Atelier Meruru’s Voice Actress Has A New Job – Unhacking

By Eugene . February 20, 2014 . 3:00pm


Visual novels are a dime a dozen, but we’re always interested when the premise isn’t all about the ladies. In this case, Australian-based devs Invert Mouse have done up something to pique our curiosity by billing their latest game, Unhack, a visual novel and puzzle game.


The game has players working alongside AI companions to unravel the supposedly very deadly 5K computer worm virus. By working your way through systems heavily infested with viruses, malware and security gates. Did no one in this place ever bother to install an antivirus or something?



Showcasing her voice talent, Xanthe Huynh—who voices Meruru in Atelier Meruru and Sachi in Sword Art Online—is part of the voice cast for the 10 episode game that unfolds as players move around the puzzle-based mazes.


For now, the game’s available on Invert Mouse’s website (Including a free demo) for the low, low price of just $5. You could also help the game get Steam Greenlit over here. Unhack is available on PC, Mac and Linux.


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  • Spirit Macardi

    So basically it’s using Bang Zoom’s go-to female voice talent, since I’m pretty sure I also heard Cristina Vee in there.

    Certainly not a bad thing though. Good for them for getting some more roles under their belts.

    • NinaBright

      Since it’s an indie game, it’s probably not Bang Zoom. These things are usually cast by having auditions over the internet, and the actors are given very little direction. The most critical factor in their getting hired is a willingness to work for very little pay (though, coincidentally, that’s also the most important factor for getting work at Bang Zoom nowadays).

      • Spirit Macardi

        I wasn’t saying that it was Bang Zoom, but it’s definitely people from their usual talent pool. Much like how the Borderlands games had a ton of Funimation actors, even though the studio had nothing to do with it.

        • InvertMouse

          Yep, you guys are right–I contacted the VAs directly rather than using Bang Zoom. I coincidentally played Luminous Arc 2 right before working on Unhack, saw Xanthe Huynh’s name in the credits and decided to get in touch.

  • NinaBright

    And she still has the weird ESL accent that Meruru had >_>

  • Foryth

    I tried and early build a while back and thought it looked pretty interesting. For 5$ I’ll definintely support it.

    • InvertMouse

      Thank you for your interest! I really appreciate your support m(_ _)m.

  • Firion Hope

    I wouldn’t really say they’re a dime a dozen, not all that many get official localizations for the west, and I love ladies as a premise.

    That aside this looks interesting

    • InvertMouse

      Nothing wrong with ladies as a premise for sure. Katawa Shoujo certainly did a good job. Thank you for your interest! There is a four episode demo available on my site. I hope you will have a chance to check it out m(_ _)m.

      • Firion Hope

        Oh for sure, thanks for the heads up! And yep I love me some KS, hence the avatar. Cheers

        • InvertMouse

          Yep, I noticed the avatar and so made that comment! My favorite is the running girl but I forgot her name (^-^;)~

          • Firion Hope


            Have I mentioned how much I like the art for the game? Especially the green haired twin tails <3

            Anyway I voted you up on steam greenlight, good luck!

          • InvertMouse

            Yes, Emi! It’s been ages since I played the game~

            Thank you for your support! Those who purchase the game before Feb’s end has a chance to win an autographed sketch from Xanthe. I hope you will consider picking up the full game if you have not yet done so m(_ _)m.

  • GDI

    Oh wow, this game is commercial now? I first saw it at the fuwanovel forums and back then it had programmer graphics.

    Wow, how far it has come.

    • InvertMouse

      Thank you GDI! I hope you’ll have a chance to check out the game m(_ _)m.

  • Jesse

    So THAT’s Meruru’s English VA. Never knew her name before. ^^;

    • InvertMouse

      Yep XD~ Please consider checking out the game (^-^)!

  • Rogerrmark

    Liked Meruru a lot, cheering a lot for the voice actress. Will give it a try.

    • InvertMouse

      Thank you! I hope you’ll have a good time with the game. Much appreciated =).

  • KuroNathan

    Such a fun game, goddamnit I was going to play some BD today but ended up playing this all day

    • InvertMouse

      Thank you so much for picking up the game KuroNathan! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it. If you like, please feel free to drop a like on my Facebook page (link is on game’s website) so we can stay in touch and you can receive updates on my upcoming projects. Thank you again m(_ _)m~

  • Zoozbuh

    Wow, for that price I’ll probably be getting this. Looks interesting!

    • InvertMouse

      Thank you! Please check it out for sure =)~

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    I played this game and really enjoyed it. The voice acting was beautiful and funny and really enjoyed the combination of visual novel x puzzles. Soundtrack had that tech vibe to it too. Great way to spend $5.

    • InvertMouse

      Hello buddy. Thank you so much for picking up the game! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it. Please be sure to tell all your friends and all that good stuff. If you like, please consider dropping a like on my Facebook page (link is on the game’s website) so we can stay in touch and you can see what I’m working on next. Thank you heaps once more =).

      • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

        No problem at all. Keep up the great work. Looking forward to your next game.

  • Aristides

    Sounds like my kind of game :P

    • InvertMouse

      Then please be sure to check it out! I really appreciate it (^-^).

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