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You've been given a chance to inherit a luxurious all-male brothel in a matriarchal society - but can you handle what that truly means?
You've been given a chance to inherit a luxurious all-male brothel in a matriarchal society - but can you handle what that truly means?
You've been given a chance to inherit a luxurious all-male brothel in a matriarchal society - but can you handle what that truly means?
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Women of Xal - A Political Visual Novel

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This visual novel takes place in the universe of Xal, but keeps its story and dialogue grounded with a realistic edge that helps the player better connect with the characters in their alien world. It's up to the player to decide Xjena's personality: will she risk her shot at a fortune to form a stronger bond with her fellow ladies? Will she do whatever it takes to climb up the economic and political ladder? Can she balance the nature of the brothel's business with a desire to help the men, or will they merely be pawns to continue that climb? Every little choice adds up, and even the smallest decision can change the course of an important conversation dramatically.

 

 

Demo Features (v1.3)

  • Estimated 5k+ of Dialogue 
  • Voice Acted Areas
  • 3 Main Endings + various variations to said endings
  • ※ Full game features will be different from the demo

  

 

 Key Features

  • Voice Acting from an experienced cast 
  • Animated Backgrounds in a distinctive art direction 
  • Optional relationships that affect the storyline + Branching options leading to several unique scenarios each play-through 
  • Morality System with several shades of gray; the "right thing" may hurt more than it helps. And you'll have to live with those decisions.
  • 3 Endings with variations based on player choice and unique scenarios 
  • Secret Endings that take understanding the game's lore and narrative to figure out how to unlock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Composer Johnathan Johnson leaves his orchestral roots to offer a score with unique bassy rhythms and impassioned strings to go with beats you can chill to. His past works range from orchestral, to Metal-Swing musicals. You can hear some of the demo's music down below, as well as check out the projects he's made music for!

"Calm Skies"

 "The Path Least Chosen"

 "Locations"

 "Moment in Time"

Past works:  

 Brilliant Shadows · Pale Spectrum · The Elysium Project

 Groups of Two · Otona-dere · Shattered Heaven

Overview:

  • How is the cost so low? The secret is in the staff. The programmers and artists on board all have their own projects they want to see brought to life. And they'll need a composer. Thanks to my secondary skill, I'm able to offer my own talents at heavy discounts across the board and keep this project's costs down to a minimum.
  • Vocalists are the lovely singers you hear in the demo. They'll be providing vocals for longer tracks in the full game. 
  • Equipment covers the instruments needed to provide a proper 'swinging' soundtrack and tablet for our graphic designer.
  • Fees are what Kickstarter and their 3rd party company "Stripe" takes before we see any of the cash. 

 

 

 

Kickstarter is easily one of the best ways to get your idea out there to a wide, receptive audience, and as someone else who is in love with the idea of creativity being both wanted and supported, we couldn't be prouder to host our first serious commercial product here.

 

 

 Unless one of the higher stretch goals are reached, the composer/writer will not be paid for this production to cut down on the budget. If you liked the music and would love to both hear more and use original tunes for your own projects, you can support his Patreon! It comes free with discounts for those who happen to want to commission a lot of music. And if you want to talk about WoX or any of the storylines it's connected to, Reddit is your friend! Lastly, if you want to ask Xuna any (reasonable) questions, you can follow and tweet Xuna and she'll answer!

Now accepting Patrons
Now accepting Patrons

 

Official Woman of Xal Reddit
Official Woman of Xal Reddit

 

Just Ask Lady Xuna!
Just Ask Lady Xuna!

 

  
Keep up with the staff + All Major Updates
Keep up with the staff + All Major Updates

 

 

Risks and challenges

Although the risks have been mitigated quite a bit (all main characters are drawn, and the writing and music need only a fraction of a traditional budget), the challenges of meeting expectations and making this the absolute definitive example of what we're capable of are ones that are both present, and welcomed!

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    Tourists of Xal

    This is for all those who want a little bit more to remember this campaign by! We'll be adding the demo's soundtrack!

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    Residents of Xal

    Want the full game when it's released? This is your tier!

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    Researchers of Xal

    For those who want to see the concept art, this tier is for you!

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    Musicians of Xal

    Did you know the soundtrack for the full game will have completely different music than what was heard in the demo? And over 60 minutes of it, too! And at this tier, it can be yours!

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    Artists of Xal

    New art will be created ground up for the full game, and we'll be making a 30+ page booklet filled with them! If you love yourself artbooks, the "Artists of Xal" tier is perfect for you!

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    Allies of Xal

    Have a few friends you want to share the game with?! Then you're in the right place! Three copies of the game/steam keys! Not only that, but all your friends receive the same rewards you do!

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    Patrons of Xal

    Have friends you want to share the game with?! Then this is the perfect reward to choose! Not only will you receive not one, not two, not three, but five Steam Keys! And we're not even including the copy of the game you get yourself! Not only that, but all your friends receive the same rewards you do!

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    Nobles of Xal

    Your original character can cameo in the game! You'll work with us to create your character's look, personality, and place in the world of Xal! (Narrative and lore rules apply)

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    Matriarchs of Xal

    Your character now also gets a 2-minute theme that will be part of the score and play during appropriate moments when your character is on screen! (Soundtrack's style applies)

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    • Name in Credits
    • Women of Xal's Concept Art
    • Women of Xal's Demo Soundtrack
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    Governor of Xal

    All the previous tiers before Noble, but now your (Xulian) character can have a holiday based on their past deeds! It'll be a notable event in Xuna's manor! Alternatively, you can just create a more general one (Like Valentine's Day or Christmas) All lore rules and soundtrack styles apply!

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    Instructor of Xal

    Did you know the main ladies are going to be receiving combat training in the full game? Well for this tier, you can not only create an OC, but an additional OC that'll be one of the teachers that teach these ladies how to properly fight! Making them a semi-major character! All tiers before the Nobles one will also be yours!

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    Mother of Xal

    The opening of the full game will definitely not start at the demo's starting point! It will start where Xjena lives. And she has a loving family! This tier lets you dictate the look and personality of the main character's mother! And she'll have more lines than some of the side characters! You also get every tier before the Nobles tier!

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    • Women of Xal's Demo Soundtrack
    • Women of Xal (Full Game)
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    Father of Xal

    Xjena's mother is married to two men! And they all live together! This tier lets you dictate the look and personality of the main character's blood father! You also get every tier before the Nobles tier!

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    • Women of Xal's Demo Soundtrack
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    Father of Xal II

    Xjena's mother is married to two men! And they all live together! This tier lets you dictate the look and personality of the main character's second father! (Not blood related) You also get every tier before the Nobles tier!

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    • Women of Xal's Demo Soundtrack
    • Women of Xal (Full Game)
    • Digital Artbook
    • Women of Xal's Official Soundtrack
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    Creators of Xal

    Loved the character design or the music? Commission our musician and character artist for personal or commercial use! Choose between getting 10 full 2-minute tracks from our composer, 10 fullbody illustrations from our artist, or 5 of each! You can use these assets for any project of your own! (No OCs created from this tier will be featured in WoX)

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    • Digital Artbook
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    Lovers of Xal

    Want an OC to be more than a cameo?! This tier lets you have a character cameo in Women of Xal, but you can also create an additional character that players can romance! And not just a brief thing, but players can spend hours getting to know your character the same way they can get to know the girls you see on our promotional images! This comes with various outfits and some CGs! You also get every tier before the Nobles tier!

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    • Women of Xal's Demo Soundtrack
    • Women of Xal (Full Game)
    • Digital Artbook
    • Women of Xal's Official Soundtrack
    • Your Original Character Cameos in "Women of Xal!"
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    Queen of Xal

    Xuna isn't top girl when it comes to successful brothels on Xal. For this tier, your (Xulian) female OC will not only get to run her own brothel, but it'll be the most successful one in the lore. The main characters can frequently visit her harem that you'll help design both in and out, talk with 6 of your OC harem boys, and will be a plot point for a few events, making this Matriarch a very important character. One of these characters can even have a romance arc with the MC! (Similar to the previous tier) Oh, and each character can get their own theme music. You'll also receive 50 Steam keys and every reward before the Nobles tier! Last and not least, you'll receive the one and only physical copy of the "Women of Xal" large soundtrack, featuring all your OC's music!

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    • Name in Credits
    • Women of Xal's Concept Art
    • Women of Xal's Demo Soundtrack
    • Women of Xal (Full Game)
    • Digital Artbook
    • 50 Additional Steam Keys
    • Exclusive Physical Soundtrack to "Women of Xal"
    • Female OC Receives Their Own Harem + Boys + Themes!
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