Tingle's Love Ballon Trip -- also known as Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love, as well as several other names -- is a game that holds a special place in my heart. My original reason for learning Japanese was to be able to play games that were never released in the west, and this is the very first one I ever played. If you have played the first game of the Tingle series (Tingle's Rosy Rupee Land), you know what a weird and unique world Tingle's adventures take place in, and the kind of quirky characters you are bound to meet there. Even if not, you probably know that map-vending, balloon-traveling, fairy-obsessed middle-aged guy in green tights, Tingle. It's absolutely worth the effort to localize this charming game so that a wider audience can enjoy its weirdness.
As for the progress of the localization project, I tried to generate some numbers to make it visible. The complete game script -- the text you'll see in the game, minus things like background images with text on them -- is 13,043 lines. As of 2014-12-26, the progress is 2,804 lines, which amounts to 21%. This as yet small chart shows the recorded progress so far. Here is the spreadsheet with the data.
21% is a sizable chunk of the whole thing, but we still have a ways to go. If you're interested in participating in this ongoing effort, contact one of the members of this blog.