Alka Translations Monthly Status Report: August 2020

Hello, everyone!~ Kitaro here with the Alka Translations Monthly Status Report for August 2020. I’m here to update you on the status of all of our current projects!

To start, an update for A Sky Full of Stars -Fine Days-. As many of you know, we’ve had to delay it because of a game-breaking bug found in Hinami’s route that we had to fix. Well, in good news, we’ve almost got that working, so look out for the patch’s release in the early weeks of August. We’re really sorry for the delay!

Second order of business is, of course, Summer Pockets -Reflection Blue-! As I’m sure many of you have seen on Twitter, or if you’ve been keeping track of the progress page, we recently hit 50% of the Reflection Blue exclusive content translated. While this is amazing in its own right, given that it’s only been a month, this does not mean you should expect the patch to come out sometime next month or even in September. There is still a TON of work to do after the translation of the new content is finished, like mini-games, images, the re-editing of the entire base game… All of it needs to be done before the patch is close to release. That said, we are still working vigilantly as we start work on Shiki’s route and continue on to Nomiki’s route!

Thirdly, regarding Kud Wafter. It’s still happening. However, it’s on hold so that we can focus on Reflection Blue. We’ll get back to work on that as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience.

And lastly, the Summer Pockets Side Stories are all translated and will be released very soon! Other than that… that’s about it for the month of August. We hope you’re looking forward to all the things we have planned. You will hear more from us very soon. Until next time!

– Kitaro

22 thoughts on “Alka Translations Monthly Status Report: August 2020

    • Log
      Log says:

      Honestly, operate under the assumption that we aren’t doing it. A lot of people seem convinced that we’ve confirmed it, but I want to be clear that we have not. A lot of us are moving on to other things and none of us are chomping at the bit to pause any of that, so I’d rather not get people’s hopes up.

      • Teru says:

        I think this is kinda dick move saying first that “we might do it/we’re gonna try and do that once we finish FD” to “assume that we aren’t doing it because we’re skiping to the next project and don’t have time” after finishing the FD (most likely because the lack of organization). Even if you don’t believe me many aren’t that interested to read the FD before the restored main game so can’t you at least confirm or deny it at once instead of giving us false hopes. That way at least someone else could pick that project instead of holding it.

        • Log
          Log says:

          I’m sorry you feel that way and you’re entitled to believe whatever you like, but the restoration patch was, and always has been, a hard maybe. There may have been times in which we were feeling more inclined than we are now, but people and circumstances change. Which is why it was never officially confirmed and why we specifically stated, multiple times, that it was not officially confirmed. Anyone who wishes to pick up the project is free to get in contact with us and we’d be glad to talk with them, but unfortunately, this is something we do as a passion. We do the projects we want to do and until someone starts paying us, that’s what we’re going to continue doing. We are planning to officially address all of this in more detail when Fine Days is released, so we ask for everyone’s patience as we focus on this and Reflection Blue before all else. Regardless, I can assure you that there are 3 whole routes and much to enjoy about Fine Days beyond sex, so by all means, check it out!

          • Kappa says:

            Thank you for your hard work with the Fine Days fandisc, don’t listen to what other people say about the main game. I’m very much looking forward to playing the fandisc much more! I appreciate you guys for translating this game!

          • aerokeys says:

            Thank you for clearing it up!
            I’m kinda on Teru side in this. I’m not gonna play the FD until the main game have the restoration patch (unrated patch). What makes vn enjoyable for me is it r-18 part beside the plot. Sex is to show how much the protagonist love the heroine and how much furthur he gonna take the relationship foward.

            I’m just hoping someone gonna take it over, so some of us can enjoy it as well. Anyway, thank you for your hardwork!

        • Watermelon Soup says:

          “someone else could pick up the project”. While it is censored, there already is a translation of the original by moenovel, and all it’s really missing are it’s sex scenes. Sure that might be important for you, but not everyone is as butthurt enough like you are to yell at a translation group to “decide”. By this point, the chances of “someone else” picking up the translation for sky full of stars is ridiculously low, not to mention if they did, they have to provide better translations than the existing ones. If that “perfect experience” is so important to you, go spend your time learning Japanese(you’ll be much less of a dick to others too), or if you’re just a horny ass, just go find some hentai pictures. Good day.

          • Kyle says:

            If they really want, there is a patch that puts the sex scenes back in with hilariously bad machine translations. I have used it, was thoroughly amused. Thankfully its only the sex scenes that have that. I will never get over “Bread bread bread bread bread bread bread.”

        • Log
          Log says:

          This is regarding A Sky Full of Stars! Reflection Blue is 100% happening and making good progress. Reflection Blue isn’t a fan disc, but more a remake with additional content. A lot more additional content.

          • Hackray says:

            May I clarify on Reflection Blue?

            Does this mean that I don’t have to play the original Summer Pockets and go straight forward to Reflection Blue?

          • Bishounen-P says:

            Correct! Reflection Blue is an expanded rerelease of the original, so it has all the original content AND MORE!

  1. AJ says:

    Just wanted to thank you guys for all the hard work. I recently read A Sky Full of Stars and was disappointed in the lack of Honoka route. So I’m really looking forward to this!

  2. aerokeys says:

    Thank you for clearing it up!
    I’m kinda on Teru side in this. I’m not gonna play the FD until the main game have the restoration patch (unrated patch). What makes vn enjoyable for me is it r-18 part beside the plot. Sex is to show how much the protagonist love the heroine and how much furthur he gonna take the relationship foward.

    I’m just hoping someone gonna take it over, so some of us can enjoy it as well. Anyway, thank you for your hardwork!

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