visual novels are dying

7 July, 2012 (19:53) | lol blog | By: dovac

Turning away from the “visual novel community” is the best thing I’ve done. To be honest it seems like EVERYONE just wants to get in on the action of HAY I TRANSLATED A GAME I AM IMPORTANT LISTEN TO ME!!!!! I guess people care more about their Epenis then the livelihood of MangaGamer or JAST. Just put it this way, keep this up and expect NO MORE GAMES to come out from commercial companies. Good job guys, now you can translate all the games you want without getting in trouble RIGHT?! Guess what guies? The visual novel business in Japan is also dying a good example is that Circus and Age are on their last legs and are not expected to last to the end of the year, so good job killing the market over here for your selfish desires.

Sure you can argue that the western market was not intended for visual novels. However a quote from bamboo a year ago

But I am looking forward to releasing Dengeki Stryker to the Western market — it’s made a bit with the Western market in mind.

Shows that some companies are interested in the western market, however keep it up and all the “good will” that’s been generated so far to turn around in to a lump of poo on the ground.

Anyways don’t expect me to reply. Planning on tearing down this blog soon.

Comments

Comment from Anon
Time 07/7/2012 at 8:44 pm

But Jast got a game that someone involved with the project said “the new game i’m working on for JAST isn’t nitro+ but it wouldn’t have come about without the general expansion of the market recently anyway”, and Bamboo explicitly said sales were up in his latest live stream. Your definition of dying must be different than mine.

Comment from TinFoil
Time 07/7/2012 at 9:11 pm

I blame the economy, dumb kids, and age routinely living on the edge of financial possibility. Their finances are… a long running problem. Think Gainax. It’s only a matter of time and luck running out for both age and minori.

However the big explosion of eroge fan translators of questionable skill level is worrying. Not sure what the future will hold for the western side, although it looks like Steam loves their VNs-with-gameplay…