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Today’s spotlight is My Lovely Daughter, a dark and disturbing mix of Visual Novel and light management elements by GameChanger Studio, Toge Productions, and Another Indie.
You play as Faust, a grieving father that is obsessed with bringing his deceased daughter back to life by delving into forbidden arts.
Use the power of alchemy to create homunculi, raise them like they are your own daughter to increase their abilities, and then ritualistically sacrifice them on your deranged quest to restore your daughter’s soul. Use their remains to fuel your research into new and more efficient techniques as Faust falls ever deeper into madness. You can find a launch trailer above.
My Lovely Daughter is available on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam for $14.99. It’s currently 30% off as part of the Steam Halloween Sale.
Here’s a rundown of the game:
My Lovely Daughter is a game about overcoming the loss of a loved one through forbidden alchemy experiments…and murder. You are Faust, an amnesiac alchemist and father, who wakes up alone and confused only to discover that your lovely daughter has died. As you enter the first stages of grief, you do what everyone wishes they could do but can’t: bring back the dead with the power of alchemy.
To revive your daughter, you must perform forbidden alchemy experiments to restore her soul. You will have to create dozens of homunculi, raise them as if they were your own daughter, build relationships with them…and then murder them to harvest their souls!
To support your experiments, you will also need to assign jobs to your homunculi, even sacrifice their bodies in order to sell their remnants, all to keep your income flowing and your research progressing. Perhaps, along the way, you will even recover your own memories and come to understand how this terrible situation came about.
- A dark, twisted story about love and family
- Dozens of “daughters” to raise, each with their own traits and characteristics
- Simulation-based gameplay that directly impacts the story
- Unique art style emphasizing the dark theme of the game
- High replay value with multiple endings, secrets to unlock, and letters to collect
- Gothic-style soundtrack inspired by the immersive world of My Lovely Daughter
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