Rovio Japan held a clay sculpture lesson for kids in Tokyo

In Japan, a lot of various homework are imposed on children in summer vacation by a school, In them, there is the homework to make a handmade work. Therefore Rovio Japan held a new event this month.

It's clay sculpture lesson. They held this in App Bank Shibuya of the smartphone goods shop on August 9 and 10. In other words, children can complete one of the homework of the summer vacation by participating in this. This is a good idea to get a viral effect in the school(or kids community). Leevi Lankinen of the sculptor came in Tokyo from the Rovio head office for this event.

Photos via Rovio Japan's Twitter

Participants seemed to enjoy an event. Rovio Japan held an illustration event for children to collaboration with Puzzle and Dragons in last November.

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They continue holding original events from now on in Japan, and hold the music event with KORG on August 31.

The Japanese site of Angry Birds is here.


Japanese mobile game giant DeNA personified samurai's swords to cute girls

The Japanese personifies everything. DeNA is no exception. Japanese mobile game giant DeNA is no exception.

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"Youtou Arashi to Fubuki -Sword of Twins-"(妖刀 あらしとふぶき -Sword of Twins-: Mysterious Sword Arashi and Fubuki -Sword of Twins-) is a new native app game of DeNA. In ancient Japan where Youkai(妖怪: supernatural creatures in Japanese folklore) threatens the world peace of human beings, Arashi and Fubuki of the brother of a mixed blood of human being and Youkai have an adventure by the help of swords fairies.

At first the player chooses either Arashi(brother) or Fubuki(sister). Both have voices by voice actors.

Well, you may notice. This is a 3-match puzzle RPG such as Puzzle and Dragons. But this has some elements evolving than Puzzle and Dragons. The graphic is a horizontal scrolling action style, own's character moves and talks at every attack and the expression of finisher attacks are showy.

In a process of the adventure, players can get fairies of various swords. All of them are cute girls and real existence swords. This resembles popular sea fight simulation game for PC Kan Colle(艦これ).

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For example, She "Ōshū Aizu-jū Kanetomo(奥州会津住兼友)" was the sword which Yahachirou Ozaki(尾崎弥八郎) of the member of the Shinsengumi(新撰組:  special police force organized by the Bakufu  during Japan's Bakumatsu period in 1864. Wikipedia) used habitually. Real she is...

By the way, I noticed a serious thing. This does not have all social elements and players can play only a single play mode. This is exceptional in DeNA which is the giant of the Japanese mobile social game. I do not know why they did so it. However, reviews of App Store and Google Play are not bad. The social elements may be already unnecessary for Japanese mobile F2P games.


You can go to sleep with your head on Unity-chan's lap, but it's VR

I wrote about an original action for Japanese users of Unity Japan the other day.

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Maybe, it succeeds. Japanese application developer Up-Frontier developed interesting virtual reality contents using Oculus Rift and Unity-Chan, the original character data of Unity Japan.

This is it.

At first, wear Oculus Rift...

Then the scenery such as the park appears, and Unity-chan comes up next to oneself.

When you put a head on the lap shaped cushion. Your viewpoint follows it, and you can get the sense that has Unity-chan do Hizamakura(膝枕: pillow one's head on somebody's lap).

Furthermore, Unity-chan moves, talks and changes expressions. It's right virtual reality. They show the demo version of this for free. However, unfortunately it is only windows. Downloading is here.


We knew it: Japanese game company uses Oculus Rift for porno games

This is Japan.

Japanese Tech media Weekly ascii reports it about contents for adults using Oculus Rift. Japanese Bishojo(美少女: Beautiful girl) game developer Illusion develops Eroge(エロゲ: Erotic game) using Oculus Rift.

You can watch the whole body of an actual sexy actress by attaching Oculus Rift. They scanned an actress with 3D scanner to make real 3D model.

Of course you can stare at her from various angles and distance.

The title of this is "PLAYGIRLS" and Illusion releases this by the end of this year. If you want to see this quickly, go to the demo-corner of PC shop G-Tune : Garage in Akihabara, Tokyo.

via http://weekly.ascii.jp/elem/000/000/244/244372/

Nameko cooperates with a convenience store in Hong Kong

Japanese mobile game superstar Nameko makes efforts in the advance to the neighborhood Asia area more. They are already popular in Taiwan and aim at Hong Kong next to there.

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Now, they cooperate with convenience store Circle K in Hong Kong. There are no such cute shops even in Japan. I am envious of Hong Kongers!

More photos are here > Nameko official site "Name-Para ~Nameko Paradise~" (Chinese)

Nameko and Circle K do the tie-up using Hong Kong original goods "Nameko comical pens". When customers do shopping more than the 20HK dollar in Circle K, they can get Nameko sticker. And when they collect Nameko stickers 12 pieces, they can get one kind among six kinds of Nameko comical pens. This is not sold in Japan, and is Hong Kong original limited goods made for this tie-up.

The details of the tie-up is here (Chinese).

Circle K sells a lot of Nameko goods like Japan to this. Furthermore, for the advertising of this, they decorate a wall surface of Kowloon Tong Station and Causeway Bay Station cutely. This has not been yet carried out in Japan, too.

Beeworks, the developer of Nameko is interested in mainland China, Korea and Southeast Asia. They already open Nameko web shop for Korean users and open a popup shop in Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul now.

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Info of popup shop in Dongdaemun Design Plaza(Korean).