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A visual novel management sim game that follows the story of a group of friends aspiring to produce their own anime series.
A visual novel management sim game that follows the story of a group of friends aspiring to produce their own anime series.
A visual novel management sim game that follows the story of a group of friends aspiring to produce their own anime series.
180 backers pledged AU$ 8,105 to help bring this project to life.

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Anime Studio Simulator - Visual Novel

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Anime Studio Simulator is a visual novel with simulation elements in which the player manages an anime studio.

You’ll play as Yukari, the team’s director. Your role is to guide your team by deciding on the best course of action to produce your own anime series. Other factors will come into play as well, such as outsourcing work and dealing with random events.

It’ll be a tough journey for your team, especially since they lack experience. Furthermore, they’ll have to battle deadlines, stress, limited funds, and more. Can you guide them past all obstacles to successful create an anime?

Story

Yukari is a teenage girl who recently graduated from high school. However, she has important plans for her vacation: making her own ANIME!

With newly-gained investment funds and the help of her friends, she hopes to turn her dream into reality. Will Yukari and her team make an unforgettable impression on the anime industry... or collapse from the pressure of creating their own anime series?

Anime Studio Simulator features choice-driven gameplay, which affects the story and ending. It will have about (4-6) different endings depending on the actions you take and how well you produce your anime.

Random events occur in the game based on the state of your team and your anime series. This will provide additional replay value beyond the multiple endings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screenshots of the demo
Screenshots of the demo

 

 

 

 

Some commissioned backgrounds
Some commissioned backgrounds

 

 

 

GUI screens for the game
GUI screens for the game

 

 

 

 

 

The numbers in the piechart are in percentage (%)
The numbers in the piechart are in percentage (%)

 

Rough estimates of the production cost
Rough estimates of the production cost

 Why Kickstarter?  

While progress on Anime Studio Simulator is coming along well, we require additional funds to deliver a complete and polished game. These funds will be used to pay the people working on this project and cover the Kickstarter fees.

Visualnoveler is an alias that I use for my visual novel projects. I decided to start developing visual novels a few months ago and Anime Studio Simulator is my first project.

wraithseeker - Creator, Writer, Developer

Samantha - Editor, Writer

Gato - Sprite Artist

Thaichau - BG Artist

Mondonater - Composer

Saw Zheng - Random Events Writer

Joseph - Editor for demo

LogenGT - Production Assistant

About Visualnoveler

Visualnoveler is a website where fans can track and discover visual novels, as well as manage and compare lists of visual novels they’ve played. Additionally, it provides accessible information about visual novels for newcomers to the genre.

Recently added features include reviews, walkthroughs, and the translation status of visual novels.

 

Numbers are in AUD (Australian Dollars)
Numbers are in AUD (Australian Dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We understand that developing games is tough and always carries some form of risk. However, we’ve had experience developing games such as Make the Path and Detective Cat on iOS in the past. Therefore, we have a better idea of the importance of budgeting and how to manage a project.

Programming for Anime Studio Simulator’s engine is mostly complete. We’re looking at a release date somewhere between September and October 2016.

We’ll keep everyone updated on the latest developments.

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    You'll also get access to the beta testing builds along with your name on the credits!

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    Exclusives

    You’ll receive all of the above and also appear in the game as a side character with dialogue and expressions.

    You’ll get access to the beta build before anyone else and we will discuss the game's development process with you.

    We'll also work with you on a random event of your choice.

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