Newton and the Apple Tree is a visual novel originally written and produced by Laplacian. It was originally released in Japan in May 2017.
Sol Press will be responsible for the localization, production, and publishing of the game in English. The current timeframe schedules the game for release in May of 2018.
MiKandi Japan is on board as a crowdfunding consultant and promotional partner, and to see the project through to game launch.
Newton and the Apple Tree is currently planned to be released on Steam.
- Free Demo: 1-2 Hours playtime
- Full Game: 15-30 Hours playtime
- Over 5 different endings
- 5 voiced character videos
- 5 heroines to choose from
"’Newton’ was actually the pen name of a brilliant-minded girl!?"
Protagonist Syuji Asanaga and his childhood friend Yotsuko Utakane, while tracking down Syuji's missing grandfather, unexpectedly ended up traveling through time.
What they witnessed upon their arrival was the presence of a single girl right in front of them.
This particular girl would go on to be dubbed as the father of modern-day science, Sir Isaac Newton!
That’s correct, Newton turned out to be a small, flat-chested girl!
Unaware of this, Syuji loudly crashed into the apple tree right in front of the girl.
"You do realize that I was just on the verge of making the most groundbreaking discovery, don't you!?"
It was at the moment our main couple traveled through time, right then and there, that Newton discovered universal gravitation!
And just like that, through Syuji's witless conduct, the great scientific discoveries of that century had all crumbled to ashes. What's more, like the domino effect, this would gradually end up altering key points in history.
It is now sometime during the 17th century! The story is set at a prestigious English university called "Tenbridge University," named for the fact that it spans a total of ten bridges! Will Syuji ever be able to rectify history and return to the present!?
Written by Laplacian as “an extremely funny, but also slightly touching” time travel adventure!
Project Lead - TBAC
Project Translator - Bango
Project Editor - Adam Haffen
Proofreader / Tester - Kitty-tama
Proofreader / Tester - Haerts
Systems Engineer - Kazumi
Graphics Designer - Vodoka
Webmaster - Veselin Romić
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Shipping is applied to all tiers with physical rewards. Depending on location and pledge, shipping charges may range from $7-$40.
"日本独占" is a tier only available to residents of Japan. Any other tier purchase destined for Japan will be refunded.
Risks and challenges
The Sakura Sakura visual novel Kickstarter campaign taught us a lot. It was Sol Press's very first project, and we've identified key issues and have worked on responding to community feedback in order to address them.
One of the key risks when it comes to visual novel Kickstarters and projects is that translation quality is a major issue. In order to increase quality, the translation will be produced with the oversight of popular industry veterans. They will constantly check to make sure that the translation is up to par, and will sign off on it. The actual translation will be done by an individual whom they have tested and have approved of.
Production speed is also a very important issue when it comes to visual novel Kickstarters. We plan on being as open as possible when it comes to progress, having the project lead of the team write weekly progress updates for the community.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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