Humble Bundle has launched the Humble MangaGamer and Friends Bundle, which includes 14 visual novels published by MangaGamer and MoeNovel available in escalating pricing tiers of the customer’s choosing. Available at the $1.00 level is A Kiss For The Petals – Remembering How We Met, normally priced at $7.99. The titles in the bundle are available as Steam product keys and require a free Steam account to redeem.
Proceeds from bundle sales benefit the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The bundle is offered until 27 December 2017.
A Kiss For The Petals – Remembering How We Met is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux in English, Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese. All of these versions are included in the package. It is a prequel to the upcoming A Kiss For The Petals – Maidens of Michael, also published by MangaGamer.
A Kiss For The Petals – Remembering How We Met has been updated to version 2.0 on Steam and MangaGamer.com. Version 2.0 is a significant update, introducing new features, the original Japanese script, and new translations in Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
When you start this new version for the first time, you will be asked to select a language. This will affect all in-game text, including menus. It can be changed at any time from the System menu, the fourth option on the title screen and the last option on the left side of the in-game text box.
The ability to adjust the opacity of the text box freely.
The option to render text with a shadow or outline, which can be changed independently of the text box opacity setting.
An option to pause the text when a full-screen CG is shown. By default, it will pause until the user clicks.
These options are available in the second page of the System menu.
Version 2.0 is built in Ren’Py 188.8.131.52, which features optimizations with the Steam overlay. It is available via Steam now and on MangaGamer.com, though you will need to log into your MangaGamer account to access the latter.
A Kiss For The Petals – Remembering How We Met has been updated to version 1.7 on Steam and MangaGamer.com. This version includes several minor fixes and one critical fix: The unique heart character has been embedded in the font. As it is no longer a small graphic, it now scales cleanly with the text even when the window is resized or set to full screen. Declarations of love now come across sharp and clear even at 1080p resolution and beyond (click to enlarge):
The tilde has also been similarly revised, as it also used a graphic to replace the font’s native tilde character.
In addition, the program is now delivered as separate versions for each platform, rather than a multiplatform build. This is due to macOS Sierra restrictions on running unsigned apps, which was addressed in version 1.6. Please see this Steam forum thread for more information.
Throughout June 2015 in the weeks leading to the release of A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation!, series producer Mi Kara Deta Saba wrote a three-article series for Getchu titled “The Day-to-Day of Yuri” (百合あるある Yuri Aru Aru), a discussion of the fundamentals of the A Kiss For The Petals series that distinguishes it from other works in the genre, as well as the technical and thematic implications that arise as a result. Ralen has translated these articles for MangaGamer to promote A Kiss For The Petals – Remembering How We Met, which was published throughout eight articles. I consider them essential reading for fans of yuri, as they discuss how even a small number of self-imposed restrictions on content and storytelling can have a profound impact on a project.
The original articles contain a number of images related to The New Generation, both from the visual novel itself and exclusive to the Getchu articles. The former were not republished on MangaGamer, as the articles were repurposed for Remembering How We Met.
A Kiss For The Petals – Remembering How We Metis now available for purchase from MangaGamer’s website (not safe for work) and Steam. The price is $7.95.
The season is Fall… as the uniforms transition from Summer to Winter garments, Risa suddenly has a pang of nostalgia. It was this very uniform she was wearing on her first day at St. Michael’s… The day she met her future girlfriend Miya.
Now the two of them share a passionate life as a couple living in Risa’s apartment, but there was a time in their relationship when the very sight of one another would be enough to set off an endless bout of arguing. From Risa’s point of view, it all started with her just trying to get Miya to come to class…
And even now with the two of them going out, the chronically truant girl has failed to mend her ways.
Remembering those days elicits a faint laugh from Risa. Sitting alongside her, Miya reacts to Risa’s sudden outburst with a puzzled expression.
“I was just thinking back… About when we first met.”
It was a beautiful spring day, with sakura petals dancing in the air.
The day of her unforgettable first encounter with Miya…
When ordering from MangaGamer, a Steam key will be sent by e-mail, which will grant a copy for use on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux via SteamPlay.
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A Kiss For The Petals – Remembering How We Metis scheduled for release on Steam on 25 September 2015. Pre-ordering has opened at MangaGamer’s website (not safe for work). The price is $7.95, with a 10% discount to $7.15 if ordered on MangaGamer’s website before release. A Steam key will be sent by e-mail, which will grant a copy for use on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux via SteamPlay.
I’m very excited to be able to talk about A Kiss For The Petals – Remembering How We Met. The English localization of this visual novel is a very big milestone, in more ways than one. Not only is it the first official English release in the A Kiss For The Petals series (known in Japan as Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo, or SonoHana for short), but it is the culmination of several years of effort to bring this series to the west, and my personal debut as a professional translator.
On 24 June 2015, St. Michael Girls’ School hosted a livestream on Niconico to promote the release of A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation!, which is due for release on 26 June. During that stream, it was announced that the visual novel Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Deatta Omoide no Koro ni (その花びらにくちづけを 出会った頃の思い出に) featuring Risa and Miya will be officially released in English under the name A Kiss For The Petals – Remembering How We Met.
No further information is available at this time. A formal announcement with full information on its release will be made on 4 July.