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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
NOTES: Is definitely not Shoji Meguro's alt account.
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!
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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