Our mission at Cherry Kiss is to provide the most authentic Japanese Visual Novel experience to the West. We have access to the back catalog of Japanese Developer Norn/Miel, and the only thing holding us back is the cost of translation. We have demonstrated that we can deliver a quality product with our release of a complete English version (adult scenes included) of Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition.
Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition is available for Windows on Steam and Android at the links below, and we encourage you to please check them out (keep in mind the Steam version requires a patch file to see the adult content which is free on our website.)
Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition on Steam:
Wild Romance Mofu Mofu Edition on Android:
We are hoping through Kickstarter we can connect with the fans who are passionate about these games and together we can bring the story of Tsundere Idol: My Personal M-Pet to the rest of the world!
If you have any questions at all please send us a message, or feel free to join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/N89bDhH
We want you to know we are capable and serious about delivering a quality product. To that end, we have already translated the first scene of the game and created a demo for you to enjoy.
We've already translated the first scene of Tsundere Idol: My Personal M-Pet and we are giving it away as a free demo, check it out:
Keep up-to-date on Cherry Kiss studios, including Dev. Blogs, future and past projects, at our website: http://cherrykissgames.com/tsundere-idol/
Follow the story of Kota, a mild-mannered student in Japan who is a fan of the up and coming Idol sensation Rui Kurumizaka. Wouldn't you know it she happens to attend the same university as him and is in one of his classes!
Too shy to approach the cool and popular Rui, Kota is happy just to be in the same classroom as her. Then one day an accident occurs and the contents of Rui's bag spill out on the floor revealing an S&M magazine! Our hero steps up and claims ownership in order to save the true owner the embarrassment of owning up to possessing such salacious literature. And thus begins an unexpected and unusual affair.
Join Kota and Rui as they explore the world of depravity as Master and Pet~
When we were localizing Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition we included the features from the original Japanese version and added some additional features of our own to improve the user experience. We plan on doing the same for the release of Tsundere Idol: My Personal M-Pet.
We increased the size the CG scenes and backgrounds to support 16:9 resolution screens and after fan suggestions, we implemented an option to swap between the upsized images and the original resolution images.
We also added sprite animations, one for every facial expression, to every facial expression to spice up the otherwise static sprites.
Since we are developing a PC and Android version we overhauled the old UI from the original Japanese release to be more "touch" friendly.
We also have Steam Achievements enabled for the release of Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition, these will make it into Tsundere Idol: My Personal M-Pet on launch day!
Another feature we added to Wild Romance: Mofu Mofu Edition is the gallery, this too will be included in the release version of Tsundere Idol: My Personal M-Pet.
- Tsundere Idol: My Personal M-Pet is a Nukige (A visual novel with a strong focus on adult content) while there is a story that shows the blossoming of Kota and Rui's relationship the bulk of the writing is in the adult scenes.
- We are simultaneously developing the Android and PC versions and aim to make sure both versions are equivalent in terms of content.
- There are 14 adult scenes that explore different aspects of S&M, and pet play so there is something for everyone!
- All of Rui's lines are fully voiced in Japanese, it would take over 3 and a half hours to listen to all her voice lines in their entirety!
- With over 130,000 Japanese characters the characters have plenty to say to keep you entertained.
- When we first released Wild Romance we did not include a Gallery in the launch version, after the fans expressed interest in having one we added it in. Players can expect Tsundere Idol to have a Gallery day 1!
Why is pricing in Canadian Dollars?
Cherry Kiss Games is based in Canada, this means that all pricing on Kickstarter must be in Canadian dollars.
When the game launches the price for US customers will be: $9.99 (US dollars) on all platforms. The Kickstarter regular backer price for the game will be $12 Canadian dollars which is, as of the start of the Kickstarter, worth $9.60 (US dollars) so slightly less than the eventual release price of $9.99 (US dollars). However exchange rates may fluctuate. The release price in other currencies will be announced later and will be set to approximately $9.99 (US dollars).
We apologize for any confusion that this may cause but unfortunately, we are unable to do Kickstarter prices in other currencies. Canadian currency is colorful, artistic and most importantly worth less than US dollars, British pounds, and Euros.
Will there be Discounts?
We can't promise that we won't ever discount Tsundere Idol below the base $9.99 US dollar price however to be fair to our Kickstarter backers there will be no discounting below this price for at least the first 2 months from the game's release.
How is the money being allocated?
Our Kickstarter funding goal of CAD $10,000 (about USD $8000) will be spent mostly on payment for the translator. The 30% will be for our own internal costs at Cherry Kiss games and the final 10% is made up of the 5% Kickstarter fee and the other 5% is the approximate bank processing fee.
Will Tsundere Idol have mosaics in the H-scenes?
The Japanese developers have expressed specific wishes that no images without mosaics be made available for any release, we are respecting their wishes and not including mosaic free patches/images of any of their titles.
How can I get the Android version?
As of launching this Kickstarter we are not selling on any .APK store that allows us to provide a promotional code/game key. The game will be available on the Amazon Appstore when the PC version launches. We don't want to provide people the raw .APK file since when updates come out for Tsundere Idol their product not associated with a Store won't automatically receive updates and it is inefficient to have to provide a special link to those who have a version of the game that is not listed in a store.
How long is the game?
As stated above if you listen to the dialogue play before advancing through the screens it takes about three and a half hours to listen to just Rui's dialogue. Kota and the narrator are unvoiced but also have plenty of lines, I estimate it would take 5 hours to properly read the game from start to end.
How does the resolution change affect the game?
At any point during the game players can swap between the original 4:3 assets (that have borders on the sides to fill what would be black space on 16:9 screens) or upscaled 16:9 images that completely fill the screen. Both versions of these images can be viewed in the game's gallery feature.
How will DRM be implemented?
The Steam release will have Steam's DRM applied to it. We may choose to distribute in other PC digital stores that do not provide a DRM service.
Amazon is where we have been distributing the mobile version of Wild Romance and Tsundere Idol will make it's way there too once it is released, there is inbuilt Amazon DRM that will be present for the Android release.
How will I recieve my backer rewards?
When the game is released we will distribute it via Steam Keys.
**PLEASE NOTE YOU HAVE TO DOWNLOAD A FREE PATCH FILE TO ENABLE THE ADULT SCENES**
The patch will be available on the Tsundere Idol page of the Cherry Kiss website as soon as the game launches on Steam. Any rewards offered will be digitally distributed to our backers.
We will print out a physical copy of the signed poster for those who back at that level. The posters will start getting printed once the Kickstarter closes and should hopefully make it to you before the end of April.
For the "Name the Character Reward" we will be reasonable and fair, however for the playing enjoyment of others if the name is inappropriate we reserve final editorial rights.
What is the age rating?
There will be a "Steam OK" version that can be patched with a free downloadable file acquired on the Cherry Kiss website. Other version of Tsundere Idol will be 18+ and contain all the adult content with no patching required.
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk we have is losing our translator. In the event of this unforeseen circumstance, there may be delays while we work to find a quality replacement.
This same risk extends to losing any other team member, but despite this, we believe we have a dedicated team.
Another risk is Steam changing its current policy of allowing titles with off-site adult patches to remain on the store. If during the duration of the Kickstarter we can no longer provide a "patchable" version of the game on Steam we will find another way to distribute the game to our backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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