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Top 10 Kairosoft games we want in English in 2013

Pyramid building, horse racing, and games journalism sims, please!
Product: Kairosoft news | Developer: Kairosoft | Genre: True
 
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Last year, we scoured the Kairosoft website in search of existing titles we hoped the Japanese management game studio would translate into English for us. Well, and for you, too.

The unofficial master of the smartphone management sim continues to tease us all by putting up screenshot after screenshot of its brand-new games on its site. Brand-new games that we in the West will no doubt have to wait months for.

So, what can we expect in 2013? Are we going to simply see more of the same from the Kairosoft team, or is the Japanese firm getting a bit more wacky?

Read on, then, to find out the results of our most recent Kairosoft investigation. Oh, and to discover what our ten most wanted Kairosoft games in 2013 are.

Kingdom Pyramid Excavation




This one looks a lot like Mega Mall Story. One major difference, though: it's, ahem, set in a pyramid.

By building up your pyramid, your kingdom will grow and you'll discover more and more crafting tools to help you become the greatest pharaoh of them all.

On the side, you'll be able to attract tourists; foster relations with diplomats for trading; and establish new civilizations. Looks like classic Kairosoft fare.

Wai Wai! Dealer



We all enjoyed Game Dev Story a hell of a lot - in fact, it remains one of our all-time favourite Kairosoft games. But, what about a sim centred on selling software rather than developing it?

Shazam!

Wai Wai! Dealer is a video game and book store simulation, which tasks you with enticing punters into buying the latest video game releases.

If only they knew that the retail side of the gaming industry will be dead soon. Ah, well.

Your Dream House



Now, here's one we really want to get to grips with.

Your Dream House is an apartment management game, in which you attempt to design the perfect layout for an apartment block and its inhabitants.

It's all about arranging the furniture in the right place and keeping your denizens up to date with the latest technology.

Stakes G1 Ranch



Horse racing ahoy!

In Stakes G1 Ranch, you're the owner of a small ranch, and your goal is to win all of the top horse racing prizes.

To do so, you'll have to breed stallions the likes of which have never been seen before at Ascot and Epsom.

The horse races themselves appear to play out in a similar way to the car races in Grand Prix Story, with your horse bolting around a field and trying to outrun the rest of the pack.

Blue Sky Excavation Company



This one's all about recycling and digging for buried treasure.

It may seem like a pretty strange combination, but, then again, this is Kairosoft we're talking about.

Essentially, you go out hunting for cool trinkets, and then sell them back at base to crazy tourists. If you find enough willing treasure buyers, you can explore the surrounding areas more.

Pikopiko! Exhibition Game



Another one with a weird name, though the concept itself is rather familiar. Indeed, Pikopiko! sounds a lot like Game Dev Story, although there are a few differences here and there.

For one, it's a free-to-play title. For another, the character models look much taller than those in other Kairosoft games.

We're clutching at straws here, really, mind. If it turns out to be half as good as Game Dev Story, though, you won't see us complaining.

Exciting! Manga Dojo



In this game, you are a cartoonist living the dream. So, yep, you're drawing pictures of manga ladies in the morning and selling them for money in the evening.

Once you and your manga studio become popular, you can start releasing entire series of comics, winning awards, and drinking champagne straight out of the bottle. Go, you.

Will publishers choose to pick up your brand? Of course they will - it's a game.

Story Animation Studio



Comics not really your cup of tea? How about animated stories for TV, then?

If that got your attention, Story Animation Studio is definitely going to be your thing.

You start life running a small animation studio, working hard to get your cartoons out there, and eventually onto mainstream television. Good luck, sir.

Publications Office Friendship



Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work at Pocket Gamer for a day or two? Don't lie to me.

Publications Office Friendship will allow you to find this out for yourself (sort of), since in this Kairosoft sim you are the editor-in-chief of a video game magazine.

Put together great features about upcoming games! Conduct interviews with the biggest video game developers! Do a better job than we do here at Pocket Gamer! Hang on...

Game Center Club



Another video game-centric one from the Kairosoft peeps - it's as if they really like games or something.

Anyway, Game Center Club is all about setting up your own arcade, complete with the latest coin-op classics.

What's great is that you can organize competitions in store, and watch punters battle it out in Street Fighter-esque beat-'em-ups on a big screen with huge audiences.
 

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Mike Rose 16 November 2012
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MCastro | 15:15 - 27 July 2013
And would like them to make a Recording Studio Story when we can search for next singers, attend awards night and make a top-selling album! :)
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MCastro | 15:14 - 27 July 2013
Love all those games from Kairosoft :)
I just wished they released those games before the end of December, all of them. :D
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Mexd Wen | 16:07 - 1 June 2013
please make it on IOS fster T^T
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jana_faceroll | 10:25 - 2 May 2013
Love those cute games , so awesome
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Jamesfish | 05:49 - 2 May 2013
How about pocket airport, where you build, and design your own airport, and take control of the planes.
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@24arawlamang | 20:18 - 4 March 2013
Holy moly! When will these babies be released for ios? I'll be willing to beef up my card if these games were released in english. I just wish itunes would stop the segregating the apps and make it just available to all country. I wouldn't mind buying it in japanese and made by kairosoft.
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@koukoupuffs | 15:28 - 21 November 2012
I know this is list is for iOS but the dream house one + pyramid kingdom are out on Android already so an English release of either should occur before 2012 is up. You can check out the guide at http://adeptgamer.com/forum/threads/pyramid-kingdom-excavation-%E7%99%BA%E6%8E%98%E3%83%94%E3%83%A9%E3%83%9F%E3%83%83%E3%83%89%E7%8E%8B%E5%9B%BD-info-guide-walkthough.231/ for the latter title. (Yes, it's useless for someone that doesn't have the game but think of it as a preview of sorts!)

As for iOS, the manga dojo one has been out for the Japanese App Store forever so I kind of doubt we'll ever see it localized.

I do hope World Cruise Story will come out for the platform eventually though. I can't fathom what the hold up could be. But I suppose Kairobotica for Christmas would be nice too.
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skyluigi | 09:07 - 18 November 2012
I love Kairosoft games, but I think my iPod's out of date now... Sadly, there's no reason why it should be; Mega Mall Story, Game Dev Story etc. work fine, but the newer ones are for newer iPods...
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Steven Seagal | 04:10 - 18 November 2012
Holy crap, that's an amazing idea.
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curtisrshideler | 20:00 - 16 November 2012
I just wish they'd develop one centered around a homicide unit of a police department. I want to be sent out to various crime scenes and solve some mysterious crimes as a pixel person. Either Kairosoft or Nimblebit should make it.
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