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Love is a Game, a Dating Sim / Visual Novel: Romance is in the air when otome characters come to life!
Love is a Game is a Dating Sim / Visual Novel: Romance is in the air when otome characters come to life!
Love is a Game is a Dating Sim / Visual Novel: Romance is in the air when otome characters come to life!
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An indie company based out of Chicago, IL, Audilis is made up of 10 passionate individuals driven to contributing a beautiful game with depth to the otome scene. Our team consists of 2 writers, 5 artists, musician, programmer and project director. As fans of otome, we hope our games are enjoyed by the same fandoms that brought us together.

 

 Willow Bates: a recent college graduate, who works at a small cafe, lives alone in her childhood home. Lonesome and suffocated by the tedium of working at an unfulfilling job, Willow found a quiet joy in otome games. With few friends and a non-existent love life, shes grown attached to the happiness brought by romance novels.

 We join our heroine as her mundane days are interrupted the morning she stumbles across strikingly handsome, vaguely familiar men. After a second glance, it all becomes clear: her favorite characters are now real.

“Be careful what you wish for.”

 

 

 Love is a Game is the union of stunning graphics and captivating story brought to life by Epic's robust Unreal Engine 4. This artistic otome brings relateable challenges and hardships to the game while creating a story riddled with the realistic struggle of pursuing happiness and a dream romance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We've made an easy to read chart outlining which rewards you will receive when you pledge. Take a look and let us know if you have any questions!

 

 

  • 100% Original Story, Artwork and Music!
    We are making every cutscene, sprite, background and song ourselves in order to provide an immersive world and consistent experience.
  • 30+ CGs!
    Each route will feature at least five gorgeous custscene images that can be unlocked throughout the story.
  • Six Routes!
    Each route features a unique experience. Six romanceable character each offer their own personality and flaws that you will need to approach differently.
  • 18 Possible Endings!
    With three different endings for each of the six storylines, there is plenty of replay value. Your ending depends on the choices you make, so choose wisely!
  • Gameplay Your Way!
    Change the main character's name, remove her sprite, adjust text speed and more. Arrange your settings as you wish to enhance your experience.

 


Should we reach our initial funding goal, the money will primarily go towards paying Audilis staff, as well as rewards, fees and cushioning should we come across the unforeseen.

  • Writing 
    We're expecting around 600,000 words in total for LiaG. With writing being our most expensive asset, it's also the most important. Providing a fair pay for our writers is crucial as they have the most work to do and will be making a lot of time to ensure the highest quality possible.
  • Art 
    The world of LiaG is made up of vibrant and detailed original art which is created by our dedicated artists. Our sprites, backgrounds and CGs go under several revisions before we implement them into the game, so it is important to us that all staff is paid fairly for their work.
  • Rewards
    We have designated 15% of our funding to cover the costs of the rewards we will provide as well as the shipping it takes to get them on your doorstep. 
  • KS Fees
    Kickstarter charges 8-10% of all funds pledged to cover transaction fees as well as use of their service.
  • Contingencies
    We will be setting aside 10% of all funds raised to cover unexpected costs should they arise. This may include more chapters and/or art to improve overall experience. 
  • Programming/UI/Music
    Programming/UI will cost us 0% of funding as this is being provided by one of the founders of Audilis. This will allow us to add more features to the game as it develops at no extra cost. Music is also an asset that has been paid for prior to the Kickstarter and therefore will not effect the funds raised (additional music will be included in the stretch goals).

 

 

 LiaG is the result of hard work, determination and a love of otome games and after a year, we are proud to present our demo to you. This prologue is proof of how far we've come by funding its progress ourselves but we need more in order continue development.

If we reach our initial funding goal, we can continue working on providing high quality routes with amazing art and beautiful music to help bring it all to life.

Kickstarter is a place where indie games can have a fantastic start and we believe that with your help, we could have one too.

 

More than anything, we owe thanks to our fans and followers, as well as friends and family, that have helped push us to completing the first part of our game. As we developed our first project, we have really understood how much it takes to make a game and the support we received was stellar.

The launch of our Kickstarter and the release of our demo are the first two of our milestones and we will continue to work hard for a game worthy of our fans.

Thank you, everyone! We couldn't have gotten this far without you!

Demo/Prologue Credits:

Project Director: Davin Salas

Programmer / UI: Daniel Lynn 

Prologue Writer: Autumn Munro

Events Writer: Viola Yuzuki

Lead CG Artist: Armi Benitez 

Character Design / CG Artist: Jasmin Aleman

Lead Sprite Artist: Crystal Quach

Lead Background Artist: Sarah Lyu

Background Artist: Julie Nyugen

Music/Composer: Alyssa Menes 

Textbox & Settings UI Design: Camille Arana

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge will be timing. The majority of our team are full-time students, some of which also have jobs. Though we do our absolute best to stay on schedule and communicate about upcoming events, things such as education and/or exams must also be taken into consideration.

In the end, this may cause us to push back the initial release date of our first routes but we will be updating this page regularly to make sure our progress is easily accessible.

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    Fictional Boyfriend

    * Thanks! Every bit counts when it comes to love!

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    Make a Wish

    * One mobile Wallpaper
    - Character of your choice

    * Two desktop wallpapers
    - One of your character of choice
    - One LiaG group image

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    A Chance Encounter

    * One mobile wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    * One desktop wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    * One desktop wallpaper of LiaG group image
    * LINE sticker pack of your character of choice
    * 2 Character routes & epilogues of your choice (Available for mobile only)

    ~Character routes include 14 chapters
    ~Epilogues include 3 chapters of your romance after main routes

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    Shy Hello

    * All previous rewards
    - One mobile wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper of LiaG group image- -- LINE sticker pack of your character of choice

    * Digital copy of LiaG's original Soundtrack
    * 4 Character routes & epilogues of your choice (Available for mobile only)

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    Silly Crush

    * All previous rewards
    - One mobile wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper of LiaG group image- -- LINE sticker pack of your character of choice
    - 2 Character routes & epilogues of your choice (Available for mobile only)
    - Digital copy of LiaG's Original Sountrack

    * EARLY BIRD!
    ** Limited number available
    - All 6 Character routes & epilogues of your choice (Available for mobile & desktop)

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    Nervous Smiles

    * All previous rewards (excluding early bird)
    - One mobile wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper of LiaG group image- -- LINE sticker pack of your character of choice
    - Digital copy of LiaG's Original Sountrack

    * Digital artbook
    - 30+ pages of colorful, original artwork
    - Beautifully finished CG artwork
    - Never before seen concept art including our main character and all six LiaG boys!
    - Backgrounds, sprites and more!

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    Got your number!

    * All previous rewards (excluding early bird)
    - One mobile wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper of LiaG group image- -- LINE sticker pack of your character of choice
    - 2 Character routes & epilogues of your choice (Available for mobile only)
    - Digital copy of LiaG's Original Sountrack
    - Digital artbook

    * All 6 character routes & epilogues (Available for mobile & desktop)

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    Late Night Texts

    * All previous rewards (excluding early bird)
    - One mobile wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper of LiaG group image- -- LINE sticker pack of your character of choice
    - 2 Character routes & epilogues of your choice (Available for mobile only)
    - Digital copy of LiaG's Original Sountrack
    - Digital artbook
    - All 6 character routes & epilogues (Available for mobile & desktop)

    * Physical 24"x36" LiaG poster

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    Swapping Sweet Selfies

    * All previous rewards (excluding early bird)
    - One mobile wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper of LiaG group image- -- LINE sticker pack of your character of choice
    - 2 Character routes & epilogues of your choice (Available for mobile only)
    - Digital copy of LiaG's Original Sountrack
    - Digital artbook
    - All 6 character routes & epilogues (Available for mobile & desktop)
    - Physical 24"x36" LiaG poster

    * 2nd copy of the game for a friend
    * Physical chibi sticker pack

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    A Nervous Question

    * All previous rewards (excluding early bird)
    - One mobile wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper of LiaG group image- -- LINE sticker pack of your character of choice
    - 2 Character routes & epilogues of your choice (Available for mobile only)
    - Digital copy of LiaG's Original Sountrack
    - Digital artbook
    - All 6 character routes & epilogues (Available for mobile & desktop)
    - Physical 24"x36" LiaG poster
    - 2nd copy of the game for a friend
    - Physical chibi sticker pack

    * Digital BL Artbook
    - 30+ pages of our main character's secret thoughts!
    - Beautiful sketches of each LiaG boy!
    - Vibrantly colored CGs you wont find in the game!
    - Various boy pairings in alternate universe settings!

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    First Date

    * All previous rewards (excluding early bird)
    - One mobile wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper of LiaG group image- -- LINE sticker pack of your character of choice
    - 2 Character routes & epilogues of your choice (Available for mobile only)
    - Digital copy of LiaG's Original Sountrack
    - Digital artbook
    - All 6 character routes & epilogues (Available for mobile & desktop)
    - Physical 24"x36" LiaG poster
    - 2nd copy of the game for a friend
    - Physical chibi sticker pack
    - Digital BL artbook

    * Physical artbook
    - 30+ pages of beautiful quality, 100% original artwork
    - Fantastic art from our digital option printed in a high quality, binded book!
    - Available during our Kickstarter campaign only!

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    Waiting For Your Call

    * All previous rewards (excluding early bird)
    - One mobile wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper of LiaG group image- -- LINE sticker pack of your character of choice
    - 2 Character routes & epilogues of your choice (Available for mobile only)
    - Digital copy of LiaG's Original Sountrack
    - Digital artbook
    - All 6 character routes & epilogues (Available for mobile & desktop)
    - Physical 24"x36" LiaG poster
    - 2nd copy of the game for a friend
    - Physical chibi sticker pack
    - Digital BL artbook
    - Physical artbook

    * One body pillow of your character of choice
    * 16"x22" LiaG group image wall scroll

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    Holding Hands

    * All previous rewards (excluding early bird)
    - One mobile wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper of LiaG group image- -- LINE sticker pack of your character of choice
    - 2 Character routes & epilogues of your choice (Available for mobile only)
    - Digital copy of LiaG's Original Sountrack
    - Digital artbook
    - All 6 character routes & epilogues (Available for mobile & desktop)
    - Physical 24"x36" LiaG poster
    - 2nd copy of the game for a friend
    - Physical chibi sticker pack
    - Physical artbook

    * Physical BL artbook
    - 30+ pages of our original BL artwork
    - Fantastic art from our digital option printed in a high quality, binded book!
    - Beautiful sketches of each LiaG boy!
    - Vibrantly colored CGs you wont find in the game!
    - Various boy pairings in alternate universe settings!
    * 16"x22" LiaG group image wall scroll

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    First Kiss

    * All previous rewards (excluding early bird)
    - One mobile wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper of LiaG group image- -- LINE sticker pack of your character of choice
    - 2 Character routes & epilogues of your choice (Available for mobile only)
    - Digital copy of LiaG's Original Sountrack
    - Digital artbook
    - All 6 character routes & epilogues (Available for mobile & desktop)
    - Physical 24"x36" LiaG poster
    - 2nd copy of the game for a friend
    - Physical chibi sticker pack
    - Physical artbook

    * Both physical BL artbook and character body pillow
    * 16"x22" LiaG group image wall scroll

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    I Like You... A Lot

    * Tiers "Holding Hands" and below
    * Choose the name for Milo's Shiba!
    - Our adorable, rambunctious little pup follows Milo wherever he goes!
    - Much like it's owner, it appeared in the real world with no home and no one can seem to remember it's name. You can help!
    -Give the shiba a sweet a spunky name to match it's lively personality!

    * Please contact us before pledging to ensure your name choice does not infringe copyright laws

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    First Fight

    * Tiers "Holding Hands" and below
    - One mobile wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper of LiaG group image- -- LINE sticker pack of your character of choice
    - 2 Character routes & epilogues of your choice (Available for mobile only)
    - Digital copy of LiaG's Original Sountrack
    - Digital artbook
    - All 6 character routes & epilogues (Available for mobile & desktop)
    - Physical 24"x36" LiaG poster
    - 2nd copy of the game for a friend
    - Physical chibi sticker pack
    - Physical artbook
    - Both physical BL artbook and character body pillow
    * 16"x22" LiaG group image wall scroll

    ** Limited tier
    * Personalized artwork of you and a LiaG character of your choice
    - Special artwork by our artists to capture you and your LiaG bias' personalities!
    - Full body image in digital format
    - FULL COLOR!

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    Tender Make-up

    * Tiers "Sweaty Palms" and below
    - One mobile wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper for each of our 7 characters
    - One desktop wallpaper of LiaG group image- -- LINE sticker pack of your character of choice
    - 2 Character routes & epilogues of your choice (Available for mobile only)
    - Digital copy of LiaG's Original Sountrack
    - Digital artbook
    - All 6 character routes & epilogues (Available for mobile & desktop)
    - Physical 24"x36" LiaG poster
    - 2nd copy of the game for a friend
    - Physical chibi sticker pack
    - Physical artbook

    * Both physical BL artbook and character body pillow
    * 16"x22" LiaG group image wall scroll

    * Name and design an NPC*
    - You could be in the game!
    - Design a sprite with multiple expressions
    - Multiple lines in-game
    - Pick which route you appear in (first come, first serve, 1 NPC per route)

    * Please contact us before pledging to ensure your design does not infringe copyright laws

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    I Think I...

    * Tiers "Sweaty Palms" and below
    * Name and design a major NPC
    - Choice of male best friend or female best friend (1 of each, first come, first serve)
    - Multiple sprites and expressions
    - Appear in all 6 main routes

    * Please contact us before pledging to ensure your design does not infringe copyright laws

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    I Love You

    * Tiers "Sweaty Palms" and below
    * Design mystery romanceable character
    -Create the special hidden character that yearns for our heronie's affection!
    - Appearances in all 6 routes
    - Design various beathtaking sprites and expressions
    - Receive their character route & epilogue free!

    * Please contact us before pledging to ensure your design does not infringe copyright laws

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Funding period

- (45 days)