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A fantasy visual novel about friendship, betrayal, drama, love and headpats.
A fantasy visual novel about friendship, betrayal, drama, love and headpats.
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Princess Guard - a Fantasy Visual Novel

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Reinhold's years of practicing the sword have finally paid off. Sweeping a Kingdomwide tournament netted him an absurd amount of prize money, and the King himself was so impressed with his skill that he personally transferred him out of the Army to serve in the royal palace.  

While this new position as bodyguard to the Crown Princess is an appreciated change from his previous life of trudging through swamps in pursuit of bandits, it does bring its own difficulties...

 

Please note that the demo is an in-progress alpha, with temporary backgrounds and no BGM. 

 
  • at least 900K words PER ROUTE 
  • at least seven main routes, each with multiple endings
  • 10 CGs per girl, possibly more depending on funding 
  • a plethora of branching choices 
  • multiple fights, all of which can result in a win, loss or draw 
  • multiple poses and outfits for all seven main girls and many side characters 
  • interlude segments which flesh out the story's setting 
  • a glossary of the various spells used throughout the story 
  • a fantasy story that deals with themes of betrayal, friendship, abuse, love, headpats and turkey legs

Princess Guard is a story that's near and dear to my heart. I spent countless late nights writing its original quest thread version, guided by the choices of all its players. And while there were plenty of headaches along the way, running it was an experience that I'll never regret.  

Taking place over the course of over two months (68 days in the original with 29 played through in full), the material that will end up as the Luciana route ended up nearing close to a million words when everything was all said and done with.  

And even though Luciana's route will remain as the "true" route as far as the setting is concerned, I have every intention to put in my all for every single one of the other routes.  

And especially Nicolette's, since she is the best.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Writer/Leader/Programmer: Maou Zenigame

Primary character designer/Sprite artist: Keichan411

SD sprite artist: Fleesveon

GUI design: Potouto

Music: TyberAlyx

Background artist: TBA

Why Kickstarter? Because unfortunately, I am but a single turtle.

 Everything you see in the demo has been funded out of my own pocket as it is, but continuing to handle funding it all by myself will only result in progress continuing bit by bit like it has been.  

Especially since this is a massive story with a named cast of over 60 characters and far too many backgrounds and musical themes and GUI elements that will need to be produced.

Risks and challenges

Regardless of how this campaign ends up, Princess Guard will continue to trudge along. The largest potential issue for a project of this scale is keeping an artist until its end, and Kei's already stuck with me for going on two years now so I have faith that we'll be able to see this thing through.

I'm handling all the writing myself, and nothing short of grievous bodily harm will keep me from seeing this story to its completion.

In the words of a certain mysterious chef, 我を阻むものなし。

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    At this tier, your character will appear in the game somewhere! Just provide a picture and character description and they'll appear in the story as a townsperson or party guest or adventurer or a tournament fighter or any number of possible roles!
    (please keep in mind that your character's design has to fit within the game's setting)

    In addition, you'll also receive all of the rewards of the Wolf ranks and lower.

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    Your character will get a small recurring role in the story, as well as an appearance in an event CG.

    In addition to this, you'll also receive all of the rewards of the Wolf ranks and lower.

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    (keep in mind that said character still has to fit into the setting)

    In addition, you'll become one of the game's beta readers if you so desire.

    And finally, you'll receive all rewards of the Wolf ranks and lower.

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    Your character will get a small role in the story (which may be expanded depending on how things go), as well as an appearance in an event CG.

    In addition, you'll also receive all of the rewards of the Wolf ranks and lower.

    Includes:
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    • Your name in the credits
    • A digital copy of Princess Guard
    • A digital copy of the OST
    • A physical copy of Princess Guard
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