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Latest News: Echo Tokyo has now been greenlit, all £25+ backers will get steam keys when the game is completed.

About the Campaign

The aim of this campaign is to fund a new visual novel game experience set in a cyber punk dystopian future. The game will be for PC, Mac and Linux with the aim to release the finished game near the end of 2015.

In addition to the game (and part of it) we will also be creating a full color graphic novel story featuring the main characters from the game. 

Echo Tokyo

In an unknown future, the city known only as 'Echo Tokyo' survives the radiation of a nuclear cloud that covers the streets by living in the massive skyscrapers. Building bridges and platforms above the cloud, creating a new city in the sky where the air is clean.

There will be two protagonists within the game...

Shizume Misaki and Light Keiji, each one offering a different view on the city and a different story-line. The two story-lines can be played either simultaneously or one after the other, the two combining together to provide the full story of Echo Tokyo.

Shizume Misaki & Light Keiji
Shizume Misaki & Light Keiji

You will take control of these as they work within Echo Tokyo trying to build their own position and reputation. Shizume works as a private investigator whilst Keiji is an assassin and thief for hire.

Graphic Novel Intro

Part of the funds from this campaign will be used to create the artwork for the graphic novel for the series. The graphic novel sections will be used to introduce the characters and if funding goes well also create the unique endings for each character as well.

Artwork for Shizume's Introduction
Artwork for Shizume's Introduction

In addition the pages will be put together to create a short graphic novel of the characters for you to enjoy in PDF format as well as within the game itself.

Click to view the latest pages from the graphic novel
Click to view the latest pages from the graphic novel

Plans for the Game

Our primary aim for the game is to create a large world for players to explore. As Shizume & Keiji you will be able to explore the city freely, each day you can choose what you want to do, however you will have a variety of things you will need to keep track of as you play.

Early images from the games Alpha in development.
Early images from the games Alpha in development.

Resources such as money, endurance and strength will be ever prevalent in the game, exploring the city may result in random encounters and events but if you don't take jobs investigating things as Shizume or 'killing' for Keiji then you won't have money for food.

Beyond the ability to explore the city, meet people and romance some of them. You will be able to take jobs for clients, this will involve mini games where you will investigate a scene or search out a target and draw conclusions so that you can explore new locations to complete the job at hand.

Read Update #11 for more in depth details about the stretch goals.
Read Update #11 for more in depth details about the stretch goals.

Steam Greenlight

Echo Tokyo has now been accepted through Steam's Greenlight service. As such all £25+ backers will receive a steam key when the game is completed. Steam edition will also launch several weeks earlier than the DRM free edition.

Click here to view the Accepted game on Steam Greenlight.
Click here to view the Accepted game on Steam Greenlight.

In addition we will be conducting the beta testing which instant access backers will have access to through Steam, which will give all participants access to incremental regular updates, easy bug posting and discussion forums for the game.

Risks and challenges

Thanks to our experience in the past working on graphic novels and visual novel games, we already have a huge array of contacts and people working with us, all of which helps to mitigate the risks that might be encountered when creating a game or graphic novel of this type.

As with our past successful projects I will be acting as the overseer ensuring all the different people are producing the best possible content, and then fitting it together as fast as possible. Our goal for this game and graphic novel is to create the best possible story-line in a polished and enjoyable way.

All of my past experience should ensure we can provide a great game and graphic novel series and the more funds we raise will mean a bigger and better experience for all of our backers.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    Graphic Novel

    A Digital PDF copy of the graphic novel we will be creating for the 'cannon' story-line pathway of the Echo Tokyo game.

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    Pledge £30 or more About $39

    The Game

    A digital copy of the Echo Tokyo game when it is completed as well as a digital PDF copy of the graphic novel we will be creating for the 'cannon' story-line pathway of the Echo Tokyo game.

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    Pledge £40 or more About $52

    Instant Access

    Instant access to the Echo Tokyo game as we create it as well as first look at the graphic novel pages we create. In addition to the digital copies of the graphic novel and game when they are completed.

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    Pledge £60 or more About $78

    Dakimura

    All of the rewards included in the Instant Access reward level, in addition to which you will also be sent a super large image of Shizume Misaki in Dakimura style, which will include an ecchi and nude version of her lying down. This image can be used to order a custom dakimura from third party companies.

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    Pledge £70 or more About $90

    Design an Item

    At this level you will receive all of the benefits of the Dakimura reward level, in addition to which you can design an item that will appear in the shops of Echo Tokyo. It can be a household item, special item or a weapon of some kind or even a gift-able item for the romance options.

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    Pledge £75 or more About $97

    Design an Event

    At this level you will receive all of the benefits of the Dakimura reward level, in addition to which you will be able to design a special event that will appear within the city when a player explores one of the many areas.

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    Pledge £80 or more About $103

    Design a Job

    At this level you will receive all of the benefits of the Dakimura reward level, in addition to which you will be able to design a job for either Shizume or Keiji, this job will appear in the game for the character to take to earn money and reputation.

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    Pledge £90 or more About $116

    Design Clothing

    At this level you will receive all of the benefits of the Dakimura reward level, in addition to which you will be able to describe the look of a new set of clothes for either Shizume or Keiji. these clothes will then appear in the games shops for purchase to customize your characters look.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $129

    Collectors Edition DVD Set

    At this level you will receive all of the benefits of the Dakimura reward level, in addition to which you will receive on our or collectors edition DVD sets. These are a kickstarter exclusive and only 100 will be manufactured. Collectors edition includes two disks, 1 with a copy of the game and 1 with the OST. In addition the DVD boxset will include a 16 page full color booklet and an 11"x17" poster. The final design of which will be voted for by our backers.

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    Pledge £150 or more About $193

    Cameo Appearance

    In addition to the 'Dakimura' £60 rewards you will also be able to provide a photo of yourself or another or a description, which will be used to create a minor character who will have a small cameo appearance within the intro. In addition the character will appear in the main game while exploring the city and in various events.

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    Romanceable Character

    In addition to the 'Dakimura' £60 rewards you will also be able to provide a photo of yourself or another or a description, which will be used to create a character within the main game who will be a romanceable character, we will also work with you to create their history and place within the world. A poster of all the characters in the game will also be sent to you.

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    Pledge £400 or more About $514

    Custom Poster Illustration

    In addition to the 'DVD' £100 rewards our artists will create a multi-character custom poster design for you. The final illustration will be in colour and provided as a wallpaper as well as a large physical poster.

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    Twisted Shadow

    In addition to the 'Dakimura' £60 rewards you will also be able to design the man or woman who will become the ultimate 'villain' working against the interests of Shizume and Keiji in the game. In addition you will be sent a poster of the Villain.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $33

    Echo Tokyo Game

    A digital copy of the Echo Tokyo game when it is completed as well as a digital PDF copy of the graphic novel we will be creating for the 'cannon' story-line pathway of the Echo Tokyo game.

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    Eltimate Epic

    Receive one of everything shown above: PDF of graphic novel, Digital copy of the game plus beta and instant access, dakimura artwork, ability to design a shop item, special event, client job, and protagonist clothing set. Also the two disk colectors edition DVD. Then you can also design a minor character, a romanceable character and get a custom multi-character illustration and poster. Finally you can design the second villain who appears in the game from time to time with a Poster of that villain. Shipping of all physical items is included automatically.

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Funding period

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