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Kikai DigitalBy Kikai Digital
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Kikai DigitalBy Kikai Digital
First created
AU$ 6,123
pledged of AU$ 6,000pledged of AU$ 6,000 goal
169
backers
16days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 9 2018 4:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

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Demo Also Available On Steam
Demo Also Available On Steam

 Download Our Demo:

Note that the demo is a work-in-progress and the final product will be polished further. 

 Add-Ons Unlocked!  

Now you can add an extra $15 or $14 on your existing pledge to get an additional copy of the game, or add additional keychains to your existing physical reward tiers:  

AU$15 (US$11) - Additional Digital Key For Caffeine: Victoria's Legacy (For Tiers on or above AU$15 Only)  

AU$14 (US$10) - Additional Acrylic Keychain (Tiers with Physical Goods Only)  

Also, we now accept Paypal pledges. Please contact us so we can keep you on record. Your pledge will also count for the stretch goals.

Caffeine: Victoria's Legacy is a visual novel set in a steampunk alternate universe. It is a re-imagining of our world where coffee possesses magical powers. World-building is at the core of our story. The visual novel also features:

  • 4 Romanceable Characters
  • Over 10 Supporting Characters, each with their own backstories
  • 20 hours of gameplay
  • Cinematic Camera Movements
  • Many choice options. Every choice affects future dialogues or events
  • All character sprites animated with Live2D
  • Touching story with comedic elements
  • Lots and lots of coffee puns. See what we have brewing up for you!

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On a flight across the Pacific, Taka Knight finds himself in the company of a mysterious stranger. After drinking a bottle of cold brew coffee from said stranger, Taka soon finds himself in the city of Victoria, staring at a coffee house bearing his name with a nagging sense of familiarity. 

He soon finds that Victoria is in a seemingly alternate steampunk reality in which modern technology does not exist. Taka's journey thus begins on finding the truth behind his parents’ disappearance. But before doing so, he must learn to perform caffeine, the magical power that every barista and cupper in Victoria possesses.   

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Firstly, he must learn how to ...... brew coffee. Join Taka in rediscovering his roots and his quest for his family's secrets, in a city where baristas are knights and coffee is king.

 "Welcome to Victoria, taste the finest beans we have in store!" - Eliza

 "Your coffee tastes just like your personality, BLAND!" - Oceane

 "Let's finish the pastries ourselves so we can all go home early." - Alice

 "Sell them an espresso, upsell them a latte art book." - Mel

But not all coffees are sweet. There's also a cast of supporting characters. Who can you trust? Who is the true villain? Be careful with who you deal with, don't spill your beans too easily!

 Cinematic Experience

The use of a 3D Camera in building our visual novel gives us many opportunities to experiment with different camera techniques, such as close-ups, panning and angled shots. 

Using Lens Blur to tell a story
Using Lens Blur to tell a story
Angular Camera Movements
Angular Camera Movements

Backgrounds

All backgrounds are meticulously drawn by our BG artist Exitmothership. We have spent many hours researching on minor details of cafes, re-imagining what the interiors will look like in a Victorian / Steampunk setting. 

The background scenery of Victoria also takes reference from a famous city.

Scenery & Coffee House BGs
Scenery & Coffee House BGs
High Resolution Backgrounds
High Resolution Backgrounds

Animated Sprites

To create an engaging experience, all our character sprites are animated with Live2D. Here is a sample video to show how Eliza's gestures and expressions change:

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It's All About Coffee

An accurate representation of coffee brewing techniques is important to us
An accurate representation of coffee brewing techniques is important to us
 

Great Music Experience

The demo itself features eight custom soundtracks and one theme song. Another eight soundtracks are planned. Hitting the milestone will enable us to create a total of 22 tracks with 90 minutes of music.

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 In this section we will provide more details about the rewards for the higher tiers:

 Pledge AUD$30 and get the digital soundtrack on Steam or itch.io.

Pledge AUD$45 and get an acrylic keychain with a character bust!

Back us at the AUD$60 Tier and you get a digital artbook, filled with concept art and character sprites from our Character, CG and background artists! Plus, you get Alpha access, which means you can start experiencing the world of Caffeine earliest at the start of next year!

A sample of the artbook (Formatting will be further refined)
A sample of the artbook (Formatting will be further refined)

Pledge $140 and get a physical artbook in addition to the digital artbook. 

Pledge AUD$250 or more, and you get a custom sketch from our Character Artist! Our character artist Nori Chia is the designer of all our characters in the magical world of Victoria.

Contact Us If You Want To Know More About This Tier
Contact Us If You Want To Know More About This Tier

Pledge AUD$500 and you get a custom artwork with the same quality as our character sprites! This is the tier you should get if you enjoy our character art.

Contact Us If You Like To Know More
Contact Us If You Like To Know More

At AUD $750, not only do you get all the goodies from previous tiers, you also get a character of your choosing to deliver a special message to you. Of course, your chosen character will be fully animated!

You've seen our supporting cast, right? When pledging AUD $1200, you get to work with us to create your own supporting character, who will have their own backstory.


You enjoyed the cosy ambience of Taka Coffee House? Prefer the bustling energy of Sparkwood? At AUD$2500, you get to work with us to create your own Coffee House! This includes:  


  •  Background Scene  
  • Your Own Barista Character  
  •  Your Own background music and ambience

This is the ultimate Tier, and of course, a coffee magnate deserves all the best!

The Main Team

Producer: Karl  
Character Artist : Nori  
Background Artist: Exitmothership  
CG Artists: Arisa-Chibara, Tanuma-San  
BGM: CthulhuSeeker  

Full credits of everyone who has assisted in this project is listed on our website:

Why Kickstarter?

This project has so far been self-funded, and we have budget allocated to see this project to the end.

However, we have decided to go on Kickstarter because creating high quality artwork is hard, time-consuming and costly. There are also certain scenes we want to work into the game, but may prove too expensive to do so given we are working on a fixed budget.

Getting our Kickstarter funded, or better, hitting our milestones will allow the team to bring our visual novel to the quality standards we envision. Every single cent (minus Kickstarter fees and the costs of reward fulfillment) will be spent on artwork, music and visual effects as well as editing.

Plus, this is the only time where you can receive our exclusive Kickstarter-only merchandises, which won't be available in the future.

 The breakdown on how we intend to spend our Kickstarter funds is as follows:

Artwork - This is artwork in addition to what has already been planned. 

Editing - We will hire a professional editor to ensure the top-notch writing quality.

SX & Music - We will create music and ambience to suit each scene, ensuring a cinematic experience.

Visual Effects - Create a more engaging experience by adding a touch of visual effects.

Kickstarter Fees & Rewards Fulfillment - Of course, we need to take into account the cost of fulfilling our digital and physical rewards.

Risks and challenges

We're confident we can deliver the final product at the expected quality levels. We have a team of talented and experienced artists working on this project who are committed to seeing the visual novel completed.

By far the biggest risk for us is the departure of any current team members. If this happens there will be a certain period of time where we will need to search for a replacement without sacrificing consistency and quality.

But with over 60% of the artwork and music already completed, this would only cause delay rather than termination of the project itself.

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    Coffee Connoisseur

    The first rule of Caffeine is to appreciate coffee, and that’s exactly what we’re doing here. As a Connoisseur, you get only the finest rewards in Cold Brew + Creating a custom supporting character!

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    Where coffee is king, the dealers of the crown make the most bling. You get to create a custom coffee house alongside everything within the Coffee Connoisseur tier!

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