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Blemish - Visual Novel | A story of empathy and family

A psychological drama visual novel about a family therapist suffering emotional turbulence after a young patient commits suicide.

Blemish - Visual Novel | A story of empathy and family

A psychological drama visual novel about a family therapist suffering emotional turbulence after a young patient commits suicide.

$1,643
pledged of $3,500pledged of $3,500 goal
142
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 31 2017 7:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 31, 2017

About

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Blemish is a psychological drama visual novel game with suspense elements. The game will consist entirely of narration and dialogue between characters. There will be pivotal choices that will change the outcome of the story.  

Tobias Gamble is a family therapist whom various married couples recommend in the small city of Flanston. He's praised for his familiar way of association and candidly speaking on his own experiences as a married individual. Having little doubt in his career, Tobias yields a proud and charismatic nature, at least until after he associates with his first adolescent patient. 

Zoe Matthews, the patient in question, is found dead in her bedroom after committing suicide. It isn't long before the event becomes gossip throughout the city, and Tobias' composure is left shattered. Wallowing in guilt, he trudges along to his next patient, another young girl by the name of "Millicent."

Tobias commences the assessment disheartened and distrustful of his ability, and he'll soon find there's little rest to be had. There's something about Millicent, and it may be deeper than he can intake.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Custom character and background art.
  • Original thought-provoking soundtrack
  • Multiple choices with four endings.
  • Mature themes (violence/obscene dialogue/disturbing context)

 

 

 

All backgrounds use 3D environments as a base for extra depth. 

 

 

 

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Blemish will be Pavior's first game! For now, I am outsourcing artwork from two freelance artists. I've managed quite well without crowdfunding because of part-time work, but I believed it was time to make the big push into making Blemish as fleshed out as it can be. Alone, I've handled the creative planning, writing, UI design, and soundtrack.

The Kickstarter funds will allow more refined character art and backgrounds done, as well as achieve various CGs. Funds will NOT be used for living expenses; they will be used for the development of the game as well as rewards and fees. Any supplementary funding will be used to polish the art such as adding extra poses.

You can follow Pavior on the Twitter!

Credits

  • Morris: Creator/Writer/Composer
  • Kelly & Mashiko Saoto: Character Sprite Artists
  • Pavel G: Background Artist
  • Hishnul: Trailer Character Animation
  • DovahKitteh: UI Programming

Risks and challenges

Other than the artwork and tidbits of programming, I'm handling everything else. I understand it can be quite a bit of work for one person, but I'm confident in my delivery, and having artists handling the visuals is a huge relief needed to focus on my own capability.

I will always make it known that the game is being worked on in a timely fashion. As someone who's backed over 30 campaigns, trust me, I can understand the frustration that comes with a silent project!

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    Write a current event that will be broadcasted for when Tobias indulges in his newswatching sessions. It can be a news report on a murder, celebrity scandal, sports talk, or politics.

    You can mention any number of character names you'd like within the report. Tobias will also deliver his unique commentary on it. If voiceovers become a possibility, the newscasting will be fully voice-acted.

    We're all proper ladies and gents here, so no wacky news reports such as a clown slipping on a banana peel, falling on top of a skateboard then rolling towards a nuclear power plant, causing an explosion.

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    You can design the interior of a room in Tobias' and Henrietta's home! Choose anything from the color palette down to the furniture of a kitchen, living room, or dining room. These rooms will feature in several scenes throughout the story.

    The designs must be practical. Tobias and Henrietta are classy individuals, so they probably wouldn't have death metal band posters plastered over the walls. If you aren't sure, feel free to message me about it!

    This is first-come, first-served! A backer that pledges first will get the first choice between kitchen, living room, and dining room. Second choice applies for the next backer.

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    You will have the honor of naming and designing Tobias' well-loved cat or dog! The pet is involved in several scenes, including ADV and CG scenes. Additionally, you can define the personality of the pet, whether it be grumpy, playful, picky, etc. Your design will influence Tobias' narrative regarding the pet (shopping for food, feeding, playing, etc).

    This is a HIGHLY exclusive reward, because Tobias can only handle a single animal friend. No harm will come to the pet! I will protect it!

    (The design must be practical. No blue, talking dogs or cat girls, I'm afraid.)

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