The day when I installed the strange application part 1
I’m Saito Kenji, an ordinary middle-aged man.
One day when I was thinking about whether I should quit my job and spend the money I had collected all this time because I didn’t have time, Miyagawa Takuma, a junior who entered the company recently, talked about the latest smartphone game.
“So, it always feels like there are a lot of recent game apps that end about 2 months after they’re released. Don’t you think it’s sad? What do you think, Senpai?
Come to think of it, this question was more appropriate if asked directly on its development company. Miyagawa Takuma, he was always be full of beans when talking about games, responding to this question I just answer casually.
“Yes, it’s a sad.”
“Yes, it is true. By the way Senpai, how about we stop by Arcade after work? ”
“I can’t. More precisely I have no time. ”
“Oh, that’s right.”
As his Senior, Miyagawa always clings to me and talks about various things. I always hear his complaints about the development of the games.
Although at first glance only he seemed to be full of beans, I always heard new game information from him, so I didn’t mind.
In terms of gameplay, Miyagawa’s knowledge cannot be underestimated.
Even so, my original interest was mainly in strategy games and RPG games, and I don’t have much experience about fighting games and action games.
So I always refuse his invitation to play at Arcade, I hope he will understands.
Thinking about that, I cleared my desk and prepared to go home.
“Eh, are you going home? For people who are called workaholics, this is really unexpected. ”
“What is that strange nickname? I sometimes go home on time, you know. Goodbye.”
Saying goodbye to Miyagawa, I ended my current job earlier than usual.
Speaking of which, he often called me a Workaholic or “God of Death March”, but the reality isn’t like that. I just finished the work left by my subordinates.
I’d been working for this shady company for 10 years, but maybe it’s time for me to think about changing job.
Even though I say that, I have no future plans.
As a salaryman, repeating the same activities every day continuously made me sick.
That’s why I quickly finished my today’s work, to change my mood.
Ah, thinking about tomorrow’s work will be harder, even though I came home on time today, it made my mood even more uncomfortable.
This company is crazy.
However, if I think about it too much, the spare time I rarely get will be wasted. So I immediately changed my mindset, let tomorrow’s business be settled tomorrow.
Now I’d better search for an app on my smartphone to see if there is something interesting.
Luckily, I got a lot of information from Miyagawa, so I marked a title that looked interesting.
“Let me see…. Um, that’s all?”
Unfortunately, when reading the details it was not as interesting as expected.
There were lots of games with similar theme, and not much different from the games I’d played, so I didn’t feel like playing them.
Well, if you’d tried it, your impression might change. But because I wasn’t in the mood, I was reluctant.
That’s how it is in the world.
Many mainstream titles had sprung up, I had no choice but to keep scrolling down.
Then suddenly I found a title that looked interesting.
“Hmmm? Guide to Creating Another World? I’ve never heard of such a title …… Eh, the genre is an RPG simulation. ”
Checking the details, it looked like this was a game where you create and take care of your own planet.
The concept is new, so it seems interesting.
“Hmm, yeah. I will try it. If it’s not fun, I can just delete it.”
I installed the game right away, checking all the agreements and opening the game.
Then a vast map reminiscent of outer space opened on my smartphone screen, and a beautiful picture of a galaxy cluster appeared.
“What is this? What should I do next? ”
At first, I thought this was the opening film or something had started, but my smartphone screen didn’t show any movement and only the galaxy cluster appeared.
Still not moving.
“What is this?”
“Could it be that my smartphone got freeze?”
No, the galaxy cluster seemed to be moving slowly.
Maybe my smartphone wasn’t freezing at all.
I tried to touch the galaxy cluster with my finger and beep! Suddenly a message appeared with a beep.
So this application had been waiting for the player to take control huh.
It’s a monotonous game, is the production company okay with this?
This was the worst game tutorial I had seen.
The text in the message was written:
[Welcome to another world! Thank you for installing the Guide to Creating Another World! First, choose your favorite galaxy from this galaxy cluster.]
What, your favorite galaxy?
What is the point if you choose one?
However, it seemed like you can’t proceed to the next stage unless you choose one, so I decided to choose a galaxy.
I tapped on the galaxy cluster again, and the available galaxy rows appeared.
How many galaxies are there? This game is using up too much capacity in strange places.
I took a cursory look, but didn’t know what to choose or understand the difference in performance.
Some galaxies were standard spiral galaxies, others were mysterious galaxies wrapped in bright reddish substances such as gas.
And much more.
“Let’s see if we can find something on the internet for now.”
I searched the official website of the Guide to Creating Another World on my smartphone and tried whether there was a tutorial.
But I couldn’t find the official website, could it be because it was just released not a long ago?
When I returned to the game, I was greeted by a new message.
“What is this? Basically the resources will change depending on the galaxy you choose? We recommend the spiral galaxy and … ”
In essence, the distribution of gas, water, and other resources needed in the future will vary. Vary.
The most balanced one seemed to be a basic spiral galaxy, so I chose that one.
But there are many different types of galaxy spirals.
There are many choices, but I did not find more information, so I chose the most beautiful one, blue galaxy.
A message reappeared.
[The Mana galaxy that nurtures life has been selected! Please select your preferred solar system from the selected galaxy]
So it turns out that the galaxy has a name?
I didn’t understand the details until I chose, so maybe this is some kind of gacha element that works randomly.
Maybe there are also people who restart their games until they get the galaxy they want.
… And this time the solar system, huh?
I don’t know the difference between each solar system, what should I do?
There’s no way around it, I choose based on my preference.
Tapping on a particular solar system, I can find detailed information about the solar system, unlike last galaxy.
[Mana Solar System No.32056]
[Two planets allow to support life]
That was what was written.
What ws meant by resources there?
Is this the resources mentioned in the message earlier that changes depending on the galaxy?
The level of difficulty seems to be medium, so I think this is too much for me as a beginner, so decide to see the others.
I went back and forth from one solar system to others solar system, and finally found one that I was satisfied with.
[Mana Solar System No.26467]
[One planet allows to support life]
[Resource: 5678 Mana: 34567]
Not only is the resource value high, but the most important thing is that Mana’s value is vastly different from the others.
I wasn’t sure, but I assumed that the higher the value was better.
The difficulty level is also low, perfect for beginners.
I double-tap this solar system, and press the select button.
[Mana Solar System No.26467 has been selected! Enjoy the freedom of creating!]
After the message appeared, a planet that allows life to be zoomed in and various icons and functions appear on the screen.
Apparently, the game had already begun.