CINDERELLA PHENOMENON – OTOME/VISUAL NOVEL
KICKSTARTER PAGE IS NOW LIVE EVERYONE.
Four years after the end of the Great War and the loss of her mother, Crown Princess Lucette of Angielle is still struggling to come to terms with her new life and step-family. Cold-hearted and bitter, Lucette fails to recognize the suffering of those around her as she is consumed by grief and resentment. But when Lucette’s life is once again turned upside down by the Fairytale Curse, she is thrown into a battle to regain her crown in a fractured kingdom where nothing is as it seems…
We already managed to finish so much in the span of 4 months and if everything goes well, we will be able to release it on time. (We’re all doing our best to meet our deadline!)
So why Crowdfund?
Firstly, I would like to let everyone know that Cinderella Phenomenon is set to be released as a FREE game. This will be available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. With that in mind, I suppose you are wondering why we are doing this fundraiser. Well, we have spent a good deal of pocket money on various game components, including but not limited to background art, theme song composition and video editing. We are not being directly compensated for this, which is why we are now trying our best to regain these funds so that we may use them for our future projects. After this game, our next aim will be to officially go commercial, and we would like to create a quality game that everyone can enjoy.
For these purposes, we are looking at a fund of $2500. This also includes reward productions and necessary kick starter fees.
You can see the breakdown of the expenses in our pie chart below, (It’s a pumpkin pie by the way :D)
The background has the largest portion, and if you look at the samples, you’ll understand why.
We hired a talented composer to create our theme song, and we’re lucky to find someone kind enough to sing it for free. We also hired a video editor to create a commercial-quality opening song for the game. Our BGMs were bought on a royalty-free website. The opening video will be released once our kickstarter goes live.
As you can see, we will not be paying ourselves for our work because we have insufficient funding. (In addition, though all of us may be passionate enough to pay from our pocket and work on this for free, we would very much appreciate any additional money that will help us with our taxing real-life responsibilities!)
Regardless of whether or not we get funded, we still aim to release the game on our projected deadline. The biggest downside to not being funded is that our next game will be slower to release, with the funds needing to once again be paid out of pocket.
$5 – Little Bird
You have our eternal gratitude for your support. You’ll also get HD wallpapers that are backer-exclusive.
$15 – Glass Slipper
You’ll be in the credits, get the backer-exclusive HD wallpapers, a thank you card with messages from the “Dice Mice” as well as the Fan Disk of the game which includes new artwork and will be sold for $10 after the end of the Kickstarter. (Estimated release date for the Fan Disk would be March 2017.)
$25 – Invitation to the Ball
You’ll get all the rewards of the Glass Slipper tier plus beta access to the game, which will be given to you 1-2 weeks before the official release of Cinderella Phenomenon.
$35 – Carriage Ride
You’ll get all the rewards of the Invitation to the Ball tier plus the digital artbook which is Kickstarter-exclusive.
$50 – Midnight Confession
You’ll get all the rewards of the Carriage Ride tier plus a personalized love letter from the love interest of your choice.
$70 – Ball Gown (Limited to 20)
You’ll get all the rewards of the Carriage Ride tier plus a full keychain set. (6 pieces)
$100 – Once Upon Time (Limited to 10)
You’ll get all the rewards of the Ball Gown tier plus a short story commission from one of our talented writers.
$100 – Fairy Godmother (Limited to 4)
You’ll get all the rewards of the Ball Gown tier plus an animated chibi commission from our programmer/artist.
$100 – Happily Ever After (Limited to 6)
You’ll get all the rewards of the Ball Gown tier plus a bookmark sized commission from the main artist.
$3000 – All extra characters (e.g. townsfolks, soldiers) will have sprites as well.
$3500 – Each route will have two additional CGs. The more CGs the better!
$4500 – Second pose (for the main characters) and additional CGs for the Fandisk.
$4500 and beyond – Fund future Dice games! Anything received above the $4500 mark will be put back in to reinvest in future game production.
The group was formed in mid-2014 with KooRiiko and Sitraxis as its founding members. Soon after, the first version of Locked Heart was released. Tajina and Jessica Rose became permanent members during the early production stage of Cinderella Phenomenon. Now, the team is currently on a never-ending and masochistic journey to create even more engaging games.