Due to popular demand, the majority of the funding is taking place on FundRazr, which allows for Paypal donations. We have left Kickstarter as an option for those who prefer this. It won't be counted towards the pledges on FundRarz, but this is another option to support the funding of the development of the game.
To the Edge of the Sky is a free unofficial visual novel game by indie developer Aeon Dream Studios, known for their Mystic Destinies games.
This is the relaunch campaign to support the guarantee start-up of regular releases to the app, rather than the full cost of development for a full game.
Inspired by the members of South Korean boyband [REDACTED], and the themes presented in their music, the first demo was released in March 2017. Played around the world, the first demo, PHASe 1 was met with both high praise and high demand for a full game. Although the characters are inspired by the group, the universe and plots are completely original and can be enjoyed by anyone looking for a great visual novel experience. We are not affiliated with [REDACTED] or BigHit Entertainment in any way.
After much deliberation, Aeon Dream decided to go further with To the Edge of the Sky as a FREE game, giving the art style a revamp in the process. Even though TTEOTS is being developed as a fan made game, Aeon Dream and those who work with them are still developers who need to cover costs. That’s where YOU come in! (Due to potentially high volume of questions, please refer to the FAQ before sending general questions for the fastest answers. We will constantly update it as we're sent questions. There will also be a Kickstarter-specific FAQ added to the campaign as questions are sent in.)
Enter the year 2077 and become Seven, the newest addition to Phantom Alpha, a secret team who operates under the enigmatic government organization known as P.H.A.N.T.A.S.M. After joining, you find yourself befriending the other rookie on the team, an incredibly skilled youth known as Zero. As you meet the other members, you quickly learn that while vastly talented, each of them is clearly much more than meets the eye.
Regardless of your differences, you quickly learn what Phantom Alpha can do. But together, you soon discover that on the other side of the radiant world of light, lies an equally dark world of shadow. Can you brave these worlds and trust the men by your side?
To the Edge of the Sky takes place in a science fiction setting, specifically invoking the aesthetic and themes of the post-cyberpunk genre. The game itself was planned have two different narrative paths to appeal to the wide fanbase, but has been set aside for now due to the lower goal. Right now, only Seven's path will be available to begin playing.
- There will be a free version of the game for everyone to enjoy.
- A premium membership through an exclusive app is being planned. We’re still working out the specifics, but it may have things like additional CGs, more customization, and extra scenes but won’t affect the main storyline.
- The musical direction is undecided currently, as it depends on funding, but we promise you high quality, original tracks.
- We're planning to release an update every 1-2 months. The precise way we’re doing this is still being decided.
- We'd love to continue with fan translations, but a full game is a much bigger project than a demo. With the reduced budget, we will likely only support Korean and Portuguese for now, coming after the English releases.
- A CONCEPT THAT EVOLVED
As fans ourselves, we felt that the topics and themes [REDACTED] discusses in their music could be easily expanded to something more. However, we are full time developers and weren’t sure if the idea was one people would be interested in, so we decided to test the waters with a demo before trying to invest resources into a game. In March when we visited the concerts and talked to over a thousand ARMYs, seeing how excited they were, we thought we might be on to something. As we got to see and hear from thousands more fans over the next few months, the game’s meaning evolved into something more…
- TO ALL ARMY
This is our gift to our fellow ARMYs. ARMYs support [REDACTED] tirelessly through all the ups and downs. [REDACTED] does the same for their fans as well, but as we all know, they’re only human and have their limits. We hoped that we could possibly help comfort fellow fans as well - our way of saying thank you to ARMYs for their support and thank you to [REDACTED] for trying to do the same for us all.
- FOR [REDACTED]
We are treating To the Edge of the Sky with the utmost respect. The characters are inspired by the [REDACTED] members, but the characters have their own backstories and personalities resulting from their entirely different lives in the world we’re creating. Still, we are taking into consideration the members known preferences, and treating all themes and concepts seriously.
- PAYING TRIBUTE TO [REDACTED]
In this way, To the Edge of the Sky has become a game that will be developed by ARMYs and supported by ARMYs like you. We will do our best to pay homage to the members and to all their hard work. K-pop is a fast moving industry, but we hope a unique game like TTEOTS can stand through time to pay homage to [REDACTED] for everything they’ve done - as seen through our eyes as fans and made possible by their ARMYs who donate or support us on in whatever way they can.
- A STORY THAT TACKLES SOCIAL ISSUES
To the Edge of the Sky will have a more unusual release schedule, so that we can get content out to fans as soon as it’s done. Additionally, since the game budget has been reduced, this only includes the guaranteed start-up of the story releases so that we can continue to support it ourselves.
Length of time between releases 6-8 weeks between major updates. If you have the game on your mobile device, you’ll need to keep it to receive the updates or follow our social media to hear about releases.
- TTEOTS PHASE 3
The final portion of the prologue is planned for January.
- FIRST FULL GAME STORY RELEASE
The first regular update is currently planned for Early Spring 2018.
- FULL DEVELOPMENT CYCLE
This budget allows for 3-4 months of releases, at which point we'll hoping the app will sustain itself through premium content and merchandise. This kind of schedule allows for story updates indefinitely or until we wish to conclude the story properly.
*Please note all timelines are subject to change, but this is our current plan!
Here's information about Backerkit and all add-ons that will be available. Backerkit will be accessible after the campaign is over if the game is funded!
We're partnering up with Mandu Apparel to help bring all sorts of goodies and exclusive TTEOTS merch.
Mandu Apparel is an exclusive online shop that provides KPOP apparel and accessories to KPOP fans worldwide.
Started in 2015 with our urban fantasy otome game, Mystic Destinies: Serendipity of Aeons, we are Aeon Dream Studios. We’re an international all-female team of passionate creators seeking to vanguard the new English visual novel industry. We pioneer unique and diverse visual novel games for contemporary audiences who enjoy profound, enthralling stories with meaning beyond everyday life.You can find more about us visiting:
- We are not in any way affiliated with BigHit Entertainment or [REDACTED].
- While we are inspired by the group, all of the content in the game is original and developed by Aeon Dream Studios.
- This is a fan made project. Although we are professionals, this is NOT an officially licensed or endorsed game.
- 또한, 이 게임은 본래 영어로 제작 되었으며, 저희 회사는 현자 빅히트 엔터테인먼트와 아무 연관이 없습니다.
- 이 체험판은 방탄소년단의 팬들이 만든 비쥬얼 노벨의 일부입니다. 현재는 첫번째 파트만 공개가 되어있는점, 양해해 주시기 바랍니다.
This isn’t Aeon Dream Studios’ first game, but to take on the massive task of full time game development for 3-4 months on this game, we need to be able to pay those we work with, as well as afford resources for the high quality experience we’re going for. We want to bring everything we’ve got to this game and we want as many people to play it for free as possible - but we need to eat too! As indies we have no publisher to rely on, so that’s where YOU come in! We can’t afford to do it without your support!
Risks and challenges
We have prior commitments to one past project to release this year This takes our top priority to finish before starting To the Edge of the Sky, so that we can focus on the game fully.
Our development schedule reflects this, and it's why we are not beginning full game releases until 2018.
Aside from the core team, we also work with contractors which can change at any time due to circumstances beyond our control. However, we promise to commit every resource to finding replacements, should this occur. Our core team staying the same means that the art and writing will stay consistent regardless of outside changes.
Additional languages would also prove to be a big challenge for us as a small team to manage multiple releases, which is why we're looking for outside help with localization.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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