Detective Ito goes on a hunt for her missing partner, but what set out as a straightforward case soon spirals in to a nightmare, making Ito question her reality. Will you find out what awaits you in the rundown underworld that Tokyo Dark?
Cherrymochi Game Studio is a small Japanese indie studio which has recently lauched its Kickstarter campaign for Tokyo Dark. This is a 2D point & click detective adventure game inspired by titles such as Clocktower, Higurashi When They Cry, Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, Shenmue, Heavy Rain, and Blackwell Legacy, as well as the firsthand experience of the Tohoku earthquake.
Tokyo Dark will be a mix of western point & click and Japanese visual novels, featuring a branching story with 10 different endings, depending on your choices in the game. Choices will also influence your sanity and the people around you.
There is a heavy emphasis on consequences. Dialog options change your four basic attributes the so called S.P.I.N. (Sanity, Professionalism, Investigative skill and Neurosis), new options are given to you depending on how high or low some of these stats are. High professionalism makes others respect you, but low professionalism allows for breaking and entering. Neurosis is a stat that increases the more you repeat the same action, decreasing your sanity faster.
The game has already earned over $130,000 and with that ensured a lot more content will come once it is finally released. The funded stretch goals included three new chapters, Suicide Forest, Kabukicho and Akihabara, as well as Japanese voice acting and a New Game + option which changes the story a bit.
There are a lot of goodies available for backers so don’t miss the opportunity to support this project. Tokyo Dark is scheduled to be released in the end of next year, on Steam for PC and Mac.