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日本語での説明はこちらを御覧ください。

Has the Saint of legend come to the mountain village of Daiusu to bring salvation... or to bring the end?  

An occult suspense 3D novel game, and a tale that can be experienced through either traditional cinematic storytelling, or with new VR technology.   

CAVYHOUSE is an indie/doujin game development team whose past projects include the stellar simulation 'This Starry Midnight We Make' and organ harvesting game 'Forget Me Not: My Organic Garden', both available on Steam. Working together with Carpe Fulgur, we plan on releasing our new title, "The Midnight Sanctuary", in English.  

Carpe Fulgur is a localization house dedicated to bringing works of interactive entertainment - particularly independently-made ones - from Japanese to English, and working as close as possible with the creators of such works to create versions in English that read as naturally as possible while still preserving the creators' spirit.

 

Download the demo from the following places 

Steam

Carpe Fulgur Site

The game client supports both traditional rendered Cinematic Mode, in either windowed or full screen modes, or VR Mode. You can choose your preferred viewing mode when starting the game.

 

Our story is set in the rural Japanese village of Daiusu, where a community of Christians have lived in seclusion for many generations.

 Hamomoru Tachbana is invited to this village as a guest.

The village has just finished building its long-dreamed-of cathedral, and the mood is celebratory.

The villagers wish to use this moment to enter the modern world of the 1920s. As part of this, Hamomoru is asked to archive the history and legends of Daiusu.

Located in a secluded part of Japan due to a long history of oppression, the village's faith has taken a peculiar turn.

The Faith of the Saint.

The villagers have come to project their hopes for salvation onto a "Saint" who came from the outside world.

This tradition of treasuring friendly visitors seems perfectly suited to modernizing the village.

And yet.

Just as the village begins to come together, a restless shroud still hangs over it. Individual motives begin to clash, and miracles occur as if to make a mockery of everything...

What will become of Daiusu's attempt to enter the wider world?

 

 

We have come to Kickstarter primarily for the goal of securing funding to add full voicework to our game. We feel that the addition of full voice will benefit the immersion all of our players feel, both in our standard Cinematic Mode and in our new VR Mode, and will have a particular impact on the VR Mode.

With VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive supported by Midnight Sanctuary, sound is an important part of orienting yourself in the game world. If our characters can seem to talk from behind or beside you, we believe that will make the experience that much more immersive and enjoyable compared to just reading a text window. 

Even without a VR headset, the addition of voices will still benefit the immersiveness of our Cinematic Mode tremendously, and would benefit all our players, regardless of their VR status.

 

For our protagonist, we've already brought Yu Shimamura on board to give Hamomoru a voice. She's known from such titles as:

  • 'Go Princess Precure' - Haruno Haruka / Cure Flora  
  • 'Attack on Titan' - Annie Leonheart '
  • Digimon Universe Appli Monsters' - Offmon  

Having Ms. Shimamura fill the role of our protagonist has already lent Hamomoru a much richer presence, especially in VR. See our video on this page to hear her reading lines from the game.

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A clergywoman from the Tohoku region in northern Japan. Invited to Daiusu to record its history and legends. Loves rice. And... dumplings. And... churros? And...

Daiusu Village's local pastor. A student of theology, willing to lend an ear to everyone. But what truly lies behind his dour mien?

The son of the village chief. A born leader, and dedicated to modernizing the village.

A mysterious girl in red. She seems to be searching for something.

A girl wrapped in white garments and mystery.

The residents of Daiusu. Good, kind people who look forward to modernizing the village and welcoming new visitors.

A guide to the village. Accompanies Hamomoru on her travels.

 

 

 All backers will recieve a thank-you mail from our staff.

A digital copy of Midnight Sanctuary. Keys will be issued through Steam. We have a limited number of early-bird copies available as well. 

Included in all sets above $8.

Backers will have their name along with their title in Daiusu in the credits. To see what titles exist, check the Rewards bar to the right. 

Included in all sets starting at $8.

Original wallpaper using exclusive illustration. 

Included in all sets starting at $8.

Soundtrack for Midnight Sanctuary. Will be issued as a DLC key through Steam. Included in all sets above $15.

Digital book containing a side story to Midnight Sanctuary. The story is told with all original illustrations. 

Included in all sets starting at $25.

An ID card certifying the bearer as a resident of Daiusu Village. Same size as a credit card. Hide it in your wallet or purse, and think of Daiusu Village, far from home. 

Included with other items and rewards to be sent.

Poster with Midnight Sanctuary's cover image. A1 Size (841mm x 594mm). 

Included in all sets starting at $70.

 

 A Daiusu resident hoodie. Has 'Daiusu Tourism Staff' written on the sleeves. Wear this and join in Daiusu's project to modernize! Five sizes are available with S, M, L, XL, and XXL.

Hoodie sizes are Japanese national sizes. Please check here for more sizing information.

This item is included in the 

  • Daiusu Tourist Guide
  • Daiusu Tourist Chief
  • Daiusu Renowned Village Chief 

packages.

 A Japanese hand-fan printed with a Midnight Sanctuary texture. These fans will be ordered from Maisendo of Kyoto.

This item is included in the

  • Daiusu Tourist Guide
  • Daiusu Tourist Chief
  • Daiusu Renowned Village Chief 

 

A Japanese umbrella with a Midnight Sanctuary texture. A Japanese framework with a modern texture, this is a Japanese umbrella filled with the heart of the Taisho era. These umbrellas will be ordered from Hiyoshiwa Umbrellas of Kyoto. 

This item is included in the 

  • Daiusu Renowned Resident 
  • Daiusu Honorary Village Chief 

packages.

 

Risks and challenges

Work on the game is roughly half finished, and the game is already scheduled for release on Steam and elsewhere. However, as work on the game has not finished yet, it is possible our scheduled release date of this summer may slip (though in the worst case scenario will not slip past the end of the year).

Furthermore, as VR technology remains in constant development, there is a small but present risk that not all our players may be able to run the VR component of the game at full performance due to evolving system specifications. We encourage everyone to first try our demo, which contains the initial portion of the game, to experience it and test how it runs on your computing environment and VR installation.

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    Also, you'll be listed in the credits as a Daiusu Renowned Resident.

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    • Thank You Mail
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    Also, you'll be listed in the credits as a Daiusu Honorary Village Chief.

    Includes:
    • Thank You Mail
    • Digital Copy of Game
    • Name in Credits
    • Original Wallaper
    • Soundtrack
    • Original Digital Storybook
    • Daiusu Resident Card
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