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Mapping Contest submissions end, judging begins. Also: Sven Co-op represented at Comiket 76.

Posted by SvenViking on Oct 3rd, 2009

Just to let everyone know that the Sven Co-op Mapping Contest ended recently, and we're currently preparing to begin the judging process. Looks like we have some pretty impressive entries -- judging may be tough! Once the winners have been selected, all entries will be collected into a map pack and released on SvenCoop.com.

In unrelated news: A couple of months ago, someone named Takeaki requested permission for his literary club to publish a Sven Co-op beginner's guide in Japanese. The guide was distributed at Comic Market 76 (or Comiket) -- the world's largest handmade comic book fair, held twice a year in Tokyo. It also hosts a large number of user-created PC games, etc. Comiket 76 attracted an estimated 560,000 (predominantly female) attendees over three days.

I recently received a copy of the magazine itself, and have taken some pictures for anyone interested. Though I can't understand the text, it looks really useful -- including information on how to install and configure Sven Co-op without English knowledge, various tips and tricks, etc.

   
More images: Index, Page 9, Page 16, Page 24, Links.

Takeaki also included a sort of catalogue, and the latest episode of Umineko no Naku Koro ni (Warning: Spoilers in Wikipedia's Plot/Story sections), which was pretty nice of him! Now to wait for the patch.

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kitethefallenangel
kitethefallenangel Oct 4 2009, 6:01am says:

Yay! Anime reference in the article of a Western made mod.

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TyeTheCzar
TyeTheCzar Oct 29 2009, 10:14pm replied:

Too bad the anime adaptation is highly inferior to the actual Sound Novel. Go on 4chan and say that the Umineko anime is awesome... go on.

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SvenViking
SvenViking Dec 24 2009, 5:22am replied:

The main problem is trying to cram too much story into too few episodes, imho. :/

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phipe
phipe Oct 5 2009, 1:53am says:

Now that was something unusual.

Seriously, arent jap gamers to good to use beginners guides?

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SvenViking
SvenViking Dec 24 2009, 5:20am replied:

It's mostly a translation guide -- explaining how to install, set options etc. if you can't read the English text.

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