ManaCollect Is Coming to Steam!

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Download Press Kit with screenshots hereMarch 17, 2015– Independent game publisher Fruitbat Factory is proud to announce their next release, developer Tazigen Clock’s Action/Puzzle game ManaCollect is coming soon to Steam and other distributors.

ManaCollect is an action packed take on the classic game of Minesweeper. Two contestants compete on a grid based arena to collect hidden mana by following numbered hints and unleash special attacks to drain their opponents mana.

We love games with a unique tactical twist. When we saw ManaCollect, we thought this game is right up our alley. We’re happy to have a chance to bring this cute but intensive game to players worldwide.says Jakke Elonen, Project Lead.

Game features:

  • 4-chapter single player storyline
  • 10 playable characters
  • 4 difficulty settings
  • 2-Player local multiplayer
  • Dungeon and Tournament modes

ManaCollect will come priced at $6.99. The game will include Steam Trading Cards, Achievements and other Steam features. Game trailer can be seen on the Steam page.

“I see ManaCollect as an interesting mix of Minesweeper and fighting games. Instead of casually figuring out the locations of mana spots, now you have to run through the numbers as fast as you can before your opponents gets ahead and gathers enough mana to unleash her devastating attacks.” adds Ozhan Sen, Art Lead.

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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.

Tazigen Clock
Developer of original Japanese version (Homepage)
Tazigen Clock is an independent Japanese game developer. ManaCollect is their first release.

SOURCE:  Fruitbat Factory

100% Orange Juice v1.9 Hits Steam with Mixed Booster Pack

100% Orange Juice - Mixed Booster Pack
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March 9, 2015– Independent game publisher Fruitbat Factory is proud to announce the release of a new card expansion DLC for 100% Orange Juice on Steam. The new Booster Pack adds 11 new game cards designed for advanced players. The pack comes together with the release of game version 1.9, which adds several other new features.

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.

This is something we’ve been asked for since releasing 100% Orange Juice on Steam. It’s the biggest single content update we’ve made since release. The 11 new cards will allow for countless new ways to impress and frustrate your friends.” says Jakke Elonen, Project Lead.

Mixed Booster Pack includes 11 new game cards (3 rare, 4 uncommon, 4 common) designed by Junpyon and Hono of Orange_Juice. The cards of the set can be purchased from the in-game shop and used in both single and multiplayer. As usual, all cards in a multiplayer game can be used by all players via the center deck, even if they do not own the DLC.

Other version 1.9 features include 3 new Maps – Night Flight, Clover, and Farm, 1 new Panel type, 2 new Field Events and other additional improvements for players to enjoy.

100% Orange Juice – Mixed Booster Pack comes priced at $1.99, with a -25% launch discount for the first week. 100% Orange Juice and the two previous character packs can also be purchased at -50% for a week.

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“With this update we’re adding a ton of new elements to spice up 100% Orange Juice’s already zany gameplay. Alongside the cards, the new fields and events should bring new twists for even the most experienced fans. Working on the additions has been very rewarding and I can’t wait to see the community trying them out. ” adds Tony Blomqvist, Lead Programmer.

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.

SOURCE:  Fruitbat Factory

99 Spirits – Weeping Demon’s Bell Now on Steam!

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99 Spirits - Weeping Demon's BellFebruary 24, 2015. Fruitbat Factory is happy to announce the release of our third and final DLC for 99 Spirits: 99 Spirits – Weeping Demon’s Bell. The game is available today.

Weeping Demon’s Bell is the second side story for 99 Spirits, told in the Visual Novel style, similar to Cage of Night.

As our first Steam release, 99 Spirits has a special place in our hearts. We are happy to have had the rare chance to localise all the available bonus content for the game as well. With Weeping Demon’s Bell, the 99 Spirits collection is now truly complete. ” says Jakke Elonen, Project Lead.

Synopsis
Rumors of someone collecting swords and kidnapping girls have reached the young blacksmith Kotetsu and his childhood friend Waka. A cryptic new Tsukumogami lurks in the night. Meanwhile, a darkness grows within Kotetsu as he is drawn into one battle after another.

When an invitation to entertain a nobleman arrives to Waka, the two are drawn into a test of their true nature. Can the two unveil the identity of their real enemy before it’s too late?

99 Spirits Drama Theater includes three bonus stories

Little Hanabusa: A story about Hanabusa, who turned back into a child from a little happening. While Komiya runs around trying to find a cure, Gijin happens across her. What will Gijin do, finding Hanabusa turned into a child?

Saki’s Present: The weasels have become upset because Saki seems to not be paying them much attention lately. She seems to be doing something in secret, but just what is the truth behind the matter?

Komiya’s Medicine Hunt: A story about Komiya trying to save Hanabusa after she suddenly collapses during an expedition. After learning of Hanabusa’s plight, the five gods pledge their support, but…

Demon’s Bell gave us a chance to explore Kotetsu, Waka and their relationship further and have new adventures as we bring our 99 Spirits journey to a conclusion. Hope you have enjoyed it as much as we did.“ says Ozhan Sen, Art Lead.

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The game is released on Steam and other leading digital distributors on February 23th. The retail price is $4.99, with a -10% launch week discount.  Additionally, a 99 Spirits – Complete Collection will be made available for $27.99, including 99 Spirits, Artbook & Soundtrack Pack, Cage of Night and Weeping Demon’s Bell.

For more information, business inquiries  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 localization house focusing on bringing interesting Japanese indie games to English-speaking audiences.

TORaIKI
Original Japanese version developer (Homepage)
TORaIKI is an independent Japanese game circle that aims to produce Windows PC titles suitable for gamers of all ages.

War of the Human Tanks – ALTeR Now on Steam!

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February 13, 2015. Fruitbat Factory is happy to announce the release of our fifth game on Steam: War of the Human Tanks – ALTeR. The game is available today.

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Human Tanks – ALTeR is the second installment of the War of the Human Tanks 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!

I always liked the Royal Tank designs of the original game and ALTeR lets you have them all – and I mean ALL. Playing on the other side, you discover a whole range of new characters, while still having some familiar faces along too.“ says Ozhan Sen, Art Lead.

Synopsis

War of the Human Tanks is a story driven strategy game with a gameplay reminiscent of Battleship and Chess, featuring a story of war, loyalty, sacrifice and human shaped tanks.

Following the events of the first War of the Human Tanks, the land of Japon is in chaos, with the embers of the war between the Kingdom of Japon and the Empire of Japon still burning bright, as new factions emerge onto the battlefield.

Assume control of Alter Matsuyukishiro and lead the Matsuyukishiro Company of the Royal Army on a mission to eliminate a traitor to the Kingdom. But not all is as it seems in this war. When the guns fall silent, is tragedy all that awaits?

Key Features

  • Over 100 missions to conquer
  • Over 250 Human Tanks to battle, develop, build and recruit
  • More than 50 modules to develop and customize your army with
  • Keep your units and resources in New Game+ to tackle even greater challenges
  • English localization features hand-drawn battle backgrounds and an improved user interface

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Includes three free DLC

War of the Human Tanks – ALTeR comes with the three DLC created by Yakiniku Banzai for the original Japanese release built in – Blue, Black, and White. Delve deep into the Great Cavern of Mt. Fuji and tackle ever more impossible odds in over 90 extra stages, and reveal more about the history of all Human Tanks!

In addition, players who have completed War of the Human Tanks may import their save to unlock a special bonus unit in ALTeR!

I’m particularly excited to see player responses to the Great Cavern of Fuji. It’s big. Main campaign might take up to 10 hours, for the Cavern we’re talking about 50+. There’s so much to see and do and learn. I think it will surprise those who venture there.“ explains Jakke Elonen, Project Lead.

The game is released on Steam and other leading digital distributors on February 13th. The retail price is $12.99, with a -10% launch week discount.  Additionally, a War of the Human Tanks – ALTeR – Royal Edition will be made available for $19.99, including the game and the 90-track OST, Sound of the Human Tanks.

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For more information, business inquiries  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 localization house focusing on bringing interesting Japanese indie games to English-speaking audiences.

Yakiniku Banzai!

Original Japanese version developer (Homepage)

Yakiniku Banzai! is an independent Japanese game circle best known for their ‘War of the Human Tanks’ series.

100% Orange Christmas

100% Orange Juice 1.8.2. Now Live

Christmas event is on!
-A new map, White Winter, is now available! Log in during the holiday season to immediately unlock it!
-Everyone can play as your favorite Santa while the event is active.
-Giving presents to good boys and girls may grant you a special reward befitting the season!

Other changes in version 1.8.2. :

Fixes:
-Fixed a bug where map list would not show the correct map if player did not have all maps unlocked
-Fixed a bug where campaign would crash after dialogue if avatar was set to Rad Poppo skin.
-Fixed a crash when randoming Kyousuke or Saki with Halloween skin in deck selection.

Balance:
-Saki’s Big Bang Bell Now has a radius of 2 (5×5 squares), up from 1.
-Kyousuke now has -1 Attack (up from -2).
-Kyousuke’s Cast Off now costs 10 stars (down from 20) and requires Norma level 2 (down from 3).

Saki & Kyousuke Character Pack Now Available!

Saki & Kyousuke Character Pack
Saki & Kyousuke Character Pack for 100% Orange Juice is now available with a -25% launch discount!
Includes:
•    Kyousuke from ‘QP shooting – Dangerous!!’
•    Saki from ‘Suguri’
•    New, unique Hyper Cards for both characters to bring chaos to the battlefield with!
•    New music tracks play as Saki & Kyousuke’s themes

With the addition of two new fan-requested characters from Orange_Juices popular titles, the total playable characters in 100% Orange Juice rise to 23.

Both of 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.
Music by Studio Murasato and M-ART.
6 new Achievements have been added for the new characters.

Saki has come up as a frequent fan favorite in character requests, and she brings something totally new to the game with a never-before seen Trap Hyper. We have also received many requests for the enigmatic Kyousuke, and he comes with a unique twist players of QP Shooting – Dangerous!! will know to anticipate.

D is for Dangerous!!

We are happy to announce that a very special, fan-requested bonus is coming for QP Shooting – Dangerous!!.

QPD unlock

All owners of upcoming shoot’em’up QP Shooting – Dangerous!! will unlock a free bonus character in 100% Orange Juice on Steam.

QP (Dangerous version) is an original character designed by Orange_Juice, with art by Hono. She’s a re-imagining of QP as she appears in her signature game QP Shooting – Dangerous!!, with new abilities and a hyper card. Can anyone resist her energetic cuteness?

As we are excited to make another great game by Orange_Juice available to gamers worldwide, we felt this was a great opportunity to connect the games of the popular franchise more closely. The new character is prepared in cooperation with Orange_Juice, exclusively for the game’s Steam release.

QP (Dangerous) will be available for play in 100% Orange Juice immediately upon activating QP Shooting – Dangerous!! on Steam. She does not replace QP, but adds a separate playable character. QP Shooting – Dangerous!! is set for November 14 release, and preorders are now open at the Fruitbat Factory homepage.

Requires 100% Orange Juice base game to play.

Syura & Nanako Character Pack DLC Now Live!

Syura & Nanako Character Pack

A new DLC is now available for 100% Orange Juice!
Syura & Nanako Character Pack includes:
•    Nanako from the ‘Suguri’ game series
•    Syura from ‘QP shooting’ game series
•    New Hyper Cards for both new characters to wreak havoc with!
•    New music tracks play as Nanako & Syura’s themes

Both of 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.

6 new Achievements have been added to celebrate the new characters.

The DLC is priced at $1.99, with a -25% release discount for a week. In addition, 100% Orange Juice can be purchased at -58% this week!

Version 1.7 “Dangerous Pudding” Now Live!

Version 1.7 Now Live

Changes:
– Added VAC support for multiplayer. VAC banned users will only be able to play with each other.

– Added Avatar customization:
A new tab called “Avatar” has been added under Player Info. It allows player to choose any of their unlocked characters and customize them with color options they have unlocked. This avatar is used in all their menus, and on the multiplayer lobby screen.

– New character hair colors added:
4 new hair colors have been added for each regular character (not the unlockable NPC/boss characters). One of them can be unlocked for each by playing 10 multiplayer games with said character. 3 others can be acquired as drops from multiplayer games.

– Players can now save custom Decks:
A deck wheel with 3 numbers and a save button has been added on the deck screen. To use it, create the deck you want and press “S”, then any of the three slots to save the deck. 3 different decks can be saved for each character to allow for maximum customization and fine tuning. Create your ultimate decks!

– New difficulty settings added:
Campaign screen now has an option to choose from 3 difficulty levels: Casual, Normal and Extreme. Each episode is marked with a different colored crown to signify the difficulty with which you have cleared it (Green – Casual, Red – Normal, Purple – Extreme). Clearing a map again at a higher difficulty upgrades your clear level.
*Normal is the original campaign difficulty setting.
*Casual difficulty gives all CPU characters regular rolls, considerably lowering the difficulty. Note: does not unlock campaign Achievements.
*Extreme difficulty is for those seeking the ultimate challenge. Prepare to lose your sanity as Poppo hammers you to the ground. Doesn’t give any special reward, though.

– Added Field Event customization:
Field events for each map can now be freely changed in Free Play.
Added Random option for field events in Free Play: this will random any non-duplicate field event (or possibly ‘no event’, if Poppo steals it).

-Voice C volume has been raised to bring it on the same level with other voices.

– Menu performance has been optimized, resulting in shorter loading times when moving between menus. The game may initially load slightly longer.

– Renamed Schiff Robot to Shifu Robot.

Balance:
– All Trap Cards now have 0 cost, allowing for more flexible play with them and removing the issue of experienced players being able to tell from the card’s cost what each trap is when it is played.

Fixes:
– Fixed some card descriptions/quotes that were getting clipped