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jbug617
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(10-13-2017, 04:04 AM)
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Their goal is 5 million yen (around $44,500). PS4 version is a stretch goal at 6 million yen (around $53,500)

This project is seeking support for translation costs to develop an English version of "Order Land!" that released in Japan for Nintendo Switch.In one word,"Order Land!” is "King simulation + Training Hero ADV + Hero adventure RPG".There are thousands of text to express these appropriately to make it English, so the translation expenses will become larger than usual for releasing this wonderful game other than Japanese.

However, we found a wonderful paradise called Kickstarter. We really would like everyone in the world to enjoy "Order Land!" so we would like to request for the assistance!

When the funds reached 5 million yen, it will be translated from Japanese to English properly "Order Land!" and released on STEAM(PC), Xbox Live, Nintendo Switch North America / Europe.

http://gematsu.com/2017/10/kickstart...ch-xbox-one-pc
Kickstarter Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfW5kHFA93Q
Switch Japan Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XPCyFtSajA
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...?ref=discovery
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Sparrowhawk
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(10-13-2017, 04:05 AM)
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Game looks interesting and the goal doesn't seem too outlandish. Maybe I'll throw them a few bucks.
origamipirate
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(10-13-2017, 04:12 AM)
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Um... the "King's Play" mode looks very much like My Life As a King and I am very here for it.
JoeyJungle
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(10-13-2017, 04:16 AM)
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I'm the first backer :D

BaconHat
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(10-13-2017, 04:19 AM)

Originally Posted by JoeyJungle

I'm the first backer :D

I'm the second one then.
SolicitorPirate
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(10-13-2017, 04:22 AM)
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This looks incredibly my jam. Will look into throwing some money their way after work
Hero of Legend
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(10-13-2017, 04:31 AM)
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Wonder why they didn't just knock on Nintendo's door. Since Nintendo localized Kersploosh on 3DS.
Shizuka
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(10-13-2017, 04:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

Wonder why they didn't just knock on Nintendo's door. Since Nintendo localized Kersploosh on 3DS.

Probably because they want to release the game on other platforms.
Surface of Me
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(10-13-2017, 04:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

Wonder why they didn't just knock on Nintendo's door. Since Nintendo localized Kersploosh on 3DS.

Would Nintendo localize the PC, X1, and PS4 versions?
nynt9
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(10-13-2017, 04:35 AM)
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To be clear, are they taking a switch exclusive and porting it to PC and Xbox as well? No PS4 is an odd choice unless they have some MS backing. Or am I misreading this?
Fisico
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(10-13-2017, 04:37 AM)
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So they did Vroom in the night Sky as well.

The game seems to be 100% text based, but it does look fun somehow.

I think it's one of the first time we see a Japanese based indie publisher try something like that directly, it's a bit amateurish but that does add to the charm of the thing, but even their official trailer for the game has a typo in the title lol.

I will keep an eye on it and see later if I want to put that 1k yen or not. (PS4 SKU as a stretch goal while XB1 is included in the base goal does seem like an obvious bait though)

Also, please tell us a variety of overseas information! (Such as a good translator!)

Ahah, so they haven't decided on a translating company yet?
Last edited by Fisico; 10-13-2017 at 04:40 AM.
Father_Brain
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(10-13-2017, 04:37 AM)
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Game has looked interesting since the WiiWare version all those years ago, but the quality of the translation for this Kickstarter might not be the best way to sell a potential localization.
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(10-13-2017, 04:37 AM)
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I'm very much in. Game sounds great.
SirKhalid
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(10-13-2017, 04:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by nynt9

To be clear, are they taking a switch exclusive and porting it to PC and Xbox as well? No PS4 is an odd choice unless they have some MS backing. Or am I misreading this?

PS4 is the first stretch goal at 6,000,000 Yen.

I am on mobile, the Kickstarter video really doesn't have subtitles?
GraceflAnger
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(10-13-2017, 04:39 AM)
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Count me in. This will be a great addition to the Switch and the other platforms.
jbug617
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(10-13-2017, 04:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by SirKhalid

PS4 is the first stretch goal at 6,000,000 Yen.

I am on mobile, the Kickstarter video really doesn't have subtitles?

it does. turn on cc
Hero of Legend
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(10-13-2017, 04:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Surface of Me

Would Nintendo localize the PC, X1, and PS4 versions?

Pretty sure the other versions weren't known until today, it was announced as Switch-exclusive a week or two ago IIRC.

Edit: Here:

http://gematsu.com/2017/09/poisoft-o...ember-28-japan
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Thoraxes
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(10-13-2017, 04:50 AM)
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Super-cheap pledge for a code. The concept looks really fun.

I'll bite for this.
Vinnk
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(10-13-2017, 04:54 AM)
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Backer #17 here. Looks like a really fun game.
laoni
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(10-13-2017, 04:57 AM)
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This looks like fun, I'm in for $10
Atmej
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(10-13-2017, 04:59 AM)
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Getting more games localized is great and all but the fact that they have yet to partner with any translation company doesn't inspire much confidence. Plus there's the additional ports they are promising. I get the feeling they just pulled a number out of thin air and don't really know what they are getting themselves into, both from the translation cost and game development perspective.

I wish them all the best, though.
Dr. Kitty Muffins
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(10-13-2017, 05:01 AM)
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Transration. Hilarious and intentional.
Fisico
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(10-13-2017, 05:19 AM)
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So they launched the campain at a pretty terrible timeslot, 12AM in Japan which makes it 4-5-6AM in Europe close to midnight in the US east coast and around 9PM on the west coast.

We'll have to see tomorrow if the funding picks up but this is a timid start so far to say the least, they probably didn't have a full scale PR campaign (nor did they have the means to do so) so they will 100% need to rely on word of mouth from their backers.

Nevertheless with a 1.000y goal for the game and upper tiers not being very attractive (2000y for a poster, 4000 for a poster and a mug, 9000 for poster+mug+tshirt) they will litterally need thousands of backers to reach their target, that's an ambitious goal for what's basically an unknown developer whatsoever to almost everyone on western markets.
I don't know if some are following KS campains on a regular basis but that seems like a steep goal to me, I wouldn't mind being proven wrong however.

I don't know if the funding being in yens could have some kind of impact as well, I'm not familiar with how all banks work across Europe and in the US, do they all allow for other currencies transactions?
Anyway, even if marginal, I could see that being inconvenient enough for some.
Santar
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(10-13-2017, 08:08 AM)
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I agree that having the donations be in yen might be a hindrance to the campaign's success.
I know I prefer to easily tell how much money they need and how much all the tiers are.
I think people are scared off by the unknown currency and seemingly large sum of money required, not knowing yen is a lot lower in value than a dollar.
Then again, you could argue that a lot of the people that would donate to this campaign would know these things.
I just think it would be a real shame if this fails, it could help open up for more localization campaigns if it succeeded.
tuna_love
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(10-13-2017, 08:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by nynt9

To be clear, are they taking a switch exclusive and porting it to PC and Xbox as well? No PS4 is an odd choice unless they have some MS backing. Or am I misreading this?

write to your local congressman
Yohane
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(10-13-2017, 08:23 AM)
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Never heard of this game before. Any good?
Calm Mind
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(10-13-2017, 08:23 AM)
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Nitendo
RoboGeorgeForeman
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(10-13-2017, 08:29 AM)
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I'll probably back this, but man the rewards past the initial digital download-tier are pretty lame. Hard to justify spending more than 1000.
DiscoJer
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(10-13-2017, 08:34 AM)
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It probably would have helped if the pledges weren't in yen. It's like they are asking Japanese people to support it, not the intended audience.
mclem
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(10-13-2017, 10:22 AM)

Originally Posted by DiscoJer

It probably would have helped if the pledges weren't in yen. It's like they are asking Japanese people to support it, not the intended audience.

Yeah, that struck me; it's a bit different, because as someone completely fine with thinking in dollars (and natively used to pounds and euros), I came away from this one very much not having a handle on the values involved. It's a bit of a barrier to impulse-pledging which I think would be essential for a project like this to meet its goal.


Edit: Would benefit from more digital-only rewards, too. Considered the poster pledge level, but postage equal to the pledge level for UK shipping's a bit too rich for my blood.
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Lonely1
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(10-13-2017, 10:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by nynt9

To be clear, are they taking a switch exclusive and porting it to PC and Xbox as well? No PS4 is an odd choice unless they have some MS backing. Or am I misreading this?

The most requested platform is the highest tier in order to get more $$$. Makes total sense and happened to the WiiU a lot of times (not a lot would request a XBO version).
GhostTrick
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(10-13-2017, 10:25 AM)
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Youtube video is titled "Transration project".
Kinda not reassuring for the localisation. :")
Shiggy
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(10-13-2017, 10:25 AM)
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Is the game even good? Vroom in the Night Sky & Splash or Crash weren't exactly well received.
chronic_archaic
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(10-13-2017, 10:30 AM)
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Glad the PS4 is high tier so an Xbox One version will actually happen if it makes it there.

Yeah, there's some weird errors even in the quoted text "There are thousands of text to express these appropriately to make it English"
Vinnk
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(10-13-2017, 04:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Santar

I agree that having the donations be in yen might be a hindrance to the campaign's success.
I know I prefer to easily tell how much money they need and how much all the tiers are.
I think people are scared off by the unknown currency and seemingly large sum of money required, not knowing yen is a lot lower in value than a dollar.
Then again, you could argue that a lot of the people that would donate to this campaign would know these things.
I just think it would be a real shame if this fails, it could help open up for more localization campaigns if it succeeded.

When you use the KS app it shows the money conversion automatically. But yeah, they should do something for the web version.
#sorrynotsorry
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(10-13-2017, 04:18 PM)
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There are dozens and dozens of grammatical errors in the Kickstarter. I don't wish anything but the best to the team, but no way are they going to get my money for a translation project when they haven't even demonstrated fluency in English.
Chie Satonaka91
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(10-13-2017, 04:24 PM)
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The game looks really interesting and the goal seems low enough. I'll probably pledge for this. Hopefully the final product has a better translation than what they have shown in the Kickstarter
Vinnk
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(10-13-2017, 04:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by #sorrynotsorry

There are dozens and dozens of grammatical errors in the Kickstarter. I don't wish anything but the best to the team, but no way are they going to get my money for a translation project when they haven't even demonstrated fluency in English.

I think (hope) the plan is to hire a professional translator with the money. Not to do it themselves.
Fisico
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(10-13-2017, 04:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by #sorrynotsorry

There are dozens and dozens of grammatical errors in the Kickstarter. I don't wish anything but the best to the team, but no way are they going to get my money for a translation project when they haven't even demonstrated fluency in English.

Originally Posted by Vinnk

I think (hope) the plan is to hire a professional translator with the money. Not to do it themselves.

Unless I misunderstood the video, that's exactly what the kickstarter seems to be for.

They even went so far as to ridiculize themselves to show that they need funds to hire profesionnal translators.
Vinnk
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(Yesterday, 04:50 AM)
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2 updates the the campaign.

They added some new reward tiers:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects.../posts/2013996

and made a video highlighting the funny points of the game:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects.../posts/2018143
d+pad
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(Yesterday, 05:18 AM)
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Well, I don't have high hopes for this one after the tepid response it's seen so far, but I backed it anyway!
bobawesome
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(Yesterday, 05:22 AM)
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soft?
AcademicSaucer
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(Yesterday, 05:25 AM)
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Man this looks neat, shame it doesn't look like it's going to make it
Vinnk
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(Yesterday, 05:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by AcademicSaucer

Man this looks neat, shame it doesn't look like it's going to make it

Even if it doesn't make it, perhaps if a solid number of people back the project someone will see there is interest in localizing some of these more obscure games.
Instro
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(Yesterday, 05:45 AM)
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Looks pretty cool, and ~$10 doesn't seem so bad. I'll take a toss at it, Poisoft is at least a legitimate develope. I've seen some stories start to pop up about this over the last day or so, would hopefully people will start noticing.

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