Corpse Party

A horrific visual novel inspired by traditional Japanese ghost stories, with a 16-bit RPG aesthetic and a surprisingly long history. Wear headphones for maximum terror from the amazing 3D sound.


Developer: Team GrisGris
Publisher: Xseed
Available on: Windows PC, PSP/Vita, 3DS (note all versions are a little different from one another)


Articles about Corpse Party

The MoeGamer 2019 Awards: Ten Years, Ten VNs - The MoeGamer Awards are a series of “alternative” awards I’ve devised in collaboration with the community to celebrate the sorts of things that never get celebrated in end-of-year roundups! Find out more here — and feel free to leave a suggestion on that post if you have any good ideas! – It’s nearly the end of a … Continue reading The MoeGamer 2019 Awards: Ten Years, Ten VNs
On the Age-Old Question of Video Game Violence - Over at The Well-Red Mage, which you should really be reading if you enjoy thoughtful and well-considered writing about games without sociopolitical showboating, the Mage posed an interesting question. It’s one we’ve been over many times since the medium’s inception, and yet at the time of writing, it’s once again a hot topic thanks to … Continue reading On the Age-Old Question of Video Game Violence
Virtual Intimacy - The arrival of relatively affordable virtual reality solutions has the potential to allow us to explore narrative and characterisation in all-new ways — and I’m especially excited to see what Japan comes up with.  An oft-cited strength of narrative-centric Japanese interactive entertainment is the sense of “intimacy” it engenders between the player, the protagonist and … Continue reading Virtual Intimacy
From the Archives: The Guilty Pleasures of the Bad Ending - “Failure is not an option.” It’s a mantra we’ve had repeatedly rammed down our throats since the dawn of gaming — sometimes using those exact words — but is it really true? Well, in the case of most games, yes — “failing” whatever task you have been set usually results in a Game Over screen … Continue reading From the Archives: The Guilty Pleasures of the Bad Ending
From The Archives: Darkness and Scissors – The Horror of Corpse Party - If you have a PSP (or Vita) then you really owe it to yourself to pick up a copy of the magnificent Corpse Party from Team GrisGris, localised by XSEED. (Editor’s note: Since this article was written in 2012, you can now also get a version of the game for 3DS and PC, though note that these are … Continue reading From The Archives: Darkness and Scissors – The Horror of Corpse Party

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