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Which memory is true, which is false? Listen to the cyborg family's stories and gather evidence to solve a cold case w/o being killed!
Which memory is true, which is false? Listen to the cyborg family's stories and gather evidence to solve a cold case w/o being killed!
Which memory is true, which is false? Listen to the cyborg family's stories and gather evidence to solve a cold case w/o being killed!
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Pinocchio's Murder - An Interactive Visual Novel

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A sci-fi murder mystery in a cyberpunk world with a dash of slice of life! Find the truth, romance or die! Collect evidence and present your case to the character 'jury!' (Funding is for more music, sound effects, expanded art and even voice acting and 2D animated cutscenes!!)

 Summary

Which memory is true, which is false? Angel must sort out the implanted memories and true memories in her friends Lien and Kolei in order to rescue them from the grasp of their controlling father Seon who wants to turn them into puppets to become pure weapons of mass destruction.

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 THE GAME

There will be three romance options: Choose between Lien, Kolei, and Seon’s mysteries to solve and resolve for expanded content. Additional funding may open up additional routes.

Genre: Visual Novel, Mystery, Science Fiction, Romance, Choose Your Adventure   
Romance options: GXB
Rating: Everyone   
Engine: Renpy    
Language: English     
Platform: PC/Mac     
-Expansions: Steam after greenlit, Android/Ios version in planning
Length: 30k-40k words (3-4 hours playtime)

***DOWNLOAD DEMO BETA VERSION***

Sound included: BGM, SFX and limited Voice acting (Until funds are met, this is just a teaser of what it could be and more with proper funding)

We're now taking Paypal payments!

WE'RE STEAM APPROVED!

 STRETCHGOALS

CHARACTERS

 Angel Love - ||Human/Clone|| The main character who is a clone of someone from the past. Angel is a certified nurse for cyborgs and wishes the best for them, including helping her friends Lien and Kolei with their personal issues. Well meaning and committed, Angel won't stop until her friends are finally happy.

Lien Lei - ||Cyborg|| CEO of Seon Corp and Angel's boss who has a famous storm-like temper. He may or may not have feelings for her...  Lien has had a grudge against family members for years which he might take to the grave.

Kolei - ||Cyborg/Bio-Mech|| The younger brother of Lien and quieter of the two. He hides a lot of secrets and prefers to be very private, acting distant as there is more going on beneath the surface than he likes to let on. His relationship with Lien is complicated due to their history and half-sibling relation.

Seon Lei - ||Cyborg/"Immortal"|| The brothers' mysterious and elusive father who is the founder of the major company Seon Corp., which has the size and power of a small country. His reasons behind the treatment and mental manipulation of his sons are questionable...

~SUPPORTING CAST:

Sharon - ||Human|| Head doctor at Seon Corp, she is a long time employee and Angel's boss when Lien isn't around. Usually calm and collected, she might decide to leave her job due to the insanity that ensues between the Lei family.

ADDITIONAL STRETCH GOAL CHARACTERS   

(If "Stretch Goal" is reached they will have their own side storylines. If not, you will see them in-game as supporting cast)

Randy  - A cyborg whose human life was turned upside down thanks to Seon Corp., namely Lien Lei. He is a steadfast friend to Angel and forced lackey of Lien. His hacking ability makes him a valuable ally.


Isaac Hubert  
- A Genrich human (semi-clone) who has a talent for hacking and good looks but a lack in mecha piloting skills as well manners. He is a long time associate of Lien's and knows things that could make him "disappear forever."


Angelica
 - An android with striking resemblance to Angel, albeit a bit older. A sort of "sister" unit to Lien's giant mech robot None, she was created for....?


Lilian
- A mysterious and beautiful woman with a striking resemblance to Lien's deceased mother due to being her clone. What secrets does she know by being at Seon's side?

WHY KICKSTARTER?

The fundraising is only to help the game become better, such as:

  • 1. Additional story routes and characters for more options
  • 2. Customize high quality soundtracks
  • 3. Fully voiced Animated cut scenes

Example of our animation:

 SOUND TRACKS/OST

Collect evidence and prove what memories are correct and win the characters to your side! Uncover buried secrets!

Screenshot of the mini dress up game:

GAME ELEMENTS:

  • Starts with three romance options (5  if all stretch goals are reached) 
  • Mystery aspect: investigate and collect evidence of true/false memories.
  • Presenting the case not to a judge but to a character according to their beliefs and personalities, you need to lay out the evidence in a timeline, if matched you get a good ending, if not matched you get a bitter/sweet ending but with another evidence to keep playing.
  •  You can end up helping the enemy to take over the world if you choose.
  • Options to pair characters up, there’s romance element Friendship endings will become available once funding reached stretch goals.

THE TEAM

Art/direction/story: Mayshing
Production Assistant: Elysse Breaux, Roxie Tran  
Story editors: Roxie Tran, Elysse Breaux, TeamDL
Programmer: TeamDL 
Art/programming Assistant: Janek Priimägi
Sound Design: Greg Lim 
BGM: Katie Rhodes, Matthew Chiang, Isabelle Ku, Greg Lim
Voice Actors: Rob Reilly, Brian Tubbs, Elysse Breaux, Elsie SweetPoffin 
3D sets: Young Lee, Brandon Wright, Jim Wang (concept art)  
Game User Interface Template, graphic Design: Dagriz Noguera

~Special thanks:

3D stock: Uncle Mugen 

Stock sound:   xtrgamr and Rhedcerulean 

OUR BUDGET

HISTORY 

This visual novel game is an adaption of the long-standing comic series E-Depth Angel that acts as a standalone as well as continuation of the franchise. Newcomers and long time fans can play this game with ease without confusion due to its flexible gameplay and clear-cut storyline. Established fans will enjoy revisions of the comic's events including updated looks and streamline storytelling!

REWARDS

Backer T-shirt Large size
Backer T-shirt Large size
Black T-shirt for your option
Black T-shirt for your option
Watercolor commission sample 8"X10"
Watercolor commission sample 8"X10"
Lien's double sided transparent acrylic 1.5" keychain
Lien's double sided transparent acrylic 1.5" keychain
Kolei's  double sided transparent acrylic 1.5" keychain
Kolei's double sided transparent acrylic 1.5" keychain

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OUR SOCIAL MEDIA

Edepth's site: http://edepthangel.com
Our site: http://altabestudio.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/altabe
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AltabeStudio
Tumblr: http://altabestudio.tumblr.com/
Deviantart: http://altabe.deviantart.com/
STEAM Greenlight:http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=439531714

Risks and challenges

The studio team has experience working with one another on various projects since 2009, it's our goal to deliver a good and passionate product and we have the determination and interest to keep our reputation for years to come, we will deliver even if we experience some delays due to members being swamped from their day jobs or family needs.

We pledge to keep everyone informed of any possible delays and keep communicating.

It is our hope we can build up a good brand with our games and we will hold ourselves to that discipline.

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