Invisible Apartment Zero [Cyberpunk][Sci-fi][conspiracy]

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Invisible Apartment Zero [Cyberpunk][Sci-fi][conspiracy]

#1 Post by bunny.jessican » Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:13 pm

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Teenage girl hacker stumbles upon a secret that changes her life forever.

This is a visual novel about the growing up of a girl from the suburbs who dreams of a life in the big city. It's also about a conspiracy, hacking, surveillance, but most importantly about friendship.
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Please support Invisible Apartment 1 on Steam Greenlight ^_^
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http://iazero.tumblr.com/ & http://invisibleapartment.com for info relating to the whole series.

The Invisible Apartment Zero is a prequel to the original Invisible Apartment ( http://invisibleapartment.com ), which I'll be calling IA1 for the sake of simplicity.

It's set in a time a few years before the events of IA1 when Kacey is still living with her parents in the suburbs. She's excited about the World which is "out there" and hates how nothing exciting ever happens where she lives. She dreams of traveling to the big city, meeting new people and seeing interesting places. But something happens that turns Kacey's World upside down. You'll find the rest in the visual novel itself.

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The length should be around 1.5 hours, so about 3 times more than the IA1. The alternative routes are not that simple and straightforward as in IA1 where if you made a bad move it had a bad ending quite swiftly.

From the beginning I've planned the Invisible Apartment as a series. The IA1 has begun after "some events" and also ends without resolving them. This release answers how Kacey got where she was in IA1.

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Story & Production - Milan Kazarka http://milankazarka.com
Illustration - Henrique Xavier https://www.behance.net/kitexavier
Editing & Development - Jeroen van Oosten http://bankai.nl

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Soundtrack

I'm glad to announce the cooperation with Rebekka Kolbeinsdottir who's making a large part of the soundtrack. Rebekka is a well known singer from Reykjavik. Here is one of the tracks.
Then I work with a great musician from Denmark Søren Nissen Jørgensen
You can find his work at https://soundcloud.com/soimanislander

Another great pianist who's also in the soundtrack is Óscar Vázquez https://www.facebook.com/oscarvazquezmx

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Regarding questions of what platforms will be supported and so on I have a short statement:
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During the last Months I’ve received a lot of comments, input and questions. Most of the input for IA1 was along the lines of that the text needs proofreading and that the story needs to be longer. With IA0 I’m doing both - I’ve started working with people on copywriting and proofreading and the story is longer than Invisible Apartment 1. People have also been asking when and if IA will be available for other platforms. Invisible Apartment Zero will is available from almost the beginning for Windows, Linux and iPad. At the same time I’m planning a re-release of IA1 for Windows. Down the line there is also a plan to do a rerelease of IA1 which would see a remake of some parts of the dialogues so that it gets to the standard of the current development (that is planned for 2015).

From 2015 I’m planning to do all releases from the beginning for both mobile and Desktop.

People have also asked “why not Android, why not other, etc.”. Well I guess that the best explanation would be that it’s only a time and resources issue, nothing else. As time progresses, as I know new people, as the circle of people with whom I'm working grows so do the possibilities. The same goes for translations.
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#2 Post by Razz » Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:30 pm

Gonna give this a play later today, it looks fantastic!
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#3 Post by bunny.jessican » Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:35 am

Razz wrote:Gonna give this a play later today, it looks fantastic!
Thanks! :D

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#4 Post by Gospel » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:35 pm

I finally got around to reading IA0 and really liked it!
It does have a few points that bugged me, though. So I'm going to start with those:

Maybe you could call this a "personal preference" kind of thing, but sometimes IA0 was just too "quiet" for me. There were a lot of long scenes without any sounds playing in the background.
Guess I’m just used to VNs with lots of sound effects and background noises, so it’s a little weird having these rather long scenes with no sounds playing, at all. I would’ve liked it if, for example, the sound of the scooter engine could've been heard, when Kacey and Joel were riding on his scooter. Or the sound of water flowing when they were at the river. Something like that. It certainly would've helped create a better ambience.

The only other "big" thing that bothered me was the ending.
There were no credits or anything to signal me that I had arrived at the actual ending, so it left me wondering "was this the real ending now, or did I do something wrong?"
I went through the entire game a couple of times, trying various choices and getting a couple of bad ends along the way, but I didn’t get anything that was followed by a credit roll of some sorts. So I'm assuming I got to the actual ending (which was pretty nice, btw), but... like I said, with no credit roll, and a "Restart" option popping up right after it, it felt a bit weird.

Other than the above, I think I’ve only encountered like less of a handful of typos. At the very least there weren't so many that it was distracting or anything. However, sometimes the textbox still displayed Kacey's name as though she was the one talking/thinking at that moment, when in reality she was not, and there was just some "descriptive text" showing up, not her own words. That was also a little confusing.

I think those are the only aspects I can really complain about. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed IA0.
I liked the characters and the atmosphere. Some scenes felt really ominous and foreboding, even a little creepy at times (the music choice helped a lot with that). The soundtrack is really cool and I love the art style. I also really enjoyed the choices provided throughout the game.
Some were rather obvious, some weren’t. I found myself thinking quite a lot about some of them, considering what might go wrong, and what would be the best course of action. It was a lot of fun.

Maybe a little too short again, but still worth the money.
I can't wait to see where this series is heading in the future!
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#5 Post by frederic09 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:45 pm

I will wait for the Desura release, i don't want to pay the extra vat ;)
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#6 Post by bunny.jessican » Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:49 am

Thank you for the in depth review :) I appreciate it!

I guess that I should put "to be continued" at the end and not "restart". Written down. I'll look into the typos >_<
Gospel wrote:I finally got around to reading IA0 and really liked it!
It does have a few points that bugged me, though. So I'm going to start with those:

Maybe you could call this a "personal preference" kind of thing, but sometimes IA0 was just too "quiet" for me. There were a lot of long scenes without any sounds playing in the background.
Guess I’m just used to VNs with lots of sound effects and background noises, so it’s a little weird having these rather long scenes with no sounds playing, at all. I would’ve liked it if, for example, the sound of the scooter engine could've been heard, when Kacey and Joel were riding on his scooter. Or the sound of water flowing when they were at the river. Something like that. It certainly would've helped create a better ambience.

The only other "big" thing that bothered me was the ending.
There were no credits or anything to signal me that I had arrived at the actual ending, so it left me wondering "was this the real ending now, or did I do something wrong?"
I went through the entire game a couple of times, trying various choices and getting a couple of bad ends along the way, but I didn’t get anything that was followed by a credit roll of some sorts. So I'm assuming I got to the actual ending (which was pretty nice, btw), but... like I said, with no credit roll, and a "Restart" option popping up right after it, it felt a bit weird.

Other than the above, I think I’ve only encountered like less of a handful of typos. At the very least there weren't so many that it was distracting or anything. However, sometimes the textbox still displayed Kacey's name as though she was the one talking/thinking at that moment, when in reality she was not, and there was just some "descriptive text" showing up, not her own words. That was also a little confusing.

I think those are the only aspects I can really complain about. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed IA0.
I liked the characters and the atmosphere. Some scenes felt really ominous and foreboding, even a little creepy at times (the music choice helped a lot with that). The soundtrack is really cool and I love the art style. I also really enjoyed the choices provided throughout the game.
Some were rather obvious, some weren’t. I found myself thinking quite a lot about some of them, considering what might go wrong, and what would be the best course of action. It was a lot of fun.

Maybe a little too short again, but still worth the money.
I can't wait to see where this series is heading in the future!

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#7 Post by bunny.jessican » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:55 am

Update: we're now on Steam Greenlight! ^_^ http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f ... /413687122 - please support us! Thanks!

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