(April Fools) New Icebound Gaiden Announced

We at the Imperial research labs pride ourselves on our willingness to take risks. That’s why we always make test subjects sign a waiver before being subjected to 15 minutes in the Infinitum Isolation Chamber, and always conduct our mammut spontaneous-explosion experiments on officially sanctioned testing grounds

Icebound Voiced Demo and Release Date

The moment has finally arrived for the release of both the voiced demo and Icebound itself! Unfortunately, the voice acting has proved to be such a time-consuming and herculean task that we estimate it might take a while before it is yet completed when testing is factored in. While all the voice lines are, of

AMI iPad Released

The free, short visual novel “AMI: Autonomous Assistant” has recently been ported to iOS with the help of Y5 Apps. You can find the iTunes Store page here, or you can search for it on your iPad. If you played it and enjoyed it, positive reviews would be appreciated!

Icebound Kickstarter Launched!

The Kickstarter for Icebound has been launched! Visit the page here to receive a copy of the game for backing the project, as well as other bonuses! We have also relaunched the Steam Greenlight page to expose Icebound to a new set of eyes. Even if you’ve already voted for it before, please vote for

Icebound Voice Acting and Other Updates (Release Devblog #1)

While Icebound is nearly ready for release, a while back I made the decision to add voice-acting to the visual novel. I’m planning to use it as a test for how to implement voice acting in the future, in future interactive stories that I am planning to work on. I am of the school of

Icebound Demo Released!

The demo of Icebound has been released on the newly relaunched homepage, iceboundgame.com. A forum has also been created for Icebound and other Fastermind games. Feedback can be left at the forum, and for support you can also email support-at-fastermind.net! The full game will be released soon, but check out some cool new environmental art

AMI Version 1.1 Released!

The new version 1.1 of AMI has been released. This patch makes some story edits, such as minor changes to some lines and a lengthened ending. There have also been some minor sprite changes, as well as a new, full German translation by Marcel Weyers. This translation includes the game’s menus as well as its

AMI Released!

The visual novel AMI: Autonomous Assistant has been released for PC, Mac and Linux. The first true visual novel I have written and released, it was completed in a month for NaNoReNo, a month-long challenge to create a romance visual novel (although by now it applies to anything). The idea was first thought up at

Icebound now on Greenlight

Icebound has recently been posted on Steam Greenlight! It is now free to receive your vote, and although the visual novel is not yet finished, it has been getting some good feedback. Progress has been going well, with much of the art completed and music currently in production. The minigames are also being worked on,

Website Revamp!

Our new website has now been launched, and more Icebound news is forthcoming. Our new hosting should be much faster than the old, which was not exactly a real host in the first place. I have also recently finished designing a new, cool-looking “computerized” interface for Ren’py, the visual novel tool being used to create