After more than a decade, it's finally out.

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#1 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

After years of waiting it's finally out, Katawa Shoujo (Disability Girls) is finally available for the world to play, for free, on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It's been a long road, but the day has finally come. Enjoy.

http://katawashoujo.blogspot.com/2012/01/katawa-shoujo-released.html

Katawa Shoujo is a visual novel set in the fictional Yamaku High School for disabled children, located in modern Japan. Hisao Nakai, a normal boy living a normal life, has his life turned upside down when a congenital heart defect forces him to move to a new school after a long hospitalization. Despite his difficulties, Hisao is able to find friends — and perhaps love, if he plays his cards right. There are five main paths corresponding to the 5 main female characters, each path following the storyline pertaining to that character. The story is told through the perspective of the main character, using a first person narrative. The game uses a traditional text and sprite-based visual novel model with an ADV text box.

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (34602 posts) -

, do I get to get with disabled chicks in this game? And should my feelings of shame regarding this event be more or less than the standard amount of sleaze?

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#3 Edited by aceofspudz (877 posts) -

The fake AP wire style report on the site that begins:

"The Internet, January 4th 2012 - Four Leaf Studios is proud to present the full release of Katawa Shoujo, free of charge."

Cracked me up. Reporting in from The Internet.

#4 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

Disabled women are just easier, yo.

#5 Posted by Psycosis (388 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: As the foremost porn game expert on this site, I'm glad you called for my services on this matter.

Yes you certainly do, and less the standard amount of sleaze. From what I've played so far they handle the whole disability thing a lot better than I think a lot of people thought they would.

#6 Posted by Video_Game_King (34602 posts) -

@BraveToaster said:

Disabled women are just easier, yo.

Because it's harder for them to run away? (OK, I should definitely feel guilty for that.)

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#7 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

@BraveToaster said:

Disabled women are just easier, yo.

I'm going for the burn victim first. I like my ladies well done.

#8 Edited by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@BraveToaster said:

Disabled women are just easier, yo.

Because it's harder for them to run away? (OK, I should definitely feel guilty for that.)

Moon people are too advanced to have feelings of guilt.

@LordXavierBritish said:

@BraveToaster said:

Disabled women are just easier, yo.

I'm going for the burn victim first. I like my ladies well done.

I bet she's all hot and bothered.

#9 Posted by Video_Game_King (34602 posts) -

@LordXavierBritish said:

@BraveToaster said:

Disabled women are just easier, yo.

I'm going for the burn victim first. I like my ladies well done.

I like my women like I like my sandwiches: meaty, between two slices of white bread, and smeared in peanut butter.

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#10 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8060 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: And with that you just passed Voxel (aka Natetodamax) to become the #1 poster on the site congrats.

#11 Posted by JackSukeru (5816 posts) -

@LordXavierBritish said:

@BraveToaster said:

Disabled women are just easier, yo.

I'm going for the burn victim first. I like my ladies well done.

High five if you're going for the amputee!

#12 Posted by Video_Game_King (34602 posts) -
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#13 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8060 posts) -
#14 Posted by thehexeditor (1404 posts) -

Finished the Emi route last night. The presentation, art, music, story were all great.

#15 Posted by Video_Game_King (34602 posts) -
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#16 Posted by Vexxan (4598 posts) -
"Do not download this content if you are not 18 years old or over."
  
Alright, let's do this!
#17 Posted by dagas (2711 posts) -

@Psycosis said:

@Video_Game_King: As the foremost porn game expert on this site, I'm glad you called for my services on this matter.

Yes you certainly do, and less the standard amount of sleaze. From what I've played so far they handle the whole disability thing a lot better than I think a lot of people thought they would.

I fucking love that the site has a recognized porn game expert and that people can call for your oppinion about stuff like the frickin Batman sign. I never stop to be amazed by this site.

Disabled girls sounds very disturbing but If what you say is true about it being handled well then I have no problem with this game, I mean disabled girls needs love just like any other girls right?

#18 Posted by Xel (98 posts) -

More than a decade? This game was in development for 5 years...

Well, I haven't started yet; the download has yet to finish but I've been looking forward to this. I hope the game is as solid as the demo was.

#19 Edited by SomeJerk (2968 posts) -

There needs to be a galgame based on the Math Girls concept bringing back Gainax's Cybernetic Highschool style of demanding a helluva brain from the player.
 
 I loled:
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#20 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2041 posts) -

I've played about an hour and I've liked it so far.

#21 Posted by Bocam (3551 posts) -

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@Video_Game_King: This is what you should expect

#22 Posted by Video_Game_King (34602 posts) -

@Bocam:

OK, now I must play this. (I'm gonna wait for a DDL, though. I can't imagine it would take that long.)

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#23 Posted by Landon (4115 posts) -

It took 10 years to make a dating sim? What?

Whatever, I'll play it.

#24 Posted by Bocam (3551 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: Here's a DDL

#25 Posted by Beforet (2884 posts) -

Downloaded it, looked in PDF, checked out options.

Disable Adult Content

God damn just put the kids to bed, would ya?

#26 Posted by Video_Game_King (34602 posts) -

@Beforet:

I imagine that's in there so you can use it to put them to bed.

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#27 Posted by kindgineer (2485 posts) -

After I read the post I thought this was an elaborate joke, than I read the rest and felt sadness.

#28 Posted by msavo (7522 posts) -

I played for a bit because I was bored. I got up to the point where you check some books out of the library. The main protagonist is such a complainer, I don't know how much more I'll be able to handle. Also the pink haired girl is annoying as fuck.

#29 Posted by BoG (5178 posts) -

I'll take one of them black haired beauties.

Also, is this really a hentai game about a disabled boy? Thems Cha-nese folk from Juh-pan be weerd.

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#30 Posted by Hailinel (22708 posts) -

@BoG said:

I'll take one of them black haired beauties.

Also, is this really a hentai game about a disabled boy? Thems Cha-nese folk from Juh-pan be weerd.

The game was developed by westerners.

#31 Posted by BoG (5178 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@BoG said:

I'll take one of them black haired beauties.

Also, is this really a hentai game about a disabled boy? Thems Cha-nese folk from Juh-pan be weerd.

The game was developed by westerners.

Hailinel, you blow my mind on a weekly basis.

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#32 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

So I've played about six hours and this is pretty much game of year.

Only took four days too, new record.

#33 Posted by Jocund (124 posts) -

@LordXavierBritish: Would you mind elaborating on what you liked so much about it? I have it sitting on my desktop ready to go, but I'd like to hear more about what I'm getting myself in to.

#34 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

@Jocund said:

@LordXavierBritish: Would you mind elaborating on what you liked so much about it? I have it sitting on my desktop ready to go, but I'd like to hear more about what I'm getting myself in to.

Lemon scented lube.

#35 Posted by Jocund (124 posts) -

@LordXavierBritish said:

Lemon scented lube.

Alright, let's do this.

#36 Posted by TobbRobb (4408 posts) -

I

Just

What

Disabled chicks? This is despica....

Lemon scented lube.

I'll be back in 5.

#37 Posted by BaneFireLord (2878 posts) -

...I wish I had never clicked on this forum link.

#38 Edited by Akrid (1346 posts) -

Tried it out of curiosity, and it's... Actually pretty good! The first act was an exercise in clicking for me, but I got the legless chick path and it actually got quite touching (Though that's probably because I'm a big sap). It's very tastefully done, and I dare say it may have even helped me empathize better with amputees.

There's also so little porn in it that it could barely be considered a porn game. The scenes are only a tiny fraction of the game, and they're actually quite tasteful. But maybe I got the tame one, what describes sounds terrible...

#39 Posted by Bocam (3551 posts) -

@Akrid it's a joke.

#40 Posted by Cloudenvy (5890 posts) -

@LordXavierBritish said:

@Jocund said:

@LordXavierBritish: Would you mind elaborating on what you liked so much about it? I have it sitting on my desktop ready to go, but I'd like to hear more about what I'm getting myself in to.

Lemon scented lube.

Oh my god, don't even.

Emi's route was the first I finished.

#41 Posted by metalsnakezero (2269 posts) -

I cried in the two routes I finished ;_: Very well written and great art styles.

#42 Posted by mdslac (33 posts) -

wheelchair rim jobs?

#43 Posted by IAmNotBatman (615 posts) -

What am I DOING? SOMEONE STOP MEEEE!!!

#44 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11004 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@BoG said:

I'll take one of them black haired beauties.

Also, is this really a hentai game about a disabled boy? Thems Cha-nese folk from Juh-pan be weerd.

The game was developed by westerners.

...O_O

now im just confuse.

#45 Posted by Hailinel (22708 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater said:

@Hailinel said:

@BoG said:

I'll take one of them black haired beauties.

Also, is this really a hentai game about a disabled boy? Thems Cha-nese folk from Juh-pan be weerd.

The game was developed by westerners.

...O_O

now im just confuse.

The group that made the game sprung off of 4chan years ago following a discussion about a drawing done by a Japanese doujinshi artist. The source of the initial inspiration was Japanese, but make no mistake about it, this is a western game.

#46 Edited by msavo (7522 posts) -

So I played a bit more and did the whole girl with no legs relationship, Eli I think her name was, and that's enough for me. Never played any of these types of games/novels and I was curious how a Japanese high school dating game would play out with some actual action seen. When playing the Persona games there is always a thought in my head to the effect of "How would it be if they actually showed the relationships intimate moments?" This game answered that and I'm glad Persona, 3 and 4 are the only ones I've played, keep it somewhat PG because I laughed my ass off and couldn't take the game or story seriously anymore. Coming from someone who's not into hentai and stuff like that, nothing wrong with it just not my thing, I couldn't help but feel the urge to laugh and wonder if people actually get turned on by this. Fun experiment, and I might play some more when I have free time, but for now I'll let it rest and finish this 4 page essay due tomorrow that I have not started.

#47 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11004 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@ArbitraryWater said:

@Hailinel said:

@BoG said:

I'll take one of them black haired beauties.

Also, is this really a hentai game about a disabled boy? Thems Cha-nese folk from Juh-pan be weerd.

The game was developed by westerners.

...O_O

now im just confuse.

The group that made the game sprung off of 4chan years ago following a discussion about a drawing done by a Japanese doujinshi artist. The source of the initial inspiration was Japanese, but make no mistake about it, this is a western game.

So does that mean it's set in an unnamed middle eastern country and features copious amounts of explosions, perhaps with some sort of character progression system? DO I LEVEL UP IF I GET WITH THE HANDICAPPED CHICKS?

#48 Posted by Shirogane (3560 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater said:

@Hailinel said:

@ArbitraryWater said:

@Hailinel said:

@BoG said:

I'll take one of them black haired beauties.

Also, is this really a hentai game about a disabled boy? Thems Cha-nese folk from Juh-pan be weerd.

The game was developed by westerners.

...O_O

now im just confuse.

The group that made the game sprung off of 4chan years ago following a discussion about a drawing done by a Japanese doujinshi artist. The source of the initial inspiration was Japanese, but make no mistake about it, this is a western game.

So does that mean it's set in an unnamed middle eastern country and features copious amounts of explosions, perhaps with some sort of character progression system? DO I LEVEL UP IF I GET WITH THE HANDICAPPED CHICKS?

You neglected to mention the bald buff male main character who looks like he's been on steroids since a baby.

Man, i remember when this was just a joke, and then they went and did it. I also remember attending a panel where some of the guys who worked on this talked about it. It seems they worked on it across the net from around the world, just adding whatever work they'd done to wherever they uploaded their stuffs, not actually being int he same room with each other, like most game studios.

#49 Posted by Petiew (1278 posts) -
@msavo: I've never really played any Visual Novels before this one, but the general consensus is that the intimate moments in this game are mostly pretty bad. I heard that some of the writers didn't even want to write and include them in the final game.
There's actually an option to turn them off.
#50 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6077 posts) -
@RockmanBionics said:

@LordXavierBritish said:

@BraveToaster said:

Disabled women are just easier, yo.

I'm going for the burn victim first. I like my ladies well done.

High five if you're going for the amputee!

Oh internet, you and your twisted and fucked up sense of humor.

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