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$776
pledged of $4,500pledged of $4,500 goal
59
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 31 2016 8:07 AM UTC +00:00

About

 Mindless Box is an upcoming Halloween themed otome game from Maimie’s Toybox! There are many routes and secrets to be unraveled in this horrific, comedic, drama filled adventure!

MB is also on Steam Greenlight!! Please vote and help get this game on steam!

 

“Mindless Box” is a dating sim from Maimie’s Toybox about magic, ghosts and romance. Players will join the young witch Emily as she fumbles her way through a seemingly mundane punishment. Spending her nights cleaning a set of old classrooms for the use of Autumn Harvest Academy, she soon finds a dirty secret buried within. As it cracks, leaking negative energy among other things into the air, she soon finds herself battling against a dark magic. A dear friend is sacrificed, another betrays her. Emily soon questions the very things that maker her her and just how much good the academy has done for her.  

It's up to the player to make sure she doesn't lose sight of herself as well as helping the boy of their choosing find themselves. Mindless Box is a tale of family, love and demons; both inside and out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 character routes with 3 endings each  
2 hidden routes that incorporate every character
Various bad endings that may reveal new information about the MB universe
"After hours" version containing ecchi situations and CGs
Over 126k possible words
Animated intro and ending sequence

Mindless Box started as a response to popular otome and shoujo tropes, lines and characters. It has since expanded into a game examining the struggles of teenagers growing up with no guidance; as well as the consequences of choices we made believing them to be good. 

Rather than Emily/the player taking a back seat to their stories, many of the choices in each route will require careful thought. Simply going with the answer that seems to please the route choice the most won't always work. It may be best to think of what Emily wants and what will benefit them both. 

Here are a few screens from the 2014 demo. Please keep in mind that nearly everything is being reworked!

 

 

Here is the demo for Mindless Box! Please enjoy and share as you like!
windows build
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Plan: 100& completed
Sprites: 100% completed
GUI: 100% completed
Backgrounds: 5% completed
CGs: 1% completed
Writing/Programming: 20% completed

Compared to the 2014 demo, the game has had a complete overhaul and update. All of the graphics are being remade but it is moving in a good direction.

$6500 - Mindless Box anthology/artbook digital
A 80-100 page book featuring character information, short comics and art for Mindless Box.  

$8000 - Voice acting for important CG events
Voice actors will be brought in to voice important story CG events in the game. It will hopefully add to the atmosphere of the game and draw more players in.

$10000 - MB anthology physical
The 80-100 page anthology will be expanded to 130 pages and will receive a physical release.  

Anything above - Future MT games and translations
Any subsequent funding raised from the Mindless Box Kickstarter will go directly into the next MB game. Whether it be for hiring an additional programmer or funding another original soundtrack, it will be put to good use.
I'll also add it to funds to translate the game into Japanese, Spanish and/or Russian! 

Funding from Kickstarter will allow Mindless Box to be amplified into a professional looking game with a proper soundtrack and other such features. Here's how the funds will be broken down.
 
With a base goal of $4500
20% - fees & such 900$
20% - rewards 900$
35% - audio 1575$
Rest - art

Fees: 
20% of funds raised through the Mindless Box Kickstarter will go towards any fees and taxes that may come up.
20% of funds raised will go towards fulfilling the backer rewards. Whatever isn't covered will be taken from the art funds.
35% will go towards funding an original soundtrack for Mindless Box. As music is an important part of any MT game's atmosphere, I hope to work with a talented musician to create a soundtrack that'll accompany players throughout their adventure.
Whatever is left over from funding music, fees and rewards will be kept by me. As I am the writer, artist and programmer, I've been able to keep costs relatively low. I plan on only funding myself if there is money left over from the more important areas.

Artist, writer, programmer: Gabicho  

I am the sole member of Maimie's Toybox. I have been working on and completing indie games by myself for 3 years now.
Working by myself has given me the opportunity to take complete control over my projects look, feel and message. It also helps keep costs low.
However, regularly consulting with players and friends has helped me to get out of my own head and expand on the worlds I create. Without them, I am truly nothing.

 

 

Risks and challenges

The only risk that Mindless Box has right now is being delayed. I have never not released a game before and MB will be no different. I am committed to sharing this story with the world as I truly care for the characters I’ve created. If any delays happen, I promise to be completely transparent and offer timely updates.

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