World End Economica By Spice & Wolf Author Is Trying To Get On Steam

By Ishaan . January 16, 2014 . 9:30am


World End Economica is a three-part visual novel penned by Isuna Hasekura, known for writing the Spice and Wolf light novels. While an English version of the game has been available for some time now, it’s headed to Steam Greenlight next… provided it gets enough votes.


Translation group Sekai Project are helping bring the game to Steam, and you can vote for it here. This version of the game feature a different localization from the version on MangaGamer’s website.

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  • s07195

    Wait…an English version was released? WHERE? >.>
    Big fan of S&W, heard about World End Economica, but didn’t hear anything about it since before the release of the VN. Now you’re telling me all three parts are out, and there’s an English version?

    • MJ

      It looks like only part 1 was released by Mangagamer (

    • I do not recommend the current English releases. They are buggy and not properly ported to English Windows systems, and have a spotty translation.

      I’m hoping this releases fixes that stuff. There are early signs that may be the case based on what Sekai has said so far.

      • Romancer Ecclesia

        Yes this release fixes the problems you mentioned. It’s expressly stated by the director of Spicy Tails himself in the comment section of the game’s greenlight page in steam. It’s not the Mangagamer buggy version.

    • Tenetan

      It was originally sold on dlsite ( English page ) then later on also sold on MangaGamer, many mistake this as the MangaGamer release but it’s just them as well selling it, Originally it was commisioned by the game maker to be translated to english.

      Thar said there is now a new pach released actually today who fix some of the issues mentioned.

      As for all parts, no info have ever been given about episode 2 nor 3. And due this I cannot recomend play this game due cliffhangers.

      DLSite link:

  • nonscpo

    Unfamiliar with this series, anybody know if its worth a read?

  • nonscpo

    worth reading?

  • You had me at Spice & Wolf lol

  • Pinkemon

    Visual novels on steam? Yes please! It might take long, but since Higurashi eventually got greenlit I imagine this will eventually will as well.

  • Niyari

    any details on how the localization differs from MG’s?

    • ChiffonCake

      “It’s better” is pretty much what I’ve been hearing.

    • SupaPhly

      they did a decent job on school days, nothing was removed

    • The current MangaGamer release is a buggy mess.

      • Funny, they just, maybe 30 minutes ago, finally released the patch they promised months ago that fixes most of the issues.

  • Paulette

    Oh I love the idea ! Anyone knows if the story is interesting ? Is it only 3 episodes ?

    • Romancer Ecclesia

      i loved spice and wolf, this author is akin a god to me :P

  • Scrooge_McDuck

    Wait, how does this work, anyway? Doesn’t Mangagamer has the localization right to this title?

    • Göran Isacson

      I must admit, I’m kinda baffled too. Two people doing two different translations? Did Mangagamer just get cut off for doing a poor job or something?

    • Tenetan

      Mangagamer is just selling it from there shop, mangagamer have nothing to do with the localization, it was originally commisnioned by the doujinshi circle in question to be translated to english, And later on he released it. First on a Doujinshi shop called Dlsite ( ) and then alter on at other locations example mangagamer.

      • Scrooge_McDuck

        Ah, I see. Thank you for the explanation.

  • Neophoton

    Huge fangirl for S&W, so you have my interest.

  • CirnoLakes

    This needs to happen!

  • Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas I want it!!!!!

  • Romancer Ecclesia

    I’ve played through the entire first episode, and I’d like to tell everyone that although the artwork is not top-notch as you’d expect from Type-moon, Nitro+ or Key Visual… if you’ve by any chance read or watched Spice and Wolf and loved it… Ladies and gentlemen, I can honestly tell you that Isuna Hasekura’s writing is one of the best you’ll ever see from Japanese visual media and arts. His writing can touch on simple conversations and make them really deep. Why? Because the characters are very believable and certainly relatable. They may seem irritating for the first half of the story, but that’s because they’re constantly exposed at their weakest moments and forced into a lot of growth within a short period of time in Episode 1.

    The level of detail of economics is astounding, but what truly impresses is his ability to make your adrenaline rise just by narrating events in the stock market and relationships between the characters etc. There will inevitably be a level of attachment as you read. Also, you’ll realize he doesn’t rely on comedy or action to carry interest and it’s not just mere eloquence that embellishes his writing, there’s a lot of substance in his works.

    The only gripe I have about his work is a slow start which may turn away readers expecting too much in the first hour. It doesn’t try to catch your attention with foreshadowing or premonitions at the start. Honestly, you have to be patient, sit down, and expect to read it like a proper book.

    Please, for the love of god or anything worth believing in, support this game and buy it when it comes out on Steam.

    • Göran Isacson

      If what you say is true, then that’s all I need to know. I’m already a big Spice and Wolf fan, so hearing this hits all the notes I liked in that work elevates this to must-buy tier in my book.

    • Zikrayrus “Zikk” Dis Pear

      Hit the bullseye on all points in my opinion :D

      Personally, I’m hoping this gets the coverage it needs to translate Episode 2 and 3 as well. I’m dying to know what happened after 1.

  • Kango234

    Don’t like VN’s but I’ll definitely support more niche games appearing on steam

  • s07195

    Supported! :D

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