Today Mikandi Japan have announced they have teamed up with Laplacian to create a new visual series, E-Gene. the stories will revolve around famous historical figures and animal girls. The games will be fully voiced in Japanese with English and Japanese subtitles. Mikandi Japan will be publishing the titles while Laplacian will doing all the writing and artwork.

Here is some information straight from the press release:

Ono Wasabi, Game Producer for Laplacian explains the game world concept and introduces the first character:

Game World Concept

The key concept behind E-Gene is that “All the great struggles throughout human history were due to the disputes between dogs and cats”.

Marie Antoinette, who was on the side of the dogs during the revolution led by the cat side, incurred the wrath of the public when she said “Well, if all the cats are gone, let them keep dogs”.

Joan of Arc made all other dog lovers rabidly jealous when she declared that she had heard the voice of Dog – the cat fanatics wouldn’t accept her devout dog-ly ways either, and so she was executed as a heretic.

And of course, the Republicans and Democrats over in the USA – when it comes down to it, that’s all about dogs and cats fighting too. The great disputes between dogs and cats continue ever on…

In our story, great historical figures are being brought back to life using genetic technology, when another grand dispute unfolds. And to top it off, these great figures are coming back… as adorable animal girls!

So, what do you think? Pretty fun, right? This is shaping up to be a super fun project that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as us!

First Character

“I am the great Nobunyaga!”

The character who’ll be brought back in the First Project is none other than the great Japanese samurai Oda Nobunaga… or should we say, NobuNYAga! Kitty Nobunyaga is a bossy and greedy girl, but she also gets lonely easily and is a bit of a crybaby. She’s curious about the modern era she’s been brought back in, and when she finds something she wants her tail sticks straight up. Nyaaaw! Everyone who sees her says “Yes, cat ears are the best in the world”.

Mikandi Japan goes on the say this about the production and pricing:

The first game in the series will be created with funds raised through MiKandi Japan’s Patreon page and released in the fall of 2018. After that, a Kickstarter campaign to further develop the series is planned. As for pricing, E-Gene will be a very affordable game series; one to ten hour games for $1-$10 each. MiKandi Japan’s formula is: high quality Japanese production value, tight and juicy storytelling, with pet-like lovable pricing. To keep up with the latest and to support the project, please visit MiKandi Japan’s Patreon:

I am personally interested to see how this series shapes up. Keep checking here for more updates as they roll in.

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