In Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon, players will explore a dark and abandoned world with the aid of their Wii Remote that functions as a flashlight and also a proximity sensor to track invisible ghosts. The highly cinematic presentation coupled with an emotive soundtrack bring the narrative of a lonely and lost soul to life as players encounter memorable characters and discover the backstory behind scavenged items that provide insight on people's last days before the apocalypse.
Seto is a young boy that is extremely special; he may be the last human being alive on the planet. In a post-apocalyptic world that's covered in fog and has lost its light, he searches abandoned cities tirelessly with a flashlight in hopes of finding other humans, any humans, any companion at all...
As Seto searches through these eerily calm and beautiful ruins of a civilization lost, he comes across a mysterious girl named Ren, who quickly scurries away from him despite possibly being the only other living human in the world. As he struggles to locate Ren and search for other survivors, he must fight off the ghosts and demons that haunt this forsaken land while also piecing together the mystery of what brought about the disappearance of all mankind.
Spanish website DSWii.es (part of Blogocio.net) approached Rising Star with the unique idea and, following an announcement calling for volunteers to participate in the translation, recruited a group of 50 dedicated gamers from their loyal community to take part in the meticulous process.
The move reinforces Rising Star's commitment to listening and trusting its audience, and the importance it places on being an approachable publisher.
The Fragile Dreams script contains over 35,000 words and Rising Star recognises the incredible effort going into the initiative. When completed, the Fragile Dreams translation will be available as a digital download via DSWii.es and through Rising Star's Hoshi portal, free of charge, following the game's launch on 19th March.
"This is a great opportunity for us to connect with our fan base in Spain through such a unique and innovative project," says Raul Nieto Garcia, marketing manager at Rising Star Games. "We hope Spanish gamers will appreciate the joint efforts of Blogocio and Rising Star games to provide the best experience possible when playing Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon on their Nintendo Wii."
"The most important aspect of this translation is not that the game arrives in Spanish, but that this is the first time in history in which gamers will participate actively in the development process or the localisation of a title," says Hugo Fraga, director of content and marketing at Blogocio Media SL. "That's the really exciting about this project."
"We'll try to coordinate as best as possible to ensure all stakeholders collaborate to make this an example of a project created by fans in conjunction with a video game company," adds Raul Millan, technical director at Blogocio Media SL.
"As artistic director I'm responsible for the design of Blogocio's websites and projects, but the layout of this translation guide is a new challenge for me," says Jose Miguel Blanco, creative director at Blogocio Media SL. "Time is limited but a project of this importance deserves a good design and layout work. "
- Emotional Story about Abandonment, Loneliness and Redemption - The game's focus is on human drama as a boy wanders a post-apocalyptic world in search of answers and companionship.
- Gorgeous Graphics and Lighting Effects - High production values bring the desolate but eerily beautiful world to life as the lighting reflects realistically off environments to show all the tragic details of a previously inhabited land.
- Moving Musical Score - A haunting and inspired soundtrack helps convey a full range of emotions such as utter despair to finding small victories even when it appears all is lost.
- Controls Optimized for the Wii Remote - The Wii Remote is used as a flashlight and to control the direction of movement, while also serving another function as a proximity sensor to track invisible ghosts.
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