The Kickstarter for Ascendant Hearts, the romantic comedy visual novel about a young man who finds himself in a world that follows JRPG rules, is almost over.
Yesterday, we finally met our base goal of $4065. Ascendant Hearts will be completed and released for the PC, Mac, and Linux.
However, there’s still time to support the campaign and make Ascendant Hearts even better! If we reach $6000 by the end of the campaign, we’ll be able to add character routes to the story.
In the base story, the player has a chance through dialogue options and actions to pursue a romance with Shiori, the mage who first helps him when he awakens in this strange world. The Character Routes stretch goal will add the other two main characters, Aiko (the green-haired healer) and Chise (the purple-haired rogue) as alternate romance options.
So if you love Aiko and/or Chise, or if you just want a longer story with greater replay value due to the alternate paths, support Ascendant Hearts on Kickstarter and push us closer to the stretch goal!
(I’d hoped we could reach the $10,000 Expanded Story stretch goal, but that seems unlikely now.)
Since the start of the campaign, we’ve:
- Added beta access and your name in the credits to the second tier (Steam Key + OST) onward.
- Updated the CG art to better match the quality and style of the sprites. However, the original CG art we already have done will still be viewable in the in-game gallery.
I’d also like to mention that there are choices and additional scenes not present in the demo.
There are less than 24 hours left in the Ascendant Hearts crowd-funding campaign! If you’re interested in a romance visual novel that parodies JRPG and MMORPG tropes, head over to the Kickstarter page and show us your support!
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