Exogenesis - Post-apocalyptic Tokyo adventure visual novel

A project in Makati City, Philippines by Kwan

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A PC adventure/visual novel hybrid inspired by Ace Attorney and Zero escape games set in post-apocalyptic Japan
Backers: 1492
Average Pledge Per Backer: $38

Funded: $56,288 of $32,000
Dates: Apr 22nd -> May 22nd (30 days)
Project By: Kwan
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Latest News

Novelly Funded - Issue 7

January 4th - via:
Novelly Funded is our regular look at the world of visual novels that have been crowdfunded on Kickstarter or IndieGogo. (Read More)

Wrap up note a.k.a. We love you all!

May 22nd - via:
There you have it, folks! We're 8 hours away from the finish line, but I'm writing this now because I probably won't be up when the timer runs out. It's been an exhausting day making sure we find the right people to help us out with Exogenesis.Just... (Read More)

'Exogenesis: Perils of Rebirth' Kickstarter hits PS Vita stretch goal

May 22nd - via:
On Thursday, the Kickstarter for the anime-inspired visual novel, "Exogenesis: Perils of Rebirth," has hit its stretch goal for a PS Vista port. (Read More)

Feature: Kickstarter Monthly Round Up - Issue Two

May 21st - via:
It's been a month since our first Kickstarter round-up, which was met with many triumphs and failures. For those that missed it, reader favourite Hover: Revolt of Gamers smashed all of its initial stretch goals with a day to spare. However, second horse running Cult County fell at the first hurdle, missing its expected goal by a landslide. (Read More)

Unity Basic stretch goal reached! Plus Exogenesis on Ouya's Free the Games Fund, voiced demo

May 20th - via:
WE DID IT! Exogenesis will be ported to Unity!Thanks to your amazing support, we can now make the game on Unity! Back when we started, putting the game on PS Vita was just a dream - something we'd hoped to achieve by selling enough of Exogenesis to... (Read More)

"Behemoth" trailer, PayPal link, German demo update

May 17th - via:
This is more of a quick update while we're still cooking up the big one, but we hope you'd like it anyway. First up, we have a new version of the "Japanese" trailer that we wanted to show you guys. This one focuses a lot more on the music, and you'll... (Read More)


May 17th - via:
We did it! We've reached our funding goal! Can you believe we still have some updates lined up? Like a Metroidvania survival emergent zombie game sequel for Exogenesis, so the big gaming blogs would write about us... Nah, just kidding.We do have... (Read More)

Voice acting cast reveal + "Japanese" trailer

May 16th - via:
We've been listening. We know you want a public reveal of the game's voice cast. So now, we bring you this new trailer! Notice the Japanese translations? While we can't promise Japanese localization just yet, we wanted to do a little something for... (Read More)

Chapter 2 preview - Meet the family

May 14th - via:
If we do get funded, we're kicking off game production with a bang! The second chapter is set in Tokyo Dome City. Here's another concept art (i.e. not final in-game art) we have for Tokyo's famous entertainment complex: They're not 100% final yet (we... (Read More)

German demo now available!

May 12th - via:
Just wanted to give everyone a heads up, especially since we have quite a number of German backers - a German language version of the demo is now available for download! At the moment, you have to start a new game for the language switch to appear so... (Read More)

Concept art reveal, media roundup

May 10th - via:
After receiving overwhelmingly positive responses when we shared previously backer-only art to a community we're active in, we've decided to make the art publicly available. So, for those who've seen these before, we hope you don't mind the re-post!... (Read More)

Exogenesis initial voice cast

May 8th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Exploring the world of Exogenesis, plus interview with Kuromai (available in French)

May 7th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Exogenesis: The Perils of Rebirth - Demo Review

May 5th - via:
Exogenenis – The Perils of Rebirth is a visual novel and adventure hybrid that is currently in the middle of a Kickstarter. From the Philippines-based studio Kwan, the game is set in post-apocalyptic Japan and follows the story of Yudai Sayashi, a former treasure hunter who seeks to bring his dead sister back to life. Kwan plans to have a six chapter story filled with numerous characters and choices that will affect how the entire story plays out. The game is inspired by Ace Attorney and Zero Escape and it combines some truly gorgeous artwork with puzzles, exploration, and storytelling that has the potential to be great. (Read More)

Media roundup, demo update, and guest art request!

May 3rd - via:
Guest art by our friend Janielle The past week's been rather surprising for us in terms of media coverage. We never could have expected that a major Japanese news outlet such as Yahoo! Japan would write about our game! Now that we know the interest... (Read More)

Stretch goals announcement! Plus collaboration with Amber Lee Connors and TeamFourStar!

May 2nd - via:
As some backers have suggested, we'll now be revealing a couple of our immediate stretch goals.  Port to Unity!We'd like to put the game on Vita as much as you guys, so the first stretch goal is to allow us to port the game to Unity as early as we... (Read More)

Character design, Uchikoshi shout-out, Steam

April 29th - via:
One of the really fun things to do in game development is creating characters, starting from their profiles and backgrounds all the way to actual character art. Like any creative endeavor, character design is a reiterative process. You almost never... (Read More)

The Music of Exogenesis

April 28th - via:
In this update, let's talk about something important. Something that can make or break that special moment. Let's talk about music. Music is an integral part of any excellent video game experience. I'm listening to Persona 4's Never More as I'm... (Read More)

Exogenesis cherche son financement

April 28th - via:
Voici un nouveau projet en recherche de financement sur Kickstarter, je vous présente aujourd'hui Exogenesis ~Perils of Rebirth~, qui nous promet un jeu inspiré par la série des Phoenix Wright, mais surtout et c'est cette inspiration qui est dans l'immédiat la plus forte, la série des jeux Zero Escape. Un jeu dont l'histoire est l'élément central et se déroule dans un futur post apocalyptique à Tokyo. De nombreux mystéres seront bien sûr présent et nos méninges travaillerons lors de la résolution d'énigme. Le tout en 2D qui s'annonce de fort bonne facture et dont voici un rapide exemple animé. (Read More)

Exogenesis Previewed

April 28th - via:
Today, I took a look at an upcoming visual novel called Exogenesis, with a storyline built around the loss of a loved one and the possibility of getting them back. How was it? Well… (Read More)

Clarification on release platforms, demo update, OBJECTION!

April 27th - via:
Since so many people are asking whether Exogenesis will come to their platform of choice, we believe that this update is necessary.  Here's the deal: Exogenesis is scheduled to be ported to Unity AFTER release. While we can easily state on the... (Read More)

The Next Level of Visual Novel-ness in Exogenesis

April 27th - via:
There are more than a few visual novels on Kickstarter. There are… Soooooo many. That’s great for fans of the medium, but for many of us, there are just too many to sift through to find one that really speaks to us. Few achieve the level of polish that can really catch the eye of someone who’s not already into these things, so I thought I should bring Exogenesis to your attention. (Read More)

Media roundup, demo update and new backer icons!

April 26th - via:
Guest art by our friend Alyssa We've got a decent number of backers now, but we still have ways to go! While we've been hard at work contacting everyone we can, we still need more press people writing about our campaign. If you can send tips to... (Read More)

Backer icons

April 24th - via:
Here's a little something for our cool and generous backers! Gonna start sending them out now. I hope you can use them in your profiles, forum signatures and whatnot to raise more awareness for our campaign.   (Read More)

1001's interview with the director

April 24th - via:
Last month, published an interview with our game director. You can read it here, below:How did the team meet and what made you decide to start making Exogenesis: Perils of Rebirth? “Exogenesis is a personal leap for me. There is much... (Read More)

"Miho is so annoying!" and the mysterious puzzle room

April 23rd - via:
Some players found Miho to be annoying based on her diary entries, which they feel read like typical schoolgirl drivel. So before anyone new to Exogenesis rolls their eyes and dismisses the game because of Miho's diary, let me say a few things about... (Read More)

Do you want Exogenesis t-shirts?

April 23rd - via:
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