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An otome visual novel about a humorously jerky young lady and her mission to woo one of six obnoxious guys. Free and paid versions!
An otome visual novel about a humorously jerky young lady and her mission to woo one of six obnoxious guys. Free and paid versions!
An otome visual novel about a humorously jerky young lady and her mission to woo one of six obnoxious guys. Free and paid versions!
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XOXO Droplets is a nearly complete commercial dating sim/visual novel hybrid. We're setting out on this campaign because we'd also love to release an entirely free-to-play version. If this Kickstarter is a success, anyone who desires it will be able to fall in love with a truly wonderful jerk, do many dates, go on a school trip together, attend prom, question their life choices, and more.

Backing at any tier will get you one week early access to the free version.

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Click the image above to be taken to our webpage, scroll a bit until you see the 'Buy Now' button, type in the name of the available reward tier or add-on you'd like, hit the button, follow the normal payment process. We'll send you an email within 24 hours to confirm we got it.

Paypal Backing Amount: 201$

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With a release goal of July 2017, there's not much time to add more features. Despite that we've come up with a couple cool things to show our appreciation if we get a bunch of extra support!

Early access to the full game is limited to those at the Nate tier or higher. Buuut if we reach this goal all backers of just 1$ or more will get access to the free build of XOXO Droplets one week before the official release!

The price has been reduced as a thank you for getting the game funded in just about one week!

At this point we'll get to add a variety of reusable lines and sounds for all 16 of the central cast. Plus we'll double the amount of lines the main six guys are getting. There'll be several hundred seperate lines voiced!

Because so many more people will be working on the project with their own schedules and priorities, the voiced lines may have to come as a free update and not as part of the initial release.

We were able to reduce the funding for this stretch goal because we gained additional funding from one of the members working on the project.

The story begins when our nameable protagonist finally transfers into the boarding school of her dreams at the start of her junior year in high school. It would be perfect if it wasn't for that little catch attached to her enrollment: her parents will only let her keep attending the school if she doesn't make everyone there hate her, like she always does.

Do your best to show just enough interest in the other losers around to appease the folks while still having time to chase after all the attractive guys in the MC's afterschool group, which just so happens to be a group for chronically unfriendable people.

Free Version Features:

  • 3 extremely distinct jerk main boyfriend options: Everett Gray, Nate Lawson, and Shiloh Fields
  • 6 minor clique boyfriend options, each with a bonus effect that makes the game easier
  • 6 side characters who'll be your buddies
  • An in-game phone to call a guy up and arrange a date at one of several different locations
  • The option to break up with your bf and start dating someone else, if you feel like it
  • A variety of methods to manage your Reputation with the unimportant students
  • Part-time jobs, stores to visit, useful items, optional mini-games
  • Over 120,00 words. Hundreds of different events, including a collage-style ending system where you get events for every goal you achieved during the game
  • Event settings that allow you to automatically skip events that tend to repeat if you do multiple playthroughs
  • A decently sized set of voiced reusable phrases for the main six guys
  • Cheat codes for those who don't give a f*** about gameplay and just wanna see the events

Full Version Additions:

  • 3 more main jerk boyfriend options: Bae Pyoun, Jeremy King, and Pran Taylor
  • 2 sweet but not-terribly-bright side boyfriend options: Kam Sung and Adrian Wulu
  • Extra Date Events for Everett, Nate, and Shiloh
  • Over 270,000 words
  • 50 more Random Events
  • 24 more Part-Time Work Events
  • An accessory system that lets you decorate the main character with a variety of pieces
  • The option to change the background of your cellphone to one of 12 different options
  • Even better cheat codes

 

                                     

[Also available through the game's Steam Page!]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucas isn't like the other boyfriend options. Check this update to know what's up with that guy.

These are the two side boyfriend options available in the full version.
These are the two side boyfriend options available in the full version.

 

And these are your six fantastic friend options~
And these are your six fantastic friend options~

 

 

Goal: 2,500$

The funding we've outlined is going to pay for the extra time/work it'll take to create the free version as well as back payment to the writer/co-programmer who finished her part before the Kickstarter.

800$ Writing - 500$ Art - 500$ Programming - 200$ Proofreading

This all goes into what it took to get this far and what it'll take to finish the game as we're hoping to. 

The writing could've been finished after the Kickstarter when payment was set, but our writer/head developer wanted to get the script done as soon as possible. Despite no more writing being needed, the payment towards the writer for the extra content is still owed. 

Programming/Proofreading will cover the creation and quality checking of the new version of the game. There's quite a bit of restructuring that's needed to divide the content properly and people will need to spend a good amount of time testing to make sure there are no hiccups.

We had hoped to have all of the art completed by now, but a couple members are too busy to finish. That part of the funding is going towards the cost of sprucing up the unfinished BGs and adding chibi CGs.

250$ Fees - 150$ Rewards - 100$ Buffer

These are parts of the Kickstarting process we're making sure to account for, plus a little extra just in case. The majority of rewards are digital in order to keep the cost of producing rewards and the overall goal low. 

To get an add-on first select the reward tier you want, then increase how much you're giving based on the cost of the add-on. Don't move up to a higher reward tier. Once the Kickstarter has ended you'll get to specify which, if any, add-ons you paid for. Add-ons can be attached to any of the 14 reward tiers.

*12 characters/letters is the max length for names

There are 14 different reward tiers to choose from. And that's also exactly how many boyfriend options are available in the full version of XOXO Droplets. That worked out well.

Boyfriend #1: Jason D.

Jason has to be involved in every little thing going on. And there's no such thing as too many people to interact with, as far as he's concerned.

Welcome aboard, we're happy you joined in. We'll update often, three or so times a month, and you'll always be one of the first to know what's going on. If any of the add-ons catch your eye, you can attach those to this pledge. And fingers crossed we reach that first stretch goal, 'cause then you'll get early access too. 

Boyfriend #2: Ralph C.

Ralph doesn't find cheating to be very sportsmanlike. Though, maybe it'd be alright if it was for a stupid test.

Somehow the Cheat Vote didn't end up listed on some of the higher reward tiers. You'll still have that right, it not being there was a mistake. Tiers can't be edited once a backer has claimed one, so we can't add it. Our bad, aha.

XOXO Droplets has a lot going on. Sometimes you just wanna be able to skip all the hard stuff and get to the best parts. We don't blame you. That's why there are a variety of cheat codes listed in the game. 

When we release the completed version we'll post two cheat codes right off the bat. One will unlock all the different date locations and the other will give you a bunch of Affection Points with one of the main guys. We'll have a Kickstarter exclusive poll to decide which guy will have their Affection Cheat shared. You'll get to take part in that and, hopefully, the guy of your choice will end up being much easier to woo. 

Along with that right, you'll also get 8 desktop wallpapers featuring the different main boyfriends and side boyfriends.

The early bird may have flown the coop, but the regular full game tier is still 5$ off the usual price. That's still a pretty cool deal.

Boyfriend #3: Mateo R.

Being early, birds in general, and getting discounts are all a-okay with Mateo.

This is our little Early Bird Special. Get it while the getting's good. You'll get an Itch.io Key and a Steam Key for this seriously big otome dating sim. A 270,000 word script plus tons of unique gameplay elements. Not to mention 6 main boyfriends, 2 side boyfriends, and 6 clique boyfriends all for the pursuing. 

Boyfriend #4: Davis S.

He's a completionist, so of course the full version is the only way to go. 

It's the whole shebang. You'll get an Itch.io Key and a Steam Key for this seriously big otome dating sim. A 270,000 word script plus tons of unique gameplay elements. Not to mention 6 main boyfriends, 2 side boyfriends, and 6 clique boyfriends all for the pursuing.

Boyfriend #5: Rex E.

Digital Cards are pretty great. It's much harder for Rex to lose those in the garbage pile that is his dorm room.

This thank you card will feature a lovely full body image of our MC drawn by the fantastic guest artist Laurquaad. She's the background artist for our other project, Floret Bond. 

The postcard will also have an amusing message written from the perspective of the main character.

Boyfriend #3: Mateo R.

Mateo is glad to be back and he thinks music is alright. Not bad at all.

Another early bird has come this way! Get yourself this elusive creature before it's gone again. XOXO Droplets has a 19 song soundtrack composed by Cylight Studios. It's got character themes for all the important people, seasonal tracks, fun time mood setters, and a couple miscellaneous things. Overall it's an upbeat good time to listen through.

Boyfriend #6: Waldo W.

Waldo prefers songs that are purely instrumentals. It's much easier to reflect on life without distracting lyrics. 

XOXO Droplets has a 19 song soundtrack composed by Cylight Studios. It's got character themes for all the important people, seasonal tracks,  fun time mood setters, and a couple miscellaneous things. Overall it's an upbeat good time to listen through. 

Boyfriend #7: Adrian Wulu

Adrian is certainly excited about the designs of all those other alternate outfits that didn't get included in the full game.

We're gonna be putting together a swell art book with plenty of interesting pieces. Initial sketches, ways the characters were tweaked. Not to mention that over the course of XOXO Droplet's development certain things had to be cut. Several locations and many possible outfits for the guys were drawn up, but never completed. You'll get to see it all. 

Boyfriend #8: Kam Sung

This is definitely something Kam is ready for. He's 99.9% sure he knows how to spell his own name now.

There's  a special spot in the credits set aside to highlight backers. You'll get to choose a name to have listed there along with very few others. Your name will show in the free version and the full version.  

Boyfriend #9: Everett Gray

There's a lot you get to pick with this card and Everett thinks it seems like a pain (maybe he should ask his mom or Nate to figure it out for him).

The same great artwork as the original, but with a very custom message. You'll get to select who the card is addressed to, which character is writing the card, and under what circumstances the card is being written. An obvious example for the last part is choosing if the card is being written by a main guy who's sending it to his girlfriend or someone he doesn't really know. 

Boyfriend #10: Nate Lawson

Doing something early is all Nate needs to know. It's got his approval.  

XOXO Droplets is set to come out in just few months. But that's still too long, I'd say. Now you can play the game a full week before its official release. We'll also get to be much more involved in your playthrough at this point. Because so few other people will have the game, there'll be plenty of time for us to give gameplay advice or answer any questions you have. 

Boyfriend #11: Shiloh Fields

These would be perfect, if only the main character was also an option. It's still really great though, according to Shiloh. 

Two cool as heck Chibi Acrylic Charms shipped to you. They'll feature two different main guys that are randomly selected. The charms will be 1.5 inch sized and transparent (except for the actual image of the guy, that definitely won't be transparent).

To keep the process manageable, we're only shipping to those living within the United States of America. We apologize to all of our fans who live outside of the States. We love you and are looking into selling charms again sometime in the future with international shipping!

 

Boyfriend #12: Bae Pyoun

Bae thinks it's just adooorable that someone might be interested in charms of himself/his classmates. And he agrees that if you're gonna get some of them, it may as well be all of them.

If you want to make absolutely sure you get the guy of your dreams or you simply like them all, we've got this full set of six charms. Each one will feature a chibi image of a different main guy from the afterschool group. The charms will be 1.5 inch sized and transparent (except for the actual image of the guy, that definitely won't be transparent).

To keep the process manageable, we're only shipping to those living within the United States of America. We apologize to all of our fans who live outside of the States. We love you and are looking into selling charms again sometime in the future with international shipping!

 

Boyfriend #13:  Jeremy King

If Jeremy got to control everything that happened in an event, he might actually enjoy himself for once. But still probably not, actually.

The M.C. is quite good at getting the characters in XOD to do what she wants, but with this tier you'll be even better at it. You'll get to design a one-off event that can either be featured in the game itself or as a very short bonus game only you get to see.

It can include few or many characters, the M.C. can be single or in a relationship with someone, and you can be as detailed or general with your idea as you prefer.

The event can't feature anything beyond PG13 levels of maturity. If the event is included in the game you'll be credited as an event designer.

Boyfriend #14: Pran Taylor

He accusingly asked us if he got this spot because he's considered the 'artsy' one and refused to say anything else.

Still feel an overwhelming need to control these characters? We've all been there. At this tier you'll get to design a 3-to-6 panel black & white chibi comic. You can be exact or give a general prompt and let us fill in the specifics. And because all the art is being made from scratch, there'll be very few limitations on what can be featured. Maybe you want to see characters when they were younger, see what they're up to some years down the road, find out what happens if they meet a character not from this game, etc.

The full resolution comic page will be included as part of your reward package and it'll feature in the official art book with a credit to you as the designer.

The comic can't feature anything beyond PG13 levels of maturity. If an outside character is used, you must have the rights to use that character. A character created by you or a character from one of GB Patch Games' other projects are doable options.

Risks and challenges

XOXO Droplets has a pretty particular code. If the programmer becomes busy or has to officially drop out we'll have some difficulties recovering. It is doable, but the game's release will definitely have to be halted. We've made sure to keep a few other programmers in mind who can potentially come aboard to finish putting the free version together in a worst case scenario.

It's of course also possible that anyone else on the team could get behind or have to leave entirely. There's so little left for everyone else to do, however, that bouncing back from that will be relatively easy.

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    Boyfriend #2: Ralph C.

    A freakin' nice set of 8 desktop wallpapers. And, very importantly, when the full game releases we'll be sharing at least one of the super-secret cheat codes that can usually only be found by beating the game a certain way. You'll get a say in which one it is.

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    Boyfriend #3: Mateo R.

    Early Bird Special

    An Itch.io and Steam Key for the full version of XOXO Droplets that has practically a billion more boyfriend options (5 more to be exact).

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    Boyfriend #4: Davis S.

    An Itch.io and Steam Key for the full version of XOXO Droplets that has practically a billion more boyfriend options (5 more to be exact).

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    Boyfriend #5: Rex E.

    A fun digital postcard with a set message. It features a pretty picture of the MC by a talented guest artist.

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    Boyfriend #3: Mateo R. (Again)

    A new Early Bird Special!

    The bouncy Soundtrack featuring 19 different songs ranging from character themes to mood setters.

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    Boyfriend #6: Waldo W.

    The bouncy Soundtrack featuring 19 different songs ranging from character themes to mood setters.

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    Boyfriend #7: Adrian Wulu

    A super swell Digital Art Book showing off original sketches, unused alternate outfits and locations, and other stuff.

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    Boyfriend #8: Kam Sung

    The name of your choice listed with a select other few in the credits of the game. Truly the recognition you deserve.

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    Boyfriend #9: Everett Gray

    That original postcard, except not that postcard because it's seriously upgraded. A digital card addressed to you, from the character of your choice, and we'll try to fit in any special specifics you have in mind (such as having it be from a main guy sending a note to his girlfriend instead of just a friend).

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    Boyfriend #10: Nate Lawson

    A leg up on the bustling with one-week early access to the full version of XOXO Droplets.

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    • 8 Digital Wallpapers
    • Full Game Key (Itch.io & Steam)
    • Full Original Soundtrack
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    Boyfriend #11: Shiloh Fields

    2 fancy physical charms you can (and should) bring around with you everywhere. They'll be of the main guys, randomly selected out of the six possible options. 1.5 inch sized and transparent.

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    • 8 Digital Wallpapers
    • Full Game Key (Itch.io & Steam)
    • Full Original Soundtrack
    • Art Book
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    Boyfriend #12: Bae Pyoun

    A complete set of six charms, one for each of the main jerks. With the gang (basically) all there you can have your own group meetings!

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    • 8 Digital Wallpapers
    • Full Game Key (Itch.io & Steam)
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    Boyfriend #13: Jeremy King

    Take charge and create an entire scene featuring any characters from XOXO Droplets. It can be included in the game itself or sent exclusively to you.

    If it is within the game you'll be credited as an event designer. The event can't feature anything beyond PG13 levels of maturity.

    Includes:
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    • 8 Digital Wallpapers
    • Cheat Vote
    • Full Game Key (Itch.io & Steam)
    • Full Original Soundtrack
    • Art Book
    • Name in Credits
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    Boyfriend #14: Pran Taylor

    Bring to life a truly custom scene with a mini-comic made just for you. There's no need to even attempt to limit the possibilities to the normal canon, if you don't want. 3-to-6 panels, black & white, chibi style.

    The full resolution comic page will be included as part of your reward package and it'll feature in the official art book with a credit to you as the designer.

    The comic can't feature anything beyond PG13 levels of maturity.

    Includes:
    • Access & Updates
    • 8 Digital Wallpapers
    • Full Game Key (Itch.io & Steam)
    • Full Original Soundtrack
    • Art Book
    • Name in Credits
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