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 Guest Poster » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:53 pm

A quality translation can easily take between 6 months and a year. Rewriting a game/novel into another language is a massive and time-consuming task.

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

Post by Aren't B » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:29 pm

Holy Shit I am so happy right now, thank you guys so much!

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

Post by V2Blast » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:13 pm

Party time!

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Pie is delicious.

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

Post by Crapping Pants in Texas » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:22 pm

You know, between work and school I have very little time to myself most days. And at least half of the hour I have to just sit, I spend catching up on my favorite sites. The devblog has been my homepage for years, and after the 4th I'll gladly spend my precious hour with KS. I hate my job (only day off for me in the coming weeks is the 25th) and my classes are boring, but knowing we're less than three weeks from release will give me something to look forward to.

4LS has done something that everyone said would never happen. They have suffered through trials and hardships we can only imagine to make this moment possible, and (if the blog is any indication) they've used the experience to grow in spite of naysayers, half-assed commitments and a rabid fanbase driving them up the wall every other day.

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"These are great days we're livin' bros. We're jolly fanboy giants sittin' at home on computers. When we get done playing Katawa Shoujo, we're gonna' miss not having any VNs around worth playin'."

And since this dead horse hasn't been beaten enough for my liking: ALL HAIL 4LS! CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK!

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

Post by Sleet » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:39 pm

...HHHHNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGG.

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

Post by Saraquill » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:36 pm

Wow. I know I got into the fandom later than many, but still, I've waited so long that it's hard to believe that a date has been set and everything.

Now to send all the developers a bottle of champagne...

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

Post by Sluna » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:49 pm

Holy fuck, that day is my birthday.

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Post by MisterLurker » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:59 pm

I came from the internet to say "Job Well Done."

*Fades back into the shadows*

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

Post by Wheelchair-chan » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:30 pm

yoshipartout wrote:
Khantalas wrote:
yoshipartout wrote:It will be in French ? Or just in English?
The initial release will only be in English. The translations will come later (I assume this is to avoid spoiling the game for the translation teams or anyone they might tell).
How many days/weeks/months need to translate it?

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Ask http://kawasoft.fr/ , they're in charge of it
(It will most probably be months)

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

Post by Saika » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:20 pm

I haven't been on the forum in a while, but i couldn't resist posting a thank you when I saw the blog post. Thanks, devs, and thanks to anyone who even remotely helped this project. And now we wait...

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

Post by Guest » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:05 pm

Wow. Just wow. This is a great day. Totally offset my Jury Duty Summons :D! I'll definitely have to halt my Umineko playthrough for this. Thanks you once again for all your hard work and patience. Pray tell, what's your next endeavor :D?

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

Post by blackrising » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:10 pm

I have LITERALLY spent the last minute gasping for breath. I can't believe it's going to be released soon. I can't believe I'll get to play it before school starts again. I can't believe it!
(Granted, my PC won't be able to handle it, but thank the gods for my netbook!)

*breathes in deeply*

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

Post by Mirage_GSM » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:55 pm

It's astonishing how many people's birthday is on or around Jan 4th...
yoshipartout wrote:
Khantalas wrote:
yoshipartout wrote:[How many days/weeks/months need to translate it?
Depends on the efforts of the translation team. As far as I am aware, only one of the translations is actually "official" and answerable to 4LS. The others have the blessing of 4LS, but I don't know whether 4LS can check their progress (or correctness).
Which translation is it official?
All the translations that have been included in the demo of Act I are official - or Delta wouldn't have put them in - it's just that the Italian one is the only one done by a member of the dev team.
As for the time for translation it depends on the size and organization of the respective translation team. Speaking for the German team, though, I can say that we're going for quality, not speed. So I'll take a page out of the dev's book and say "When it's done."
And yes, the translation teams probably won't get the script files before the actual release date.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo Will be Released on January 4th, 2012

Post by Drkstrm » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:10 pm

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.

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

Post by dividerofzero » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:47 pm

SWEET! cant wait!

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