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Cannibal Lottery Kickstarter and Demo [Dystopian] [Political] [SciFi]

#1 Post by ypressgames » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:40 pm



Please support our Kickstarter or Indiegogo for Cannibal Lottery so we can make this amazing game!

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Y Press Games, the company that always delivers crowd-funding rewards on time, has a new dystopian political visual novel in the works written by author Yamila Abraham! Please support our Kickstarter or Indiegogo so we can create this amazing game!

Govern a planetary settlement dependent carnivorous aliens for survival. Hold Cannibal Lotteries to decide which of your people will feed your benefactors. Should you sacrifice the sick, the elderly, criminals–or should every life be at risk?

Get it right or your people will revolt and you’ll be the one on the cannibals’ table!

Grab the PC/MAC Demo from Steam!

Grab the PC/MAC Demo From Itch.io!

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Hi! I’m Masa Murda! Once upon a time my people were traveling through space trying to find a new planet to live on because we totally wrecked our old one. We landed on some skunky world right before we ran out of fuel. The place didn’t even have oxygen!

Turned out okay, though–cuz we were followed.

BY A BUNCH OF FREAKING CANNIBALS!

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We needed a place to live and the Providers needed meat, so they fast-track terraformed and set us up real nice on the new world…y’know, so they could eat us.

Thanks to our tech-savvy cannibal buddies we have food, shelter–oxygen, and we only have to kill around one person a month to feed to them. Pretty sweet, right!

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Governor Faleena Dancy has the super-fun job of handling the cannibal lotteries each month. She’s got a lot of incentive to get things right, because our cannibal friends threatened to eat her if she screws up.

Actually, they’ll eat all of us if she screws up. Did I mention they turn into berserk monsters when they get too hungry? They rampage and start eating people alive–it’s hilarious!

Faleena’s actually pretty good at her job–probably too good, because we colonists hate her. Her best friend is one of the cannibals!

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People figure Faleena’s a cannibal sympathizer and talk about revolting all the time. As if she didn’t have enough problems! AH HA HA HA HA HA HA!

I’m the editorializer at the colony news station, and I think this cannibalism stuff is a hoot! I’m also the one who’s going to be giving you all your nifty puzzles to solve, and I’ll be there after the endings whenever you screw up. Guess we’ll be seeing a lot of each other!

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Cannibal Lottery is 15 lengthy chapters of psychological horror filled with harrowing choices and bonus puzzles.

Earn stats, activate flags, and manage your budget in a way that will keep both your people and the cannibals happy.

All choices matter, and will affect the likelihood of a colonist revolt, a cannibal rampage, a mental breakdown, a hostile cannibal takeover, a wildcard event, or your becoming a sacrifice yourself.

Determine who among your staff is an ally or an enemy while also deciding whether or not to form an alliance with the cannibal leader.

Decide how much or little to trust your best friend, the cannibal Dal-Tor, and choose how to use resources to benefit the future of colony or the cannibal-human alliance.

Throughout it all, you’ll face truly horrific choices, unthinkable situations, and cringe-inducing horror which is only made palatable through the antics of Cannibal Lottery’s zany mascot, Masa Murda.

* Every Choice Effects a Stat or a Flag
* Full of Twists that Will Make Your Jaw Drop
* 15 Chapters and 3 Bonus Chapters to Unlock
* Puzzles, After Death Scenes, Dynamic Effects
* 150,000 words, Hundreds of Images
* 50+ Steam Achievements, Dozens of Endings
* An Original Sound Track
* The Kickstarter will determine if we have Full Voice Acting by AAA Voice Actors!


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Governor Faleena Dancy
The Providers appointed Faleena to the governor position after eating the former governor, Faleena’s husband, Ludrin. To the surprise of everyone, Faleena not only accepted her husband’s former post, but appears to be governing in favor of the cannibals who ate him. The reasons why are likely only known by her closest friend, the cannibal Dal-Tor. Faleena does her best to govern the colony while raising the baby born after her husband’s death.

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Provider Emissary Dal-Tor
Dal-Tor is the intermediary between the cannibals and humans and spends most of her time in Faleena’s office. Thousands of years old, she’s found meaning in the deep relationship she has with Faleena and her daughter. Both cannibals and humans question what her true interest is in Faleena.

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Vice Governor Malek
While the governor is appointed to her seat, the vice governor Malek was elected by the people. He always places their concerns over that of the cannibals, causing him to often butt heads with Faleena. Malek’s power is limited, but he uses his influence as best he can.

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Assistant to the Vice Governor Sharin
Sharin is technically Faleena’s assistant also, but has shown a strong preference toward serving Malek over her. At 75 years old Sharin is deeply troubled by a policy that switches a younger lottery winner with a parent or grandparent. Faleena’s support of this policy has caused strife between them.

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Lord Crieghton, Ruler of the Providers
Crieghton is the cannibal Faleena must answer to when she takes risks with the lotteries. His goal is to feed his 34 people as much food as possible, and he resents the small rations they endure while the colony grows. Crieghton can order the ‘Sacrificial Replacement’ of Faleena if she breaks any of the rules in the agreement made between the colonists and Providers.

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Lottery Commissioner Gray
Gray has the unenviable job of facilitating the sacrifices after a lottery winner is chosen. His weight is not an issue to him, but he wishes he didn’t have to deal with Dal-Tor constantly mentioning how much she wants to eat him.

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Media Liaison Zalby
Zalby’s job is to coordinate between the governor’s office and the colony press. It’s unknown if they are loyal to Faleena or Malek, but the news that airs about Faleena is primarily negative.

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Ednea
Now close to one year’s old, Ednea is the baby girl Faleena learned she was pregnant with shortly after her husband died.

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News Editorializer Masa Murda
Masa Murda’s official job is making Faleena’s life difficult by reporting on her in the worst light possible. While the other news anchors maintain an air of objectivity, Masa is happy to make edgy jokes at the governor’s expense. Her unofficial job is to give players puzzles and talk to them after they get an ending.

Please support our Kickstarter or Indiegogo for Cannibal Lottery so we can make this amazing game!
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#2 Post by papillon » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:10 am

I have to ask - is there any possibility of romance between Faleema and Dal-Tor?

(I know you may not want to answer that, but it makes a difference on whether I can mention the game to the yuri communities, you see.)

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#3 Post by Preseva » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:20 pm

To date, this is the best VN I've ever played. I'm going through the trouble of setting up my PC in the living room (to get it on a big screen) today to play it with a friend. I think this is a great introduction to VNs for people that are used to traditional games because there are a ton of choices to make that have an immediate effect on the story, and it's more of a real story rather than a dating-sim. There are a lot of surprises, most horrifying. It's never dull. The combination of side image portraits and drawings overlaid onto the background, instead of the usual character sprites on a static BG, gives it a cinematic, graphic-novel like quality that feels more dynamic. I love that.

I'm happy with how much there is to do in the demo, and am looking forward to what the full game will add.

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#4 Post by ChieDemoniac » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:17 pm

This is looking really good! The art already made me interested in the game.

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#5 Post by ypressgames » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:51 pm

Hi Everyone! Sorry for not responding to everyone sooner. We were so busy working on everything!

papillion - It's going to be portrayed as an unhealthy relationship that can absolutely be interpreted as lesbian in some scenes. We're not promoting the yuri side of things so much because Dal-Tor's obsession with Faleena is meant to be seen as toxic. However--a lot of people have been getting into that ship, so maybe we can have a happily ever after for them as a stretch goal? :)

preseva - WOW. Thank you so much for giving us this feedback. This really boosts morale!

ChieDemoniac - Thank you so much! We're really gratified to hear that.

We have a Discord if anyone wants to hang out with us! https://discord.gg/dfkk3Jd
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#6 Post by ypressgames » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:59 pm

Hi Everyone!

We’re still looking for support for our awesome horror visual novel Kickstarter! Please go here to play the demo, check out the trailer, and support one super unique, original, and fun game!

Please support our Kickstarter or IndieGoGo for Cannibal Lottery!

We have two YouTube Let’s Plays I’d like to share with you! The interesting thing: They both picked the same choices: Ask Crieghton for permission to cancel the lottery.

Did you pick that choice in the demo, too? Well, I’m going to warn you: picking the path of the least resistance is not going to work out! Trusting Crieghton will be fraught with difficulty. The question is: Can you deal with the fall out of such a dangerous alliance?

Check out these nifty let’s plays of the Cannibal Lottery demo!




This second Let’s Play gets into Chapter 2!





Did you guys know that your choices in Chapter 2 change depending on what you picked in Chapter 1? This will happen a lot in the game! To get all the Steam Achievements you’ll have to knock down all the dominoes of a certain choice series!

We’re busily continuing work on the game. This week we illustrated an animation you’ll see in Chapter 5…of someone hopping on one leg? But why? And who? The answer is a major shocker in the game!! (Seriously, it knocked our editor for a loop!)

We’re super excited for this game! In fact…we’re even discussing a sequel featuring Ednea! We’re going to pull out all the stops to make this game amazing so it can be a franchise.

Or not…we’re not going to count our chickens before they’re hatched! Please help us by supporting our crowdfunding. Even a small donation would help!

Please support our Kickstarter or IndieGoGo for Cannibal Lottery!

Do you have any advice on where we can spread the word about Cannibal Lottery? We’re all ears! We’re a little scared of promoting to hardcore horror/cannibal groups, but we’re a little freaky too…so…maybe?

Reply with your thoughts!!
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#7 Post by ypressgames » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:37 pm

Hey everyone! People who join our Discord will get the original story Cannibal Lottery was based on on February 1st!
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#8 Post by Preseva » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:02 pm

ypressgames wrote:
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It's going to be portrayed as an unhealthy relationship that can absolutely be interpreted as lesbian in some scenes. We're not promoting the yuri side of things so much because Dal-Tor's obsession with Faleena is meant to be seen as toxic. However--a lot of people have been getting into that ship, so maybe we can have a happily ever after for them as a stretch goal? :)
I ship those two so hard. I love the toxic relationship dynamic and what it does for the story (poor Faleena!) but it would be awesome to see one ending where Dal-Tor learns to love her in a healthy way. They are both fascinating and sympathetic characters.

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#9 Post by victorita9 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:40 pm

I love the idea of this game. I hope it gets made.

I looked at the kickstarter and 100 dollars to beta a game is pretty high. I'm only saying that because people like to beta games that they are excited about, but a lot could be priced out.

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#10 Post by ypressgames » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:27 pm

New Demo!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/70 ... sual-novel

Hey everyone, we've tweaked our demo to cut down on the choices which didn't lead to the best player experience. If you're interested, download the Steam update or the new files from Itch and check it out!
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