E-Depth Angel: Pinocchio’s Murder

E-Depth Angel: Pinocchio's Murder

*Based on E-Depth Angel
Developer: Altabe Studio
Status: In Production
Release: N/A
Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction, Romance, Choose Your Adventure
Romance options: GXB
Rating: 13+
Engine: Renpy
Specs: 1200x800
Language: English
Platform: PC/Mac
Length: 60k words (6 hours playtime)
Voice Acting: Limited

 

Synopsis: Which memory is true, which is false? Angel must sort out the implanted memories and true memories in her friends Lien and Kolei in order to rescue them from the grasp of their manipulative father Seon. Delve into the past to discover truth and deception that goes all the way to the future. Secure a happy life for yourself and your friends!

Visual Novel Game Overview: Follow the story of Angel, a young nurse for cyborgs, as she unravels the mystery of her friends' pasts and the conspiracy behind her very existence that is linked to a dark family secret spanning a life time. Was there a murder or was it an accident or is it all a misunderstanding? Are her friends Lien and Kolei just puppets, cyborg Pinocchios without freewill and humanity? Be the fairy that grants peace and a regular life to long suffering friends or meddle too much for your own good... The game can split into the focus of three people: Lien, Kolei and Seon; Seon is only reachable at a certain point during the other two's routes but all intertwine with each other. Explore multiple settings, investigate, collect evidence, present findings to prove your case and make choices to determine Angel's fate as well as her friends. Multiple paths to various endings!

Game elements:
-Sci-fi: Set in the future, featuring cyborgs, clones and mecha (giant robots) plus memory diving!
-Mystery: Investigate and collect evidence of true/false memories in past and present (the future), uncover the truth of the dark and twisted past of the Lei family.
-Romance: Choose between Lien and Kolei while pursuing Seon’s tangled web of mysteries
-Present your case with respective evidence to a character according to their beliefs and personalities.
-Discovered evidence can be arrange in a timeline to sort out what you will present. Different evidence affects story flow and your resulting ending, good and bad.
-Replay to uncover new info, alternate endings and interactions.
-Options to pair characters up or maintain friendship
-Love interests: 2
-Cutscene Count: 25+
-Ending Count: 13 (2 Best, 3 Good/Neutral, 8 Bad)

Team Members:

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Angel Love ||Human/Clone|| The heroine who is a clone of someone from the past.

Angel is a certified nurse for cyborgs and wishes the best for them, including helping her friends Lien and Kolei with their personal issues.

Well meaning and committed, Angel won’t stop until her friends are finally happy.


Lien

Lien Lei – ||Cyborg|| CEO of Seon Corp and Angel’s boss who has a famous storm-like temper. He may or may not have feelings for her…

Lien has had a grudge against family members for years which he might take to the grave.


 

Kolei

Kolei – ||Cyborg/Bio-Mech|| The younger brother of Lien and quieter of the two.

He hides a lot of secrets and prefers to be very private, acting distant as there is more going on beneath the surface than he likes to let on.

His relationship with Lien is complicated due to their history and half-sibling relation.


 

Seon

Seon Lei – ||Cyborg/”Immortal”|| The brothers’ mysterious and elusive father who is the founder of the major company Seon Corp.,

which has the size and power of a small country. His reasons behind the treatment and mental manipulation of his sons are questionable…


 

Sharon

Dr. Sharon – ||Human/Clone|| Head doctor at Seon Corp, she is a long time employee and Angel’s boss when Lien isn’t around.

Usually calm and collected, she has her hands full due to the insanity that ensues between the Lei family in the workplace.


 

Randy

Randy Ed. – ||Cyborg|| A cyborg whose human life was turned upside down thanks to Seon Corp., namely Lien Lei.

He is a steadfast friend to Angel and forced lackey of Lien. His hacking ability makes him a valuable ally and his humor a necessity for lightening the mood.

 


 

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Lilian – ||Human/Clone|| A mysterious and beautiful woman with a striking resemblance to Lien’s deceased mother due to being her clone.

What secrets does she know by being at Seon’s side?


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DingDing –||Robot/Mini Android||
DingDing is Angel's personal robot assistant and a defacto "pet" as well friend; she's customizable in appearance.
She relays messages for Angel and helps Angel with her work.

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Developer: Altabe Studio x Zeiva Inc.
Status: In Production
Demo Release Date: Late 2017
Production Time: Oct 2013 – Present
Type/Genre: VN Adventure Game - Mystery, Drama
Rating: Everyone
Release: TBA
Engine: Renpy
Language: English
Platform: PC/Mac

 

Synopsis: Estranged from his parents and disillusioned about his future, college student Kenneth spends most of his time surfing his days away. After receiving a mysterious photo of his family that he has no recollection of, he decides to delve into his family’s secret to find the hidden truth.

Similar Game Concepts: Hotel Dusk: Room 215, Last Window: The Secret of Cape West, 999, Escape Games

Creator Ramblings: This game has been inspired by Japanese style adventure games that combine conversational elements of visual novels and gameplay elements of adventure games. This graphic adventure game has a variety of simple mini-games and problem solving puzzles reminiscent of escape games. Choices made during the visual novel route determines the main character interactions with others, which will affect his demeanor and attitude toward the end of the game (determining his future). Multiple endings based on choices made. Gifts gained from solving problems can be given to others with "interesting" results. Amount of game content is dependent on player style. The game can be completed in one playthrough should you play thoroughly and try to maximize every experience. Otherwise future replays would make more sense in character behaviors with hindsight.

At this time we are looking to get the game out faster and adding new members to get the demo out quickly. Ideally will run a small Kickstarter for polish, potential full voice acting, and mastermind Tip route added. Hope you have playing this game once it's out! Follow me on twitter @altabe_roxie for game updates, and feel free to ask me questions about the game 🙂 -Roxie

Team Members:

  • Roxie - Creator, Programmer, Writer, Lead Artist
  • Mirage - Art Director, Sprite and CG Colorist
  • Mayshing - Animator, CG Concept Designer
  • Nitarou - Item Artist
  • Tonio - BG Colorist
  • DragoonHP - Programmer
  • Kidoairaku - GUI Designer
  • Greg and Matt - Sound Producer, Sound FX and BGM
  • Elysse and Alex - Proofreader, Game Testers
  • Special Thanks:
    Minit, Janek, Saguaro, and Darkness

Game Inspirations: Cing games (Another Code, Hotel Dusk series), Shu Takumi (Ace Attorney 1-4, Ghost Trick), Zero Escape series, Professor Layton series, Time Hollow, Dangan Ronpa

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Once An Artist

Once An Artist

Developer: Team C.A.K.E
Size: 30MB (PC, Mac, Linux)
Release Date: 9 January 2013
Production Time: 12/30/12 – 1/1/13
Team Members: Mayshing, Gingashi, RinoaDestiny, Seibaru
Genre: Slice of Life
Rating: Everyone
Engine: Renpy

 

Synopsis: Dean used to be a professional artist, until the day his father became ill 6 years ago. He gave up his career and took care of his father, but had lost the taste and joy for art. Upon a visit to his mother whom he used to live with, his drawings started to speak to him…