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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, September 22 2019 12:19 AM UTC +00:00.

Satsujin Enigma: a murder mystery visual novel

If you like yokais and a cyberwave japanese aesthetic, this is the game just for you!

Satsujin Enigma: a murder mystery visual novel

If you like yokais and a cyberwave japanese aesthetic, this is the game just for you!

MX$ 15,628
pledged of MX$ 66,745pledged of MX$ 66,745 goal
28
backers
4days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, September 22 2019 12:19 AM UTC +00:00.

About

[ clarification 1 USD = 20 MX ] 

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Satsujin Enigma is a murder mystery Otome based on Japanese Mythical Creatures. The story takes place in Necropolis, an isolated underground city, and despite the poverty, is relatively peaceful. This all changes when bodies start showing up randomly, and the peace of the city is quickly ruined. Corruption quickly spreads, and rumors start popping up of a mysterious soul-sucking demon. In the midst of this chaos, come our love interests:

  • The kind and friendly Mizuho.
  • The serious and street-smart Atsuko.
  • The rough and tumble Katsurou.
  • The sweet, business savvy Masami.
  • The mysterious psychic, Kurumi.
  • And last but not least, the wise and smart Takumi.

They must band together and help solve the mystery behind the deaths, and in their searching, perhaps they will find more than what they bargained for. 

  • At $3800, we will create more soundtracks, as well as allow a separate free download for all the BGM's in the game!
  • At $4000, we will hold a contest on how YOU want the mc to look.
  • At $4500, we will bring in a completely new love interest, we'll even have a voting poll or suggestion poll!
  • At $5000, we will create and include a free NSFW DLC downloadable for every single buyer. 
  • At $5500, we will be hiring voice actors, the game will now be 100% voice acted! Yes, that includes the NSFW bits ;)
  • At $6000, we will add secret endings for each character, and the lore will be expanded.

Once the Kickstarter campaign ends, we will be working on the script.

  •  November 2019: Since we only have one writer, who is juggling both school and Satsujin, there may be some hiccups along the way. This may push back dates, but everything you see here is an approximation. The script will also be proofread, and improved as much as possible. This will take time.
  •  February 2020: Once the script is finalized, we will be working on the programing and art. This means slotting in the dialogue, drawing sprites, implementing them, and etc, etc.
  •  April 2020: The soundtrack for different areas, scenarios, etc, will be created and slotted into the game. 
  •  May 2020: We are hoping that we can beta test the game, get some important feedback, and improve the game as much as possible before release.
  •  July 2020: Hopefully we will be more or less finished with the game at this point, and can send out rewards to our supporters. 
  •  Game Release: We are hoping we can release the game anywhere from September to November 2020. As mentioned earlier, this will be our very first game and there will be struggles. Please know that there may be possible delays, and this timeline should be taken with a grain of salt. We will continue to update you on our progress whenever possible.

For $5, we will put your name in the credits as a show of thanks! 

For $15, you will receive all previous rewards, the game, a poster, and the soundtrack

For $30, you will receive all previous rewards, and the artbook in PDF format.

For $50, you will receive all previous rewards, 1 charm, 1 stick, and 1 surprise poster.

For $100, you will receive all previous rewards, and be an NPC in the game.

For $500, you will receive all previous rewards, have a minor role in the game.

For $1000, you will receive one exclusive version of the game. This exclusive version will include a mini-route with a character of your choice.

 We are a small team of five, who have always dreamed of creating a visual novel of our own. We are big Otome lovers, and noticed that many Otome's now a days don't really know what we want, and we're here to bring you something that is created by our generation, for our generation. Since we are also struggling students, we can not afford to put our all into this project without some pay to help us get by in the meantime. Whatever donations this Kickstarter generates will be split evenly to each member of our team. Please help us make our dreams a reality, and we hope that we can deliver you a finished product that everyone will be happy with. Every cent counts, and we greatly appreciate any donations we receive, no matter how much or how little. Thank you so much for helping our dreams come true!

Budget is subject to change if we meet stretch goals!

  •  Oiiii! I'm Orange Dev or Triptocaine!!! | production manager/lead artist

I'm a graphic designer and animator that enjoys the hard work and rewards big projects bring. I'll be the one working full time on this one so hopefully I'll make a job you'll enjoy as much as I enjoyed making it! Thank you so much for your consideration!

  • Hey! I'm Grapefruit Dev or Lezanikat | concept artist, main artist

I'm a graphic design and animation student and this is one of my frist projects that I'm participating in. I'm excited to work along my friends who are talented and great people. I hope you love this project as much as I do!

  • HELLO! I'm Tangerine dev or Azubanana! | production assistance

I'm a graphic design and animation student and I will be taking care of the marketing of the project and Zitrus. I'm excited to be participating in this project with such nice people and I know, that with their help, this will be awesome!

  • Greetings y'all, I'm Lime Dev™. | writer

I'm a writer through and through, and I have a strong passion for world building, character creation, and character development. I've been writing since elementary school, and have recently decided to pursue my dream of becoming a writer for games just like this one! I truly hope that my dream will come to fruition, and I believe that with this talented team of unique individuals, we will make it! We appreciate any encouraging words and donations, no matter how much or little is given. Thank you so much for visiting our Kickstarter. 

Risks and challenges

November 2019: Since we only have one writer, who is juggling both school and Satsujin, there may be some hiccups along the way. This may push back dates, but everything you see here is an approximation. The script will also be proofread, and improved as much as possible. This will take time.
February 2020: Once the script is finalized, we will be working on the programing and art. This means slotting in the dialogue, drawing sprites, implementing them, and etc, etc.
April 2020: The soundtrack for different areas, scenarios, etc, will be created and slotted into the game.
May 2020: We are hoping that we can beta test the game, get some important feedback, and improve the game as much as possible before release.
July 2020: Hopefully we will be more or less finished with the game at this point, and can send out rewards to our supporters.
Game Release: We are hoping we can release the game anywhere from September to November 2020. As mentioned earlier, this will be our very first game and there will be struggles. Please know that there may be possible delays, and this timeline should be taken with a grain of salt. We will continue to update you on our progress whenever possible.

It's our first game, some delays might happen and hey, we might not even get to our goal but we are still making the game no matter what!

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