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Backstage Pass (Trailer+Greenlight up!)

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:25 am
by sake-bento


We are super excited to be sharing our shiny new trailer with you all! The song is called "I Can't Believe It," written by Junko Fujiyama and performed by Mili. The trailer includes gameplay and a preview of our animated opening. If you like the song, you can get the MP3 now when you pre-order the game.


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Please vote for us on Steam Greenlight. It would make us very happy if you did.
Pre-orders: ($29.99) Windows | Mac | Linux
Pre-order package comes with two wallpapers and an MP3 of the opening song. When the game is complete, anyone who pre-ordered will receive early access, as well as codes to any distribution sites (like Steam) that we wind up on.


The glamor and glitz of showbiz hold little appeal for Sian. As the daughter of a professional makeup artist, she knows how stressful and uncertain work can be, and she aspires to something more stable. When a sudden accident topples her plans for a smooth college life, she realizes she must put her own makeup skills to use if she wants to make it through the year. The entertainment world may be wild and unpredictable, but Sian's about to learn there's also a lot to love.
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Features:
-Play through a year of Sian's life
-Sixteen Endings
-Fully Voiced (English)
-Original Soundtrack
-Raise stats to change the story
-Work jobs to earn money and increase your status in the industry
-Wardrobe with 80+ articles of clothing to mix and match

Release Date: Winter 2013/2014
Release Price: $29.99

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Feel free to ask any questions. For the most current news, you can find random tidbits, sketches, and other nonsense on our social networks: twitter, tumblr, and facebook.

Re: Backstage Pass (Otome/Friendship, Showbiz)

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:30 am
by sorani
Wow *u*
Another game with Tooya's art!
And the premise seems to interesting compared to regular Otome games.

Re: Backstage Pass (Otome/Friendship, Showbiz)

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:37 am
by wonderland
Er mer gosh this is this so beautiful! :shock:

I better start saving up or win one of those promos because I definitely want to play this! :3 Anything that had to do with British guys I will sell my soul too! Keep up this flawless and breathtaking project! *drools a little*

Re: Backstage Pass (Otome/Friendship, Showbiz)

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:49 am
by Surufe
I'm just nosebleed when I saw Matthew! He is so cool in Tooya's art!

Re: Backstage Pass (Otome/Friendship, Showbiz)

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:46 am
by Ayame
This is great news! RE:A++ was the first VN I've ever played and I loved it, so to know that the same team are making a new otome game is very exciting. :)
I'm very eager to get to know the characters. It looks very promising!

BTW...
sake-bento wrote: Sian is a bright girl with a friendly demeanor, but a small circle of friends. She has mild social anxiety, so it's hard for her to meet new people or be in crowds for too long. She has a strong sense of duty, and she takes school and work very seriously.

OMG, that's me. o.o

Re: Backstage Pass (Otome/Friendship, Showbiz)

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:38 am
by jack_norton
Congrats on finally starting this game, I'm sure will do well :)

Re: Backstage Pass (Otome/Friendship, Showbiz)

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:41 am
by fioricca
Wh --

I can't believe that this is the same artist as the one who drew for Re:A++ that we're talking about here. Her art has improved so much, it's beautiful now! Benito's design is my favourite. He's so stylish. *_*

Re: Backstage Pass (Otome/Friendship, Showbiz)

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:10 am
by Veniae
I'm so happy this is a thing that is happening that I could do a happy dance. The art is wonderful (of course), the story seems cute and interesting and since it's the creators of RE:A we're talking about, there's no way it's not gonna be good!

I like all the characters, both appearance- and personality-wise. As an aside, I think John's face is a tiny bit flat - thought that might just be me, as the picture isn't exactly big.

In any case, the best of luck with this project, I'm looking forward to it! <3

Re: Backstage Pass (Otome/Friendship, Showbiz)

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:08 am
by 15385bic
OMG - looking foward to more tooya art *Q*
already looks so good >////<

Re: Backstage Pass (Otome/Friendship, Showbiz)

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:09 pm
by Pandora
I'm very much looking forward to this game! The English voice acting is going to take it to a new level, I think. Also, Matthew is my favourite character so far.

Re: Backstage Pass (Otome/Friendship, Showbiz)

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:15 pm
by sake-bento
Ahhh... so happy to see all the enthusiasm. When we made RE:A++ we had no idea if anyone would like otome games. And now doing this three years later (whoa...really?), I was really hoping people wouldn't be tired of this genre. We'll do our best to make sure it's interesting.
Pandora wrote:The English voice acting is going to take it to a new level, I think.
I hope so. @^@ The voice acting probably makes me the most nervous, because I know it's a make or break sort of thing and having it in English is already going to be a point against us. I've got some really great guys on board already, though, so fingers crossed.

Re: Backstage Pass (Otome/Friendship, Showbiz)

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:25 pm
by Mimi_Melody
omg...the main website looks wonderful~ I'm sure it'll be great because this is Sakevisual we're talking about :D
I'm fangirling over and over everytime I see Matthew *screams* :))
Btw, can you give us a porgress bar?
Like Art ?%, BG ?%, CG ?%, Music ?%, Voice ?%.... :O

Re: Backstage Pass (Otome/Friendship, Showbiz)

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:39 am
by sake-bento
It's a little hard to draw out a progress bar right now, since we're still nearish to the beginning. I guess in terms of art, 6/15 of the sprites are done, but that's not counting alternate outfits. We've got a lot of music. Probably half? Writing is at 26k words, but I'm still in the first semester. Some voice recording done already, but only as much as has been written.

Re: Backstage Pass (Otome/Friendship, Showbiz)

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:30 am
by Devil's Truth
Wahhhhh~
The art's gorgeous and the plot sounds interesting :)
I love it.
Good luck!!
DevTru

Re: Backstage Pass (Otome/Friendship, Showbiz)

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:46 am
by Jazzy-Chii
OMG TOOAYA'S ART //touches

I'm so excited for this! You don't know how long I've been waiting for a showbiz-themed dating sim! //spazzes a little

Seriously though. This is beautiful. Really. Really. Beautiful.

Gotta save up money for this gorgeous thing~ <3

Also, Adam is the most gorgeous thing on this planet. I mean, childhood friend AND a musician/singer?! That is golden.