Tokyo-based studio Lifewonders is developing an English version of its gay dating sim Fantastic Boyfriends: Legends of Midearth. However, as progress is slow, the studio has launched an Indiegogo campaign to speed it up.
If the studio cane raise $20,000, it will bring the 2.0.0 version of Fantastic Boyfriends over to the west, covering the cost of testing it for non-Japanese iOS and Android devices, translating over 400,000 characters of narration and dialogue from Japanese to English, and covering advertising and PR for the English version.
The goal of Lifewonders is to bring more variety to the types of romantic relationships in videogames to enrich the culture. It’s starting off with Fantastic Boyfriends, which is primarily for gay men, but hopes will appeal to everyone. To meet its goals, Lifewonders is hoping to bring Fantastic Boyfriends to as many people around the world as possible.