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A visual novel by ALICE IN DISSONANCE combining western storytelling with eastern art. Please join us on the journey.
A visual novel by ALICE IN DISSONANCE combining western storytelling with eastern art. Please join us on the journey.
A visual novel by ALICE IN DISSONANCE combining western storytelling with eastern art. Please join us on the journey.
1,137 backers pledged $34,662 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE 2014-07-17: Vita tier + add on added.

UPDATE 2014-07-10: Vita stretch goal announced.

UPDATE 2014-07-05: English Demo is up (OSX/Windows/Linux)

UPDATE 2014-06-26: Digital artbook stretch goal unlocked, next is the physical artbook @ $15,000

UPDATE 2014-06-21: New stretch goal posted!

UPDATE 2014-06-19: 100% funded! We're working on a demo of chapter 1 and put up our first stretch goal!

Who is ALICE IN DISSONANCE?

ALICE IN DISSONANCE (AiD) is a Japanese doujin circle formed in 2011. It is comprised of 2 core members: the founder, writer and director, Munisix, and an in-house art director, Hare Konatsu. Munisix brings a refreshing spin on the visual novel platform with his unique fusion of Western storytelling and Japanese anime-influenced artistry. A strong advocate for originality, he wishes to share AiD’s creative productions with audiences from the East, West, and the rest of the world.

Who is Sekai Project?

We are a startup based in Los Angeles with members across the globe working together on a single goal of getting greater exposure to indie creators. We utilize various social media platforms to connect to both the fans and creators to the content and goals they want.

Raymond Qian: Believing in the vision of joining fans and creators in the Western market, he founded Sekai Project. He has built the foundation of the company on accessibility for all peoples and cultures. As the founder of Sekai Project, he is primarily responsible for the well being of the company's staff, finances, and direction.  

Chris Ling: He has worked in the Western anime industry for nearly a decade, building the links necessary for an undertaking as large as Sekai Project. As the co-founder, he uses his experience, wisdom, and finesse to get the job done. Without his help, Sekai Project would not exist today.  

Why are we using Kickstarter?

ALICE IN DISSONANCE is a small doujin circle made up of a handful of people who are working on fault during their free time. The funding from Kickstarter will not only get the game translated in English but also allow the circle to add extra cutscenes and improve character sprites. The initial goal set for this campaign is the minimum level of improvements AiD is willing to make for the English release. If the goal is surpassed the circle is planning to publish the artbook and bring fault milestone one to mobile platforms.

What is fault milestone one about?

fault milestone one is the first of a series of visual novels created by the Japanese doujin circle ALICE IN DISSONANCE. The story revolves around a princess and her royal guard who have been accidentally teleported to the other side of the planet while trying to escape a brutal attack that has devastated their homeland of Rughzenhaide. The “milestone series” tells the tale of their journey home. fault milestone one will be released on Steam for PC, OSX, and Linux.

Who are the characters?

Why is it called milestone one?

Milestones are the circle's way of naming episodes. fault is about a journey, and wanting to reflect that “milestone” was chosen as a fitting name to denote each episode of the story.

What do we get for backing?

$5 - Thanks for your support! You'll be getting an exclusive wallpaper

$10 - Single copy of fault milestone one -director's cut- from Steam.

$15 - Beta access to fault milestone one -director's cut- from Steam. This will allow you to play the English version of the game as soon as each chapter is completed. Note: If you preordered a copy from our webpage you are on this tier!

$25 - Beta access to fault milestone one -director's cut- from Steam. You'll also have your name in the credits as a special thanks!

$35 - Beta access to the game on Steam, your name in the credits, plus receive the original Japanese physical copy of fault milestone one

$50 - Same rewards as the $35 tier. Also included is a poster and a digital remastered version of the opening track along with the Orgel versions delivered through Steam.

$99 - Same rewards as the $50 tier. On top of that, you will get a printed version of the digital shikishi currently included as a preorder exclusive bonus.

$150 - Same rewards as the $99 tier but instead of one shikishi you'll get two. The second shikishi is a custom black and white illustration of any fault character along with the artist's signature!

$200 - Same rewards as the $150 but instead of a black and white illustration you'll get a colored one!

What is the cost breakdown?

$3000 for translations
$1000 for physical rewards
$1000 for additional cut scenes

Add ons

$35/$40 (international) - Physical copy of the artbook.
$5 - Vita version of the game, requires a pledge of $10 or more.

Stretch Goals

$7000 - Android port of the game. Although the game was already programmed in Ren'Py, the current game interface was not designed for touch screen and is actually quite hard to navigate the main menu. There's also some performance issues that would require a redesign of the main menu and some of the effects used in the game. All backers who pledged at the $10 tier or higher will get the Android version for free.

$10000 - fault digital artbook, a 24 page artbook including unseen content from milestone two! Previews coming soon.

$15000 - fault physical artbook, It'll include the 24 pages from the digital artbook and an additional 12 pages that would include a mini novel about what is happening in the castle 48 hours prior to the attack and additional new artwork/manga with leftover pages.

$25000 - SILENCE THE PEDANT a prequel to fault milestone one set 5 years before.

$30000 - fault milestone one ported to Vita.

Risks and challenges

From our experience we've seen that even with the best planning that it's easy to go in the red in a kickstarter project due to physical reward tiers. We still wish to provide the best possible incentives for all supporters so the biggest risk is not being able to cover costs even being fully funded. We take the risk of covering all additional costs ourselves and will still strive to release in a timely manner.

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    Same as $99 tier and you get a custom artwork on a shikishi with any one character from milestone one in black and white, hand drawn (NOT A PRINT!), signed by the artist.

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    Same as $99 tier and you get a custom artwork on a shikishi with any one character from milestone one in COLOR, hand drawn (NOT A PRINT!), signed by the artist.

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    Same as $99 tier and you get a commissioned work from Hare Konatsu on a shikishi in black and white. Note that the commissioned character must be a girl, no adult content, and one character. Also Hare Konatsu can take requests but has the final decision on honoring the request.

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    Same as $99 tier and you get a commissioned work from Hare Konatsu on a shikishi in color. Note that the commissioned characters must be girls, no adult content, and you can have up to two characters. Also Hare Konatsu can take requests but has the final decision on honoring the request.

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