Separate Voltage USA into its own producer entry?

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#1 by lunaterra
2019-04-09 at 00:55
I know that the overlap between "people who read otome mobage" and "people who use VNDB" is pretty small, so let me explain the situation.

Voltage is one of the biggest mobile otome developers. They're so successful that they have an American division. Voltage USA started out just releasing Americanized versions of the Japanese titles, but eventually branched out into making original titles; the old Americanized titles have long been discontinued and now their repertoire consists almost entirely of original titles (with the exception of To Love & Protect, which has been changed so much from its original incarnation that it might as well be an original title). Each title originally had its own app, but both OG Voltage and Voltage USA now have their respective titles consolidated into a single app for each, Love 365 for the Japanese titles and Lovestruck for the American titles.

So, given all this information, would it be prudent to split off Voltage USA to its own producer page?
#2 by minah
2019-04-09 at 03:29
It probably makes sense to split off Voltage USA as a subsidiary, yeah.

I'm sure a lot of the mobile otome game info on VNDB is incomplete/inaccurate/outdated and I wish I knew how to fix it, but most of the time I can't find any kind of update history for these apps or even have any idea whether or not they're complete.
#3 by lunaterra
2019-04-09 at 03:42
AppAnnie lets you see the version history for apps if you sign up for a free account...but I'm usually too lazy to log in to find the actual release date because I don't really care about mobile games that much anymore. I know there are some Japanese mobage that are on VNDB under their English titles because the person who created the pages didn't bother to look for the original version.

To be honest, a lot of mobage are never really "complete". NTT Solmare likes to prolong the lifespan of their apps by giving them a shitton of LIs (last I heard, some of the more popular ones have over 20 each); others just keep adding new stories for their existing LIs for as long as they're profitable (a few Lovestruck LIs are on Season 9). I always just mark them as "complete" even though I know there will be updates.Last modified on 2019-04-09 at 03:44

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