Set in Post-apocalyptic Tokyo, Exogenesis the adventure/visual novel hybrid inspired by Ace Attorney games, gets Alex Yarde in Otaku mode!
As anyone who is a fan of Ace Attorney and Zero Escape games knows there’s a serious lack of such games in the marketplace. Thankfully, the incredibly talented game designers at KWAN (formerly Agos Studio) borrowing the engine from PyTom, creator of Ren’Py and harnessing their considerable skills and years of experience from their respective fields, are forging a new interactive experience that truly is a sight to behold. Exogenesis ~Perils of Rebirth~ is an ADVENTURE GAME/VISUAL NOVEL HYBRID which combines the point-and-click gameplay of adventure games with the heavy focus on storytelling found in visual novels. Set in post-apocalyptic Japan where people are barely making ends meet, the world of Exogenesis has a life of its own, laden with post-nuclear war dread and threatened by yet another gargantuan conflict. Its not only as one man’s pursuit of changing the past, (his sisters death) but also a tale of people struggling to survive and carve a better future, in the shadow of a fallen Megalopolis only just starting to get back on its feet. When completed, Exogenesis will feature:
-6 hours of gameplay – With 6 chapters spanning over 150,000 words, as well as numerous puzzles to solve, Exogenesis promises at least 20+ hours of gameplay
-Important moral choices that effect how the story plays out – By hook or by crook, your dead sister must be reborn!
-High replay value with multiple endings and branching story paths
-Memorable cast of characters whose fates are determined by your decisions
-Stunning rendition of post-apocalyptic Japan with real-life landmarks
-Mysterious, intricate plots both personal and of larger scale
-Mind-boggling, thematic puzzles – Contextual puzzles that make sense and aren’t just there for the heck of it
-Character interrogation – Gather physical and circumstantial evidence and use those as leverage in recruiting your former comrades
If you play your games on PC, Mac or Linux, KWAN got you covered! Exogenesis is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter for development by KWAN for PC, Mac, and Linux. You can also support the game on-the-free by voting for it on Steam Greenlight. You get a good taste of the game and not just a tiny nibble, the Demo is 3-4 hours long! Download it here. As fans of video game and anime art books themselves, KWAN understands how important additional content is. They are going all out with The Art of Exogenesis, packing it with annotated art, many sketches from the conceptual stage, in order to show what it’s really like to create art for a video game for all us would be game designers!
Here’s the kicker, they plan to put together a Thank You video showing their gratitude to all their backers and those who helped get the word out. If you choose the CHERUBIM reward, they will put YOU into the video as one of the characters. For SERAPHIM, they will make a custom video, just for you! Check it out below! Moto Otaku bragging rights!
Production of Exogenesis is a labor of love and has been completely self-funded. KWAN nearly reached the limit of how far they can go without financial backing. Go to kickstarter now and ensure these types of high quality Independent Games continue to be made! Get more information at exogenesisvn.com