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$3,249
pledged of $9,000pledged of $9,000 goal
105
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, March 23 2019 4:47 AM UTC +00:00

About

Annexe Interactive is a small software development group based in Northeast Pennsylvania with team members from around the world.  Though this is our first time presenting one of our own works to the rest of the world, we have a great deal of experience in the field of game design and world-building from our collective past experiences.  

Unlike most development groups, the prime driver behind the development of our projects does not involve monetary gain.  We do what we do because it's something we genuinely enjoy!  We greatly value the loyalty and consideration of our fans--our Annexe Family--and we'll do whatever it takes to provide you with an interactive experience worth remembering.  

Our primary focus is to produce games and software, both desktop and mobile, of the highest quality!

The Anomaly is a deep, character focused visual novel set in modern times, combining a healthy mix of story, player choice, and mini-game elements. Your choices, victories, and failures all play a part as you build bonds with the characters around you and unlock the mystery behind Colorado Springs.

Striking character art, illustrated CGs, and gorgeous backdrops bring life to a story both deep and intriguing as well as sharp and funny with its laid back, Western sense of audacious humor. Whether you’re looking for a worthwhile, intelligent visual novel experience with strong character development and an engaging story, or an easy to pick up time waster good for a few laughs, The Anomaly is just what you’ve been looking for!

Life in Colorado Springs is a drag for 18-year-old high school student Tucker. There’s nothing to do, the people are boring, and the only thing keeping Tucker from losing his mind is his small group of friends who share a similar sentiment and similar interests. While the young man and his companions don’t hold much compassion for the physical world around them, their skills in the digital one tell a different story.

Tucker is a hacker, and along with his friends Ross and Valerie, he finds every opportunity he can to leave the doldrums of the real world behind and lose himself in cyberspace. Whether it’s something as silly as vandalizing the Shyanne Mountain High School website, or as serious as tapping into secret government archives, no task is too great or small for Tucker his merry little band of tech-savvy misfits.

When Tucker meets a new girl at school named Kiera, things quickly become more complicated, and he and his friends’ carefree lives soon take an even more dramatic turn when the mysterious local phenomenon of “The Hum” begins to cause strange and confusing effects to the people of Colorado Springs. Taking it upon themselves to get to the bottom of things, the group soon find themselves knee deep in a complex and treacherous world of secrets, conspiracy, and very real danger. 

Will they be able to unlock the mystery of the Hum? Some truths are kept hidden for a reason.

The purpose for a Kickstarter campaign:

This game has been a work of love for the team and myself. We've spent an incredible amount of time, polishing every detail, from the story all the way to the art and music. Right now, we want to give you something even more beautiful than what we have and this is why we have come to Kickstarter to ask for YOUR help in bringing this experience to the best that we can possibly give.

Annexe Interactive is:

   Brett Martin (Storyboard, writing, programming)
        Yanni Visci (Storyboard, concepts)
        Michael Visci (Storyboard, audio)

The Anomaly Team is:

   Ideoteque (Writing)
        PenDragon (Writing)
        Benya Barshai (Soundtrack)
        Mario Luengo (Soundtrack)
        Nadia Nova (Text message programming)
        Skirmisher (Terminal base engine programming)
        Izzy (Concepts)
        Bunbunz (Pre-alpha sprites and CGs)
        Julioalqae (Sprites)
        Achrocide (CGs and promotional artwork)
        Alexis Rillera (Backgrounds)
        Selavi (Backgrounds)
        ds-sans (Pre-alpha and mobile minigame assets)
        Luna Li (Miscellaneous graphics)
        Sitraxis (Miscellaneous graphics)
        Chris Ventura @ This Is Danger Design (Logo and some GUI assets)
        potouto (GUI assets)
        WhiteCharisma (video animation)
        Moral Code (Intro animation music)
        Cristian Enciso and Ethan Compton (Inspiration) 

And a very special thanks to Jaymen Luther, Sal Serrano, Garrett Ludwig, Ken Tucker, Peppermint Plays, and Matias Schwartz!

Risks and challenges

Like every indie project, we run the risk of running into several issues throughout the development process. Though, our primary concern involves having the game released in a timely manner as well as dealing with fixing potential bugs that may arise shortly after release.

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