Kana Little Sister

When considering “classics” of the visual novel medium, Kana Little Sister is usually near the top of the list. Offering a challenging story about coming to terms with terminal illness, Kana is an example of an utsuge, or “depression game”, but don’t let that put you off exploring its thought-provoking narrative.


Developer: D.O.
Publisher: JAST USA
Available on: Windows PC (18+)


Articles about Kana Little Sister

From the Archives: On the “Idiocy” of Interactive Storytelling - Back at the end of November 2012, this article appeared over on community-led games writing site Bitmob (now folded into VentureBeat’s GamesBeat). For those too lazy to follow the link and/or read the article, the gist is as follows: Shawn McGrath, creator of the psychedelic abstract shooter Dyad for PlayStation 3, made some rather bold … Continue reading From the Archives: On the “Idiocy” of Interactive Storytelling
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
We Need to Talk About Your Sister - The definition of a “classic” varies from person to person in any medium, but if ever there were a visual novel that deserves to be branded with this label, it would be Kana Little Sister from D.O. It’s a title that most enthusiasts of the medium have at least heard of if not played, and … Continue reading We Need to Talk About Your Sister

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