About this project
Magic was thought long vanished from the world of Gallantia after a civil war between the ancient wizards and the armies of man. Until now....
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Magic has been relegated to the realm of myth, of superstition. Yet, myths often have a basis in truth, and a chance encounter in the Eternal Forest could change the world forever.
Join Violetta, the Witch of Everlasting Journeys, as she travels through an expansive fantasy setting rich in history and lore on an epic quest to discover if mankind has truly made "A More Beautiful World" in the absence of miracles.
What will she find at the end of her adventure? Hope for a brighter tomorrow, or despair in the nature of man? That's the question YOU will have to help answer.
Curious for a taste of the visual novel?
Please follow this link to download our demo! It spans about 60% of the length of Act I, an estimated 60-80 minutes in playtime. There are four Acts in total, with Act II being similar to Act I in length while Act III and IV combined are three times longer than Acts I and II.
In Act I, Violetta meets the Merchant; in the later acts, she will meet many other characters while bidding farewell to her previous companions.
We have been Greenlit! Please support us here! You can continue following our project there as well! :3
Afterthought Studios' aim is to create stories that resound with our readers and inspire them to apply lessons to their daily lives. We are experienced creators and visual novel enthusiasts from around the world who came together to create a story worth being retold for the ages.
Our author, Darren Kwok, is based in Singapore. He has assisted in the marketing and greenlighting for several visual novels and games.
On our music team, we have Steven Melin, a video game, film, & television music composer based in Atlanta, GA. He has previously assisted industry veterans Garry Schyman (Shadow of Mordor, Bioshock series) and Penka Kouneva (Gears of War 3, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands). Melin is also a writer for Vision1 Music and AudioJungle music libraries.
‘harmonicblend’ is a music circle founded by Trass. They have worked on several indie games and other projects, including some personal projects. They are currently most known for their works featured in the indie horror game Dreaming Mary soundtrack, as well as Sol=Akata, the album which they prepared for Comiket and was sold out in just two hours - More recently, COSMOCRYSTAL, another one of their productions sold out at M3-Fall in Japan. Check out the the song you heard from our trailer right here!
As for our art, we are working with the talented Yuuki, who will be responsible for all the sprites and CGs in A More Beautiful World. Sillyselly will be creating our background art. ameliori and artsvan, from Fervent are the folks behind the successful visual novels Who Is Mike and CUPID are also assisting in the artistic process. With the funds from the Kickstarter, we would also undergo an art revamp and upgrade.
Our programmer, MysteryCorgi, has several visual novels under her belt, including Culina: The Spirit of Cooking and Hands in the Kitchen. She also did work for That Cheap and Sacred Thing as well as logos and GUIs for various indie projects. Special thanks is also accorded to Krystian Alabrudzinski, our partner.
As A More Beautiful World will be fully voiced in English, we are working with other professionals in the voice acting field.Sound Cadence Studios is a freelance indie Casting & Production Studio, founded by Amber Lee Connors, professional voice actress, director and writer and it is also partnered with Team Four Star, who supplies some of the in-house talent.
We require the extra funding to bring our game to its maximum potential and to complete the remainder of the game. Some changes include an art upgrade.
We've absorbed most of the costs by ourselves to minimize the amount of funds raised, in order to reduce the risk for our backers.
Our physical reward for A More Beautiful World comes in a 2 Disc swing tray, which will contain a beautiful 8 page booklet, the game and our OST!
The cover art of the DVD cases is being illustrated by Aria -
Full Visual Novel Conversion ($10,000)
Risks and challenges
All creative projects come with some amount of risk.
Having already had the script completed at the time of our Kickstarter launch, we have navigated past some of the most common pitfalls to not seeing a project through.
The project is also run on tight financial discipline to make sure that no funds are squandered. All funds raised from the project will be used to pay for the game's development.
If you are interested in our project or want to learn more about us, feel free to visit us on any of our social media pages!
You can also contact us through our website, afterthoughtstudios.orgLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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