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One of the founding partners of Fruitbat Factory, Localization Manager and Lead Graphics Editor. Mr. Sen has been an avid gamer for over two decades, including all kinds of computer and table top games. Since 1998, he worked in various roles in the games industry and plans to continue earning his living working on a field he loves. During the last five years, he has been editing, testing and managing Japanese to English game localizations, while experimenting on making game mods and levels in his spare time. During the last decade, he acted as the owner and manager of a games, comics and hobby store and wrote articles on a local games magazine while taking part in the QA processes of many online games. Before that he worked at sales and customer service in games related businesses. He has also organized and participated in many gaming tournaments and conventions.

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echoMateria @ 99 Spirits

Due to popular demand we added Steam keys to all copies of 99 Spirits everywhere, not limited to those above listed anymore, so you should all get a key as soon as they add them. Gotta love contradicting myself. ;)

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echoMateria @ 100% Orange Juice

Yes, "Crash as a result of alt-tabbing while in full screen" is a known issue.

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echoMateria @ 99 Spirits

Demo version ends on the way to the first meeting with Tamagami. If you are proceeding in the chapter two, you are playing the full game.

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echoMateria @ 99 Spirits

Thank you for supporting 99 Spirits!

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echoMateria @ 99 Spirits

That is not in our capability at the moment. But enough demand can change everything. :)

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echoMateria @ War of the Human Tanks

Thank you for your support! We need all the help we can get if we are to survive the Battle of Greenlight!

Everyone, please go to Steamcommunity.com and give 'War of the Human Tanks' a YES!

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echoMateria @ War of the Human Tanks

Sadly this isn't a thumbs up, thumbs down rating system, that's why it has 10 levels instead of 2. Your 1 dropped the average rating of the game from 9.3 to 8.7.

The day after the release we got a troll vote of 1 from a guy who voted a series of games 1, including Portal 2. And now yours, a few more of these and we'll be the lowest rated game on Desura even with all the praises the game is getting.

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echoMateria @ War of the Human Tanks

The combat is a mix of chess and battleship. You lose if you lose your commander (king), each unit (piece) moves and attacks differently and there is a constant fog of war involving firing blind salvos and hoping to hit all squares of bigger units (battleship).

The story segments are of usual length for Japanese games, even shorter than the usual for the other games that use the same VN style.

All in all I don't believe "I don't mean that the game is bad, but it really could have been designed to play better." deserves the 1 rating that you gave. A 1 would be absolutely unplayable, downright broken piece of software that you'd hardly call a game.

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echoMateria @ War of the Human Tanks

99 Spirits, the next release of Fruitbat Factory, is one of the candidates for Indie Dev Grant competition. Vote for it to help us on our mission to let everyone enjoy the best Japanese indie games in English.

When you buy a bundle from Bundle-in-a-box.com and look at the bottom of your keys page, you'll see the voting poll for the Indie Dev Grant. Vote for 99 Spirits there.

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echoMateria @ War of the Human Tanks

You only need to see a story chapter once, after that the game takes a note of you having read it and from the config menu you can tell it to skip those altogether or ask you if you want to the next time around. (When replaying to get the other endings and more powerful unique units)

Alternatively, if you really don't like story segments, you can press CTRL key to fast forward them. I wouldn't do that though, I like this type of a light-hearted anime comedy story once in a while. Not always though. :)

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echoMateria @ megamanleoDOTexe

Hi megamanleoDOTexe,

Thank you for adding War of the Human Tanks to your watch list. Don't forget to give the demo a try and tell us what you think.

Have fun.

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echoMateria @ neufutur.com

Hello Neufutur,

Thanks for showing an interest on War of the Human Tanks. Give the demo a shot and let us know your thoughts.

Enjoy.

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echoMateria @ War of the Human Tanks

When you launch the game, you will see a button named MANUAL just left of the PLAY button. If you click that button, your browser will open the System tab of the War of the Human Tanks homepage. You will find detailed explanations about every part of the game there. Amongst the ones that you will see on this page, "Combat Phase" is the one that is most relevant to this question.

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echoMateria @ Pucokue

Hi Pucokue, we are happy to see that you have shown interest in our War of Human Tanks. Don't forget to play our demo and give us your thoughts. Take care.

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echoMateria @ MOD_Penguin

MOD_Penguin, thanks for checking War of the Human Tanks out. We have a free demo to try out too, please play that and tell us how do you like it. Buckle up.

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echoMateria @ reborn15

Hello reborn15, it's nice of you to start watching War of the Human Tanks news. Play our demo and let us what you think about it too. See you.

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echoMateria @ Khayn

Hi Khayn, thanks for taking an interest in War of the Human Tanks. Give our demo a test run and tell us your thoughts. Best regards.

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echoMateria @ Vinnces

Hi Vinnces, glad that you started to keep an eye out on War of the Human Tanks. Don't forget to play our demo and tell us what you think. Enjoy.

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echoMateria @ heathallin

Hello heathallin, thanks for watching the progress of War of the Human Tanks. Try our demo and give us your thoughts. Game on.

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echoMateria @ GhostVanguard

GhostVanguard, we are happy to see that you started watching our progress with War of the Human Tanks. Take a look at our demo and tell us what you think. Have fun.

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echoMateria @ bushwhacker2k

Bushwhacker2, thanks for watching our progress on War of the Human Tanks. Try out our demo if you haven't already, and give us your thoughts. Take care.

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echoMateria @ War of the Human Tanks

Please download the standalone versions under the 'Purchased Downloads' tab to the right. Desura client versions under the 'Releases' tab above are having problems due to heavy server loads. We will update this message when Desura support notifies us the problem is solved.

You can copy your save files between these versions without problems.

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echoMateria @ Metronom

Hello Metronom,
Thanks for keeping an eye on War of the Human Tanks. Don't forget to check out our free demo.

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echoMateria @ billy072

Hello billy072,

Thanks for watching the development of War of the Human Tanks. Don't forget to check back 4th of September for the demo. Also leave us a comment about your thoughts on it when you do.

Have fun.

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echoMateria @ Delta33

Hello Delta33,

Thanks for following the progress of War of the Human Tanks. We are going to release its demo 4th of September. Don't forget to check it out and let us know your thoughts. Hope you like what you find there.

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echoMateria @ DNR3

Hello DNR3,

Thanks for watching the progress of 'War of the Human Tanks'. Don't forget to play our demo at 4th of September and give us your thoughts.

Take care.

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echoMateria @ TokyoDan

Hi TokyoDan,

Thanks for keeping an eye on our progress with the War of the Human Tanks.

Come back to check on our demo 4th of September and give us your thoughts.

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echoMateria @ cyxceven

Hello cyxceven,

Thanks for keeping a watch on our game War of the Human Tanks.

Be sure to check out our demo on 4th of September and give us feedback.

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echoMateria @ Afalach

Hello Afalach,

Thanks for watching our progress with the Human Tanks series.

Check our demo 4th of September and give us your thoughts.

Best regards.

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echoMateria @ kostis1a2

Hello kostis1a2,

Thanks for following our progress with War of the Human Tanks. Please play the demo when it's out and give us your feedback.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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