Finally, we’re getting to the bigger conventions now. TsunaCon is considered to be the part of the Dutch Big Three anime conventions, but there’s something interesting about the Big Three. While this is the shortest convention during only one day from 11:00 to 23:00, it is also considered the most popular of all three, which is quite surprising. You’d expect AnimeCon or AbunaiCon to be at least more successful since they last over the weekends. However, AnimeCon has lately been labelled as quite the elitist convention with high prices and unneeded high culture, so to say. On the opposite, AbunaiCon has been switching locations here and there, and now it’s in a position where people kind of get lost in the venue. I personally prefer AbunaiCon since it’s close and I can volunteer for the weekend, but let’s talk about TsunaCon right now.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Or at least, those are the words uttered on the day I went to this convention in Rotterdam, fittingly called We Love Japan. I actually should speak of an event rather than a convention, since this time the location is even smaller than the previously mentioned church in Arnhem. I’m not sure how to call this place, it seems more like the plaza of an international youth hostel. In any case, I decided to go here since I bought a ticket at the aforementioned convention for again, 5 euros. I think we’re on to something here with cheap and small business. However, is it really something enjoyable? I’m afraid this is going to be a short post.
You can find my localised version [here].
One week. One game. Grandpa, an interactive story about Emi and her Grandfather trying to find his hat. A Global Game Jam entry, that has to be translated from English to one of the designated languages, including Japanese. As amateurish as I am, I decided to take up the job to localise this game, despite neither of the two languages being my mother tongue. As described in the disclaimer, the translation of this game only took me a day, yet refining it to a piece that can be commercially published is a whole different matter. In this article, I’d like to talk a bit about my experienced related to this event.