This weekend marks the first anniversary of the release of the Renpy version of Date Ariane: The Game.
61% of the downloads were in English, 28% were in Portuguese, 8% in German, 3% in French, and 0.6% in Spanish.
Pretty impressive considering the foreign language versions have only been around since late March.
The game has gone viral in Brazil, with 750,000 downloads from there in the last 4 months.
has a gaming channel on You Tube with over 100 videos listed. A general gaming search produces 473 videos currently.
I’m currently in the process of uploading new versions of the games that include over 100 new renders like the one above.
Notice how the window reflects the interior now, which happens when it is dark outside.
All the new renders are in the living room and the drive-in diner.
English version build 112 has a number of fixes and tweaks to game play covered in detail here.
I can’t change the international versions much without killing the translation mechanism, so the minor tweaks I made to the English version are not in the International versions.
However, the improved pictures are there, and also a new TITLE SCREEN! There seems to be a lot of call for a Portuguese version, but it would need 6 to 10 translators to do it right.
I could release a machine translation that I know everyone would hate.