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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 28 2019 7:35 PM UTC +00:00.

Blankspace - Mystery/Puzzle Escape Room Visual Novel

Interact with Beryl, investigate your surroundings, solve puzzles, and find your way out of a strange-looking room!

Blankspace - Mystery/Puzzle Escape Room Visual Novel

Interact with Beryl, investigate your surroundings, solve puzzles, and find your way out of a strange-looking room!

€4,343
pledged of €2,000pledged of €2,000 goal
212
backers
13days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 28 2019 7:35 PM UTC +00:00.

About

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The demo version shows the first 30-60 minutes of the game.

Blankspace is an escape room visual novel with point-and-click elements. Interact with Beryl, investigate your surroundings, solve puzzles, and find your way out of a strange-looking room!

  •  Genres: mystery, puzzle, suspense, romance
  •  Romance: BxG

  • 2-5 hours of playtime
  • A story-rich, character-driven narrative
  • Choices that affect your relationship & ending
  • Multiple endings
  • Optional free H-patch (available upon release)
  • Available for Windows & Linux

- Content warning -

This story is intended for a mature audience, and may contain strong language, blood, alcohol consumption, and sexual content. It will also touch upon some dark topics including abuse, depression, and suicide.

Please take note of this if you're sensitive to such things.

Player discretion is advised.


Not sure what he's been doing the night before, Chris wakes up in a strange room, handcuffed to a pipe. He doesn't recognize the girl that wakes up next to him, but it seems they're both in a similar predicament.

What's their story? Can they get out?





NAYRU

Blankspace is a solo project. I create everything for it aside from the music.

Here's my Twitter

  • Special thanks to Xolf for proofreading and coding assistance! 

Music is one thing I cannot create on my own, and that's the main reason why this Kickstarter campaign is taking place. If the funding goal is met, I will be able to commission a composer to create an original soundtrack for the game.

Regardless of whether the campaign is successful or not, I will keep working on Blankspace with a Q2 2020 release date in mind.


I'm working on this project of my own accord, and I plan to finish it no matter what. All of the funds gathered through this Kickstarter campaign will go towards music, potential voice acting, and to cover all costs associated with it.


All backers get access to backer-only updates and to BackerKit once it goes live (where you can pledge for add-ons later).


  • [Digital Game]

Copies of the full version of Blankspace will be distributed for Windows/Linux on its release date to everyone who backed at the [Digital Game] EARLY BIRD tier (7 EUR / ~8 USD) or higher. Itch.io Keys will come first, Steam's release will follow shortly after.


  • [Digital Artbook]

Filled with sketches, concept art, game assets and development notes, the artbook is perfect for anyone who wants to get a behind-the-scenes look at Blankspace's creation. Pledging 15 EUR (~17 USD) will earn you a .pdf file of the artbook at least a month before its public release.


  • [Digital Soundtrack]

By pledging 20 EUR (~22 USD) you'll get a digital copy of the soundtrack for your listening pleasure. The length of the soundtrack depends on this Kickstarter's success, with a minimum of nine tracks. Files will be available in both MP3 and FLAC formats.


  • [Early Access / Beta Testing]

The perfect tier for anyone who'd like to discover Chris' and Beryl's story before it becomes publicly available.

Blankspace will consist of 3 chapters and an epilogue (think of the demo as an incomplete Chapter 1). By pledging 35 EUR (~39 USD), not only will you get your hands on the full beta build before the game's official release, you'll also get access to the game's Chapter 2 upon its completion!

  • With this tier, you can also help me beta-test the game and get listed as a beta-tester in the credits (applies after answering the beta-tester survey).

  • [Mousepad]

The 60 EUR (~67 USD) tier holds a mousepad with a design/CG of your choice! (I'll be asking about what CG you'd like to have printed once the game is out and all CGs will be available to see).

Examples of mousepad designs

  • [T-shirt]

Pledging 90 EUR (~100 USD) will earn you a Blankspace T-shirt! Design preview below.

T-shirt design preview

*Shipping is included in all backer reward tiers (worldwide!)


  • [Blackboard Message]

Did you ever want to leave a unique mark of your own while helping a project come to completion? With this tier, not only can you help me beta-test the game, but also get a small piece of "art" immortalized within the project!

If you played the demo, you might have noticed Chris can "leave a message for the mastermind" by drawing something on the blackboard. By selecting this tier, you'll be able to give Chris an additional option to choose from.

I will make a chalk-style drawing with your guidance and have it appear in the game, alongside of a custom short commentary from Chris and Beryl. Please keep in mind that canon-wise Chris is the one who will be drawing it, and he's not much of an artist (as you might have noticed from the options already available). The drawing is not meant to be a masterpiece.

  • The drawing will also get showcased in the game's gallery and in the artbook.
  • As a Blackboard Message creator, you will also get a special spot in the credits where you will be able to leave a short message.
     

(Subject to dev approval)



Are you interested in getting an additional game copy for a friend? Or perhaps an additional T-shirt? Add-ons make that possible!

All add-ons will be available on BackerKit once it goes live, sometime after the campaign ends. To receive an add-on reward, simply increase your pledge amount by the corresponding value of what you're interested in. You'll be able to use up your credit later, once I send out the BackerKit surveys.

  • DIGITAL GAME [+8 EUR / ~9 USD]
  • DIGITAL ARTBOOK [+5 EUR / ~5.5 USD]
  • DIGITAL SOUNDTRACK [+5 EUR / ~5.5 USD]
  • MOUSEPAD [+40 EUR / ~45 USD]
  •  T-SHIRT [+50 EUR / ~56 USD]
     

As an example, if you're interested in getting two copies of the game, you should pledge an additional 8 EUR after backing at one of the [Digital Game] tiers. If you'd like just the game and a T-shirt (without all the available tiers in-between), that would be an additional 50 EUR while backing at one of the [Digital Game] tiers.


  • [2000 EUR] - The project is funded! 💚
  • I will be able to commission a composer to work on an original soundtrack for the game! This goal covers the minimum number of tracks needed.

  • [4000 EUR] - Extended Original Soundtrack! 💚
  • The rule is simple - the more funds gathered, the more music I will be able to commission! With an extended soundtrack, Blankspace will have more tracks, and most of them will be longer, as well! Exciting!

  • [6000 EUR] - Partial Voice Acting!
  • With this goal reached, I'm going to commission voice actors for both Chris and Beryl! I'm not a fan of voice acting that consists of single sounds that repeatedly appear with each line, so my goal will be to have the most important scenes fully voiced.

  • [8000 EUR] - Extended Partial Voice Acting!
  • The same rule applies here: the more funds gathered, the more lines will become voiced!


I've worked on these together with MstMori and Marcianek. Check them out!

SoulSet on Steam | SoulSet on itch.io

Whiteheart Woods Demo on itch.io

Risks and challenges

I'm just one person, but I'm confident in my focus and my abilities. The demo of Blankspace should be enough of an indicator that I have the skills needed to finish this game, as all crucial assets and mechanics are presented there. This isn't my first project, either - I have experience in bringing a project to completion.

Creating a video game always comes with a set of challenges, though, and unexpected things can always happen. Having backed over 150 Kickstarter campaigns myself, I know how frustrating it is when projects go silent for lengthy periods of time. If there are going to be any delays, I plan to be transparent about them.

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    Can't wait for the game's full release? Then this is the perfect tier for you!
    Blankspace will consist of 3 chapters and an epilogue (think of the demo as an incomplete Chapter 1). If you pledge for this tier, not only will you get your hands on the full beta build before the game's official release, you'll also get access to the game's Chapter 2 upon its completion!
    With this tier, you can also help me beta-test the game and get listed as a beta-tester in the credits (applies after answering the beta-tester survey).

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    Can't wait for the game's full release? Then this is the perfect tier for you!
    Blankspace will consist of 3 chapters and an epilogue (think of the demo as an incomplete Chapter 1). If you pledge for this tier, not only will you get your hands on the full beta build before the game's official release, you'll also get access to the game's Chapter 2 upon its completion!
    With this tier, you can also help me beta-test the game and get listed as a beta-tester in the credits (applies after answering the beta-tester survey).

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    The mousepad is a Kickstarter exclusive and won't be sold outside of the campaign.
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    Get a Blankspace T-shirt!
    Both the mousepad and T-shirt are Kickstarter exclusives and won't be sold outside of the campaign.
    *Shipping included

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    • Name in credits
    • Digital Artbook
    • Digital Soundtrack
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    Did you ever want to leave a unique mark of your own while helping a project come to completion? With this tier, not only can you help me beta-test the game, but also get a small piece of "art" immortalized within the project!
    If you played the demo, you might have noticed Chris can "leave a message for the mastermind" by drawing something on the blackboard. By selecting this tier, you'll be able to give Chris an additional option to choose from.
    I will make a chalk-style drawing with your guidance and have it appear in the game, alongside of a custom short commentary from Chris and Beryl (please read the Rewards section of the campaign for more details).
    The drawing will also get showcased in the game's gallery and in the artbook.
    As a Blackboard Message creator, you will also get a special spot in the credits where you will be able to leave a short message.
    (Subject to dev approval)

    Includes:
    • Digital Game
    • Name in credits
    • Digital Artbook
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Early Access
    • Mousepad
    • T-shirt
    • Design a blackboard message!
    • Special spot in credits
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