A highschool gang leader Ringo Ishikawa trying to live through his last autumn before graduation. With his best friends.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (20) - 85% of the 20 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (371) - 88% of the 371 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 17, 2018
Developer:
yeo
Publisher:
yeo

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May 10

Please help me to choose a Spanish translator!

Hello, guys!

I decided to make a Spanish translation and I need your help with choosing a translator.

I already did it with Japanese translation {LINK REMOVED} so I want to do the same here.

Please, rate the translators. Since all of them native speakers I want to know why you don't recommend someone. It's better for understanding than just pure rating. Also some will translate from Russian so keep it in mind that translation could not perfectly match English text.

If you want to translate the game please send me your version to this email: j7704@yandex.ru

Discussion here: https://steamcommunity.com/app/846110/discussions/0/1651043958636874447/
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April 4

Switch release!

Hello, everyone.



Today the game hits the Nintendo eshop with this awesome art as a cover and I wanted to reminisce a little about how and by whom it became possible:

1) Players who played the game, made comments, wrote reviews so the game didn't sunk to the Steam's bottom and got some coverage in media where @CATCLANOYABUN came across it.

2) @CATCLANOYABUN liked it and proposed to CEO of CIRCLE Ent., a company she works on as a translator, for importing to Switch.

3) Chris Chau is a very humble person, who treated a noname like myself with all respect and care from the very start, CEO of CIRCLE Ent, decided to give my game a chance. He assigned Thomas Whitehead as a project manager of the game.

4) @thomasbw84 was very helpful and stress-tolerant and he carefully nullified every conflict which could but thanks to him never happen. He was partnered with Gary Chen for Japanese release.

5) Besides everything Gary Chen found really maze-like algorithms some annoying bugs had used. Together with Thomas they passed my vision to Shou Shiki who drew this amazing art.

6) And, damn, Shou Shiki made the best possible Ringo ever ) I don't know maybe Koizumi made some insights for the characters but I didn't tell him anything )

7) Chie Koizumi proofread all Japanese dialogues once again so overall Japanese localization became even better.

Here's the result of our work:

JPN: https://ec.nintendo.com/JP/ja/titles/70010000018165
UA: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/the-friends-of-ringo-ishikawa-switch
FR: https://www.nintendo.fr/Jeux/Jeux-a-telecharger-sur-Nintendo-Switch/The-friends-of-Ringo-Ishikawa-1537111.html
UK: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/The-friends-of-Ringo-Ishikawa-1537111.html
RU: https://www.nintendo.ru/-/-Nintendo-Switch/The-friends-of-Ringo-Ishikawa-1537111.html

And once again I want to thank all of you, who received the game so positive here at Steam, and make all this even possible!

Thank you very much!
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Reviews

“不良の美学とノスタルジー”
IGN Japan

“There's a certain amount of existentialism in this game, and it feels very intentional and morose.”
9/10 – Bonus Stage

“...the fact that Ringo Ishikawa is subtle, reflective, and directionless, makes it a brilliant bit of subversion. It also means it's the most surprisingly thoughtful game I have played in quite some time.”
9/10 – Digitally Downloaded

About This Game

A highschool gang leader Ringo Ishikawa trying to live through his last autumn before graduation. With his best friends.

You should play it if:

1) You're fond of good stories with strong dialogues (especially about growing up)
2) You're a fight games enthusiast (you'll get your hands on some unique brawl mechanic and I promise you'll be satisfied)
3) You're into some yakuza-delinquent aesthetics

Basically, the game is an existential open world beat'em up with some school sim elements. It has a little of everything: a town to explore, day-night cycle, npc on their schedule, battle grinding, school grinding, mini-games (ping-pong, billiard, video-poker, video-game console with one game...) and so on.

But the main thing is the story I'm trying to tell. And I designed the game to make you feel this story. So it's not about rival gangs, or taking over turfs, or anything. You just live there and feel. And that's all.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: 7
    • Processor: 1.2 GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 320 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS
    • Processor: 1.2 GHZ
    • Memory: 2 MB RAM

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