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A mystery visual novel revolving around two high school detectives who solve cases involving strange beings called Phantoms. GxG/GxB
A mystery visual novel revolving around two high school detectives who solve cases involving strange beings called Phantoms. GxG/GxB
A mystery visual novel revolving around two high school detectives who solve cases involving strange beings called Phantoms. GxG/GxB
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Phantom Ban Detective Agency Visual Novel

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WHAT IS PHANTOM BAN DETECTIVE AGENCY? 

Phantom Ban Detective Agency is a paranormal/mystery visual novel. What is a visual novel you may ask? A visual novel is type of video game format that focuses on storytelling through text, visuals and audio. Visual novels may feature multiple endings through decisions made throughout the game.

In Phantom Ban Detective Agency you play as Riley Weir, a high school student at North Milton High. Alongside fellow student Dameon Hunt, self proclaimed “Phantom expunger extraordinaire,” she finds herself wrapped up in strange occurrences caused by mysterious beings called “Phantoms.” Together they join forces to solve the strange phenomena caused by the Phantoms and restore peace and order to North Milton. 

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Phantom Ban Detective Agency is a story driven game with you steering the path through which the story is told. The visual novel will be divided into 5* episodes.

  • Each episode will focus on a unique case.
  • Explore the world, interact with the cast, and solve cases by selecting choices that affect the overall telling of the story.
  • Your choices will affect the outcome of the story*
  • Multiple endings* 
  • Romance a variety of characters*

*Depending on our final budget based on the amount of stretch goals met and our priorities during development.

Please note our main goal with this project is to create the most complete game at the highest quality we are able to produce. Some features will take priority over others in order to ensure that the story is as fulfilling as can be without the fluff.   

 

 

 

Our goal for this project is to create a full length version of this game within a reasonable timeframe, to the maximum of our vision. Once completed, we would like to share it through Steam Direct. In order for us to complete this goal we will require support in all forms. A major form being the financial aspect, which is where Kickstarter comes into play! To complete our project we will need assistance with creating the assets we are currently missing. Half of our team is working on this project as a commission.

Assets include

  • A dedicated writer who can translate the outline of the game into a readable format for readers to enjoy  
  • A composer to help create original music and sound effects to match the story  
  • An artist to help create the remaining backgrounds  

Even if you are unable to donate to support our project you can still support us by sharing this project. Every little bit helps!

 

Minimum Budget/Kickstarter Goal: $6000+

With this budget we may have to cut back from our original plan of having the story take place in several locations throughout the town in order to afford the core 4 episodes and backgrounds needed. Story will be semi-linear.

  • 50k words (at a minimum) = 4 episodes  
  • Limits story setting to the school and one other location  
  • Backgrounds 10 total  
  • 10 Tracks, about 1m 30s per track + sfx  
  • Limited 1-3 endings

For a fuller visual novel experience, help us reach these goals!  

 

      Game we want to make! Goal: $11,000+ 

This allows us to create the most complete experience we can by including:

  • Complete 4 episodes as intended + additional 50k words (Total 100k words!!!) + New bonus episode!
  • Romance a variety of characters 
  • Expanded setting throughout the town 
  • Extensive routes 
  • Extra endings 
  • Backgrounds 10+ (Up to 5 per ep or as needed) 
  • 10+ Tracks (Up to 20 Tracks) 1:30m per track + extra sfx (as needed)

 

 

 
Hello and welcome to our first Kickstarter! We are so excited to be sharing with you our first full length visual novel project! Starting off we were previously known as “homosoft” for our work on “Fruit Punch!!!!” apart of Yuri Game Jam 2016, check it out here! Our current team comprises of 7 members who are dedicated to bringing you our best in developing a high quality visual novel for your entertainment!

Creator/Lead Artist: Sky  
Creator/Programmer: Arti Cotton ”Swag” Sweater 
Social Media Master: Hannah “Mule” Carnine  
Editor: Rosie “The Cooliest” Ranger  
Commission members  
Writer: Jonathan X a.k.a. SundownKid  
Background Artist: Xand  
Composer: Alec Shea  


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Risks and challenges

Our current challenge is being able to financially proceed with the development of our project which is why we are here. Regardless of what happens in the future we plan on finishing the development of Phantom Ban Detective Agency. If we are unable to meet our Kickstarter goal we may not be able to develop the game as polished as we wish it to be or by this year.

If this Kickstarter is a success the only foreseeable issues we may potentially come across would relate to delays within the development of the visual novel or issues relating to the bonus support rewards.

Delays
We have already accounted extra time into our timetable to help us prepare for any potential delays. We hope the extra time will be enough in case of any type of delay. We wish to complete the project in a timely manner as not to exceed our current deadline.

Bonus Rewards
We can guarantee any digital rewards will be met and sent to the proper supporters. However if for any reason we are unable to fulfill any physical reward promises we will offer you a choice of a full refund or a partial refund equal to the amount spent on the physical rewards.

If any issue arises during development we will be sure to inform you all.


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