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EoraBy Eora
First created
EoraBy Eora
First created
SEK 16,099
pledged of SEK 230,000pledged of SEK 230,000 goal
98
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, May 30 2018 2:51 PM UTC +00:00

About

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Not sure about the story? We really recommend checking out the demo! It introduces the main characters a short while before the events of the main game.

"Sugar & Massacre - Intro" Features:    

  •  ~6k words 
  • 20+ CGs 
  • Queer women that vary in shapes, sizes and personalities
  • Scenes that won't be in the final game! 
  • Profanity. Perhaps a tad too much of it.

The demo for Sugar & Massacre is a collection of short stories that take place before the events of the game. They vary in length because some had more of a story to tell than others before all was said and done in the final game.
Warning - the demo has some blood and half-nude art.

Demo CG previews
Demo CG previews

 Known issues with the demo:  

  • Sometimes music doesn’t play. It’s something we have yet to figure out why it happens. Temporary fix is to close and re-open the program, so do this if it happens!  
  • Some non native English speaking phrasing that may read a bit funny.  
  • In some rare cases, saving from the in-browser version of the game may not work. We'd recommend downloading the offline version to avoid this.

There are plans to fix and improve the demo as a whole once the Kickstarter is over, so look forward to the super sexy edition in a while! (The issues mentioned above will NOT be present in the final product.) 

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Main Cast

...And a whole bunch of other colorful characters! (Seriously there are so many more to show but we'll save those for LATER)
...And a whole bunch of other colorful characters! (Seriously there are so many more to show but we'll save those for LATER)

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Full game will feature:  

  • ~10 fully animated 2D cutscenes  
  • 11 endings, two for each girl and 3 secret endings  
  • Over 130 CGs  
  •  A huge soundtrack  
  •  Plenty of big secrets!  

Sugar & Massacre is intended to be a very visual experience - something that dares to go beyond what you'd expect from a regular yuri dating sim or many other similar forms of media.  

There are four main paths in Sugar & Massacre, one for each main girl. They will all focus on each character's individual story, ranging from comfy romance to darkened depths the setting tries to hide. We can't reveal any details about this without spoiling a HUGE chunk of the final game, but please read about content warnings in the FAQ.

Preview of the dynamic CG shots
Preview of the dynamic CG shots
Concept art of the UI in S&M
Concept art of the UI in S&M

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And not only that, but the project will feature voice acting! (Animated cutscenes only) BELOW IS THE MAIN CAST!

Anairis Q is our main character Olivia!

Elsie Lovelock is Ella,

Rosalind Sanders is Sabrina,

Lady Red a.k.a Boss Bitch is Deedee,

and Katie Otten is Godis!

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!!Animation preview coming soon!!

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240000 SEK - Partial voice-acting! 

A small dream of mine would be to have more voice acting in the game. With this strech goal reached, all the main characters will be partially voiced, and a lot of side characters as well!

250000 SEK - More animation! 

If this goal is reached, we’d be able to implement not only good quality 2D animation in the game - Eora could make even more and better work. More of this, more of the world and more joy for the eyes!  

280000 SEK - Full-time work on project - a.k.a it will be released sooner! 

We want to make sure this game comes out within the span of no more than 2 years, but if we get more funds - Everyone involved gets better paid, and thus can spend more time on this and finish it much sooner!

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Music

VoidedSpace is blessing us with her fantastic work for Sugar & Massacre. Here are some of the tracks from the demo along with the main themes of the girls!

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The Team (with comments from Eora)

Eora - "Writer, artist, animator and overall creator of S&M. A bit of a loser but the passion I've had for art and animation since I was an 11 year old girl still fuels me to make things of my own. Only thing now is to share. I also hate talking about myself and hope that my work will speak for itself to the players!" 

VoidedSpace
- "Composer for the delicious soundtrack of S&M. Endlessly talented and a truly professional music artist. She just couldn't get enough of my precious girls so she had to join, and I feel blessed she’s passionate over S&M as I am (the game, not the… kink)."

Adam "Ultra_HR"
- "This guy here knows his English better than I do, so I decided to make him the lead editor. I mean, he’s a Brit, of course he knows better than me. So I forced him on board to keep check on my English!”

Naomi
- "The programmer - knows her stuff miles better than I do. She's got a good chunk of experience and knowledge in programming, and I'm glad she'll help make Sugar & Massacre the best experience possible!"

Raidis
- "UI designer and graphic artist who has put up with me the longest out of anyone online. He and I have worked together before, but this time I am in charge of the writing, and he is the personal maid/moral support if I feel stuck. Also helps manage PR and community things!"

Meagan Trott
- "Have you seen her art? She draws some dang good owls. She'll be our main BG artist for this project, so expect some very good looking environments!"
Budget breakdown
Budget breakdown

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That IS a good question. Heck, why make this project at all?

The initial investment in this project makes the chances of it being completed in a timely manner so much more realistic and a sure thing. We want to pay everyone involved for the hard work they have and will put into this project, especially in times like now when many creative types aren’t being treated to proper wages in the world. People need to be able to pay their rents and get food to survive - and there will be a lot of time to spend from all the people involved in this.

Now, the reason to make this project at all?
Eora really wanted to make something that broke from the norm. She's heavily bored of most of the yuri visual novels that are available, and desperately wanted to contribute with something that is much more broad reaching and not so cookie cutter. Something that is more than just a cast of cute anime girls in a high-school setting, where their sexualities and identities aren't tied to some trope or the cause of the main drama. A safe space where people simply are the way they are - in a world that's stuffed with mysteries to unfold.  

Something sexy, exciting and intriguing for the queer women or anyone that feels the same as she does about this. Even if they don't, reaching out with this project to people who would like to see something a bit different is important to her.

Risks and challenges

Making a visual novel isn't easy.

Roadblocks can unexpectedly appear and hinder a development. I’ve pulled together people I trust can help me make Sugar & Massacre the best it can be, but even with these people to help I have always been prepared to do most work on my own.

This being my first project I'm pursuing like this, I knew I had to keep it smaller than my other ideas. The project itself came from my desire to start on something small in scale, but that would be packed with enough that I find interesting for people to finally see what I am able to create.
To keep costs low, I am taking on a lot of the work required myself, instead of relying on others. As well as art and animation, I’m also responsible for writing the story.

I've seen so many projects here either fail because they asked for an insanely low amount of funds for too much work, or those who had immense success despite it. I can live with cutting budget of my own work if I have to, but I REFUSE to underpay those working with me.
What I am asking for here will allow me to work on the game part-time. I’m unemployed and I don’t have the option to work on this full-time, as much as I'd like to, unless the project REALLY blows up here.

Sugar & Massacre was born out of my passion for storytelling and art. It's a passion project, and it's one I genuinely want to share to the world. If the project gets funded, knowing this has that amount of support is enough for me to push even harder and strive for the best I can make.

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    Pledge SEK 25 or more About US$ 3

    Tuoksu

    Thank you for the support, you will be able to view any and all project updates! Once the Kickstarter is over, I will send anyone who backed a bundle of Sugar & Massacre art.

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    Esileikki

    The game itself! Includes the pre-game art bundle.

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    Aikaisin

    Early birds! This is the choice for you. Grab this before it's gone and get the game and an artbook PDF!

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    Taiteilija

    In this little bundle of joy, you get the game, early art bundle and a PDF copy of the artbook! The book would go over the full process of the creation of S&M, including story details, animation progress and concept art, plus some bonuses!

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    Nuotit

    Backers of this tier will receive an extended digital soundtrack featuring unused themes, composer commentary, and instrumental covers of various themes!* Also includes the game and the artbook PDF.

    *Note, the regular soundtrack for Sugar & Massacre will be available once the game has been released. This tier is for an extended, Kickstarter exclusive digital OST that won't be released anywhere else!

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    Kiitollinen

    Same as the previous reward, but comes with 5 Kickstarter Exclusive posters and a hand drawn personal signed sketch!

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    Viettely

    This rewards includes something I am very excited to make - an artbook that will be stuffed with exclusive, EXTRA saucy artwork... S&M X.
    This book would come packaged along with a box of goodies I would make, taking inspiration from each of the main girl in the form of scented candles, perfumes (oil based) and other special hand crafted goods. The box will include some extra posters I won't sell anywhere! (If you pick this, let me know of any allergies you may have)

    Includes:
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    • Sugar & Massacre - Download
    • S&M X
    • Hand-crafted goods by Eora
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    • Hand-drawn sketch
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    Soita Mua

    This is the biggest grab you can get to back this project. Not only will you get all previous rewards (Including a copy of "S&M X" AND an EXTRA exclusive poster but NOT the Viettely box or the 5 posters), but you will be added as a secondary supportive character to one of the main stories!
    There's a limited number to the set characters slots available. They're grouped into different routes, there will be more information from me about this for you who choose this so get in touch if you choose this!

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    • Cameo in the game
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Funding period

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