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Novel Not New

Jen Unkle, Six Dettmar, and Olivia Joseph

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Novel Not New

Novel Not New

Jen Unkle, Six Dettmar, and Olivia Joseph

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Novel Not New is a visual novel game club with a queer focus and a casual bent. Every month, join Jen Unkle, Six Dettmar, and Olivia Joseph for a critical and fun conversation about a new visual novel game. Our favorites will be dated, murders will be solved, lives will be lived, and all bad ends will be expunged from memory as we read our way through this most literary of video game genres. Novel is right in the name!

Latest Episodes

Signs of the Sojourner

EMom's dead, explore. It's time to follow in the footsteps of your deceased mother and travel the world talking people into trading with you... through CARDS! Jen, Olivia, and Six tackle this ambitious but clumsy conversation game. This Month's Game! Signs of the Sojourner Next Month's Game! Return of the Obra Dinn

--2 w ago
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Signs of the Sojourner

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

EIt's time to solve a murder... your own?! Hang out with Jen, Olivia, Six, and the world's nicest ghost dog as we check out Ghost TrickThis Month's Game! Ghost Trick: Phantom DetectiveNext Month's Game! Signs of the Sojourner

--SEP 15
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Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

Another Three Small VNs

EWe're frankly exhausted with big visual novels. Let's take a break, and check out three itch.io gems! Let's think about identity, death, and the beach. It'll be chill.This Month's Games! Last Day of Spring Wide Ocean, Big Jacket A Mortician's TaleNext Month's Game! Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

--AUG 17
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Another Three Small VNs

Kindred Spirits on the Roof

EEvery time Steam decides to change its policy on visual novels or adult games, one game in particular always comes up. The first adult game on Steam, the yuri visual novel Kindred Spirits on the Roof. Jen and Olivia play this game to learn more about the title that's become central to a debate on what the Steam marketplace should be, and find a deeply flawed and sometimes upsetting game about underage relationships.This Month's Game! Kindred Spirits on the RoofNext Month's Games! Wide Ocean, Big Jacket, A Mortician's Tale, and Last Day of Spring!

--JUL 18
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Kindred Spirits on the Roof

The Last Express

EFor our second ever adventure game on the show, Jen, Olivia, and Six ride the last voyage of the Orient Express on the eve of World War 1. A friend is killed, gun smuggling is afoot, and there's a... robot bird? Hmm. Not all as it seems aboard this train.This Month's Game! The Last ExpressNext Month's Game! Kindred Spirits on the Roof

--JUN 7
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The Last Express

Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk

EIt can be a little hard to focus on finding the boy of your dreams when there are serial killings going on, you're hiding your identity, and it's POSSIBLE all of existence is a dreamlike hellscape where it's literally impossible to be happy for long... but we do our best in this surreal otome game!This Month's Game! Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk Next Month's Game! The Last Express

--APR 18
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Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk

80 Days

ENew cohost Olivia joins us for a trip around the world! What mysteries await us in this steampunk reimagining of Jules Verne's classic? Automata and empires stand between us and making around the world in 80 days or less!This Month's Game! 80 DaysNext Month's Game! Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk

--FEB 28
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80 Days

Dizzy Hearts

EThe podcast, long divided, must unite. Jen and Six meet up for a fantasy fish out of water story with more than a hint of sexual tension. Maybe it's better for hentai developers to just make hentai, than to dance around the issue? Dizzy Hearts claims to issue in the "Year of the Elf." Let's see how true that is.CW: Sexual content, a little discussion of an abusive relationship between a mother and daughter.This Month's Game! Dizzy HeartsNext Month's Game! 80 Days

--JAN 24
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Dizzy Hearts

Unavowed

EWe’re back with the first game of a new era, an era when we can click on things and solve puzzles in addition to just reading games. Join us as we explore the strange new world of magic and the afterlife with WadjetEye’s adventure game/bioware style RPG with Unavowed!This Month's Game!UnavowedNext Month's Game!80 DaysYou can support Jen and Six on the Scanline Media Patreon, and support Em and the network on the Abnormal Mapping Patreon. You can find Novel Not New on iTunes!Please send all your questions and comments about this game or anything else to podcast@abnormalmapping.com!

--2019 SEP 20
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Unavowed

428: Shibuya Scramble

EAfter many months off we return with one of the longest games we’ve covered, and boy are our arms tired. What does it mean when a game has all the stories in it? Does live action convey anything special to narrative past charm at some hokey acting? Can glossary text single-handedly save a game? All this and more as we spiral out from diet drink scams to world-ending virus conspiracies as we scramble through the twisting paths of this massive, complicated game!This Month's Game!428: Shibuya ScrambleNext Month's Game!UnavowedYou can support Jen and Six on the Scanline Media Patreon, and support Em and the network on the Abnormal Mapping Patreon. You can find Novel Not New on iTunes!Please send all your questions and comments about this game or anything else to podcast@abnormalmapping.com!

--2019 AUG 12
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428: Shibuya Scramble

Latest Episodes

Signs of the Sojourner

EMom's dead, explore. It's time to follow in the footsteps of your deceased mother and travel the world talking people into trading with you... through CARDS! Jen, Olivia, and Six tackle this ambitious but clumsy conversation game. This Month's Game! Signs of the Sojourner Next Month's Game! Return of the Obra Dinn

--2 w ago
Comments
Signs of the Sojourner

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

EIt's time to solve a murder... your own?! Hang out with Jen, Olivia, Six, and the world's nicest ghost dog as we check out Ghost TrickThis Month's Game! Ghost Trick: Phantom DetectiveNext Month's Game! Signs of the Sojourner

--SEP 15
Comments
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

Another Three Small VNs

EWe're frankly exhausted with big visual novels. Let's take a break, and check out three itch.io gems! Let's think about identity, death, and the beach. It'll be chill.This Month's Games! Last Day of Spring Wide Ocean, Big Jacket A Mortician's TaleNext Month's Game! Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

--AUG 17
Comments
Another Three Small VNs

Kindred Spirits on the Roof

EEvery time Steam decides to change its policy on visual novels or adult games, one game in particular always comes up. The first adult game on Steam, the yuri visual novel Kindred Spirits on the Roof. Jen and Olivia play this game to learn more about the title that's become central to a debate on what the Steam marketplace should be, and find a deeply flawed and sometimes upsetting game about underage relationships.This Month's Game! Kindred Spirits on the RoofNext Month's Games! Wide Ocean, Big Jacket, A Mortician's Tale, and Last Day of Spring!

--JUL 18
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Kindred Spirits on the Roof

The Last Express

EFor our second ever adventure game on the show, Jen, Olivia, and Six ride the last voyage of the Orient Express on the eve of World War 1. A friend is killed, gun smuggling is afoot, and there's a... robot bird? Hmm. Not all as it seems aboard this train.This Month's Game! The Last ExpressNext Month's Game! Kindred Spirits on the Roof

--JUN 7
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The Last Express

Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk

EIt can be a little hard to focus on finding the boy of your dreams when there are serial killings going on, you're hiding your identity, and it's POSSIBLE all of existence is a dreamlike hellscape where it's literally impossible to be happy for long... but we do our best in this surreal otome game!This Month's Game! Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk Next Month's Game! The Last Express

--APR 18
Comments
Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk

80 Days

ENew cohost Olivia joins us for a trip around the world! What mysteries await us in this steampunk reimagining of Jules Verne's classic? Automata and empires stand between us and making around the world in 80 days or less!This Month's Game! 80 DaysNext Month's Game! Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk

--FEB 28
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80 Days

Dizzy Hearts

EThe podcast, long divided, must unite. Jen and Six meet up for a fantasy fish out of water story with more than a hint of sexual tension. Maybe it's better for hentai developers to just make hentai, than to dance around the issue? Dizzy Hearts claims to issue in the "Year of the Elf." Let's see how true that is.CW: Sexual content, a little discussion of an abusive relationship between a mother and daughter.This Month's Game! Dizzy HeartsNext Month's Game! 80 Days

--JAN 24
Comments
Dizzy Hearts

Unavowed

EWe’re back with the first game of a new era, an era when we can click on things and solve puzzles in addition to just reading games. Join us as we explore the strange new world of magic and the afterlife with WadjetEye’s adventure game/bioware style RPG with Unavowed!This Month's Game!UnavowedNext Month's Game!80 DaysYou can support Jen and Six on the Scanline Media Patreon, and support Em and the network on the Abnormal Mapping Patreon. You can find Novel Not New on iTunes!Please send all your questions and comments about this game or anything else to podcast@abnormalmapping.com!

--2019 SEP 20
Comments
Unavowed

428: Shibuya Scramble

EAfter many months off we return with one of the longest games we’ve covered, and boy are our arms tired. What does it mean when a game has all the stories in it? Does live action convey anything special to narrative past charm at some hokey acting? Can glossary text single-handedly save a game? All this and more as we spiral out from diet drink scams to world-ending virus conspiracies as we scramble through the twisting paths of this massive, complicated game!This Month's Game!428: Shibuya ScrambleNext Month's Game!UnavowedYou can support Jen and Six on the Scanline Media Patreon, and support Em and the network on the Abnormal Mapping Patreon. You can find Novel Not New on iTunes!Please send all your questions and comments about this game or anything else to podcast@abnormalmapping.com!

--2019 AUG 12
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428: Shibuya Scramble
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