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KuraMANGA, NO. 15: Game Dev Essentials (April)

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※ Hey newsletter subscribers! What’s the most important thing in game development?

※ *ahem* It’s health!
※ Uh-huhh…
[Beautiful PR Manager Ms. Tsukiyono]

※ Every morning, take an hour-long walk!
※ Track your heart rate with a smart-watch!

※ Give those shoulders a stretch!
※ Don’t drink alcohol on weekdays!

※ Heh heh heh… Give caffeine the boot.
※ Get at least 7 hours of sleep a day!

※ Game development is an arduous process…
※ It’s like a long-distance marathon—

※ …Hang on, when have you ever run a marathon?
That’s really your analogy?
[PR Manager who ran a 42.195km (26.219 mile) marathon for fun]

※ Guess so! Jus’ lemme!
※ Nice one!
※ Is it though?

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KuraMANGA, NO. 14: The “Spring/Summer Meat Storm”

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※ [In Which the Development Team Holds Its Spring Meat Festival]
※ Sometimes, you just need a break…
※ Let’s drink to meat and making games!
※ [Everyone] Bottoms upppp!
※ [March 2024, a certain day, a certain southeastern region]

※ Meat! Meat! Meat! Nothing but meat!
※ We ate a ton, and drank a ton!
※ And the drunken chit-chat blossomed!

※ Like Taniguchi-san’s ramen experience!
※ I jusht love ramen so mush!

※ And Adachi-san’s Netflix story!
※ Anything good on there?
※ Uhhh, I don’t remember♪

※ Luck-san’s wild art theory babbling!
※ Adding randomness to long-established practice is a waste of time!
※ What does that even mean…

※ And Mr. Kimura’s romantic gossip…
※ Young people! Fall in looooove!

※ And so, the Onions wiled away that spring night…

※ Well, the break has come to an end! Tomorrow let’s all get back to work!
※ Nice one!

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KuraMANGA, NO. 13: There’s No Rush (February)

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※ Long-term projects are a battle of the will…
※ Quiet your mind… quiet your mind…

※ There are times I feel extremely stressed,
but then I think back on certain scenes…

[December 2023: End-of-year Tidying]
※ Time to get this place into shape!
Let’s rearrange so everyone can get together!

※ The memory of that day gives me strength…
※ I’ll move the desks!
※ I’ve got the windows!
※ I got good snacks for the party!

※ I’ll tackle the steel shelves!
※ Let’s squeeze all of this together!
※ Let me handle the vaccuuming!
※ I’ll scrub the toilets…

※ Whoa… everyone’s working so hard…

※ This team is so strong, everyone finds exactly the thing they need to do…
※ We can fly so fast…

※ Let’s all do what we do best…
※ Let’s get that into the game…

※ OK, everyone, let’s have fun making the rest of this game!
※ We will!
※ Nice one!

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Make Your Voice Heard With Our New Fan Survey!

As we have done in the past, we have just put together a fan survey to get to know a little bit more about you, as we plan out how we bring Stray Children into the world in the future!

Are there any particular platforms you’d love to see the game released on? Are there any specific languages you’d love to see it released in?

Are you interested in special edition physical bundles? Do you want soundtracks? Figurines of the characters in the game?

All of this is possible… we just need to know that you actually want it to exist, and this is your way to tell us!

To participate, just follow this link right here and take a few minutes to let us know your thoughts!

It will be a huge help and let us know what we should focus on in the future, so feel free to pass this link to the survey on to any friends you think will also be interested in the game!

KuraMANGA, NO. 12: The “I’m So Sorry” Issue (January)

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※ There’s… no way I can finish it “this winter”…
I totally failed at scheduling backwards…

[Dusk, January 2024]
※ To whom it may concern: the players, the staff, Nintendo-san…
I am truly so sorry…

※ There’s just… not enough time…

[Beautiful PR Manager Ms. Tsukiyono]
※ For indie devs, “time” is the same as “budget”, right?
Why not have another look at the budget and sales forecasts?

※ Sales forecasts, how terrifying… I’m too scared to even think about it!
※ A lot of players are looking forward to it!

※ Or maybe… no one’s looking forward to it…

[Emergency Meeting]
※ What about a fancy special edition?
※ What about a soundtrack?
※ What about figures?

※ AAAAAHHHHH! NO TO EVERYTHING! I don’t even know if anyone will want to buy those things!!

※ I guess… I’ll just have to ask people directly…

※ Everyone! Commence Operation: Customer Survey!
※ Nice one!

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