May 23, 2017 – Fruitbat Factory is excited to announce that a playable demo is now available in conjunction with the ongoing Kickstarter campaign for Chuusotsu – 1st Graduation: Time After Time. In addition, final stretch goals have been revealed, including funding for an all-new side story.Chuusotsu – 1st Graduation: Time After Time is a new all-ages visual novel by Studio Beast. It was released in Japan in August 2016 as a HD wide-screen release.
Chuusotsu is a fun, colorful story of three girls brought by their individual circumstances to live under the same roof and being forced to tackle existential questions to win their place in society. Fruitbat Factory is bringing Chuusotsu to fans all over the world in dual language (English and Japanese text, characters fully voiced in Japanese).
The side story, Chuusotsu – 1.5th Graduation: The Moving Castle, is estimated to be 1-2h in length and will introduce a new character. Other revealed goals include a new opening movie and a limited physical print of the Artbook.
In addition, a Thunderclap campaign is currently undergoing, offering free social goals: 100 Supporters unlocked an additional event CG to the game for free, and if the campaign reaches 200 Supporters by May 27th, a second new art will be added as well.
A Kickstarter demo version of Chuusotsu – 1st Graduation is now available on
Steam and the game’s homepage. The demo allows you to meet most of the cast of the game, and get a good feel for its strange and wonderful story.
The Kickstarter campaign, which is currently over 85% funded with a week left in the campaign, has received several updates including new add-ons such as a digital Artbook, and a limited physical Collector’s Edition that is available to backers for the price of $49.
Under the P3 law enacted under the Global People’s Federation, citizens are ranked according to the Authorization Seals issued by the world government.
As spring arrives, the manga lover Marisugawa Arue, set back by a long-lasting illness, finds herself having to live her life as a “chuusotsu” – a person with no education beyond middle school.
The chuusotsu are not in possession of any Seals, and are considered to be failures at life. As such, their Authorized Power level is only 5 – young Arue’s future is already looking mighty bleak.
“How will I be able to accomplish my goals now…”
In order to break free of her grim situation, and reach her true goal in life, Arue applies for a government relief program where she will…
Share a room with other chuusotsu!?
Her two roommates are overwhelmingly unique: a taciturn girl in a souvenir jacket and a crazy otaku girl.
And then the three girls are given group challenges to clear. What makes a wonderful life? Synchronize your minds and philosophize on this proposition.
“There’s no way failures like us can do philosophy…”
Their time is limited, and failure means that they will immediately get kicked out of the apartment! Will Arue manage to successfully complete the philosophical challenges and achieve a happy, steady-going life…!?
This is a philosophical story of how the three girls considered lame ducks by the society spend their unusual youth in a world where Authorization Seals decide the lives of all people.
The Steam version of Chuusotsu will be priced at $19.99 and include Steam achievements, Cloud support and Steam Trading Cards.
First screenshots are also available on the game’s homepage. The game’s opening video, “Philosophic Escape” and a 12-minute gameplay demo video can be seen on the Fruitbat Factory YouTube channel and the Kickstarter page.
Chuusotsu is projected to release in late 2017.
For more information, business enquiries and to be included in the press release and review mailing lists, contact Fruitbat Factory at [email protected]
Fruitbat Factory, Ltd
English version developer (Homepage, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ & YouTube)
Fruitbat Factory is an independent localisation house focusing on bringing interesting Japanese games to English-speaking audiences.
Developer of original Japanese version (Twitter, Homepage)
Studio Beast is a Japan-based doujin game circle best known for J.Q.V Jinrui Kyuusai-bu ~With Love from Isotope~. Chuusotsu! 1st Graduation – time after time is Studio Beast’s 4th game release. They are currently working on their 10th year anniversary project, a new game by the name of Suicide Fence.
SOURCE: Fruitbat Factory