Rolypolys no Nanakorobi Yaoki

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Rolypolys' Seven-Downs Eight-Ups
Original name ローリーポーリーズの七転び八起き
Release date 14 March 1997
Format Videogame
Lost? No

Rolypolys no Nanakorobi Yaoki (ローリーポーリーズの七転び八起き, Roriiporiizu no Nanakorobi Yaoki lit. Rolypolys' Seven-Downs Eight-Ups) is a 1997 educational point-and-click videogame developed by OutSide Directors Company and published by Shinko Music Entertainment. It was released as a hybrid CD-ROM for Macintosh and Microsoft Windows.

A build of the game was submitted to Macromedia's People's Choice Awards in mid-1996, and out of 600 entries, it was selected as one of the top 20 software titles in the competition. That September, the game appeared at Macromedia's annual user conference in San Francisco, with Sato and representatives from Shinko Music in attendance. Originally, it was scheduled to release in Japan that November, but for unknown reasons, the date was pushed back. Additionally, North American and European releases were considered, under the name "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog," but these ultimately never materialized.

Former Lost Media Status

For a long time, Rolypolys was not available to the general public. Several gameplay clips emerged over the years, but the game as a whole held its lost media status until July 2019 when an online auction was discovered and posted on Reddit by community member VisualMenace. It was quickly snatched up by another member, Gohald, who later posted scans and a disc image with the assistance of DeeDyne on July 22nd.

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