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€889
pledged of €12,000pledged of €12,000 goal
28
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, February 28 2019 5:13 AM UTC +00:00

About

  • Ochiba - Falling Leaves
 

Official demo available below!

  • SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
  • CPU: Intel/AMD
  • CPU Speed: 1.2Ghz +
  • RAM: 1Gb +
  • Disk Space: 1Gb +
  • OS: Windows/Linux/MAC/Android

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Ochiba.

A heartbreaking, makes-you-think, Slice of Life Visual Novel that is experienced through the First-Person perspective of it's main character: 'Kai', also known as you!

As inspired by the likes of Clannad and Katawa Shoujo, to be released on steam (initially), featured in 1920x1080 HD.

Interested in trying our official demo and getting a feel of what Ochiba will be like? Click below!

(Clicking the link will redirect you to our demo .rar package including both PC and Mac, uploaded on google drive.)
(Clicking the link will redirect you to our demo .rar package including both PC and Mac, uploaded on google drive.)

Prepare to be drawn into an immersive story that makes you care about and feel for every character you encounter.

Our Visual Novel puts strong emphasis on player-character connection, growing up in life, and learning to tackle and overcome anything it may throw your way. 

Including but not limited to: Romance, Friendship, Sickness, Love, and Loss.

  • The outcome of every playthrough is diverse in its own way and heavily influenced by player choice which we feel is very important to have in a game, especially a visual novel, especially a visual novel like this.
  • The game itself features intricate branching with multiple paths and outcomes for each character, the main girls themselves have three different unlockable paths, a 'bad' , 'neutral' , and 'good' ending each.
  • There is even a chance to divert from one path and continue with another, be it with the same girl or another one entirely!

It is being brought to life in the Ren'Py engine, which gives us and the players exactly what we need and deserve, a down to earth, complex game, with a storyline that will make you want to laugh and cry at the same time.

Ochiba will have 3 romanceable characters: "Umi", "Meiko", and "Yumi", and one 'bonus romance' (See stretch goals!) depending on player choice.

Multiple story-driven branches and lots of side branching, good for over 8-12 hours of gameplay no matter which route the player decides to take.

The game will also feature 'adult scenes' if you play your cards right with one (or more) of the girls!  

Though not graphic in nature as this would not be fitting for an emotional game such as this, trust us when we say that every romance is truly heartfelt and uplifting.  

Naturally, there will be a patch for the lovemaking scenes available for free on our website upon launch.

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Protagonist "Kai" is currently 17 and starting his second day at Yamada High, on his previous school at age 15 he nearly died due to acute lung failure even though it was unknown beforehand that there was anything wrong at all.  

After numerous visits to the hospital, countless X-ray's and neverending CT-scan's, it turned out that one of his lungs was defunct or 'necrotic' since birth, a rare condition that was overlooked during the pregnancy echoes, nobody knew a thing until he collapsed right there on the basketball court.  

This led to him having to re-do his last year of junior high, and "Rien Tanada" his former love interest breaking up with him because they would not be in the same school anymore.  

According to the assortment of doctors and specialists he should now be cured after having half of his lung removed in surgery, leaving only the healthy part to fill up the gap.  

But of course, after such a heavy blow to the body at an early age, he struggles with it and his impeded health on a daily basis...  

What if it goes wrong again?  

What if this wasn't the last time...  

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During his days on Yamada High he interacts with his classmates Umi, Meiko, Nami(twin), Yumi(date-able twin), and Haruna (Potential bonus romance later to be revealed), and from time to time has encounters with the antagonist Shinjiro who is 1 class above them, Shinjiro being the typical jock who is notorious for hanging around the school grounds during breaktime, picking on the new students, this does not sit well with Kai and often results in conflict, and of course the shabby ill-dressed principal Kobayashi, and his quirky but sweet assigned teacher (homeroom and regular): Ms. Yumiko.

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Apart from the branching with the potential love interests a main part of the plot will be the big Sakura Tree in the middle of Kai's hometown, a tree which has been there ever since, some say it has been there since before mankind, it is revered by most as an ancient part of nature, a protector of the town, and it's leaves the very nature of life.  

Common Folklore dating back to the old days of the Samurai, has it that the leaves of a Sakura tree are the physical representation of both life and death, the beautiful but short-lived life of a sakura leaf is something that bears a symbolic meaning to alot of the town's residents.  

During the fall festival all the townspeople gather under the tree with market stalls full of local food and handmade crafts, at the end of the evening and closing of the festival, every person attending lights their own floating lantern in the shape of a Sakura leaf, attached to it is a note scribbled with personal regrets so as to 'send them away' from the earth, and send them up to the sky as part of tradition.

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  • Just to clarify: The goals and backer prices are in Euro's as written in their descriptions, and any (physical) backer rewards have the expected delivery time of 1-2 months after official launch of the game, which we expect to be around March of 2020, with the EA betatesting beginning around May of this year upon completion of Act 1 (of 3). 
  • The appreciation and massive 'Thankyou!' however, will be delivered immediately!

Ochiba will be released in it's entirety! this is truly wonderful news.

(Final game release price: $17,99)

(Digital OST DLC price: $8,99)

14K! Amazing! Ochiba's bonus romance with 'Haruna' will now officially be implemented into the game. Coupled with an exclusive Easter Egg to be discovered early in the game.

Not only will it be available on PC (Steam/Disc), but Ochiba will now also be available for Android on Google Play!

Eightteen big ones! What an achievement! With your help, Ochiba will now be implemented with additional CG's, and a 'Theater' room to go with the 'Jukebox' and 'Library' sections in the in-game 'Extra's', where you will be able to re-watch every CG cut-scene/shortfilm once unlocked in the game itself.

The final stretch! CG! CG! CG! With your help we will be able to make Ochiba even more expansive and feel even more real, higher quality cutscenes and ingame events will be put in.

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  • As stated we expect the backer rewards to be delivered within a 1-2 month period after official launch, great care will be taken to make delivery possible virtually anywhere in the world, (inter)national shipping costs are listed with every reward.
  • We also feel it is important to note that for Ochiba's Digital versions we will do our best to implement a full translation of other common languages upon/after release, including but not limited to: Japanese, Korean, Chinese, German, Spanish, Portuguese(Brazilian).

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  • How we plan to use the money that will be raised here:
 

The biggest and most important parts are the Art (both backgrounds and characters), and the GD or 'General Development' which consists of the Writing, Coding, bug-checking and testing, conversing and releasing, keeping the team members fed and happy, and everything else that is needed in order to make this dream project a reality.

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  •  Estimation of our production process:
 

Now we realise that the actual production time may vary, but we expect these quarterlies to be a good estimate of our schedule.

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  • Meet the team behind Ochiba!
  • Writing/Coding/Development
 
https://www.nkproductionscompany.com
https://www.nkproductionscompany.com
  • Art & Design
https://www.deviantart.com/addrossi
https://www.deviantart.com/addrossi
https://anachuu.carbonmade.com
https://anachuu.carbonmade.com
  • Music 
https://www.sonancydesigns.com
https://www.sonancydesigns.com

                    Example of the DRM-free version's CD/DVD case

                    Example of the DRM-free version's Optical Disc

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                    We've tried to make our Kickstarter as informative and detailed as possible, should you still have any questions, advice, feedback, comments, or just want to express your excitement over the game?

                     Please feel free to contact us as we appreciate every bit of it.

                    Also don't forget to check out our social media pages:

                    As we will update them all frequently, and stay in touch with you all the way!

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    This Kickstarter is as much for the players as it is for the makers of it, we want you to be a part of this personal journey, we want your emotions and thoughts to be combined with ours and we want every person playing this to feel connected to the game and it's characters. So we look forward to your support and feedback, in the hope that very soon we will be able to play and enjoy this beautiful Visual Novel. We'd appreciate it if you could support us by sharing our campaign too, every bit helps!

Together we can make it happen.

Risks and challenges

As for the risks and challenges, obviously there is a lot that comes looking around the corner when you're making a game, especially an indie game, and as such we will put everything and anything towards delivering our backers, our players, and ourselves, the product that is promised.

We can happily say that this project has been a dream in progress for a long time, and if you are in support of this project and want to be an active part of it, then we can realize that dream.

Thank you for taking the time to read this through,
and please do consider supporting this project, so we can make it happen, together.

Also please don't forget to keep an eye on the update & FAQ sections, and our social media pages as we will remain in touch with you all the way.

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    €32,- | All digital for you! You will receive all of the above plus the full digital version of our OST Album, later to be released as Steam DLC.

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    €50,- | Not only will you get all of the above including a drm-free physical copy of Ochiba, but you will also receive the physical game-art booklet to match!

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    Limited package! 50 times to be exact, for purchasing this you will be entitled to everything included in 'Art Collector', plus you will be granted Early Access to the game's development as it progresses, as one of our official Beta Testers! Specially credited as such in the end credits.

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    €70,- | Look at you! collecting all of the above, plus our official soundtrack CD with all the in-game soundtracks!

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    €100,- | Wow! All of the above, except you will be one of the lucky few who receive Ochiba as a hard-cover collector's edition!
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    Kohai The First! (Early Bird)

    €300,- | Congratulations and a massive thank you! next to all of the above, you will now be featured as an extra in the game yourself!
    For which you will receive an accurate representation of your own likeness as an extra in the game.
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    For which you will receive an accurate representation of your own likeness as an extra in the game.
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    €500,- | Unbelievable! You will be entitled to all of the above, plus you get to design your very own character to be featured in-game, aswell as in the slideshow during the end credits! Dialogue and all! (Limit of 1 available)(Early Bird Special)

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