Supipara

An episodic series of visual novels by minori, blending a relatable slice-of-life narrative about rebuilding your life after great hardship with some ethereal, otherworldly, supernatural elements. Noteworthy for its beautiful artwork and animated scenes.


Developer: minori
Publisher: MangaGamer
Available on: Windows PC


Articles about Supipara

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: Culture Shock - One of the things video games are particularly good at as an entire medium is allowing you to immerse yourself in… things. Exactly what you’re able to immerse yourself in depends entirely on the game — in Microsoft Flight Simulator you can immerse yourself in a realistic depiction of what it is like to fly a … Continue reading From the Archives: Culture Shock
Supipara: A Tale of the Greatest of Smiles - minori’s Supipara, a collection of five visual novels, the first of which has been localised by MangaGamer, is in an interesting situation. It’s a series that doesn’t quite exist yet. As the series microsite notes, Supipara is an ambitious undertaking for both developer minori and localiser MangaGamer; while the first two chapters currently exist in Japan (albeit … Continue reading Supipara: A Tale of the Greatest of Smiles

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