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Notable Yuri Game Jam VNs (2015-2017), Part 1

Plk_Lesiak

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Close to a year ago, I’ve published a top-list of my 5 favourites Juri Game Jam visual novels – a post that, in hindsight, was rather poorly thought-out and based on my, at the time, not-that-great knowledge on the event in question and the games that came out of it. While my appreciation for the game listed there didn’t change (just as my love for indie yuri games in general), I realized that both the “Top X” formula and the small selection of VNs presented there could not give justice to the quite impressive roster of titles produced for the YGJ over the years. While the Yuri Game Jam 2018 has recently ended and I’m (slowly) preparing my own summary of this year's edition of the event, it’s also a good moment to look back at the most popular and interesting titles that came out of previous ones – from highly-appreciated classics such as ebi-hime’s entries, all the way to various significantly less fortunate projects, which nonetheless played their parts in the history of yuri EVNs. Let's get started! 

 

The Sad Story of Emmeline Burns

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The Victorian drama by ebi-hime is the best know and probably most-appreciated Yuri Game Jam entry – and not without good reasons. While short and, as a kinetic novel, following a purely linear formula, this tragic story offers excellent writing, emotionally impactful storytelling (with a "story within a story" structure) and a great aesthetic, all way above the levels you would normally see in an event like this. It also doesn't rely on shock value or leave the reader with a depressing conclusion – with all the titular sadness still in place, it's a relatively hopeful, touching story of love cut short by fate and a great reading experience – one which might have yuri romance as its main theme, but offers much more than just that.

Final Rating: Highly Recommended

Read the full article at evnchronicles.blogspot.com



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Wonder who is being dowrating your posts recently, not that is that important just kind of curious since this came out of nowhere. O.o

Anyway EVN recommendation, https://vndb.org/v20918, know you're not into BL and this pretty much Bara but I heard good things about It. As always keep up the good work, and post more yuri content since I Love the gay (can't use the line over phrase effect on Phone so use your imagination kek).

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8 hours ago, SeniorBlitz said:

Wonder who is being dowrating your posts recently, not that is that important just kind of curious since this came out of nowhere. O.o

I had a theory on that, but it seems the person I suspected actually stopped logging in. I guess I have more enemies than I thought. :P

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Anyway EVN recommendation, https://vndb.org/v20918, know you're not into BL and this pretty much Bara but I heard good things about It. As always keep up the good work, and post more yuri content since I Love the gay (can't use the line over phrase effect on Phone so use your imagination kek).

Wow that title. :D Anyways, there's a Yaoi Jam nowadays and I'm always at least tempted to check that out. Probably will try to save enough time for it next year, find some interesting-looking entries and do an overview post similar to this one. :)

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