About this project
UPDATE: QUANTUM SUICIDE HAS BEEN 100% FUNDED!
Thank you all so much for your support!
Our next aim is to hit some stretch goals so that we can give players the most polished experience possible!
CURRENT PLEDGED AMOUNT- $47,305!
-JAPANESE LANGUAGE SG UNLOCKED!-
KickStarter ($43,335) + PayPal ($3970)
Due to popular demand, we have decided to add AI as a courtable route should we reach a grand total of $50,000 AUD.
The rest of our stretch goals are as follows:
FRIENDSHIP. COURTSHIP. HARDSHIP. SPACESHIP.
Quantum Suicide is a Japanese-style Visual Novel set in space.
You play as a researcher aboard a spaceship on an epic mission to find humanity a new home. The mission is jeopardized by a corrupted A.I system that forces you to play "The Deletion Game", a weekly game where you must battle your crew mates for survival.
Prepare to make both friends and enemies of your crew members as you play through a series of puzzles and strategy mini-games. Can you see the Everett's mission through to the end...alive?
NOTE: The Prologue is currently in BETA. As a result, please be aware that some voice acting / sprites / etc may be missing.
Additionally, if you are unable to view the embedded Make Ten Instructional Video in the Prologue, it can be watched here:
Quantum Suicide will be released in June 2017 on PC (Windows /Mac/ Linux) via Steam. We have already been Greenlit on Steam, thank you for your support!
Quantum Suicide contains 6 courtable options (3 females, 3 males). With their own hopes, desires, personalities, and sexual preferences, you will have to move carefully to earn each character's affections. Each courtable character has at least three posed sprites, each with multiple facial expressions. In addition, all characters are partially voiced by professional Japanese voice actors. Boasting over 50+ hours of gameplay, you must navigate your way through over 30 different endings, including bad, good, and true endings for all courtable options.
Quantum Suicide｜量子自殺では、恋愛する６人 （３人の女性・３人の男性）で構成されています。乗員たちは自分の希望、個性、性的嗜好などを持っているので、それぞれの要求を満たすために慎重にアプローチする必要があります。
- Play as a Boy or a Girl
- At least 6 Courtable Options (3 Male, 3 Female)
- Courtable Options Have Their Own Sexual Preferences
- 50+ Hours of Gameplay
- Over 30 Different Endings (Including Good, Bad, and True)
- Multiple Sprite Poses and Expressions
- 30+ Background Images
- Partial Japanese Voice Acting by Professional Voice Actors
- Original Music Soundtrack
- Available on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
In the year 2092, people no longer trusted the Earth to sustain their existence. The Earth stood as a husk of its past self. As part of a desperate last attempt to save the human race, the governments of the world joined forces in a secret military project to send the best and brightest of humanity to scout the galaxy for a new home.
Welcome Aboard the Everett.
The year is now 2117. You are a second generation ship-born researcher studying inter-dimensional travel. Your choices change the fortunes of all aboard the Everett. Friendship and love lay waiting at your feet, but you should be wary. The road to the stars is full of hardship.
A malprogrammed A.I. dedicated to preserving resources pulls you into a twisted, murderous game. When tensions are high, who knows what even the kindest crew member will do? How will you protect those you love? Will you betray friends to save yourself? Will you be slaughtered in cold, empty space? Will you slaughter?
It's time to ask yourself: what would you do to survive?
The main crew of the Everett are second-generation, ship-born personnel. Each crew member was born and raised for a specific purpose to complete the mission. Unfortunately, due to an 'incident' involving the original crew, the number of second-generation crew members born was dramatically reduced.
Each of the Main Characters are courtable.
You play as a second-generation, ship-born researcher. Following in your parents footsteps, you research inter-dimensional travel as a way to solve Earth's resource crisis. Due to an 'incident' involving the original crew, you were raised in a small self-contained shuttle, separated from the Everett. The events of Quantum Suicide begin when this shuttle is recovered by the Everett, and you settle into your new home.
In addition to sprites, Ygor is also responsible for our full-screen Computer Graphics (CGs) that will appear at special moments in the story. The bulk of our art funding will be directed towards CG production, with roughly 60 CGs planned for the game, distributed with approximately 8 special CGs per character route.
The bulk of our art funding will be directed towards CG production (such as the one above), with roughly 60 CGs planned for the full game.
While Quantum Suicide does not contain any adult content, there will be a certain amount of 'ecchi' or suggestible content. Even with all the murder, and betrayal, it is a romantic visual novel, designed to set your heart aflutter.
Ygor is also responsible for our lovely sprites. Each main character has three poses, with three expressions per pose. Supporting characters currently only have one pose, with multiple expressions.
Ah, background art. You are hardly given the credit you deserve but as soon as you are lacking, it becomes apparent. The interior of the Everett was designed with a sparse, military practicality in mind, but we also wanted it to be atmospheric and vivid enough to be visually interesting for the player. To get the best art, you have to go to the best artist so we went to background extraordinaire, Owen Carson.
The scenes capture the beauty of the ship, the wonder of space, and the eerieness of a closed circuit situation. With at least 20 variations for the background to date (with plans for a few extra for the few game), the Everett will come alive, even if you don't stay that way!
The events of Quantum Suicide take place in deep space, light years away from any habitable planet. Our stalwart crew need a ship to traverse the galaxy, and that ship is the Everett.
How silly would it be if we talked about a spaceship all the time and never actually showed you what said spaceship looked like? We'd probably get accused of faking it like the moon landing. As much as everyone knows that Jet Fuel Can't Melt Steel Beams, the Dulce Base is where it's at, and Project MK-Ultra is still operating away, we don't want to be part of that saga.
もちろん、宇宙探検に出かける人間は宇宙船船に乗ります。Shoji Amasawa によって設定されて、キューブリックの2001の宇宙船をきっかけに、エヴェレット船は現れました。ＨＡＬとＡＩが優れた友人になると言う疑いがありません。
Our Game User Interface (GUI) is designed to be intuitive, and add to the overall science fiction tone of the game. Further screens such as CG Gallery, Music Player, Mini-Games, Archive Files, and Bonus Content are to be added as the game is created. The Quantum Suicide Logo and the GUI was designed by the talented Luna Chai Li.
直観的で、ゲームの全体的なＳＦトーンを増やすように、私たちのＧＵＩ（ゲーム・プレーヤー・インターフェイス）は設計されています。おまけのスクリーンは、ギャラリー、音楽プレーヤー、ミニゲームが加えられることになっています。Quantum Suicide | 量子自殺のロゴとＧＵＩは優秀なLuna Chai Li によって設計されました。
What would intergenerational space travel be without a great soundtrack? Quiet. No one wants quiet. Quiet is scary, and cold, and sad. To ensure that your travels among the stars is not a quiet affair, we've had a soundtrack lovingly crafted by our talented musicians.
Not only do we have a promotional video featuring 変異個体-ГЕNЕ- by SEVERUS WAND in the works and a complete Original Soundtrack by Wojciech Wojnowski. Three tracks are exclusive to Kickstarter backers, and will never be made available by us again.
Quantum Suicide uses a combination of English text and Japanese voice acting to convey its story. As an Original English Language Visual Novel, we do strive to make the novel as accessible as possible to the English speaking population. Nevertheless, we prefer Japanese voice actors so have decided that all voice actors will be native Japanese Voice Actors to give that crisp, natural feeling on the ear.
Under the funding goal, Quantum Suicide will have generic conversational responses and pivotal lines voiced within the game. A stretch goal for full voice acting has been set at $70,000.
Quantum Suicide ｜量子自殺は英語字幕と日本語音声の組合わせでストーリーを届けます。英語のヴィジュアルノベルゲームとして、私たちはゲームを英語でアクセスできるように努めます。それでも、私たちは日本の声優を好きなので、すべての声優がはっきりとした、自然な印象を与える自国である日本の声優と決めました。
Quantum Suicide is the first project of Cotton Candy Cyanide. As a new game development company it was necessary to seek alternate sources of funding. Thus far all art, music, voice acting, and game assets have been personally funded out of our own pockets.
Of course, we did consider some other avenues in order to raise the funds required to make the game. A kidney goes for about $10k on the black market, and we hear witches pay pretty well for first-born children.
Initially we chose Kickstarter over other crowd-funding websites simply because of our familiarity with the format. Between us, we've backed around 12 separate projects and understand what is expected in regards to communication, accountability, and transparency.
This is our second Kickstarter campaign for Quantum Suicide, the first ran from November to December 2015 and was unsuccessful. We learned much from the previous campaign and gained 557 wonderful people who believe in this game. With the support of our backers, we are confident that we'll successfully meet our target this time around!
Quantum Suicide ｜量子自殺がコットン・キャンディー・サイヤナイド（新しいゲーム開発会社）の最初のプロジェクトで、お金が必要です。ここまで、すべての芸術、音楽、声、そして、ゲームの資産は、私たち自身のポケットから個人的な資金が供給されました。
The writing and coding for Quantum Suicide are done entirely for free by Cotton Candy Cyanide. For us, this game is a labour of love and we would rather spend money on getting art rather than getting paid.
$10 ADD-ON: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK [KICKSTARTER EDITION]
$30 ADD-ON: PHYSICAL ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK [KICKSTARTER EDITION] (+$15 POSTAGE)
You can add a copy of the Physical Soundtrack to your pledge for just $30 AUD! (plus $15 postage) and groove away to the eeriness of The Everett in your car, or at a party!? Nothing says this party is off the hook like 'ruddy mysterious' music!
$10 - QS Character Danglies! (+$15 POSTAGE)
Presenting official Quantum Suicide danglies! Not only do you get to choose which character you want, but you can also choose whether you want it as a key ring or a phone strap! OMG THE CHOICES! It's like your lives are visual novels! So for just $10 each you can get your hands on a 2 inch clear acrylic danglies Quantum Suicide character of you choice! If you already have something being shipped we can add it to your previous shipping for free! (If not, please add $15 for up to 7 of these bad boys!)
$10 ADD-ON: POSTER SET (+$15 POSTAGE)
Need more Quantum Suicide in your life? Stuff to put on your walls, or hang in your car? Well, we have got you covered with this poster add-on pack. For only $25 ($10 add-on + $15 postage) you can get an A3 poster, an exclusive double-sided A6 postcard that was made for Kickstarter promotion, and your very own double-sided Quantum Suicide Air Freshener. For when you need to cover up the smell of blood in your spaceship....I mean, you know, when you want to smell the stars.
To get the add-on, simply add $25 AUD to your pledge amount. There's no need to change your tier, we'll send out a Kickstarter survey at the end to confirm your order, and grab your shipping deets.
$15 ADD-ON: MOLTENCHERRY DRAWING + POSTER SET (+$15 POSTAGE)
MoltenCherry in her paint style of 'art' will draw you a picture of your choosing. It probably won't be a very good picture (have you even seen her fan art entry!) but it will be a picture nevertheless with all funds going to help the project. Your image might even make the art book!
$25 ADD-ON: PERSONALIZED MESSAGE
Want to hear your favourite character say your name and whisper sweet nothings in your ear? That can be arranged! Add $25 to your pledge and you will receive a personalised message by your choice of Japanese voice actor. The message can run up to one minute and will be translated from English into Japanese for free.
The file will be made available only to you (unless you choose to show it off) in .mp3 audio format. The message cannot contain any adult content and is subject to approval by Cotton Candy Cyanide.
$30 ADD-ON: DIGITAL ART BOOK
$45 ADD-ON: PHYSICAL ART BOOK (+15 POSTAGE)
$40 ADD-ON: T-SHIRT (+$15 POSTAGE)
Add $55 ($40 shirt and $15 postage) to your tier to get your very own Quantum Suicide shirt! What shows more support than physically wearing a products name on your body? Well, I guess a tattoo would, but we're not suggesting that by any means! Shirts come off, shirts are washable and shirts don't make mothers cry so let's stick with that. Sizes are available in Women's 8 - 20 (Australian Sizing - click here to figure out your size) and Men's S - XXXL (Universal Sizing).
$50 - GAME ON - Head to Head with MC!
($10)Personalised AI Photo (+$5 Postage)
We have a signed and personalised A5 glamour shot of A.I (or Dai, I won't judge what floats your boat). Perfect for the home or office, put in a nice frame and place on your desk where most people would have pictures of their family! Pfffft Family, when you could have the scandalous love of your AI!
Cost $10 (+Postage - free with other post required items! Other wise just $5 postage!) You choose whatever comment you want! Remember AI is handwriting and signing these herself so try not to shock her and request something too rude!
PHYSICAL PC COPY (Last day ONLY!)
Do you like free stuff? Of course you do, everyone does!
In order to help you help us to spread the word about Quantum Suicide, we're offering some bonus content as rewards for EVERY BACKER!
The more people who know about Quantum Suicide, the better game we can make for you. Post, Tweet (or re-tweet) anything with the hashtag #QuantumSuicide on Twitter and Instagram throughout the duration of the campaign to get some sweet free content.
The short stories will center around the crew of the Everett, and the audio drama track will be performed by our Japanese voice actors with English subtitles for those who cannot understand moon runes.
ASK ME ANYTHING VIDEO
Cotton Candy Cyanide (CCCN-) is made up of two people: Ashley Pearson (Nyx) and Tina Richards (MoltenCherry). We often go by our gamer tags. We created CCCN- to create games that we, ourselves, wanted to play. Both of us greatly enjoy games such as Dangan Ronpa, Virtue's Last Reward, and Persona; games that challenge us, make us fall in love with characters, and then break our hearts.
Unfortunately, we found these sorts of titles scarce in the Western gaming market. While Steam has been exploding with visual novels recently, we wanted to create something a little darker than a slice of life, romantic novel. We've got 'Cyanide' in our name for a reason. Sincerely, we hope that Quantum Suicide is the first of many high quality Original English Language Visual Novels from Cotton Candy Cyanide.
Risks and challenges
Quantum Suicide's greatest challenge is that it Cotton Candy Cyanide's first production. While we do not have any previous experience as game developers, we have a lifetime experience as gamers. We believe that we know what makes a good game, and hopefully the time and money that we've put into the demo is enough to convince you that we've also got the dedication to see this project through. Even though this is our first project we are consistently working on improving our skills and attacking any problems that come along.
Unfortunately, game development is not our full-time job. We are both busy PhD students with articles to read, lives to live, and money to make so we can eat every week. We hope that our backers can understand that we are making this game on our own time, and that we will do our very best to overcome any setbacks thrown at us. Being PhD students, we've picked up good time management skills from our time at University. We're highly motivated individuals who are adept at self-discipline and sticking to the goals and high standards we set for ourselves.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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