Talk:Dōjin soft

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Should this page link to DLSite? AmethystPhoenix 13:45, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Is it doujinsoft? Or dojinsoft? Which one is the correct term?

  • I think doujinsoft is correct because because that is how it is pronounced in Japanese.

doujin=どうじん=同人 while dojin=どじん

Meanin of doujin[edit]

It was written in the article that doujinsoft means fangame. That is wrong because there are several original doujin games that are original, such as the games from the Touhou series. I would call doujin soft indie games, including fangames. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 110.2.53.63 (talk) 11:07, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Article merger[edit]

I recommend that Dojin game be merged into Dojin soft. The latter term has been around longer and already has a category Category:Dojin soft. Granted, "Dojin game" is probably more familiar (and less confusing) to English speakers than "soft(ware)", but that's my two cents on the issue.--Mitsukai 16:37, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

  • Silence! I concur! Luvcraft 15:42, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Honestly, I'd say the whole thing should be merged with and redirect to Indie game, maybe into an "Indie culture in Japan" section. 38.125.36.194 (talk) 21:29, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Biased[edit]

I have read this article many a time, and the section mentioning the rivaling of commercial software sounds biased. Am I just crazy, or what? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 72.204.83.132 (talk) 03:21, 30 January 2007 (UTC).

"ABA-Games" (Kenta Cho) and "Shanghai Alice" (Zun) are one-man groups as well. -Nicky Dee —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.187.216.145 (talk) 12:05, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Soft(ware)[edit]

I always though it a bit strange that in English the term has just stayed as dōjin soft rather than dōjin software. Any thoughts on it (besides the obvious "because that's how it is in Japanese"?) Might be worth including in the article.私の旅 (talk) 13:02, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

Is "Anime" weird because it meant animation? --Ahyangyi (talk) 02:07, 7 June 2013 (UTC)
Not really as when someone says "anime" people can associate the word with the meaning (it is, after all, now in the English dictionary). However if someone were to say "I bought some soft", the common response would probably be "soft what?". That being said, "doujin soft" as a phrase probably does retain meaning amongst those who play them, so I guess it can work that way also. Watashinotabi (talk) 00:19, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

About Doujin Soft[edit]

So far I found no doujin soft for mobile platforms such as Android. No doujin soft for mobile platforms? Why? Do doujins—their creator—have relatively low budget?滅Muhammadrizkya滅 20:58, 7 July 2015 (UTC)