Well, it’s been almost a month since the last real big post of information, so here’s a bit of a rundown!
Well, for starters, testing for DCIF is already complete, and the scripters are hard at work implementing what changes there were to be made. Hopefully with any luck, we’ll actually have more news regarding this game in the next few weeks or so (Aside from just Tester’s Corner).
Speaking of tester’s corner, how what have you all thought of it so far? Is it something you’d like to see for our games in the future? On a greater scale? Smaller scale?
Second, Koihime Musou and Da Capo 2 have both entered testing now, and both had a rocky start to say the least. Koihime’s one major bug wasn’t really that big so there hasn’t been much issue there. Da Capo 2 on the other hand has been quickly filling up the inbox with slews of issues, many of which even I wonder how they ever got there in the first place, but that’s what testing’s for. You all will never see the horrors going on behind this screen~.
Well, as for my part I’ve managed to finally finish the first half of Edelweiss‘s scripts, including the hilarious bad end, in between managing all the other work that needs to be done around here. Starting tomorrow it’s onwards into the 5 individual arcs! Also, there was an extra script within the batch I worked on meant exclusively for a demo version of Edelweiss, so hopefully we’ll have a demo version out a good deal before the full version so you can see the difference in translation, and spread the word.
Harukoi’s starting to come in, though that’ll be a while yet since it’ll give Koihime Musou a run for its money in terms of volume. Riruriru~<3
Our other translator’s finishing clean up of one game from the Nexton umbrella, and getting ready to tackle the next. The latter having been hinted at before but still unidentified by the net.
As usual, our editor is pretty much outpacing us in his turnaround. I think the scripts I just did tonight for Edelweiss are the only ones not already tossed back and sent off. Same for the previously mentioned Nexton game. We’ll have more specific word on that title at a later date, but let me just ask: who here likes their maids?
As some on the forums already noticed, we’ve started running promotions and other advertising again. There other upcoming promotions we’re working on that we’ll hopefully be able to mention before too long.
We’re also hoping to have some really good news for everyone by December, possibly even other good news prior to that.
There are a few other projects rolling down the line steadily and surely, so although it’s been a while since the last release, don’t expect that to continue for very long, and expect a fairly solid stream of them once they start coming out.
thx for the word, I’m very much looking forward to Edelweiss. Been waiting patiently since buying the 2-game batch. And who doesn’t like maids… >_<
Will we ever get Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei?
looking forward to edelweiss myself..hope now i can read it without stopping every 5 minutes and going “wait what did that mean….?”
also here’s to hoping now natsume’s route end will actually make sense. i still to this day don’t understand the last 5-10 lines of text in her ending…
Any news on the TBA title..?
Awesome. Thought I’d just say that I like the Tester’s Corner posts. It’s nice to know what the tester’s think of the games, and I enjoy reading something and getting updated while waiting for the games to be released. I mean, we know you’re working hard translating and getting the games ready, but it would be boring staring at an empty blog. So any information you can throw at us is appreciated 🙂
I also like the Tester’s Corner that you guys have made. I’ve always been a fan of behind the scenes stuff for games (and movies and anime) that I like so I find it all interesting to read. I hope to see more for future releases.
And speaking of future releases, even though I’m probably in the minority here for curiosity about it, could you give any info on the status of Zaishuu? Last I remember hearing of it (and that was mainly from the twitter posts), the translation and editing seemed to be done.
Waiting on Nexton to finish scripting the game–then it’ll head off to testing once that’s done.
Will these be the same testers you use or Nexton’s own set?
can’t wait for your next game
I liked tester’s corner, especially since they were more than just “we love our games!” and showed some different opinions. Wouldn’t mind seeing more of those.
Even if they don’t all love their games I still do!!
I’m not sure how advisable it is to post negative impressions of your own games. While it’s interesting, it doesn’t really make sense from a business perspective. In addition to potential customers these impressions may scare away, they may also negatively influence the experience of customers that do play the games. From a psychological standpoint, it’s known that going into a game purchase with negative expectations is likely to negatively bias the customer’s experience of the game, leading to decreased ratings of the gaming experience. While this may seem silly to some, this is scientific fact (the study in question was looking at the influence of game reviews given to players before the game experience on user ratings of the game after they’d play it).
I think that was Kouryuu trying to say this blog is a first amendment friendly zone.
I wanna second Chaos Alfa’s question.
Will we ever get Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei?
hmm just wanted to ask the edelweiss mentioned here is a new edelweiss or the old one?
The same Edelweiss as already released, but with a half decent translation (although as bad as the current one is it’s nearly so bad that it’s laughable!).
I would also like to add to the votes about testers corner, it’s very interesting to hear what they think about the games, both positive and negative.
oh thanks for the reply. if like that i will keep my money for the koihime series.
i hope they arnt actually RESELLING edelweiss tho, if they are im not buying the same game again either…a patch will be ok tho
I believe that the patch is just that, a patch. You won’t need to re-purchase the game to get it.
For all those who already have the game it’ll be a patch. For those buying after its released, you should be getting the upgraded version.
I’m guessing Goshudai.
Hopefully this isn’t getting annoyingly repetitive, but I’d also like to see Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei
I’ll be looking forward for Koihime Musou only when it’s have voices u.u
Disagreed times two.
Also disagreed o.o the voices dont really change the gameplay, just the sound…and it still has bgm. Thats good enough for me xD
Nice update. Too bad Da Capo 2 is running into a slew of issues, considering it has an earlier estimated date. We’ll see in December of the next update I gather.
Hell yes, Riru-Riru. Umi too. Looking forward to their translated routes in Harukoi.
Any idea where Dear Drops is in the list of things to do? That’s what I look forward to the most.
I start on it right after Edelweiss, so I’m trying to finish Edel ASAP without sacrificing any quality.
Yeah same here. Really looking forward to DD, but it’ll be good to be able to play Edel while I wait 🙂 Keep up the good work Kouryuu!
Yay, Edelweiss!! 😀
I’m starting to get interested in Da Capo 2…
Looks like I need to finally get around to Da Capo soon!
Yay! I hope DD will be good as Kira Kira!