[DCTP] "Detective Conan & Kindaichi Case Files: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives" (OUT NOW IN ENGLISH!)

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Re: [DCTP] Detective Conan & Kindaichi: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives (DS)

Postby Jd- » August 27th, 2011, 2:23 pm

Lightya wrote:on other note why you guys choose this game to be translated?


Really good question. To put it most succinctly: It's a good game that will never be localized, and we're in the business of doing that which no one else is up to doing.
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Re: [DCTP] Detective Conan & Kindaichi: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives (DS)

Postby CoolKid94 » August 27th, 2011, 4:16 pm

I've seen the prologue: this game seems very interesting! I have complete faith that the result will be very nice, no matter how long it takes to get done.

I actually have a few questions though. When the game is released, will you have any plans of making a gameplay video or a walkthrough, or will that be left up to the fans?

Also, are there any plans for localizing any other video games after you finish this one?
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Re: [DCTP] Detective Conan & Kindaichi: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives (DS)

Postby Lightya » September 5th, 2011, 9:10 am

Jd- wrote:
Lightya wrote:on other note why you guys choose this game to be translated?


Really good question. To put it most succinctly: It's a good game that will never be localized, and we're in the business of doing that which no one else is up to doing.


so story of this game as good as the movie?
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Re: [DCTP] Detective Conan & Kindaichi: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives (DS)

Postby Jd- » September 5th, 2011, 9:15 am

CoolKid94 wrote:I actually have a few questions though. When the game is released, will you have any plans of making a gameplay video or a walkthrough, or will that be left up to the fans?

Also, are there any plans for localizing any other video games after you finish this one?


There will be more videos uploaded to our YouTube channel with concerns to the game, but I wouldn't expect full video guides or anything as this is quite a long game.

This is the only game DCTP intends to localize in its entirety as of this writing. Never know what the future holds, but that's the plan for now.
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Re: [DCTP] Detective Conan & Kindaichi: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives (DS)

Postby Cheesus » September 5th, 2011, 3:41 pm

Herpaderp i can test it on a WoodR4
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Re: [DCTP] Detective Conan & Kindaichi: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives (DS)

Postby s_jonathan_sa » September 11th, 2011, 4:38 am

Jd- wrote:Image

Welcome to our official topic for Detective Conan & Kindaichi Case Files: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives. For those unfamiliar, this game for the Nintendo DS saw our beloved Conan cross paths with Kindaichi Hajime--a fellow anime & manga detective of comparable renown. Like Kudou Shinichi, Kindaichi is a high school detective that assists the police in tackling the most puzzling of cases.

This game was originally released only in Japan in early 2009. Ever since, we have toyed with the idea of translating it. We worked sporadically on it in the interim, unsure if it were a project that could ever actually be finished. Recently, I resolved to do everything possible to finish this game, in English, for everyone to enjoy considering there is no possible way it will ever be localized through official channels.

We have the best possible team working on this project and they are doing magnificent work at every turn. This is not something we can usher out in a matter of days, however: there is enough text in this game to match the dialogue of all the Detective Conan movies to date put together--and then some. Even beyond just the translating of the scripts is the technical aspect. We are localizing everything we possibly can into English, and that, as you can imagine, is no easy feat. All of the graphics, system texts, and gameplay have to be adapted into English with no obstruction to the reader. With all of the hacking, translating, and editing that remains, there is still much work to be done. But, with your support, it will be possible to finish this game for everyone. We will certainly do our best, at least!

Release Date: Undetermined!

The Story

After receiving a distressing correspondence from a former classmate requesting his presence, high school detective Kindaichi Hajime travels to Twilight Island to investigate the anguish behind the letter. Meanwhile, as fate would have it, Edogawa Conan has been introduced to a modern folktale by Professor Agasa--on an island in the south that serves as a premiere tourist resort, inhabitants have been mysteriously disappearing for extended periods of time before suddenly returning without explanation. What's more: When they disappear, they are transported to an alternate version of that very same island. Intrigued, Conan consents to investigate the case while his companions vacation at the tourist trap known as Twilight Island. As the mystery deepens and it becomes clear their two cases are more related than it first seemed, a grand case unfolds that requires the unmatched reasoning powers of both young detectives.

Screenshots
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Videos
All work below represents a work in progress and is presented for sampling purposes and is not indicative of the final release

Prologue Gameplay
(MAY 24th, 2011) The opening fifteen minutes of the game (essentially, its prologue). This is an older build, but it will give you a fair idea of what to expect.

How You Can Get Involved
Eventually, we will need testers for this game. There are a litany of possible issues that can arise in a project like this, and we hold out hope that some heroic few in the community out there will brave the dark with us in our attempt to finish this monster. To volunteer, you really just need time and to be in good standing in the community. Post a reply here stating your interest and, when the time comes, you may well be called upon! Given that we will need to test and retest the chapters multiple times, we should be able to find a place for many of you.

In addition, if you have any questions about the game itself (be it gameplay or what have you), the project, its status, or anything along those lines, feel free to ask here.

Development Log
Soon, we'll begin to record noteworthy advances in the development of the English translation here


I am willing to take part to test the pre-translated game.
And I get information, that the translation is almost finished, just the handwriting recognition that still become a problem. Why don't just left the handwriting recognition as it is and work on some thing else, cause it is ok, just for a little Japanese Hiragana there.

Thank you.

Best Regards,


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Re: [DCTP] Detective Conan & Kindaichi: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives (DS)

Postby Shiku » September 13th, 2011, 9:50 pm

s_jonathan_sa wrote:
Jd- wrote:Image

Welcome to our official topic for Detective Conan & Kindaichi Case Files: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives. For those unfamiliar, this game for the Nintendo DS saw our beloved Conan cross paths with Kindaichi Hajime--a fellow anime & manga detective of comparable renown. Like Kudou Shinichi, Kindaichi is a high school detective that assists the police in tackling the most puzzling of cases.

This game was originally released only in Japan in early 2009. Ever since, we have toyed with the idea of translating it. We worked sporadically on it in the interim, unsure if it were a project that could ever actually be finished. Recently, I resolved to do everything possible to finish this game, in English, for everyone to enjoy considering there is no possible way it will ever be localized through official channels.

We have the best possible team working on this project and they are doing magnificent work at every turn. This is not something we can usher out in a matter of days, however: there is enough text in this game to match the dialogue of all the Detective Conan movies to date put together--and then some. Even beyond just the translating of the scripts is the technical aspect. We are localizing everything we possibly can into English, and that, as you can imagine, is no easy feat. All of the graphics, system texts, and gameplay have to be adapted into English with no obstruction to the reader. With all of the hacking, translating, and editing that remains, there is still much work to be done. But, with your support, it will be possible to finish this game for everyone. We will certainly do our best, at least!

Release Date: Undetermined!

The Story

After receiving a distressing correspondence from a former classmate requesting his presence, high school detective Kindaichi Hajime travels to Twilight Island to investigate the anguish behind the letter. Meanwhile, as fate would have it, Edogawa Conan has been introduced to a modern folktale by Professor Agasa--on an island in the south that serves as a premiere tourist resort, inhabitants have been mysteriously disappearing for extended periods of time before suddenly returning without explanation. What's more: When they disappear, they are transported to an alternate version of that very same island. Intrigued, Conan consents to investigate the case while his companions vacation at the tourist trap known as Twilight Island. As the mystery deepens and it becomes clear their two cases are more related than it first seemed, a grand case unfolds that requires the unmatched reasoning powers of both young detectives.

Screenshots
All work below represents a work in progress and is presented for sampling purposes and is not indicative of the final release

Image  Image  Image

Image  Image  Image

Image  Image  Image

Videos
All work below represents a work in progress and is presented for sampling purposes and is not indicative of the final release

Prologue Gameplay
(MAY 24th, 2011) The opening fifteen minutes of the game (essentially, its prologue). This is an older build, but it will give you a fair idea of what to expect.

How You Can Get Involved
Eventually, we will need testers for this game. There are a litany of possible issues that can arise in a project like this, and we hold out hope that some heroic few in the community out there will brave the dark with us in our attempt to finish this monster. To volunteer, you really just need time and to be in good standing in the community. Post a reply here stating your interest and, when the time comes, you may well be called upon! Given that we will need to test and retest the chapters multiple times, we should be able to find a place for many of you.

In addition, if you have any questions about the game itself (be it gameplay or what have you), the project, its status, or anything along those lines, feel free to ask here.

Development Log
Soon, we'll begin to record noteworthy advances in the development of the English translation here


I am willing to take part to test the pre-translated game.
And I get information, that the translation is almost finished, just the handwriting recognition that still become a problem. Why don't just left the handwriting recognition as it is and work on some thing else, cause it is ok, just for a little Japanese Hiragana there.

Thank you.

Best Regards,


Jonathan_Salim


I'm not sure if Jd has enough volunteers or not but if he needs any more he'll give you a PM.
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Re: [DCTP] Detective Conan & Kindaichi: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives (DS)

Postby junkieaddict » September 15th, 2011, 11:22 am

This game looks extremely interesting, I can't wait until its officially finished :)
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Re: [DCTP] Detective Conan & Kindaichi: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives (DS)

Postby Jd- » October 7th, 2011, 7:47 pm

Temporarily unstickying. Project is still a go!
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Re: [DCTP] Detective Conan & Kindaichi: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives (DS)

Postby leon3789 » November 2nd, 2011, 9:29 pm

After seeing that you guys were translating this game I decided to look a little more into this "Kindaichi" character whom I never heard of, and after research and hearing that the anime is seen as 1 of the 2 best detective animes in Japan (The other anime being Detective Conan) I decided to watch it and I must say, I am hooked. I can't wait for you guys to finish this game so I can see how these characters who are completely different and yet so much alike react to each other.
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Re: [DCTP] Detective Conan & Kindaichi: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives (DS)

Postby ConansSideWalk » November 20th, 2011, 10:05 pm

I shall borrow my friends DS. I shall find a way to play this. -Is interested-
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Re: [DCTP] Detective Conan & Kindaichi: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives (DS)

Postby lilyp » November 22nd, 2011, 5:13 pm

can't wait for this :)
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Re: [DCTP] Detective Conan & Kindaichi: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives (DS)

Postby DetectiveConanGeekster21 » November 22nd, 2011, 7:27 pm

So, this game was released in Japanese, but you're translating EVERYTHING in the game into English? Is that what you're doing? O.O
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Re: [DCTP] Detective Conan & Kindaichi: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives (DS)

Postby nataeiy1 » November 24th, 2011, 11:42 am

I'm willing as well!  ;D
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Re: [DCTP] Detective Conan & Kindaichi: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives (DS)

Postby Jd- » November 24th, 2011, 11:48 am

DetectiveConanGeekster21 wrote:So, this game was released in Japanese, but you're translating EVERYTHING in the game into English? Is that what you're doing? O.O


That is indeed the plan. Check out the in-progress video from the summer to get a better idea of what's what.

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