Deus Machina Demonbane

A lengthy (and emphatically adults-only) visual novel that combines Lovecraftian horror, giant robots, noir and good old fashioned Japanese tentacles, Demonbane is indisputably a classic of the medium.


Developer: Nitroplus
Publisher: JAST USA
Available on: Windows PC (18+)


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The Three Ages of Visual Novels - With this month’s Cover Game being one of the most influential, well-regarded visual novels of all time, it seems only right and proper to take a look at the history of the medium as a whole. To date, there have been three main “eras” of visual novels that can be clearly distinguished through a combination … Continue reading The Three Ages of Visual Novels
Waifu Wednesday: Al Azif - Nitroplus’ Deus Machina Demonbane is an absolutely remarkable visual novel. Combining elements of Lovecraftian horror and giant robot anime with a generous dash of noir, it is quite unlike any other piece of interactive entertainment I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing. And a big part of that is due to one of its major characters: Al … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Al Azif
From the Archives: Embracing the “H” - Sex. Yes, that was entirely a cheap trick to get your attention, but it’s also the subject of today’s column. There are some interesting and varied thoughts about sex in games out there, but it’s a subject that still remains largely taboo for many developers, publishers and even critics. It’s also a subject in which … Continue reading From the Archives: Embracing the “H”
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: Thou Art the Innocent Blade, Demonbane! - “From the hate-scorched sky, with righteous anger in our hearts, we draw forth the sword that smites Evil! Thou art the innocent blade! DEMONBANE!” This is one of the most iconic, regularly-occurring quotes from Nitroplus’ visual novel Deus Machina Demonbane, and it doesn’t get any less thrilling each time you hear it — even as the game stretches … Continue reading From the Archives: Thou Art the Innocent Blade, Demonbane!

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