame-chan’s beloved (???) “P-chan”, offer daily commentary and guidance to help foster her into a top-tier streamer. She’ll start out getting few comments and even less followers, but under your direction and guidance she can amass more and more devoted listeners/obsessed fans, turning her into a super-popular streamer – and thus allowing you to squeeze stupid amounts of cash out of her donation-happy otaku followers.
It’s not all about streaming – sometimes you just need to take a little break, too! Take Ame-chan on dates, serve her up a little bit of naughtiness once in awhile, provide her with a little something-something to take the edge off when she needs to release some pent-up stress, and use online dating apps to send her on dates with other dudes to help keep her happy and mentally healthy. *NOTE: This is actually a perfectly wholesome game, containing absolutely no explicit sexual references or expressions nor illegal substances.
You can see the results of your daily actions and behavior via social media, where Ame-chan will use both public and private accounts to talk about you. People have a tendency to act supportive and friendly on the outside, while talking loads of smack and spreading rumors privately.
You’ll sometimes receive long-winded, tedious criticisms and insults, but that’s just par for the course when dealing with a cute girl streaming on the internet. Be sure to take proper care of her.
The game features multiple endings, and your streamer will do things like become weird and emo for various reasons, subject her trusty P-chan to harm, and generally get messed up in the head. Begin your adventure and see for yourself whether a happy ending is really even possible for a cute yet disturbed girl on the modern-day internet.
An English release for the Needy Streamer Overload manga has yet to be announced.