Zen United and PQube have teamed up to launch a new game portal dedicated to Japanese Indie games – www.ricedigital.co.uk/.
“The Japanese indie games scene is one of the most misunderstood in gaming – with a belief that it’s either non-existent, or focused predominantly on adult content”. Explains Geraint Evans Director of Zen United. “The Japanese doujin scene is thriving and is a hotbed of quality titles. Our aim is to highlight what’s out there and to create an entertaining and informative gateway to make these great games more accessible”.
Rice Digital will focus on bringing gamers the latest news from the Japanese indie scene as well as carefully selecting the finest games and making them available for purchase via the Rice Digital store.
Rice Digital launches today, with eight fully localised titles courtesy of doujin game publisher Nyu Media Ltd – with further announcements and products to come in the New Year.
Rice Digital will launch with the following titles:
Ether Vapor Remaster
Stunning perspective-shifting 3D shooter from Edelweiss, one of the finest doujin developers working today.
Cherry Tree High
A high-school drama where you have to form a comedy club – a charming sprite-based adventure with unique social-link gameplay.
The renowned series of Bullet Hell shooters, including Gun Bullet Children, 2nd Vampire Rex and Jade Penetrate Black Package. Also available individually.
Fairy Bloom Freesia
An innovative, visually spectacular fighter with superb mechanics – including the ability to level up and customise your character’s move set.
Retro arcade shooting action, polished to a shine and featuring great weapon customisation. Gradius fans will be in heaven with this one.
The cute platformer with a vindictive dark side. Turning classic platforming stereotypes and tropes on their head, this is a challenge like no other.