Tokyo Game Show 2016 Guest Schedule

Hello everyone!
With Tokyo Game Show 2016 (September 15-18.) rapidly approaching, we’re happy to announce the final list of guest appearances at our booth. The full list of guests includes Yakiniku Banzai, Orange Juice, LIFE0, Tazigen Clock, Inu to Neko, Muzintou and Shiisanmei!

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You can meet representatives of the circles at our booth, 7-N01 at the above times. Our star guest, Poppo, will also be giving signatures whenever she’s not out and about.

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We also have some super limited badges from various games available at our booth, for those quick enough to visit us each day.

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Hope to see you there!

Fruitbat Factory at Tokyo Game Show 2016

Happy to announce that Fruitbat Factory will be at Tokyo Game Show in 2016!

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You can find us in hall 7, booth 7-N01 – across from the 2K / Take Two Interactive Japan booth, and on the other side of the wall from SEGA booth in hall 8.

The event’s held in the Makuhari Messe convention center and we’ll be there during the regular event hours, 10-17 every day (September 15-16 business days, and September 17-18 public days).

At our booth, we’ll be showcasing our past and future releases (lots of exciting announcements coming this year!)

We’ll also have several guests at our booth, watch this space for more details and schedule!

If you’re in the area, make sure to come say hi to us. Who knows, there might even be some special items to grab!

Fruitbat Factory Reveals Five New Games!

May 13, 2014Fruitbat Factory is happy to announce five new games to be released for English-speaking audiences worldwide on PC (Windows).

Download press release here

Human Tanks: ALTeR
The long-awaited sequel to the original strategy game War of the Human Tanks.

Human Tanks: Limited Operations
The third and final installment in the Human Tanks series with many new challenges.

QP Shooting – Dangerous!!
A bullet hell shooter starring the pudding-loving dog girl QP from 100% Orange Juice.

99 Spirits – Cage of Night
A new adventure starring Saki and Komiya from 99 Spirits alongside new faces.

99 Spirits – Weeping Demon’s Bell
Another 99 Spirits story featuring Waka and Kotetsu in a thrilling web of events.

Fruitbat Factory Reveals Five New Games!Human Tanks – ALTeR
is the much-awaited second installment of the Human Tanks, Charge! series, and sequel to War of the Human Tanks. This time you assume command of the enemy of the first game, the Royal Army, and fight back for all you hold dear!

Human Tanks – Limited Operations
is the last of the three games in the Human Tanks, Charge! series. In contrast to the first two games, Limited Operations has the player complete difficult missions with pre-assigned resources and face up against even harder opponents. War of the Human Tanks was localized by Fruitbat Factory and released worldwide September 2012. The Human Tanks, Charge! series is developed by Yakiniku Banzai!.

“We’ve had players asking for the sequels ever since we originally released War of the Human Tanks – our first game. We are really happy to finally be able to give a favorable response – yes, we will be bringing over the entire Human Tanks series! Many will also be interested to hear that the games will be available on Steam upon release.” says Jakke Elonen, project lead.

QP Shooting – Dangerous!!
is a bullet hell type shoot’em’up starring the pudding-loving dog girl QP, whom you might remember from 100% Orange Juice. Nothing can stand between QP and her pudding – not even difficulty options to reduce the experienced gamer to tears! QP Shooting – Dangerous!! is developed by Orange_Juice. 100% Orange Juice was developed by Orange_Juice and published by Fruitbat Factory in September 2013.

99 Spirits – Cage of Night
stars fan-favorites Saki and Komiya, and adds brand new characters. A story of tragic love and foxes’ games told in visual novel style, the Cage of Night takes place during the events of 99 Spirits storyline and is set in a darker mood than the main story.

99 Spirits – Weeping Demon’s Bell
is another new addition to the 99 Spirits storyline. Within it unfolds a new adventure for Kotetsu and Waka, where a duty Kotetsu undertakes turns out to have unforeseen and dangerous consequences. The two side stories are planned to be released as DLCs to 99 Spirits. 99 Spirits was originally developed by TORaIKI and published worldwide by Fruitbat Factory in May 2013.

We are releasing our third Steam game, 100% Orange Juice, in just a few days, and after that we’ll be putting on the finishing touches for Cage of Night’s release as a 99 Spirits DLC. We are also excited to bring over more of the adorable dog girl QP in the hellish shooter QP Shooting – Dangerous!!. Her quest for pudding seems to never end.” adds Ozhan Sen, graphics and marketing lead.

War of the Human Tanks and 99 Spirits are available on Steam for PC (Windows). The Steam version of 100% Orange Juice is hitting the shelves on May 16 with all-new online multiplayer, HD resolutions support, Steam achievements, stats and trading cards.

To add some music to the celebrations, Sound of the Human Tanks, music collection for the Human Tanks series, and 99 Spirits – Artbook & Soundtrack Pack can be found -50% off on Steam for the duration of this week.

99 Spirits Pre-orders Open

Fruitbat Factory is proud to announce our new project, ‘99 Spirits’ is now available for pre-order! You can read the full press release after the trailer:

99 Spirits revolves around the popular Japanese folklore of Tsukumogami, everyday objects coming alive on their 100th birthday, and features an original battle system where players puzzle out the true identity of the enemy before defeating them.

Features:

  • Work out the true identity of your enemies in a unique battle system
  • Capture enemies, master their skills for battle and use them to solve puzzles on the field
  • Interact with over 40 unique characters and battle over 100 monsters
  • Beautifully detailed art and an atmospheric original soundtrack bring feudal Japan alive
  • Discover multiple unique endings that change based on the player’s actions
  • Dual audio: Toggle between English and Japanese voice

“We’ve tried to make the release the best it can be and listened to feedback from all channels, including Steam Greenlight and IndieGoGo. This has resulted in a number of fine additions such as the option to toggle freely between English and Japanese combat voices.” says Project Lead Jakke Elonen.

99 Spirits will be priced at $14.99.
Its soundtrack will be released simultaneously for $6.99.

Additionally, a Deluxe edition will be available that contains the game’s soundtrack and the original Japanese version bundled in, priced at $19.99.

As a special pre-order bonus, everyone who pre-orders the game will receive the Deluxe edition for the price of the regular edition.

“The Deluxe edition of our previous release War of the Human Tanks turned out far more popular than we anticipated, and we’ve had many people asking whether 99 Spirits will have one available as well, so there was never a question about it. We’ve tried to make the Deluxe edition even more appealing to collectors this time around while providing great value to all players”, explains Ozhan Sen, Marketing Lead.

99 Spirits is now available for pre-order from our homepage, and will soon be following on most major distributors including GamersGate, Desura, Amazon and Green Man Gaming.

99 Spirits is planned to be released on PC (Windows) on May 31st. An official trailer has been released to celebrate this (above). For more information visit the game’s website: http://fruitbatfactory.com/99spirits/ or visit our Twitter, Youtube or Facebook Page.

About us

Fruitbat Factory is an independent localization company focusing on bringing interesting Japanese indie games to English-speaking audiences. We previously released Yakiniku Banzai’s critically acclaimed strategy game War of the Human Tanks in Fall 2012. For more information, visit our homepage at http://www.fruitbatfactory.com/

TORaIKI is an independent Japanese game circle that aims to produce Windows PC titles suitable for gamers of all ages. 99 Spirits is TORaIKI’s first release, published in Japan in August 2012. For more information, visit the developers’ homepage at http://www.toraiki.com/

99 Progress Reports

This weekend our first crowd funding venture, 99 Spirits IndieGoGo campaign ended with great success. It gathered 252% of the funds we set as our goal and even reached to the stretch goal to release the 99 Spirits Fan Disc.

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We can’t thank enough to everyone who helped us along the way to making this a reality.

Currently we are working hard to release the 99 Spirits as soon as possible while preparing the pledge rewards for all the contributors.

You can follow our progress on this by checking our forum. We just started a thread there detailing every step of the process. Check it out by following this link.

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Call to Arms: 99 Spirits

After a long preparation, here it is:

Fruitbat Factory is proud to announce our new project, Puzzle RPG 99 Spirits is doing a simultaneous entrance on IndieGoGo and Steam Greenlight.

99 Spirits, recently released in Japan Fall 2012, is the first RPG produced by the Japanese indie game circle TORaIKI, and is currently being localized for English speaking audiences. 99 Spirits was the recipient of the December 2012 Indie Dev Grant.

The game features an original battle system where players will have to puzzle out the true identify of the enemy before defeating them. 99 Spirits revolves around the real Japanese legends of Tsukumogami, where everyday objects come alive on their 100th birthday.

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We are actively seeking the community’s support for the ongoing localization on IndieGoGo and for the game’s Steam release on Greenlight. “We truly appreciate the support of everyone interested in playing more unique Japanese PC games in English to help fund our current project and ongoing work. We are doing what we love and will continue to do so even if no funding is made available. We are doing this to gauge popular demand and to cover some of our immediate project expenses in the hopes of making a timely release possible so that we may continue creating interesting titles in the near future.” explains project lead Jakke Elonen.

30% of all the proceeds of a successful campaign will go to the original Japanese developer of the game, TORaIKI, giving fans a unique chance to support both the localization and original developer directly. Fans of the genre will also be able to enjoy exclusive items for their early support of the game including t-shirts, posters and a sneak peak of the game before it’s available to the public.

The project also offers all kinds of cool rewards for the pledgers, including t-shirts, posters, an artbook, a special boxed collector’s edition and a dakimakura.

99 Spirits will also be making it’s debut on Steam Greenlight. “Every independent developer faces the day they must enter the arena known as Steam Greenlight. For 99 Spirits, today is that day,” says Yoshifumi Ishii, the game’s translator. “Go to the game’s Greenlight page to check it out, and vote for it if you like what you see. Tell your friends. That’s all we can ask of anyone.

99 Spirits is planned to be released on PC (Windows) in Spring 2013.

Additionally , our homepage has had a Downloads section added with trailers, screenshots and more!

Favorite Tanks

Today we decided to take a break from translating the game and conduct a survey to see what people like best about War of the Human Tanks, instead. Here are some responses from random passersby (names have been altered to respect their privacy):

J*kke
For me, the twisted humor in War of the Human Tanks really hits the spot. I instantly fell in love with the name of the game – I mean, human tanks, anyone? The rest didn’t disappoint once I played it, either. Using Shock Tanks to carry self-destructing messages? Rewarding the pitiable tanks with cola for a bloody battle? Protagonist’s complete disregard for orderly behavior? I absolutely love it. There’s nary an episode that hasn’t managed to wring at the very least a wry grin out of me. Since most of my time is spent working on the script, I can very much appreciate the humor in it.
And I must add, Heshiko‘s distressed face is especially cute… if you know what I mean!


O*han
I don’t know if you ever played the game Battleship but the way you make blind shots while trying to guess at the enemy’s location in Human Tanks reminds me of Battleship in a positive way, especially when you are dealing with units larger than a single hex.

I also love customizing my units and how this changes the whole experience, oftentimes in funny ways. For example, I have this Hikari model tank that hits an immense area when she attacks with the Shooting Area +1 module I had her equip. I also wanted her to be fast, so I equipped her second slot with a Modem, increasing her speed by one. But because her range isn’t long enough to compensate, whenever she fires she hits herself as well. Luckily she occupies four hexes, so she won’t kill herself if I’m careful, but she’s also helping the enemy take her down making this a double edged sword, a very silly one at that.

Y*shifumi
This game is stupid! I can’t get any work done because I just keep playing it. It’s horrible!!

T*ny
I’ve had a blast with the game’s story. The supposed seriousness of warfare is contradicted by the wacky antics of the 4th Armored Corps in such an innocuous manner one can’t help but laugh. The scenario’s has just the right balance between battles and dialogue to constantly keep me entertained. Oh, and the soundtrack always gets me rockin’ along!

M*ry
Theres something really satisfying about the battle preparation in WOHT, spending supplies to upgrade and assemble my human tanks, then strategically deploying them on the battlefield. I spend a good chunk of my time when I play the game just thinking about my strategy, considering my options, and putting together my personalized army for each battle.