Happy holidays, everyone!
The end of another year is upon us, and we have some exciting news to share. We are pleased to announce that Tin Man Games, an indie game company from Australia, has begun work on a Gamebook (http://gamebookadventures.com/) based on the world of Shira Oka: Second Chances.
From a recent Tin Man blog post announcing the project, here's a brief summary of the story: http://tinmangames.com.au/blog/?p=2792
"Alice is headed to Japan on an exchange program through school. She’s been Hiroshi’s pen pal for ages, and is really excited to meet him. Hiroshi (a bit of a ladies man) is fairly certain she’ll fall for him. However they don’t get along as well as they’d both hoped. Her loud Western nature and discomfort with local customs sets the very traditional Hiroshi offside, and before they know it, they’re basically enemies. They both want the top spot on the Student Council, and a challenge is set in the only way things like this can be resolved, a competition to make the largest onigiri!"
Hello everyone! It's been a while since we posted any news, but we are still alive. In celebration of the new school year starting, we have dropped the price of Shira Oka. Please Enjoy (and tell your friends)!
Good luck to all students! Have a great school year!
- Okashi Studios staff
About Okashi Studios
Okashi Studios is a multimedia startup company based in the San Francisco Bay Area (Fremont, California, to be exact).
Our current staff is primarily composed of artists, writers, and programmers, sharing common interests in anime/manga, gaming, and Japanese culture.
About Shira Oka
Shira Oka: Second Chances is an anime-themed video game under development by Okashi Studios.
For more information, visit the Shira Oka website.
Although ren'ai games have been available in Japanese since the '80s, the selection of high-quality games for English speakers has been relatively bleak so far. Okashi Studios seeks to change this by creating an original ren'ai game written natively in English.
Public speaking engagements
Throughout the year, we travel to conventions across the country to participate in panels about ren'ai games and to meet with fans of these games.
Our main panel is a beginner's guide to ren'ai games, which gives an overview to the genre, shows some demos and artwork from some well-known titles, and highlights the options available for non-Japanese speakers.
Contact us if there is an event in your area in need of a speaker about ren'ai games, anime/manga, or any related topics!