We’re always on the lookout for great games to publish
both in Japan and worldwide.
Check out Publishing with Rainy Frog to see what we do and why we think we’re
a great option for publishing your game.
For many developers releasing their game in Japan is something of a dream but also a hurdle. An inscrutable and tough market Japanese players don't just easily take on games from other regions.
With over 2 decades of experience and deep knowledge of Japanese markets Rainy Frog is ideally placed to give your game the very best opportunities. From working together to share knowledge of the market, find suitable localised titles and marketing strategies, professional localisation and quality asurance to creating Japan-specific trailers and press materials, as well as handling official age rating, publishing through Rainy Frog will help you bring your game to Japanese players in the most effective way possible.
Rainy Frog strives to be better than other publishers by offering continued support and working hard to promote your game locally. Here are some examples:
Our first game was Spin The Bottle on Wii U, developed by Knapnok Games in Denmark.
It's tons of fun to play, but we knew that the game would need a new image for Japan, targeting a younger, more family orientated audience than the European and American versions. We hired a Japanese family, re-shot all the promotional materials and created an entirely new trailer for Japan that you can see here.
Making high quality trailers is essential to promoting a game effectively on social media and digital stores. Here is the trailer we made for the world wide release of Piczle Lines DX for Nintendo Switch.
To promote Musicverse on Nintendo 3DS we asked Tawada-san, who creates the music for Pokemon, to create an original song that users could load into the game. He also generously offered to make a short introduction video that we then localised for Abylight to use in Europe and America.
Here is the English version.
Wai Wai Nice Shot Tennis (Eng: Instant Tennis)
Buriki no kishi (Eng: Feudal Alloy)
Combat Search & Rescue (Eng: Dustoff Heli 2)
Dot Artist (Eng: Pixel Maker)
Kid Tripp Run! (Eng: Kid Tripp)
Dot Horror Story (Eng: Distraint)
Piczle Puzzle Pack 3-in-1 for Nintendo Switch was our first physical release. The game was featured in Sofmap, Akihabara, with a giant wall poster.
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