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.

 

War of the Human Tanks – ALTeR Now on Steam!

Download Press Kit with screenshots here

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.

D is for Dangerous!!

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

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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.

100% Orange Juice Fan Art Contest Winners Announced!

The fan art contest gathered a total of 63 amazing entries, and the jury had a very hard time choosing the cream of the crop.  Because the top was so evenly matched, in the end we decided to expand our promised rewards.

In a tie for first place we have these two artworks (click for full size):

100% Orange Juice Idols by Kulastarol

100% Orange Juice Idols by Kulastarol

That Little Thief by Echo

That Little Thief by Echo

A QP Shooting – Dangerous!! Limited edition t-shirt goes out to the winners, together with a 4-pack of 100% Orange Juice and a copy of QP Shooting – Dangerous!!

And in shared second place we have these two entries:

Playing Fernet by Silicoid Ambassador

Playing Fernet by Silicoid Ambassador

My Neighbor Poppo by WUR

My Neighbor Poppo by WUR

A 4-pack of 100% Orange Juice will go out to the winners, together with a copy of QP Shooting – Dangerous!!

And lastly, because we were so thoroughly impressed by the art entries, instead of a single third place entry, everyone who entered a valid entry to the contest will be receiving  a copy of QP Shooting – Dangerous!! once it is released!

A full gallery of all the fan art submissions can be seen here as well as in the Artwork section on Steam! What’s your favorite?

For the purpose of handing out the rewards, we would ask all participants (with an image in the gallery above) to add echoMateria[Fruitbat Factory] to their friend list on Steam and message him to get sorted.

New Stories for 99 Spirits

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99 Spirits – Cage of Night is now available for the first time in English. It is the first of the two side stories to PC Puzzle RPG 99 Spirits, giving you a chance to know more of the fan favourite support characters. We are releasing Cage of Night directly on Steam as a DLC to 99 Spirits, and it includes both English and Japanese versions of the game.

The game 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 is set during the events of 99 Spirits storyline and is set in a darker mood than the main story.

Additionally, it features six Mini Scenarios with in-between scenes from 99 Spirits that will bring a smile to your face and a Developer Symposium with commentary by TORaIKI, 99 Spirits’ creators to tell you where and how this all started.

99 Spirits – Cage of Night was a successful stretch goal on the 99 Spirits IndieGoGo project.

99 Spirits – Cage of Night is available with a -10% launch discount on Steam

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.

The Devil’s in the Details

A while back we started working on 100% Orange Juice’s Steam features. It all started with adding achievements.

Tony, our programmer, is head over heels for Steam API, so after that he started getting some weird ideas.

The game’s entire multiplayer system has been reworked now to use Steam’s servers and a lobby system. It’s already fully playable, and supports many features we didn’t dare wish for before, such as player timeouts, leaving the lobby and rejoining it. Tony’s working on the lobbies now, and we’re discussing a possible system for multiplayer levels and perks. We’ll have to see how feasible that is to add.

At some point someone got the bright idea to bring 100% Orange Juice up to HD resolution as well. So now we’re doing that too.

For reference, this is where we started from:

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100% Orange Juice default screen (click for full size)

The screen’s considerably less cramped at 720p, and the cards started to stand out as just a bit small and unclear for their purpose.

Now that we had more space available, we tried rendering the cards in higher resolution also, and the difference is quite amazing.

This is where we are now:

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100% Orange Juice in 720p, and cards rendered in higher resolution (click for full size)

Please don’t give us any more ideas.

Human Tanks on Steam & Contest

Human Tanks have now entered their new hangar on Steam, and are happily enjoying barley tea together.

There’s a -10% release discount on War of the Human Tanks, as well as two new packages available on Steam.

Sound of the Human Tanks DLC, priced $9.99 contains all of Sound of the Human Tanks I,II and III, for 90 tracks of funky game music from War of the Human Tanks and Human Tanks: Alter.

A further Imperial Edition comes priced at $16.99, and contains the game as well as the music collection.

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The game is fully armed with new Steam features, including:

  • 61 Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Stats and Leaderboards
  • Steam Trading Cards

To celebrate the release, we are announcing a map design contest for War of the Human Tanks.

The goal of the contest is to design a new bonus map for War of the Human Tanks. The design can be as detailed as you want it to be, as long as it adheres to the physical limitations of the game (maximum map size is 17*17 octagons, which can be passable or non-passable), graphical or a written concept, and designed for any difficulty level – up to you! We’ll choose the design we find most interesting and add that map as an extra bonus map to the Steam release of the game (to be found under ‘Free Battle’).

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Contest rules:

  • One submission per person
  • The design can be submitted in any form we’ll be able to read
  • Fruitbat Factory retains the right to modify the winning design as they see fit
  • Submissions are accepted until 10.2.2014
  • Entries to be submitted to support@fruitbatfactory.com

The winner will receive a unique War of the Human Tanks t-shirt, an Imperial Edition of the game on Steam, and the eternal fame of contributing to the war effort.

Human Tanks Infiltrate Steam

Again, happy news (well, not really super news at this point, if you’ve been keeping up). Yakiniku Banzai’s awesome Strategy/advanture game ‘War of the Human Tanks’, our first release has finally been greenlit! It already made it to rank #27 before the entire top 100 of Greenlight games was let in, which just goes to say… Human Tanks are awesome, or something.

We’ve been hard at work on the game’s Steam release since the news came to us, and are hoping to be able to publish the game sometime soon.

The glorious, Human Tank themed (surprise?) steam trading cards are already ready and raring to go, but we’re having some unanticipated difficulty with implementing our planned achievements to the game.

The base issue is that the engine doesn’t support using non-C code, which creates problems when trying to handle Steam’s class-using callbacks… if that says anything to anyone.

If you have any ideas, let us know. We’ll keep on trying different things for a while longer, in any case.

Cookie Trading Card

Here, have a Cookie.

On the other hand, our third release, 100% Orange Juice, the goal-oriented board game played by Orange Juice’s all-star cast is currently 86% of the way to the top 100 of Greenlight. We are hoping to see it greenlit soon.

Peace out… and let the war begin!