Visual novel publisher Sekai Project’s Kickstarter campaign for A Clockwork Ley-Line’s trilogy has been successfully funded.
The campaign, which was to fund limited edition physical goods for the series trilogy, reached it’s goal of $60,000 within 24 hours of it launching on Kickstarter. The campaign is currently sitting at $72,499 with an artbook stretch goal at $85,000. It is important to note that all three titles in A Clockwork Ley-Line’s trilogy — which was announced at last year’s Anime Boston convention — have already been internally funded and were slated for release regardless of the campaign’s success. The Kickstarter campaign is for people to snag limited print goods such as a physical box set containing all three games and an OST, tapestries, shikishi, and the artbook if the stretch goal is reached.
This campaign also serves as an official confirmation that A Clockwork Ley-Line will be receiving an 18+ edition for the trilogy, which had previously not been officially confirmed. However, there is no official word on if the game will be released uncensored or retain its original mosiacs. For those of you who enjoy 18+ physical editions, you’ll be pleased to know that the trilogy box set will contain the unrated editions of the game in DRM-free format. For those of you who are interested in the series, but aren’t big on physical copies, the campaign also offers all three installments for Steam, Denpasoft, and/or Nutaku at a discounted price.
For your reading pleasure, below you will find character bios, game trailer, synopsis, and sample CGs for the first installment of the trilogy:
In a mysterious school where day and night are two separate worlds, a mismatched trio works to resolve magic-related incidents.
Michiru is a newly enrolled first-year student at a boarding school with a notably large clock tower, located deep in the mountains. Unfortunately, on his first day of school, he gets caught up in some sudden trouble, and accidentally breaks an expensive-looking statue.
In order to compensate for the broken statue, the principal orders him and the boy who caused the incident to work for the school’s “Bureau for the Investigation of Special Affairs.”
When they arrive at the Bureau’s headquarters, a room situated in the school’s enormous underground library, a girl is waiting for them there with an apathetic look on her face.
The girl informs the confused pair of the situation: Magic exists in this school.
When the clock tower chimes, the “Realm of Night” appears, and merges with the school building. The Bureau’s job is to take care of the supernatural problems that arise. And so, Michiru struggles to protect the school from troublesome magical items known as “Mists”…
You can check out the Kickstarter campaign for A Clockwork Ley-Linehere. There are currently no tentative release dates for the trilogy’s release date, although the digital copy tiers state an estimated delivery of January 2018.