really great job so far! i'm a huge fan of how you've written akechi. really looking forward to the rest of the routes. (:
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per their latest kickstarter update, the game is officially canceled. if you're a backer you can view the post here (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/483356923/softly-with-teeth-a-vampire-otome...) it seems life had many challenges for everybody involved (understandable) and it just became too expensive to continue.
i think i've completed this game 3 or 4 times now, its absolutely my favourite game atm. thank you so so much for creating this wonderful game. i cannot believe how attached i am to every single character!!
tho xyx is my fav <3
oh, interesting if that's the case. i also sided with other people and yet i ended up getting the saorise ending a few times in a row no matter what dialogue options i changed. kind of puts a damper on wanting to replay :\
i received a response from support:
I’m sorry to hear that this has not been a better experience for you and other backers of this project.
Our Community Support and Trust & Safety teams monitor Kickstarter's system and review reports received from backers when reward fulfillment does not go as expected. We take these instances seriously and, if there is sufficient evidence of abuse against our system or trust of others, we revoke or suspend account privileges. This includes the ability to run another campaign on Kickstarter until rewards have been fulfilled or an update has been posted for backers — which we have done in this case.
We will continue to monitor the situation with this project and its creator. I hope this matter is resolved soon for you.
Kickstarter Support Team
tl;dr agashi cannot run another kickstarter until she fulfills her obligations to us, either in the form of the game or a refund (or apparently providing a status update). in terms of getting a refund, we are SOL unless agashi decides to provide that.
i sent in a support ticket asking them what our options are at this point since the project has now been in limbo for over a year. hopefully they are able to assist us since reporting the project has done nothing.
that's really great to hear! like i said, this game has a ton of promise and i don't want to see it held back by a few errors that are easily fixable. thanks for taking the time to reply and best of luck with the rest of the chapters. i will be keeping an eye on this!
the game is not finished. i'm not sure exactly what you mean by "this part" but you can purchase the whole game for $20 which gives you two routes as the devs are MIA and refusing to explain what the situation is in regards to where the rest of the routes are OR you can individually purchase the two routes that are released (hayato and mikio) for $5 a pop.
so no, if you purchase this game you will not get the full story. we have not received an update about the game in well over a year so its up to you if you'd like to spend the money but its looking like this game is abandoned and all we're getting are the two routes.
i really want to like this because its got promise. the art and music are wonderful. but the writing really, really needs improvement. i understand that maybe you do not speak english as a first language which is totally okay but... all the spelling and grammatical errors are really going to turn people off from reading past chapter one. this game would benefit from getting somebody who speaks english as a first language to proofread and edit it. i'm willing to come back and give it a second chance if that does indeed happen, but as it stands, as much as i wish i could i wouldn't recommend it in its current state.
again, that's not to say this is a bad game and i can tell that a lot of love went into it. but if i have to spend several minutes trying to figure out what people are saying or doing in chapter one, i'm not really inclined to read further and hope it gets better.
i sincerely hope things are okay with agashi. it is incredibly worrisome that she has just dropped off the face of the earth especially since there hasn't been any kind of update to indicate anything was wrong. however, it would be nice for some kind of communication from either her or somebody she trusts so that both the kickstarter backers and people here are aware of what's happening. even if it was a message to say that life happened and the game is on hiatus, then at least we'd know.
for me its the whole not knowing that is so frustrating. i do not know if i should be waiting for a finished product or if i should be cutting my losses and assuming we're never getting the game. i'm a kickstarter backer so i've invested a decent amount of money into the game and i would like nothing more than for her to a) be okay and b) complete the game that we're all waiting for.
i purchased this game four years ago.
the fact that it is still incomplete and the developers have seemingly abandoned ship is incredibly disappointing. if they are no longer working on this game, they should at least do the right thing and let us know.
i deeply regret supporting these devs since it seems they cannot even be bothered to communicate with us about potential delays or other issues that come up and impact the release of the rest of the routes.
under no circumstances do i recommend you purchase this game as is. it is likely not going to be finished any time soon (if at all) and your money is better spent elsewhere supporting other indie devs who actually take the time to interact with and keep their supporters/customers updated.