Team Eleven is happy to announce our next visual novel, Don't Forget Our eSports Dream, a prequel to SC2VN set in the Brood War era of South Korea's professional StarCraft scene.
Developed over two years by our team, SC2VN released in September 2015 to acclaim by eSports veterans and newcomers alike. The story of Mach, a foreign StarCraft 2 player that put it all on the line, was one that many fans told us they resonated with. The response was one that we had hoped for, but the demand to learn more about the world of eSports and the struggle that its competitors contend with went beyond our expectations.
A sequel to SC2VN was never part of the plan. But you, our fans, have made it clear that we have stories left to tell. We agree.
Journey to rival PC bangs, international tournaments, the offices of Korea's top eSports officials, and into the booth at the highest level of professional StarCraft. We'll reveal more info about our setting and characters throughout the week!
The game will feature
- Larger gameplay and narrative scope from its predecessor (we are shooting for 3X)
- An authentic story that is true to esports fans, but also relatable to a general audience
- Player choices for both dialog and StarCraft strategy
- A glossary of StarCraft and esports terms for new players
- Galleries for character and background art
- Steam Trading Cards and Achievements
Our Kickstarter is launching on April 10, 2016 with an ambitious funding goal. With our base funding goal of $35,000, we can vastly increase the quality and polish of Don't Forget Our eSports Dream in terms of length, art quantity, and player choice. If you, our backers, are interested in supporting us past that base goal, we're ready to push our project to the next level.
We developed SC2VN with a budget of roughly $7,000 after Kickstarter fees, most of which went to art. We stretched the budget to its limits and delivered something that exceeded our own expectations, and we're looking for the opportunity to do it again.
We will be revealing a new members of the cast Monday, Wednesday, and Friday leading up the Kickstarter on April 10, with additional information on community events on Twitch to help support our fundraising.
Next character reveal: April 6th.
When will this game be released?
We're shooting for about a year after our Kickstarter finishes, around May 2017. The Kickstarter is set to launch at April 10, 2016 and will conclude in May.
Is this a dating sim?
How much will this cost?
We plan for Don't Forget Our Esports Dream to be $14.99 on Steam. Backers will receive the game at a discounted price.
Is there a demo?
You can play SC2VN on Steam to get an idea of the base we are building on top of. We will reveal new gameplay details about Don't Forget Our Esports Dream during the Kickstarter phase.
Do I need to know about StarCraft and esports to enjoy this game?
No, like SC2VN this game will have a narrative crafted so even people who have no idea about esports can still enjoy the game.
How can I help support this project?
Aside from backing our Kickstarter, the most helpful thing you can do is to spread the word and tell a friend who would also be interested in this game.