Kickstarter Seeks to Fund Localization of "Mysterious Cities of Gold" Adventure Game

French/Japanese coproduction has recently been revived in Europe

The Mysterious Cities of Gold, a Studio Pierrot (Naruto) and Dic (Inspector Gadget) coproduction that ran in Japan in 1982, aired in the US in the 1980s on Nickelodeon and NBC and has been revived in Europe with a sequel from France's Blue Spirit. Going along with this Ynnis Interactive has been working on a "Secret Paths" game for Wii U, 3DS, iPad and iPhone, and have now launched a Kickstarter to crowdfund its release outside the region.

 

As they explain:

Unfortunately, and to be completely and candidly honest, our initial plans were to release the game in French only; the new season is directed in France, and airing only in French-speaking territories, where it's the most popular.

But since we announced the game, we've been swamped with emails, and messages on various social networks, asking us to consider both an international release, and a PC version.

Those requests came from all over the world: UK, US, Germany, Latin America, Lebanon – we simply didn't anticipate it would raise such a global interest, and already had focused our development budget on the game itself.

 

If our goal of 30.000 US$ in pledges is met, we commit to:

✔ Develop a High Quality Port of the game for the PC.
✔ Fully localize the game in English, including voice-acting dubbing of cinematic scenes and dialog.
✔ Subtitle the game in Spanish.

Should this Kickstarter succeed beyond our expectations, extra funds will be used for translating and subtitling into additional languages, at the rate of 2.000 US$ per idiom (of course, the order of those will be driven by demand).

 

 

 

 

See here for an overview of the game and look at the Kickstarer awards.

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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