As you may recall from our previous blog post, we were planning to launch the pre-launch page soon. However, we learned that we couldn’t edit anything on the Kickstarter page once it went live. So we decided to take some more time to polish everything and make sure it’s accurate before doing so. This includes adding the two new trailers that we’ve been working hard on: the new Lucid9 story trailer and the voice acting teaser video.
Lucid9 Story Trailer
The story trailer is one of the most important elements of our campaign. It’s the first thing that potential backers will see, and it needs to hook them with the premise, characters, and atmosphere of Lucid9. That’s why we’ve been collaborating with Vicky, our talented trailer editor, to create a video that showcases the best of our visual novel. Vicky has made amazing progress and shared a draft with us recently. We’re very happy with how it’s looking so far, and we can’t wait to share it with you soon!
Voice Acting Teaser Update
Another thing that we wanted to include in our campaign page was the voice acting teaser video that we released a while ago. As you may know, Lucid9 will feature full voice acting for all the main characters and some side characters. However, due to some recasting, we had to ask some of our voice actors to rerecord their lines. It might take some time to finish, but we’re confident that it will be worth showcasing some of the talents if we’d like to reach our voice acting stretch goal.
Campaign Duration & Stream Schedule
One of the biggest decisions that we had to make was how long to run the campaign for. After some deliberation, we decided to go for 60 days instead of 30. Lucid9 has been in development for a few years, and we want to give ourselves enough time to reconnect with our established audience as well as branch out to new readers. Secondly, we want to make the campaign as engaging and interactive as possible, and that means having a lot of content and events planned.
Speaking of which, we have a very exciting schedule for the 60 day campaign. Each week will have a different theme and focus on a different aspect of Lucid9's development. We'll also be hosting live streams where we'll chat with you guys and invite some special guests from our creative team or other related projects. Here's a breakdown of what each week will look like:
- Week 1: Meet the Creative Team
- Week 2: Art and Visuals Revealed
- Week 3: The Music of Lucid9
- Week 4: Crafting the Story
- Week 5: Voice Acting Magic
- Week 6: Sound Design and Immersion
- Week 7: Building Lucid9's World
- Week 8: Countdown to Campaign End
We'll be posting more details about each week as they come along, so stay tuned for that!
Press Kit and Promotion
Of course, we also need to spread the word about Lucid9 and reach as many people as possible. That's why we've prepared a press kit that contains all the essential information and assets about the project. We'll be sending this press kit to various youtubers, influencers, and journalists who might be interested in covering Lucid9. We hope that this will help us generate some buzz and exposure for the campaign. If you or someone you know may be interested in covering Lucid9, please feel free to contact us!
Social Media Activity
Finally, we want to let you know that we'll be more active on our social media accounts once the Kickstarter is launched. We know that it's been quiet lately, and that's because we've been focusing a lot of our resources on creating the campaign. There's also the issue of us not wanting to reveal too much prior to the launch. Still, I hope everyone's looking forward to some of the content we have in store.
Preview of Kickstarter Exclusive Print
As a bonus for reading this post, here's an early preview of one of the prints that will be available for Kickstarter backers only! This gorgeous artwork was made by Elphaze, one of our amazing artists. It features Yama, Masato, Yahiko, Katsu, Izumi and Hisao!
Until next time,
David Acosta (Creative Director)