When we posted about the Touhou Project games starting to receive official western releases, I was surprised by quite how many of you are fans of the Japanese bullet hell shoot ’em up series. If you have Strong Opinions on this subject, then you can now offer them to Playism, Touhou’s western publisher.
Playism are polling fans to see which ‘Touhou Derivative’ games (fan games, basically) folks would like to see get western releases. They promise nothing, but are curious what you think.
To briefly explain all this in a way that’ll get confusing and I’ll probably make mistakes with: while the core Touhou Project games are the work of one chap under the name Team Shanghai Alice, he lets other folks make and sell their own things based on them. This has lead to a huge web of fan games, books, manga, music and more that draw from official games and fan works and forums and… it’s a phenomenon. Some derivatives are shmups too but others wander into other genres, so who knows what might come of this?
Perhaps you’re a huge fan of Fantasy Puppet Dance Performance, or maybe Fantasy Maiden Wars E, or even Lacking the Perception of the Natural Laws of the East ~ Chase the Enigma of the Gargantuan Guignol.
“With all the attention that Touhou is getting, we decided to get your opinion on some of the Touhou Derivative titles. What Touhou Derivative would you all like to see in the west?” Playism ask. “Please note we do not guarantee the release of these games, we are simply gathering opinions!” The poll is this-a-way.
Playism have released two games so far, Touhou 14: Double Dealing Character and the fan-made platformer Takkoman -Kouzatsu World-.