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A stylishly immersive Visual Novel/Role-playing Game set in a nightmarish coma world.
A stylishly immersive Visual Novel/Role-playing Game set in a nightmarish coma world.
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CHROMATOSE: A Visual Novel/Roleplay Game

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 CHROMATOSE is a 2D Visual Novel/Role-playing Game with emphasis on meaningful decisions, character relationships, and a compelling story: You've awakened in a strange nightmare after a fall that should have ended your life.  Around you are amnesiac strangers who are also trapped in this world for their own unique reasons.  Escape the collective nightmare in 12 hours or never wake up. 

  •  10 bittersweet stories about redemption and personal growth, each with their own unique, colorful world!
  •  A unique, rapid-fire card battle system that interweaves the relationships that you build with how effective you are in combat!
  •  A colorful, ultra-stylized artistic direction, drawing inspiration from Catherine (ATLUS), Persona 3 (ATLUS), and the Monogatari (Nisio  Isin) anime series!
  •  Loaded with difficult choices that significantly affect gameplay and lead you to one of the many endings!
  • Experience 16 possible game setups based on your personality quirks!
Note: these are digital rewards
Note: these are digital rewards

Shipping is included in all backer reward tiers

 DIGITAL DOWNLOAD:  Get all ~20+ hours of heartwrenching stories and action-packed battles!  Copies of the full version of CHROMATOSE will be distributed for Windows/MacOS/ Linux on its release date  to everyone who backed at least $15!  

 SOUNDTRACK:  Get every song from CHROMATOSE's massive OST, including Long Live Destiny and Destiny Won't Die , masterfully composed by our very own Yuzuki! Will be distributed in digital form to every backer in a $20+ tier.  

 BACKER-ONLY BETA ACCESS:  Can't wait to get more CHROMATOSE? Or maybe you want to be the first to play?  You're in luck-- anyone who backs at least $25 will have access to CHROMATOSE's progress builds that will be released periodically through the development cycle!  Additionally, you'll get CHROMATOSE's final build before the public does!


 OFFICIAL ARTBOOK:  Jam-packed with concept art, in-game portraits, progression images, unused characters/assets, and other ultra-cool goodies, the artbook is perfect for anyone who wants to get a behind-the-scenes look at the world and characters of CHROMATOSE! $40 will earn you a PDF copy of the whole shebang plus all previous rewards!   

Primadonna's design reference
Primadonna's design reference
Quentin's design reference
Quentin's design reference
Sheer's design reference
Sheer's design reference

CHROMATOSE CARD SET:  Get the beautiful 3.5" x 5.75" 8 card set straight from the designs of the in-game cards!  These high contrast, gorgeously printed cards make great collectibles and are perfect for cosplay!    This set will be added to the rewards of everyone who backs at least $60!   Designs may improve/change during development.

 EXCLUSIVE PHYSICAL BUNDLE:  PLEASE NOTE: THIS BUNDLE AND THE INCLUDED PHYSICAL ITEMS WILL NOT BE SOLD AGAIN IN THE FUTURE.  

Upgrade your CHROMATOSE card set to the dazzling FULL HOLOGRAPHIC FOIL edition!  These foil cards shine a brilliant rainbow hue in the light and come bundled with an AUTOGRAPHED softcover physical edition of the artbook!    The bundle includes all previous digital rewards (The digital download, the soundtrack, and Backer-only Beta Access) and is included in every tier above $100.

Unedited pic of the FULL HOLO set shining in light
Unedited pic of the FULL HOLO set shining in light

SPECIAL THANK YOU POSTER:  In addition to the exclusive physical bundle, get a special B2-size poster with an attached 'Thank you' note from a main character of your choice! Let 'em show their appreciation!  And let me show mine too -- the poster comes signed!

Frame not included, example image
Frame not included, example image

DESIGN CHALKBOARD DOODLES/GRAFFITI:  Work with the Dev team to get a small piece of meaningful art of your creation immortalized within the game!  It will be added to one of the chalkboards in the BLUE world, or as graffiti in the RED or PURPLE world!

Subject to developer approval
Subject to developer approval

DESIGN A MONSTER:  Have your very own monster design brought to life and included in the actual game!  The CHROMATOSE team will make a monster battle based off of YOUR idea and include it in the completed game!  

Influence the name, look, behavior, and what attacks it uses against the player!  

Subject to dev approval
Subject to dev approval

RECEIVE A CUSTOM SCENE: Want to date your favorite character?  Or maybe you want to see two of your favorite characters hang out in a place of your choosing?  Make it possible here.  The Chromatose team will make your scene to the quality of the rest of the game!  Your scene will be kept separate from the full game, so it's up to you whether you share it with the world or keep it to yourself!  The scene can contain combat, unique assets or outfits, settings of your choice, and will last around 30 minutes (longer the simpler/less demanding the concept is. )  Keep it rated M or lower -- if it can go in Catherine (ATLUS) it can go in this scene. 

 ADD-ONS:

To receive an add-on reward, simply increase your pledge amount to the correct value for the add-ons you're interested in, and we'll send out surveys later for you to tell us which reward you wanted.


  •  Paying for music and writing - Much of what makes CHROMATOSE what it is is its powerful script and immersive music, contributed by the tremendously talented yuzuki (music) and Azura (writing).  Although CHROMATOSE is a passion project for me, I want to continue compensating all outside help fairly.
  •  Backer reward fulfillment and shipping -  Physical reward manufacturing costs and digital reward production costs.  Additionally, international shipping count towards the backer goal, so that needs to be deducted from projected net gain.  
  •  Operation costs - Licensing, software subscriptions, income/business taxes and Kickstarter's ~10% fee.  

AKABAKA: Lead Developer, Designer/Artist, Programmer

Indie game developer that created CHROMATOSE.    Recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Bioengineering, and is now pursuing his passion in developing games. 

NOTES: Is on a green tea IV drip.

Twitter |  itch.io | Game Jolt | chromatose.akabaka@gmail.com  

AZURA (PATCHWORK PRINCESS): Writer

The mind behind the words behind the waifus!   Creator of Square One , Azura is lending her talents to the CHROMATOSE team!  

NOTES: Is the most dangerous member of the dev team by far.

Twitter | itch.io 

YUZUKI: Composer

Lean, mean, music makin' machine!  Responsible for 100% of the absolute bangers from the CHROMATOSE soundtrack.  Has composed for Pocket Mirror and Blackberry Honey.

NOTES: Is definitely not Shoji Meguro's alt account.

Twitter | Bandcamp | Youtube

ELLE: Monster Artist

Makes the monsters that'll make you sleep with the lights on!  She puts her art skills to good use in her spare time making Pokemon/Digimon fangames!

NOTES: Canadian.

Twitter 

Risks and challenges

We understand the challenges involved with game development, which is why we set out to complete a comprehensive demo so we could understand what hurdles to expect. Having already made a 2-3 hour demo that contains most of the mechanics of the full game, we have few concerns with completing the full project to the same quality. We believe being able to complete such a massive demo with no funding demonstrates our drive to bring the game to completion, and by keeping the game design simple, we've kept the number of technical challenges very low.

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    Digital Download

    Receive a digital download key to CHROMATOSE (Windows/Mac) on Steam, Itch.io, or Game Jolt.

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    Digital Download + Soundtrack

    Get the CHROMATOSE OST with your digital download of the game! Includes the lyric tracks for "Long Live Destiny" and "Destiny Wont Die"!

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    Backer-Only Beta Access

    Receive exclusive 'Backer-Only' access to builds of the game throughout development before they're released to the public! Get the final game first!

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    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Backer-Only Beta Access
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    Digital Artbook

    Receive a special CHROMATOSE digital artbook filled with sketches, concept art, game assets, and behind-the-scenes developer commentary!

    Includes:
    • Digital Download (PC/Mac)
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Backer-Only Beta Access
    • Digital Artbook
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    Jumbo CHROMATOSE card set

    Get the beautiful 3.5" x 5.75" 8 card set straight from the designs of the in-game cards!

    Includes:
    • Digital Download (PC/Mac)
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Backer-Only Beta Access
    • Digital Artbook
    • Complete CHROMATOSE Card Set
    • Name in credits
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    Exclusive Physical Bundle

    Get your hands on some exclusive physical goodies!
    Get the complete limited edition FULL HOLOGRAPH jumbo CHROMATOSE card set and an autographed physical copy of the artbook with a short message! These items will NOT be sold in the future!

    Includes:
    • Digital Download (PC/Mac)
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Backer-Only Beta Access
    • HOLOGRAPHIC Complete CHROMATOSE Card Set
    • AUTOGRAPHED Physical Artbook
    • Name in credits
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    Special 'Thank You' Poster

    In addition to the exclusive physical bundle, get a special B2-size poster with an attached 'Thank you' note from a main character of your choice! Let 'em show their appreciation! Alternatively, if you prefer a general poster instead of one focusing on a single character, there will be a CHROMATOSE poster that includes a note from yours truly!

    Includes:
    • Digital Download (PC/Mac)
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Backer-Only Beta Access
    • HOLOGRAPHIC Complete CHROMATOSE Card Set
    • AUTOGRAPHED Physical Artbook
    • Special 'Thank You' Poster and note
    • Name in credits
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    10 backers
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    Design Chalkboard Doodle/Graffiti

    Work with the Dev team to get a small piece of meaningful art of your creation immortalized within the game! It will be added to one of the chalkboards in the BLUE world, or as graffiti in the RED or PURPLE world! Subject to dev approval

    Includes:
    • Digital Download (PC/Mac)
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Backer-Only Beta Access
    • HOLOGRAPHIC Complete CHROMATOSE Card Set
    • AUTOGRAPHED Physical Artbook
    • Design Doodle/Graffiti
    • Name in credits
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
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    Design a Monster

    I will make a monster battle based off of YOUR idea and include it in the completed game! Influence the name, look, behavior, and what attacks it uses against the player! (Subject to dev approval)

    Includes:
    • Digital Download (PC/Mac)
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Backer-Only Beta Access
    • HOLOGRAPHIC Complete CHROMATOSE Card Set
    • AUTOGRAPHED Physical Artbook
    • Design a Monster
    • Name in credits
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    Receive a Custom Scene

    Want to date your favorite character? Or maybe you want to see two of your favorite characters hang out in a place of your choosing? Make it possible here. The Chromatose team will make your scene to the quality of the rest of the game! Your scene will be kept separate from the full game, so it's up to you whether you share it with the world or keep it to yourself!

    Includes:
    • Digital Download (PC/Mac)
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Backer-Only Beta Access
    • HOLOGRAPHIC Complete CHROMATOSE Card Set
    • AUTOGRAPHED Physical Artbook
    • Special 'Thank You' Poster and note
    • Name in credits
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers
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    EARLY BIRD - Digital Download

    Receive a digital download key to CHROMATOSE (Windows/Mac) on Steam, Itch.io, or Game Jolt.

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    EARLY BIRD - Digital Artbook

    Receive a special CHROMATOSE digital artbook filled with sketches, concept art, game assets, and behind-the-scenes developer commentary!

    Includes:
    • Digital Download (PC/Mac)
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Backer-Only Beta Access
    • Digital Artbook
    • Name in credits
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    EARLY BIRD - Exclusive Physical Bundle

    Get your hands on some exclusive physical goodies!
    Get the complete limited edition FULL HOLOGRAPH jumbo CHROMATOSE card set and an autographed physical copy of the artbook with a short message! These items will NOT be sold in the future!

    Includes:
    • Digital Download (PC/Mac)
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Backer-Only Beta Access
    • HOLOGRAPHIC Complete CHROMATOSE Card Set
    • AUTOGRAPHED Physical Artbook
    • Name in credits
    Less
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 10 backers
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