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The Letter is a horror visual novel game with six playable characters, animated backgrounds & sprites, and engaging quick-time events.
The Letter is a horror visual novel game with seven playable characters, animated backgrounds & sprites, and engaging quick-time events.
The Letter is a horror visual novel game with seven playable characters, animated backgrounds & sprites, and engaging quick-time events.
518 backers pledged $33,946 to help bring this project to life.

Update #3: Campaign & Art Updates

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Hello everyone! How's it going? 

For this update we want to inform you of the several campaign changes that we made:

1. Voice Acting Stretch Goal

Before our VA goal sits at 120,000 USD, only because we have no idea how much voice actors and actresses cost. Right now we're in contact with Rachael, a professional voice actress, and she's helping us in recruiting potential English actors for the game. She gave us some estimates, and basing from that, we decided to lower our VA goal to 40,000 USD! :) If you think voices would make The Letter even better, please spread the word out and help us reach this goal!

Our new stretch goal chart! VA is now $40,000 from $120,000!
Our new stretch goal chart! VA is now $40,000 from $120,000!

We're also extremely honored to have a couple of people telling us that they're willing to voice for free! To those guys, we haven't forgotten about you! Once we reach the VA goal, we'll reach out to you and let's see how we can do this together! 

2. Reward Changes

We lowered the price for ✪ SENIOR DESIGNER ✪ tier. From 5,000 USD, it went down to 3,000 USD. We also added illustrated images of each tier reward, as well as T-shirt design mock-up, in the campaign! Check them out if you have the time!

3. Paypal Pledges

So far, our Kickstarter campaign has around 6,460 USD pledged, while in Paypal we have around 80 USD pledged from 3 backers. That's total of 6540 total pledges, and with 19 days to go, we're only at 20% of our funding goal. We need to work harder in promoting our game, and we need your support everyone! Please help us spread the word out to friends and other VN fans! =) 

4. News Coverage

As we've mentioned in the previous updates, we've been hard at work in getting the word out, and we want to say thank you to the following sites that took time to write a coverage for us:

These guys are awesome! :)
These guys are awesome! :)

A lot of Youtubers are also posting videos about our demo, and we can't thank them enough! We featured some play-through videos in our campaign from 4 Youtubers, so please watch them! We wish we could post all of the videos made about The Letter's demo, but it's going to make the campaign very very very long XD 

Regardless, we send our sincerest and warmest gratitude to everyone who supported The Letter, in one way or another!

And lastly...

Some art updates! Yay! Check them out below!

I wonder who she is~
I wonder who she is~
WIP Isabella's bedroom, look at all those instant noodles...
WIP Isabella's bedroom, look at all those instant noodles...
WIP mansion living room lineart
WIP mansion living room lineart
Luke vs Ash, wait 'til they see Zach's sexy sketch pose!
Luke vs Ash, wait 'til they see Zach's sexy sketch pose!

KICKSTARTER GEMSTONE:

Think Classic Final Fantasy, meets Sim City, meets Harry Potter. A school simulator with a classic JRPG twist. (PC/Mac/Linux)
Think Classic Final Fantasy, meets Sim City, meets Harry Potter. A school simulator with a classic JRPG twist. (PC/Mac/Linux)

We'd like to give a shout-out to Agate Studio! Check out their game, Valthirian Arc: Red Covenant on Kickstarter! Their game looks really cool and cute, with all its wizardry and unique classes (Harlequin & Arc Draconus classes look bad-ass O///O!) The game is also set in a school! Please lend your support to them so they can bring an awesome JRPG game to the world!

That's all from us! Until the next update guys! Have a great day! :D

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    1. Yangyang Mobile Creator on

      @Bofferbrauer, Yes! We did email RockPaperShotgun (and 2 of their writers individually) and nudged them a few times, but we're not getting any response ^^; In the event that our KS campaign does not make it (we certainly hope not!), we will make an update on what our next step will be.

      As of now we're not planning on making a second KS campaign, but we're doing our best to find different ways on how to bring the full game to you guys. :)

    2. Bofferbrauer on

      Nice to see Voice acting could come so "soon" in term of pledges.

      As for the pledges themselves, I fear your main problems are going off with a horrible start (which often determines the future of the campain) and unlucky timing with being pitted against some very big games, thus not getting the notability it deserves.

      I do hope the project can recover from this. If not, there is always the possibility of restarting a new campaign for the game at a later date when it's more advanced

      Speaking of promotion, did you reach out to RockPaperShotgun yet? If not, I'd highly advise that you do since they often feature Indie and Crowdfunded games. They even tell you how to do so properly: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/hey-prs-and-developers/