Fairly recently, small startup visual novel creator Epic Works, a studio from Ghana, relaunched their Kickstarter for volume one of Episicava, an action/adventure epic inspired by visual novels such as Fate/Stay Night and Tokyo Babel.
The action/adventure tale follows Arin Arlento and his female companions as they navigate their world’s treacherous dangers and wonderful sights, constantly under the looming suspicion of a greater evil. After a tragedy that left him betrayed, defeated, and lone in the cruel wilderness, the story picks up to follows Arin’s quest for retribution; one that questions friendship, revenge, and human nature itself. Surrounded by a cast of quirky heroines, it features a selection of scenes which range from slice of life to heart-breaking sadness to nail-biting action.
The first volume will feature roughly 100-150k words and will feature three routes, a “true route” and routes for two heroines. There are 12 more days left in the Kickstarter campaign which you can help support here (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/epicworks/episicava-vol-1-a-visual-novel-action-adventure-ep/description) and a demo has also launched here (https://tophatstudios.itch.io/episicava-demo-2). .
Episicava is being co-published by adult games distributor Nutaku and startup publisher Top Hat Studios, Inc.