After losing their funding to PayPal, Toffer Team has started an Indiegogo campaign to fund their visual novel, LIP! Lewd Idol Project: A Second Chance.
Last year, we had reported that Toffer Team was banned from PayPal, with their account being locked by PayPal after finding that it was related to sexually-oriented materials and services, which goes against their acceptable use policy in their Terms of Service. In the fallout of this event, Toffer Team lost access to all the funding that they raised from their successful Kickstarter campaigns for the second and third volume of LIP! Lewd Idol Project, a series of yuri visual novels centered around a cheerful girl who wants to be an idol.
To earn back the funds they lost to PayPal and complete the LIP! Lewd Idol Project series, Toffer Team has started a funding campaign on Indiegogo. They currently aim to raise $15,000 to fund volumes two and three of LIP! Lewd Idol Project, as well as two fanservice episodes. In the event Toffer Team reaches their goal before the project's deadline, there are still three additional stretch goals to aim for.
If the project amasses $20,000, there will be unlockable post-game special stories included; at $25,000, new costumes chosen by the backers will be added; and at $30,000, new H-scenes chosen by the backers will be worked into the games.
WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY WE’RE DOING THIS
In November 2020, thanks to more than 1500 supporters, we raised 369% of our funding goal to create Lewd Idol Project. But as many of you know, after releasing one of three volumes, our payment processing partner froze our accounts and funds. We fought back, but in January of this year the funds were completely taken away.
This left us without the financial means to continue working on LIP, a dream project we love and are so proud of. We were devastated… all the effort, all the support from our backers… completely wiped out. But fortunately through it all, we received a groundswell of encouragement from fans, and it gave us the strength to keep pushing forward.
So here we are, running a new campaign to raise the funds for Volumes 2 & 3. To all of our original backers – we are eternally grateful. Thank you for sticking with us and for the many positive comments you’ve sent our way. If you’re a new supporter, thank you too for joining us. Welcome to the world of lewd idols!
If you have any questions or want to know more, please visit the FAQ section, where we will try to answer all of your questions. Thanks for your support!
Finally, here's a list of the project's perk prices and the rewards that come with them.
- For $1, backers will receive some exclusive updates on the game and a special wallpaper set.
- At $7, backers will receive the complete series and fanservice episodes. They will also receive a limited digital trading card, their name in the credits and access to the updates and wallpaper set from the previous tier.
- For $10, backers will receive extra steam keys of the trilogy and fanservice episodes, access to exclusive updates, the special wallpaper set, limited digital trading card, and their name in the credits.
- For $14, backers will receive the game’s original soundtrack, vocal theme songs from each volume, and all rewards from previous perks.
- At $19, backers will receive a digital art book, featuring behind-the-scenes art, sketches, character profiles, and more, and the rewards from previous perks.
- At $29, backers will receive a digital oppai mousepad of their favorite girl and rewards from the previous perks.
- At $44, backers will receive a double sided digital dakimakura of your favorite girl and rewards from the previous perks.
- At $59, backers will receive a physical copy of the first LIP! Lewd Idol Project and rewards from the previous perks.
- At $74, backers will receive a physical copy of the art book and rewards from the previous perks.
- At $84, backers will receive a physical keychain of their favorite girl as a chibi character and rewards from the previous perks.
- At $94, backers will receive an acrylic stand of their favorite girl and every reward from the previous perks, except the keychain.
- At $99, backers will receive a physical oppai mousepad of their favorite girl and all previous rewards, except for the acrylic stand and keychain.
- At $114, backers will receive a physical B2 wall scroll and all previous rewards, except for the keychain, acrylic stand, and physical mousepad.
- At $134, backers will receive a physical, double-sided dakimakura cover of their favorite girl and all previous rewards, except for the keychain, acrylic stand, physical mousepad, and wall scroll.
- At $220, backers will receive every aforementioned reward, including all of the physical and digital rewards.
- At $580, backers can receive four copies of all physical and digital rewards. This perk is for backers who can’t choose between which of the four girls to get rewards of. They will receive one mousepad (both physical and digital), keychain, acrylic stand, double sided dakimakura (both physical and digital) of each of the four girls and all other rewards from previous perks.
The Indiegogo campaign for LIP! Lewd Idol Project ends on July 21st. As of writing this article, Toffer Team has raised $1,945 of their $15,000 goal. You can find more information about the LIP! Lewd Idol Project: Second Chance campaign over on Indiegogo. There's also a new demo of the game available on Itch.io.
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