War of the Human Tanks – Limited Operations began!

War of the Human Tanks - Limited Operations (white stroke)Pick up your rifle and jump right in! The third and final part of the War of the Human Tanks trilogy is now available on Steam!

 
Limited Operations features over 50 missions with enough challenge for even veteran Command Tanks.

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The original soundtrack of Limited Operations, Sound of the Human – LO, is also available in the store, alongside War of the Human Tanks Complete Collection Steam Bundle which gives collectors an easy way to complete their trilogy.

Magical Eyes – Red is for Anguish Release Date Announced!

Independent game publisher Fruitbat Factory is proud to announce that POMERA Studios’ mystery visual novel Magical Eyes – Red is for Anguish will be released on Steam on March 30.

Magical Eyes – Red is for Anguish is a thrilling mystery story revolving around a series of unfathomable incidents in a town, brought to life with gorgeous artwork.

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Synopsis
In the middle of the night on a certain day of April 201X, the right arm of the owner of a general store is chopped off in the backyard of his own store. Even though he claims that the perpetrator is a ‘doll’ that was kept in the store, his words carry little weight due to the lack of other witnesses.

The doll and the detached arm are gone from the scene of crime.

“Like a light too strong may burn out one’s retinas, so too can supernatural entities be toxic to humans. Even should they take on the invisible form of one’s emotions.”

Features

  • Gorgeous illustrations by a skilled, experienced illustrator
  • Story painted in vivid colors by talented voice actors/actresses and musicians
  • Map-based scene selection
  • A reasoning system that unlocks bonus content upon successful answers

The Steam release of Magical Eyes – Red is for Anguish will be priced at $14.99. The game will include Steam Trading Cards, Achievements, and Cloud support. The game’s opening and screenshots can be viewed on the Steam page.

Working on Magical Eyes, we could feel the passion POMERA Studios has poured into the game over the several years it took to create, and we’ve wanted to reciprocate that and meet the fans’ expectations. That’s why we’ve put special effort into fine tuning the visual look of the game, to give it all the polish we can.” says Jakke Elonen, Project Lead.

Magical Eyes – Red is for Anguish is available for pre-order with a 10% discount from the official Fruitbat Factory store.

For more information, business enquiries  and to be included in the press release and review mailing lists, contact Fruitbat Factory at info@fruitbatfactory.com.

100% Orange Juice – Sham & Sherry Character Pack Now Live!

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Now available – Sham & Sherry Character Pack adds 2 new playable characters from Orange Juice’s games. The much anticipated Sham from Sora makes her appearance alongside the laid-back Sherry, the first extra character from Flying Red Barrel.

Sham & Sherry Character Pack includes:
Sham (Sora):
HP: 4
Attack: -1
Defense: +1
Evasion: +1

Hyper (EVENT): Delta Field
All other units receive the following effect until your next turn: All dice rolls will be 1.

Sherry (Flying Red Barrel):
HP: 5
Attack: +1
Defense: +1
Evasion: +1
(Special) Enemy always goes first. If the enemy is Sherry, ignore this effect.

Hyper (EVENT): Whimsical Windmill
Fight all other players in order. The enemy goes first. During battle, gain Evasion +1.

Also, version 1.10 ~Little War~ is now live!

Changes:

  • When using a card in battle, you can no longer see the card disappear from the player’s hand before the battle starts.
  • Redesigned Deck Creation menu to display cards on mouseover in a larger and easier to read size.
  • Redesigned unit selection in Deck Creation and Avatar screens to a single selection pop-up.
  • Consequent Warp Move and Move panel re-rolls are now limited to a maximum of 5.
  • Waylaid achievement condition changed to KO’ing one opponent while using Ambush (down from 2).
  • The central deck now displays the current chapter count.
  • Reworked the deck saving buttons on Deck Creation screen.

    Fixes:

  • Fullscreen no longer flickers in Windows 10.
  • NPC unit cards now display as ‘Player’ instead of ‘Enemy’ cards.
  • Warp/Warp Move panels now correctly take you to any other Warp/Warp move panel.
  • Changed Sweet Guardian card type from EVENT to BOOST.
  • Various consistency fixes in card descriptions.
  • Fixed a bug where characters without a hyper card of their own drawing a hyper from deck would remove it from play.
  • Fixed the shop icon for Kae’s basic color pack.
  • CPU can no longer pick multiple Tomomos if Unique option is on.

    Balance:

  • Kae now gains +Attack for all -Defense even when defending.
  • President’s Privilege card effect now lasts 2 chapters, up from one.
  • Krila now has -1 Defense (down from 0).
  • Plushie Master now heals for 2 HP (up from 1) and sets traps on 3-5 panels, depending on map size (up from 3).
  • Subspace Tunnel now creates 4-6 Warp Move panels, depending on map size (up from 4).
  • Present for You now causes players with a full hand to draw 1 card.
  • Effects that would overlap (such as Extraordinary Specs, Lonely Chariot) now act according to the effect last applied.

War of the Human Tanks – Limited Operations Commencing on Steam!

October 28, 2015– The thrilling conclusion to the trilogy is coming! Independent game publisher Fruitbat Factory is proud to announce the third part of Yakiniku Banzai!’s critically acclaimed War of the Human Tanks trilogy, War of the Human Tanks – Limited Operations is coming to Steam and other distributors this winter.

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Fifty years since Human Tanks were first developed…

The land of Japon has been split in two and thrown into war by two nations, the Empire of Japon and the Kingdom of Japon, who use biological weapons known as “€?Human Tanks” to fight their war. But now the war between these two has turned into a proxy war between the Human Tanks themselves.

Our hero, Yatarou Shirahase, acting as an officer in the Imperial army, is dispatched on a mission to subjugate the Human Tanks. He must now battle an enemy of the same make as his own beloved company of Human Tanks.

Key features:

  • Over 50 missions with strategic, semi real-time battles
  • Countless cute Human Tanks to battle with and against
  • Replay missions at any time to improve your rank
  • English localisation will feature hand-drawn battle backgrounds and an improved user interface

Limited Operations is designed so that no previous knowledge of the series is required to hop in. Old fans will find delightful details as they make new acquaintances and reunite with old friends.” says Jakke Elonen, Project Lead.

War of the Human Tanks – Limited Operations will come priced at $9.99. The game will include Steam Trading Cards, Achievements and other Steam features. The game’s opening and screenshots can be viewed on the Steam page.

War of the Human Tanks – Limited Operations is now available for pre-order at the official Fruitbat Factory store. As a special pre-order bonus, all pre-orders will receive War of the Human Tanks – Limited Operations: Unlimited Edition (normal price: $12.99) for the price of the regular edition. The Unlimited Edition includes the game’s soundtrack, Sound of the Human Tanks – LO.

For more information, business enquiries and to be included in the press release and review mailing lists, contact Fruitbat Factory at info@fruitbatfactory.com.

Download Press Kit with screenshots here

Fruitbat Factory announces Magical Eyes – Red is for Anguish!

September 10, 2015– Independent game publisher Fruitbat Factory is proud to announce POMERA Studios’ mystery visual novel Magical Eyes – Red is for Anguish. The game will be released on Steam for Windows PC this winter.

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Magical Eyes – Red is for Anguish is a thrilling mystery story revolving around a series of unfathomable incidents in a town, brought to life with gorgeous artwork.

“I was in love the moment I saw the artwork, even before seeing the opening animation. I had to play this game and after reading more about it, we couldn’t resist bringing it to worldwide audiences.” says Ozhan Sen, Art Lead.

Synopsis

In the middle of the night on a certain day of April 201X, the right arm of the owner of a general store is chopped off in the backyard of his own store. Even though he claims that the perpetrator is a ‘doll’ that was kept in the store, his words carry little weight due to the lack of other witnesses.

The doll and the detached arm are gone from the scene of crime.

“Like a light too strong may burn out one’s retinas, so too can supernatural entities be toxic to humans.

Even should they take on the invisible form of one’s emotions.”

This is a mystery story about bizarre incidents unfolding around a town, intermingled with a complicated mixture of human intentions.

Steam Release Information

The Steam release of Magical Eyes – Red is for Anguish will include Steam Trading Cards, Achievements, Cloud support and other Steam features. The game’s opening and first screenshots can be viewed on the Steam page.

I’m excited that we have a chance to bring Red is for Anguish onto Steam. So much love has gone into making this amazing game, and it really shows. Fans of mystery won’t be disappointed!adds Jakke Elonen, Project Lead.

For more information, business enquiries  and to be included in the press release and review mailing lists, contact Fruitbat Factory at info@fruitbatfactory.com.

About POMERA Studios

Developer of original Japanese version (Homepage)

POMERA Studios is an independent Japanese game developer. They create games with the policy of leaving players smiling.

Download Press Kit with screenshots here

100% Orange Juice – Alte & Kyoko Character Pack Hits Steam

August 10, 2015– Independent game publisher Fruitbat Factory is proud to announce version 1.9.8. of 100% Orange Juice, which adds a new DLC on Steam. 100% Orange Juice – Alte & Kyoko Character Pack adds 2 new playable characters from developer Orange Juice’s games. Alte makes her appearance as the first DLC character from Sora alongside the long-awaited cool beauty, Kyoko from Suguri.

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100% Orange Juice is a digital multiplayer board game populated by developer Orange Juice’s all-star cast. Characters from Suguri series, QP Shooting series, Flying Red Barrel and Sora come together with all-new characters to duke it out… with dice.

Character Pack includes:

  • Alte from ‘Sora’
  • Kyoko from ‘Suguri’
  • New, unique Hyper Cards for both characters to bring chaos to the battlefield with!
  • New music tracks play as Alte & Kyoko’s themes

The new characters are designed by Orange Juice’s original staff for the game’s English Steam release, with character and card artwork by Hono.

Alte & Kyoko Character Pack is released alongside 100% Orange Juice version 1.9.8. which adds a slew of new features, including Windowed Fullscreen mode and two new Field Events. Full patch notes can be read on the Steam Community page.

100% Orange Juice – Krila & Kae Character Pack comes priced at $1.99, with a -25% launch discount for the first week. All other 100% Orange Juice titles are also available at discounts up to 66% during the currently active Steam Japanese Indie Games Festival event.

For more information, business enquiries and to be included in the press release and review mailing lists, contact Fruitbat Factory at info@fruitbatfactory.com.

Download Press Kit with screenshots here

 

Steam’s getting 200% Mixed!

Independent game publisher Fruitbat Factory is proud to announce their next release, developer Orange Juice’s old-school RPG adventure, 200% Mixed Juice! is coming soon to Steam and other distributors.

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200% Mixed Juice! is the 10th Anniversary game of Orange Juice, an old school RPG featuring a 200% mix of Orange Juice characters. Assume control of the “Sleeping Princess” and embark on an epic quest that spans worlds.

200% Mixed Juice! brings together the massive cast of characters from the last 10 years of Orange Juice’s games. Even Poppo may make an appearance! There will definitely be something for every fan.” says Jakke Elonen, Project Lead.

Game features:

  • Over 80 unique characters to befriend and do battle with
  • Cutting-edge graphics to amaze your friends and neighbors with
  • A stunning digital soundtrack
  • Online multiplayer

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200% Mixed Juice! will come priced at $6.99. The game will include Steam Trading Cards, Achievements and other Steam features. A teaser trailer for the game can be seen on the Steam page.

200% Mixed Juice! is available for pre-order at the official Fruitbat Factory store with a -10% discount.

For more information, business enquiries and to be included in the press release and review mailing lists, contact Fruitbat Factory at info@fruitbatfactory.com.

Fruitbat Factory, Ltd

English version developer (Homepage, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Youtube)

Fruitbat Factory is an independent localisation house focusing on bringing interesting Japanese games to English-speaking audiences.

Orange Juice

Developer of original Japanese version (Homepage)

Orange Juice is an independent Japanese game circle known for their quirky shoot ’em ups. Developer of the popular online boardgame, 100% Orange Juice.

Download Press Kit with screenshots here

100% Orange Juice gets 2 new characters

June 12, 2015– Independent game publisher Fruitbat Factory is proud to announce the release of a new DLC for 100% Orange Juice on Steam. 100% Orange Juice – Krila & Kae Character Pack adds 2 new playable characters from developer Orange_Juice’s games – Krilaralis and Kae.

100% Orange Juice is a digital multiplayer board game populated by developer Orange_Juice’s all-star cast. Characters from Suguri series, QP Shooting series, Flying Red Barrel and Sora come together with all-new characters to duke it out… with dice.

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Character Pack includes:

  • Krilalaris from ‘QP shooting – Dangerous!!’
  • Kae from ‘Suguri’
  • New, unique Hyper Cards for both characters to bring chaos to the battlefield with!
  • New music tracks play as Krila & Kae’s themes

The new characters are designed by Orange_Juice’s original staff for the game’s English Steam release, with character and hyper card art by Hono.

100% Orange Juice – Krila & Kae Character Pack comes priced at $1.99, with a -25% launch discount for the first week. All other 100% Orange Juice titles are also available at discounts up to 66% during the currently active Steam Summer Sale event.

For more information, business enquiries  and to be included in the press release and review mailing lists, contact Fruitbat Factory at info@fruitbatfactory.com.

100% Orange Juice v2.0 ~The Poppoing~ Preview

After weeks of extensive testing, we are proud to finally introduce our upcoming patch 2.0 for 100% Orange Juice.

In many ways, as befits the version number, this build finally encompasses our vision of how we always wanted 100% Orange Juice to be.

Changes:

– Added a new boss character, Big Poppo. Big Poppo has a 10x Player Level chance of appearing for non-Poppo players in place of another boss when encountering one on any map. Any stars lost to Big Poppo will be distributed between Poppo players in the game.

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– Added a new map: Poppo Paradise. On Poppo Paradise, all CPU characters will be Poppos. Poppo Paradise replaces all previous starting maps.

– Added a new field effect: Poppogeddon. Every 6 turns, all non-Poppo players are assaulted by Big Poppo. Poppogeddon has a 50% chance to steal another field event’s place when not chosen for the map.

– Added a new panel: P-panel. If a Poppo lands on P-panel, they will cast Ubiquitous on all non-Poppo players in turn (they do not need to carry Ubiquitous). If a non-Poppo player lands on P-panel, all Poppos in the game cast Ubiquitous on them.

– Using Ubiquitous on Kai now steals their player’s credit card info, instead of their wallet as previously.

Fixes:

– Corrected the tooltip for Ubiquitous to reflect the actual effect. New description: “Move to target unit’s panel. In addition, steal 10% x their level of their player’s soul.”

Barring any technical difficulties, version 2.0 ~The Poppoing~ will roll out on Steam very shortly. We are very excited to see the reception.