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About this project

 Idols are the most popular thing in the media and the rising idol production company Lyriq has a convention to run this weekend. There is only one catch: the virtual idol named Aiko is malfunctioning. Only one thing can fix Aiko, and that is finding the person who programmed her. But it isn’t easy for a sapient computer program to find her creator–that is, without help. That’s where superfan Hana and a ragtag team of convention attendees come in to save the day.

AIdol: Artificial Intelligence Idol is a visual novel that is programmed in Unity. Features include light character animations, panning backgrounds, and an interactive story involving a virtual idol, a PR team, and a pack of misfit convention attendees.

Featuring relaxing, upbeat music as well as cute art, we hope this will be a visual novel to enjoy.

 AIdol: Artificial Intelligence Idol features a relaxing and cute original soundtrack, which you can listen to a preview of here:

 Please vote for us on Steam Greenlight! We hope our project captures your interest!

 

Don't have a Kickstarter account? That's okay! We will have Paypal pledges after the Kickstarter Campaign.

       

 AIdol is a visual novel that features a large cast. Let's meet the characters now! Melow has done a wonderful job creating cute designs and illustrations that fit the theme of AIdol perfectly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 You may sample a small introduction to the story. We hope it holds your interest and gives you an idea of how the game operates. The demo can be found on our itch.io page!

Available on the following platforms:

 The full game will be approximately five hours long, depending on the individual player's reading speed.

 We chose Kickstarter to help bring us extra funding to our game so that we may bring AIdol to its maximum potential and completion. Anything beyond that will go towards further polishing the project and adding fun bonuses. By absorbing most of the costs ourselves, we hope to minimize the amount of funds needed in order to reduce risk for our backers.

We are asking for $6000 USD. In the following pie chart, you can see where that money will be going.

 We have made decent headway into completing the game. You can see our estimated progress on the following chart.

 

Pledge and you can receive the following, depending on how much you pledge!

Digital Wallpaper and Icon Pack
Digital Wallpaper and Icon Pack

 

Digital Game
Digital Game

 

Digital Original Soundtrack
Digital Original Soundtrack

 

Digital Art Book
Digital Art Book

 

Acrylic Charm
Acrylic Charm

 (Art for Acrylic Charm not final.)

Background Character for Convention Scenes
Background Character for Convention Scenes

We will be offering physical versions of the Game, Soundtrack, and Art book. We will also be unveiling a physical poster design soon!

If we exceed our goal, we will be happy to add bonus content to the game. Stretch goals include the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 Pixel Pineberry Studios is the creative force behind AIdol. The team, as well as a few freelancers, hopes to bring AIdol from us to you.

 TaleMason Interactive graciously provided us with the programming and story engine for AIdol.

 

 

 

Mystery Corgi, or Morgana, is the head of Pixel Pineberry and the original creator of AIdol. She has assisted in the writing, programming, and other creative tasks of various visual novels. Some of her previous works include Afterthought Studios' A More Beautiful World, Forgotten, Not Lost, and When Our Journey Ends. Look forward to her upcoming project Connection Pending.

ebi-hime is the writer who helped make the script of AIdol a reality. She has penned a good many visual novels. Some of her previous works include The Way We All Go, Asphyxia, and Sweetest Monster.

Melow is the artist who helped bring the GUI and characters of AIdol to life. She has drawn for several visual novels, including When Our Journey Ends,  Chronotopia, and Once on a Windswept Night

JWhitney is the artist who is helping us touch up our background art for AIdol. She has worked on Caramel Mokaccino as an assistant artist. Look forward to her as the lead artist in the upcoming project Connection Pending.

Mock Off is the musician who composed the soundtrack for AIdol. He has lent his talent to Syrup and the Ultimate Sweet, Sickness, and Sweetest Monster. Look forward to his work in the upcoming project Connection Pending.

 

 

Risks and challenges

All creative projects come with some amount of risk, however we have done our best to mitigate that risk.

Having had the script already completed at the time of our Kickstarter launch, we have navigated past some of the most common pitfalls to not seeing a project through. A good amount of the character art, background art, and music is done as well. The GUI is done and programming is also ready to be finalized.

If you are interested in our project or want to learn more about us, please visit us on any of our social media pages! We also wish to be as transparent as possible, so please feel free to contact us any time for questions or concerns.

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    Casual Fan Pack

    **Digital Wallpaper Tier**

    For this tier you have our gratitude and will receive the digital wallpapers pack.

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    Presale Concert Tickets

    **Early Backer Limited Tier**

    For this you will receive AIdol at a lower pledge amount. This includes the digital copy of the game.

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    Concert Tickets

    **Digital Game Tier**

    For this tier you will receive AIdol at the regular pledge amount. This includes the digital copy of the game.

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    Concert + Digital CD

    **Digital Game + Digital OST Tier**

    For this tier you will receive the game and the soundtrack in digital format.

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    Concert + Artbook

    *Digital Game + Digital OST + Digital Art Book Tier**

    For this tier you will receive the game and the soundtrack in digital format, as well as the digital art book.

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    Concert Memorabilia

    **Digital Copy of Game + Digital OST + Digital Artbook + Acrylic Phone Charm**

    You went to the concert and picked up a cute phone charm!

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    • Digital Soundtrack
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    Convention Fanatic

    **Digital Game + Digital OST + Digital Art Book + Physical Poster + Acrylic Charm**

    You went to the convention and the concert and scored some sweet gear!

    For this tier you will receive the game and the soundtrack in digital format, as well as the digital art book. You will also get a poster and a Acrylic phone charm of Aiko.

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    • Digital Game
    • Digital Soundtrack
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    Convention Attendee

    **Digital Game + Digital OST + Digital Art Book +Your Character in the Background**

    For this tier you will receive the game and the soundtrack in digital format, as well as the digital art book. You will also be able to design a background character with one spoken line for the convention scene.

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    • Wallpapers and Icons
    • Digital Game
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Digital Artbook
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    AIdol Superfan

    **Physical Copy of Game + OST + Poster**

    For your dedication as a superfan you will receive the game and soundtrack as a physical bundle, as well as a poster.

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    • Wallpapers and Icons
    • Digital Game
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Physical Poster
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    Superfan Memorabilia+

    **Physical Copy of Game + OST + Physical Artbook + Phone Charm + Poster + Character Insert**

    For your dedication as a superfan you will receive the game and soundtrack as a physical bundle, as well as the physical artbook and exclusive Aiko phone charm!
    You will also be able to design a background character with one spoken line for the convention scene.

    Includes:
    • Wallpapers and Icons
    • Digital Game
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Digital Artbook
    • Physical Game and OST Bundle
    • Physical Poster
    • Acrylic Phone Charm
    • Character Insert
    • Physical Artbook
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