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Chuusotsu - 1st Graduation - A Visual Novel with Philosophy

Created by Fruitbat Factory

Chuusotsu - 1st Graduation - A Visual Novel with Philosophy
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589 backers pledged $24,104.00 on Kickstarter

Chuusotsu - 1st Graduation is a new all-ages visual novel by Studio Beast. Fruitbat Factory is now bringing Chuusotsu to fans all over the world in dual language (English and Japanese text, characters fully voiced in Japanese).

Raised in Kickstarter
$24,104.00 / 589 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$5,188.00 / 580 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Schedule Update, Dakimakura Preview
15 days ago – Tue, Nov 07, 2017 at 11:59:25 PM

Hello good backers!

Sorry it's been a while since the last update - we tried to reach a good milestone to give an update on but it ended up dragging on. We've also been hoping week by week that we can still make the original release date and share good news about that, but it's become obvious now that it's no longer plausible.

Earlier this fall, our translator had to relocate to a new country, which created an unexpected delay at our end, but after considering our options we decided we'd still rather accept the delay and not put extra translators to work on the game to make up for lost time, to preserve the internal consistency of the translation. This is especially important since the complexity of the text in Chuusotsu can be very high at times.

Things have settled down now and the translation of the game is currently almost finished, and editing is already well underway. However, programming and testing will take time as well, so release this month, like we'd originally estimated, is not realistic. We are very sorry about the delay. 

If we receive the rest of the materials, such as the new CGs and scenario edits without undue delay, the updated release window estimate for the game is in March 2018. If physical goods take longer to get into production, we will deliver the digital rewards first. Of course, this is just an estimate and if we're ready before that, we will deliver the game earlier.

On that note, we've received an update regarding the goods from Studio Beast. The gorgeous dakimakura art is now complete! We're sharing a preview of it with you here - just click on the link!

The stick posters are also almost finished. 

We were also happy to hear that the stretch goal-funded side story, Chuusotsu - 1.5th Graduation: The Moving Castle has been making great progress already, with scenario and CGs now complete.

The new opening movie for Chuusotsu - 1st Graduation is also almost complete, look forward to it!

All of this is possible thanks to your support, for which we are very grateful. Please look forward to more news!

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You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates, or join our Discord server to talk to us directly. You can help the campaign by simply sharing the news.

Let's do philosophy!

BackerKit Surveys - Final Reminder
4 months ago – Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 10:29:17 PM

Hello good backers,

As there are still 43 backers who haven't responded to their surveys, including some with physical rewards, we've sent BackerKit reminder mails and are extending the deadline by 2 days to to July 25th. 

We'll be locking down the surveys after 10:00 PST /  18:00 GMT.

Please check your e-mail for the survey links and answer the surveys before that to claim all your rewards.

Make sure to check every bit of your survey!
Make sure to check every bit of your survey!

 

You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates, or join our Discord server to talk to us directly. You can help the campaign by simply sharing the news.  

Let's do philosophy!

New Opening Stretch Goal Funded on BackerKit!
4 months ago – Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 05:24:38 PM

We've got another happy update for you today: After yesterday's BackerKit reminder, we quickly raised the remaining funding to reach the $27.500 stretch goal, funding the production of a new opening video for Chuusotsu - 1st Graduation!

Total funding now stands at $27.755, with the final stretch goal for a physical artbook at $30.000. Huge thanks to everyone who has contributed, either by backing the project or by spreading the word about it!

 

In case we hit the final stretch goal before the deadline of July 23rd, we will extend the period before locking down surveys to give everyone a chance to back the physical artbook as well.

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You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates, or join our Discord server to talk to us directly. You can help the campaign by simply sharing the news. 

Let's do philosophy!

Final Week on BackerKit - Confirm Your Surveys!
4 months ago – Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 05:26:39 PM

Hello good backers,

We're entering the final week of raising funding on BackerKit, before we lock down the surveys for Chuusotsu -1st Graduation. There are still 68 backers who haven't chosen their rewards, so please make sure to visit BackerKit via the survey link e-mailed to you.

The survey will be locked down on July 23rd, this Sunday

Thanks to your generous support, we've climbed up to a total of $27.328 - meaning we're only $170 away from the stretch goal for Studio Beast to create a new opening video for Chuusotsu -1st Graduation! If only a few people pick up an extra add-on this week, we'll hit that goal as well. 

Don't forget that pre-orders through the pre-order store will count as well, until July 23rd!

 

After the surveys are closed, you can still change your shipping address, but you can no longer change your reward selection, addons etc, so if you meant to back for add-ons or other extras on Kickstarter, it's especially important you do so now.

Starting next week, we will round up the survey results and begin working on reward production!

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You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates, or join our Discord server to talk to us directly. You can help the campaign by simply sharing the news.  

Let's do philosophy!

BackerKit Survey Reminder
5 months ago – Sat, Jul 01, 2017 at 02:28:02 AM

Hello dear backers,

We're happy to see the BackerKit surveys are getting filled quick - currently 497 of 594 backers have already answered the survey, and the additional funding raised on BackerKit has made the total funding climb up to $27.083!

We are only about $400 shy of unlocking the next stretch goal for a new opening movie at $27.500!

Remember to answer your surveys before July 23rd when we lock down the responses. After that you won't be able to change your reward selection, including selecting additional items with credit you already have from the Kickstarter. 

If you missed the campaign, you can still take part by visiting our pre-order store. The new pre-orders also count toward stretch goals!

 

Looking for something to read while you wait? You can test the demo for Chuusotsu - 1st Graduation to get an early taste of the game.

We also just released a new Demo for the atmospheric mystery visual novel ENIGMA: by Uzumeya, you can download it on the Steam page. The demo contains the entire first route of the game, with 7 endings to unlock, and an estimated playtime upwards of 5 hours, so there's a lot to explore!

 

The world is afflicted with a mysterious disease known as "The Enigma." 

Chester, infected with this disease, finds himself washed onto a lonely island, Carlyle.

As he is being given a tour of the island by the girl who nursed him back to health, Chester finds himself feeling that something is off. There are no doctors from the mainland. Not only is there no information of the outside world, but the inhabitants seem entirely oblivious of the worldwide epidemic.  

---It's as if this place has been completely removed from the rest of the world.  

After a while, Chester finds a conspicuous white forest in the middle of a green expanse.  

"That forest devours people. That's what I believe."  

The forest's name is Enigma. The same as the disease consuming his body.

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You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates, or join our Discord server to talk to us directly. You can help the campaign by simply sharing the news.

Let's do philosophy!