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On the run from the government, Natalie Puccile must find a way to stop an ancient artifact from activating before it is too late.
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Possessing the crystal that almost killed the lives of the brave crew of the KSS Nimross, Special Investigations and Tactics officer Natalie Puccile is on the run from those she once served alongside. With nothing but the scraps of information from her previous investigation, Natalie is forced to scour the galaxy for hints of the truth and support from those who trust in her. But with threats from all sides closing in, will her skills as an investigator and the faith of those loyal few be enough to prevent the truth and safety of the galaxy from disappearing into nothingness?

$5,000- Custom soundtrack to go along side our licensed soundtrack. Custom soundtrack will be given to all backers at $15 and higher.

$6,000- Voice acting will be added to the game.

$6,500- Ambassador Akurel (the gold draemon shown in Update #6) will be given her own route

$7,500- Additional CG for all character routes

$8,000- Extra planet/act will be added to investigation sections

More to come should we get that high.

UPDATE FOR PAYPAL DONATIONS!

For those of you who wish to donate via Paypal, we have setup donations. These donations will run until September 30th due to the lateness in their setup. Please e-mail overwatch@idhasstudios.com to ensure that we got it and your correct e-mail address.

What is Rising Angels: Fates?

Rising Angels: Fates is the proposed sequel of the yuri visual novel, Rising Angels: Reborn. Fates is the direct sequel and continues the story of military investigator Natalie Puccile as she dives further into the mystery of the ancient artifact revealed during the prequel. 

The purpose of this kickstarter is to fund Rising Angels: Fates. In the past, IDHAS Studios has always fronted the costs of development. However, hard times have fallen upon the producer and financier of IDHAS Studios and we have turned to you, our fans and the general public, for assistance to help continue making the stories we love to tell.

What was Rising Angels: Reborn?

If you'd like to see the prequel and get a good feel for some of the potential development, please download Rising Angels: Reborn! It's absolutely free!

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What will the gameplay be like?

One of the biggest complaints we heard about after the release of the original game was that people wanted more impact upon the story. In a visual novel, this is an understandable request and one that we want to take to heart. From stage one of initial development, we wanted to better harness the strength of visual novels and increase the interactivity. To do that, we have broken the game into two distinct types of sections, story sections and investigations sections.

In story sections, it will play out like a traditional visual novel. While a lot less interactive than the investigative sections, there will still be choices in the story sections. These choices will more likely be about Natalie’s relationships with the crew and their day-to-day lives during the investigation. These choices will have an indirect impact upon the story, however. Your relationships with the crew can turn friends into enemies or make the insidious threats less likely to sabotage your endeavors. When you are a government special investigator, the right person can make or break your quest.

In investigation mode, you get a lot more hands-on into the mysteries surrounding the crystals and the players seeking them. Investigation mode will allow you to interact with your surroundings, finding clues and unearthing new evidence that may lift the shroud around the events that are transpiring. With these clues, you will be able to gain light from those around you or push the right piece of evidence to force those who would work for evil back into the shadows. However, tipping your hand at the wrong point or pressing your allies too hard could easily undo everything you seek to accomplish. A good investigator will have to know when to let the little fish get away to snag the big one. Blindly shoving your evidence under the noses of everyone and hoping they react isn't going to keep Natalie's goals secret for long.

Example of an accusation scene
Example of an accusation scene

Could we see some examples of the upcoming art so far?

Most certainly!

Sol, loyal friend of Natalie (sprite lineart)
Sol, loyal friend of Natalie (sprite lineart)
Faye, our old protagonist and ally to Natalie (sprite lineart)
Faye, our old protagonist and ally to Natalie (sprite lineart)
Alexi, an imperial agent sent to stop Natalie (finished sprite)
Alexi, an imperial agent sent to stop Natalie (finished sprite)
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Rewards!

The part that everyone here is interested in! While I won't bore everyone by restating everything mentioned on the side, I will explain a few of the more unique items

  • Kickstarter bonus story: Donating to IDHAS in our greatest time of need... I can't stress it enough how grateful I am to every donator. To that end, I will be adding a special short kinetic novel following the tail (love that pun) of Faye Moonfallow as she tries to meet back up with Natalie and goes on a wild adventure through space.
  • Expanded Codex: I've been writing in this universe for about 14 years. There is a lot of lore that, while interesting, is only slightly related to the story at hand. This codex will be a compilation of notes and adventures for those of you who want to see more of this long and epic journey.
  • Short stories: To help get into the heads of my characters, I often write short stories involving their past. For the first time, you will get the chance to read some of these back stories and alternate universe tales!
  • Dakimakura: What anime project would be complete without a body pillow? While the Natalie one is still in development, I can share one-side of the Faye dakimakura! The other side isn't so... family friendly for this family friendly kickstarter, so you will have to check it out on Tonee89's page!

Where is the money going?

Provided below is a helpful pie chart of where roughly where the money is going. Several areas are not on there as IDHAS Studios drained our coffers to pay for these areas ahead of time. 

Estimated distribution of funds
Estimated distribution of funds

Who is IDHAS Studios?

IDHAS Studios is a visual novel studio ran by Anthony Lindsey, aka Komi Tsuku. We have been developing visual novels since 2006 and have been involved in numerous titles, including Pyrite Heart and The Halberd and The Tiger.

For our Rising Angels: Fates team, we consist of...

Writer/coder: Komi

BG art: Kaireen

CG art: Nuge/Jason

Sprite art: Mmidori31

GUI: Sundownkid

Video Editing: Chandra "Sakura" Hughes

Thanks!
Thanks!

Risks and challenges

Our biggest issue is the one that faces all developers, time management. It is very, very easy for time to slip away as development ticks on, resulting in missed deadlines. While we can't give a 100% guarantee, we have taken several steps to mitigate any possible delays. Having developed and been a part of a dozen visual novel projects, I have a very accurate sense of how long each individual step of the process takes. With that experience, I have worked out a timeline to ensure that not only will the project be completed on-time, but perhaps even a little bit sooner. Using that breadth of knowledge, I can also react faster to the inevitable issues that haunt all game development steps and make sure that nothing disrupts our progress.

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