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Does anyone here know about these games?
Towelket is a series of RPG Maker games inspired by MOTHER, with surreal, philosophical, and horrific themes. Currently, there are six games, and four spin-off titles.
Recently, a few people have started work on translating the series. If you can aide with the translation, feel free to join the IRC: irc://irc.rizon.net/towelket
English wiki with more information: http://www49.atwiki.jp/towelketranslation/
4, 6, and Fury all end so abruptly that it feels like the author just gave up and dropped them. The original trilogy's endings are all much stronger.
6 and Fury definitely had that rushed feeling to them, but I didn't really get that impression from 4.
Definitely wasn't as bad as the other two. The ending did out of left field though, and I never was clear on the antagonists' motives.
I guess part of my problem is that it seemed like all that multiverse stuff was going to be important, but despite how much attention it got it kind of just went nowhere.
while the individual details are a bit hazy, what's clear is they wanted to invade the domain of the moon goddess, and they seem to succeed as Zucche is found where the imperial princess was in 3. I think the author wanted to player to draw his own conclusions, my view is that Zucche wanted revenge for his empire being defeated over and over in the previous parallel worlds. That and he wanted to rebel against the goddess and her minions (deities or goddesses), since he apparently wouldn't be able to keep his free will and wanted to go down fighting. A "better to reign in hell than serve in heaven" kind of affair
I've cleared the game. I won't go into the plot for obvious reasons but I see why this one didn't get a demo while the first two did. You'll be completely confused right from the start if you didn't play the other two because it expects that you already played them. It's not like the Towelket series where playing in production order is recommended but not needed. If the chart gets updated with it then it needs to be mentioned that the Yorumorukimiri series is explicitly meant to be played in sequence.
What I can say about the plot that isn't a spoiler is that this time around it focuses on the Pons and the Fish Hats working together. Even the Fish Hats that only had bit roles in previous games like Arieair and Elegy get a good amount of screen time.
iirc that's Umibuta, he swims around the sea where you find the enlightened pons>
I am writing this message because I want to thank the translator of this saga from the bottom of my heart. I've gone through the first three games (3-2-1), and now I'm with the 4th one (6), and I'm loving them. Thank you so much for bringing Towelket to western audiences. I'm looking forward to the translation of the other games.
For my part, I added all the Towelket games on the IGDB website. If you find any mistakes (probably in the release dates), or if you want to add more information, feel free to do so.https://www.igdb.com/search?type=1&q=towelket
how's warawau coming along
I wonder how soon the translation of Warau Warawau will be ready… and if the translator will return to the series, because I haven't seen a major update in a long time. That worries me a bit.
Have you tried contacting the translator? PPU is still in the IRC. You can always swing by and ask how's it going at https://rizon.net/chat
at the #towelket channel.
Kanao made mobile ports for some of his games, and gave his opinion on some of his past works. I'm surprised to hear that he doesn't look back fondly on Yoru no Umi, I thought it was cool.
where do i get all of the translations?
We still live right?
You mean this one? https://youtu.be/3a6DRsLroxk
Also, check the playlisthttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2SN4c97BBSXgtEEz2ZHiyt9gs6ui2JVi>>6385
Afaik there's Warau Warawau's being translated, not sure at what pace though
I just came here to thank the translators, I wish I had discovered this series sooner. Also Warawau did nothing wrong.
Big thanks to everyone who helped translate these. I just finished 3-1; will probably play Fury next, given its crazy reputation. (Are 6 and 4 worth it? Their receptions seem more mixed, based on this thread.)
Yeah, I guess I might as well try them. Also, unrelated, but does 1 remind anyone else of Houseki no Kuni? The huge timescales and human extinction… the themes of pointlessness and diluted selfhood… the bizarre, melancholic tone…
6 was rushed and it shows, but the beginning and end are really good, also you want to meet best girl Warawau.
4 is really funny and probably has the best party interactions of all the previous games (dove sisters best girls), but you absolutely need to play 3,2,1 and 6 to fully get it. Why the autor isn't fond of it? I'm guessing the ending, it isn't bad, but I understand why she would be dissatisfied with it.
Fury is madness.
Also yeah now that I think about it, it does remind me of Houseki no kuni, how did I never made the connection before.
>>6185>I wonder how soon the translation of Warau Warawau will be ready…
Every day I say "I will seriously work on this and finish it within a month" and every day I remember I started TK1 in like 2008 and finished it when, 2014 or something? Then I remember it's 2022 and 2014 was 8 years ago.>if the translator will return to the series, because I haven't seen a major update in a long time.
Back when I started I thought "I'm going to do the VN one next" (Yoru no Umi). I know now that that is literally never going to happen given my ability to stay focused on translating anything longer than a manga chapter. >>6386
As far as progress, I've probably translated like 200 out of the 300 or so maps that actually have text in them, and should probably start having someone double check them because sometimes I go back and wonder what I was thinking while I make fixes. My short term goal is to check and upload a version in translation for the sake of an off-site back up, even if not editing. Probably sometime this month unless I get distracted.
Now that I check, it was 2015, only 7 years ago and 7 years after 2008. If I hurry, I can be on par.
just take as much time as you see fit. I'm grateful you're doing it in your free time.
Why does Towelket dev block you in Twitter when you follow him? He doesn't like random people following him for some reason? I have followed other devs of similar games in Twitter and none of them gave a fuck. I don't really care but hey that's a bit rude, he should specify in his profile if he doesn't want new followers.
maybe the dev found something in your profile or activity they didn't like
idk anon, i made my twitter account just a couple days ago and it had nothing wrong on it, mostly yume-nikki themed stuff.
We mere mortals are unable to comprehend kanao-tan's desires and interests.
I remember seeing the threads on /jp/ when I was 13/14 and now I'm done with uni and am finished 4 years of Japanese classes…
I've been following him on twitter since before he started working on Dekapari and nothing like that happened to me.
Any way to find and play "Light Magic 2"?
Is it on some semi-obscure site or it is lost in the tides of time and defunct sites?
Perfect. Thank you.
I'd like to thank all those working on the translation of this wonderful series, because it's a kind of arthouse find. I hope someone will translate the remaining spin-offs, I don't think I can get the last 3 as they're paid, so I'll enjoy the ones that are free
Probably the funniest game in the series, that fucking roar in the Ponpe rape scene that comes out of nowhere, but still, pretty lighthearted compared to the rest of the games. Also an actual happy ending.
The auhor really loves to reference towelket 2 in the latter trilogy, can't blame her, it's probably her best work storywise. Talking about 4, 5, and 6 I still prefer 4, the party interactions are just way too good, the exploration aspect is nice even if barebones, also the combat is little more fleshed out with status effects and stuff. Oh also the lore, 4 is basically the culmination of the series and the way it references past games as myth and legends is just perfect.
>>6521>Giant PPU watching your every move
Let's see how much I can tl with gpt4 before I get banned