Long time no action, so it's about time for an UPDATE!
Real life has put almost everything on hold, but I've managed to claw my way towards a first release of Time Stranger.
There's a long way to go until it's done, but I've reached the 10% mark, meaning I'm happy to give you guys version 0.1. It's the same system I used with my Conan translation way back: once I've got another 10% done, I release another version, because why not? Allow me to explain the game.
You're a timecop of sorts, trying to change history by talking to historical Japanese figures by saying "yes" or "no" to their questions. The only other interaction is making sure your ship picks you up during certain scenes (though I haven't translated any of those yet, so don't worry). Depending on your responses, there are five timelines: the history as it actually happened in the history books (called True Timeline by me), as well as timelines dominated by money, power, love and food, respectively. So, if you answer in ways that promote food production, you follow the food timeline, for example.
You start in Honnoji temple in 1582 with famed Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga, as the temple is about to be attacked by his general Akechi Mitsuhide. Your responses to his questions dictate in which timeline you will set historical events. During the course of the game, you can switch timelines, be sent back in time, or get a game over somehow (such as being killed). During the game you can press B to randomly warp, but you never know where you'll end up so it's probably best avoided.
So far all that is done is the whole first section with Nobunaga at Honnoji, plus the first branch points for True, Love and Food timelines. As I translate the game, you'll be able to continue onwards.
If you can follow a visual guide and can read a little Japanese, this guide will help you out:http://www.geocities.jp/tokitabi_mimamoru/gif/guide-gif.html
Of course, if you knew Japanese, you probably wouldn't need my translation.
Anyway, enough talk, here's v0.1!http://s346165667.websitehome.co.uk/psyktrans/timestranger-v0.1.zip
Obviously, everything is preliminary at this stage, including the font. I'm tired of using Final Fantasy's font in all my translations, so one day I think I'll probably sit down and draw my own.