Katawa Shoujo Will be Released on January 4th, 2012

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Will be Released on January 4th, 2012

Post by Otakumon » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:35 pm

someone wrote:
G3n0c1de wrote:
Brogurt wrote:is that the one that looks like Emi's mom?
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Consensus is that she's a teacher. A hot one at that.
When I saw the sprite I assumed she was the teacher who runs the Astronomy club from that short story, actually.
When I saw it I assumed she was the principal and that the other one I hadn't seen before was either Hisao's mother or the lunch lady. Anyway, my feelings about the release date is that it's time to party!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO3zEeusKWU

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Will be Released on January 4th, 2012

Post by Mirage_GSM » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:53 pm

Drkstrm wrote:
Mirage_GSM wrote:And yes, the translation teams probably won't get the script files before the actual release date.
That sucks. I'd have thought translation teams would get the finalised script when it was... Well, finalised. At least it'd cut the time gap between translation and game release shorter.
Even if we did, we probably wouldn't start translating immediately anyway. We want to experience KS as a visual novel like everyone else who has waited for so long - not as a dozen txt-files with cryptic Renpy-code between the lines of dialogue...
After translating Act I I almost felt like that guy in The Matrix... You know, the one who viewed his porn in binary...
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Re: Katawa Shoujo Will be Released on January 4th, 2012

Post by Drkstrm » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:28 pm

Mirage_GSM wrote:
Drkstrm wrote:
Mirage_GSM wrote:And yes, the translation teams probably won't get the script files before the actual release date.
That sucks. I'd have thought translation teams would get the finalised script when it was... Well, finalised. At least it'd cut the time gap between translation and game release shorter.
Even if we did, we probably wouldn't start translating immediately anyway. We want to experience KS as a visual novel like everyone else who has waited for so long - not as a dozen txt-files with cryptic Renpy-code between the lines of dialogue...
After translating Act I I almost felt like that guy in The Matrix... You know, the one who viewed his porn in binary...
I see your point. Binary porn doesn't sound very appealing...

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Will be Released on January 4th, 2012

Post by Guest » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:32 pm

Glad I've only been waiting for a few months, sad Mishas had to wait years.
How do you think you are going to estimate the download count? Torrents are going to come up quickly to help spread it around faster, and i'm assuming you can tell apart unique downloads. Also, I'd buy that shit.

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Post by G3n0c1de » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:52 pm

Drkstrm wrote:
Mirage_GSM wrote:And yes, the translation teams probably won't get the script files before the actual release date.
That sucks. I'd have thought translation teams would get the finalised script when it was... Well, finalised. At least it'd cut the time gap between translation and game release shorter.
Technically, all of the translations are fan projects. The devs have given them their blessing, and maybe a tiny bit of support, but as I understand it, they are largely on their own.
It's a good thing Shizune is deaf, she is the only one who can stand (not) hearing "Wahaha~!" over and over.

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Post by GonGon1 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:41 pm

Damn, when I read the title of the post my stomach did a freaking flip!! I haven't been this excited about a game in a long time, especially after such a long wait. It must have taken a lot of patience and determination to make this and then release it for free, so a huge thank you from me :D

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Post by Bara » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:50 pm

God damn! Awesome news and congrats to all the hardworking Dev team!

Screw that Mayan calendar crap, This news just made 2012 the best year ever. :mrgreen:
Shit,shit,shit,shit! Is it too late to schedule some time off that first week of January to at least get a start on playing the full game?

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Post by kourousx » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:11 am

Congratulations boys and girls!

I hope sometime in 2012, after most of the dust settles, we can see some retrospective posts from most of the devs. (I'm a sucker for any kind of "Making of" documentaries and I love what glimpses into the process we've seen already.)

When you think about it, the story of KS would make an interesting long article, short book or even documentary film. You have a creative team distributed across the planet with different nations, time zones and languages involved. It seems so unlikely a project like yours could survive and create for this long...but it did and I'm sure glad.

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Post by Worthington » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:22 am

I get off of a 21 hour plane trip, get 2 hours of sleep, stand around at a boring ass crowded wedding for 3 hours, then see this.
Everything is worthwhile.
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Post by phailosophy » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:13 am

Woooo Hoooooo

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Post by Sajomir » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:27 am

Drkstrm wrote:
Mirage_GSM wrote:And yes, the translation teams probably won't get the script files before the actual release date.
That sucks. I'd have thought translation teams would get the finalised script when it was... Well, finalised. At least it'd cut the time gap between translation and game release shorter.
And then we'd almost definitely see KS scripts pop up on the internet. Not to diss any of the translation groups, but all it takes is ONE person (see Hollywood movies). Upload something online once and it will be everywhere.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Will be Released on January 4th, 2012

Post by Kazukagi » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:44 am

Wow, it almost feels surreal to have a concrete release date sitting in front of me. Four years of work... I freaking salute you guys for all your trepidation. What are you Devs going to do with all that free time?

Oh, and am I a terrible person if I just emailed work and told them I won't be in Jan 4-6th? :wink:
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Re: Katawa Shoujo Will be Released on January 4th, 2012

Post by Watered-Down » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:48 am

NYAAAAAAAAAAAAAH~

This is good. I just hope the irony gods don't kill me off via hear attack before then.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Will be Released on January 4th, 2012

Post by deadering » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:49 am

We don't care if it's not 2011, honest!
It's coming pretty soon, considering~
Congratulations! <3

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Will be Released on January 4th, 2012

Post by PureLionHeart » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:55 am

Hmmm...Currently debating whether I should dedicate the time to replaying the Act 1 Demo beforehand for the fun of seeing how different it might be in the end.
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