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A steampunk fantasy VN about an eccentric Future Seer and their quest to convince a stranger that they're going to be married someday.
A steampunk fantasy VN about an eccentric Future Seer and their quest to convince a stranger that they're going to be married someday.
A steampunk fantasy VN about an eccentric Future Seer and their quest to convince a stranger that they're going to be married someday.
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In this barren world of endless deserts, almost all spend their lives upon large fractions of land floating above the surface.

Here there are two types of people: Normals and Abnormals 

 

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Buffalo Seer is an eccentric Abnormal who wants nothing more than to use the magic ability within them: future seeing. However, even within their society where everyone has a special power, future seeing is considered dangerous and advised against.

Unable to be swayed, Seer finally gains permission to look into their own future, only to receive an unbelievable revelation. Not only have they left Abnormal society, they're married to someone they've never met before.

With visions of happiness in their mind, Seer leaves everything behind and ventures to the part of the land fraction where those without magic live: Normal society. Seer is going to convince this stranger that they are meant to be together no matter what it takes, even if it means tagging along on an adventure.

In only a few days Seer will learn just how far away that pleasant future is.

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A Foretold Affair is a steampunk-fantasy Visual Novel being developed by GB Patch Games. The project features one long journey with variations based on the player’s choices.

We hope to be preparing the full game for release before the end of 2016. The script is 70% complete already and half of that has been implemented into the game.

Full Version Features:

  • 145,000 word script
  • 3 romance-able characters (one male, one female, one agender)
  • Choosing the name and pronouns (he, she, or they) of the protagonist
  • Lite sprite and background animations
  • A variety of choices, all of which are worth selecting (there are no ‘incorrect’ options)
  • 20 beautiful CG images
  • 25 gorgeous background locations (complete!)
  • A lovely soundtrack with almost 40 minutes of original music (complete!)
  • Extra unlockable scenes

Note, everything listed is the minimum that will be included. It’s possible the completed game could end up even larger, with even more features. And what’s listed doesn’t include variations, such as the same background but with lighting for a different time of day.

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If you’re interested in what this game is really like, please give our demo try! Click the image to be taken to the download page.

Features:

  • 29,000 word script (2 to 3 hours of content)
  • 3 future spouse options (one male, one female, one agender)
  • Choose pronouns (he, she, or they) and a 'Normal' name for Buffalo Seer
  • Lite animation effects

 

Like rewards but the tiers here are out of your budget or you just really want more stuff? We’ve got an initiative going where we send thank you postcards to those who write-up feedback on our demo. Details here!

So why Kickstarter? Well, we’ve got all the basics covered in order to release a game. The regular sprites, backgrounds, soundtrack, and standard interface are all finished and paid for. The writing and general programming are currently done for free. However, we feel the game needs a little more than what we already have and we’d like some assistance to release the game more quickly.  

Here is how the funding will be broken down-

Goal: 1,500$

✦510$ for writing assistance (34%)

✦300$ for more proofreading (20%)

✦300$ for additional art (20%)

✦150$ for extra GUI (10%)

✦90$ buffer (6%)

✦150$ for fees (10%)

-Reached-

Our first stretch goal! At this point we’ll be able to add some additional pieces of art to the game. It’ll really add some extra life to certain scenes. The CGs in A Foretold Affair are beautiful, so we’re confident the additional pieces will be appreciated.

 

The goal I’m most hoping to make! At one point in the game there is an actual reason for the characters to be going around in just their underwear, but since we have those alternate outfits anyways, we’d like to use them as much as possible.

Basically, at this stretch goal you’ll be able to set the characters to wear their alternate outfits at any point in the story. You could play through the entire game with them in their underwear or just specific scenes or whatever you feel like. You’ll also be able to decide who is wearing the alternate outfit and who isn’t. So, for example, if you want Kea in their underwear but Piper and January to keep their clothes on, that’ll be doable.

This feature will be sold as DLC for 0.99$ if the stretch goal is reached. However, everyone who backs the Early Bird tier or higher will receive this DLC as part of their reward!

Note, activating this mode will not alter the game’s script or CG images, it only changes the character sprites.

 

 

[NORMAL]

Want to support this project? At this level you’ll have access to our backer only updates~

[GOON]

Looking for something to decorate a screen? At this level you’ll be getting 5 Kickstarter exclusive wallpapers. The wallpapers will be 1980x1020 in dimension and feature different characters from the game.

[FORESIGHT]

Waiting to experience the full story? At this level you’ll receive a digital copy of the game at an early bird price! The game will be available for Windows, Mac, or Linux. A Steam Key will be added if we’re Greenlit.

Plus, if we reach our DLC stretch goal, you’ll get that as well!

And don’t forget, all previous rewards are also yours~

[COMPANION]

Want to experience the full story? At this level you’ll receive a digital copy of the game. The game will be available for Windows, Mac, or Linux. A Steam Key will be added if we’re Greenlit.

Plus, if we reach our DLC stretch goal, you’ll get that as well!

All previous rewards, except for FORESIGHT, are also yours~

[ADVENTURER]

Like getting notes? At this level we’ll send you a digital card with short thank you messages written from the perspectives of Kea, Piper, and January. The card will have a special made-just-for-this-card image done by a wonderful guest artist.

All previous rewards, except for FORESIGHT, are also yours~

  [TEAM PARTNER]

Enjoy pretty pictures? At this level you’ll get a zip file with all of the game’s CG images at their full sizes. It’ll include at least 20 images, not counting variations.

All previous rewards, except for FORESIGHT, are also yours~

[FUTURE SPOUSE]

Can’t wait until the full game is done to know what happens next? At this level you’ll get a new Kickstarter exclusive demo that continues past the point left off in the presently available demo. This bonus demo will have a script that's at least 36,000 words long.

All previous rewards, except for FORESIGHT, are also yours~

[OFFICER]

Can’t get enough of the songs in the game? At this level you’ll get the game’s soundtrack. The soundtrack currently includes 14 original songs and almost 40 minutes of music. Certain tracks also have variations in tempo and pitch that will be included as well.

All previous rewards, except for FORESIGHT, are also yours~

[CARTOGRAPHER]

Just love the way the game looks? At this level we’ll send you a digital artbook. The artbook will include images of sprites, backgrounds, CGs, sketches, early versions of pieces, commentary, and the terrible MS Paint drawings I sent to the artist when designing the characters and CGs.

All previous rewards, except for FORESIGHT and OFFICER, are also yours~

[BOUNTY HUNTER]

Feel like you need all your bases covered? At this level you’ll get the soundtrack and artbook.

All previous rewards, except for FORESIGHT, are also yours~

[DUKE/DUCHESS]

Want to really feel like you’re part of the project? At this level we’ll include your name or username in the credits of the game. Backers will be credited under ‘Supporters’ in the credit sequence of the game.

All previous rewards, except for FORESIGHT, are also yours~

[ABNORMAL]

Can’t get enough of these characters? At this level we’ll send you a download file with a bonus event. The topic for this Kickstarter exclusive scene will be partially decided by the backers. 

All previous rewards, except for FORESIGHT, are also yours~

[CARRIER]

Want something tangible? At this level you’ll receive a physical postcard. The card will have short messages written from the perspectives of Kea, Piper, and January. The card will have a special made-just-for-this-card image done by a wonderful guest artist.

All previous rewards, except for FORESIGHT, are also yours~

[HEALER]

Need more physical goods? At this level you’ll get a large, adorable sticker of one of the characters from A Foretold Affair. You will be given a random character out of Seer, Kea, Piper, January, or Trinette.

All previous rewards, except for FORESIGHT, are also yours~

 

[READER]

Still don’t have enough stuff to hold? At this level you’ll get to pick two stickers. You can pick between Seer, Kea, Piper, January, and Trinette.You are free to have both your stickers be of the same character, if that's what you'd prefer.

All previous rewards, except for FORESIGHT, are also yours~

[SEER]

Want to see the game early? At this level you’ll have beta-access to much of the game before it is officially released. You’ll be able to give us feedback we can use to improve the overall game.

All previous rewards, except for FORESIGHT, are also yours~

[COUNCIL]

Have a great idea for something that could happen in the game? At this level you will be able to choose the topic and characters for a bonus unlockable event. The event does not have to fit into the canon of the game or be from the perspective of Seer. You’re free to give a general idea and we’ll fill in the blanks, or you can be extremely specific. The only limit is that 18+ topics are unacceptable.

You do not have to decide what the event will be until after the beta-access is available.

All previous rewards, except for FORESIGHT, are also yours~

[FORETOLD]

Want to be a major part of the project? At this level you will get to design the appearance and personality of a character in A Foretold Affair. The character you will be creating has an important role in the story, so the profession of the character is predetermined. If you’re interested in this tier please message us first, that way we can let you know what the character will be doing before you pledge.

Your character will have:

  • 1 thigh-up base image
  • 5 expressions
  • 2 toggles (blush layer, tears, etc)

Along with designing the character, you will also get an additional wallpaper just for you that will include your character’s sprite. And, if you want, you can give us commentary on your thought process with your character that will be included in the game’s artbook.

All previous rewards, except for FORESIGHT and COUNCIL, are also yours~

For an additional 25$, you will have the COUNCIL reward as well.




Risks and challenges

Because this is our first time running a Kickstarter campaign, we did what we could to limit the possible risks. Most of the rewards are digital, we waited until many assets were already completed before starting, etc.

The biggest risk is with our current team. Presently, there are two core people needed to finish the project; the writer and the character/CG artist. Having so few people involved makes things easier to manage, however, it will be a problem if one or both become busy or have to leave the project for some reason. As of right now, there is nothing on the horizon that would cause that to happen, but you can never foresee everything (unless you're Buffalo Seer). If the Kickstarter is successful, we'll be able to recover much more smoothly in case something does come up with the writer or artist.

The biggest challenge for our project will be finishing everything within the planned time frame. When choosing the release frame of January 2017, we tried to overestimate how long it all would take, just in case. So, as long as nothing too drastic comes up, we should be able to finish on time.

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    The main attraction of our Kickstarter, the full version of A Foretold Affair.

    The game will be available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. A Steam Key will be added if we’re Greenlit.

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    We'll send you a fun card with messages written from the perspective of the main characters. It'll include a special made-just-for-this-card image done by a wonderful guest artist.

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    ✧A zip pack with the CG images
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    It’ll include 20 pretty images, not counting variations.

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    [FUTURE SPOUSE]

    ✧A Kickstarter exclusive demo
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    You'll be getting a demo with around 8,000 more words than the current one and we'll get it to you in less than a month after the Kickstarter ends.

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    [OFFICER]

    ✧The game's soundtrack
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    The game has a lovely original soundtrack with 14 different songs, as well as variations to some tracks. All of those will be sent to you.

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    ✧An artbook
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    We're going to be making a fantastic artbook highlighting the process the game went through to get from conception to completion. It'll be included for you with all your other rewards.

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    ✧An artbook and soundtrack
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    This tier gets all your bases covered with the soundtrack and the artbook included!

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    ✧Your name in the credits
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    We will happily include your name or your preferred username in the ending credits of A Foretold Affair.

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    [ABNORMAL]

    ✧A Kickstarter exclusive extra event
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    You will get a download file of a fun, non-canon, event featuring the characters of A Foretold Affair. The topic/situation of the event will be partially decided on by backers after the Kickstarter ends.

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    ✧A physical postcard
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    We'll mail you a physical version of the lovely, Kickstarter exclusive, postcard with messages from the main characters.

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    [HEALER]

    ✧A large sticker
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    Included with your postcard will be a very cute, larger than average, sticker. The character you get will be random out of Seer, Kea, Piper, January, or Trinette.

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    ✧Two large stickers
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    Included with your postcard will be two adorable, larger than average, stickers. You will get to pick which characters you get out of Seer, Kea, Piper, January, and/or Trinette.

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    ✧Beta-Access
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    You will be included in the game's beta-testing rounds, allowing you to see much of the game before the official release and give us feedback on things you'd like to see improved.

    You will be credited as a beta-tester in the game.

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    [COUNCIL]

    ✧Design an extra scene
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    You will get to direct us in creating one of A Foretold Affair's bonus unlockable scenes. Since they're optional events, almost anything can go! The only main restriction is on 18+ material.

    You will be credited as the designer of the event in the game.

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    [FORETOLD]

    ✧Design a feature character
    ✧An additional wallpaper featuring the art of your character
    ✧Previous rewards, except COUNCIL

    Our biggest reward tier! With this you'll be able to direct us in creating the name, appearance, and personality of a plot significant character in A Foretold Affair.

    *Please read the full reward description near the bottom of the page before selecting this tier

    You will be created as the designer of the character in the game.

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