Il nome originale giapponese non lo ricordo ma, ecco qui, Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale è in arrivo nel prossimo futuro su PC e, credo, solo in via digitale.
Da ringraziare questa volta è Carpe Fulgur. Questa una breve descrizione dello studio, estratto dalla loro homepage ) http://www.carpefulgur.com/about.html ):
Carpe Fulgur LLC was informally founded in December of 2009 by Andrew Dice and Robin Light-Williams. The two had been friends for some time, and after several frustrating experiences in the interactive entertainment industry (particularly with the localization side), the two resolved to take a different course of action. They envisioned a localization group that could bring deserving works of interactive entertainment - independently-made or otherwise - from Japan to America while using the fruits of modern technology to collaborate as closely as possible with the original content creators, in order to create English-language versions of works that read naturally in English but were still as close as possible to the visions of the original creators. The two need not be mutually exclusive - that rests at the heart of Carpe Fulgur's philosophy.
The name itself is Latin, a variation on Horace's famous "carpe diem" exhortation. It refers to the idea that nothing worth doing can be done without risk, sometimes seemingly foolish risk - to master the storm, sometimes you must try to seize the lightning. Both of the founders felt this symbolized their situation well. Most people would call them foolish for trying to localize a game on their own with a minimal budget, but sometimes one must reach out and seize their dream or it will get away from them forever. Even if that dream burns like lightning at times.
The two soon secured their first project, and Nicholas Carson was dragooned brought onto the team to assist with 2D graphics and interface work. The company was formally registered in June of 2010 in anticipation of the group's first commercial release, and very soon the entire Carpe Fulgur team hopes to show the world how to seize the lightning.
Il gioco in questione invece è descritto così:
Recettear is a game about an item store, the girl who lives in it, and the fairy whose job it is to make sure that the girl doesn't burn down the item store by accident.
Playing the game involves gathering items - either by playing the markets in the city of Pensee, or grabbing an adventurer and delving into the dungeons that dot the countryside - and selling them to the customers who come through your doors. Tear, the fairy, is here to collect on a loan your father took out - and she'll have to take the store, which doubles as your house, if you can't pay up!
The game is split into two main parts, then: selling items, and exploring dungeons. There isn't really much of anything quite like this combination in any other game, and the number of items you can find is massive.
Selling items and dungeon diving isn't all there is to do, however. There's quite a cast of characters to meet in Recettear, some friendly, some less so. Their fates tie into your own, though, and helping them out could lead you to riches beyond your wildest dreams!
So what're you waiting for, Recette Lemongrass? You've got a debt to pay, and only so much time to do it in.
In prarica di deve gestire un negozio con vari articoli presi in giro per la città e nei dungeon.
altro, con descrizione del gameplay, immagini e personaggi, è sul sito.
qui si può scaricare anche una demo e giocare la primissima parte del gioco
Un gioco che interesserà a 2 gatti morti, ma è sempre bello vedere persone interessate a localizzare e vendere prodotti di questo genere
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