Analogue: A Hate Story's sequel Hate Plus due this month

Non-linear visual novel Analogue: A Hate Story explores a distant future's collision with a dehumanizing past, when society on board a 25th century spaceship bizarrely transitioned to the laws, culture, and mindsets of Korea's Joseon dynasty. It's a game that delves with class and care into difficult issues, and one that left a strong impression on me - and that's coming from someone who doesn't really play visual novels.

Hate Plus, designer Christine Love's direct sequel to A Hate Story, once again asks players to access the spaceship's log, using it to unearth the crew's mysterious past. This time the story looks to explain the events that led the ship's society to cultural regression.

Hate Plus is coming to PC, Mac, and Linux on August 19, priced $10. For those who played A Hate Story, make sure you've got your save file handy, because Hate Plus can incorporate your ending into the new story.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.