Highschool Possession (Canceled)
Highschool Possession (Canceled)
A visual novel game following a young man who wakes up in the body of another student... Learning his friends may hide dark secrets.
A visual novel game following a young man who wakes up in the body of another student... Learning his friends may hide dark secrets. Read more
About this project
Highschool Possession will be our first title in a new series of games we are looking to make that will be slightly shorter, but will explore darker themes and ideas, including some adult content where needed in the story.
Each game will be looking for a commercial release on Steam (Censored Edition) and MangaGamer (DRM-Free Uncensored Edition).
Our first title is that of Highschool Possession, which will see a fairly ordinary, normal, down to earth young man's whole world view shattered when a strange supernatural forces him to switch bodies with his classmates.
But not just any bodies, he leaps into the bodies of his two 'school idols' the girls he has had a crush on for a long time and been unsure who to ask out, fearing the wrong choice.
What initially seems great soon takes a darker turn as he realizes his two 'perfect idols' have some secrets of their own. What is more he has no idea what is happening to his own body or what is causing this supernatural effect and why.
Akiko & Kasumi
The first person that the protagonist possesses, Akiko is considered to be one of the most beautiful girls in school. She is friendly and hard working and the protagonist thinks of himself as good friends with her.
Another girl the protagonist will come to possess, Kasumi is more of the shy type. She mainly excels as part of the swim team, which is where the protagonist met her and how they became friends.
The artwork for this game will be created by the very talented artist Julia Kruse who has worked on several other titles for us including; Sword of Asumi, Beach Bounce and Starlight Drifter. Her focus will be on the character designs and the action cg scenes.
The background artwork of the game is being created by a variety of different artists, but all are sticking to a similar anime styling to the backgrounds so that they suit the games setting.
The majority of this game development is being privately funded and it has been a bit of a secret project up until now. But as we are getting closer to the point of running our beta we have realized that the game would be so much better if it included voice acting.
Our primary goal of this campaign will allow us to add just that, full voice acting, not just for the two main female characters but for all characters in the game. If however we can exceed that goal then there are a few other things we could also add to the game to make it shine further.
- £1000 - Primary Goal: Voice-acting
- £1300 - Un-lockable CG Gallery
- £1600 - Steam Trading Cards
- £2000 - Epilogue Adult Scenes
- £2500 - Additional CG Scenes *
- £3000 - Character art for minor characters
* Star goals will likely add the content in a free post release update.
Last but not least is the length of this campaign, we have decided on a fairly short kickstarter campaign for several reasons, but the main one is that we want to release the game in December this year.
The script's first draft is being finalized, character art almost finished, backgrounds designed. All that is left is the main CG scene artwork and voice acting. If we ran a longer campaign then it is unlikely we would have the time after it completes to hire voice actors, test them and give them the time they need to record the lines before release.
A short campaign gives us a focused attempt to reach our goal and give us the time we need to ensure great quality voice-acting is added to the game at its conclusion.
Risks and challenges
The main aim of this campaign is to fund the addition of the voice-acting, voice-acting can be one of the most costly things to add to a game, but can make a game so much more if it is good and works well.
Once the campaign is concluded, if successful we will begin the process of searching for suitable professional voice talent immediately to ensure the game can be completed on time.
We have worked with a number of voice actors in the past which should mitigate the difficulties we might have faced otherwise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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