PROJECT OMMI: what makes a soul, and what breaks it


A project in Tokyo, Japan by AREA 34, INC.

Cancelled by Creator

An indie turn based tactics game by a bunch of grizzled Japanese devs.
Backers: 1276
Average Pledge Per Backer: $26

Funded: $32,870 of $50,000
Dates: Sep 19th -> Oct 19th (30 days)
Project By: AREA 34, INC.
Aw shucks, no tags yet. +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: October 19 @ 01:01 -0400 GMT


of goal
project cancelled


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

Former Tiny Metal Staffer Retracts Accusation Of Kickstarter Embezzlement

August 2nd - via:
Towards the end of last year, there was controversy surrounding the funding of the Advance Wars-esque turn-based strategy title Tiny Metal. The issues stemmed from Project Phoenix, a 2013 Kickstarter campaign which raised $1,014,600 from 15,802 backers off the back of the promise it would unite Japan's RPG talent to create the ultimate real-time strategy game. The director and project leader, Hiroaki Yura, eventually revealed Project Phoenix had been delayed and explained he would move onto another game with his studio AREA 35 to help raise funds so he could finish the project. This new game was Tiny Metal. (Read More)

Former Tiny Metal dev admits Kickstarter embezzlement accusations were untrue

July 30th - via:
Controversy engulfed the turn-based tactics game Tiny Metal ahead of his release last year when Tariq Lacy, a former marketer and PR manager on the project, claimed that funding for the project was actually drawn from money raised for another game called Project Phoenix. Tiny Metal failed to achieve its 2016 Kickstarter goal, but Project Phoenix pulled in more than ten times its $100,000 target—and so, according to Lacy, Creative Intelligence Arts, the company behind Project Phoenix, effectively closed its doors and restarted as Area 35 to work on Tiny Metal, which was the game that director and producer Hiroaki Yura actually wanted to make. (Read More)

Area 35 ends legal dispute over Kickstarter embezzlement claims in settlement

July 30th - via:
Tariq Lacy, the ex-Area 35 employee that accused CEO and Tiny Metal creator Hiroaki Yura of embezzling funds from the Project Pheonix Kickstarter to fund another game last year, now says his accusation was “contrary to the truth.” The retraction comes at the close of a legal dispute between the two parties that USGamer reports has now ended in a settlement. (Read More)

Indie game Tiny Metal can't escape the shadow of a massive Kickstarter failure

December 28th - via:
Project Phoenix’s funding issues leave developer in turmoil (Read More)

Beaten but not defeated...

October 19th - via:
Dear Commanders, We may have lost the battle, but not the war. TINY METAL will still be made with or without crowdfunding support. We already have secured the budget required to deliver the basic vision of the game.We are currently considering doing... (Read More)

Here, we make our last stand... together!

October 17th - via:
Dear Commanders, This could very well be our last briefing, but we are going to make our last stand here. This is our last ditch effort to save our campaign. From Colonel onwards, we've reduced the price by half thanks to our staff, who have kindly... (Read More)

Commander, reinforcements have arrived!

October 14th - via:
Greetings Commanders, Our benevolent friend Taro Yoko has given us his kind words of support!Thank you so much Yoko-san! Taro Yoko: Director of Nier: Automata Hiroki KikutaProject Milk Representative  (Read More)

New music track

October 14th - via:
Dear Commanders, Here is a new track by Tomoki Miyoshi. This music track will be used in side mission battles. Have a listen and tell us what you think!   We're 4 days till the end of the campaign, we could very well make it. Please keep telling... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals

October 13th - via:
Dear Commanders, Today, we've provided an updated list of Stretch Goals. We know we're currently hard pressed to achieve our first goal, but if a lot of people can consider upgrading their pledge, we may just make it! Just to show we are very... (Read More)

【RED ALERT】Tank miniatures and named units added to Physical Tiers!

October 12th - via:
Dear Commanders, We have great news for all you would be war heroes! For physical tier backers (Lieutenant and above), you will receive the Kickstarter exclusive colored miniature tank along with your physical rewards and also have your name... (Read More)

TINY METAL will be coming to PLAYSTATION 4

October 11th - via:
Dear Commanders, We are pleased to announce that TINY METAL will be coming to PLAYSTATION 4. For backers who are interested, we will be sending out surveys before your rewards are shipped out and you will be able to select whether you want the PS4,... (Read More)

TINY METAL has been GREENLIT on STEAM! says Colonel Luja Lindberg

October 4th - via:
Dear Commanders, Just a short update to tell you all that TINY METAL has been GREENLIT on STEAM! Thank you very much to all the people who took part in the GREENLIGHT process, we... (Read More)

Briefing on the Multirole Combat Fighter

October 1st - via:
Dear Commanders, Today we have two pieces of information. Firstly, we've updated the PROTOTYPE section of the campaign to include detailed information on the gameplay itself, complete with visuals. Please take your time having a look as it gives you... (Read More)

Tiny Metal Aiming To Make An Advance Wars Size Impact

September 30th - via:
Cliqist takes aim at Tiny Metal, the turn-based strategy war game from Japanese developers Project Milk, crowdfunded on Kickstarter. (Read More)

AMA Reddit is starting!

September 28th - via:
Dear Commanders, I am currently hosting an AMA Reddit.If you are interested to ask me questions in real time, please visit the link below. Hope to see... (Read More)

Japan can't stop depicting war as the cutest thing on the planet

September 27th - via:
Tiny Metal, the culmination of the efforts under the studio name Area 34, is a turn-based game that’ll focus on intense tactical combat, backed up by a strong story. (Read More)

Help spread the word!

September 25th - via:
Dear Commanders, Today, we've come to roughly above a third of our minimum goal. We are very satisfied with our progress... but we'd like to ask you all to help the cause further by spreading the word! We've prepared some gear for you to use in this... (Read More)

Tiny Metal is a Tactical Game in the Vein of Advance Wars

September 25th - via:
Tiny Metal is a turn-based tactical strategy video game that recalls Nintendo's Advance Wars series. It launched on Kickstarter on September 19. (Read More)

Combat Demo update

September 23rd - via:
Dear Commanders, Welcome to our first update!On behalf of the team from PROJECT MILK, we'd like to than you all for backing our game TINY METAL. It's very exciting to see many people supporting our little game and humbled to see such enthusiasm from... (Read More)

If Nintendo Won't Make A New Advance Wars, These Guys Will

September 22nd - via:
Since developers Intelligent Systems are too busy these days on Fire Emblem (and other stuff) to make any more of their brilliant Advance Wars games, a team of Japanese developers have decided to do their work for them, announcing a new PC title that is Advance Wars in everything but name. (Read More)

Tiny Metal: Advance Wars Style Strategy Games Launches Kickstarter Campaign

September 19th - via:
Tiny Metal is in 3D with small cute character designs, and cartoon hand drawn picture art for the main generals and leaders. (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!