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 No.697

the 2019 Licensing Survey from manga gamer is up and the Top Three games from the poll i set up a while ago is over, if you missed the poll or the three games are not what you want, still vote as we need to encourage them to localize Bara games: http://bit.ly/MG2019Survey

The top 3 are:
1. Ana Holic! by Underground Campaig
2. ChinQue! - Chinchin no Sei to Mittsu no Negai by Hanrangen
3. Loops by Rycanthropy

 No.703

I don't think we need to work on already existing games getting translated.
Instead we should work on supporting circles/artists to create more games. This particular genre is on the decline, annually it's about 2 games at max and always from the same people/person.

 No.711

the thing is, if we don't show demand, companies won't help fund new games, films and or manga, and the Bara fans get ignored once again, this is an excellent way to show demand for it and if we all vote for 2 of the 3 games and one or two them make it to the top 20, they cant ignored us

the genre is only in a decline in the english side of the world and that largely because we're not fighting for it like fans of other genres are, we need to get together and fight for it, a good start is here.

 No.744

>>711
>>703
Might as well throw in my 2 cents. Bara games probably are declining in Japan, but then again so are all eroge, even the straight ones. (In fact, lots of companies had to declare bankruptcy the past couple of years due to said decline.)
This is also one of the reasons why a lot of these companies are turning to international platforms like Steam, and gradually making their games available in English. There's more demand and a far larger audience to reach overseas.
With this in mind I think bringing over existing bara games in English would actually be a huge help for getting more of them made, so it'd be like 2 birds, 1 stone.

 No.775

We're talking about bara games produced by single artists and sold at doujn events or right to digital download.
The only thing an English translation is gonna accomplish is pleasing a couple individuals which will then right after share the game online and thus ruining the whole thing. Not to mention the gigantic begfest once the translation gets released.
As if the relationship between doujn scene and western audience isn't already strained enough…
This is a waste of time and resources and is gonna cause unnecessary stress for artists no matter how much they're actually involved in the translation process.
It'd be a much better help for developers if every single person were to buy a copy of the game(s) they have ever pirated. Last time I've shared a game on barachan the downloads were 1200+ . Now imagine how much that would help developers and gives them motivation to produce more and keep producing. Opposed to the usual meager sales because there's already a shared copy getting pirated few days after release.

 No.802

I've (and I'm sure many many others have) pirated a copy of game like See No Evil. Super Health Club or To Trust An Incubus and then bought a copy after enjoying the what i played, just because people pirate doesn't mean they don't buy it later

the JP market for Bara maybe small but the English market is growing, thanks to LGBT media seeing a lot of growth in reason years and Doujn Artist and Developers have an opportunity over here, why not encourage a company like manga gamer reach out to them and let them get the recognition they got so little of in their home country, help them to find a new market and fan base for there work

to vote for Ana Holic or ChinQue gives the encouragement needed for manga gamer to join the growing English Bara market and work with the legends of Bara like Rycanthropy or Underground Campaign.

 No.835

>>802
>just because people pirate doesn't mean they don't buy it later
uh-huh
>why not encourage a company like manga gamer reach out to them
sure they can, still a huge waste of time and effort in the end
>work with the legends of Bara like Rycanthropy or Underground Campaign
now THAT is completely irrational knowing Mizuki-san and Migiri-san

 No.891

Everytime these threads pop up there's always the same arguments and nothing really happens. Fact of the matter is that waiting for some licensing company to dripfeed us bara games from overseas won't solve anything when there's no community support to begin with.

Take a look at websites like Fenoxo's forums or TFgames and you'll find an active scene for new porn game devs. Most of it are shit and focused on M/F but there's constant discussion and critique between the devs and supporters. Many of them also make a decent amount of cash through Patreon thanks to all the exposure they get this way.

I don't see anything like that for the bara/gay community, not even for western games.

My suggestion is that we should first work on building up a scene for this through a forum or game database. Straight porn has this in droves so why can't gay folks do this too?

 No.893

>>891
same reason why i don't see any active licensing threads on Japanese boards concerning English VNs getting translated into Japanese.

 No.897

>>893
And what's that? Though I'm not sure how this is related to what I wrote.

 No.910

>>897
it means that ultimately it's irrelevant. nobody really cares that much about anything only if it can be shared as soon as there's a release

 No.911

>>910
Pretty cynical statement there. Piracy is literally everywhere on the internet yet many of the industries affected are still doing fine and people are still making things. Just because some bara devs/artists haven't figured out how to work around it doesn't make it impossible or pointless.

 No.916

>Pretty cynical statement there
just the truth
>Piracy is literally everywhere on the internet
that's why many artists have quit
>many of the industries affected are still doing fine
we're talking about single artists producing little doujin games
>Just because some bara devs/artists haven't figured out how to work around it doesn't make it impossible or pointless.
that's the wrong angle.
it's not about artists having to protect their work better, it's about the consumers stop being assholes. and since that won't ever change…

 No.1025

Forgot I posted in this thread. Woops
>>916
>we're talking about single artists producing little doujin games
And as I've already said before, there are many ways to monetize a game even as a small artist/game dev even with all the pirating. The more popular adult games on patreon are making way more than a typical day job in fact. But apparently the bara community doesn't see the potential or are too self-defeatist to bother.



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