While the Atelier series has generally had fairly reliable localization prospects since the PS2 era, this was not the case for earlier games in the series which has been left behind, available in Japanese only.
Today, a step is taken to close the gap as a fantranslation of Atelier Marie + Elie, the first two games in the series has been released. Considered to be the forefathers of Japanese “crafting” Simulation games, now’s a good opportunity to experience the roots of how the genre came to be.
(Though strictly speaking, this is technically a translation of the PS2 version, which is an enhanced port of the original PSX release.)
You can find the patch here
A new upgraded version of my first completed SRPG project – SRW DB has been released. With the experience gained from later projects, this version mostly focuses on aesthetical upgrades, such as additional music during VN scenes which were silent before, but there are also some minor gameplay tweaks here and there.
A list of changes (not comprehensive) to follow. Continue reading
“In 1945, World War II was abruptly ended when an alien race appeared on Earth and began to slaughter the human population. This alien force, known as the “Phantom Beasts” had effectively taken over more than half of the Earth.
The year is 1999 – 54 years later, mankind is still fighting to survive against the alien forces. Earth forces now use advanced mecha called Humanoid Walking Tanks (HWTs) to combat the invaders, but throughout the ordeal, far too many pilots have been killed in action. To ensure the future of the human race, the Japanese government enforced a student draft which recruited high school students to become HWT pilots. Gunparade March follows the lives of the 5121th Platoon, which consists mainly of drafted high school students and their struggle to defeat the Phantom Beasts and at the same time, lead a normal social life.”
Gunparade March is a Japanese Life Simulation / RPG released in 2000 for the Sony Playstation. Continue reading
A fantranslation for Japanese TRPG Kamigakari has been released. Featuring art from Yoshinori Shizuma, an artist well-known for his work on Kantai Collection, here is some information about this TRPG from the translator itself. Continue reading
Some of you may have noticed a new page go up a while ago for the demo of SRW DB – an SRW fangame by me (Me).
Well, I am now happy to announce that the project is complete! You can download or learn more about SRW DB on its page. Enjoy!
Another big name Tabletop RPG has now been tackled! Tokyo Nova is a Cyberpunk TRPG with an interesting gimmick – instead of being resolved with dice as is the classic method, it utilizes standard playing card decks instead! Continue reading
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Help! I’ve Ara Fallen and I can’t get up!
So, I’m a bit disappointed in how they advertised Ara Fell and what the final result is – the Steam page listed it as “A combination of the best parts of JRPG and WRPG with an open world” and… well, no, it really isn’t. Continue reading