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 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!!.

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.

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.