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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 6 2017
$3,246
pledged of $5,500pledged of $5,500 goal
106
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 6 2017

About

 

 


 

Story

Fifty years ago, the face of the Earth was permanently changed when it came into contact with a mysterious force known as the “Alpha Nebula.” As a result, humans developed various supernatural abilities and divided themselves based on those traits.

The main factions include: The Tonitrui, the Excedente, the Praecantator, the Permuto, and the Northmanni. Each has their own unique set of abilities that came with the collision – with the exception of the Northmanni, who remain largely unchanged.

Among these races, however, existed a special group of people who managed to retain all the other races’ abilities. They were a very powerful - but small and isolated group - known as “Emulators.”

Arin Arlento was one of these people, living in a remote village with his grandfather and other members of their race; everything was peaceful until the Northmanni Empire massacred the Emulators and kidnapped his childhood friend, Aria.

The only other survivor, Arin escaped into the Northmanni’s home continent of Rakos, hiding and plotting his revenge – that is, until he found out that Aria was still alive and was being experimented on.

Loathing the world that took everything away from him, Arin begins his quest to retrieve his friend and exact retribution on those who destroyed all that he held dear.

It’s one misguided man against the world…

The Game Features:

Genres: Action, Adventure, War, Psychological, Tragedy and Battle of Wits.
Length: 30+ hours of game-play
Digital Release for Kickstarter: Steam (Sep 1st) 
Physical Release: DRM-Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 and many, many more!

Here's what to expect from our wonderful art team:

CGS

Some darker, more serious scenes...

 

 And for some of the more light-hearted, humorous moments:

 

 

Some character building CGs; 

 

 

Concept Art 

 
Aria's concept art
Aria's concept art

 

Concept art of our second Boxart image
Concept art of our second Boxart image

 

Concept Art of the Cougar
Concept Art of the Cougar

 

Concept Art of Salia
Concept Art of Salia

 

Kairi concept art (still in re-design phase)
Kairi concept art (still in re-design phase)

Reward previews

Boxart for the Physical game
Boxart for the Physical game

 

Aniam's Daki final
Aniam's Daki final

Backgrounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 and screenshots from our demo...

 

 

 

We've picked a selection of tracks from our awesome OST to show you.

For our dangerous scenarios:

  For our battle scenarios;

 For our heroic scenarios:
 

And For our...steamy scenarios:


 

Inspired by some of our favourite visual novels like Fate/Stay Night, Episicava is an action/adventure epic following Arin Arlento and his female companions as they navigate their world’s treacherous dangers and wonderful sights.

Betrayed, defeated, and left alone in the cruel wilderness, the story follows Arin’s quest for retribution; one that questions friendship, revenge, and human nature itself. Surrounded by a cast of quirky heroines, the story features a selection of scenes which range from slice of life to heart-breaking sadness to nail-biting action - and of course, a few romance driven H-scenes to get to know your female companions a bit more... personally.

Episicava is the result of innumerable hours of dedication by the Epic Works team - from writing to art to music, we’ve all played a part in crafting the absolute best experience we can, and we want to share it with you, the fans, in the best possible way.

The story in its entirety features over 500k words in around 35 hours of gameplay. It features numerous branching routes to help give readers insight into different perspectives - not just of the world itself, but those of the heroines and side characters too!

Here's a list of our great team members and what they are doing:

Kotario (me) - Lead dev and main writer

Snailmusk - Assistant dev and secondary writer

Tristan Hallihan (Cipher) - Secondary writer

Rudy Katten - Secondary writer

Tracy Bullet - Secondary writer

Time-patches - Editor

Tim Reichert - Composer

His website and twitter are here.

Nathan Cleary - Composer/Sound designer

Leo Flores - Concept artist and character design

Zhao - Main Character Artist

Hanh Chu - Secondary Character Artist

Kertasu - Secondary Character artist

Alais Legrand - Backgrounds Artist

Joe "Bonesy" - Programmer/Marketer/PR

Valhalla - Graphic Designer

Check out the various stretch goals and rewards explained below, as well as our budget!

We've also partnered with Top Hat Studios, Inc. for additional support, and with Nutaku for releasing an uncensored, uncut version of the game to our fans.


Questions

Q: Why was there a change in art?
A: We decided to take our art-style in a different, more mature direction. The current samples posted  reflect the final product, although none of the core artistic content has changed.

Q: Is this the same project I saw on Kimochi?
A: Yes, we've deducted the amount earned through Kimochi from our total goal, and then added any fees on top of it.

Q: How will I receive the game?
A: You can receive either a DRM-free copy and/or a copy of the game on Steam, through a Steam key.

Q: For a project this ambitious, why is the goal so low? 
A:
The goal here is only part of our total budget. Most of our budget has already been accounted for through investments, and Kimochi has helped ease financial worries. This campaign is here to round-out the rest of our budget, using the money we didn’t earn on Kimochi as a base-line.


 Budget

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 We wanted to provide our backers with the best and most satisfactory rewards for helping us create this epic tale! Here's a bit more of an in depth look and explanation for each tier's rewards!

We'll try to get previews of some more of our rewards out as soon as we can!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episicava is a game by Epic Works, a studio based out of Ghana.

Help has been provided by Top Hat Studios, Inc. and Nutaku.

 

Risks and challenges

This is our studio's first project, and given the requirements for such a long novel, its development has been rather tumultuous. We assure our backers that we will deliver on all of our promises on time.

"But what if the Kickstarter fails?" Well, we have a planned fail-safe to gather the rest of our funds; unfortunately, this will hurt the studio's financials for a time - but regardless as to the situation, the game will released on June 1st (Nutaku) and September 1st (Steam).

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    You'll receive a hand-selected set of HD wallpapers from our amazing art team along with exclusive backer-only updates.

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    Excendente

    Early bird package! You can get the full game for a bit cheaper as a special thank you for your early support.

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    Praecantator

    You'll receive the full game as a digital download, as well as a Steam Key upon future Steam release.

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    Permuto

    You'll receive a digital copy of our OST in addition to our prior rewards.

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    Emulator

    You'll receive a digital, HD version of our art book, which highlights the art team's majestic works and the evolution of our art-style, in addition to our prior rewards.

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    Alacria

    You'll receive an 11x17 poster in addition to our prior rewards.

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    Aniam

    In addition to our previous rewards, you'll receive a physical copy of the game!

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    Luxia

    In addition to our previous rewards, you'll receive a physical copy of the game's OST.

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    Salia

    In addition to our previous rewards, You'll receive a physical copy of our artbook.

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    • Episicava OST Digital Download
    • Episicava Digital Artbook
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    • Episicava - Physical Edition
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    Kato

    In addition to our previous rewards, You'll receive a t-shirt with a unique design supporting the game.

    Includes:
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    • Episicava - Digital Download
    • Episicava OST Digital Download
    • Episicava Digital Artbook
    • 11x17 Poster
    • Episicava - Physical Edition
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    Phoenix

    This is a special Collector's Edition tier, and is not included in higher ones. This features a special double-disc boxed edition of the game, which contains the OST & Game Disc in a collectible box, along with a limited edition hardcover artbook. Please note this doesn't include the Salia figurine or Kato-tier T-Shirt.

    Includes:
    • HD Wallpaper Pack & Backer Updates
    • Episicava - Digital Download
    • Episicava OST Digital Download
    • Episicava Digital Artbook
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    Fulmine

    In addition to our previous rewards, you'll receive a body pillow featuring the heroine of your choice!

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    • Episicava OST Digital Download
    • Episicava Digital Artbook
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    • Episicava OST - Physical Edition
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    Heracles

    In addition to our previous rewards, you'll receive an awesome 150mm figurine of Salia the Catgirl.

    Includes:
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    • Episicava OST Digital Download
    • Episicava Digital Artbook
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    • Episicava - Physical Edition
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    • Episicava OST - Physical Edition
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    Leviathan

    This is a continuation of the Phoenix tier, which also includes previous rewards such as the figure, T-Shirt, and physical body pillow. Please note that this tier is not included in higher tiers

    Includes:
    • HD Wallpaper Pack & Backer Updates
    • Episicava - Digital Download
    • Episicava OST Digital Download
    • Episicava Digital Artbook
    • Episicava Collector's Edition & Hardcover Artbook
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    Gaea

    In addition to previous rewards, you can design an in-game cameo character! (Please note this is not included in the next tier)

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    • HD Wallpaper Pack & Backer Updates
    • Episicava - Digital Download
    • Episicava OST Digital Download
    • Episicava Digital Artbook
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    • Episicava - Physical Edition
    • Episicava OST - Physical Edition
    • Episicava Artbook - Physical Edition (Softcover)
    • Episicava T-Shirt
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    • Salia Figurine
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    Caelo

    In addition to all previous rewards (except 'Gaea'), you can design a side character who's design will be featured as one of Kato’s fearsome four horsemen!

    Includes:
    • HD Wallpaper Pack & Backer Updates
    • Episicava - Digital Download
    • Episicava OST Digital Download
    • Episicava Digital Artbook
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    • Episicava OST - Physical Edition
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Funding period

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