Release date: 2016-09-23 (Public release) / 2016-09-17 (Patreon release)
Developer & publisher: Pizzacat
"Girls x Lust", or GxL for short, is yet another free non-VN western eroge that accidentally attracted my attention. And when I say "accidentally" I mean it, as I haven't heard of this game's development before suddenly encountering it on the internet and choosing to download it.
Release date: 2016-01-19 (all-ages version)
2016-06-09 (18+ version)Developer: Unwonted Studios
Publisher: Unwonted Studios & Sekai Project (all-ages version)
MangaGamer (18+ version)
I have thought long and hard what to say about "No One But You". NOBY was a high profile visual novel project which ran a very successful Kickstarter campaign. After asking for only 1300 dollars, the developers received more than 18000 green. The subsequent release of the game proved that more money is not always better, as the final product is hardly worth all the dough invested into it.
Original title: ケダモノ（家族）たちの住む家で～大嫌いな最低家族と彼女との寝取られ同居生活～
Alias: In the House of Despicable Family
Release date: 2014-05-02
English release date: 2016-06-01
English publisher: anonymous (as a fan-patch)
"Kedamono (Kazoku) tachi no Sumu Ie de" is probably the first purely netorare focused visual novel translated into English language. Of course, there have been a few netorare focused non-VNs translated recently (Minako and Netorare Imouto Misaki come to mind), and some VNs have NTR elements, but "Kedamono" is the first title available in the West to devote itself purely to this fetish.
Release date: 2002-12-16
Developer & publisher: Vonwert
Even after many many years, "Nocturnal Illusion", released in English back in the Stone Age of 1998, still remains one of my favourite visual novels. Imagine my surprise and astonishment upon learning that there actually exists a Western remake of "Nocturnal Illusion" called "Dark Illusions". I have never heard about such a thing before and I'm actually supremely baffled how such a thing could have escaped my notice. Sure, I am aware of a failed project to create a fan sequel to NI, but "Dark Illusions" is a beast on a completely different level.
Original title: fault milestone 2 上
Alias: fault milestone 2 side:above
Release date: 2015-08-16
English release date: 2015-09-08
Developer: ALICE IN DISSONANCE
Publisher: Sekai Project
I really like what ALICE IN DISSONANCE is doing with their "fault" series. The second entry "milestone 2 side:above" (or "fault 2a") in this science fantasy saga is more ambitious and a marked improvement over "milestone one" and I'm eagerly awaiting for the subsequent installment.
Title: Sunrider: Liberation Day
Release date: 2016-03-04 (initial release)
2016-05-24 (Captain's Edition; includes a [Re]turn DLC)Developer: Love in Space
Publisher: Sekai Project (censored)
Just a few months ago I finished playing "Sunrider", the original free game from the Western developer "Love in Space" (a very descriptive name). Shortly after that, the sequel titled "Liberation Day" was released commercially on Steam... to overwhelmingly negative reviews. It seems the developers tried so hard to emulate the "Mass Effect" trilogy, that they also copied the main flaws from the series, too.