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In this visual novel filled with beautiful maids, you must tempt fate with your decisions as the lord of your new estate, Maid Mansion!
In this visual novel filled with beautiful maids, you must tempt fate with your decisions as the lord of your new estate, Maid Mansion!
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UPDATE (12/15): Unlocked the SIXTH Stretch Goal -- Super Secret Romance Route (w/ Miyuki) for Maid Mansion!!

 

Maid Mansion is an eroge-thriller visual novel set shortly after the Great War, developed by Crazy Cactus Entertainment. A young man inherits his relative's mansion after their untimely death. Now he is the lord of the manor, with only one restriction left upon his grandfather's passing - he may never fire the head maid, Takako.

 

 Features

  • Play an eroge with a focus on well developed, intricate, and fleshed out characters, including "romantic pursuits" (oppai).
  • Multiple romanceable characters (Takako, Narumi, Umeko), plus several additional maids in our stretch goals!
  • Story has a focus on light and dark elements, with LOTS of drama!  
  • Every decision has consequences; will you be kind and caring, heavy-handed and cruel, or simply take advantage of your maids?
  • Multiple endings (10 currently scripted) for the main game!   Win your harem or maybe even die! (Hey, nobody said being a lord was easy...)
  • Some story elements are both funny and, more often than not, very risque. [18+]

Maid Mansion is being made in partnership with DEVGRU-P, the team behind Panzermadels: Tank Dating Simulator, Stay! Stay! Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and Bunka no Kenkyu.  They have a lot of experience helping developers create visual novels to their upmost potential, and we at Crazy Cactus Entertainment are happy to have them alongside us.

 

 

When the Great War ended seventeen years ago, things were looking grim for the formerly proud nation of Zipang.  Defeated by the forces of the Western Coalition, they fell into a state of constant civil unrest and uprisings against the foreign forces.  Eventually, a new nationalist movement claiming to restore the old order managed to establish itself and forced the Coalition troops off the mainland within a decade after the end of the war, with only the westernmost island of Honto remaining firmly under control of the foreigners.  In the rest of the country, the established democratic structures were abolished and replaced by a pseudo-democratic feudal system in which everybody still has the right to vote but the vote of someone born into a low class is only worth one tenth of that of higher blood.

Of course, with large parts of the Western world against them, the government of Zipang (calling itself the Gohzoku) has more than enough problems running the country, especially economically.  Many people live in poverty, and the Gohzoku blames that on the influence of saboteurs, spies and traitors working for the foreign devils.  Each week, people suspected of collaboration are arrested and disappear. Every week, someone found guilty is publicly executed.

In this bleak world, Yuu has lived a relatively sheltered life.  His father died during the war, and his mother took him with her to her parents' house in the countryside until she disappeared in the years of civil unrest in Zipang.  Yuu's grandparents on his mother's side raised him, but neither of them could replace his real parents, and he grew up a self-absorbed and egotistical young man.  

Now his life has suddenly taken a turn for the better.  His grandfather on his father's side – a former navy admiral who managed to keep both his fame and wealth during the years of turmoil – recently died and left Yuu his mansion and his wealth under the condition that he never fires the head maid, Takako.  This seems quite strange since Takako is still a young woman – could she have meant something more than just a maid to the old man?  

As Yuu moves in and finds himself in the position as the household's master, he slowly learns that the mansion is more than he thought: Some of the maids act strangely, and a government inspector of the Gohzoku is keeping a close eye on the place, determined to uncover its secrets.  Rumors say that Yuu's grandfather was a dissident to the government, and that he actively used his mansion as a grounds to hide his co-conspirators.  However, with Yuu taking over the household, many in the government and local townsfolk question whether or not there was any validity to such tales to begin with.  Having said that, the fact that Takako was specifically mentioned in his grandfather's will is troublesome for Yuu, and makes him especially curious about why she's so important.  Can she be trusted?  Yuu wasn't very close with his grandfather to begin with, and their relationship was definitely troubled and strained.  How can he trust anyone at this newly-inherited mansion?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music will be done by MellowNightz and other contributors.

Here are some samples of their work that will be used in the game. 

 These songs are just some short samples, the final soundtrack for the game will be seven or more tracks long!

 

 

(750 backers unlocked... instead of 500 backers...)
(750 backers unlocked... instead of 500 backers...)

 

 

 

 

Because of our agreement with DEVGRU-P, we have been able to lower the initial funding goal down to $7,000, instead of the original $8,500 you see listed above.  This has allowed us to keep our budget low and lean, while moving some stretch goals up.  Now, with your help, we can unlock the Umeko full romance route sooner at $8,500 (our original funding goal), which will immediately boost our game from a projected 45k words to almost 55k!

Project Lead: M-G @ Crazy Cactus Entertainment LLC  

Character Concepts: Hakei  

Character Sprites (clean-up): Bonkiru  

CG Artwork: Shunkaku  

Backgrounds: Ruderoo  

Lead Writer: B E A N  

Graphics and GUI: Atomic Invasion  

Programmer: Bonesy  

Music: MellowNightz and (other)

Theme Song: 坂上宗一(Tandess)

Producer: DEVGRU-P Corporation

Risks and challenges

Creating a video game always comes with a set of challenges. We at Crazy Cactus Entertainment believe in keeping our followers updated as best we can on all progress, and insuring that we deliver a final product that will deliver on the promise of quality. If there are any delays during production (story-writer needs time, art needs more polishing, etc), we will let you know immediately.

Communication is key. In addition, we have learned so much from pledging to other campaigns (over 50+ visual novels), following them, and keeping track of their progress and how they handle problems as a way to prepare ourselves for whatever hurdles may come.

And finally, while we fully understand that no project is without risk, we have the backing of another experienced visual novel studio, DEVGRU-P, working alongside us, and their track record for success and help will be invaluable to us. I am proud of this team for Maid Mansion, and we will do our best to deliver a fantastic visual novel!

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