Digital Emelas was created to spread awareness of Nihon Falcom's Ys series outside of Japan. Our team consists of a group of Ys and JRPG enthusiasts, many of whom have been involved with the gaming industry for several years. We hope you find this website informative and helpful. Please join us in spreading the word of this wonderful series. For general inquiries, feel free to contact us via E-mail or Direct Message us on Twitter @DigitalEmelas.
Limfinite, Producer & Graphic Designer
Founder of Digital Emelas and lead Graphic Designer, Limfinite has been an Ys advocate for several years. Starting with a group of close friends, he has introduced many to the wonderful, niche series and eventually began helping others online. With his in-box flooding with questions, Limfinite decided to create a website dedicated to Ys in hopes of spreading awareness outside of Japan and to guide newcomers entering the series to have an optimal gaming experience.
Jeff "Deuce" Nussbaum, Professional Translator & Editor
Jeff is the official English translator of various Falcom games including Ys I & II Chronicles, Ys Origin, Ys: The Oath in Felghana, and worked on several other Ys games. As one of our main editors, Jeff lends his talents with a deep understanding of the series' roots, events and official naming conventions. He also wrote our audio drama "Ys: An Old Man With Stories".
Jessie Brianna Cooper, Lead Editor & Roonic Expert
Jessie is a professional Graphic Designer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media. She is our lead editor and lore specialist, with the unique talent of reading and writing 'Roonic', the official ancient language of Ys. She has been an Ys advocate for years.
Johnathan "ABF" Sawyer, Author & Editor
Johnathan, also known as A Backdated Future, is an incredibly respected name on GameFAQS.com, is the author of the highest-ranking Ys game guides on the web. He contributes his wealth of knowledge to our articles and core strategy portion of Digital Emelas.
Tom "Wyrdwad" Lipschultz, Lead Advisor & Editor
Former Localization Producer and Ys expert at XSEED Games, Tom and crew resurrected the Ys series with precision and respect not seen in other localization attempts since the TurboGrafx release in 1990. We owe XSEED Games a debt of gratitude for re-energizing Ys in the west. Tom is one of our lead advisors and we couldn't be more honoured to have his support.
Joey Agliata, Community Manager
Joey, a copyeditor and consultant by trade, is the Community Manager of Digital Emelas. An avid Ys and Mega Man fan, he is also the host of Jump & Shoot: A Gaming Podcast—where he has talked ad nauseum about The Blue Bomber and The Red-Haired Swordsman.
Patrick Gann, Editor
Patrick specializes in video game music and is an editor for various websites including RPGFan, OriginalSoundVersion and GameChurch. He joined Digital Emelas also as an editor and with him came his passion for Falcom tunes.
[He's also a fan of Reah]
Mark Tjan, Editor
No stranger to JRPGs, Mark Tjan is an editor with RPGFan and Digital Emelas. He's also the founder of ConBravo!, an annual festival of everything geek located in Hamilton Ontario, Canada.
Kurt "Discoalucard" Kalata, Site Assets & Advisor
Kurt is the owner of HardcoreGaming101, a website specializing in the history of older and rare video games. His website provided us with countless facts and evidence from its incredibly deep archive. Kurt is one of our advisors and provided various visual assets to help design Digital Emelas.
Anthony Sardinha, Voice Actor
The voice of our monologue "Ys: An Old Man With Stories", Anthony is a professional voice actor best known for video games and television. Notable games are "Stick it to the Man", "Apotheon" and "The Journey Down" series.
For over a decade, K.O.S specializes in profile and product photography in the Greater Toronto Area. He's worked on various websites providing beautiful assets with a keen eye for detail.
Publishing Partners & Sponsors
Ken Berry of XSEED Games
Mai Okuno of XSEED Games
Erin Kim of NIS America
Laura Herzberg of NIS America
Leslie Rugard of Dotemu
Jessica Richard of Dotemu
Douglas Bogart of Limited Run Games
Ben Moore of Limited Run Games
Sarah Elliott of Limited Run Games
Carolin Liddick of Limited Run Games
Leigh of Limited Run Games
David Jonsson of Strictly Limited Games
Robert Stark of Pin Box Ltd
Brandon Foley of Streaming Arrow Records
Joe Redifer of Game Sack
James of PSVita at 2am
Mekel Kasanova of The Kasanova Podcast
Jeremy Parmentier of Retrovania
Jack Herbert Longman of Miketendo64 Gaming
Guillermo Peñaloza Solano of DrKuroGamer
Castle Ridge Store
Testers & QA
Jessie Brianna Cooper
Please support these fine folks who continue to localize the Ys games by checking out their official websites
And a big thank you to Nihon Falcom for continuing to develop the Ys games for over 30 years.