Last week, a number of visual novels and other anime-styled games were told they violated Vale’s unspecified rules about pornography and would be removed by the end of May. While Valve has now lifted that ultimatum (until after re-reviewing all affected titles), it didn’t leave developers and publishers feeling good about the platform.
MangaGamer has announced today that they’re going to begin publishing on GOG. Now GOG hasn’t always been a friend to visual novels – but it looks like times are changing. As of now, both the Higurashi When They Cry series and eden* are available DRM-free via GOG.
In the future MangaGamer hopes to transition their full catalog of games to GOG.