Do you have what it takes to be an Idol?
Take the role of a fledgling Idol student in a story filled to the brim with ear-grabbing melodies, soul-binding friendships and eye-catching boys that will set your heart on full-time "doki-doki" mode!
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A hybrid Yaoi Visual Novel and Role Playing Game, players control the protagonist (default name: Yuuki Nekota) as he attends the prestigious Andromeda Academy, a school for male Idols. Upon arriving, he realizes that the Academy uses virtual simulation technology known as the I-DUEL System to manage and evaluate their students. The I-DUEL Battle is a core aspect in this System, where two or more Idols duke it out on a simulated stage with the intent of "knocking out" the competition. To climb the ladder to stardom, the protagonist must use his time wisely to attend classes, train each of the six unique Idol Stats and win as many I-DUEL Battles as possible, using clothing and accessories known as I-Décors to get ahead! The end goal is to emerge victorious in the Academy's year-end musical festival of stars, the Dream Idol Coronation (DIC)!
However, there's more to school than studying to be the very best! The main character can form friendships, rivalries and even romances with their schoolmates! There are twelve major characters that can be dated, each with their own unique personalities, principles and plot progression to follow! These same people can also be partnered up on I-DUEL Battles, forming parties known as Idol Units! One such Idol Unit is MYTH4, with their current titles as Crown Princes, having won the previous year's DIC. A member of this Unit even has a connection to our protagonist - the Unit leader Sora Torao, who once helped him out from a bind and inspired him to take the arduous path of an Idol!
Even with his days busy with classes, clubs and cultivating closeness with his companions, the protagonist also struggles with a unique power only bestowed to him - the Copycat. Though an Idol possesses an I-Bility - a special yet exclusive skill that can trigger in I-DUEL Battles - the main character has the rare and mysterious gift of learning and using more than one. Why did the I-DUEL System grant this peculiar but incredible power to him? What kind of legacy will you lead him to? His fate splits into many roads, which one is the right path to take?
- Claim the title of best Idol in the school! Attend lessons, take auditions and aim for the gigs that will propel you to stardom! Every moment counts, so manage your time to hone each of the six Idol Stats that measure your true star potential~
- Compete in hot-blooded I-DUEL battles! Idols just don’t sing and dance, they duel to the last man standing~ Fight in turn-based battles, unleashing charming Appeals, explosive Specials, shocking Counters and more! Who knew Idol shows could be this entertaining?!
- Challenge your rivals and team up with friends! The road need not be taken alone~ Find people to form Idol Units with or compete against in the search for the event with the best rewards! Whichever path you take, you’re sure to get closer and closer!
- Cultivate friendships, romance and more?! Twelve unique boys with their own strengths, shortcomings and stories await you! With their fates so closely intertwined with yours, to whom will you selflessly share your spotlight with?
- Collect outfits, gossip, pictures and musical pieces and experience unique endings! Explore the campus and the town, experiment with I-Décors and examine every little thing that catches your attention! Every choice you make leads you to a different path, so be brave and grasp the ever-changing future with your own two hands…
The main character who can be named differently by the player. After being encouraged by Sora Torao two years prior and given a special I-Décor, he finally attends Andromeda Academy as a first year student. However, he knew next to nothing about the I-DUEL System and would have definitely failed his admission audition, if not for the timely awakening of his unique Copycat power. Energetic and positive to a fault, he is extremely nice and sociable to the point of being annoying, but people find his cheerful smile and earnest heart difficult to hate. Though usually good-natured and open-minded, he is also equipped with some biting sarcasm when dealing with unreasonable situations. He greatly idolizes Sora and gets easily excited when his beloved senpai gives him attention.
Ranked as the number one Idol of the entire school, MYTH4's leader Sora Torao is a celebrity to most but an enigma to those closest to him. Moving to his own rhythm, he is a bit air-headed and slightly ditzy, but does a complete hundred-eighty degrees turn when performing. Unusually for a top Idol and a Crown Prince, Sora lazes around without a care in the world. Straightforward and perpetually smiling, though he seemed to no longer see the Idol industry as the shining beacon of the future he once preached to an underclassman in his times of trouble. Sora is a Cute-and-Cool-Type Idol and uses the I-Dominion "Tiger's Gaze" in I-DUEL Battles.
A first year Idol Course student in Andromeda Academy, Takuma Inui is Yuuki’s classmate in Class A and the top student during the recent school auditions. Aloof, stern and sharp-tongued, most of his classmates are intimidated by him, especially with the rumor that he is the illegitimate son of a world-renowned Idol and alumna of the Academy. Starting off on the wrong foot with Yuuki, he became the guy's self-declared rival and the two act like cats and dogs do when their paths cross, to the frustration of the people around them. Takuma has the I-Bility “Dogged Power” and is a Cool-and-Sexy-Type Idol.
The top Idol of the second years and a member of MYTH4. As a Crown Prince, Tatsuya Ryugasaki exudes magnetic charisma and outstanding talent. Hailing from a family of famous entertainers, he pursues perfection above else and only respects those who can keep up with him. He acts according to his position and appears rude and condescending; after all, he is a cut above the rest. He is currently at odds with Sora Torao over the latter's newfound apathy, though he once greatly admired the upperclassman. Tatsuya has the I-Bility "Dragon's Rage” and is an Active-and-Sexy-Type Idol.
Rookie Idol Arashi Hoshino is a famous first year student in Andromeda Academy. Blessed with good looks and oozing with sex appeal, he attracts fans faster than nectar does to honeybees. However, Arashi's efforts on his Idol career is halfhearted at best, being recruited instead of enrolling by his own volition. Sociable, earnest and kind, his heart-melting yet genuine smiles are quickly generalized to flirting. Whether this is intentional or not is yet to be seen - though he is quick to date anyone who expresses interest, no one truly knows what's going on inside his head. The only exception might be his childhood friend, who is also a student of the Academy. Arashi has the I-Bility "Bull's Eye” and is a Sexy-and-Cool-Type Idol.
Minami Kameyama is a member of MYTH4 and a third year student. A mature, intelligent and stern-looking young man, he holds the position of Student Council President, which he is definitely great at. Reared from a family that owns an entertainment agency, Minami knew the ins and outs of Idol management, though it is a mystery why he chose to be an Idol himself. His poker face and piercing glare intimidate most of the people he crosses paths with, but he is good at taking care of people, being astutely sensitive of their needs. Though exceedingly harsh and unforgiving, he is protective and loyal to those he cares about, especially Sora, whom he is very close with since childhood. Right now, his main objective is to keep annoying flies away from Sora, including a certain rookie upstart. Minami has the I-Bility "Sturdy Skin” and is a Cool-and-Active-Type Idol.
Jumping onstage is Natsu Otani, an energetic third year student and former high school soccer prodigy. Known for his boundless optimism and hyperactive lifestyle, he is quite the popular Idol in the Academy, ranking fifth overall. Extremely sociable, Natsu can be seen talking to all sorts of people, as he values having a lot of friends that he can count on and who can count on him. He is all for teamwork and treats the rookie Idols with care, though he can be annoying and intrusive of others' personal space. He just wants to help however and everyone find it hard to resist his dazzling smile. On the other hand, he dislikes competing for Gigs and is known to give away opportunities to others. Is he just that kind or is something else eating him up? Natsu has the I-Bility "Cooldown Hug” and is an Active-and-Cute-Type Idol.
The fourth and final member of MYTH4, Akihiko Shiratori is renowned for his natural beauty, flawless elegance and expertise in nihon-buyo. A third year from Class B, he is second only to Sora in the Academy's halls. Raised in a traditional setting, it could be said that Akihiko is a male yamato nadeshiko, being the embodiment of kindness, grace and honor. Though expected to inherit his family's dance studio, debuting as an Idol is his dearest ambition and will stop at nothing to achieve this dream. This unfortunately leads him to overworking at the expense of his health and an explosive temper at the peak of his exhaustion. Akihiko has the I-Bility "Rising Wings" and is a Sexy-and-Cute-Type Idol.
A petite first year Idol Course student, Ringo Kusanagi from Class B is a soft-spoken yet sweet young man. Quite known for his adorable looks, Ringo ranked second during the school auditions, despite his rather clumsy efforts at Idol training and other activities. Though naturally kind and polite, he keeps his distance from others, preferring to be alone as opposed to being surrounded by a crowd. Unfortunately for him, his frail countenance tends to awaken the protective instincts of his peers, including a certain schoolmate who favored friendly hugs. Like that certain guy, Ringo possesses a similarly mysterious and potentially dangerous I-Bility, known only as "Black Bunny". He is a Cute-and-Sexy-Type Idol.
Several more characters will be introduced soon~
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- Do you have a working demo of the game?
Not yet! But we plan to release one as soon as possible.
- Will the game go through Kickstarter?
That's the plan once a demo had been sorted out.
- Will there be explicit sex scenes? How about rape, sex toys and bondage?
Yes, there will probably be 18+ scenes, but they can be skipped. It would always be with consent and sex toys and bondage will not be included in the "base" game, to make sure we don't alienate anyone. Still, it's up for debate.
- Is the main character an exclusive top or exclusive bottom?
Neither. Even though his last name might give you ideas (*winks*), our MC's position depends on his partner. So yes, there will be times where he is the top and a few more where he bottoms.
- Will there be more BL-related puns?
Yes, there will be more and there's nothing you can do about it.
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