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A BL/Yaoi Visual Novel following the adventures of Raen as he's cast out from his home and seeks redemption. Just what is fate, anyway?
A BL/Yaoi Visual Novel following the adventures of Raen as he's cast out from his home and seeks redemption. Just what is fate, anyway?
476 backers pledged AU$ 29,499 to help bring this project to life.

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The Divine Speaker - A Fantasy BL/Yaoi/Gay Visual Novel

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We've hit full voice acting! Let's push towards more animation as much as possible! 


You can read more about these stretch goals further down the page! 

Thank you all so much! We've now unlocked add-ons - rewards you can up your pledge for without pledging for a higher tier!


To do this:

  • Click "Manage Your Pledge"
  • Increase your pledge by the cost of the item you want! (these prices include postage)
  • When the KS ends, fill in a survey to tell us which items you want!

Here's the items and prices:

  • Double sided Dakimakura (your choice of characters!) - $195aud 
  • Wallscroll (your choices of daki design/sprite OR future design with all characters) - $40aud
  • Single Keychains - $15aud each 
  • Full Keychain set of five - $60aud
  • Beta testing - $30aud 

The Keychains are a new reward, and you can find the designs below:




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 So, what really is "The Divine Speaker"? It's an 18+, fully uncensored Japanese style visual novel, with a heavy focus on character and story.

 While there is a multitude of NSFW scenes, we really wanted to show interesting, compelling characters and a rich, story driven world as well!

We are aiming for a Q4 2020 - Q1 2021 release date! We want plenty of time to create a game we can be proud to show you. If it's ready before then, that'll be a bonus! Beta testers will also be able to play builds as we complete them.

The finished game will be 150,000+ words, with three full routes and many endings.


 You'll follow Raen's adventures as he's thrown out in to a world he's never known before. 

You'll meet a host of interesting characters, including three romanceable guys who will join Raen along the way.


  •  Thank You Tier! - This is if you'd like to support us, but don't want to pledge for the game. Thank you so much!  
  • Early Bird Tier! - You'll receive a full, digital copy of the game when it's complete.
  • Copy of the Game Tier! - You'll receive a full, digital copy of the game when it's complete.
  • The Artist Tier! - You'll get a digital copy of our world guide/art book with behind the scenes info, sketches and more, plus a full, digital copy of the game when it's complete.
  • The Musician Tier! - You'll get our full, original sound track, our art book, plus a digital copy of the game when it's complete.
  • The Beta Tester Tier! - This includes the game, OST and the artbook plus you'll get to play the beta builds of the game! 
  • Wallscroll Tier! - This is our first physical tier. You'll receive digital copies of the game, OST and artbook, plus a physical wallscroll featuring a sprite of your choice! 
  • The Divine Who? Tier! - One only! You'll get to work with the Divine Speakers Voice Actor, Azria, to name the one and only Divine Speaker himself! What do you think would be a fitting name? George? (Please not George....). You'll also get a physical wallscroll of your choice, and digital copies of the game, OST and artbook.
  • Cuddly Boys Tier! - You'll get a double sided dakimakura with two characters of your choice! Which sexy boy would you like on your bed? Please note, this is the pillow case only, no insert. You'll also get  the game, OST and artbook.
  • The Bulk Buyer Tier! - For those that want to do a give away, or have a lot of friends, or simply want to support us! You'll get 10 copies of the game, OST and artbook! 
  • Getting Hot in Here Tier! - Only a limited number of slots available! You'll get to help design a NSFW scene featuring Raen and a character of your choice that will feature in the full game. You'll also get a dakimakura of your choice, plus the game, OST and artbook.
  • Make Your Own Character Tier! - You'll get to design an NPC that will be in the game! This includes designing the character sprites and naming them. You'll also get a dakimakura of your choice, plus the game, OST and artbook.
  • The Divine Speaker Tier! - Wow! You'll get to design an original couple that will feature in the game. This includes designing their looks, naming + they'll have voice actors! You'll also be named "Lead Director" in the credits, get a dakimakura of your choice, plus the game, OST and artbook.


If you choose any tier that includes a dakimakura, you'll be able to pick any two characters! Do you fancy Raen x Fawn? Cyne x Leos? Anything your heart desires! 

 If dakimakura's aren't your thing, we're also doing physical wallscrolls! Pick a character + sprite of your choice and display your favorite boy on your walls, instead! 



Here's a closer look at our Stretch Goals! 


10 Additional CGS:   (~$12 460 USD) - COMPLETE 

First of all, we have an additional 10 CGs for the finished game! This will take us up to 70 in total, with two variations to each, leaving us at a total of 70 CGS, 140 with variations!


Prequel Game:   (~$13179 USD)   - COMPLETE  

Next is something we're really excited to do. We'll release a standalone, completely free game with the Divine Speaker as the protagonist! This will follow the journey he went through at Raen's age, and include 18+ content. All for free, and completely canon. Help us tell his chapter of the story!


Full English Voice Acting:   (~$20303  USD) 

Our next stretch goal is FULL English voice acting! You'll hear our amazing cast of voice actors in the demo - but do you want to hear it fully voiced, in every scene, for the full game? We do! 


Animated Endings:   (~$27427 USD) 

Next, if you've seen our opening video, then you know it was fully animated! The fantastic Stefani Kuon wants to animate special, secret endings to each route, and with your help we can do it. Animating takes a lot of time, so we'd love to get it started now.


Fourth Route:   (~$34551 USD)  

Lastly, something that might excite everyone a lot - a fourth, secret route! This will be the same length as all the other routes, and feature a character that otherwise may have had a (very) bad ending.This includes the price for his animation, CGs, and more!


Next, social media goals! Here's the way you can earn points through the campaign:


And here's the rewards!


We'll be running the social media campaign for the duration of the kickstarter. There's loads of ways to earn points, and you'll be rewarded for doing so! 


TWITTER POST HERE

FACEBOOK POST HERE

TUMBLR POST HERE


Play the demo on twitch, draw some fan art, or reblog/retweet away to unlock bonus CGs, art and scenes!



Here you can see what the money is going towards. Programming and writing are being done in house, but the majority of the rest of the game is from external artists and musicians.

The majority of our funding will go towards character art and backgrounds. Art takes a lot of time and money, and we've gone with some of the best talents we can find!

We've also included funds for physical rewards, our OST, plus other graphics.

This comes out at $16,060AUD!

 Here's a preview of the songs you'll be hearing in The Divine Speaker! All done by our fantastic composer Efe Tozan.

Developers: Two and a Half Studios

Main Writers & Programmers: Gabmag and Caspiiii

Sprite & CG Artist: Fuyuure

Background Artist: Henry Ou

French Translator and Head of Translations:  Fable et Grimoire 

Animator: Stefani Kuon (Kino)

Composer: Efe Tozan

Raen Voice Actor: Jacob Wilson

Fawn Voice Actor: Kiba Walker

Leos Voice Actor: Jonah Scott

Cyne Voice Actor: Evan Lee

The Divine Speaker Voice Actor: Cole Feuchter

Main Menu Artist: Niken Anindita

Additional Programming: ArizonaIdentities

GUI & Asset Artist: Kathaeris

Spanish Translator: Ayra Isaac

Japanese Translator: Hiroe Yasuba

German Translator: Marcel Weyers

Lyrics and Vocals: Morgan Berry 

Risks and challenges

We've noticed that many kickstarters, especially visual novels, tend to get pushed back over and over again. Our main issue was working out the amount of time it will take us to create The Divine Speaker.
Thus, we've decided that release will be from the end of 2020 to the start of 2021.
Apart from that, we have a plan laid out for all expenses and assets needed, so we feel prepared to challenge any issues that do come up.

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    The Bulk Buyer Tier

    This is a tier for those with lots of friends!
    You'll get 10 copies of the game, OST and artbook for the price of 8!

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    Getting Hot in Here Tier!

    Design a NSFW scene with Raen and a character of your choice, and we'll include it in their route. Plus all previous digital rewards and a dakimakura.
    Please message us first to discuss your ideas!

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    Make Your Own Character Tier!

    Design an NPC who will have character sprites, plus name them too! Plus all previous digital rewards and a dakimakura.
    You can message us to find out about the characters that need designing!

    Includes:
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    Make an NPC couple tier!

    Wow! If you do this, you will be mentioned in the credits as a lead director, you'll get to design two NPCs who will be a canon couple, a dakimakura of your choice, the digital soundtrack , a digital copy of our behind the scenes lore/art book, a digital copy of the game, plus our immense gratitude for the rest of eternity!

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