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Join Luka Sanguis, a college student unwittingly married to a Goddess as he uncovers the mysteries of the world around him.
Join Luka Sanguis, a college student unwittingly married to a Goddess as he uncovers the mysteries of the world around him.
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Rainbow Dreams - An SOL/action Visual Novel

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The universe of Gaea is in a state of perpetual peace as time flows by without any intervening cause, until the world's creator and goddess, Myra Orbis, decides to vacate her position in Elysium to enter the human world.

It is modern day in our world, in a time not too distant from ours. Luka Sanguis, a traumatized, anti-social college student has his life turned upside down when a mysterious girl with glistening white hair appears in his room, claiming to be his wife.

Between hunting Daemons by night and dealing with the struggles of personal life by day, Luka must now deal with another trouble - tangling with God herself.

Genres: Action, Slice of Life, Comedy, Emotional, Psychological.
Length: 5-7 Hours
Digital Release for Kickstarter: Steam(May 2019) 

Features

  • Crisp, High Quality Anime Art
  • Unique, 3D Camera 
  • 5+ hours worth of story
  • Beautiful VFX
  • Dynamic Animations
  • Meaningful Choices
  • Interesting characters and a deep world, hidden with secrets
  • Ambient OST

A PV of the 3D camera's parallax effect
A PV of the 3D camera's parallax effect

This campaign is being run by Epic Works and our publisher, Top Hat Studios, in order to raise funds for both extra content and additional improvements for Rainbow Dreams. As a proverbial 'chunnige', Rainbow Dreams requires a lot more assets and polish than most other games in the visual novel genre. To achieve the level of polish we have in mind, we've decided to reach out to the community to raise funds for such a purpose in exchange for valuable rewards!

The project was slated for release in Q1, but has been pushed to Q2 to accommodate both the campaign as well as the various new content and improvements that would be added as a result of it. The game does contain mature content, however this will not be included in the base steam version - we are looking into distributing this as a DLC patch, but cannot confirm this yet due to Steam's high variability when it comes to approving content for visual novels. Our publisher, Top Hat Studios as well as other publishers, have had issues with Steam over this, so we're playing it safe here. People who pledge can receive both a DRM-Free, uncensored copy as well as a Steam key.

Rainbow Dreams features roughly 5-8 hours of play arising from a word count of more than 70-80K+ words, 20+ CGs, and 12 music tracks. The visual novel is mostly kinetic; however, there are a number of different choices which lead to different outcomes. Based on our past ventures with Episicava Vol. 1 and AA, we've learned a lot about how to structure our stories, especially choices, and we've done our best to improve upon these things in this project. As part of this, we've also decided to focus the storytelling around a single romantic interest for a deeper narrative experience.


Our campaign also supports add-ons! Make a custom pledge (or add additional funds) to receive an add-on. Surveys will go out post-campaign in order for you to allocate where you would like additional funds to go toward. Please add ($5) shipping if you're in the US, or ($8) shipping if you're outside the US.

Project Progression

Team

Kotario (me) - Lead dev and main writer

Crysetbase - BGM composer. 

Leo Flores - Concept and character designs.

Eccopink - Original concept artist and original character design

Mzrz - Character/Sprite/CG Art

Anirhapsodist - Main Backgrounds Artist 

FalyneVager - Supporting Backgrounds Artist

VeliquenT - Supporting Backgrounds Artist

Joe "Bonesy" - Programmer/Marketer/PR/Publishing/Editing

Wintermochie - Graphic Designer/Interface artist

Rito/Prico - Video editing


Questions

Q: Why the Campaign?
A: We've launched on Kickstarter to fund the extra content and art polish for Rainbow Dreams.  In addition, variability with Steam's approval process has forced us to re-evaluate our approach to distribution, and we want to guarantee fans will be able to receive the game, as well as associated goodies, independent of success on these distribution platforms.

Q: How will I receive the game?
A: The game is available through DRM-Free distribution and/or a steam key. You can also receive the game through Top Hat's upcoming storefront, Hat Rack.

Q: For a project this ambitious, why is the goal so low?
A: The goal here is only part of our total budget, and will be used for reinvesting into the game to provide the best quality possible. Most of our total budget has already been accounted for through investments by Top Hat Studios, as well as our many Patrons and Fans alike.


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

Sponsored & Published by Top Hat Studios, Inc., a US based publisher.

Risks and challenges

We are very close to seeing release on Steam as well as Top Hat Studio's upcoming storefront, Hat Rack, and have launched this kickstarter to fund some extra content we added to cover for special content, or for additional expenses in the worst case scenario of it being rejected from Steam. The game will see release in it's proper form by the planned release date.

We have experience with fulfillment of rewards and goals in a timely manner, not to mention our publisher studio. We have multiple fulfilled rewards in the past, such as our prior campaign, Episicava. Naturally, such events like delays may occur, but never to the point of frustration on the side of backers.

One issue that may arise, however, is the game being delayed or barred from Steam's release thanks to their new policy, which has seen a high variability in the approval process for Visual Novels. However, we're doing our best in order to maximize the chances of the game being approved, and as of now, do not foresee any issues.

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

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    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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    An 11" by 17" full-color poster with a design featuring the main cast.

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    6" acrylic chibi stand set in addition to all prior rewards.

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    Physical edition of the game! This is the full game packaged in a fancy casing. Perfect for collectors and casual players alike!

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    • Rainbow Dreams Digital Artbook
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    Sylph

    Physical edition of the game and OST! This is a multi-disc edition that will feature the soundtrack and the game packaged in a fancy casing. Great for collectors and casual players as well as those who want those HQ soundbites.

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    Gaia

    A physical hardcover version of our digital edition artbook.

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    • Rainbow Dreams Digital OST
    • Rainbow Dreams Digital Artbook
    • Rainbow Dreams 11x17 Poster
    • 6" Acrylic stand set
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    Deity

    In addition to all previous rewards, you can design a side character whose design will be featured as one of the dark Deamonkin!

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    • Rainbow Dreams Digital OST
    • Rainbow Dreams Digital Artbook
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    • 6" Acrylic stand set
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    Nosy President

    Design the incumbent class president of Luka's university!

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    • Rainbow Dreams Digital OST
    • Rainbow Dreams Digital Artbook
    • Rainbow Dreams 11x17 Poster
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    Abstract MILF

    Design the mysterious woman from the agency!

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    • Rainbow Dreams Digital Artbook
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