Mizuchi 白蛇心傳 [GxG][Fantasy Romance][VN] - Last Day KS + Beta Demo (9/11)

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Mizuchi 白蛇心傳 [GxG][Fantasy Romance][VN] - Last Day KS + Beta Demo (9/11)

#1 Post by Roxie » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:18 am


Inspiration: Legend of the White Serpent
Developer: Aikasa Collective

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GAME (BETA) DEMO: https://aikasacolle.itch.io/mizuchi
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STORY:
"Is there a true path to happiness?"

Abruptly finding herself at the bottom of a snake pit, an impoverished girl named Linh is bound and helpless for a crime she did not commit. Left to the mercy of the village snake god, a mysterious entity appears before her, offering to save her in exchange for her soul.

Finding herself in a new reality, she is torn between staying with the beautiful temptress, Ai, who had rescued her from death, and the resourceful wanderer, Jinhai, who promises to set her free.

Who is the real savior? Will Linh discover the strength to change her own fate? Journey with Linh as she is forced to question her understanding of life, happiness, and what it means to be human. Every decision matters in this tale about identity, friendship, love and loss.

CHARACTERS:
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Linh (MC): Growing up in poverty, she does what she must to survive. She's learned to keep her emotions and opinions in check to protect herself. She is extremely loyal to those she cares about, which gets her into trouble. Will she be able to protect what's most important to her?

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Jinhai: A former nun, she is open and friendly to everyone. She finds the most joy in cooking and making medicine for others. What is her connection to Ai? What secret hides behind her unwavering smile? She also has a pet chicken that has yet to leave her side.

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Ai: A serpent who reveals itself to be a shapeshifter with magical powers. Blunt, with a hatred for humans. Is she a goddess or villain? What is her true motive behind it all? Or perhaps, she really is a danger to everyone...

SCREENSHOTS:
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Aikasa Collective
Roxie - Creator, Lead Writer, Programmer
Moonsta - Art Director, Lead Artist
NatalieAO - Artist, Lead Colorist
Amori - Writer, Editor, Tester
Kidoairaku - GUI Designer, Jack of Trades
GLim - Composer, Audio

Additional Help: DragoonHP - Programmer, Vui - BG Artist

Beta Demo Progress:
Writing - 100%
Sprite / CG Art - 100%
UI Art - 100%
BG Art - 100%
Coding - 100%
Music - 90%

Thoughts:
This project Mizuchi, came to exist during a stressful year of school and the realization my first project (adventure game) had to be moved to hiatus due to financial constraints and time. I wanted to work on a lightweight project with visual novels without heavy gameplay. Mizuchi is inspired by Legend of the White Serpent, a famous Chinese romance story. My version with a yuri twist and other folklores mixed in. I wanted to try my hand at writing on themes and topics that would personally challenge me. I've also hired artists instead of doing art myself to make this game in a timely fashion. Demo is near completion after 6 months of work.

Track our project on Twitter @AikasaColle, larger compilation posts on Tumblr. Website is pending...

Highly appreciative of any feedback or questions about the game :) We are planning to run a kickstarter really soon so I can keep paying my artists ^^;
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Re: Mizuchi 白蛇心傳 [GxG][Fantasy Romance][VN] - Demo Pending

#2 Post by parttimestorier » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:18 am

Ooh, this sounds like a cool setting! I'm always excited to see VNs that stray outside the typical setting of either Japan or the US, and what little I've heard of Chinese mythology is really interesting. Good luck - I'll check out the kickstarter once it's up. :)
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Re: Mizuchi 白蛇心傳 [GxG][Fantasy Romance][VN] - Demo Pending

#3 Post by Azura » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:49 pm

This VN has beautiful art, a unique inspiration and setting, and I'm really looking forward to it. Since I notice that the dev didn't mention this in the post: Mizuchi is currently on Kickstarter and there is now an alpha demo, so please take a look!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/13 ... sual-novel
https://aikasacolle.itch.io/mizuchi
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Re: Mizuchi 白蛇心傳 [GxG][Fantasy Romance][VN] - Demo Pending

#4 Post by CeeCeeVA » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:25 pm

Ooooh this looks amazing!!
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Re: Mizuchi 白蛇心傳 [GxG][Fantasy Romance][VN] - Demo Available + Kickstarter (8/22)

#5 Post by Roxie » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:12 pm

Thank you all for the kind words and and support :D
@Azura - Your timing is impeccable as I was planning to update today but got stuck doing laundry T_T; Thanks!
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Re: Mizuchi 白蛇心傳 [GxG][Fantasy Romance][VN] - Demo Pending

#6 Post by philip » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:36 pm

@Roxie-

Just downloaded and played through this on my mac. The art is wonderful and the story is very interesting . . . I will look forward to the completed story.

An excellent job so far!

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#7 Post by mayshing » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:58 pm

Yay Roxie! Wonderful idea and great story! Good luck!
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Re: Mizuchi 白蛇心傳 [GxG][Fantasy Romance][VN] - Demo Available + Kickstarter (8/22)

#8 Post by Roxie » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:36 pm

@Philip - Thank you! Really appreciate you trying it out and we're happy you think we did a great job so far ^_^

@Mayshing - Thank you always for the support :)

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Wanted to share everyone our chibis :D They will appear in game, as well as stickers for physical goods. Some of them will be available as Kickstarter only keychains!
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Re: Mizuchi 白蛇心傳 [GxG][Fantasy Romance][VN] - Last Day KS + Beta Demo (9/11)

#9 Post by Roxie » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:49 pm

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We're at our last day of our KS campaign! We hope to at least hit the big stretchgoal :D
Thanks to everyone for their support and spreading the word!
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