Visual Novel translation status
Amagami - 1st day patch Released for PS2/PSP, "1522/2308 original edition scenario scripts translated (65.9%)"
>Aokana - 1st pass TL done, 2nd pass in progress
>AstralAir - prologue patch released, 42,852 / 64,880 (66.05%) lines translated
Ayakashi Gohan - 49% complete
Black Wolves Saga: All scripts translated and edited 59/65 through TLC
Bunny Black 2 - Translation mostly done, beta release
Clover Day's - Common + 1 route done, other routes + 348/711 KB, 92/764, 338/846 and 74/722 KB translated
HaraKano - Ayana Seno's route patch released
Haruka Na Sora - Sora 11.29% translated, Kozue 23.73% translated
Harumade Kururu - 75.8% of the initial route translated
Hoka no Onna - 45.12% translated
Irotoridori no Sekai - 1747/50663 (3%) lines translated
Ken ga Kimi: 116/122 scripts translated, 108/122 scripts edited
Kiminozo - Common route translation complete, Haruka route 1st pass complete
Koiken Otome - 98.02% translated, 88.90% edited, prologue patch released
Kurukuru Fanatic - 87.5% translated
Lovely Cation- 26% of lines completed
Majikoi A-1 - 64%
Mahou Tsukai no Yoru - Commie project actively in editing
Mahou Tsukai no Yoru - 2nd project with 2.2 scripts translated
Mahou Tsukai no Yoru - 3rd project released ch 1-5
Monster girl quest paradox - Being translated, another partial patch released
Muv Luv Total Eclipse - 25% translated
Nursery Rhyme - 12032/32977 lines translated
Oreimo Tsuzuku - All scripts translated, 202/268 through TLC+Editing, 136/268 scripts finalized
PersonA - 44% translated
Rewrite Harvest Festa - 22583/30040 (75.18%) lines translated
SakuSaku - 100% translated, 31858/49257 (65%) lines finalized
Sukimazakura to Uso no Machi - 6,923 / 30,513 Lines (22.7%) translated, partial patch released
Tasogaredoki no Kyoukaisen - 100% translated and edited, QC and technical work remains
>Witch's Garden - 44965/67201 (66.91%) lines translated, 2221/67201 (3.31%) edited, prologue patch released
>Yosuga no Sora - Translation status is Common route 100%, Sora route 100%, Nao 100%, Kazuha 100%, Akira 89.73%, Motoka 32.17%, Common and Kazuha fully edited
Free Friends 2 - Jan 26th release
>Yurirei - 2/12 release
Higurashi Hou -Watanagashi released
Bokuten - 75.2% translated, 42.21% edited
Da Capo 3 - 75% translated, 68.8% edited
OZMAFIA - 93% translated, 22.34% edited
House in Fata Morgana - 98% translated, 20% edited
Myth - 93.1% translated, 81% edited
My Boss Wife is My Ex - In testing
Kuroinu - Being released as 3 seperate chapters, 18.13% TL 18.13% edited
Supipara - Ch 1 near beta
Himawari - TL and editing finished, in scripting
Beat Blades Haruka - in testing
Umineko - Picked up
Tokyo Babel - 100% translated, 58% edited
Negai no Kakera - 4% translated
Princess Evangile W Happiness - Picked up
Sonicomi - Summer release
Flowers - 100% translated, 23% edited
Seinarukana- Waiting on LE prototypes
Sweet Home - 34% translated
Sumaga- Fully translated, in editing
Trample on Schatten- Translation 83%
Django - Waiting on translation.
Sumeragi Ryoko - 100% translated, waiting on test build
Root Double - Kickstarter started, planned March release
Nekopara 2 - 2/20 release
Fault Milestone 2 - Side Above released, GE still to come
Grisaia trilogy - 2nd title 75% translated
>Atom Grrrl - Q1 release
>Narcissu 3rd - TL+Editing done
>Narcissu 0 - in TLC
WEE 3 - 8.26% translated
Nenokami - 37.79% translated
Kokonoe Kokoro - picked up
Sacrament Sheep - In Beta
Memory's Dogma - Kickstarter reached goal
Chrono Clock - Picked up
Tenshin Ranman - Picked up
Witch Boy - Kickstarter failed
Darekoi - Picked up
Wagamama High Spec - 2016 release
Mayoi Hitsuji no Kajuen - Picked up
Magical Eyes - Feb 29th release
Harmonia - Through Steam GL
Little Busters - Picked up
Tomoyo After - Picked up
Muv Luv Trilogy - Kickstarter succeeded
SubaHibi - Official release planned
Lucky Dog - Possible iOS released based on the ongoing text only fanTL
Work being done on a fanTL of Shin Koihime with hopes of getting it licensed
>Wish Tale of the Sixteenth Night - 3904/10293 (38.03%) lines translated
>Kyuuketsu Hime no Libra - Kickstarter reached goal
Magical Eyes - Winter release planned
Zero Time Dilemma - 2016 release
>Stuff like this has been either added or updated since the last thread
New manga gamer boundle out that will give them plenty of sales numbers again. Poor tracking guy.
But it is mostly no name porn titles. I guess even though they cost barely anything to translate, they don't really sell much. At least in the 25 dollar range.
Just when you thought the bundles sales obscurification might calm down, time for a groupees bundle!
The number of evangile wallscroll bundles has dropped from 40 to 30, and it has moved to the first spot on hardcopy sales chart. I suppose that's a good week for hardcopy sales, relatively.
In other news, I've been tracking the weekly sales chart for awhile, and recently started doing the same for the popularity sort. Given Mangagamer recently posted their end of year sales totals (http://blog.mangagamer.org/2016/01/13/2015-in-review/) and I've actually got a fairly good chunk logged, I figured I'd start pastebinning so you can go back and get an idea of how things faired. and also see just how much gahkthun struggled.
Top 5 Ranking: http://pastebin.com/E3hZvvCk
Popularity Sort: http://pastebin.com/thUYmZ60
As always, this tracker is powered by anonymous like you, so post order numbers if you got em'
Nigger, it's hilarious. At least I'm rolling.
And in other news, CLANNAD's Kickstarter had another update and physical goods should be ready to ship next month. Maybe us retards that fell for SP's early shilling will finally fucking get something.
>Aokana - 1st pass TL done, 2nd pass in progress
Does this mean they're going to retranslate the entire thing, like with Never7 and Steins;Gate?
At this point, I don't think VNTS has much choice, because you guys call EVERYTHING a machine translation, regardless of whether it is or not. You can't exclude things when you can no longer distinguish them from valid projects.
It's entirely no name nukige. It's no surprise MangaGamer isn't taken seriously and is only perceived as a 'porn game company' when they keep doing stuff like this.
Kindred Spirits on the Roof
Order Number - 152463
Order Date - 2016-01-16 06:37:40
15% off was quite nice for me since I bought WoW Legion this month too.
I'm fully expecting Yurirei to be a big success for MG because of all that coverage when they announced the game would be out on Steam completely uncensored.
While that is undoubtedly true, the same cannot be said for Aokana. Yet people are trying to convince people of that through underhanded tricks like lumping it together with a machine translation project and proving the other project is a machine translation (therefore the one I associate it with must be as well!).
Don't complain about machine TL on fan projects.
Just don't read them.
Or read it. Since you don't know japanese, you won't even be able to know if its machine TL'd!
Machine TL with professional tier English writing is better than perfect translation with 1st grader writing.
Machine TL with 1st grader writing is Ixrec.
ok i'm done.
Most of those games are several years old, so them not selling very well anymore isn't very surprising. And as mentioned many times, nukige sell around what story titles do, and actually have longer tail sales.
Yuri fans are thirsty and uncensored porn on Steam! Preorders only available from MG for 15% off!
The actual numbers are kind of amazing though, considering that many people will likely just wait and buy it on Steam.
>400 orders in less than 6 hours is kind of too fast even for bundle, and bundle itself shows only 900 sales for whole duration.
Bear in mind it's multiple games in a bundle anonymous, not to mention there's still straggles redeeming shit from thje last one
Magical Eyes - Feb 29th release
Magical Eyes - Winter release planned
Second week in a row it's listed twice, and no one notices because no one cares.
Bonus: Even the reddit repost faggot copypasta'd it unchanged
Highly doubt it.
Bundle is up for 3 days and amount of bundles delivered didn't change much from what it was 12 hours ago when I checked it. Yet there are 400 orders in one hour according to their screenshots. Even at 5 orders per single sold bundle, they would need to sell 100 bundles per hour, while its about 5-10 bundles per hour from what I observed.
I'm just going by the current rate of pledges, but I think it slowed down way too much too early for it to reasonably make the goal. I mean it's not impossible for there to be a huge push at the end, but I think it's just too far off for it to be a reasonable expectation to happen.
It is kind of a shame, I'd have preferred this one succeed than that vampire game, but it is what it is I guess.
>they're sure they'll just release it anyway
Nah man, I can see Lemnisca going full butthurt and throwing their entire finished translation directly into the garbage because they're mad their Kickstarter failed. I very much doubt they'll release it if they can't make money off it at this point.
>they get nothing unless they raise the full amount
That's how kickstarter works. The most they could do is relaunch the campaign again at a later time if the devs still want to try it again after the first failure.
Average pledge is lower than Narcissu, and much lower than Clannad/Grisaia/MuvLuv, so I'm sure plenty of backers didn't go full out and got minimal tier. If SP plays damsel in distress well enough, I'm sure they could raise average pledge up to 80-100$ range.
I don't follow Kickstarter much, but is it really common for projects that are this far below goal and have clearly tapered off on pledges (only getting around $1,000~day or less from what I've checked) actually turn it around and succeed?
I just feel like this thing is doomed. Where are they going to get another 80k+ from when most of the people who actually cared pledged at the start?
Some projects can get a surge at the end, however given the circumstances surrounding RD and Sekai's pissing off former backers, the lack of daily pledges is not a good sign. There may still be a surge at the end, but going by the numbers, I doubt it'd be enough to save it. Most people who were backed due to worrying it would fail have done so already as well.
Even Narcissu didn't perform this badly and its goal was thousands less. Sekai most likely helped bump it with a few grand themselves, but Root Double is most likely too much in the hole at this point for that to work.
>root double fails
>it tanks all confidence in the western market's appetite for anything that isn't moege
>on the backs of terrible youtube lpers, moege become more and more common
The moebuta shall inherit the earth
>Narcissu didn't perform this badly
It did much worse at this point. 400-600$ pledges per day vs 2000$ per day.
This is weird, but I can see a post about Kindred Spirits on r/visualnovels on my phone, but when I look up the same site in my browser, it doesn't show up. Most likely reddit being shit, but it's weird.
Trying to calculate anything during bundles is a crapshoot which is why I don't bother. You might also want to keep in mind that there's also a lot of leftovers from the indiegala bundle that are still getting redeemed.
It's typical for a Kickstarter's final days to get a spike at the end, usually in alignment when the 48 hours left notice goes out. Root Double will get one too, the question is if they can get close enough for that spike to push them over the goal. Their daily funding has stabilized at around 2k a day, so they're not completely doomed yet if they can get a boost from something else before the end.
Sekai was getting worried about the Narcissu KS and were desperately shilling it everywhere. Then an odd amount of over 1k pledges appeared really close together. They may have wanted people to think it was closer to reaching its goal than it was, so that people would push it over the threshold and continue supporting it.
By the time of the last few days it was clear that it was going to get funded. Your theory is nonsense, they didn't risk their entire business to cheat Kickstarter and waste their own money (KS gets a cut of funding) for a project that was already on its way to reaching the base goal.
>I'm fully expecting Yurirei to be a big success for MG because of all that coverage when they announced the game would be out on Steam completely uncensored.
I'm thinking of buying it through steam to show people buy porn on steam. I'm not entirely convinced how steam keys translate into their statistics on sales.
Order Number - 156066
Order Date - 2016-01-18 03:55:18
>Oh we're both spot on. Everyone here seems to be "Yes, yuri!", when nobody is looking at the actual context of what this game really is. This is children, which look in their young teens, having sex in a school because of "ghosts". And they want to call this a video game? Really? Up their age to 18+ and put it at an all-girls college and it would be okay. But it is not.
>I've already contacted Steam requesting the title not be put on the platform and instead be removed from their future title list because of the context of the content within it.
The only message being sent is that there's a sucker born every minute. Promise dumbasses anything you need to for the future in order to get their money now. They'll be plenty more to take their place.
>I'm thinking of buying it through steam to show people buy porn on steam
To show who? Gaben? Yurirei ain't gonna be making anywhere near the sales to even be noticeable in that regard
>Koiken Otome - 98.02% translated, 88.90% edited, prologue patch released
This has been in the 90's for a whole goddamn year hasn't it?
One day I am going to just sit down and actually learn Japanese.
>Also, for Koiken Otome? That's like buying a restaurant so you can eat hot pockets.
I am a stupid chuuni with shit taste. I liked the demo a lot, I'm a sucker for chuuni magic battles, and I liked Akane's endless determination in spite of her weak power. I just need my shitty chuunibyou stuff, man, it's like the shounenshit I used to read but with moe and waifus.
Also I want to learn Japanese so I can read whatever weebshit I want, not just for one game.
Yea I also constantly wonder why I don't put more effort into Japanese. The amount of loli games with simple text should be easy to play through with just a little work. Compared to the slim chances they get translated by anyone else.
So you think that anything with magical powers that, if we're going by Koiken Otome's commitment to its 'battle' premise, at any point ever has two characters competing in any minor way, is chuuni.
Good to know you're an idiot.
Then why does anime, wherever it wants to parody chuuni, usually portray characters doing superhuman stuff with magic powers, named attacks, and made-up terms?
Chuuni to me isn't just any Fantasy ever, it's stuff that has superhuman characters who get into over-the-top fights with lots of extravagantly named attacks, made-up terms, and a giant overdose of anime cheese. I mean, of I'm wrong, I'm willing to admit it, but that's what I lead to believe it meant.
So there's not as much action as the premise would have you believe? Fuck.
I just want to read some unapologetic escapist battle harem trash. I have shit taste and I don't deny it.
Let's put it this way. Every character gets one CG where they pose with their weapon. Some heroines have to share. The main heroine gets two CGs. That's all the art devoted to the 'fighting' in the game. Even Fuwanovel machine translators call it generic crap.
>A definite like for those who want a game similar to Kamikaze Explorer and similar games with mild drama and magical powers. The big downer for this game is that it goes through all that trouble to introduce such a weird setting and turned it into just another magical gakuen love-comedy eroge
>Unlike with MG, I'm almost completely out of loop for anything non-tl related with this, so there's very little I know myself. :(
Huh, so his new project is not MG's?
JAST's plate is already full, so its Shit Project then? Or devs themselves? But it doesn't look like jap devs directly from wording of the post.
The editor who said that said he was just guessing.
It would be the first time MG releases 2 full length games in the same month though. Not that there's necessarily a major overlap between the between who'd buy those games. I might be one of the few.
Any chance for Mirrormoon to pick up the sequel of Utawarerumono ? I know they are still alive because sometimes they update their patch of Melty Blood.
It's frustrating to watch the anime of utamono when the vn look so fucking good, and it seems like the gameplay is way better than the first episode.
Really ? Damn I thought it was the former members of Mirrormoon who were still working on Actress Again.
Well shit i can't really count on BL since they are only interested in TM titles (and are fucking slow, move your ass mcjon).
How were the sales for Tears to Tiara II ? If it flopped then they will never work on another Aquaplus title. Or maybe it's possible that Fruitbat Factory strike a new deal with Aquaplus ?
Atlus doesn't release numbers and niche JRPGs don't sell enough to make it onto sales charts in the West, so who knows. I figure they'll be interested in Utawarerumono because it's on the PS4 and they've done a bunch of Aquaplus titles recently (including Dungeon Travelers 2).
there is actually interest in it, the game has already been hacked.
the hacking has been done via a hacked PS3, only thing holding work back is the hacker and most likely TL are each already working on 2 other games which won't be done for some time.
you're very much underestimating how crazy people can be. if there was an available TL the project would pick up fast, but an official release would make it all pointless so i don't blame you for being pessimistic.
here anon, a better resolution pic.
Had it been announced previously that Seinarukana will have a Steam release?
>Dec 3rd - Finalizing materials, preparing websites. QA checking.
>Dec 23rd - Waiting for LE prototypes, finalizing printed materials
>Jan 18th - Packaging design, making steam page
Certainly the fantastic performance of RD is showing how kickstarters are the future of VNs isn't it dovac? Even appealing to a different audience SP is having trouble with their recent kickstarters and this is bound to continue given their ever increasing excellent reputation!
I'm sure dovac feels proud of all the shit he has done so far. It even baffles me how someone who says he's been following the industry for several years (and even says he was related to tlwiki) can make the decisions and have the attitude he had so far. Only idiots don't know how this will hurt in the long run.
Neither of those 4 games is the secret project that conjuror work for.
I know, and some retards think it's Dies and that they need to support RD for them to see a value in story games. Sekai shills are really desperate at this point. Does Conjurer have any idea how mad/annoyed everyone of them is going to be when it's not Dies?
>you're very much underestimating how crazy people can be
One of such crazy people here. It doesn't matter how crazy we are if the object of our craziness doesn't match your preference.
Utawarerumono 2 does have a better chance of getting a fan dedicated and skilled enough for the job than any other PS3 exclusive VN (maybe except for S;G0 - "exclusive" as in "only works on one hackable console"), but I wouldn't count on it. The project of such scope needs team work and fans like that don't like to be a part of the team.
MG usually releases games at the end of the month though, so having Yurirei at the middle would indicate a second game in February.
But as you said, that hasn't happened with their full-length ones, only their Steam releases.
>would indicate a second game in February.
Magical Eyes: Red is for Anguish comes out February 29th, though it's a 3rd Party title.
Order Number - 156896
Order Date - 2016-01-19 03:34:04
But it's not cut. All of MG's all-ages games are cheaper then their adult counterparts, though it's hard to tell now that most of the all-ages versions of adult titles have been removed from their store due to getting them rated.
This is good new if true though, since I could get some vns I've been hoping for at a discount, plus a preorder discount.
Tokyo Babel might end up being around the same price then. All-ages titles haven't typically sold well for MG in the past, so copies sold on Steam or bought from them for the Steam key bonus will likely make up the majority of its sales.
Until an incompetent Chinese -> English translator said he'd release his partial work on translating a Japanese -> Chinese project he filled with lolreferences to his past Chinese -> English translations.
i'm not sure what the hell you're trying to say or thought i was saying but the game is pretty much completely hacked, text insertion and all. at this point there wouldn't even need to be much teamwork, one dude would just need to TL a script by himself for the most part.
don't even bring him up. poor guy is working on so many games and has no hacker to get them done, on top of that he has to beg people to image edit for him, it's a shame. wish i could convince him to work on other stuff so he would have an actual team.
>Check the Root Double kickstarter
>If you want to hear from the translator's point of view of why this game is better compared to Steins;Gate you can read an info dump here (We didn't directly embed the image due to the possibility of spoilers)
Is it really better than Steins;Gate?
Libra is now at 162000$, with 3 stretch goals reached.
Quite impressive, considering how it was on the road to fail week ago.
RD, however, shows no signs of recovering despite intensified shilling.
He has made 2 posts, both on-topic to the threads they were posted in. That is not yet spam, even if he is an evil shill conglomeration that you have no evidence of.
I'm starting to sound like a defensive shill but really I'm just pissed that you went so far as to link in between threads like a smug motherfucker. Fuck Sekai Project, Nekopara translation was awful, they took on too many projects haven't delivered and STILL want to add another? Are they stupid? Etc etc etc etc
Yep. Same as his idols, Clephas and mdz. All you need to do is spend a week studying grammar. Kanji is just memorization, so it's okay if you skip it and read everything out of machine translation.
i just meant in general. i'm not interested in anything he's working on and everything he needs help with sounds like it'd be a bitch to work on which is why i don't wanna try to help.
but i mean, just as an example, if he or anyone else wanted to work on something easier
hacking-wiseor something a little more popular, like sakuta or whatever, i could probably throw a team together.
Vndb users are frustrating. How does something get a 2.0 for a tag when the game contains none of it? That's just misleading.
not really, but i'm not too familiar with it other than knowing it has like 20 games including sequels, fandiscs, etc.
does he even need any help on it? i wasn't even sure if he was actually working on it or if it was a meme that he was. i thought there would have been alot more excitement about it at least.
Someone from Fuwanovel Forums has translated Bishoujo Mangekyou into Finnish
Also someone else on the forums has started an English translation of the Finnish version. Currently at 3%
Well, shit, you're right. I stand corrected.
>A machine translation of a machine translation. Wonderful.
Well, I don't speak Finnish but I don't see where it was claimed that the original was a machine translation.
The second one definitely seems like a hands on translation.
This is oft repeated, but H-scenes don't really take any shorter or longer to translate than anything else on average. If anything most average conversation is more effortless than the amount of descriptive narration in H-scenes, which balances out the moans and screaming, I guess you could say.
Christ. At what point are they going to sell the actual Rance games? I don't care for the majority of other AliceSoft RPGs. Of course they have to sell well before MangaGamer would even consider bringing Rance to the west, even though it's a goldmine, it's a shame that AliceSoft seems to be clinically retarded as well.
I hope Koi x Shin Ai Kanojo gets translated someday
I started reading it yesterday and only finished Yui's route so far, so I've yet to see the true ending a lot of people have been mad about. But I've been enjoying the novel so far, maybe I just missed reading a comfy high-school romance VN.
Birthday nukige? Oh MG, you shouldn't have.
It's also cheaper than I thought it would be for a full-length nukige with gameplay. Could MG actually be lowering their prices a bit? Between this and Kindred Spirits, it seems like it might be happening.
Reminder that Mahoyo was out in 2012 and we are now in 2016 without a translation even if it's a fucking Type-Moon visual novel.
It's either this or Dies Irae
It's supposed to be a title that everyone heard about in the west and that is high quality.
Chaos:Child fits the bill and there is a PC version and anime getting released this year
Dies Irae is popular because of his meme status for being the "hardest" visual novel to translate but i don't think people really care about Chaos:Child.
Steins;Gate is pretty popular in the west because of the anime adaptation but i don't think that's the case for Chaos titles. Robotics;Notes flopped hard too. I'm sure most of them watched the anime for Chaos;Head and it's known to be shitty, i don't think people make the connection between S;G and Chaos;Child too.
I've seen people who said they don't want to play it because of loli. And I've seen people who like loli seem interested until they find out this release will be all-ages, then they immediately lose interest.
>Himawari is a no-name lolige and the art looks as expected.
Quoted from the now defunct MG forums AKA people who actually buy vns.
>I've seen people who said they don't want to play it because of loli. And I've seen people who like loli seem interested until they find out this release will be all-ages, then they immediately lose interest.
That's just the opinion of people who didn't play it so who care?
I'm talking about people who did play it, I have yet to see any bad opinion about it
Afterward, if it will sell or not I don't know but
>Moogy acts like Himawari is a kamige, but that's not a popular opinion among western players either.
imply that are talking about the critical reception of the game, not whether it will sell or not
That really is quick, and really bad for my wallet. For once I want all three of the MG pre-orders currently up.
And is it just me or does the font in Haruka look slightly... off? The details box on the actions screen stands out in particular.
>Seinarukana is coming to steam? I mean it's a smart move, but I hope they didn't delay the regular version for two years for this.
Even the programmer didn't know about the Steam version. Sasuga Jast.
While some of the PR is cringeworthy, the Libra guys really seem to care about their product and really put the word out about it. That there are a bunch of cool and unique reward tiers which are reasonably priced doesn't hurt either, especially compared to RD. I've no doubt RD is a great game and will likely get funded, I think Sekai have just burnt too many bridges for it to be a slam dunk.
Libra being successful also opens the door to other devs to bring over games which are completely unknown in the West; the actual game apparently being middling to above average makes it all the more impressive/exciting. No-one thought Libra had a chance but in the end they've made their initial 175k goal.
Because of several reasons:
1. Oversaturation of Kickstarter VNs.
2. Half-assed reward brackets and a lack of urgency (we need your money or this won't be released), as the translation is obviously already done with the release-date pending in all of a month and a half.
3. Viral/ironic marketing for Libra.
4. Libra is being done directly by the producers themselves so you're actually supporting the industry in the best way possible.
5. Loss of consumer confidence in SP. SP has untold numbers of Kickstarted translations pending, and their work has been inconsistent or low-quality for those that they released with their in-house team, even high-key VNs (e.g. Clannad). They have yet to release decent translations that weren't already done and sold to them (e.g. Grisaia), and so their overall reputation is in the toilet.
Root Double is not doing poorly because no one wants a Takumi Nakazawa game, it's doing poorly because no one wants to give Sekai Project money for a half-assed translation. Only people who have read Remember11, Never7, or I/O are aware of Lemnisca being decent translators, and most people aren't going to look that deeply into a Kickstarter. They'll see 'I backed a SP game in the past, the translation was shit was bottom-tier English, I won't back another one'. That or 'they still haven't translated the other games I backed'.
It's a damn shame because Root Double is legitimately good, and Takumi doesn't deserve this. Plus, the industry will see that the only way to make money in the West is more moege, which means less plotge, meaning less variation in translated titles, which can only be a bad thing.
>Plus, the industry will see that the only way to make money in the West is more moege, which means less plotge, meaning less variation in translated titles, which can only be a bad thing.
When you look at how KnS2 did its hard to say they're wrong.
All I can say is that I supported Libra because it was a project done with customer satisfaction as goal. My impression was that the entire time it was surveys and discussions about what we want to buy.
>1. Oversaturation of Kickstarter VNs.
Plain oversaturation would also affect Libra. I think Libra is an excellent counterexample that there is no 'oversaturation' of Kickstarted VNs, rather it's just Sekai screwing up here.
>and their work has been inconsistent or low-quality for those that they released with their in-house team, even high-key VNs (e.g. Clannad).
While some of their translations are plain bad (Nekopara), Clannad is not one of them. It's by far the best in-house translation Sekai has done, and is pretty good (not the amount of polish MangaGamer has on their titles nowadays, but better than mainstream game localizers).
>Root Double is not doing poorly because no one wants a Takumi Nakazawa game
Pretty sure this is a significant part of the reason. Hardcore VN fans know Root Double is regarded as a kamige. Everybody else, including the freaking Zero Escape fanbase, has never heard of Takumi Nakazawa (most people outside the hardcore VN fanbase think Ever17 was made mainly by Uchikoshi).
>Only people who have read Remember11, Never7, or I/O are aware of Lemnisca being decent translators
Remember11 was not translated by Lemnisca.
>They'll see 'I backed a SP game in the past, the translation was shit was bottom-tier English, I won't back another one'.
Unlikely. The casual VN player won't know a terrible translation even if you shove it in their faces. They can read it, therefore it must be a good translation, as far as they can tell.
>Plus, the industry will see that the only way to make money in the West is more moege, which means less plotge, meaning less variation in translated titles, which can only be a bad thing.
It's not all that different from Japan. Cute girls just sell better than serious plot. Just look at yearly sales rankings - you'll consistently see decently rated moege outsell highly rated serious story games.
Kara no Shoujo 2
1) Is MangaGamer (games by MG are obscure by default, and having a hard time getting many sales unless it's porn-focused); marketing is entirely lacking;
2) Can only be bought from MangaGamer directly (which 1) is not Steam, and 2) scares off a lot of users); and
3) Is the third game in a poorly selling series
Although I don't disagree with the notion that plot games won't sell as much as moege, Kara no Shoujo 2 is a special case.
>It's by far the best in-house translation Sekai has done, and is pretty good (not the amount of polish MangaGamer has on their titles nowadays, but better than mainstream game localizers).
Oh god, do people actually believe this?
It's Sekai, so it can't possibly be good, right?
Well, yeah. Everything's pointing in that direction, and I have yet to see any evidence to the contrary other than people constantly repeating it's bad with no proof and the completely retarded statements that it's based on the fan translation (a cursory glance reveals it's so different from the fan translation people have argued it became too liberal/interpretative).
>Plain oversaturation would also affect Libra. I think Libra is an excellent counterexample that there is no 'oversaturation' of Kickstarted VNs, rather it's just Sekai screwing up here.
How do you know it didn't affect Libra? If we assume that the oversaturation 'costs' $20K for a project, Libra would've made $200K vs. its current $180K, which is still enough to get funded while RD may still fail with $120K and could've been funded at $140K instead.
I don't think that it will fail, unfortunately. You already see SP pledging $1K every now and then.
>Hardcore VN fans know Root Double is regarded as a kamige.
The rest of the post is giving me SP vibes somehow, so I'll stop here.
Not the one you're responding to, by the way.
>the only Sumire at the school is none other than his very own Shinozaki Sumire, the sister his mother had taken away from him. Kaito’s dreams of one day reuniting with his sister have in fact already been realized… just not in a way that he ever could have imagined.
This actually got me interested in playing Free Friends 2.
You know, for all the talk about how mikandi did "such a good job", I think it's important to point out that if they had went with their original goal, they'd only have made it by a razor's edge. They only had so much extra because they lowered their goal in the first place.
Finished reading till the next hscene after she accepts MC as her brother. Not as dramatic and intense as I hoped, after all its just nukige. Well, heroine's attitude is still charming in a way, and Coffee art is gorgeous as always.
Its not like they have anything to lose here.
If it fails, they are back to where they were before SP deal.
If it succeeds, they get money for something they initially did for free.
Kickstarters that actually create things tend to underestimate costs, I don't think VN translation Kickstarters actually have that many real costs besides royalties though, since most of it's just labor done directly by the KS creators.
I guess, but I'd think that for the most part these costs could be pretty easily estimated and planned for since they're just purchasing and shipping already existing products. Yes, unexpected costs can and will pop up, but not to the extent that it costs many times what they originally estimated unless they are just completely incompetent.
This could potentially eat up a lot of money I guess if they handle it badly.
Yeah but you'd assume you know that going in and plan for it when making your reward tiers. I mean it's not hard to calculate price + shipping to X number of people. Logistics can make things a bit more interesting but as Sekai has shown on past products it's not too hard to just ship the stuff to one guy's house and have a few guys from the project pack everything for cheap.
RD will have to fail Kickstarter AND Steam release as well first before the torrent seeded from some Russian seedbox mysteriously appears on Nyaa.
Let's be real here, dovac isn't THAT braindead to not release almost completely finished RD on Steam.
Sekai is still trying to ship merch from 2 year old Kickstarters so they're a cautionary tale if anything. But yes a better run organization should be able to plan for these costs.
I have no details on SP/Regista relationship but when they're both doing the KS in their mutual interests it's pretty obvious that outside funding required is minimal compared to potential returns.
I personally see this KS as totally unnecessary.
I don't see why KS users (or anyone for that matter) should pay for dovac's stupidity. Regista is certainly capable of releasing RD on Steam on their own either way, they should've ditched SP entirely and I would've gladly given them my money.
It's about a cursed doll infecting a school.
Wait i thought it was about outer space or a scifi, I swear I remember that but that was maybe 2 years ago. Its not out yet right. Is it considered a when they cry game, because he should finally continue that universe.
>So why is it failing so badly?
1: dovac's burnt bridges has alienated a large portion of the "core" vn audience that would support this sort of thing
2: sekai's poor handling of other kickstarters up to this point has alienated another portion of potential funders
3: because it's not a "big name" title, it's not getting coverage as easily
huh so hes not ever gonna draw again.
too bad his art style was becoming interesting. None of his works after umineko interested me enough to read them. How did rose gun days end? its fully translated im guessing by now. Im guessing the team that did all the umineko vns and such is gonna translate iwaihime. At least we can always count on that team to do the translations.
Is this gonna be a long one buy small chapters year? unlike his shorter series that happened.
>>14646190 was meant to be a single post with , reposting:
What 'porting'? They're literally inserting English script into their already existing PC game and adding a CG or two here and there. With the entire source code readily available.
The whole KS thing is barely something more than just an attempt of milking some money before putting RD on Steam. It will still turn a profit even if SP+Regista pay up the whole $135K themselves while the real work is in the teens at most. Lemnisca does it for free.
Also what 'licensing'? Regista bying the rights from themselves?
(Sorry for the possible confusion, post deletion doesn't work as well as I hoped it would.)
>Mahou Tsukai no Yoru - Commie project actively in editing
>Mahou Tsukai no Yoru - 2nd project with 2.2 scripts translated
>Mahou Tsukai no Yoru - 3rd project released ch 1-5
What the flying fuck.
>We still getting it?
One click away:
>Work on the game started last July when we announced the game was coming overseas.
What do you think?
I really like the infinity writers and Lemnisca and I hear its actually a really good vn just like all of the teams visual novels. Even when the team split up, the guy doing 999/ the zero escape series is good and a third game is coming out. Its too bad it seems sekai seems to have a bad name.
This is R07's actual vn hes doing, looks like its set in space.
It needs things in full caps like BATTLERRRRRRR and more dramatic effect. The end of that video seemed liked ro7 at least but it seemed like some romance vn and the art is bland.
I only liked his art because of the reaction faces with his writing style.
Libra, a completely unknown game from an unknown publisher just raised over 183k. The last notable VN Kickstarter from someone other than SP raised over 1.2 million dollars. It's not general fatigue.
Can you guys please maybe stop replying to MILF autist? Please?
He always asks stupid questions about long known stuff because he is consequently unwilling or incapable of informing himself on his own.
For example, he doesn't even read the fucking thread or else his root double kickstarter question would have been unnecessary.
Worst of all every time his posts are answered they lead to a pointless ~10 post chain full of his worthless opinions, often repeated in multiple posts and other people trying to correct his superficial knowledge.
Please keep this in mind before replying to him next time. Thank you.
In my defense, I knew full well who I'm talking to, but 1) we were past the bump limit already, 2) he gave me a convenient excuse to repost my shit while 3) landing a few extra jabs on dovac (which is a national sport and favorite pastime of VNTLS if not /jp/ as a whole.)
As if you never use someone else's posts for your own nefarious purposes.
There's no need to reply to this post for obvious reasons by the way.
Pirates are a pretty good audience to shill a kickstarter too. There's no product to pirate yet, just a promise of a potential one.
Not that them shilling root double there is anything unique. They pop up in any reddit thread they can and you can bet your ass that if 4chan in general didn't have a raging hateboner for them, they'd be here too.
Honestly Lemnisca probably would have been better off doing the KS themselves without Sekai. The Libra guys have shown independent TL teams can pull it off just fine. Too many people are getting sick of SP's shit.
Why? All they've sunk into it is their time. Yeah it sucks to sink a shitload of hours into something and wind up being a total waste, but I can see them shelfing it out of pure butthurt at their Kickstarter failing
In all likelihood, either they're under contract to get it out, in which case this KS is just lining their pockets, or they'll be happy to sit on it for a month or two before 'heroically' talking about how they saved it with their own money and/or trying again at a slightly lower goal.
>I can see them shelfing it out of pure butthurt
They aren't shelfing out the game, they're shelfing out the steambux. Not even dovac is capable of doing that, especially with Regista behind his back.
Outcome of KS has no relation to Steam release basically.
>To make matters more interesting, both my secret project, and the game that I might be working on next ended up on this list
Being that one can eliminate the first four and multiple titles in that list for other reasons, that's somewhat interesting. This thread's about to croak though, so not too much that could be discussed there