From the author of Spice and Wolf, Isuna Hasekura, comes WORLD END ECONOMiCA. This is the first episode out of three part sci-fi/economic thriller visual novel set on the moon.
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"Part 1 of a trilogy by author Isuna Hasekura, follow Haru as he meets colorful characters and attempts to attain his dream via gaming the stock market."

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4 agosto

New build out

Just released a new build of WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode.01. This unifies all platforms to a single engine called Ren'Py. This new build also includes a TLC/edited version of the script and incorporates feedback and fixes reported by customers.

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19 giugno

OSX/Linux beta version released!

We've just pushed out the beta version for OSX/Linux all previous issues have been resolved. Please let us know if there's any crash bugs.

Known issues:

  • MC name does not change after a event
  • ending movie has weird playback issues

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From the author of Spice and Wolf, Isuna Hasekura, comes WORLD END ECONOMiCA. The opening video features music by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets, known for the opening songs for High School of the Dead and Strike the Blood.

A three part visual novel set in the far future on the moon, 16 years after humans have begun to colonize it. A young boy named Haru has been chasing his wildest dream. His dream is to stand where no man has stood before, and in order to do so he needs capital, a ludicrous amount of capital. What better place to get that amount of capital by using the stock market? There are two key rules that govern the stock market.

  • The first rule: Never take a loss.
  • The second rule: Never forget the first.

Only those who follow these rules are able to obtain enormous wealth...

Requisiti di sistema

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280 x 720
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Any 64 bit processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280 x 720
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280 x 720
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
15.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 6 novembre
It was on sale, I'm happy that I bought the game and went through the story. I choose to believe it was less about the "boy meets girl," and more of having self worth in your own thoughts. With technology advancing, rapidly replacing labor that was once done by humans; this rather alternative view gave me some comfort.
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2 persone su 4 (50%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
10.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 20 novembre
where the hell is the next episode? 10/10 it was ok
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19.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 22 novembre
Amazing story. Don't even think about getting this. Just get it!
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12.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 novembre
Interesting VN marred by some formatting issues, occasional typos and a lack of extra CG's to put some situations in context. In true Spice and Wolf fashion, it's a bit heavy on the technical jargon; prepare to be confused if you don't know much about the stock market and investing, though this is not by a lack of effort on the novel's part to teach you, at it does touch at least on the basics.

Clocks in at around 13 hours depending on how fast you read, it definitely doesn't overstay its welcome. Solid sci-fi human-colonies-on-the-moon setting, with interesting characters that unfortunately don't have enough time to be developed fully. The music score is solid for the most part, with special notion to the catchy main menu tune, Under the Net.

Fantastic ending, fitting for the end of the first episode of a trilogy. A great purchase if it goes on sale, though it is absolutely worth your 10 dollars.
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36 persone su 52 (69%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 19 giugno
It's a Kinetic Visual Novel - it's a type of visual novel where the player does not interact with the story.

And i can't wait for part 2 & 3.
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14 persone su 15 (93%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 ottobre
My god. My heart after playing this game. This is coming from a man who has watched & played multiple Urobochi works.

The story is about a kid who is attempting to enact his dream - to explore Mars - through rapid accumulation of wealth utilizing the stock market. At age 16 he ran away from home, earned 1,000 mools (appears to have 1/1 exchange rate with USD) working, then multiplied it to 72,000 mools through margin trading.

While starting off slow, the story moves towards a powerful, deeply moving (and terrible) conclusion. I don't want to spoil more, so I'll end by saying World's End Economica (in Volume 1, at least) is the definition of the Linear VN archtype, unlike Fate/Stay Night you don't even get to make choices.

For those who want some action in their VN, Sunrider (a free game, and on Steam) plays very much like Fire Emblem with a dash of Mass Effect style morality choices.

Although I am recommending World's End Economica, it is emotionally traumatizing. Definitely not for everyone.
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55 persone su 95 (58%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
10.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 29 giugno
tl;dr - 4/10, nothing amazing, but not terrible. Cool concept, poor execution - I wouldn't buy it if it's not on sale.

No-spoiler review:

If I had to describe this visual novel in one word, I'd call it amateurish. There were several typos and mispellings, along with duplicate lines due to poor coding (all instances of which I screenshotted to send to the devs). If I paid ~$10 for a game, I'd expect at least some standard of professionalism. To be fair, it was originally in Japanese and I can only assume it was translated to English afterwards, possibly in preparation for the Steam release, since the English version came out two years after. However, a lot of fan translations I've played - koestl's Grisaia no Kajitsu translation, for example - were flawless. A paid translation like this pales in comparison, and if I ever feel up to it, I'll play through in Japanese to see if the game is up to scratch in that department.

As for the contents of the game itself, it's extremely dull. The writing style was extremely unprofessional - again, this may be attributed to it being a translation, though I can provide several examples of brilliant translations. The premise was interesting, which was what led me to vote for WEE to be greenlit, but I can't say I'm not disappointed. The story was uninspired and predictable, and although the concept had a lot of potential, the writer didn't really pull it off that well - I found myself bored several times while reading, and I only kept going because I was expecting something interesting to come up (nothing did). The peaks and troughs were in all the wrong places, with little to no transitions, and was uncomfortable to read.

Another point of concern is the fact that it's a kinetic novel. I can appreciate the style of a kinetic novel and enjoy it as anyone would, but why would there be three pages of save slots for a visual novel with no decisions? The game could've been far better constructed to allow the player to influence Hal's (who I would've much rather been named Haru in English, in accordance to his Japanese name ハル) decisions regarding which stocks to buy, how to respond to other characters and whatnot. Of course, I'm not asking for a full-fledged stock market simulation, but just allowing the user to decide whether or not Haru should follow through with a commitment and giving more than one disappointing ending would've made the game a lot more enjoyable.

While on the topic of saving though, I do recommend anyone about to start the game to set aside about 10 hours and finish the game in one go. The way the story is written, without being divided into chapters or scenes, and without any real breaks or transitions, makes it extremely difficult to find a place to save and stop for the day. Unfortunately, I wasn't aware of this and spread the game across two days, and it made for a rather interrupted experience.

The artwork was generally quite nice, but I think I only saw a total of around 5-6 backgrounds and about that number of different sprites, which doesn't really cut it for me and the OST was also nothing really to write home about. The main issue here is the lack of content. For a game at this price, you'd expect the artist(s) and composer(s) to put in a bit more work, but a lot of the time, there was no soundtrack playing, and the screen was simply black with a text box over it. In this sense, I honestly don't feel like the game was worth the money I spent on it.

There are no real redeeming points to WORLD END ECONOMiCA - pretty much every aspect of the visual novel is subpar in comparison to most other visual novels. I don't believe my score of 4/10 to be particularly harsh or generous, and if we interperet the ten point scoring system properly, with 5/10 meaning average and not garbage, then I think 4/10 is quite reasonable. Overall, quite disappointing, given the original concept, bursting to the seams with potential. I did say I don't think the game is worth the price, but I don't think it was a complete waste of money - at least I stuck around 'til the end.
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4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
11.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 5 settembre
Loved this. The story was very catching. Once i started, i could stop. It had its up's and down's, but overall i would recommend it to people who want a visual novel with a great plot. I greatly anticipate episode 2 and 3. Give it a go, you will then understand how good it is.
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6 persone su 8 (75%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
29.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 1 agosto
World End ECONOMiCA Ep.1
Genre: VN - Visal Novel/Reading Storytelling



Having played several other VNs where the player can choose the fate and ending of the story, this one is compleatly linear. No gameplay at all. If you were looking for action or plot twists, look away, you will be reading a lot.

Rating - 8/10
Other - 5/10


Grahpics are okish, capped normally at 1024 x 600 and fullscreened with little damage to the image of the storyplay. Anime style is a diffrence from S&W, more bold and less simple.

Rating - 7/10


Need say more? Just click spam or right click to see the image, scroll button does something too, such as text history. No story reversal such as in Sunraider or other similar VNs however.

Rating 8/10



Despite being on Early Acess for about 4 months, they had several bugs on their story. Sometimes I will notice that a room was not painted dark but a filter was doing it, how did I know? Because the filter was misalined and so I saw that the regular room was underneath. Several english typos are seen throught the story, I didn't take pictures and report those typos because I was reading AND steam photo taker barely works(and when it does, it only works on the main screen). Some other bugs include repetition of entire sentences, it becomes more evident at the end of the story when Hal repeats some sentences over and over meaninglessly.



Going down to the story (no spoilers I promise), Hal is a enterperneur trying to strike it rich in the stockmarket bussiness. While this does follow the theme of S&W of economy, the economy in WEE is much more larger than it would have been on S&W, which makes it diffrent than it. Story telling is engaging at times, but sometimes it can get very depressingly slow or anguishing at Hal's faliures.


The ending of WEE is indiffrent for me, I didn't like it, I don't say I like it, its more of an attempt to make it better on Ep.2, perhaps it could have ended diffrently but thats how it was made. The story going more or less reading can take from 20 hours to 10 hours. I have 30 hours because I used to leave the game on for some particular soundtracks, not that many that memorable however.

I would probably had wished it had taken a route such as S&W, however it seems it won't be like that. I would probably buy Ep.2 to satisfy craving but meh.

Rating 7/10
Other 6/10

Thanks for reading these otherwise useless pixels and bytes. If you don't feel my review is good enough, search other similar reviews. Thanks.
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3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
15.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 24 giugno
This is a visual novel to start with. In visual novels there are some you can make choices and some that you can't. Normally in the ones that you can't has a much more in-dept story. I personally enjoyed the story even though it ended eruptly and left me wanting episode two and three.The game itself is reading dialogue after diaglogue like the screenshots. So don't buy this if you hate reading. The introduction took me about 2 hours to finish reading by itself. Why would you buy this? This is because it has a very good story and the character development is really good. The music and art is pretty good too. As I warn you though don't buy this if you expect to make choices, play a part in the stock market, or have any influence on the story.
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3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
9.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 2 settembre
As far as i know, this is the only straight up visual novel on steam that doesn't have any dumb choices/decisions. It's literally just a book with visuals/backgrounds. While there are a couple typos/grammar issues that I would have fixed if I was able to, overall it was very clean and a good translation. I'd say it's worth a read if you have read or seen and liked Isuna Hasekura's previous works, or are interested in a story with lots of character interaction.
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
14.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 9 settembre
The good:
The story was well thought, and immersive. The characters are fleshed out rather well, which adds depth to the story. The pacing keeps you on your toes especially closer to the ending of the game. Many details about the world, characters and otherwise setting is given in a pleasant way as well. All in all, great writing which feels like a novel. It is quite lengthy as well, a bit shorter than 14.5 hours Steam recorded for me.

The bad:
There were many times when the drawings and music was reused throughout the game, which sometimes didn't even match the story. The music was rather repetitive, and wasn't really enjoyable in my opinion. The effects used through the game were a bit uninspired, to say the least. The drawings aren't particularly memorable as well, though still fine. My final complaint would be the lack of resolution and v-sync options, it would be nice to run the game in my native resolution with 60 fps, rather than 1280x720 and 300 something fps.

The ugly?
While I don't want to give any spoilers, the story was heartwrenching. Beware.
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
14.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 19 agosto
I give this game a 8.5/10

Gameplay - 1/10
This is a "game" in only the loosest terms possible. It's more like a picture book than a game, there is no interaction from the player other than advancing the words. Unlike most other Visual Novels there aren't even choices to make. Overall this makes for a very boring time if you were looking forward to actually playing something.

Story - 9/10
So I don't really know how to judge the entire story at once so I made subcategories

Characters - 6/10
Near the beginning most of the characters seem rude or immature. This is in part due to the players view being the same as the main character who is a young kid and thus has a warped view of his importance and of how others treat him. Due to the MC's lack of understanding he acts like a jerk for about 3/4ths of the story and ignores the other characters as best as he can. Luckily as the story progresses he matures and most characters become a lot more complicated and understandable.

Setting - 10/10
The setting is probably the best defined part of this story. The setting is really at the heart of this story and even with the limited parts we see and read about seems quite well thought out. I mean its the freaking moon how awesome is that? but anyways I like the way your idea of the setting changes over the story. It starts out at a high tech moon city where those skilled with money move closer to the center but one misstep and you can be on the outskirts with all the other failures. This makes for quite the interesting place however as the story advances you learn more about the outskirts and those who live there.

Plot - 8.5/10
Plot, the most important part of a story. The plot starts out with a kid who wants to earn enough money to make his dream come true but this story is really more about growing up and realizing you aren't the most important person in the world. I can't really go into details for spoiler reasons but I think the plot did a good job in the end.

Music - 7/10
I'm not really a music fan so my opinion here isn't worth much. I think the music did a good job of conveying the overall feel of the scene. There were 1 or 2 songs that I enjoyed but most where just background sound that helped show the mood. Overall the music was mediocre to me but I'm not a music fan.

Art - 8.5/10
I'm not really an art enthusiast either but I enjoyed the pictures in this game. The setting shown by the art was very good and painted a nice picture of what the different areas of the moon city looked like. The character were pretty much just generic Anime style art not really a surprise at all.

Translation/Text 9/10
When I looked at the other reviews I saw mentions of things being poorly translated or glitches causing lines to repeat. I only saw one slight translation error and considering I have forgotten what it was it didn't bother me too much and I figured out the meaning of that area. The main thing I felt was lost in translation was more of a cultural barrier, some of the characters interacted with each other in ways that I as an American would consider odd but would probably be normal in Japan.

Overall if you want a pretty good story I recommend this game. However if you want a "game" game or a normal visual novel I suggest you look elsewhere.
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4 persone su 6 (67%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
7.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 14 ottobre
First things first. If you just stumbled in here this is not for you most of the time. I am recommending this based on the assumption you got here because you liked Spice and Wolf. There are no choices here, this is 100% story.

That being said, I enjoyed it enough to come back for the next episode. It doesn't hold up compared to Spice and Wolf, but it is worth reading/watching in its own right. The story takes its time to go anywhere, but as a result you become more attached to the characters, I prefer these types of stories. If you are a die-hard fan of Spice and Wolf, get this on sale. It has similarities in characters and economics focus. At my reading speed it took just over 7 hrs to get through it, mileage will not vary.

As for the application/visuals themself, it does leave something to be desired. The artwork is good, but it seems very static and repetitive. You will be seeing the same character models and backgrounds for the majority of your time. The music is good. Transistions and black screens are really poorly done from what I experienced, if I had a complaint that would be it. Way too many black screens and the transistions had a tendency to loop on me.

Overall I doubt you stumbled in here randomly, if that is the case I feel you are better off looking elsewhere. If you came in here due to loving S&W I would like to recommend at least trying this story, it has its own merits.
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18 persone su 34 (53%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
19.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 12 giugno
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World End Economica episode 01 is a visual novel in a sci-fi setting. It is written by author of certain popular anime or manga or novel which I never watched or read, so writer's reputation don't mean anything to me. More important that WEE is a kinetic novel, meaning it have no choices at all - reader just follows the story, enjoying music and art on the way.

Hal, the protagonist with whom audience supposed to identify, seems like an extremely poor choice for viewpoint character at first. He's unlikeable, arrogant and cynical, fixed only on making profits, idolizes rich entrepreneurs and despises poor common workers. Thankfully, he undergoes huge character development during the novel and becomes much more pleasant person. However WEE is a quite long novel and reader have to endure jerk Hal for the most of it. Nevertheless the changes in Hal's character are so drastic it's almost unbelievable. In the span of a couple months he goes from having inner monologue like this to going into coma from stress and overexertion while helping the poor.

Unlike characters, writing remains of same questionable quality throughout the whole novel. Two leads are both awkward teenagers and their dialogue is mostly them saying "what" at each other. The plot is centered around economics and stock trading but makes a bad job explaining the details to reader not familiar with this, like myself. Most of the narration during the trading parts is done on black background - was it so hard to draw several pretty graphs to illustrate profits or losses? As a result, I quickly lost all little interest I had to economics and just clicked through trading scenes.

Visuals are nice; backgrounds are clean, but character sprites have a strange problem - shadows applied to their necks drawn with dashes. This single detail makes whole novel look like an amateur work at times. Music is nice as well, but nothing special.

Final result: WEE starts weak but becomes much better during the final parts. Sadly it is not good enough to keep me interested in episodes 2 and 3.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
8.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 giugno
This is the first Visual Novel I've played, and i quite enjoyed it.
The Dev for this game is a company which includes Isuna Hasekura the writer of the Spice and Wolf light novel series, which has some elements of economics, like World End Econimica but focused on market and goods trading, rather than stock trading.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
73.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 22 agosto
Pretty good story so far, makes me want to reinvest / learn day trading. Although there were quite a few English typos and the music almost sounds cut-off / glitched at times.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
12.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 21 agosto
This is a very compelling visual novel, with characters that are quite complex and detailed. It covers many aspects of the stock market, and was very inspiring (because I invest in stocks as well). Many of the techinques, and terms used, relate to the real stock market. Hasekura combined these characters struggles with the ups, and downs of their lives and the market, perfectly.

I Highly Recommend this Visual Novel, and my only complaint is that they don't have the soundstrack on here :)

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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
11.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 25 agosto
WOW! Just finished it.

Highly recommend if you like reading. There is no options, no choices. Rather I think this would of actually been better as a light novel, but the visual novel isn't so bad. Good artwork all around.

I was finish in 11 hours so expect a similar amount of story with a slightly faster default autoplay speed.

It does however have a somewhat draggy opening. About 3ish hours is spent with the characters and world building (which may be good or bad per person. Scifi Moon ish isn't so bad but some of the characters take some developing before you get interested). After that it was very enteraining as it starts rapidly spiraling towards the climax. I basically couldn't put it down in the last 3 hours before the end of the story. So much so that it rapidly ate at my sleep time.

Lots of economics involved with no requirement to actually need to know the real math or economics behind it to get behind the main character.

Without spoilers the ending was very well done and if I did not know there was an episode 2 would of been fine with that as the ending. But with knowledge that this continues I'm very excited for more.

Conclusion, If you like reading particularly with somewhat heavy world building; Perhaps a faint curosity of economics then pick this game up. It has well develop characters, interesting universe, and a good raising action till conclusion.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
10.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 13 agosto
I'm not extremely far into the game, however so far its plenty enjoyable.
There are a few noticeable flaws; like being able to notice that the music loops constantly, it doesn't flow well.
Secondly there are some errors in the translation but hey that just happens.

Aside from that this is a pretty good story so far and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who seems interested in it.
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