Kokurase: Episode One, a "visual novel meets RPG experience", has launched for free on Steam. Built using the RPG maker, the game is, according to developers, filled with quirky characters and "teenage, high school angst". Players take control of more than one character and use speech puzzles with key phrases to move conversations and character progress along.
Kokurase is a new, episodic series following the Kokurase crew as they ply the tumultuous currents of high school, bringing together star-crossed lovers and only getting into a littletrouble doing it. Additional episodes will be released later as DLC.
Head to the Kokurase: Episode One Steam page to learn more.