Two bits of recent news on the OEL visual novel front: first we recieve word from the folks at CuriousFactory that version 2.0 of their commercially released Blade Engine is now available for free trial download, for those interested in creating their own games. For those wanting something to play, the Echoes of Thunder demo (built with ONScripter) is getting positive reviews over at Haeleth’s forum (thanks to rabidkimba for the news). I’ll throw in a shout out to Tom over at Ren’Py HQ for good measure, as I owe him a review and Ren’Py has the by far coolest name of the three English VN scripting engines currently available. (no more)