Apocalyptic Dream: 18+ Otome in Zombie Apocalypse

Created by Midnight Springs Deco

Preorder store for ApoYume! This is to help unlock stretch goals along the way for the game's production. A physical items preorder store will be available via Etsy soon! Profits from those sales will go towards unlocking these goals as well. **PLEASE NOTE: due to BK transaction fees and shipping costs not initially being counted in these goals (but are now lumped together via this platform), these goalposts are a bit short of what it will actually take to unlock each one.** *1ST STRETCH - UNLOCKED!* •2nd outfits for main cast •Pajamas for main cast •Additional hairstyles for zombie bases * 2ND STRETCH - UNLOCKED! * •Bonus epilogue chapter. •Elderly and child zombie sprite bases. (Currently only adults are included) •Underwear for twins and LIs (self-funded if not reached) 3RD STRETCH - reached at $23,100 •9 additional tracks to OST - 1 theme per LI. Backers would all receive this for free with the original 6 included. 4TH STRETCH - reached at $25,700 •JP voice recording of all sound bytes. •11x14" Sayuri print with zombie. 5TH STRETCH - reached at $27,700 •Bonus unlockable flashback chapter following Noah at start of outbreak (longer than most unlockables included in game by default. Also comes with CG). •Sprites for unlockable flashback chapters already included in base game of childhood versions of main cast. •HANAKO LI ROUTE FOR MIKURU. •Partial animation for several backgrounds. 6TH STRETCH - reached at $36,200 •Fever Dream Edition! Experience ApoYume as a bizarre dark humor hellscape with pink blood and semi-fashionable zombies. Rated T rather than M. •New merch and add-ons possible in the theme of the new version's colorways. •10 new ID card slots become available. •New graffiti slots become available, if sold out. •This is an entirely new, separate game, it can be swapped out for a key to the original title but will not come as a free bonus. 7TH STRETCH - reached at $39,100 •Expedited completion of DLCs! In DLC 1, survive as Chloe, a survivor stuck at uni with 2 of her peers and a professor. In DLC 2, survive as Suguri, a nurse with her coworker and a patient who arrived at the hospital with his sickly girlfriend. If this is unlocked, backers all will receive the DLCs for FREE. If we somehow pass all before the game's completion, we will see about releasing full Japanese translation as a patch down the line.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

MID-MONTH MINI(ish) UPDATE: FREEBIES + OST PROGRESS
3 days ago – Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 02:31:45 PM

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December Update - Last reminder before card charges
23 days ago – Wed, Dec 29, 2021 at 12:26:41 AM

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November Progress Update (Both Dev and Merch Info)
about 2 months ago – Sun, Nov 28, 2021 at 09:15:56 AM

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Surveys locking in ONE WEEK! (10/20) + 2nd stretch goal UNLOCKED
3 months ago – Tue, Oct 12, 2021 at 02:43:02 PM

Hi everyone! Here is likely the only October update.


Store


In 1 week I will be locking the filled-out surveys through backerkit so far. This is so that I can start fulfillment for the physical items soon, based on the reserved counts thus far, and will have adequate stock counts for when the Etsy preorder store opens (EU/UK). The preorder store for the rest of the world will remain open through most of dev. Both will be the main source of any continued fundraising in hopes of reaching other stretch goals, though I will still be taking 10% of funds raised from ApoYume section of my storefront and putting it towards the game's assets.


Currently I have just under 100 remaining orders for the bat bags to fulfill, which should be done before the 25th. Once that is all out and I've had a chance to catch my breath (packing so much so quickly has been really physically painful), I will reopen the Etsy and launch my new independent storefront as previously planned. 


Stretch goals

SG 2 was reached from the survey choices on Backerkit! Enough people opted to add on additional extras that the following was officially unlocked

Bonus epilogue chapter. Experience a sneak peek at what is going on elsewhere in the world...and get a glimpse at a potential spin-off!

•Elderly and child zombie sprite bases. Now, zombie models will also come in 60+ year old and elementary/middle school stature. 

•Underwear for twins and LIs. This would have been self-funded if not reached, so thank you very much for saving my pockets there! 


The next stretch goal to reach would be an extension of the OST to 15 tracks - each LI would get their own "theme" that plays during LI-route-specific scenes. This extended OST would remain free to all KS and preorder store backers which is a steal! This would unlock in around $2,000 - the calculations are a bit unpredictable to me due to the fee differences across KS and backerkit, that it counts dropped pledges still, as well as what % of the amount raised would now be going to shipping costs. But I can definitely say that once this hits around $23,500, it is definitely funded. 

 Merch 

Currently near the end of sampling are a few things that have been a long time coming/worked on: Airi's 1st sweater, Airi's 2nd sweater, and Chloe's shirt and septum ring. Chloe is the main character (playable) for the university survivors DLC. She went to high school and college back in the US with Airi, and they both decided to study abroad together. Since the DLCs are planned for certain (the stretch goal to fund them would just really help me out and speed them up), her sprite art will be done after the main characters + backer sprites, but before side characters, to help advertise her apparel. 

Here is her septum ring sample (pictured is faux): 

She will be wearing the gunmetal version, I am still debating offering the rhodium variant at all.

I designed her shirt in 2019 and the first prototype is in the mail to me right now. Airi's 1st sweater I designed early last year and is still in sampling. Her 2nd sweater is a more recent design from this year.


All of these things will be in the preorder stores when samples are finalized/arrived to me. The preorder store doesn't allow for the (normal) structure of unlocking stretch goals, where x goal reached means y things are unlocked. Instead, "stretch goals" are unlocked by x number of orders. That doesn't work for the main stretch goals, but works perfectly for reaching production cost for things like these. 

 
 Progress 

Emails about every asset have been sent; some things have been paid for, some I am still in queue for.   

5 CGs are currently in progress, Hanako and Kiriko's sprites are in progress. Once those two sprites are finished, backer ID cards will be focused on in bulk before resuming main character sprites, so if you paid for an ID, please fill out the form you were sent!    


Starting next update I will be doing monthly ones that are backer-only and sharing the same progress bits as I am with the discord, to keep everyone up to speed in an organized fashion.     


Thanks again everyone!
 

All surveys have been sent! Preorder store is open!
4 months ago – Fri, Oct 01, 2021 at 09:51:18 PM

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