Sekai Project has been known for localizing many popular visual novels such as the recently released The Fruit of Grisaia and the upcoming Clannad. They have also published western visual novel creators and last year they released Neko Work’s “Nekopara Vol. 1” in the west on the same day as Japan. Now they are combing all three of these releases to bring LizArts “Memory’s Dogma” to the west.
The Kickstarter is currently going on here. Sekai Project has also sent a press release which you can read below.
SekaiProject, in partnership with LizArts, is proud to announce a kickstarter for a new adventure game, called Memory’s Dogma. All funds raised by the kickstarter will go directly to the creators, while we will be handling the localization of the game. A summary of the game follows:
Year 2030. With Japan’s recent advancements in information science and neuroscience, human memories can now be saved and recorded. The technology is referred to as “e-Memory.”
However, due to the rapid increase in the number of crimes using the e-Memory technology, the government has introduced strict regulations on human memory data.
In essence, the government now holds a monopoly on all human memory data.
The recording of still-living humans was forbidden, and the e-Memory technology was only to be used on the deceased, giving rise to the establishment of “Connect Centers.” These state-owned and operated facilities allowed one to call and communicate with the dead.
These “Connect Centers” allowed people who were still in a period of bereavement to cope with their loss by talking with their recently deceased loved ones.
The protagonist, Kusuhara Hiroki, is a college student struggling with suicidal impulses after the sudden passing of his close childhood friend, Mizunashi Sorano.
Her memories were to last only until August 26—a mere four more days. Kusuhara teams up with his friend, Amamiya Kakeru, in an attempt to steal Mizunashi Sorano’s memories from the server where they were stored.
In the midst of this, the two discover the secret of the Connect Centers, and are suddenly embroiled in the fight taking place behind the scenes.
Staff of LizArts includes Gakure, who graduated with a degree in painting from Tokyo Zokei University’s School of Fine Arts. After graduating, began work with an animation backgrounds company, and contributed to many backgrounds for anime. Major works include art from “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” (TV anime, episodes 1-6), “Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They?” and “Giovanni’s Island.”
Maruta Arata, who is a young, up and coming composer in the industry, affiliated with ZAZA ltd. His professional work include composing character songs for “Hayate no Gotoku!” and an ending theme for the “Rozen Maiden” video game. His most recent work include lyrics and composition for Setsuna Capacity, a track in Mizuki Nana’s latest album, Supernal Liberty.
For more information about the game, the link to the page is :http://lizarts.info/project/memory/index.html
For the kickstarter, please go here:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sekaiproject/memorys-dogma-a-scifi-indie-visual-novel-from-japa