Bloody Chronicles [Demo/KickStater]

Discussion in 'Game Development' started by Igrasil Studio, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Igrasil Studio

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    Hello everyone! We'd like to present our debut project, a visual novel called Bloody Chronicles! We hope that you enjoy and support this title!

    Bloody Chronicles Steam Greenlight
    Bloody Chronicles was Greenlit in just 4 days! A big thanks to everyone who has already done this!

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    Bloody Chronicles is a visual novel and Igrasil Studio’s first project.
    The plot focuses on Kazuki, who has lost his parents in an accident. After graduating from the police academy, he was recruited by Igrasil, a non-governmental organization which solves murders the police deem are impossible to explain due to lack of evidence.
    Kazuki’s partners include the crazy and funny Ishikawa siblings, Kaoru Moriyama (the daughter of a millionaire and founder of the organization), and Suzumi, the head of the organization.
    We are excited to present the demo of our debut project, Blood Chronicles!
    Enjoy the first prlogue scene and some extra footage as well!
    This demo version is completely free!

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    Download demo: Project Status - Bloody Chronicles - English Visual Novel

    Igrasil Studio is an international group of Visual Novel fans who dream of creating their own Project based on inspiration from titles such as: Grisaia no Kajitsu, Fate Stay Night, Kanon and many others.


    The studio was created in 2015; currently, it consists of 14 people who are working on its debut title, Bloody Chronicles Act 1 - New Cycle of Death.
    With fan support, we know that we can complete this project!

    Our Official Website | Twitter


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    The whole series will consist of 3 installments; the first part is “Act 1 - New Cycle of Death.” We’re aiming for the length of the entire series to consist of 40 hours of gameplay, where the player will be able to make different decisions that will affect the ending. Like in most visual novels, the player will be able to establish close relationships with the series’ characters and get to know their personal stories. Please note that our studio aren't fans of "fanservice", so Bloody Chronicles won't be another dating sims game etc.


    Our game is broken into several chapters; these chapters are separated into seven days, where “Player Choices” will help or hinder the investigation. Player decisions and choices will affect the ending.
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    Bloody Chronicles can be classified as a mystery, drama, slice of life, and action; the plot takes place in a modern day fictional universe called Utna

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    Each of the character designs will include casual clothes, organization uniforms, unique poses, and different facial expressions. We’re aiming for each character to have 30 fully-detailed CG illustrations and their own original musical compositions.


    Casual / Uniform Clothes

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    GUI by Luna LI
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    Our campaign on KickStarter

    Bloody Chronicles New Japanese Visual Novel by Igrasil Studio — Kickstarter

    For more information visit us:
    Official Website with project status
    Facebook
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  3. Igrasil Studio

    Igrasil Studio Recruit

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    Ohh Hi Nonscpo! We meet again :) How are you?
    Correct Indiegogo was canceled because our project was picked up by MikandiJapan.
    Here short notice:
    Hi guys! For those that are wondering why we didn't create this campaign through Kickstarter, it was due to some geographical issues with our creators; our studio is based in Japan, and Kickstarter requires transactions to be conducted in the US or EU.

    However, we want to publicly thank MiKandiJapan for supporting us with setting up an additional campaign!

    They've done an excellent job promoting Libra of the Vampire Princess, and they will continue to help us out! Stay tuned for more information!

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  4. Igrasil Studio

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    Hey everyone! How are you all today?

    We here at Igrasil Studio are so happy that we've reached nearly 10,000 dollars within the week! You guys are the best! Thanks for your support and kind words in the last 6 days.
    We're going to share some concept sketches from our special beach episodes (which will be made once we get the proper stretch goals done.) If you're fans of Aki or Kaoru, you're in for a treat with this update!

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    Thanks for reading and stay awesome everyone!

    Also for those you forgot, please support our Thunderclap:
    Bloody Chronicles KickStarter
     
  5. Igrasil Studio

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    We would like to announce our partnership with MangaGamer! In addition to the help of MikandiJapan, the three of us are going to work together and bring more Japanese visual novels to the West! Banzai!

    Lastly, here's an interview that we recently conducted with them about our game. Enjoy some more news about the future of Bloody Chronicles!"

    You mention the main character Kazuki can form relationships with NPCs. Can you elaborate on this? Does this mean the player can form love relationships? Can relationships be made regardless of gender?

    – Correct, Kazuki can have relationships with other Igrasil members like Suzumi, Aki, Kaoru and even Akito. Many users asking us for adult content (H content). Like we said before, we are always listening to our users and we will start our work on Adult Version of Bloody Chronicles.

    You mention the game will be made in 3 installments; are all these going to be funded this time or will there be three different funding opportunities

    – The current campaign will fund the first release, "New Cycle of Death." We are hopeful that through this initial funding drive we can create the first act and receive future funding through sales of the game.

    You mention the first part will be released in March 2017, but how much of the game is left to make? Will the other parts take as long to be released?

    -Our estimated release for Act 1 is next March. You can view our progress here:Project Status - Bloody Chronicles - English Visual NovelIf all goes according to plan, we're hoping to release Act 2 (Revenge) December 2017 and act 3 (Last Order) by October 2018. It's going to be a wild ride!

    With a Japanese style visual novel game it seems odd to have English voice actors. Can you explain how you came to use English voice actors?

    -To be honest, what we're doing is a bit unorthodox; while most of our team is located in Japan, we're focusing our efforts in the western market. Likewise, we wanted to reach out to English voice actors to fit our localization; they were very kind and offered their services wholeheartedly. We also wanted to try something else with the voice acting, to gauge how western audiences would see a visual novel that was catered towards them rather than Japanese audiences.

    How many different paths are possible in the game and how much do they actually affect the player’s progress or change the story?

    –There will be five unique "paths", one for each of the cast excluding the main character, plus one "dark" ending. We made the paths unique, so that you won't know the true story just playing through once, much like visual novels with branches.
    We've spent a year researching serial killers, how they work, and why it takes a while for police to catch them, if at all (such as the case of the zodiac killer.)

    The story in the demo is a little confusing. For instance, as detectives do they work for, with, or independently from the police?

    – Well, the demo was meant to establish the game engine as well as the UI, so we apologize if there was any confusion. There were a lot of things cut, such dialogue trees, since we're still working on those. In this universe, the organization is independent from the police, and they have funding through the Moriyama family.
    This means they don't have to be cooperative if the situation calls for it. However, there are a couple of characters who have ties to the police, so it's in their best interests to work together.

    80 hours seems like a lot of time to fill with just the Phantom case, what else will happen in Bloody Chronicles?

    80 hours is an estimate, so just take it with a grain of salt. The overarching narrative involves the Phantom as well as his effect on the other characters; almost everyone has a different motivation for capturing the killer. We're hoping that the series will captivate players by going through the multiple endings (which will be vastly different from each other.) These different branches will explain why Kazuki was spared in that accident that killed his parents, as well as the different murders that are happening while the case is underway.
     
  7. Igrasil Studio

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