New localization company with 5 titles announced.

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#1 by [deleted]
2018-01-30 at 23:27
The main translator is Akerou of SakuSaku and Hoshimemo fame. And one of the editors is Chuee (according to his twitter). Afraid I don't know those people well enough to form a decent opinion, but apparently HoshiMemo had many issues that SP apologized for them, but I have read SakuSaku and the TL was pretty good, besides some bugs at release that were fixed rapidly.

Staff Page

According to their launch statement, They'll abstain from using Kickstarter or similar methods of crowdfunding, focus more on transparency and release free 18+ patches for steam. This is already three good marks in my book.

Titles announced:

Fureraba ~Friend to Lover~: 100% translated, 70% edited/QC, coming this March (!).

Sanoba Witch: 20% translated, 0% everything else.

Hello,good-bye: 10% translated, 0% everything else.

Melty Moment: Nothing done.

Suki to Suki to de Sankaku Ren'ai: Nothing done.

They even have a progress page

Overall, this seems like a company that will do mainly moege.

Opinions?Last modified on 2018-01-30 at 23:32
#2 by [deleted]
2018-01-30 at 23:53
If that's the kind of games that they will focus on (can kinda tell by their name choice tbh) they'll be directly competing with SP, maybe this will be an upgraded SP which would definitely be appreciated.

But one's gotta be skeptical about it, only time will tell if they can release their shit on time and if they don't suffer from other similar issues present in SP. And also if they can beat SP with licence acquisition, SP seems to love getting licenses only to put them in permanent TBA.

Of course on paper anyone can look good, they wouldn't talk badly about themselves after all, but if we go by what's on paper they seem to be fine and have their priorities straight.
#3 by infernoplex
2018-01-31 at 00:21
I am only curious about how are they gonna survive considering they "won't do kickstarters"...
#4 by encrypted12345
2018-01-31 at 01:06
I am interested as well. It's not impossible though. Like how nukige was known for keeping MG alive in its early days, moege could theoretically do the same. It used to be the case that nukige consistently outsold moege, but with Steam, that isn't the case anymore. I'd imagine that it's possible, though whether or not they really can break even depends on how much they spent in the first place.

I would be amused if this company released its Yuzusoft title before Sekai released any one of its Yuzusoft titles and released "Suki Suki" before MG released "Suki Suki"Last modified on 2018-01-31 at 01:08
#5 by zimbobwa1
2018-01-31 at 01:07
Looking forward to it, I hope they manage to stick around for the future.
#6 by kiru
2018-01-31 at 07:44
@4: I'm surprised someone can still be amused about Sekai being Sekai. I thought we'd be far past that point.
Mangagamer on the flipside just has to fight legal issues because of the bankrupt dev. That's not really comparable. Although this new company here did one heck of a bad choice with that Asa Project title. The Lump of Sugar title is also questionable.
#7 by ffthewinner
2018-01-31 at 13:02
Their statement sounds quite right and ticks all the right boxes,but other than "Hello,good-bye" their other 4 titles are the worst kind of generic otaku fantasy ever. hope they bring better titles in the future using the money those will make.
#8 by greenalien
2018-02-18 at 23:21
They even try to be mosaic free when possible, that's nice.
#9 by lordnight
2018-02-19 at 01:31
when possible
#10 by bunny1ov3r
2018-02-19 at 02:16
didn't think Yuzusoft is this agreeable with selling foreign licenses, not that I care.
#11 by acrylic7
2018-02-25 at 12:46
Personally I prefer they do kickstarter. I mean the point of Kickstarter is not only to gather fund but also increase the awareness of the game. Doing right, it can be beneficial for all parties. But that's just me.

Cannot wait for Hello, Goodbye though.Last modified on 2018-02-25 at 13:11
#12 by bakauchuujin
2018-02-26 at 14:44
The main problem with kickstarter is that there are usually too many delays and too little transparecy. Just look at a few different VN kickstarters and look at the amount of comments related to people getting screwed over.Last modified on 2018-02-26 at 14:45
#13 by [deleted]
2018-02-26 at 14:52
@12 indeed, the kickstarter concept as a whole is fine, the problem is that most kickstarters (even outside the VN realm) fuck over consumers all the time.

Delays, permanent TBA's, increase of rewards and goals that are too ambitious for them to fulfil on time or at all, broken name it.

@11 haven't you looked at sekai project for the greatest examples of everything wrong with the format? they have shit that has been on TBA for years, they released stuff much later than promised (half a year later, like the +18 versions of the last 2 grisaia games!).

No kickstarter just means that all the funds are private, meaning the companies will have to think twice about fuckups because it's THEIR money on the line. Not ours. They only invest on what they can do, not on what they MAY do.

EDIT: oh and let's not forget about the fact that SP prioritises getting new, fresh licenses to make new kickstarters to join the permanent TBA list, instead of actually, you know, releasing the older stuff.Last modified on 2018-02-26 at 15:00
#14 by veshurik
2018-12-22 at 15:26
Well, now they will try use Kickstarter, but for physical releases... They still accept your opinion about that on the forum page. link
#15 by dk382
2018-12-22 at 17:47
Please don't be misleading. You're making it sound like Akerou said they're definitely going to use kickstarter for physicals, when he just asked for people's opinions and will make a decision later.Last modified on 2018-12-22 at 18:37
#16 by surferdude
2018-12-22 at 19:14
Kickstarter is the devil and Steam is his apostle.
#17 by encrypted12345
2018-12-23 at 04:08
Huh, I'm pretty sure the saying is prophet, not apostle.

In any case, I don't mind KS's for physical editions. That said, there might be qualms due to their initial promise of having no Kickstarters.


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