Tokyo Chronos VR Visual Novel's Kickstarter Campaign Reaches Goal
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
As of press time, the campaign has raised US$88,193 from 936 backers. The funding goal of US$75,000 will cover the costs of development, as well as merchandise for backers. Backer merchandise is slated to ship in February 2019. Rewards include a digital or physical copy of the visual novel, digital soundtrack, digital artbook, mini light novel, vinyl record, signed shikishi boards, credit in the game, and a hand-drawn illustration.
Sekai Project describes the visual novel:
Tokyo Chronos is a mystery novel about 8 childhood friends separated from the reality of this world, and trapped in an empty Shibuya, barren of any other souls. As time and space seemingly comes to a halt, the eight begin to disappear, one by one. What has happened to this world? What is happening to the ones trapped inside this hollow void? Who is the culprit that set the mystery in motion in a space that stands still.
The VR project is slated for a release on Oculus and Vive via Steam and on PlayStation VR. The companies plan to release the game in Japanese, English, and Chinese.
The cast so far includes:
Yui Ishikawa as Karen Nikaido
Shoko Yuzuki as Yuria Togoku
Haruki Kashiwakura (motion director for Expelled from Paradise, 3D animator for Penguindrum, Strike Witches 2, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic) is directing the VR project at VR content company MyDearest, and illustrator LAM is designing the characters. Novelist Kou Segawa (Konya, Kimi ni Korosareta Toshitemo) is writing the scenario. Kazuma Miki (producer for A Certain Magical Index, Sword Art Online franchises) is producing the work. Sekai Project will publish the work, and Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc. is a production partner.