Poisoft has relaunched the Kickstarter campaign to localize Order Land, its “king simulation + training hero adventure + hero adventure RPG,” following a failed first attempt. Whereas the company was seeking 5 million yen before, it is now only seeking 2 million yen (approx. $17,763 USD). If it meets its goal, Order Land will be translated from Japanese to English and released for Switch, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in North America and Europe.
Here’s an overview of the game, via its Kickstarter page:
This project is seeking support for translation costs to develop an English version of Order Land! which was released in Japan for Nintendo Switch. Put simply, Order Land! is a “king simulation + training hero adventure + hero adventure RPG.” In order to do justice to this unique blend of genres, there are thousands of lines of text in the game. As such, the cost of translation will be greater than usual for releasing this wonderful game outside Japan.
Luckily, we found a wonderful paradise called Kickstarter! We really would like everyone in the world to enjoy Order Land!, so we would like to ask for your help!
The final quality of translation will depend on the level of funding achieved by this project.
- 2 million yen (goal) – To be translated in-house + supervised by a professional translator
- 4.55 million yen – Request a translation of story parts by a professional translator + other parts translated in-house + supervised by a professional translator
- 5.5 million yen – Professional translator translates all text in the game
In this way, the quality of translation improves as the total amount pledged increases.
We got estimates from multiple companies and translators, and chose the company we thought was the best. The amount of the goal and the stretch goals are based on these estimates.
When we reach our funding goal, Order Land! will be properly translated from Japanese to English and released on Steam (PC), Xbox Live, and Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe.
About Order Land!
Order Land! is composed of multiple games and modes combined: three games that were released on WiiWare—Order!, Boku mo Sekai wo Sukuitai, and Boku mo Sekai wo Sukuitai: Battle Tournament—and the brand new “adventure as a Hero” mode.
The game Order! turns the tables on the classic adventure game format and allows users to experience the adventure from the king’s throne. The world of Order! is part tribute, part parody (heavy on the parody) of the classic JRPG format, inspired by a pure and deep respect for JRPG cultivated in Japan. As a result, a simulation game like no other was born.
If you look at adventurers from the standpoint of the king, you can see how adventurers are annoying. They pick locks to steal things from the castle, wander around aimlessly in the castle, and arbitrarily solve cases and ask the king for compensation (we’ve all done these things in our time playing adventure games, right?). The king has no choice but to cooperate with such adventurers to defeat their common enemies, the monster king.
But in Order! you are the king! You can do anything you want to do. You could decide to catch the Hero and hand them over to the monster king, increase the territory by invading other countries, increase the tax rate tax. What kind of king do you want to be? That is Order!
After releasing Order!, we swung the pendulum all the way in the opposite direction. Under the principles of “simple to play,” “accessible for everyone,” and “total freedom,” we created a turn-based adventure RPG. Of course, we didn’t forget the pure and deep respect for JRPG and the hint of parody (okay, quite a lot of parody). The result was a special little RPG.
The purpose is to nurture a Hero in the world of Order!For that, you will build up your fame and aim to be appointed as a Hero. The game is a good old command-based adventure in which time progresses with turns, events occur, and characters develop. You can learn all the magic and skills in the game, and there are no equipment restrictions on weapons and armor, giving you a high degree of freedom. With this, you can make any Hero you imagine, from a hardened warrior to a geeky magician!
The time required to create a Hero is as little as one hour, and two hours at the most. You can quickly create your customized hero, and your Hero will even appear in the world of Order!, where you can watch, aid or obstruct them.
Order Land! is a mix of three genres: simulation, adventure, and RPG. The game is currently available for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS in Japan.
We would call this mode “open world, but you cannot move from your chair.” The king you control does not move even a step away from the throne, but you will have an impact on the vast world.
You can do whatever you want as a king in this vast world. For example, domestic politics, diplomacy, war for expansion of territory, battling monsters, and so on. Whether this vast world is good or bad depends on you.
Good Things You Can Do:
- Endeavors to make a safe area.
- Resolve problems by listening to the troubles of residents in your country.
- Support the heroes’ adventures.
Bad Things You Can Do:
- Catch the heroes and put them in prison.
- Set the tax rate to 100 percent.
- Make friends with the Devil and overlook them attacking your own country.
There are other modes besides “King Mode,” such as “Training Mode,” in which can train your own original heroes, and “Hero Mode,” in which you can do anything you want as a Hero.
In “Training Mode”, you create a young character who wants to be a hero. You can travel the vast world with unique allies to become a true hero. The Hero you create could also appear in “King Mode” or “Hero Mode.”
The fun part of RPGs such as earning experience, looting money and equipment, buying magic and skills, events, party formation, etc. are included. The more bothersome parts such as moving from town to town, battling weaker enemies etc. are simplified. Battles occur only when you encounter a dungeon boss or fight the enemy in an event. For that reason, it is easy to train the Hero. That’s important for this game, which you’ll will play many times to train the strongest Hero.
You only get two years to build up your character, so let’s fight away monsters, help people, accumulate fame, and aim for a brave Hero who is admitted to the brave association!
In “Hero Mode,” you will control a Hero in the world of Order Land!, and you can enjoy traveling as much as you want. Of course, you can also control the original Heroes you created.
It is good to do a lot of quests and build up your fame as a Hero.
After exploring dungeons many times to earn experience and raising your level, it is time to challenge the monster king to battle. Or, just take your time to walk around and enjoy the world.After exploring the dungeon many times, earn experience value and raising the level, it is good to challenge the Devil’s king to the battle.
You’re free to travel alone, or to make friends with the Heros you meet in the city.
It is your freedom to travel with just one person, or to make friends with the Hero who you met in the city.
You can even save money and build your own country!
There’s so many ways to enjoy the freedom of this adventure!
By playing these modes, you can enjoy the same world from different angles and different viewpoints.
Also, there is an online mode in which you can upload your own Heroes, download Heroes made by other players, and fight against them in the coliseum.
Watch a set of gameplay videos below.