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A post-apocalyptic adventure/visual novel hybrid inspired by Ace Attorney and Zero Escape games set in Japan.
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Sekai Project Announces Exogenesis At AnimeFest!

Posted by Kwan (Creator)
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As you may have heard, Exogenesis ~Perils of Rebirth~ is joining Sekai Project's growing library of English visual novels. This has been brewing for a while, and we've been very excited to tell you! Now that we can actually talk about it, we'll answer the more frequently asked questions.

What have you been up to since the last update?

Aside from working out the arrangement with Sekai Project and preparing for the announcement, we've also had to iron out some kinks such as finding a new programmer (which was a particularly painful and drawn-out process; we wanted to make things work with the previous guy until the very end, and ensure our new partner is the right one). With that out of the way, we can now go full-throttle with production.

Why didn't you tell us sooner?

We wanted to make an impact with the announcement and build excitement as we move closer to releasing the game. The timing worked out for AnimeFest, so we went for it. Hope y'all enjoyed the surprise!

Will the game be PC-only now?

Nope. We made sure our relationship with Sekai Project will allow us to fulfill all backer rewards. Our plan is still to put the game on as many platforms as possible. After all, moving to Unity caused all sorts of heartaches and we don't want that to be for naught. 

When will the game come out?

One thing we've learned from missing all of our release windows so far is to not make any promises. With that said, we have a production timeline to adhere to as part of our developer-publisher relationship with Sekai Project. Teaming up with them places us in a great position to reach our goal this time. In other words, you'll be playing (and hopefully enjoying!) Exogenesis very soon!

With all that said, here's another version of the trailer we prepared for AnimeFest. Please let us know what you think!

 

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    1. Specie8470 on

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    2. Alex Hamerling on

      Are you still here? lol

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      Wistrel Chianti on

      Any end of year "updates"? PS for good examples of quality updates see the Planet Explorers Kickstarter.

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    9. Alex Hamerling on

      Not to mention he apparently is so hurt by being called out on his bullshit that he thinks childish insults make him win his argument.

    10. Alex Hamerling on

      I love how this guy keeps saying "us" even though he is literally the only one acting like a whiny little bitch.

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    12. Martin Joly on

      Dude, you claim to have had so many bad kickstarters and yet you still sunk $500 into this one (which seems to make you think you're better than everyone else here). Kinda gives the impression that you're the one who can't get enough of being fucked over.

      You would think you'd at least be used to it by now.

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    14. Alex Hamerling on

      And you really wonder why no one takes you seriously? All you do is whine whine whine. I don't "like being screwed over" as you say. I'm just not a whiny fuck like you.

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      Idioteva on

      I have a few comments on the update since everyone's opinions are everywhere. 1) I'm not worried about the Vita version. Yes Sekai have been trying to move into porting games over and by what people have been saying, it's been bad. However this game has been developed from the start with a Vita version in mind. 2) Sekai would be publishing. I don't know how much people know about Sekai's set up and myself and by far not a master either, but generally they have 2 types of games under their belt. The type we most hear about is their Japanese titles that get kickstarted and translated where there seems to be a lot of beef about just about everything under the sun. Then you've got the titles that are being published under them (think of like Ea and Ubisoft in this realm) like ebi-hime's titles and even the the otome game The Bell Chimes for gold (I know this is being handled because I backed supporting this project before they teamed with Sekai and already had their translator). This title would fall under the second category of being published by Sekai and don't expect anything to change like with many other titles under their belt. What most probably came out of this is they will get finacle support which is beneficial to us, publicity but will end up having to fork over a percentage of their profits in the long run. IMO, this is a smart move on their part that they are willing to do this to make sure the project goes forward as many hurdles arise and games will either die or survive. I backed Project Pheonix and they have just announced they are making a little game for a company so they can get the cash they can get further investment to finish the project. Yes it isn't in the initial plan, yes it isn't what you asked for but there are so many unxpected things in development and life in general. I am more than happy for companys to bend to succeed than give up entirely. Selling out is a no no, but this is more support.

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      VkBest on

      This news confirm the death of vita version.

    18. Ian on

      Sekai Project has not shown themselves to be capable of porting anything.

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    20. Martin Joly on

      @Specie - You should probably stop assuming things. You were wrong about his pledge amount and you could very possibly be wrong about how many projects he's backed compared to you. You might not be as special as you think.

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    22. Alex Hamerling on

      I pledged 500 as well and you don't see me being all whiny about it.

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    24. Martin Joly on

      Sekai Project is a very respectable group so this finally sets to rest my fears that this game wasn't going to make it. Now that there's some real weight backing the development of the project, I can comfortably look forward to release.

      Still though, big negatives for the terrible communication throughout. Secret deal or no deal, you could have said something as simple as "work is progressing, look at this screenshot" then simply going radio silent for months.

      @Specie - Your go-to criticism is that everyone else definitely donated less than you ($20). Out of interest, and if you don't mind revealing, in what range did you donate? It might go some ways to explaining your rage.

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    26. Phyllis Douglas on

      Congrats with the partnership! Looking forward to the game, and good luck!

    27. Alex Hamerling on

      I'd make an enthousiastic comment, but toxic people will always find a way to keep the mood down. Good on you to have found a partnership. This increases my faith a little that an end product will see the light.

    28. Zack velicogna on

      i still want my money back, i have 0 interest in this project anymore

    29. Christian Rose on

      Specie - While I don't know in this case, but a lot of the time publisher deals can't be revealed until they are fully done for big legal reasons.

      Cannot wait, Teaming up with Sekai is great, as they are veterans in VN publishing, Cannot wait.

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    31. Russell Deitch on

      This is excellent news! Lazarus, eat your heart out! �