WORLD END ECONOMiCA is a 3-part kinetic visual novel series authored by Isuna Hasekura, better known for his debut light novel Spice & Wolf. The music, art, and overall development was accomplished by Spicy Tales, an independent Japanese doujin circle. WORLD END ECONOMiCA follows the personal growth of a young entrepreneur who goes by the moniker Haru, a runaway teenage boy pursuing his dream to be the first man to set foot somewhere beyond the grossly economically unequal Moon he was born in. To accomplish this lofty aspiration, Haru intends to become a financial magnate via the stock market.
This is part 2 of a trilogy of visual novels. Episode.1 was Greenlit and released on Steam for Windows on 5 May 2014, with a Linux/OSX beta release in 19 June 2014. Episode.2 and Episode.3 were funded as WORLD END ECONOMiCA -Complete- on Kickstarter, gaining well over its original $22,000 goal. Episode.2 was released on Steam 21 July, 2015.
Episode 2 continues Hal's story following the events of Episode 1; he is about to enter his college years alongside Chris. A new heroine, Eleanor, is introduced to Hal during endeavors involving Chris and himself. Hal learns that Eleanor and he have faced similar tribulations in the cutthroat free market economy; their goals and fates begin to align.
- media: DVD-ROM
- OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 (32bit,64bit)
- CPU: Pentium4 2GHz or more
- Graphics: TrueColor (24bit) or more
- Memory: 512MB
- HDD: 2GB or more
- Sounds: DirectSound
- Graphics: 128MB VRAM
- DirectX: DirectX 9.0