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Crown of Worlds [Sci-fi][Dark Fantasy][Optional BxB, GxG, BxG, GxB][Demo]

#1 Post by PrismatechMediaArts » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:23 pm

Earth's reality wasn't meant to happen—in fact, it was the product of a very bored goddess. She created an intricate latticework of six worlds to keep herself entertained, and because they were separated from the proper universe, she interconnected them. These interconnections help the worlds to survive, and they actually support the structure of reality itself. You know, so it doesn't collapse and kill everyone.

Yes, if just one world becomes unanchored, they will all be crushed under the infinite weight of the original universe. She...didn't exactly think that one through. But, like any other responsible being, she developed a plan.



Unique Features
  • You choose whether to experience the story as a male or female.
  • Chapters and parts, like a novel. No “canon routes,” every character is equally important to the ending.
  • You decide if romance is part of your happy ending. Get sweet and sexual or keep it chill and platonic. Both options are written with the utmost affection.
    (All romance routes are open to both genders. BxB, GxG, BxG, GxB).
  • No stat-raising or mini games to distract from the narrative. Game branches occur at critical junctions within the story. Other choices offer personal flavor, but don’t derail the story. This frees you to respond naturally instead of changing your behavior to “win.”
  • Dark Ends: Alternate histories worth reading. “Game over ends” in this story aren't simply for shock value. They explore what the main character’s life would be like if they chose differently at a critical junction in the story, and are guaranteed to include additional lore.
  • Diversity is love, diversity is life. Multiple races, abilities, genders, and sexualities enrich the character cast.
Plot Features

Crown of Worlds is a science-fantasy hybrid. The author draws on her passion for science and fantasy alike to tell a story that explores the consequence of human connections. It's about choices, actions, inclusivity...and it's unafraid to address the dark sides of idealism. Will you find yourself sympathizing with the antagonists?

You will experience the entire story from the main character's first person perspective, and travel to five different worlds as you attempt to prevent the collapse of Earth's universe.

Over-arching plot develops throughout five parts, featuring weighty themes in equally distinct settings.
  • Theme: Dark fantasy (Black Forest, elemental magic)
    Focus: Exploitation
  • Theme: Urban dystopia
    Focus: Multi-generational war
  • Theme: Steampunk fantasy (alchemy, early industry)
    Focus: Corporate Oligarchies
  • Theme: Future utopia (science fiction)
    Focus: Censorship
  • Theme: Mythic fantasy (pagan theology and mythical beings)
    Focus: Fatalism and intention vs. impact
Endings: 20 plus, featuring 10 story advancement endings and over 10 dark endings.

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Find the traditional version of the story on Wattpad for free!
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#2 Post by DewDrop » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:22 pm

This looks like a really unique and interesting VN!! The overall synopsis already had me interested, even though I'm usually not too much into sci-fi/fantasy.
You decide if romance is part of your happy ending. Get sweet and sexual or keep it chill and platonic. Both options are written with the utmost affection.
(All romance routes are open to both genders. BxB, GxG, BxG).
No stat-raising or mini games to distract from the narrative. Game branches occur at critical junctions within the story. Other choices offer personal flavor, but don’t derail the story. This frees you to respond naturally instead of changing your behavior to “win.”
I also really appreciated these features! It's great that romance isn't a mandatory thing and that you can still properly finish the game by just being friends. The fact that the bad ends aren't just for shock value is also important to me, as is the fact that you're not pressured to make arbitrary choices.

I'll try my best to keep following this game prior to its release! :D

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#3 Post by Wijetron » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:53 pm

Is there a demo?

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#4 Post by PrismatechMediaArts » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:04 am

Wijetron wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:53 pm
Is there a demo?
Yes, we have the demo up on our itch.io store! Our Steam store is pending.

The demo is also the prologue of the story. It's about 20,000 words or 1.5 hours length for the average reader.
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#5 Post by PrismatechMediaArts » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:47 am

We've updated our website to be...well, better!

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#6 Post by PrismatechMediaArts » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:53 pm

The demo is now available on Steam. We hope you enjoy it. Cheers!

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#7 Post by AntiquedFae » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:57 pm

Quick (and probably silly) question: you say all romances are open to both genders but you don't list GxB anywhere. I'm assuming that is an accidental leave-out?

This game looks incredibly ambitious so I'm really excited to see what you create!
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#8 Post by PrismatechMediaArts » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:32 am

AntiquedFae wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:57 pm
Quick (and probably silly) question: you say all romances are open to both genders but you don't list GxB anywhere. I'm assuming that is an accidental leave-out?

This game looks incredibly ambitious so I'm really excited to see what you create!
Thank you for your lovely support!

And oh my goodness, I have been in such a literally minded state lately that it never occurred to me how description tags are not math. BxG does not equal GxB here...😅

Thanks for the heads up. Yes, a female Bellot will absolutely be able to pursue the gents!

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#9 Post by AntiquedFae » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:13 pm

PrismatechMediaArts wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:32 am
Thank you for your lovely support!

And oh my goodness, I have been in such a literally minded state lately that it never occurred to me how description tags are not math. BxG does not equal GxB here...😅

Thanks for the heads up. Yes, a female Bellot will absolutely be able to pursue the gents!
:lol: That is too hilarious that you equated it with multiplication! I thought it was just an accidental leave out but it being intentional for that reason is just too funny.
I am laughing with you, not at you. I make similar mistakes because super literal mind.
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#10 Post by xxxmariixxx » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:05 pm

Will we be able to see the MC's appearance via sprite or in CGs or is she aa faceless MC who does not make an appearance in the game?

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#11 Post by PrismatechMediaArts » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:29 am

xxxmariixxx wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:05 pm
Will we be able to see the MC's appearance via sprite or in CGs or is she aa faceless MC who does not make an appearance in the game?
Bellot will appear in various CGs, but we do not have plans to program a sprite bust at this time.

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#12 Post by PrismatechMediaArts » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:48 am

UPDATE: We've made some changes to our plans going forward to help generate interest and a fan base. Let us know what you think!

Our first Kickstarter has failed. This is unfortunate, but not unanticipated; we are a brand new studio and it will take some time to show fans just what we’re capable of. It’s true that an all-or-nothing funding model offers an expedient solution for indie companies, but there’s nothing wrong with jumping off the beaten path.

The Crown of Worlds project lives on! We’re implementing a multi-source funding model. The plan goes like this:

Release a FREE traditional novel version of Crown of Worlds on Wattpad (done!). Our fans there will be able to purchase the alternative endings and romance routes via PayPal! You can find them on our new Premium Content page. We’ve also established a Patreon for people who love special treatment. Patrons get early access and other exclusive goodies. Funds from all sources go towards our visual novel production fund. As funds become available, the visual novel chapters will be developed and released separately. The sales from each previous part will go on to fund the next, and so on.

The prologue will remain free (we'll be overhauling it with the new art style). Each Crown of Worlds DLC will contain over 40,000 words, along with new art and original music. They will be priced at $3.99 each.

Finally, for people who simply wish to support the visual novel and nothing else, we have started a rolling campaign on IndieGoGo. IndieGoGo backers will pay one fee for the entire visual novel. They’ll receive codes for each DLC that’s released, and score a total savings of approximately $4.00 over the course of the project. That’s the equivalent of getting one part for free!

Thank you for your faith in us. This change in plans has us well on our way to providing you with amazing, original content. Stay shiny everyone, you’ll definitely see us around.

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Thanks for reading this far :lol:. The traditional novel script is in third person format. Do you guys like visual novels to be in first person, or is a 3rd person read preferable to you? Right now, our demo script is in the first person.

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#13 Post by PrismatechMediaArts » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:01 am

Hello everyone,

I am pleased to announce that Prismatech Media Arts has secured full funding for Crown of Worlds! We are so fortunate to have a patron who believes in our skills, dedication…and of course, the story itself.

We are moving forward next month with all new art and an original soundtrack for the visual novel. It will release all at once on 05/2020 or sooner.

Please look forward to sneak peeks of the aesthetics and writing! Because of the design changes, we are removing the pilot demo from itch and steam. We have also removed the prologue from Wattpad, pending possible changes to the transcript.

A new demo, featuring the free prologue in its final form, will be uploaded in 2019.

Please continue to support us as we get our butts in gear. No holiday vacations for us! Well…I might be forced take a few days off for New Year’s. CoW’s characters are animals at parties, and I’m dreading the noise levels inside my head.

Jovially,

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