If you wanted to try an odd or somewhat unique homebrew on your PSVita or Switch, then look no further as developer ‘LukeZGD’ has ported something worth nothing. This homebrew is called Doki Doki Literature Club and takes you for quite a ride as it starts as a dating simulator but then ends up as something quite twisted…
What is Doki Doki Literature Club?
Doki Doki Literature Club (DDLC) is a visual novel-style game by Team Salvation which was released around a year ago, in September 2017.
If you like visual novels and somewhat twisted anime girls, you should certainly try this title!
This game, which became quite popular on the internet, starts off as a normal dating simulator without anything weird but as the story progresses, one will notice that there’s something a little off.
As a result, the game’s story starts turning into a psychological horror one as the player must find out what’s really going on behind the seemingly normal behaviour of the four girls of the Literature Club; namely Sayori, Monika, Yuri and Natsuki.
What about the PSVita/Switch port?
The PSVita/Switch port, that initially saw its way to the 3DS, is an unofficial one by developer ‘LukeZGD’ and is called ‘DDLC-3DS’ or ‘DDLC-LOVE’. Unlike the original game, it uses the LÖVE engine which is based around Lua instead of the Ren’Py engine. This means that this isn’t a 1-to-1 port but it still uses the same assets and story-line of the original game in order to mimick it closely.
You can even ‘write’ poems in this game and ask for the other members’ feedback
In terms of features, it has the following:
A pretty well-made main menu and dialogue scenes with physical button controls
A feature to skip through parts of the game
Ability to play through all 4 acts of the base game
Saving and loading your game although the save files may not be compatible between major versions (current version is 0.4.1)
To get this homebrew port, simply follow the link below and grab the appropriate installation file for your platform. It must be noted that the PSVita VPK takes quite a while to install so don’t get worried if VitaShell seems like its taking forever to install DDLC on your system.
If you find any issues, simply report them in the ‘Issues’ tab of the GitHub link below and remember, be patient with installing it on the PSVita! This port isn’t available on VitaDB as it uses on OneLua on the PSVita
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