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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 7 2015
£1,542
pledged of £5,500pledged of £5,500 goal
18
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 7 2015

About

Welcome to Echo Tokyo...

Game - Quick Info

Echo Tokyo is set in a dystopian cyber punk future, focusing on the adventures of Shizume Misaki, a Detective. To make a living she works as an investigator of Crimes and Mysteries for the people of the city.

Shizume Misaki - Games Protagonist
Shizume Misaki - Games Protagonist

We are looking to create an rpg atmosphere with a visual novel style, allowing the player to equip items for use when they explore the city, visit locations, meet new people, build relationships, solve mysteries and undertake all manner of jobs.

The Setting of Echo Tokyo

The game of Echo Tokyo is set in an unknown future, after a global cataclysm has left most of the world uninhabitable. However when the cataclysm came a few buildings in Tokyo survived and to continue survival used their great machines to build bridges between their buildings.

Concept Art of the City of Echo Tokyo
Concept Art of the City of Echo Tokyo

Hundreds of years later and hundreds of skyscrapers have been bridged together to create a new sustainable city in the sky above the devastation of Old City, many of it's people now oblivious to the past or how the city came about.

The Core inside Echo Tokyo
The Core inside Echo Tokyo

Those first few buildings now makeup the richest area of the city, known as the Core, leaving those less wealthy in Upper City, Lower City and the poorest of the poor to the Slums. The city somehow continues to function and thrive.

The Gameplay of Echo Tokyo

The game has a heavy focus on choice, as you play you will have to make choices on who to speak to and how to speak to them, this will determine what unfolds as you play, who you meet and what locations you learn of and can visit.

Shizumes Detective Office
Shizumes Detective Office

Every in-game day you can do the following:

  • Explore the City - Going for a random walk in the city you might find a new location, meet a new person or encounter one of the many strange events of the city.
  • Visit a Location - Once you know of a location (and there are many), you can visit it freely, locations offer different things; food, jobs, fun, dating, information and more.
  • Meet a Contact - During the game you can make business and personal contacts, each day you will be able to choose to meet up with those in order to build the relationship.
  • Take a Job - Each day you also will need to take a job of some kind, as the game progresses different jobs will be available beyond criminal investigations.
  • Other things you can do in the game include; Dating, Clubbing, Drinking, Reading, Stealing, Walking, Exploding and more...

In addition to the ongoing choices you will make in each game, when talking to characters you will be able to direct the flow of the conversation via a decision wheel. This decision wheel, will allow you to choose what demenor you are giving off. Are you happy, friendly, flirty, angry etc... Different situations will have different options and your choice will determine how the conversation progresses.

Location within the Slums
Location within the Slums

Different situations will require different responses, but it will be up to you to decide what kind of person Shizume is and what she is willing to do in order to survive, is she happy to steal, lie, cheat or is she morally good. The choice of this will be yours.

Game Development

The game is currently in late stage Alpha with several hundred people already testing the builds we release with us focusing on creating a stable game with a working User interface.

We will begin the main beta development of the game at the start of 2016, by which time we will have the majority of the city designed and several major characters. We will then continue development in beta until the game is ready for release.

We will be aiming for a December 2016 release.
N.b. The beta access reward will give you instant access to the game on Steam including the current alpha builds, as well as full access to the Steam Community Hub.

All Rewards

To aid us in making some amazing rewards and to fund even more development into the game we have a large variety of options available for new and existing backers of the Echo Tokyo game...

  • £10 - Graphic Novel PDFs
  • £25 - Echo Tokyo Game
  • £40 - Beta Access
  • £60 - Shizume Daki
  • £100 - Special Physical DVD
  • £110 - Shizume 10" Figurine
  • £120 - Figurine & GN PDFs
  • £135 - Figurine & ET Game
  • £150 - Figurine & Beta Access
  • £150 - Ultimate Figurine DVD Upgrade (for past backers)
  • £200 - Ultimate Figurine DVD Boxset
  • £250 - Ultimate Figurine DVD Boxset & Digital Rewards

Add-ons:

After the campaigns conclusion there will be a selection of posters, tshirts and other items for you to add to your order if you wish. These will be offered via backerkit, surveys for which will be sent out around 10 days after the campaign ends.

Special Rewards

1) Special Physical DVD

The special edition physical DVD of the game will be sent out shortly after the final version of the game is completed and in place ready for release. But unlike a regular DVD we have been gradually adding content to it over the course of the different campaigns we have run so that it now includes a massive array of exclusive content...

* Physical DVD of the Game including DRM-Free Edition
* Second Bonus Disk with the complete Soundtrack
* Unique Cover Art made for the Game
* Special Echo Tokyo Color Poster
* A selection of Echo Tokyo Character Postcards
* A 16 page full colour booklet insert

This reward level also includes a large proportion of digital rewards. Other items will likely be added before the game is completed and released.

2) Shizume 10inch Hand Painted Figurine

This campaign has allowed us to finally offer the Shizume 10inch figurine to our backers. A very limited production run of this figurine will be produced upon the successful completion of this campaign.

The figurine as shown above will be created by HK-Gensen who we have worked with on a number of previous figurines and will be hand painted to a high standard. All figurines will be shipped by tracked delivery with the aim for them to be sent out before the end of 2015.

3) Ultimate Figurine DVD Boxset

Our final special reward is our very limited edition Ultimate Figurine DVD Boxset, our most expensive package that will not be shipped until the game is completed and the boxset is ready to ship... This Ultimate boxset includes the following:

* The Shizume 10inch Hand Painted Figurine
* All the items included in the Special Physical DVD
AND
* Every poster from the Echo Tokyo game (currently 4 extra posters)
* A unique full color wrap-around art housing box for the set
* A physical copy of the final Echo Tokyo non-cannon Graphic Novel
* Even more postcards, materials and bonus items.

This truly is the most amazing boxset we have ever produced, what is more we will only be creating a small number of these, never to make more again.

N.b. We have an upgrade level for £200 for existing backers who are already due to receive the DVD and wish to upgrade to the Ultimate Figurine Boxset. Please note that when the campaign completes you will be requested to confirm what campaign you pledged for the physical edition originally and you must use the same account as the first one.

If the details do not match you will need to pay the full remaining amount, so make sure you only choose the upgrade reward level if you are a previous backer due to receive a physical DVD of the game.

Design Rewards

We have a variety of design rewards available for our backers, however to make things easier and simpler on Kickstarter, these bonus items will be add-ons you can pledge for via Backerkit after the campaign ends.

Design rewards available will be:

  • Design a in-game item
  • Design a clothing set
  • Design a job/event
  • Design a location
  • Design a Minor NPC
  • Design a Romance-able NPC

More details of these rewards will be available in the backerkit surveys we send out after the campaigns conclusion.

Risks and challenges

We have created several different visual novel games already, released across multiple platforms, as well as six different figurines with HK-Gensen. Our main challenge with this campaign is that this is our biggest game and biggest figurine.

To ensure we can deliver a quality set of rewards and a great game we have organised a dedicated team to create this game and are working hard with all our manufacturers to create the best rewards we can to suit the scale of the project.

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    Graphic Novel PDFs

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    Echo Tokyo Steam & DRM-Free

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    Echo Tokyo Beta Access

    At this reward level you will receive all of the rewards listed in the Echo Tokyo & DRM-Free reward level, but your steam key will be upgraded to a beta key, which will give you access to our framework builds straight away and full access to the beta when it begins at the start of 2016. The beta will run throughout 2016 until release. The figurine is not included at this reward level.

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    Shizume Daki

    At this reward level you will receive all of the rewards listed in the Echo Tokyo Beta Access reward level, in addition to which you will receive a high resolution Dakimakura design of Shizume, the protagonist of the game.

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    Special Physical DVD

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    1st Edition Shizume 10" Figurine

    1st Run Limited Edition Shizume Figurine, hand painted 10inches tall. Postage covers the cost of Tracked delivery anywhere in the world. Item is sent from the UK, customs charges if applied by the destination country are not included and wil need to be paid separately by the recipient. These will be sent from the first batch we receive arriving faster. This level does not include any other non-figurine rewards.

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    Figurine & Graphic Novel

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    Ultimate Figurine DVD Upgrade

    This reward is for previous backers only who are looking to upgrade to this new reward level.

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    Ultimate Figurine DVD Boxset

    This is the stand-alone Ultimate Figurine DVD Boxset, our limited edition set, which includes the physical DVD, the Shizume figurine and the selection of bonus content all wrapped up in a special wrap around color box. This version of the Ultimate DVD Boxset does not include any of the digital rewards.

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    This is the stand-alone Ultimate Figurine DVD Boxset, our limited edition set, which includes the physical DVD, the Shizume figurine and the selection of bonus content all wrapped up in a special wrap around color box. This version of the Ultimate DVD Boxset also includes the digital rewards (Graphic Novel PDFs, Steam Key and Instant Acccess and DRM-Free)

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