Football Game by Cloak and Dagger Games is a short point-and-click thriller with an award-winning soundtrack by JUPITER-C. The game was ported by Ratalaika Games and is now available in German for Windows, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
“East Bend, Purchase County. 1987. You are Tommy, a local high school football hero in the town of East Bend. It’s game night for the Purchase County Turbines and your sweetheart is waiting in the bleachers. However, something is amiss… Join Tommy for a night you won’t forget!”
Tokyo Dark: Remembrance by Cherrymochi is an expanded version of the point-and-click and visual novel game Tokyo Dark for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. You take on the role of Detective Ito, who makes frightening discoveries in the dark corners of Tokyo.
IMPORTANT: This is the first time that my translation of the game has been used in official form. However, the translation was revised by another team and the new scenes were not translated by me either.
Currently only the Nintendo switch version is available. As soon as the PlayStation 4 version is released, I will update this article. The PC version remains as it is and can only be played in German with the unofficial patch.
“Detective Ito’s partner is missing, but what starts as a straightforward case soon spirals into a twisted nightmare that causes Ito to confront her past and question her own sanity. Tokyo Dark places the narrative in your hands. Your decisions and actions change Detective Ito’s state of mind, opening doors to different possibilities as you attempt to find your partner and understand the dark and horrifying world around you.”
Doraemon Story of Seasons by Marvelous Interactive is the latest installment of the Story of Seasons series formerly known as Harvest Moon. This time it’s a crossover between the popular farm simulation and the Japanese manga Doraemon.
The game is published by Bandai Namco and I supported the Lionbridge team in translating it into German. The game is now available on Steam and Nintendo Switch.
“Doraemon meets Story of Seasons in this new, fresh take on farming!
Japan’s adored Doraemon franchise comes to Steam in Story of Seasons, a beloved farming simulation series lasting over 20 years. The setting is Natura, and at the center of this land is the mystical Big Tree. Doraemon and friends will each take on a role to help out around town!
The theme of this experience is creating bonds with the town residents, and while doing so, enjoying the heart-warming interactions through each character and the part they play in the story. But building a farm and raising horses and cattle like in other Story of Seasons games isn’t the only thing to do. Explore the town of Natura, go on adventures, catch bugs and much much more! Fans of the Doraemon series will also be happy to know that Doraemon’s gadgets can be used to assist you in your new, everyday life!
Enjoy the nostalgia of Doraemon and Story of Seasons while helping Noby live his farm life in this unique, lovable land!”
Sagebrush by Redact Games is a narrative adventure game inspired by real sects. Do you dare to explore the abandoned Black Sage Ranch? The game is now available in German – on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Port by Ratalaika Games.
“Sagebrush is a short-form first-person narrative adventure about exploring the compound of an apocalyptic Millenialist cult in remote New Mexico years after they collectively took their lives in a mass suicide event.
In Sagebrush, you’ll investigate the long-abandoned Black Sage Ranch, the former home of Perfect Heaven, an apocalyptic cult formed in the early 1990s under the guiding hand of the prophet Father James.”
Levelhead by Butterscotch Shenanigans is a level building platformer with a challenging campaign for 1-4 players. The game is now available on Steam Early Access and will be released later for the Nintendo Switch.
Together with the team from Level Up Translation we translated the game into different languages – I took care of the German translation, of course.
“LISTEN UP, NEW EMPLOYEE! The Bureau of Shipping has a bunch of newly formed delivery robots runnin’ around, and someone’s gotta teach them the ropes. That someone is YOU. You’ve got your very own GR-18 and you’ll need to work that little robo through training, then build and share obstacle courses with the other Levelheads so we can start dispatching these A.I. across the galaxy! Welcome to the Levelhead division!”
NAIRI: Tower of Shirin by HomeBearStudio is a point-and-click adventure with visual novel elements. The game is available for Windows and Nintendo Switch. The German translation was done by Michael Stein and myself.
“Follow Nairi, a troubled upper class girl, and Rex, a gangster-turned-scholar, as they uncover a dark mystery involving the mysterious Tower of Shirin! In a world brimming with with delightful, deadly, and dastardly creatures Nairi will need all her wits to outsmart bandit cats, befriend crime lord ducks, and escape a conspiracy as old as time. NAIRI: Tower of Shirin is a charming graphic adventure with adorable characters within a troubled world that is sure to delight people of all ages looking for a strong narrative and puzzle experience!”
Ash of Gods: Redemption by AurumDust is a turn-based RPG that combines tactical combat, CCG elements, and a constantly evolving story in which no one is safe from death, including the main characters.
The story was written by Russian fantasy author Sergey Malitsky; the soundtrack was made by Adam Skorupa, Krzysztof Wierzynkiewicz and Michal Cielecki, whose previous work includes The Witcher, Bulletstorm, Painkiller, EVE Online, Call of Juarez and Shadow Warrior. The game also contains visual novel elements and is, with about 300,000 words, the largest game I’ve translated so far.
The game is now available for PC. Console ports for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One will follow.
“Ash of Gods is the story of three separate protagonists rising in response to a centuries-old menace once thought to be mere folklore.
Ash of Gods’ storyline is constantly evolving in response to players’ choices, sometimes even resulting in death. But, the death of a character is not game over. Instead, the story moves forward with the death of that character and previous choices continuing to impact future events.
Combat in Ash of Gods is a blend of both traditional turn-based strategy and CCG gameplay. While individual tactics will depend upon the skills and classes of your characters, you will unlock and accumulate cards that have the power to unleash powerful abilities, sometimes altering the course of an entire battle.”
Watt and Volt are two twin robots, who have been forgotten by time and abandoned in an old robot factory. Marked as defective by mistake, if they wish to prove themselves as deserving a place in today’s world, they must pass a series of grueling tests.
Watt and Volt will have their work cut out for them, but the good news is you might not have to go it alone as although both robots can be controlled at any moment due to swapping between them, co-op is fully supported, so long as you have a friend to control the other robot. The only thing you’ll need to focus on is what your own robot is doing.
One More Dungeon by Stately Snail is a first person shooter roguelike with procedurally generated levels and pixel-art graphics. Being a nameless adventure seeker, your job is to reach the final level deep within the dungeon and destroy the obelisks that are used by forces of Evil to invade the world. Use a melee weapon, magic staffs, and antique artefacts, to burst way through the hordes of enemies inhabiting a few game areas.
The game has been ported to consoles by Ratalaika Games and was translated into German by myself. Please note that the version on Steam does not include the German translation at the moment.
“This time Midnight’s friends lost of their Star Fragments! Your task is to find them, and take them back, but it won’t be easy. In this procedurally generated platform game, you have to avoid deadly lasers, circular saws and spikes to collect all the Fragments, to get their greatest gift. Do you have what it takes to collect all?”
As of now, the German translation is not available for all platforms. Please pay attention which languages are available for your platform.