NOISZ re:||VERSE - Rhythm Bullet Hell Visual Novel expansion
NOISZ's massive expansion, packed with new songs, mechanics, and story content! PC/Mac with Nintendo Switch version stretch goal!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, February 12 2019 11:59 PM UTC +00:00.
Humanity is threatened as music becomes corrupted, taking the form of terrifying Noise Beasts. When a mysterious girl grants you the power of the NOISZ, you become the only one capable of stopping these monstrous melodies. But as the dark secret of the NOISZ is revealed, who will you trust, and what will you fight for...?
NOISZ is an unprecedented mix of rhythm game, bullet hell shoot-em-up, and visual novel. Battle a variety of challenging and unique bosses by performing actions to the beat, in order to progress through a massive anime-inspired narrative full of surprising twists and colorful characters!
re:||VERSE is a massive evolution of all the things that already make NOISZ great, which not only brings tons of new content, but also adds huge replay value and depth to existing material.
NOISZ offered several ways to play with its distinct Styles. In re:||VERSE you'll collect Modules which can be used to further customize each Style with a special C skill. Then, enter the Style Lab to put together one of more than 40 Style combinations. Tune the power of the NOISZ to your own preferences to take on the Noise Beasts... and the leaderboards!
HERZ is an overall indicator of your accomplishments as a NOISZ player. Rack up high grades and obtain achievements to increase your HERZ, unlocking secret content and obtaining new borders for your HERZ icon. Prove your skills and show your HERZ off to everyone!
re:||VENGE is an insane new difficulty level designed to brutalize even the most hardcore players, exclusive to re:||VERSE's new stages. Unlock re:||VENGE by clearing stages on Overload and collecting HERZ, then strap in for a bitter battle! This difficulty combines mechanics of regular and Overload gameplay, while crushing you with blistering patterns beyond anything you've seen in NOISZ before!
AUDITION - Receive an MP3 of our upcoming new opening song, D.C. al coda by Mayumi Morinaga! All higher tiers receive this as well.
EXPANSION - Upgrade your existing copy of NOISZ with a re:||VERSE Steam Code!
COLLECTION - Get the whole NOISZ game collection off the bat with NOISZ (base game), both Artist Pack DLCs, and re:||VERSE for a special price! If we reach the Switch stretch goal, you can choose between Steam and Switch for this set. If you elect to receive the game on Steam, you'll receive codes for NOISZ and the Artist Pack DLCs in late January so you can start playing immediately!
VISION - Play re:||VERSE in beta (Steam only), give feedback and follow its development as we add new stages and material to the game! For those who played NOISZ in Early Access, we're going back to that time (but better). All re:||VERSE codes in higher tiers will be upgraded to beta codes! And for VISION tier and above, add $10 and get a full additional copy of the NOISZ Game Collection (see COLLECTION tier)!
FASHION - The legendary and adorable NOISZ shirt, designed by cute hospital! You may have seen the dev team wearing these in our social media posts, and this will be the only opportunity to buy them. We're printing a hoodie version as well, and you can snag both by adding to your pledge! Available in S-5XL. Shipping is free within the US.
COMPLETION - The ultimate NOISZ fan package, with the game collection, the NOISZ shirt and hoodie, and an all-new, exclusive re:||VERSE shirt and poster! UPDATE: We're adding our MAGFest show poster as well, shown to the right! Shipping is free worldwide.
CORRUPTION - Appear in re:||VERSE as a Noise Beast! Provide a picture of yourself or an original character you own, to be made into the purified form of a Noise Beast--and, you'll get to choose the animal for the corrupted form as well! Plus, we'll throw in all the contents of the COMPLETION fan package.
Risks and challenges
If you've been following NOISZ since the beginning, you know that our initial Kickstarter wasn't successful, and we made the game anyway. NOISZ has the distinction of being a Kickstarter game that was released in a reasonable timeframe (without even actually funding!), as well as a Steam Early Access game that was completed and left the Early Access program. Between that and our previous work on Pump It Up Infinity and NeonFM, we have a pretty solid track record of actually delivering games, and plenty of experience managing and scaling projects realistically.
The biggest difficulty we anticipate (at least, in terms of potential for unexpected problems) is in shipping physical merchandise, so we're keeping maximum quantities of these tiers significantly limited in order to make this manageable.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter