These aren't your average tentacle monsters! Schoolgirls Love Tentacles explores a world of cute and cuddly cephalopods living, working, and playing alongside academically inclined ladies. There is absolutely no explicit content in this project, but it's humor and content is still intended for a mature discerning audience. The game is full of cute and sexy characters with cheeky humor that satires popular anime tropes as well as classical Japanese art. Delicious Orange along with over a dozen other artists from around the world collaborate to bring to life more than 50 cards along with an artbook packed full of gorgeous illustrations and a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the artwork was made.
Test your memory and your luck in this easy to learn, yet remarkably strategic card game for 2-4 players. Use your tentacles each turn to try and rearrange the cards to your advantage before taking the plunge and giving up a tentacle to try and win the hearts of the lovely ladies! The happier you make them; the more points you will earn! Do you recklessly take a chance and risk a broken heart (and tentacle) or do you carefully plan and risk losing your chance before making a move? Your choices will determine whether you end up the most popular tentacle on campus or a lonely little cephalopod.
Spearheading the project, Delicious Orange has drawn illustrations for comics, card games, even videogames currently available on Play Station Network and Xbox Live Arcade. Orange started this project back in 2012 after noticing that many people in America were not familiar with the origin and symbolism of tentacles in Japanese art.
As a fan of Hokusai's classic woodblock prints and illustrations, Orange set out to create a series of illustrations that showed the softer side of cephalopods. Something that fans could enjoy, but also something those unfamiliar with the wider world of art could learn something new from. It was with this wish that Schoolgirls Love Tentacles was born!
Orange isn't alone though, artists and tentacle lovers from around the world have contributed their own art to the project as well, including:
...and more to be revealed soon!
The example images below are purely for illustrative purposes. The final illustrations and appearance of the items will likely vary.
Digital Wallpaper ~ As a special thanks to all backers, everyone gets a collection of wallpapers for a variety of desktop resolutions!
Digital Artbook ~ All of the art and none of the paperwork! Get a digital copy of the artbook, filled with over 50 full color illustrations and extra pages featuring sketches, comments, and tutorials from the artists.
Your choice of one of the following:
Card Game ~ The trading card game on premium cardstock! Use your tentacles to poke around, mess with other players, and try to score as many friends as possible before they can do the same. Are your wits as flexible as your tentacles?
Printed Artbook ~ Get the soft cover artbook and enjoy Schoolgirls Love Tentacles anywhere, anytime!
...or get both at $50!
Card Playing Mat ~ A professional quality 24x14 inch (61x36cm) rubber backed playing mat featuring a specially designed illustration. It's perfectly sized for playing your favorite tcgs or could even be used as a super extra large mousepad.
Premium Art Print ~ A limited edition art print available only to Kickstart backers! A beautiful metallic chromogenic photographic print with vivid colors perfect for display.
Design a Character ~ You help design a schoolgirl for the project! You describe a character, name them, their favorite hobby, favorite color, and what kind of relationship they have with their hydrostatic buddy. An artist on the project will then use your description to draw an illustration. Keep in mind some artistic liberties may be taken or you may be asked to revise your description if the content is inappropriate for the book.
Design the Centerfold ~ Like the above, but double the fun! You help design an illustration so awesome it can't fit on a single page and will instead fill 2 pages side by side. You get to describe up to 3 characters and pick a scenario for them to be in. An artist will then create that image. As in the above reward, some artistic liberties may be taken or you may be asked to revise your description if you request content inappropriate for the book.
Want extra copies of the game or artbook? Live outside the USA and want to save on shipping? You can now add extra copies of the card game or artbook to your order by increasing your pledge by the amount listed above! Keep in mind that Kickstarter does not allow us to sell more than 10 copies to any one person, so please be aware of that limit.
Thanks for your interest in the project! Feel free ask any questions you may have. We will try to answer any of your questions to the best of our ability.
Risks and challenges
All of the artwork and assets for the core book are already completed. The only remaining challenges are to create the special kickstarter reward illustrations and any potential stretch goals. Delicious Orange has printed multiple books in the past and has worked with game companies to produce games of all varieties as well. Printers are already lined up for every item in the project, all we need is to gather the funds to print and ship them to you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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