[KICKSTARTER LIVE] [DEMO RELEASED] [Otome, GxB] Café Rouge 2020

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[KICKSTARTER LIVE] [DEMO RELEASED] [Otome, GxB] Café Rouge 2020

#1 Post by Sonya » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:55 pm

Our Kickstarter has been successfully funded in 5 days!!

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We are now onto the stretch goals, so far all male love interests and 1 female route is unlocked, totaling 6 date-able husbandos and 1 waifu, here is the next stretch goal, UNLOCK DIANE AS A ROMANCE-ABLE ROUTE

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Isis Black, your average American teenager, happens upon a part time job opening at Café Rouge. During the day, it is your normal quaint cafe and bakery. When night takes over, it is transformed into a five star restaurant theater cafe, with live stage performances and first class customers coming in the middle of the night.
As Isis delves deeper into this strange cafe, she becomes tangled in the mystery of its haunted world. Will she find friends or foe? Will she follow fate or make her own destiny? Will she find love?
That's for you to decide...

Features:
+ Complex, branching storyline
+ Change the protagonists main name
+ Original GUI
+ Original OST
+ FREE (Earn 1 point by sharing on social media PER DAY)
+ Pay $5.00 for 1000 points immediately.
Hello everybody! I'm so so excited to tell you guys that Café Rouge is coming back, on CloudNovel, as CloudNovel's first commercial game! It will be available for free with in-game purchases on CloudNovel or downloadable (Windows or Mac) on Steam or Itch.io for just $20. To play online, it'll only cost $5.00 to purchase 1000 cloudnovel points that will give you enough points to unlock every feature in the game! To unlock every feature without paying in-game purchases, just purchase the downloadable version on Steam or Itch.io for $20, and every route and bonus features will be unlocked.

The only thing different in this 2020 remake is the brand new character art (and slightly rewritten story to fix all plot holes, THE MYSTERY WILL BE REVEALED FINALLY)!!! The artist who is doing the art for Cafe Rouge has worked for Rejet (creator of Diabolik Lovers) and Otomate (PlayStation 4, PlayStation vita, and PC otome games company in Japan)

For those interested, or who don't know Diabolik Lovers or Otomate, they are very popular brand name otome games in Japan. I am PRETTY sure if you are an avid otome games fan, you heard of them.

So for those who don't know Cafe Rouge, it is an online flash game created back in 2012. I created it back when I was 18 years old, and it grew viral with 1.6 million plays. The video trailer with original 2012 game is below. I didn't finish telling the story because I grew bored of it back then, but now I'm ready to remake Cafe Rouge on CloudNovel, fix all the plotholes by rewriting the story (most of it will be the same) and use brand new art from artists who've worked on professional otome games from Japan. This will be CloudNovel's first commercial game with in game purchases of 1-5 points cost per choice button. What i'm going to do is make Cafe Rouge up till chapter 3 FREE as a demo, and after chapter 3 it'll cost you points to continue playing the game. Don't worry, if you can't spend money YOU CAN EARN POINTS FOR FREE. A new feature coming soon to CloudNovel is earning free points by sharing cloudnovel visual novels on social media. You will earn 1 point per day for sharing a visual novel on your twitter, reddit, etc. (That point earned can only be used as in game purchases on the visual novel you shared).
Here is my progress:

Characters: ( Sketches: [19/20]| Completed Sprites: [19/20] )
CG Illustrations: (4/40 completed)
Writing/Script: (150,000 words | Complete, with minor revisions to fix plot holes)
Original Sound Track: (7/7 completed)

Logo: DONE
GUI: (Not Started)
Text box (0/1)
Choice boxes (0/1)
Settings Screen (0/1)
Option Buttons (0/8)
Save/Load screen (0/1)
Extras/CGs screen (0/1)
Main Menu (0/1)
Characters (Main Character & 3 Dateable Bachelors and more coming soon)
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Re: Café Rouge 2019: Second Reproduction [Otome, GxB][Free w/In-Game Purchases]

#2 Post by DAX » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:20 am

Yea!!!! I can't wait to play this.
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#3 Post by Sonya » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:33 pm

Here is the MC's work outfit:

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#4 Post by Wendyd24 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:16 am

So glad you're redoing this!! I can't wait to play it, and watch any development.
Quick question. Will the 2.79 purchase for 1000 points cover the whole game or just a route? Personally I'm willing to pay whatever, I was just curious if it would be a one time purchase.

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#5 Post by Sonya » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:38 pm

Wendyd24 wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:16 am
So glad you're redoing this!! I can't wait to play it, and watch any development.
Quick question. Will the 2.79 purchase for 1000 points cover the whole game or just a route? Personally I'm willing to pay whatever, I was just curious if it would be a one time purchase.
It will cover all 3 routes! :mrgreen:

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#6 Post by Sonya » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:54 pm

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I've typed in half of chapter 1 into CloudNovel, here is the story map/tree branch of the story so far, as you can see it covers Ron's and Valen's introductions. I will work on Antoine's introduction and finish chapter 1 tomorrow.

In total I counted 309 pages of cafe rouge, and today I finished 7 pages. So it'll take me 44 days to put in all the writing into CloudNovel with my writing revisions. That's okay, the artist says that they can't finish all the art without at least 7 months time, so we have to wait till fall or winter 2019 for Cafe Rouge to be released anyway. Aaaaaah this project is going to take a long time to finish T_T

That's all I have for this update!

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#7 Post by Sonya » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:55 am

More character sketches complete:
Candice
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Demian
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Aldo
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#8 Post by Sonya » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:11 pm

More characters
Adeline
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Diane
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Errol
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Mrs. Michaels (Valen's mother)
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#9 Post by Sonya » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:37 pm

Okay so there have been some questions on twitter whether or not we will open up routes for the other characters.

We will for SURE have a three main date-able bachelors/love interests: Valen, Ron, and Antoine. If this game is successful and we get a lot of popularity, then yes we will open up other routes, including the girls, to make it into an otome with yuri options. That way it'll be an otome game AND a yuri game. So you can date Candice, Adeline, Diane, and even Mrs. Michaels. I'm not opposed to making other routes for the game if enough demand is there.

But that really depends on whether we will get good popularity for the game, and whether it'll be successful.

That's all, thanks for reading!

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#10 Post by RushiTan » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:18 pm

Ooooh, I only discovered about CR recently (on mid-2018), but anyway, nice to see that you're rebooting it!
Ad the characters are looking awesome, and I really want to know the artist :>
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#11 Post by mitoky » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:54 pm

Cafe Rouge was one of the first visual novels i ever played and i loved it, so seeing this makes me super excited!
Definitely going to support! <3 owo)b
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#12 Post by Sonya » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:17 pm

RushiTan wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:18 pm
Ooooh, I only discovered about CR recently (on mid-2018), but anyway, nice to see that you're rebooting it!
Ad the characters are looking awesome, and I really want to know the artist :>
Yes the artists are a group of artists from Asia who work for professional mobile games and companies for Japanese playstation games. I will post their facebook and other social media sometime on here so you can check them out (they are real professionals :mrgreen: )

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#13 Post by Sonya » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:18 pm

mitoky wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:54 pm
Cafe Rouge was one of the first visual novels i ever played and i loved it, so seeing this makes me super excited!
Definitely going to support! <3 owo)b
Yes back then the story ended at chapter 7, I will be continuing the story and give it a proper ending this time for all the routes. :D

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#14 Post by Sonya » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:34 pm

More completed artwork
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#15 Post by Sonya » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:29 pm

More updates on character art

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