Kanjozoku Game, Doujin and Hidden Gems on Steam

PlayStation being the most popular console of its time, piracy spread to all corners of Brazil and we witnessed an interesting phenomenon. It was the second half of the 1990s and most people bought their games from retail stores, small video stores, and street vendors.

Today, we don’t have all the convenience of access to information, consumers often go to these places without knowing exactly what they want, and beyond flashy covers – often not official art – success has ultimately become responsible for what it does. he would take it home. Thus, several gems were discovered, but over time, this mine left the physical world and moved into the virtual world.

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Thanks to digital distribution, it’s easier than ever to get new games, and developers have the ability to cover stores with a wide variety of titles. These days, finding good indie games on a service like Steam can be harder than rummaging through the stalls at a bus stop.

It is necessary to keep an eye on what the public has revealed and what has achieved some fame. Kanjozoku game レーサー. This new title to Valve’s service is one of the clearest examples of what would not have come to us without the growth of indies and the power of a store like Steam.

For just $12.99, it’s the perfect homage to the arcade racing games of the early 2000s. Underground speed needed, Night club to eat Tokyo Xtreme Racerthey were rooted in the underground street racing culture and had a very distinctive aesthetic.

Currently, we don’t have all the complexity (and perfume) of racing games, and the focus is on trials where you can play against artificial intelligence or other players. We can also do a wide variety of vehicle modifications, from the exterior to the mechanics.

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Kanjozoku Game レーサー (Credit: Disclosure/SG)

However, the simplicity of delivery Kanjozoku game レーサー some people may not like it. From the lack of conflict with other players to the small number of tracks and cars to unlock, content isn’t SGデベロッパー’s strong point.

Still, the asking price for the game should be considered, and since it’s constantly being updated, adding new cars to it, the title could become more interesting over time. Plus, it’s a little surprising to learn that the same release as the pirated CD supports online play.

Actually it is Kanjozoku game レーサー It has given rise to a small community around it and has found some fans in recent days. With concurrent players peaking at over 500 characters last weekend, it’s becoming common to see more than 200 people playing at once, and while that may not seem like much, it’s more than a record. Need for Speed, Need for Speed ​​​​Hot Pursuit Remastered, The need for fast competitors and only slightly lower than Prompt payment required.

The Invasion of Doujin Games

If interested Kanjozoku game レーサー or you’re wondering how such an obscure game gained fame in the west, the answer may lie in two words: Doujin and Steam.

Doujin (同人ゲーム), usually created as a hobby by a group of people interested in entertainment rather than profit, is the Japanese equivalent of independent or fan-made games. The group is called “Circles”.

Since their productions began in the 90s, they were usually distributed with great enthusiasm, with their titles recorded on CDs and distributed to the public. Of course, getting access to these works, especially outside of Japan, was something of a challenge, but with the ease of publishing on Steam, that scenario has changed.

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Interesting summary of Karate Fool (Credit: Disclosure/Henteko Doujin)

Due to the fact that Doujin are being sold on Valve’s store at much lower prices than previously used in virtual auctions, interest in them has increased, resulting in the attention of publishers. Today, we have several companies dedicated to producing these games, such as ABA Games, which specializes in shoot ’em up; French Bread, which produces 2D fighting games; The Shanghai Alice team, known for their Bullet Hell series Project Touhou; or Type-Moon, popular among visual novel lovers.

Interestingly, since they are fan-made titles, these works often use the intellectual property of other companies. However, with the exception of one company or another, doujin creators usually don’t bother with the threat of a lawsuit, so publishers turn to Circles to publish their projects.

“Our policy is to work in the spirit of Doujin, even as a publishing house,” said Piro, director of Henteko Doujin. “I don’t think much about sales, I think about making games that are new to the world and that a small number of people enjoy enthusiastically. Nevertheless, we achieved good results in terms of sales.

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Recettear: The Tale of the Item Shop (Credit: Disclosure/EasyGameStation)

But if we’re going to mention the title that opened the door for Doujin in the west, it’s definitely Recettear: A Thing Shop Tale. Mixing the action of a dungeon crawler with the typical RPG game store management, it caught the attention of many people for delivering what other games could. A great translation by Carpe Fulgur added innovation and made the game a success.

Having thus managed to get a much larger audience to watch other Japanese independent works, other companies soon became interested in localizing doujin, a trend that has not slowed down.

The algorithm is in our favor

And even if the brawling of men in diapers or the barrage of bullets is too much for your taste, there are plenty of fun games to be found hidden away in Steam’s vast catalog, a mission that math can help us with. .

Wuppo: Definitive Edition (Credit: Disclosure/Knuist & Perzik)

Using the scores provided by the website SteamDB and the popularity measured by SteamSpy, a guy called Wok created an algorithm that accurately identifies the best unknown titles on the Valve store. Thus, the calculation gives higher scores to games with a higher number of reviews, while taking into account hidden games that appear in the collections of fewer users.

After activating the code, the creator is among all the games available on Steam Wuppo: Definitive Edition can be considered the most underrated by players. Acting as a child-like metroidvania, it has an average score of 78 on Metacritic, with user ratings even higher.

Although the list, for example, brings some games that are not even unknown STEINS;, TY Tasmanian Tiger, Blackwell Epiphany to eat Goat escape, which has many very interesting titles. For those who want to discover works that are far from the big productions, digging in the basement of Steam can be a great experience.

Paper Wizard (Credit: Disclosure/Ultra Runaway Games)

Another good tip is the list compiled by the site Steam250. Then we have a few games that aren’t highlighted on the front page of Steam, but are loved by those who play them. Sure, there are a lot of weird things out there, but with a little patience, you can find games with very interesting ideas.

Curated lists can also be a great resource, such as Uncovering Hidden Gems or Game Hidden Gems. For those who want doujin suggestions, you should follow doujinsoft dependencies. They may not be perfect, but it’s better than betting on old stall roulette.

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