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"CHANGE!" is a visual novel/ otome game - a novel in the form of a story-based video game. You play as the female character and make your own decisions throught out the game in order to get a romantic ending with your love interest of choice.
CHANGE! will bring you to the world of a Vietnamese high school girl - Tran Hong Mai (name changeable), who was just an ordinary girl living a quiet, boring life... until her seventeenth birthday party.
Mai's body suddenly swapped with her childhood friend - Nguyen Duc Hiep.
Without knowing the cause of this bizarre event, they are forced to accept their strange circumstances and continue to live as nornally as possible, while hoping for a way to change back.
Of course, as the incident happened in the party, not only Mai and Hiep knew about it. There were also Mai's best friend - Vu Ngoc Anh, together with her cousin: Vu Viet An – who were willing to help the two poor souls keep the secret as well as find a solution for it.
Have you girls ever wished to be a boy at least once in your life? This is your chance! As the story progresses, not only do you get to see what it's like "behind the scenes", but you get to approach your crush without having to worry about his crazy fan girls.
Discover the mystery behind this strange "body swapping" incident, along with many other shocking secrets. Enjoy hilarious events and budding romantic encounters throughtout the game!
Note: in Vietnamese, last name will be put before first name.
Mai's life is like a gloomy book. Her parents are all doctors - which keeps them away from home most of the time. As a result, she’s used to living alone. At the age of 17, just like many other girls, Mai is constantly worrying about her grades and relationships with her friends and family.. And of course, her inner wish is to have a nice boyfriend. Unfortunately, Mai is kind of a shy girl and cannot find the courage to talk to her crush. Despite this, she has incredibly strong feelings for her friends, and would stand against the world for them.
Mai's neighbour and childhood friend. His parents are separated and are so busy with their careers that they rarely visit him and he often at home alone. Two kids in the same shoes, gradually grew close to each other. Hiep was once a kind and warm-hearted person. As the two grew a bit older and entered high school, Hiep changed completely. He has become a meanie that loves to make fun of Mai whenever he has the chance. There is little left of the quiet and caring boy that Mai used to knew. Or is there? Will you find out what is hidden behind Hiep’s grumpy attitude?
She's the only daughter of Vu family - the owner of a large corporation. Despite coming from an incredibly rich background, Ngoc Anh is not even slightly cocky.. She is friendly, humorous and always full of energy. Everyone loves her and calls her by a sweet nickname "Na". She may act so weird and unreasonable at the start, but as you process throughout the game, you may find out how sweet and thoughtful Na can actually be.
An is Na's cousin. In contrast to the hyperactive Na, An is calm, gentle and sweet. He acts like a big brother and loves to take care of Na and Mai. This 20 year-old guy is often mistaken for a girl or a secondary school student because of his baby face. If you choose to engage in An’s route during the game, get ready to be drown in a flood of his sweet and lovely actions.
Tuan is famous in high school with his chiselled figure and also is the ideal boyfriend in many girls’ dream. Friendly as he might be, most of his friends are deliquents, which makes Mai unable to have the guts to make friend with him. After the body swapping, Mai realized something strange in his attitude towards her and Hiep, what is the reason behind his actions?
- Free demo available to download
- Estimated playing time for full game: 3 to 12 hours.
- Compatible for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
- 3 guys and 1 girl ready to be your love
- Each character has 3 to 5 different outfits
- 12 endings including love endings, friendship endings and bad endings
- Tons of hints for BL & yuri fans
- Cute artworks with beautiful original soundtracks
- 40+ CGs with lots of eye candies
- Custom GUI
- Chance to learn more about the culture and traditional cuisine of Vietnam
- Full game will have an opening video and 4 ending videos to be unlocked.
The demo works as a specific example of Change! 's gameplay, story, music and graphic. Yet this is not the final idea that we have in mind. You will see lots of improvement in the full version!
Available in both Vietnamese and English:
Vietnamese demo (to be updated)
Hi everyone, I'm Solry - the leader of Meowl team- a group of Vietnamese youngsters who devote our life to otome games.
For us, this project means more than just a game, this is our only opportunity to change our life, which is why we are trying to bring it back here once again.
We love drawing as much as we love otome games. For me, my lifelong dream is to become a game artist, to create tons of fanciful and beautiful love stories throughout otome games. While for my team mates, some of them want to be artists, some want to create their own games. Then, we met, and decided to create and join this very team because....
Have you ever heard of, or been a victim to your parents’ dictation, forcing their children to do the job they want, not what their sons and daughters want? These parents regard the career of artists no higher than that of dirty tramps on the street, and they would feel ashamed to have kids become an artist. What if this "noble" familly have a wanna-be-artist child? That poor child will probably be scolded and insulted everyday until he/she gives up on that hopeless dream. What do they do to stop their children from drawing? They will simply tear their artworks in to pieces or just burn them all.
Me and some of my teammates have suffered that pain since childhood, and we do not want it to continue just because our parents keep forcing us to work for some state-owned instituitions or do accounting for some random companies despite the fact that we are not good at math and calculation at all. We are not our parent's tool to show off in their chit chat with the other parents. We have dreams! We are creative and we have passion! We are here to prove that we can turn our dreams into reality!
Hence, we need your help. Since the very first day we started this project, we have been encouraged by our friends, who kept telling us not to give up on our dreams. But it's not an easy road to go without lots of love and support from you guys.
So, here come our current staffs:
- Solry - Team leader - Main artist & lead writer
- Ji - Background artist
- Kazz - Programmer
- Narcisse - Co writer
- Airianne - Co-writer & translator
- Akiko - Translator
-Hoang Anh Do, Amber Lee Connors, Natalie Van Sistine - Proof readers
- Sound Cadence Studios - Voice actors
- Kazaki - Music composer
- Aleema - GUI Designer
- Macho poon - Fanpage manager
- Meowl seiyuu team - Vietnamese voice actors
We have a fanpage on facebook to update working process and organize some small events so feel free to check us out:
I - How we manage the fund:
From the beginning, everything was paid by mine- the team leader's income as a freelance artist. It was hard to keep up with the project. However, we were able to lower our goals compare to the previous time, thanks to the support we got from our friends, even from those whom we haven't had the chance to meet yet and it was so unexpected and amazing. Hence, we have to make CHANGE! a success no matter what so that these support won't be wasted. And, here is how we will spend the money:
- Art (background, interface design,etc...) - 25.5%
- Music - 8%
- Proof reading and translation - 8.5%
- Programming - 5%
- Operation fee (kickstarter, overheads,etc...) - 28%
- Rewards (packaging, shipping, etc...) - 25%
- Engine: Renpy - free.
- Sfx: http://www.freesfx.co.uk/
Being the main artist and lead writer, i will not be paid for this project. All the money will be used just to pay the other staffs and other services.
II - Goals
Our team based in Vietnam and it was hard for us at first to find a resident from a country that can use Kickstarter's service. Then we decided to use the help of Bridgestarter - a company from Canada, which is why we have to use CAD dollar instead of USD, while we have to pay everything of the project by USD. It makes our goal looks much more bigger since 1 USD = 1.25 CAD.
So my friends, please use the currency converter here to check before you back. Thank you!
First stretch goal - $3600USD/$4500CAD
You want the whole game to be voiced? Yes we do too. It's our way of saying thank you for all the effort that Sound Cadences Studios has put to help us complete this demo. Without achieving this goal, only the prologue and a part of the first chapter will be voiced. On the contrary, If we can reach this goal, there will be 2 version of CHANGE! available : With voice and without voice with different prices.
Second stretch goal - $3750USD/$4700CAD
You may notice that our team has one little mascot? Isn't he cute? Our plan is to have him join in every game we made as a side character or even a love candidate, and of course, he will have different forms and stories to fit in the world we created for each game.
The third stretch goal - $4000USD/$5000CAD
Currently CHANGE! 's rating is around 12+. If you want more hot scenes and dialogues, then help us to reach this goal!
If we get more than the goals, we will use that extra budget to invest on our next fantasy themed project - which was written a long time ago and just waiting to rise right after CHANGE! is completed.
- The first 10 people pledge 9 CAD or more will get a sketch picture of any character you like (the game's characters. your OCs, etc...) by our artists. - All taken
- The first 5 people pledge 25 CAD or more will get one chibi gif commission like these Examples - All taken
- The first 5 people pledge 30 CAD or more will get one chibi gif commission same as above. - All taken
- The first 3 people pledge 50 CAD or more will get one chibi gif commission same as above and a colored waist up picture of any character you want by our artists. - All taken
- The first 3 people pledge 60 CAD or more will get one chibi gif commission same as above and a colored waist up picture of any character you want by our artists. - All taken
- The first 3 people pledge 100 CAD or more will get one chibi gif commission same as above + 1 color headshot art by our main artist. - 2 left
- The first 3 people pledge 125 CAD or more will get one chibi gif commission same as above + 1 color headshot art by our main artist. - All taken
- The first 2 people pledge 250 CAD or more will get one chibi gif commission same as above + 1 color waist up art by our main artist. - 1 left
- The first people pledge 500 CAD or more will get one chibi gif commission same as above + 1 extra "fully colored of 1 character" commission by our main artist. - Taken
You can also pledge us by Paypal as well, just remember to write the reward you want to get and inform us through our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some of the game's screenshot and works in progress, enjoy!
Risks and challenges
Our biggest concern right now is whether this campaign can be funded succesfully or not. We need to complete CHANGE! no matter what, so if we get funded, we can overcome all difficulties to complete the game with the highest quality possible.
Another obstacle is our study at school. We are all students which means we may be stucked with exams and school activities for a short time.This issue can lead to some future delay. However, we can manage our timetable to keep up with the working pace. Plus, with a huge push from the success of this campaign, we will have much more motivation to put all we got to this project as well as to our future games.
- (40 days)