Traditionally, when Japanese games are in the process of becoming localized for foreign markets, the developers will seek out publishers from those markets and pitch the game to them, in an effort to make the localization and distribution of that title possible.
However, when it comes to the Wii RPG Pandora's Tower, a group of dedicated gamers wants to go through this part of the process on the behalf of the developers.
Operation Rainfall (quite arguably the group responsible for bringing Xenoblade and The Last Story stateside) is currently asking its fellow gamers to help raise $600 to pitch Pandora's Tower to six publishers (Aksys Games, Atlus, NIS America, Rising Star, UTV Ignition, and XSEED) in an effort to bring it to North America. The $600 dollars is needed for the $100 fee that each publisher charges for pitching games.
Rainfall representatives have stated that donors who give $5+ will receive a special download code for a HD wallpaper pack and those who give $10+ will receive the wallpaper pack and a special collector's case big enough to carry all three Rainfall games. But it should be noted that refunds cannot be given out if this campaign fails, since success can't be guaranteed.
With that said, can Rainfall's current "Operation" succeed? Well, given the success of its previous efforts, the modest $600 campaign goal, the safe publisher choices, and the fact that the game was already translated for its European release, it wouldn't surprise me if this "crazy scheme" worked.
What do you make of all this g1s? Do you think this is another clear win for the Rainfall crew? Do you think that fans are capable of pitching a game? Or should pitching the product be left to the developers?
» Source: http://www.destructoid.com/operation-rainfall-to-pitch-pandora-s-tower-to-publishers-226281.phtml
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