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Since possible translating is being awaited, I'll have to try my best to learn kanji.
Posted 12/26/09
looking forward 4 d translated games... ^^
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If they ever release the translated versions of Hiiro no Kakera and other good otome games, I'll gladly buy it!
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You don't need to wait for a group to do translations. You can just use AGTH and ATLAS program since it translates the game for you when you play. Although the translation is not perfect, it helps you understand what is going on.
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Here's a new one made in English: http://www.sakevisual.com/realistair/
It was made by a team of three, so it's really short. ^_^;;
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I've found out that there's a translation project for Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side Love Plus going on! And they've already got about 85% completed!!

http://sites.google.com/site/tokimemogs1/home

There also is one for the 2nd but it only started not long ago so there was no patch released yet. The same group (as the 2nd) is thinking of also translating the 3rd but it on hold cuz they need a script inserter (don't ask me about it cuz I'm a total noob in those things XD).

http://gbatemp.net/t242269-tokimeki-memorial-girl-s-side-2nd-season-translation

Will O' Wisp's translation has been started but it's not sure if it'll go all the way to the end (if the public doesn't seem to really want to play it, the translation project might be stopped).

http://blog.leetneet.com/

Please spread the word so other translators could also help
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Posted 7/27/10 , edited 7/28/10
Idea factory had a plan to translate some games (or a game. not sure which. i hope its more than one) That was two years ago. Does anyone know if they gave up on the idea? I haven't been able to get anything from their website since google translate doesn't work. If you know could you send me a message.
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Posted 3/23/11
Oh Id love too see Death Connection,Wand of Fortune and Will o' Wisp translated.
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Posted 4/8/11 , edited 4/8/11
In fall 2010, Aksys Games had two polls, asking fans about their interests in otome games in English. (The polls are long since closed -- so if you want to talk with Aksys and its fans, politely email the company, or politely post on their forum.) All the games mentioned in their poll were titles created by Idea Factory. So I think the 2008 polls and the 2010 polls were related.

Here's the current list of otome games in English, including fan translations, pro translations, and stuff written in English: http://vndb.org/g542?fil=tagspoil-0.tag_inc-542.lang-en;m=0;o=a;s=title
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Posted 6/7/11 , edited 6/7/11
-Date Warp
-Always Remember Me
-Love & Order
http://www.winterwolves.com/

There are probably others. If you've ever played Flower Shop by sakevisual, well guess what. It's getting a girl-oriented sequel now.

The good thing is, unlike most Japanese visual novels these English ones are all Mac and Linux-compatible. If only the industry was bigger. No more AppLocale and messed up registry entries.
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Posted 6/15/11

suzy223 wrote:
If only the industry was bigger. No more AppLocale and messed up registry entries.


Understandable. It's been a while since I imported a PC game, but they tend to be expensive and challenging to configure.

Until companies believe that fans will buy otome games and romance games, don't expect much to be officially translated or published in English. Right now, it looks like fans are doing a better job at creating things which appeal to fans. If you wish to talk with English speaking game creators and fans, the Lemma Soft forums is one of the best places.

The Winter Wolves staff have stated that they've made money by selling otome games and western RPGs. So they intend to focus on these two categories for the near future.

Hanako Games has been making cute, women-oriented games for years. Their current project is Magical Diary, which is a life/romance sim with some RPG elements.

Zeiva Inc started creating commercial games recently. Their second product was X-Note, which is an otome game with a serious story.

Chensterrain is starting beta testing on the simulation game Lucky Rabbit Reflex. It was originally planned to be freeware, but I believe it will be a commercial game.

One of the best people in the Flash game scene is Pacthesis. Her game Chrono Days Sim Date has complex gameplay and a genuine plot.

Finally, the two Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side fan translation projects (both finished!) started on the Gbatemp.net forums, in the DS hacking/translation section. Fans on that forum sometimes discuss and propose otome games and cute games.
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^Yeah, you've listed some good companies. There's also JAST USA, but they've only done one otome game and 2 BL games. Then there's MangaGamer with Da Capo and I really wish they'd translate DCGS.

Although a lot of these companies are only concentrating on hentai right now, there may be some hope for the future. If visual novels get popular enough in the future we'll see a lot of otome games in different countries.

I'm definitely supporting Winter Wolves; they've produced some great games. sakevisual/Hanako Games too.

In any case, these companies should be looking at creating visual novels for cellphones. There's an entire untapped market there. Especially since we have devices like the iPod Touch now. Also, releasing visual novels in other countries as downloadable content for consoles like the XBox/Wii/PS3. When I jailbroke my Wii I discovered I could play Clannad on it through WiiBrew. Pretty neat.
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If you want Da Capo Girl's Symphony in English, then ask Mangagamer if they might be able to license it. Also, be active on their forum, and talk with fans there.


suzy223 wrote:
...In any case, these companies should be looking at creating visual novels for cellphones. There's an entire untapped market there. Especially since we have devices like the iPod Touch now. Also, releasing visual novels in other countries as downloadable content for consoles like the XBox/Wii/PS3. When I jailbroke my Wii I discovered I could play Clannad on it through WiiBrew. Pretty neat.


(I might be modding my Wii soon, because I might need it to play an import copy of Xenoblade. We shall see...)

Anyway, only a few GxB options on iOS in English at this time. "Heian Love" is not bad, though it charges more for DLC. "Renai Shugi Road to Emerald" is decent, though the English writing could be better. "Pinky Distortion" appears to be part one of a story. Also, there's a handful of BxG and non-romantic visual novels on iOS.

Just one English visual novel is available on the Indie Games section of XBLA, as far as I know. "The Chaos Gateway" is serious sci-fi.

Finally, a company called Longtail Studios has created some games about relationships for cellphones.

Overall, I get the impression that if creators aren't making money -- or don't expect to make a profit -- then they won't create English VNs for digital distribution. The Winter Wolves staff have said that cheap software on iOS is not profitable, and say that making more expensive high-def versions on iPad is much easier to justify.
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Hi there, otome gamers!

I've just created a blog for English otome games, which I'll constantly be updating with the latest releases and translations.


http://englishotomegames.tumblr.com/

Please check it out if you're interested!
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Posted 9/20/11

englishotomegames wrote:

...I've just created a blog for English otome games, which I'll constantly be updating with the latest releases and translations...


If you discuss freeware, then you can now add (P)lanets!, which is a reverse harem story. And as for iOS games, "Konatsu for Marriage" was just recently released in English.

It's probably off-topic to include Spirited Heart Girls Love, since it's an expansion pack about girl x girl relationships.
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