What is our project?

Translating Serial Experiments Lain, the PlayStation game, into English

Why? Who we are?

To make the game more widely available, because we are a group of Lain-loving fans from around the world!

Help Needed!

If you have ever modded a PlayStation game, or tweaked or debugged PSX assembly, we could really use your help.

Also graphic designers are needed.

Mature, self-motivated individuals with time, assertiveness, and good communication skills are also welcome. If you feel you could help promote the project, seek out new skilled team members, or coordinate with project members, we could use you.

We will also need Japanese to English translators to help proof read the translations.

Please contact us for more information.

More About Our Project

The Game

The Serial Experiments Lain video game was released for PlayStation on November 26, 1998 by Pioneer LDC, following the successful broadcast of the Serial Experiments Lain anime series in Japan from July to September 1998. Throughout the game, the player unlocks pieces of multimedia information (Lain's therapy sessions, her diary, notes of her therapist, video segments) to discover what happened to Lain. It shares the themes, atmosphere, and protagonist, but not the plot, of the anime. The game is speech-intensive and entirely in Japanese, unfortunately rendering it inaccessible for the many non-Japanese Lain fans. It has already been 10 years since the game was released, so it doesn't seem likely that Pioneer will release a translated version. Thus, to make this game available for a wider audience, we are now working on translating this game into English.


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jPSXdec, a new open source PlayStation media decoder/converter written in Java
jPSXdec blog, for more up-to-date information on jPSXdec and the translation project.
Serial Experiments Lain on Wikipedia
Serial Experiments Lain (Game) on Wikipedia

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