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CIRCLE localizing Harvest December visual novel series for 3DS ⊟
CIRCLE Entertainment is working on a localization of the Harvest December visual novel series for 3DS, a 13-part (!) series from Flyhigh Works (based on a PC series by Talestune), currently in its fourth chapter on eShop. The publisher tweeted about finding some translation contacts, expressing confidence about getting English versions out.
Each chapter is explicitly labeled a “Short Novel” and sold in Japan for just 100 yen (less than a buck!), all of which sounds like something I could totally deal with.
In Harvest December, a young man moves to a small town and immediately gets caught up in a love triangle involving both an heiress and the goddess that lives in the town.
CIRCLE Entertainment is just getting more and more interesting.
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CIRCLE localizing Harvest December visual novel series for 3DS ⊟

CIRCLE Entertainment is working on a localization of the Harvest December visual novel series for 3DS, a 13-part (!) series from Flyhigh Works (based on a PC series by Talestune), currently in its fourth chapter on eShop. The publisher tweeted about finding some translation contacts, expressing confidence about getting English versions out.

Each chapter is explicitly labeled a “Short Novel” and sold in Japan for just 100 yen (less than a buck!), all of which sounds like something I could totally deal with.

In Harvest December, a young man moves to a small town and immediately gets caught up in a love triangle involving both an heiress and the goddess that lives in the town.

CIRCLE Entertainment is just getting more and more interesting.

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  • Source siliconera.com

I am in the Movie March 27 ⊟

Oh man, I’d forgotten about this upcoming DSiWare app, which I think is just adorable. It adds effects to your DSi/3DS video inspired by popular sci-fi movies, and allows you to export clips with your SD card.

It’s coming out in North America March 27, and I don’t know how to explain why I like the idea so much. I mean, the trailer that is pretty much just a guy walking back and forth helps. I guess I like the idea of someone recording a scene on a DSi camera and then adding Matrix effects to it just because.

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Circle Entertainment pulling Parking Star 3D into 3DS eShop ⊟

Circle Entertainment, who publishes all kinds of eShop stuff (including Tappingo!) announced Parking Star 3D for 3DS:

Parking Star 3D will provide 40 levels for you challenge, do you have confidence with your parking skill?” 

This is likely based on the Parking Star series for iOS/Android (the two screens above come from the iOS version), which appear to be puzzle games of sorts about navigating cars into difficult parking spaces.

Oddly, this  technically will not be the first game about parking on 3DS. That would be Valet Parking 1989, which came out on DSiWare in 2011. And while we’re talking about parking games, you have to get on that No Brakes Valet, which is on iOS, Android, and Ouya(!)

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Circle Entertainment, Renegade Kid eShop games on sale ⊟

A bunch of games from under-the-radar publisher Circle Entertainment will be on sale until an. 8. I don’t have details of the sale prices right now, but these games are already pretty cheap! Here’s what’s discounted (for NA and EU):

I’m pretty curious about Witch & Hero, myself! And whoa, Sweet Memories Blackjack! “Simply face your friend, and the memories will return. The time you spend playing blackjack together, increases the connection between the two of you, and you will find out that she is the perfect match for you.”

In more familiar games, Renegade Kid’s games are also on sale! Half off until Jan. 2. Check out that Bomb Monkey! Great old-school puzzle game that is, at the moment, officially hella cheap.

Nicalis also has Cave Story ($6.99), VVVVVV ($4.99), NightSky ($4.99) and Ikachan ($2.99) on sale until January 3, too.

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For the first four years, we failed miserably, until we got a chance to develop our first DSiWare title, Animal Puzzle Adventure, and released it on the Japanese DSiWare store. It showed us the potential advantages of releasing games via DSiWare.

By this, I don’t mean that we saw huge success in terms of sales on our first DSiWare title, but DSiWare has generally been a better platform to help us achieve our dreams as a publisher.

Circle Entertainment CEO Chris Chau, explaining how the company became such an unusually prolific DSiWare developer. Siliconera’s interview is a really interesting profile of the company behind Bookstore Dream (and many other things), a company that is almost totally invisible despite releasing what seems like several games a month.

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Publisher Dream, an upcoming DSiWare title that has you running a game company. You’re in charge of developing, licensing, and publishing “cShop” games in this Circle Entertainment sim — if the premise sounds familiar, that’s because Kairosoft made a splash last year with a very similar smartphone release, Game Dev Story.
A few details posted by Nintendo Life:

“You’ll be able to develop up to four games at the same time, publish games from smaller studios, and make staff happy by adopting a cat. Fans of indie games on DSiWare may also get a kick from some other developers making a cameo as employable staff: these will include Keith (Tanukii studio), Peter (Moragami), Seigai (Flyhigh work), Chris (CIRCLE) and Hugo (Goodbye Galaxy games).”

Circle Entertainment laid the groundwork for this kind of sim with Bookstore Dream a few months back, which was decent and inexpensive at 200 Points. I’m hoping the company keeps this cheap, while somehow finding ways to improve upon Game Dev Story’s formula.
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Publisher Dream, an upcoming DSiWare title that has you running a game company. You’re in charge of developing, licensing, and publishing “cShop” games in this Circle Entertainment sim — if the premise sounds familiar, that’s because Kairosoft made a splash last year with a very similar smartphone release, Game Dev Story.

A few details posted by Nintendo Life:

“You’ll be able to develop up to four games at the same time, publish games from smaller studios, and make staff happy by adopting a cat. Fans of indie games on DSiWare may also get a kick from some other developers making a cameo as employable staff: these will include Keith (Tanukii studio), Peter (Moragami), Seigai (Flyhigh work), Chris (CIRCLE) and Hugo (Goodbye Galaxy games).”

Circle Entertainment laid the groundwork for this kind of sim with Bookstore Dream a few months back, which was decent and inexpensive at 200 Points. I’m hoping the company keeps this cheap, while somehow finding ways to improve upon Game Dev Story’s formula.

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There are so many missed opportunities in Bookstore Dream, a DSiWare shop sim that I hoped would resemble Kairosoft’s fun iOS games like Game Dev Story.

Managing a bookstore sounds like a compelling concept, but where are all the fun parodies of familiar fiction? The titles they briefly show here seem generic, when we could have had some creative and hilarious spoofs.

Why carry something as boring as “The Classic” when you could have “Larry Cobbler and the Shaman’s Shoe?” Instead of “100 Faces,” I want “Four Shades of Grey,” an NYT best-seller and coffee table book collecting BDSM photos taken with a Game Boy Camera.

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