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---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Keegan Bryson Date: Mon, Feb [X], [XXXX] at 08:17 AM Subject: [*Urgent*] Required Reading! Cyberpunk Casanova  To: All Tritus Technologies Staff Access Level: Green 

This is an I-mail explaining the details details of our newest IP "Cyberpunk Casanova". Please be aware that everyone is subject to the Tritus Technologies' NDA agreement. Any employee who unofficially mentions any and all subject matter contained in this document will face harsh penalties which may include fines, and or imprisonment.

The following documentation is our Marketing Team's presentation for our newest project "Cyberpunk Casanova". In order for all employees to familiarize themselves with "Cyberpunk Casanova", we have made this presentation available to everyone. This is REQUIRED reading for all staff. Any employee that does not comply will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Cyberpunk Casanova is what we like to call a dystopian dating sim! It is our goal to create a dating sim with a western approach. To achieve this and maintain balance with what fans like about the genre, we decided to contrast the "grimdark" setting with bright and vibrant artwork. We also made a decision to raise the danger level. Choices you make in game will not only influence how a person feels about you, but can also shape future “life or death” scenarios and major events for both you and the NPCs. The language and tone of this game is adult.  Characters will not shy away from using certain "expletives." Your goal in game is simple. Decide how you will use the wits and influence of the protagonist in order to defeat the greatest enemy of all… BOREDOM. Our estimated release date is February 2017 with our target platforms being PC, Mac, and also iOS, and Android tablet devices.

First the familiar part. In a distant future the world is now being controlled by large corporations.  However you won’t be playing the “hero” that fights back against corporate evils. Instead, you take on the role of Enzo Bryson, a talented but free-spirited 26 year old playboy from a rich family.

Early Enzo Concept Art
Early Enzo Concept Art

In an effort to teach Enzo a lesson, his parents strip him of his corporate resources and credit accounts. It is their intention for Enzo to suffer until they return from a business trip in 30 days. In their minds this should be more than enough time for their foolish son to have come to his senses and make the decision to join the company (Tritus Technologies) or be removed from family records.

In those 30 days you will meet colorful characters (mostly women) some of which Enzo wouldn’t have talked to under normal circumstances due to his extravagant lifestyle. With each of these characters you have the option to see how far down the rabbit hole goes or simply move along. It’s important to not let Enzo’s boredom and happy go lucky attitude get the best of him.  Because saying the wrong things to the wrong people or making certain decisions can put himself and others in danger.

The choices you make will also influence how things will resolve at the end of those 30 days.

Character Sketches
Character Sketches

 We have made efforts as to not spoil major plot points of the story. As such, these bios will only contain basic information. There will be further clarification on characters as time progresses but we will try our best not to reveal too much.

 More characters will be revealed in future updates!

  • Dialogue choices can have either minor effects (ex: The person you are talking to starts to dislike you) of major effects (ex: Get kidnapped by thugs).
  • You may need to improve one of three stats in order to say certain things or choose certain options. These stats are: Athletics, Precision, and Composure.
Athletics
Athletics
  • Athletics represents your ability to do physical things such as running away from danger or perform… other “activities”
Composure
Composure
  • Composure represents your ability to handle stressful situations and perform risky actions that could place you at risk
Precision
Precision
  •  Precision represents your ability to negotiate and perform intricate tasks like shooting your gun at people. Try not to do that too much because Enzo's a lover not a fighter...
  • You can increase these stats by playing minigames, buying implants, performing special actions, or simply getting lucky by selecting certain dialogue choices
  •  Talking to others is the only way to get information on past events and the current state of world affairs. Information will not be spoon fed to the player but useful info will come up in conversations
  • As with any dating sim it is best to get on favorably with the opposite sex. That task may prove harder than it sounds!

Unlike traditional dating sims, courting in this title is very different. It's more aptly described as problem solving. Each woman has a problem or issue that is affecting their lives in a major way. In order to progress favorably Enzo will need to get involved. Sometimes it’s obvious when scenarios are getting dangerous but that won’t be true in every case as situations can have a way of sneaking up on you. Making the decision to bail when things get rough or flat out being a jerk to someone could cause that person to write you off FOR THE REST OF THE GAME!!!

One other unusual element is that solutions unknowingly (and sometimes knowingly) connect these women together in interesting ways. As such you may need to perform certain actions with someone else in order to resolve another person’s issues. Currently there are 8 courtable women in the game (See "Cast" section).

The idea for Cyberpunk Casanova began as an idea for a web comic 3 years ago. After doing research on visual novels and realizing how much more dynamic the idea could become, we set our sights on creating a game instead. The current incarnation of the game has been in development for about 7 months. In that time we have been able to design the characters and core user experience, code the groundwork for some of the fundamental game systems and make great progress on the various minigames that are in this title.

Web Comic Concepts
Web Comic Concepts

Our primary character portraits are almost completely finished. Our environments are about 30% done and the story is 80% complete.

Can't forget about the score! Music Producer PRIME8PIMPIN has collaborated with other awesome artists to create a unique and amazing soundtrack for the game!  Below is a sample of some of the tracks that will be included. If you like them feel free to download them!

 The complete sound track will have over 30 tracks!

Cyberpunk Casanova is a project that is years in the making. We are striving to create a different take on a niche genre that many people can enjoy. The talented people who help create this game need to be compensated for their contributions and up until this point this entire project has been funded out of our own pockets. A successful campaign would allow us to:

  • Continue to compensate the wonderful artists who are working on this game with us.
  • I'd like to hire an additional writer, and if the funding permits possibly a second programmer. 
  • Deal with the business and legal red tape associated with releasing a game
  •  Deliver a fun and thrilling visual comic dating sim! 
We need your votes on Steam Greenlight!
We need your votes on Steam Greenlight!

 We are excited to announce our partnership with King Crow Studios!

From the third to last tier you will be able to snag a copy of both the upcoming game Quest of Souls and Cyberpunk Casanova!

All backers (at all levels) will receive an in-game credit as a contributor. Backers can also choose to receive the game upon it's release and cool stuff at various donation levels such as:

Cyberpunk Casanova Original Soundtrack which contains exclusive Kickstarter songs

  • Limited Edition Cyberpunk Casanova Art Book
  • Exclusive Cyberpunk Casanova Poster
  • Exclusive Cyberpunk Casanova Pin-Up 2017 Calendar
  • In-game cameo
  • And MORE!

 In the event that we receive more funding than we are asking for we have some cool stretch goals that'll enhance the Cyberpunk experience!

  • 10,000 = Fully Voiced Dialogue!

We want to give a fully voiced experience for Cyberpunk Casanova instead of only generic responses and pivotal lines.  We've assembled an all-star cast of accomplished voice actors such as: 

Danielle McCrae (Painwheel from Skullgirls, Karma the Enlightened One from LOL, Isys from Dead Island: Epidemic) Voice of Nina

April Billingsley (Barbara from Resurrection, Theresa from Walking Dead) Voice of Sloane

Jessica Villareal (Former host at Machinima) Voice of Yuehai

  • 12,000 = Two additional Storylines

 Upon reaching this amount we will be able to add 2 extra storylines to the game! Backers will be able to vote on which of the following story arcs get added:

  • A potential AI romance option (Violet)
  • A potential Male romance option (Wes)
  • A potential Cyber-Heist story / romance option (Angel)
  • A potential Story / romance option with a disgruntled Tritus Assistant (Siri)
  • 15,000 = Japanese localization
 

Upon reaching this amount we will be able to localize this title for Japanese audiences. The voice acting however will remain in English.

Patchwork Villain and Jetstreame are part of a video game incubator called the "Level Up Lab" located in the Louisiana Technology Park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In collaboration with other video game companies like BitFinity Games, Starblade Games, and King Crow Studios with neighbors Pixel Dash Studios & Iron27.  Our passionate group is resolute in making a fantastic and unique visual novel for your enjoyment. We are lucky to have access to the massive amount of talent and resources that the Level Up Lab provides. We the Cyberpunk Casanova team will do our absolute best to make sure this game turns out amazing. Scroll down and get to know us!

Derek Scott (PRIME8PIMPIN) - Creator / Writer / Sound Designer 

Derek Scott is a music producer, DJ, sound designer, writer, and figure head of the Patchwork Villain artist collective who has performed in numerous venues across the country and events such as Dolo Jazz Suite, Left Field Experiment, Viberian Experience, SXSW, and BUKU. He has produced a number of projects under the PRIME8PIMPIN moniker and is constantly pushing the boundaries of sound and entertainment.

Godric Johnson (G4M3-H0P) - Producer / Designer 

Godric Johnson is an American artist / game developer / musician born & raised from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He's the TRUE founder of Game-hop, his personal brand/style of music he coined in 2006. In 2012 he started Jetstreame, his own game company serving as Producer / Creative Director. To date he's successfully produced 3 titles (Circuit Swap, Crush Hour, & Star Shapers) on iOS, Android, & Blackberry platforms. He's performed at conferences & conventions across the country such as GDC, Gam3rcon, & DigiFEST South.

  Edward Simmons - Concept Artist / Backgrounds

Edward Simmons aka Edo has been an artist his entire life. he does everything from design, illustration, and painted works through his skill sets of traditional and digital medias. he has an insane imagination and is constantly drawing, creating, or thinking about what to draw or create next.

Jay Chen - Character Artist / Backgrounds 

Jay Chen is an digital illustrator / traditional artist from China who started his art career in 2012.  Most of his works are character designs and concepts for video game or animation but he also created many traditional artwork like watercolor paintings & caricatures. He loves to use his imagination to create artwork that touches people's hearts.

 Christina Entwisle - UI artist  

Christina Entwisle is an artist / illustrator from New Orleans, LA. She loves to design game characters, attend conventions, & hang out with her best friends. She studied at AIE (Academy of Interactive Entertainment) in Lafayette, LA and received her degree in Game art & Animation.

 Seth Pontiff - Programmer

Seth Pontiff is our passionate programmer who graduated in a specialized college for programming and game design last year. Of course he's a gamer with his favorite genre being RPGs -- SRPGs and JRPGs, specifically.  His favorite game of all-time is Golden Sun: The Lost Age, and he's also a huge fan of the Fire Emblem series.

Risks and challenges

This team faces many of the same potential challenges any independent game development studio would face: over-ambition, feature creep, burnout, creative conflicts, illness or other unforeseeable external forces. Those are our initial challenges. We work on Cyberpunk on a part time basis but each member of this team is very talented & committed while working full time jobs.

Our mission is to provide our players with a high quality product & immersive experience. We have experienced members on our staff that know the full development cycle from prototype to gold. All rewards will be rendered in a timely fashion. If any delays occur our patrons will be notified immediately. Thank you for your support!

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    After thoroughly reviewing your financial history, professional background, conversation logs, and preforming interviews with your closest friends and associates, we are happy to inform you that you have been cleared to become a citizen of Echelon 1!

    Please send Tritus Technologies the 10 credit processing fee to finish the process. You will also receive a DRM free digital copy of our latest intellectual property “Cyberpunk Casanova” when it becomes available to the public!

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    Announcement! Effective Immediately! Anyone who successfully receives clearance to live in Echelon 1 and, pays a processing fee of 15 credits will also receive a digital copy of “Quest of Souls” in addition to “Cyberpunk Casanova”! This is due to a partnership formed with King Crow Studios.

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    ATTENTION! Always remember to upsell the Original Soundtrack to “Cyberpunk Casanova”! Employees have had success mentioning that certain compositions will be exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign (10 songs in total).

    For only 25 credits the applicant will receive a digital copy of the OST as well as everything stated previously.

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    Attention! To build more excitement for “Cyberpunk Casanova”, Tritus Technologies has decided to create a brand new “VIP Package”.

    For a fee of 50 credits, successful applicants will have the opportunity receive a digital Cyberpunk Casanova art book as well as the digital version of “Seinen Jigsaw”. This is in addition to all other listed rewards.

    For those that are not aware, the “Seinen Jigsaw” is the latest album from our in-house Sound Designer and musician PRIME8PIMPIN. Given that he spent company time making this album, He was VERY happy to “give” Tritus the rights to this project in exchange for promotion.

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    [Memo] Subject: Physical Compensation

    Attention! Effective immediately we will refer to “Cyberpunk Casanova” as [CC] in all official memos, this is to increase employee productivity.

    Market research has indicated to us that people of all ages enjoy physical rewards. Therefore, We (Tritus Technologies) have decided to offer a physical compensation package to successful applicants.

    For a fee of 150 credits, applicants will receive physical versions of the following:

    [CC], [CC] original soundtrack, [CC] art book, Seinen Jigsaw (limited edition cassette module)

    Applicants that choose to receive this package will still receive all of the previously listed digital rewards.

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    Attention! Once again our amazing team at market research has informed us of fantastic opportunities! It has come to their attention that the female cast of [CC] is testing well with males in the age range of 18-75! Because of this, we will now offer a variant of the “Executive package”. We are calling this new package the “Platinum Package”.

    For a fee of 400 credits applicants will receive everything that is listed in the “Executive package” and will also receive a 2017 [CC] Pin-up Calendar!

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    Attention! We have been receiving numerous I-mails from disappointed applicants expressing their desire to obtain the [CC] Calendar.

    Effective immediately, we will now offer a “lite” version of the Platinum Package. This version will include everything stated in the Executive Package as well as the [CC] Calendar but, will not include the sketch from our art team.

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    We have been notified by our Marketing department that one of the best ways to build excitement for a release is to do some sort of “contest”. (This is only colorful wording. THIS IS NOT A CONTEST! Kickstarter rules do not allow contests).

    Tritus Technologies will give 4 lucky applicants the opportunity to have their likeness placed [CC]. The first 4 applicants that pay a 500 credit fee will receive this reward as well as EVERYTHING else previously listed including the personalized sketch.

    *Please note Tritus Technologies will control how this reward is granted. We will however guarantee that your likeness WILL appear in [CC] in a “cool” way.

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    We have been notified by our Entertainment Division that we can expand on our contests (As stated earlier this is NOT A CONTEST!) to help us find musical talent.

    Tritus Technologies will give 4 lucky applicants the opportunity to receive a music producer credit and have their Original Music placed [CC] and the [CC] Original Soundtrack. This particular reward DOES NOT include the “Models wanted” likeness placement reward.

    The first 4 applicants that pay a 500 credit fee will receive this reward as well as EVERYTHING previously listed (minus the likeness placement reward). This [tier] will still include the personalized sketch.

    *Please note. Music submitted MUST BE ROYALTY FREE and original works

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    Attention! Due to the success of our previous contests (NOT CONTESTS!), we have decided to do offer our biggest reward to date!

    We will give 2 lucky applicants the opportunity to become a character in [CC]. This reward is similar to the “models wanted” reward but, with the exception that the applicant will be placed in [CC] as an NPC.

    The applicant will also have control over the design of that characters look. Our amazing art team will work with these applicants to bring their vision to life.

    In addition to this reward they will also receive all physical and digital rewards (this reward replaces the models wanted reward) but will not include the reward in the “Musicians Wanted” tier that allows to submission of original music.

    Due to the popularity of our recent promotions, we will remain on mandatory overtime status indefinitely! Any employee found taking excessive sick time and or “breaks” will receive disciplinary action up to and including termination!

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