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Human Reignition Project [BxG] [Thriller] [Romance]

#1 Post by Raithfyre » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:44 pm

The Kickstarter campaign for our game is now live, slightly ahead of demo release. Please check it out!


The Act 1 Demo of our game is now available!

We've posted this thread long ago, but things are so out of date that it needs a reboot. Also, new management. So without further ado:
The Human Reignition Project
The Human Reignition Project is a romantic visual novel created by Alienworks, an international team of volunteers and contractors formed in 2012.

Our aim is to explore the relationship between humanity and technology, especially those technologies which have risen to prominence over the last two decades. It is not our aim to deprecate or to promote technology, but instead to invite you to consider the role it plays within your own life.

The novel itself is set in a fictional future, featuring plausible technology based on what is being developed at the forefront of research. It is planned to feature six “routes”, each centered around a romance between the protagonist and one of several members of a social project he joins. Each route touches on separate themes, and will tell part of a larger, overarcing story.

The game will be published on Steam by Sekai Project, who are also graciously assisting in the funding of our game's demo. The demo will be released in roughly 2-3 months, along with a crowdfunding campaign to fund the rest of development. We encourage you to follow along with our progress here or on any of our other social media.

In addition to our core team of writers, musicians, and a programmer, we work with a group of immensely talented artists. They are:
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We hope that you look forward to our game as much as we do. Thanks for reading!

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Re: The Human Reignition Project [Slice-of-life][BxG]

#2 Post by gekiganwing » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:25 am

The previous topics about this story began during January 2013 and October 2013. It's humbling for me to realize that and ask myself, "Have I accomplished anything since then?"

Anyway, I looked through the blog entries on your site. I was glad to read the Fifteen Thousand Plus post, and learn that the characters are trying to achieve goals. I like slice of life, but I can sometimes lose patience if I don't find the charas or their world interesting.

In the recent past, I've enjoyed a few visual novels that had more than one strong point. Toradora Portable begins with "How will the main character get his memory back?" and eventually leads into "What can he learn in a few days' time?" Sweet Fuse begins with "Main character jumps at the call to adventure during a hostage crisis" and eventually leads into "What can the group learn about an unsolved death that occurred years ago?" This is difficult to describe. However, I think that I currently like stories in which the reader finds out more about the world and the characters' lives with each path or ending.

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Re: The Human Reignition Project [Slice-of-life][BxG]

#3 Post by Raithfyre » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:37 pm

Thanks! I hadn't realized there were two former threads, rather than just the one. Still, I feel like an entirely new one was needed just because everything has changed so much from those earlier ones.

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Re: The Human Reignition Project [Slice-of-life][BxG]

#4 Post by sonorousgem » Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:58 am

All the ladies are so pretty :)
I like the premise; it's so relevant. I'm also following you guys on soundcloud, so I think I've listened to some of the soundtracks...? They're really nice.

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Re: The Human Reignition Project [Slice-of-life][BxG]

#5 Post by Raithfyre » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:43 am

Thanks for the support!

We made a new blog post today, showing off another one of our characters, a new BG by Tempus, and some news regarding our newly-joined director.

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Re: The Human Reignition Project [Slice-of-life][BxG]

#6 Post by Rinima » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:35 am

Just poking my head in to give you guys a huge thumbs up, this all looks amazing! Following~
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Re: The Human Reignition Project [Slice-of-life][BxG]

#7 Post by Raithfyre » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:03 am

We got our first completed CG in today! We probably won't show off too many things like this, but first CG seemed like a good occasion for an exception.

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#8 Post by Raithfyre » Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:07 pm

-deletin' this because the opening post now reflects the same info, only better-
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Re: The Human Reignition Project [Slice-of-life][BxG]

#9 Post by Raithfyre » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:22 pm

We've been working on lots of neat things to add into the demo, which will be coming out sometime within the next month. Relatedly! We're looking for anyone who might want to contribute a piece of guest art to be included in a bonus gallery in our demo - I put all the details into a blog post on the site but I'll paste it here:
Hi folks. As we march ever closer to the inevitable beta release, we’re looking to flesh out our extras gallery. As fans, one thing that we always like seeing in VN’s is a guest art gallery, so we’re trying to see if anyone would be interested in contributing to something like that. What we’d be looking for from each artist is a single image, featuring at least one of our characters. Details beyond that would be entirely up to the creator. It would be unpaid, so we understand if that’s offputting to anyone. Deadline would be the first of May. If you’re interested, let us know by tweeting @Raithfyre/@AlienworksDev or emailing raithfyre@gmail.com. Thanks and cheers.
Of course, if you're interested, you can also let me know in this thread or a PM. Thanks~
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Re: Human Reignition Project [SoL][BxG][LF Guest Art!][Demo?

#10 Post by Raithfyre » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:37 pm

Just days later and we're already releasing our totally legit demo. Please enjoy it warmly~

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Re: Human Reignition Project [SoL][BxG][LF Guest Art!][Demo?

#11 Post by Rinima » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:01 pm

Raithfyre wrote:Just days later and we're already releasing our totally legit demo. Please enjoy it warmly~
*quiet laughter* Nice one XD
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#12 Post by Raithfyre » Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:46 am

Here's a part of a CG that Rosuuri recently completed, featuring our characters Yukino and Hitomi. We should be doing our last character preview blog thingie sometime within the next couple days. I also went ahead and updated the character bios and stuff in the OP, courtesy of Tempus/JakeBowkett.

We're going to be planning our crowdfunding campaign soon. Any suggestions or things that you'd like to see being offered as rewards or even stretch goals?

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#13 Post by Tempus » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:13 am

Background I'm working on!

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#14 Post by Syon » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:18 am

Our first trailer is out now!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnAGbEaelG8

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Re: Human Reignition Project [SoL][BxG][LF Guest Art!][Demo?

#15 Post by teacup » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:40 am

This is looking amazingly professional so far! I absolutely adore Hitomi's design, she's so cute! All of the characters look really well done, though. :)
It's so cool to see your progress over the years and how you keep on improving.
I might have missed it somewhere, but is this a commercial game?
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