About this project
Seventh Heart Studios and Sekai Project presents the Eternal Hour Kickstarter campaign!
Experience the Adventure - Romance visual novel about time manipulation, fate and madness!
Eternal Hour starts off as a slice-of-life game about the daily life of average-yet-interesting boy named Yasu Fujimoto.
Yasu had a pretty peaceful youth living with his aunt, but all is slowly changing as Yasu and his friends are closing in on the end of their high school life. Yasu fears that he is running out of time, and feels a suffocating pressure made by his own indecision and lack of achievements so far.
The Climber’s Club is a long-running tradition for Yasu and his friends. Katashi, the leader of the club, plans a little celebration for their graduation: He challenges the club to climb the ancient stone monolith of Epoch Tower.
At the top of the rocky mountain Yasu will find a moment of peace as he tastes his first real achievement of his life, but soon after, he will also notice a figure.
A hiss will distract him from its face.
In a moment of clarity, Yasu will realize.
The face is very familiar, but it is the last thing Yasu wants to see.
His own face.
Yasu will rush to get down, but he will slip and fall from the mountain. When he wakes up, he will discover that he has an ability. A power that he won’t be able to understand but will soon learn to accept.
We invite you to play Eternal Hour’s first chapter right now!
Eternal Hour: The First Minutes is available for PC right now! Soon coming to Google PlayStore for you to play on your mobile device as well!
The first chapter of the story takes you on a journey from a typical morning for Yasu, right to point where he discovers his time manipulation powers and what happened to him. The first chapter of Eternal Hour is free to play, so don’t be shy and embark on the adventure and experience the rush!
Eternal Hour is a unique story (Visual Novel) about the human mind and soul, expression and emotions: fear, jealousy, love and courage, all of which can ultimately turn into insanity and death. We have created over 18 hours of gameplay for you, all expandable with bonus routes.
After Yasu wakes up from the fall, he will discover that he has the power to manipulate time. Yasu will shortly realize that he can’t use it freely and it comes at the cost of his own well-being.
More than twenty-four total endings:
Based on two major sides of the story and four unique love interests, Eternal Hour has plenty to explore and enjoy! Each ending is tailored by your decisions with unique outcomes and art dedicated for those outcomes. The endings will vary from discovering love with a beautiful girl to freezing everyone and building a gallery out of their bodies!
Featuring some of the best voice actors and actresses out there, characters within Eternal Hour will have a voice in English!
We know how fun it is for you to see your favorite characters come to life, so we will feature animation during special scenes and sequences!
Full HD resolution:
Eternal Hour's art is drawn at higher than 4K (3840 x 2160) pixels, and it will be brought to you at Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) pixels. The engine we use is also able to scale and adapt very well to your display size and aspect ratio!
Linux, Mac, Windows and Android support:
The engine we use permits us to bring Eternal Hour to you for Windows, Linux, Android. We are also planning to add MAC OS and iOS support! We will release Eternal Hour for Windows, and shortly after for the other platforms!
Post-release support: Steam and Google Play platforms allow us to bring you support and free updates including bonus routes we will add after the initial release, as well as translated text and voice acting!
R-18 Content: Eternal Hour is a complex story and the different endings will vary from light and heartwarming moments all the way to murder and insanity, so it is natural for Eternal Hour to include violence and other mature themes in certain routes!
♡This also means that Eternal Hour will feature Nudity and sexual themes!♡
We have a few special goals that will bring new and exciting features to you! We moved our stretch goals list up in the page so you can find it faster!
€7,000 - Eternal Hour: Full Game! - Reached!!♡
We need to reach this goal together so we will be able to develop Eternal Hour with all the base endings that we have planned for it!
€10,000 - Timely animation! - Reached!!♡
With your help, we will be able to hire help for animation and animate all our special scenes and more! We will add new cutscenes and we will be able to draw and animate all the cutscenes included in Eternal Hour! With your help up to this point, we can afford to increase the number of animated scenes to at least five scenes per chapter!
€13,500 - Beyond the ending, there is love... - Reached!!♡
We want to include a special extended version of all our positive endings. Our plans will require more artistic assets, and we need your help to make it reality!
€15,000 - Twin hour at the end of time! - Reached!!♡
We had a complex pool of endings when we first designed Eternal Hour, and this is the ending that requires most art and effort to include, but it is also an ending that we like a lot.
When we reach this goal together, we will be able to add another route that we've planned for Eternal Hour. This route will go in depth with the relationship between Yasu and the pseudo-twins, Chikako and Chiyoko. We planned a touching story of love and betrayal, a tale that can end in both gloom and despair or love and desire.
€ 17,500 - Extended Soundtrack + Super Animation Time! - Reached!!♡
Our soundtrack consists of around 25 exclusively designed tracks, but we want to take this one step further. When we reach this goal, we will be able to include an expanded soundtrack, with 40 unique pieces crafted with care by the same composer! Your ears will be delighted and your experience with Eternal Hour will be even more interesting!
Within the same stretch goal we will be able to include more animated scenes and cutscenes just for you! We will increase the number of animated scene to minimum 8 animated scenes per chapter! Help us polish an even more dynamic experience with Eternal Hour!
€20,000 - The Golden Hour - Reached!!♡
When we reach this stretch goal together, we will be able to create a prequel, free to play game for Eternal Hour that will be launched before the full game of Eternal Hour.
Yasu will go on a beach trip with his friends to have some fun, but they end up visiting an odd cave. They will discover a vague message inside and reality itself will change as they start to decipher that message.
We will also add another side of the story to Eternal Hour where you can play an intimate Yuri love story, both part of the same game! Hot content available as well!
Hikaru Tsukino - Yasu's first love!
Hikaru is a sweet girl who volunteers to watch over the kids at the Starlight Orphanage and plans to do it full-time after their graduation. Hikaru is an innocent and good-willed girl, but she can also be ditsy and gullible at times, as well as quite oblivious to Yasu's feelings for her.
Hikaru is always doing her best to help others, but she is losing sleep, skipping classes and even failing some of her exams over the hours she spends at Starlight Orphanage. This all led her to fear that she might never graduate. It all may be to Yasu’s advantage, as he can choose to spend more time with Hikaru and help remedy her grades, slowly flourishing a sweet - mellow romance.
Naoko Ueda - The nerdy childhood friend!
Naoko is the geeky type of girl who has good grades in physics, loves to read romance stories and has insightful answers to any questions asked She is quick to catch up on the situation at hand and swiftly come with a solution! Naoko is a bit shy at times, and her friends tend to sway her into all kind of unwanted adventures as she finds it hard to keep secrets, all while trying to keep her cool at all times.
Naoko is one of Yasu's oldest friends, having known him long before anyone else. They also share an unfortunate event as Naoko’s father left her mother around the same time Yasu lost his parents. This led to a special bond between Yasu and Naoko: an understanding that doesn’t need words. They knew how the other felt and they’ve been there for each other ever since. Yasu always felt that there is more to their friendship than the words they shared, but he never had the courage to ask before, while Naoko always tried to hide her secret love for Yasu.
Naoko’s mother owns a cat-themed cafe (Caturday Cafe!) and Naoko has an inherent love for felines. She also owns a mischievous cat named Shiko, who will complicate things between her and Yasu.
Tamiko Takenaka - The most popular girl in school!
Tamiko is the school's top athlete, with a black belt in martial arts, and multiple gold medals in the national archery tournaments.
She is dating Yasu's friend, Katashi Tachibana, but their relationship is starting to fall apart as Katashi plans to leave the city and attend a university outside of Japan.
Tamiko has trouble maintaining her public image as meeting the expectations of her peers has afflicted her with a personality complex. All the stress has driven her to abuse others (like Naoko) as a means to ease the tension built up inside of her.
Tamiko is often accompanied by two girls who look like twins, Chikako and Chiyoko. The three of them share a groundless friendship that will eventually fall apart as Yasu grows closer to them.
Mai Wakahisa - World-wide super Idol!
Mai is a beautiful pop idol that rose to fame through her sweet voice and brilliant image.
Mai performed in many shows, has been harassed by crazy fans, and toured for months at once, but now she has grown tired of it all. The only thing she wants now is to take some time off and relax in her cozy hometown.
Daisuke, Yasu's best friend, will ruin her little vacation simply by being himself and one of Mai's group (R-Slide) biggest fans. Happily, this will also be the moment Mai meets Yasu.
At first Mai doesn't like Yasu, and Yasu doesn't like her either.
Mai’s short temper will always be an elementary trait of hers, as she will punch twice if pinched, but she’s also honest and often regrets her bad behavior after she had some time to reflect on it. At the end of the day, it’s just who she is and who she was made to be.
Rin Fujimoto - Yasu's aunt and guardian.
Rin Fujimoto is Yasu’s aunt from his father side - much younger than his father but more responsible. Yasu’s parents disappeared suddenly when he was only seven, but Rin took Yasu into her care despite being very young herself.
Rin is a "mild" drinker in her thirties, and while she's officially single, everyone suspects she has a secret relationship with one of her colleagues. She never speaks about it, so no one spent more time trying to find the truth. Yasu feels guilty for Rin's "still single" title, so he never brings it into conversation.
Rin cares a lot about people and she has good intentions, even if she doesn't show it often. Rin’s drinking problem will make Yasu's life just a little bit harder every time they speak, but even so, Rin always puts an allowance aside for Yasu and she always tries to talk things through with him.
Daisuke Yamada - Yasu's dense but trustworthy friend.
Daisuke is Yasu's tall, well-built and trusty companion. He is always there for Yasu... to make his life a little harder!
While Daisuke may never try to do this, he always seems to make the wrong choice at the wrong time. It may be because he's not smart enough, or that he's just unlucky, but whenever he tries to help his friends, he seems to make things worse, all except for that one rare time when he’s a real life-saver.
With his great looks and interesting character, Daisuke could have been the perfect playboy, but his heart is far too kind and his imagination too obtuse so his personality ends up being far too goofy for that lifestyle.
Katashi Tachibana - Climber's Club leader and mature thinker.
With a strong confidence and a tendency to order his friends around, Katashi is one of Yasu's closest friends, and the one who keeps the Climber's Club going forward.
Katashi has been Tamiko’s boyfriend for a while now, but their relationship looks more like a status quo to Katashi; He always puts in great efforts to make her happy and Tamiko always plays him down.
Yasu and Katashi have been friends for a few years now, but their friendship is just as questionable as Katashi's relationship with Tamiko is. Katashi always relies on Yasu’s help for keeping things in check. Yasu often does the dirty work for Katashi to end up well, while Katashi cherishes having Yasu as a friend.
In his early childhood, Katashi lived with his parents overseas, where he also got his specific accent as his father is an well-known businessman. Although Katashi never learned much about the profession, he believes that academic results are a means of value for his life, and this led to him to work hard for the grades he has.
Yasu Fujimoto - The Protagonist!
Yasu is an eighteen-year-old boy living in the Podunk land of Tokiya. An orphan since his youth, Yasu was raised by his aunt Rin and had to deal with life the best he could. The lack of parents and Aunt Rin’s drinking problem added a bit to Yasu’s sarcastic spirit, but he still fits well in with his friends and classmates.
Yasu always looked for fun and excitement, but the cozy life in his hometown never brought him much of either and now he is inclined to take up any crazy adventure that his friends might come with.
Without any extraordinary skill, or clear dream, Yasu is a little zany sometimes and might miss the point, but he always makes up for it with his charm and peaceful view on life!
With his newfound powers, Yasu’s choices will have more weight on both his life and his friends; The true challenge is for you to discover how to save your friends from their fates and to find the route you like best!
We are here because we need your help!
We're progressing very well with the development, but there are a few more things that we want to add for you and we need your help to make them a reality!
Eternal Hour started more than six months ago and we know that we will take another six months to be ready.
We understand our expenses very well and we've created plans for our development: we have a clear map of what we’re going to do and how. The money will be used to buy all the materials that we still need to finish and polish Eternal Hour. All the additional funding that we receive will be used to make the stretch goals a reality!
Art - The canvas lined with beauty
The more funding we get, the more backgrounds and CG scenes we will be able to add!
Writing - Oh, the words, the story...
We have always stood behind the importance of a great story, as it is one of the core aspects of a visual novel!
Physical Rewards production and deliver - We have you in our hearts!
Make sure to check out all our rewards tiers and find the one that fits you best!
Bonus super cute image that will be part of the full game!
Also, a little example of our animation, which you can find in full resolution here!♡
We plan to release Eternal Hour before Q1 2018 and we're going to use the time to proofread, program, draw, and polish every single aspect of Eternal Hour to the point where you'll know that it became one of the classics!
We're also going to keep you up to date with the progress of Eternal Hour by sharing screenshots and new information about our game every month or so!
We have some special rewards ready for you! Some of the rewards are KS-supporters only and won't be available outside this campaign!
Tick - (€1)
Give us a little bit of support and we will send you a digital “Thank You” card, and our high resolution KS dedicated wallpaper, accessible only to our KS supporters!
Tock - (€3)
Help us with €3 and we will send you our special set of sketches designed and signed by our designer-CG artist and a digital thank you card!
Eternal Hour - (€15)
This tier includes the official digital copy of Eternal Hour and all future updates planned for the game, and you get all the rewards from the previous tiers! We'll also write your name in our credits as our supporter for pre-ordering our game!!
Eternal Hour: Mists of Time - (€21)
Eternal Hour originally started under the name "Mists of Time" and we will release a special digital bundle including Eternal Hour and the soundtrack in it's honor! The official name of our soundtrack will be Mists of Time and the digital version comes with the full resolution of the cover art as well!
This reward includes a lossless digital copy of our soundtrack album named Mists of Time and a digital copy of Eternal Hour! You’ll also have a place within our credits for being one of our music loving supporters!
Eternal Hour: Book of Arts - (€28)
Our character designers are working on a special art book for Eternal Hour and our Book of Arts tier will feature the digital edition of our Art Book as well as a digital copy of Eternal Hour!
Book of Arts tier will include a digital copy of our limited edition art book, a copy of Eternal Hour and your place in our credits as an art loving supporter!
(Our Book of Arts includes dazzling images of the boys and girls from Eternal Hour)
Eternal Hour - Complete Reward - (€35)
Complete Reward is the complete digital bundle reward! It includes a digital copy of Eternal Hour, full lossless "Mists of Time" soundtrack, and our "Book of Arts" as well. Your name will also be in the credits of Eternal Hour as our Eternal Supporter!
The Moment of Our Meeting CD - (€55)
We know some of you would love to have a physical copy of your favorite game, so we present Eternal Hour: The Moment of Our Meeting to you! Every CD will include its own unique key, a cute package, as well as a little charm made especially for Eternal Hour!
The Moment of Our Meeting USB - (€70)
We know some of you will prefer to have an USB copy of Eternal Hour, so we prepared a specially designed USB version that also includes includes the little charm made especially for Eternal Hour!
Eternal Hour - Book of Memories! - (€105)
Physical rewards are awesome and we want to offer as many as we can! This reward is for those of you who enjoy art books and physical game copies, as it includes a physical copy of Eternal Hour and a physical copy of our art book! The little charm designed especially for Eternal Hour won't be missing from this tier either!
You’ll also glad to know that your name will be on the last page of the art book!
Eternal Hour - Collector’s Edition - (€150)
This is the complete physical reward for Eternal Hour and it inclues all the physical rewards that we have to offer! A physical copy of Eternal Hour (USB), a physical CD copy of our soundtrack (Mists of Time), a physical copy of our Art Book and our special little charm so you always have something to remember us by!
Your name will be written on the last page of our Art Book as well as in the credits of Eternal Hour!
The Eternal Costume! (€400)
This is a limited offer! We can only offer it to two lucky supporters! You will be able to design a costume for one of the boys in Eternal Hour and you will be credited as a costume designer in the final release of Eternal Hour! You will also receive all our digital and physical rewards (CD copy for the game)!
The costume designed by you will be featured in our art book and will appear for least one chapter, with our promise being that we will make it work with the story!
Eternal Hour - The Moment You Picked That Dress... - (€400)
This is a limited offer! We can only offer to the first two supporters! We invite you to design a costume for one of the girls in Eternal Hour! You'll be credited as a costume designer in the final release of Eternal Hour as well as credited within our Art Book! You will also receive all our digital and physical rewards (CD copy for the game)!
The costume designed by you will be featured in our artbook and will appear for least one chapter, with our promise being that we will make it work with the story!
Eternal Hour - The Children of Time - (€550)
This offer is limited and will be available to only two lucky supporters! We invite you to design and ending for Eternal Hour! The length will be around half of a chapter. You will also receive all our digital and physical rewards (CD copy for the game)!
Before choosing this reward, please contact us to confirm if you’ll be fully satisfied with the way we implement your idea in the story.
- Early feedback: We would love to hear back from you!
Please tell us what you enjoy the most in our demo and what you wish us to add later on! We promise to listen to our fans and create the best experience for you!
- Spread the word! The more, the merrier!
We want to make you a part of Eternal Hour development as well! Please go ahead and tell all your friends about Eternal Hour and about how much you enjoyed it! They will also love Eternal Hour and they will be thankful to you for sharing the news about Eternal Hour with them! The more people know about Eternal Hour, the better it is for everybody! Our first chapter is on steam and it is free, so it won’t cost them anything to play through it and have lots of fun!
Stay tuned for more adventures and exciting news!
Risks and challenges
We have taken into account all the risks we are exposed to and all the challenges that appear during the development process.
The best countermeasure for any risk and danger is having a united team and a clear vision over the project, both of which we made sure we have! Our team has been together for a while now and we know we can trust each other! We know our schedules, our pace at work and we know that we will finish Eternal Hour, no matter what!
The danger that we’re most exposed to is having to extend our deadlines, but other than this, there is virtually no risk.
All the members working on Eternal Hour have prior experience and have been part of other projects before, either Visual Novels or other similar projects! We know that every one of us is able to do his job with utmost care and diligence! We also know that we can finish Eternal Hour and bring a great experience to you!
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