As 2019 Ends, Let’s Talk About the Moon

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Well, the year is almost over, and it was a good one for me — thank you very much for all of your support as we released Dandy Dungeon on Switch and Steam, and moon on Switch here in Japan.

I’ve been looking over comments you’ve all been leaving on our Discord and our Twitter lately, and I think it’s well past time to give you some direct progress updates from our little studio.

I know we said the English release of moon would be “coming very soon”, and clearly that was a little optimistic. I’m really sorry it’s taking this long, but the translation and implementation of moon is… very delicate. We need more time to finish it, but please rest assured the English version is still on the way, and we hope you can be patient with us!

The English version of moon is being prepared by a tiny, tiny Onion team. I mean… Onion Games itself is very, very small, but these Tiny Onions are working very hard, every day, to get everything ready for you.

The localization of moon is actually going great! But there are many, many more things involved than just translating the text. I’d say that the translation itself is more than 70% done, implementing that translation is around 20% done, and then debugging and checking the translation is about 5% done.

I think, all added up, the project as a whole is at about 40% done…. probably!

We have all been working incredibly hard lately, juggling multiple projects and issues at once (including…. new games no-one’s even seen yet!). But that means even though we’re working hard, we’re working slow. I hope everyone is ok waiting until everything is really, truly ready!

Personally, I want to be even more involved than usual in the localization process, and also contributing more to our New Game Ideas, but… to tell the truth.. my brain, my body… my mind are all so, so exhausted.

I need a proper rest. I have been working too much this year. I need just a little time to recover ahead of everything we’ll have coming in 2020.

Give me time!

Give us more time, please!

Thank you very much,
Yoshiro Kimura
2019/12/24

By the way, here are links to the other Switch games we‘ve released. While you’re waiting for moon, please play them!!!

Nintendo eShop
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/black-bird-switch
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/dandy-dungeon-legend-of-brave-yamada-switch/

Steam
https://store.steampowered.com/app/857500/BLACK_BIRD/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1138970/Dandy_Dungeon__Legend_of_Brave_Yamada/

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