Love Mythos: Sanctuary Island is an all-inclusive, one of a kind Visual Novel and Puzzle game for PC, Mac, and Linux. This venture features a balance of immersive story, as well as a mini game to progress both relationships and dialogue. But Love Mythos isn’t just pure titillation (not that there’s anything wrong with that, amirite?). As the main character, you can help guide your fellow wounded companions through rehabilitation, or let them slip into bitterness and revenge. Your decisions, your words, your actions shape the entire world and who these fey will come to be.
This is an indie game created from the love of a very small team. Our goal is to create a dynamic, immersive experience with story that leaves you wanting more, and enough game play to provide an engaging challenge. We hope to bring a new type of sexy to the table, one that’s frank, honest and well-written. A type of sexy where fetishes aren’t shamed or vilified, and there’s a little som’something for everyone. We believe there’s a real demand out there for erotica with substance, which is exactly what Love Mythos will provide.
You, an independent selkie just enjoying life in the Ocean, have been captured by the strange creatures called humans. Kept in darkness without your precious skin, you’re sure it’s the end when suddenly a team of rescuers sweep in and take you away.
They whisk you off to a hidden island; but not just any island. You find yourself at a rehabilitation center for fey who have been hurt by humans. And while you are not grievously wounded, the rescuers couldn’t recover your skin. You are now stranded on land, with no way to ever get home.
From there you meet the inhabitants of the island, and can choose to interact with them, or not. There is a large degree of freedom in this game for you to shape the world how you want. You can pursue a character’s entire story line, unlock an ending, then go back and play another. Or you can take turns engaging multiple characters, learning about their past and what brought them to Sanctuary Island. The world is your oyster.
Our demo can be found HERE
This game is centered around the story and unlocking multiple endings amongst the eight love interest. What you choose to say, or choose not to say, has more effect than you know. However, the gameplay is just as important. Losing, winning, and getting a high score in the puzzle game is what will allow you to progress and unlock more chapters.
· Choose how you want your main character to be represented, with Male Pronouns, Female Pronouns, or They/Them!
· 8 love interests to choose from, 4 female and 4 male, hailing from all over the world. Craving a beefcake bara daddy? Check. Looking for a total nerd with killer hair? Check. Whatever your flavor, you’ll find something you like here.
· 25+ in-game locations that you can explore with the other inhabitants of the island. Swim in the ocean with a mermaid, run through a meadow with a centaur, go to physical therapy with a minotaur. There are even special, hidden locations unlocked through certain endings.
· Interact with mythological creatures from all over the world, ranging from Alkonosts to Manticores!
· 19+ unlockable endings, with drastically different outcomes. You can save characters, or send them teetering over the edge.
· Friendship options in case doing the down and dirty isn’t your scene. Aro and Ace are welcome in our party.
· A bubble-shooter game, with consequences to characters and the storylines you’ve unlocked so far.
· A catchy, mood-driven sound track guaranteed to pull you in and immerse you in the world of Love Mythos.
Love Mythos came into being approximately three years ago and has been in serious production for over a year. So far, we have the script almost completed, finished character designs, half of the backgrounds, most of the OST, the visual novel engine, and the core of the mini-game experience.
We still need to finish the ending game cards, the sex scenes, the final draft of the OST and any other last-minute additions that will let the game really breathe. Once that is completed, there’s also the incredibly important bug testing, which we want to be thorough with considering we are using an AI function in our mini-game.
Love Mythos is a passion project of an incredibly dedicated group of individuals, being produced at our own expense. A successful campaign would allow us to focus on putting out a great product, without having to worry about the lights being shut off.
· Greater output of assets without distraction of other freelancing projects.
· Additional help able to be hired, should it be needed.
· Handle the expenses that come with creating a business, including release game costs and fees.
· Creating a one of a kind, story driven, inclusive experience with unabashedly well-written erotica.
· The diagram below illustrates how any crowdfunding support will be allocated for the completion of Love Mythos: Sanctuary Island:
Of course we will be pleased as punch (you know, if you’re into that) just to fully fund this project, but these goals are in case you guys take us above and beyond our original scope. After all, anything’s possible with enough pr0n!
Additional Splash art for each chapter between main character and love interests!
Currently our games NSFW scenes focus more on the Love Interest rather than the plumbing of the player character. However, should this goal be hit, there will be three completely different sex scenes written for each pronoun set in the game.
Who needs more porn? YOU DO! Should we reach this stretch goal, we will include additional splash art for the NSFW scenes for every love interest.
Want to find out more about your waifu or husbando? Hitting this stretch goal will provide extra chapters for each love interest, involving a flashback from their life before the island.
As much fun as it is getting them naked, it’s also fun to dress the love interests up. Should we hit this stretch goal, each character will get custom accessories and looks as prizes for obtaining high scores in the mini game.
Although we dearly love our main cast of characters, we realize that just 8 choices may not be enough to scratch everyone’s itch. Should we hit this stretch goal, all backers will be able to vote for a secret, unlockable character to be added to the game. This new character will be fully fledged, with the same amount of chapters as the original cast. The choices are:
Skol Z’kiy: This slime girl heralds from the very cold wastes of Russia. She’s sweet, shy, and a bit slippery.
Wapenzi: This sentient, intelligent gorilla is as handsome as he is charming. The scholarly fey was brought to the island after being shot by the humans he trusted and lived with.
(sorry no sketches for Wapenzi yet QoQ)
Tagata Tino’ese: A lovely lady cyclops heralding from the Polynesian belt. She is the epitome of a gentle giant, although she carries two massive clubs. One in her hand, and the other between her legs.
Well you did it. If you’re going to have options, you want all of them, gosh darn it. All backers will vote to unlock a 2nd hidden character from the list above.
You did it...EVEN MORE. You proved that you really can have it all. All three of the previously listed hidden characters will be fully realized and added to the game, bringing the total up to eleven possible love interests and twenty-five different endings.
Wow, you like us. You really like us! This stretch goal will include character specific mini games for each love interest. That’s 11 different games inside of a game. That’s some inception-level shenanigans.
A "Thank You" from the Squid Sins Squad Team on our Kickstarter page as well as a Kickstarter exclusive Wallpaper.
For the first 50 at this level receive the previously mentioned rewards plus the actual game and a thank you with your name in the credits!
Same as the early bird, just a little bit later!
For the first 25 at this level! Wanna listen to them sweet tunes even when you aren’t flirting with mythological creatures? Then this level is for you. It includes all previous rewards plus the Full OST!
For those who want those sweet jimmy jams but just didn't get here fast enough T^T
All previous rewards plus Access to the beta and physical postcard from the game! Patience is for the bedroom, not your game collection!
Sometimes, 2D isn't enough. You need to touch it, feel it. Well, we at Squid Sin Squad Understand and are adding a new reward tier! Limited to only 50 very lucky folks, this reward level gets you a physical copy of Love Mythos: Sanctuary Island with brand new artwork for the cover autographed by all of the SquidSinsSquad. So you can take your Mythos on the go. (All previous rewards included as well).
All previous rewards plus Digital Concept Art Book and a sticker book. Yes, slather all of your personal belongings in paraphernalia from a dating game. It’ll prove you’re the coolest of cool
It's not enough to have just the game. No, you need more. MORE. We totally get that, and this reward tier includes all previous awards, as well as the Love Mythos OST as a physical CD with new album art and autographed by all of the Squid Sins Squad! This reward is only open to the first 50 backers, so move faster than your other collector friends or be left in the dust. (All previous rewards included as well).
But maybe flaunting those swiggity swaggy stickers ain’t enough for you. Well this level includes all previous rewards plus a physical poster by the game’s artist. It’s that one piece your room has always been missing. As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll get your choice of 2 character key chains. Everyone will be envious, I promise.
You’re officially a totally rad person. This level includes all previous rewards plus Hardcover Art book, with a personal "Thank You" letter from the staff, and autograph from the Artist.
Not enough titillation here for you yet? Alright. This level includes all previous rewards plus a customized Love Mythos duffle. For all that baggage you’ve been carrying around since puberty.
Let’s face it, none of us get enough sleep, but when we do it’s nice to have something soft to wrap your arms around, right? This level includes all previous rewards plus a dakimakura of any Love Interest of your choice. Awww yeah, sweet dreams indeed.
Love the art in the game? Have a specific picture in your mind that you need to have in your possession? Well this level includes all previous rewards plus Custom Commission from the artist. It doesn’t have to be game related, and can be anything under the sun (As long as it’s legal. So sorry, no rape, underage porn, murder or other stuff. Boohoo.) We are limiting this to 4 amazing people!
Spend a weekend with the Sin Squid Squad at Katsucon! Badge, One fully catered dinner, plus a very happy hour at the Gaylord Restaurant and an exclusive karaoke party. We are limiting this to 4 amazing people!
This level is for someone who’s always wanted to play a game with a certain character, but never got the chance to. This includes all previous rewards plus a Custom Love Interest. You pick the species, the characteristics, the personality, the name, everything! Of course, our writer will work with you to bring your love interest from just an idea a fully realized character that fits into the Love Mythos universe, but the world is your oyster. Heck… you could even create an oyster. We’re limiting this to two awesome people, as this would bring the game to 12 possible love interests and 27 different endings.
This is it, the pinnacle of possible participation. We are only opening this to one backer, and it is for a custom Main Player Character to be added to the game, with full art specific to their physical and personal description. You could literally be in this game. Of course, all previous rewards are also included.
How Add Ons Work:
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PLEDGED:
Head to "Manage your Pledge" and increase the dollar amount by whichever add ons you would like! If the campaign is successful, we will send out a backer survey for you to fill out which add on(s) you chose.
IF YOU'RE MAKING A NEW PLEDGE:
Click on whatever level pledge you want, but when it comes to finalizing the pledge, add the dollar amount for whichever add on(s) you wanted. If the campaign is successful, we will send out a backer survey for you to fill out which add on(s) you chose.
+5 dollars for a digital poster instead of a physical one from the HUNG level! Nothing like a bit of beautiful digital art to brighten up your day.
+ $15 Had the Kondo Method got you saying goodbye to clutter? Well a digital artbook will still let you look at all the Love Mythos pretty pictures, but the only space it's going to take up is in your drive!
Risks and challenges
As with all games, there are certain risks. Overscoping in certainly one of them, as we are a small team, but we are determined to bring this game to fruition. There's also life variables that can cause large disruptions. In two years we've lost a programmer, gained a programmer, had our artist hit by a car, every person on our team has changed jobs, and a close friend was murdered. This campaign is to give us the ability to dedicate more time to developing Love Mythos, but we've learned first hands that delays can be vicious.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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