"Is there a true path to happiness?"
Abruptly finding herself at the bottom of a snake pit, an impoverished girl named Linh is bound and helpless for a crime she did not commit. Left to the mercy of the village snake god, a mysterious entity appears before her, offering to save her in exchange for her soul.
Finding herself in a new reality, she is torn between staying with the beautiful temptress, Ai, who had rescued her from death, and the resourceful wanderer, Jinhai, who promises to set her free.
Who is the real savior? Will Linh discover the strength to change her own fate? Journey with Linh as she is forced to question her understanding of life, happiness, and what it means to be human. Every decision matters in this tale about identity, friendship, love and loss.
The Beta Demo is missing some music assets as that are currently in production. We hope the current quality is to your liking!
Linh (Main character): Growing up in poverty, she does what she must to survive. She's learned to keep her emotions and opinions in check to protect herself. She is extremely loyal to those she cares about, which gets her into trouble. Will she be able to protect what's most important to her?
Jinhai: A former nun, she is open and friendly to everyone. She finds the most joy in cooking and making medicine for others. What is her connection to Ai? What secret hides behind her unwavering smile? She also has a pet chicken that has yet to leave her side.
Ai: A serpent who reveals itself to be a shapeshifter with magical powers. Blunt, with a hatred for humans. Is she a goddess or villain? What is her true motive behind it all? Or perhaps, she really is a danger to everyone...
- Girl x Girl Romance routes
- 5 Endings (including Friendship only)
- 18 Fully-colored CGs (More with your help!)
- 10+ Beautiful BGs with variations
- Original Soundtrack
- CG Art, Character, and Music Galleries
- Mature Content (R15 Love Scenes) Optional
- 1920 x 1080 resolution
- DRM Free!
The simplest and honest reason: “Making a visual novel is expensive and time consuming!”
We are a small team trying to produce a high quality game that we're all very passionate and excited about. Each new work a member completes, it’s shared with the others, which encourages and pushes our teammates to try to “match” the quality out of personal conviction. It’s become a tedious process as a result! I also wanted to uphold the studio’s principle in trying to pay everyone a fair wage with a reasonable schedule. The budget as such, realistically reflects this by paying accordingly to their experience and quality work that they provide. I’ve also wanted to avoid the road bumps other VN projects have found out from being overly ambitious or raised too little funds for the number of love interests and promises. This is also the one time only chance to own the game merchandise! ^_^
As the creator and studio founder, I do not take any funds from crowdfunding or plan to make money personally. Any money made from the game when completed, will be moved onto the next personal project. With your help, it’ll help fund the next yuri game after this! We hope this with be the jumpstart for the team to improve and grow into a long term studio.
Each digital good is an add on in each additional tier. However, physical goods vary for each tier. Please read the tiers carefully or refer to the visual tier chart for any pledges at $100 or above to receive the right combination of goods. We wanted you to have the flexibility to get what you like :)
Game Content (Steam or Itch.io key) at tiers $15 and up.
+$10 for any tier for an additional Steam or Itch.io key!
Wallpaper - Exclusive for all our tier backers as our personal thank you! Resolution of 1920 x 1080. We can adjust for any 4:3 screens by request. **Image not final**
CG Wallpaper x4 - At the $65 tier, you will get an additional 4 gorgeous wallpapers of CGs of your choice. Bundled with Credit for contribution and Steam Beta Access!
Egg Recipes - Receive a PDF with the recipes of all the egg dishes found in the game by our character chef Jinhai! The creator will try out the best recipes she can find that's easy to make but still tasty! Her journey will be recorded on our tumblr of all the fun cooking mishaps.
Digital Soundtrack - An all original soundtrack provided! Enjoy all the background music to listen at your own leisure.
Digital Artbook - All the art and rough drafts/thumbnails we have of every art piece. Also included is commentary from the artists!
Game Guide - For those that like a little assistance or want to see how the game is broken down!
Clear File - Limited Edition A4 size image folder with a beautiful CG on the front. Great for holding your documents! **Current image not final.**
Prints - Two Limited Edition A4 size prints of two beautiful CGs from the game! **Current images not final.**
Stickers - Full sheets of both large and small size chibi stickers of our characters and their many forms. 10+ chibis! Great for decorating things you love!
Physical Artbook - Limited Edition A4 size 52 page book! Similar to the digital but modifications will be made to fit the book size and page limits. We'll include as much art and commentary as we can! This is a ONE TIME print run due to logistics. Once we're out we're out for good! **Cover not final**
Acrylic Character Stand - Limited Edition Full Body sprite or Chibi with quote as a character stand to decorate your desk / shelf! Backers will vote on which character and type! One time run only! **Image not final**
Acrylic Charm Keychains - Three Limited Edition chibi acrylic keychains! Backers will get to vote on each character between 2-3 designs! One time run only! **Image not final**
Digital Character Sketch - Pick any Mizuchi character for your own personal character sketch, drawn by the lead artist! Sketch may be in simple color depending on the number of backers. Artist has final say on all requests. Limited to 50 backers only.
Custom Scene - "Writer's Muse" means you'll get to suggest an additional scenario / wordcount for the game! You will also receive special credit for your contribution! Email us at aikasa.collective (a) gmail.com for approval before making your pledge. Team has final say but we'll be as accommodating as possible. Limited to 4 backers only.
Custom CG Scene - "Custom Order" means you'll get to suggest an additional scenario / wordcount with an original CG for the game! You will also receive special credit for your contribution! Email us at aikasa.collective (a) gmail.com for approval before making your pledge. Team has final say but we'll be as accommodating as possible. Limited to 2 backers only.
We want to give the best we can to our backers! We will prioritize either stretch goal that gets to their level ^_^ No pledge is in vain!
$9,500 = Extra Art & CGs! - Additional art and polish to make this game as gorgeous as it can be!
$10,500 = Extra Love Scenes! - Additional love scenes (writing and CG) will be added to the game. The more loving, the better! ^.~
Writers: Roxie [Creator, Studio Co-founder] and Amori
GUI Designer: Jey (KidokaProject)[Studio Co-founder]
https://twitter.com/AikasaColle (Most Progress Update)
https://aikasacolle.itch.io/mizuchi (Demo Download)
Risks and challenges
Challenges include reaching our funding goals. We are quite confident with the funding reached, the game will be completed due to key members with great work histories, including working on other VNs. The current deadline adds flexibility for our teammates to complete the work, accommodating personal emergencies.
The only other risk is delays of physical goods. To minimize loss or damage of items, we wanted to bundle larger goods together. We are aware of the extra costs involved and adjusted the budget accordingly. Also, we are aware some of our backers may not see their physical rewards for quite some time due to distance. We hope for your patience and smooth delivery!
Shipping internationally via Priority Mail International to ensure better delivery. We apologize for the higher cost. The average cost is $32-35 based on the postal estimates.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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