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Chronotopia [dark fairytale][GxG/GxB] Demo & funded!

#1 Post by Helianthus » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:08 pm

Chronotopia is now fully funded on Kickstarter!
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Chronotopia is a dark rewriting of the fairytale Donkeyskin : the young princess lives a peaceful existence in her castle, enjoying her days with her best friend and confidant, Nahima.
That is until her father, gone mad since the death of his beloved, decides he should wed the princess instead.
Donkeyskin has to find a way to escape from this fate, but how? She doesn’t know it yet, but it’s the beginning of a long nightmare that will take her to the edge of madness.

Inspired by a wide range of influences (literature, anime, videogames), Chronotopia is a unique and more mature take on a forgotten fairytale that includes many twists and choices that affect the ending:
Donkeyskin can either escape with her servant, become a fairy, or die a horrible death. Multiple times.
It’s up to you to save…or doom her.
Try our demo on itchio (PC/Mac/Linux)
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-Writing / Programming / Project Leader: Helia
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#2 Post by Morhighan » Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:29 am

I'm so excited for this! :D Good luck~

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#3 Post by Helianthus » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:28 am

Morhighan wrote:I'm so excited for this! :D Good luck~
Aww, thank you :oops: I'll do my best!

(And good luck to you too: devs always need some, right XD ?)
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#4 Post by Gabylc » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:04 am

The art looks so great, and I can't wait to see your writing in a long branching story! I really like how the fairy came out, her design is awesome <3
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#5 Post by Helianthus » Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:43 pm

Gabylc wrote:The art looks so great, and I can't wait to see your writing in a long branching story! I really like how the fairy came out, her design is awesome <3
Thanks <3
What can I say, my teammates are awesome :lol:. I do love how the art turned out and the Fairy was especially satisfying, so I'm glad I'm not the only one to feel that way :3.

As for my writing, well...let's say I gave myself many challenges (a medieval setting of all things). I hope you will still like it and that the story will be surprising enough :oops:
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#6 Post by Pando » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:10 am

Good luck ! :D

Some of the characters style is unexpected given the original tale. That's pretty cool !

And... OMG are those backgrounds gorgeous :shock: Such a good idea to incorporate some kind of point n click mechanic so we can enjoy it more.

Though on the other hand, I never thought the concept of "fairytale retellings" to be very interesting... :? (Still wondering why it seems to be so popular these days... series like Once Upon A Time may be involved)
I hope the story will still have many original elements to diverge from the base tale and keep us hooked !

Can't wait to see it on Kickstarter. :)
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#7 Post by Daydreamer97 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:41 am

I saw this on twitter and got really excited because of the art! Now that I've seen the synopsis, I'm even more excited about this project since Donkeyskin is one of my favorite fairytales!

Good luck with this project, I'm definitely buying this when it gets released!

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#8 Post by Helianthus » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:06 pm

Aww, so many compliments. You're too kind, Pando! :lol:
But I entirely agree: PyriteKite is so talented, her backgrounds are truly something *__*
Pando wrote:Some of the characters style is unexpected given the original tale. That's pretty cool ![...] Such a good idea to incorporate some kind of point n click mechanic so we can enjoy it more.
I was a bit afraid about the reception the artstyle and the point & click bits were going to have so I'm relieved to see it seems alright so far :)
Pando wrote:Though on the other hand, I never thought the concept of "fairytale retellings" to be very interesting...(Still wondering why it seems to be so popular these days... series like Once Upon A Time may be involved)
Well, most little girls evolve around fairytales so it becomes a part of us when we grow up whether we like it or not. Which awaken the need either to replay the same melody of nostalgia under a different angle or violently deconstruct what we've been taught. I think you can easily guess which path I like the most XD. Anyway, what I meant is that I understand if it seems weird to you. Hopefully I will manage to make my personal retelling interesting enough :wink:
Pando wrote:Can't wait to see it on Kickstarter
*Pressure increasing*

Daydreamer97 wrote:I saw this on twitter and got really excited because of the art! Now that I've seen the synopsis, I'm even more excited about this project since Donkeyskin is one of my favorite fairytales!
Really? It's pretty unusual to see people who have heard of Donkeyskin before. But that's cool, I hope you will like our version of the tale then :D

Thank you very much Daydreamer97, we will need all the luck we can have! :wink:
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Re: Chronotopia – a dark fairytale [commercial] Prefundia up

#9 Post by Helianthus » Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:26 am

Update:
After thinking hard about everything that could be needed for the upcoming campaign, we've finally made a Prefundia page! There are still little things here and there to adjust but don't hesitate to give us feedbacks so that we can improve :D

And while I was at it, I've put some actual screenshots of the game on the 1st post. What do you think? Does it make you want to play Chronotopia? :lol:

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#10 Post by Gabylc » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:32 am

it's really coming along nicely! I'm so exited for you guys :D The screenshots really show the atmosphere of the game, I think it's works out pretty well!

Do you plan to make a trailer? It would be great to see all of your work on the UI (like the exploration scenes), the music, etc.

And I can't wait to play the demo! I wish I pledged more to your Patreon :P
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#11 Post by Pando » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:53 pm

I didn't even know such a platform as Prefundia existed. :shock:

Hopiing this is going to be a great success ! Carry on !
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#12 Post by JBShields » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:43 pm

Beautiful art.

Interesting characters.

Wishing y'all the best!

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#13 Post by Helianthus » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:19 am

@Gabylc
Gabylc wrote:It's really coming along nicely! I'm so exited for you guys :D The screenshots really show the atmosphere of the game, I think it's works out pretty well!
Thank you :3 We're actually very excited too but we're trying not to overdo it :lol:
Gabylc wrote:Do you plan to make a trailer? It would be great to see all of your work on the UI (like the exploration scenes), the music, etc.
Of course, we do plan to make a trailer! People basically only judge your game by watching your trailer when you're on Greenlight so skipping it is a no-no! Though you can already see the exploration bits and the music on our latest video (it's linked on the 1st post) if you want a preview :wink:
Gabylc wrote:And I can't wait to play the demo! I wish I pledged more to your Patreon :P
As for Patreon, you could actually update your pledge to get access to the demo! As long as you keep the new pledge for a full month, you're free to give more or less whenever you want. That's what's great about Patreon :)


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Pando wrote:I didn't even know such a platform as Prefundia existed :shock:
Prefundia is a bit of a chore when it comes to formatting but it's really handy to show the draft of your campaign to other people. Nowadays, it's too risky to launch a Kickstarter campaign “by surprise” and Prefundia is a good preliminary step. Your target audience has to know your intentions beforehand so that you can see if they're interested in the 1st place after all! And it can only help us improve :wink:
Pando wrote:Hopiing this is going to be a great success ! Carry on !
I sure hope the campaign will be a success too but that only depends on you, the players XD.


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JBShields wrote:Beautiful art.
Interesting characters.
Wishing y'all the best!
Thank you very much for the compliments, JBShields ! We'll do our best :D
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Re: Chronotopia – a dark fairytale [commercial] Prefundia up

#14 Post by Helianthus » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:50 pm

Hello everyone!
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Great news: we’ve decided on a date for the Kickstarter campaign; it will launch the 28th of September. All details concerning rewards & stuff are on our Prefundia page so go take a look ;). Plus, if we managed to reach over 20 000€, we’ll get to work with Basiscape (Hitoshi Sakimoto’s label) so I’m pretty excited *__*.
To help you wait, here’s a quick overview of what Chronotopia looks like with the 3D camera. I feel it really helps giving more impact to the story. What do you think of the result? :)
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Re: Chronotopia [dark fairytale][commercial] Kickstarter liv

#15 Post by Helianthus » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:47 am

It’s the big day, folks: Chronotopia is now officially live on Kickstarter!



[url=https://traumendes_madchen.itch.io/chronotopia]Chronotopia’s demo is available in English on itchio (PC/Mac/Linux)[/url]. Don’t hesitate to tell us what you think and give a little bit of money to the campaign if you liked it :D

The future of the team is now in your hands!
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