Visual novel developer Argent Games has launched a revamped Kickstarter campaign for their boys’ love visual novel title, Chess of Blades.
The campaign is the developer’s second attempt at financing Chess of Blades. The title’s first campaign back in March unfortunately failed after having only garnered $5,963 of its $13,000 goal. The new campaign has revised its funding goal to $5,500, and is currently at $4,856 in pledges — and five days left — as of writing this article. All funds will go towards paying for art for the title. Stretch goals include extra art, and a route for Sabre and Silas.
In addition to revising the campaign’s initial goal, the developer has also changed their art direction for the title, and as such the demo, promotional assets, and all art in the final completed version will feature artwork from their new artist. Some characters’ sexual focuses have also been altered slightly for the new version, with Linnaeus’ 18+ scenes featuring BDSM and wordplay and Franz’s scenes revolving around rough and animalistic sex. Arden’s route will remain the same, and will feature softer, more sensual scenes.
For your reading pleasure, below you will find character bios, trailer, synopsis, and sample CGs and images:
The king is having a huge birthday celebration! Five days of dancing, festivals, and drinking, culminating in a grand masquerade ball. It just so happens that Rivian Varrison, the introverted son of a famous nobleman, is forced to attend this giant event by his father.
By chance, or maybe something more deliberate, he runs into a host of colorful and shady characters, all with their own stories to tell. But when a sudden and mysterious crimehappens on the second day of the celebration, Rivian finds himself thrown into the middle of it, and has to discover the truth behind what really happened — and who the people around him really are.
- 70,000 words — roughly 7 hours of gameplay
- 3 BxB romance options
- 8 endings
- 25+ CGs
- Full English Voice Acting
- 12+ track OST
- PG-13 and R-18 versions
- Itch.io AND Steam keys
- Windows/Mac/Linux platforms
You can check out the relaunched Kickstarter campaign for Chess of Blades here . A 30-minute demo of the game is also available on Argent Games’ website, which has been updated with voice acting and the new art. The title is currently slated to release Fall 2017 for PC, Mac, and Linux systems. The developer plans to finish and release the title regardless of the campaign’s success, though the release may be delayed in the event the Kickstarter fails.
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