As you can notice, the devblog received a new design in order to be in the colours of Chronotopia! Needless to say I’m rather satisfied: I’ve been secretely hoping to get rid of the orange and old Milk banner for ages. If you haven’t read the presentation about Chronotopia, you can still fix that mistake. Anyway!
We’re there, all het up and it’s finally official: pre-orders are available! The Träumendes Mädchen team will be at the Japan Expo convention in Paris from 2nd to 5th July (booth L52, Hall 6) with a sack full of things. In order to celebrate that, here’s a description of our new products.
The Crossing Horizons sketchbook will be in A5 format and will include around 40 pages shared between all the artists on the team.As you might already notice on this preview, there is a little bit of everything: fanarts from visual novel (japanese or western), illustrations of our own games (abandoned sketches we never showed or new ones drawn for the occasion), sometimes in black and white, sometimes in ful color, digital or traditionnal. In short, a joyful jumble overflowing with passion! If Elairin, Kinect, Melow and Orties are in the spotlight, Morsy and Laniessa also offered a contibution and we’re really happy to count a small Guest Art section as well at the end of the artbook. All to say we put our heart in it and we hope you will enjoy the result!
The new hard copy, named Between Heaven and Hell, will include a compilation of Garden of Oblivion and Wounded by Words.Translation of the original content in French is almost finished so I’ll be able to write the new content for WbW extended version pretty soon (after story for each route and unlockable epilogue)…as well as the secret bonus. We also have two new merchandises: a bookmark and a poster!
Since most of you can’t attend a French convention, we’re experimenting a mail order system to allow you to buy all our goodies ! Nothing more simple than ordering:
- _send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with « Preorder » as a subject
- _add you complete adress so that I can send you everything properly. Be careful though, there will be shipping fee and the farther you live from France, the more expensive it will be (can’t do anything about it sady =/)
- _and don’t forget to tell me what you want to buy, of course!
We only accept Paypal payment (same email). And don’t worry about the change, I’ll do that for you and tell you exactly how much it cost (but FYI 1€ = 1,12$).
So that’s it, thanks for the constant support, we wouldn’t be able to do all that without you!
So, last time we started our giveaway. Now it’s time to see who our lucky winners are!
Congratulations to our sharing contest winner, Nickolas Perea,and our fanart contest winner, KinectikLover. We’ll send you an email as soon as possible to handle the shipping (I’ll need your address after all XD). A big thank you to everyone that entered, it really made us happy!
Since it was the first time we were organizing a giveaway, we made some mistakes along the way.
I don’t know what wasn’t clear in the rules but some people definitively didn’t understand them: when I was moderating the entries, I had to remove some of them because they weren’t true. Either people didn’t realize I could check and took advantage to cheat, either they misunderstood the rules and thought my personnal profile counted (it was written that you needed to follow the team, not me >_<!). I tried not to be too strict but I still had to do the cleaning.
As for the deadline, I think a month was definitely too long for a sharing contest. One or two weeks should be more than enough. I don’t know about the fanart contest though. Are three weeks too much? Please, do share your impressions so that we can improve! Should we do more giveaway, for example? Would you be interested? We’re all ears!
Except than that, we’re working on Milk Episode 4. If you want to see how we’re doing, you can glance at our Trello page (ideal for some sneak peek but beware of spoilers!) or follow us on social networks: we have interesting things that we’re gonna show!
You know what’s great? Free stuffs! You know what else is great? Visual novel! Following this impressive logic, getting free stuffs related to visual novel is even more fantastic, right?
You see, the Träumendes Mädchen team went to a French convention earlier this year in order to sell some goodies of our games. And it was a rewarding experience of which we have good memories of. But then, what about all the people that couldn’t go? Wouldn’t it be great to give those people a chance to get those merchandise? That’s where the giveaway comes in!
I’m willing to give some of the remaining items we sold at our booth FOR FREE. By doing a contest. The winner gets a hard copy of one of our games, as well as a complete set of goodies that contains : a music album by Roganis (13 tracks with celtic vibes, including both original ones and ones from our different games), 3 posters A3 by the lovely Melow, 3 pin-badges and 3 bookmarks (by Morsy & Orties). Neat, hun?
All you have to do is entering by following us on social networks and by passing on the message. Don’t forget to log in on Rafflecopter to confirm, because the widget will pick a winner based on your entries and we’ll need your mail to ask for your adress. You have until the end of the month (31st October).
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Afraid you won’t be picked? Here’s another option so that you can have one more chance! At Träumendes Mädchen, we’re sucker for fanart, we LOVE them. So much that we’ll pick a winner for the fanart contest too (exactly the same reward as the sharing contest). There are some basic rules to observe :
- Your entry must be a drawing of a Träumendes Mädchen character (or more than one). You can choose any one you want : whether it be from Being Beauteous, from Ambre, from Milk ~La légende des étoiles, from Garden of Oblivion, or even from HVNCML if you want.
- By submitting a piece, you give me the right to show it off to people (you’ll be credited, of course). Hence, hentai is not allowed because of obvious reasons (we can’t show 18+ stuffs like that).
Send your entry to Traumendesmadchen@gmail.com before the end of the month (31st October). And don’t forget to add your name and your site, so that we can find you back !
Those contests are open to everyone, and you can enter both at the same time too. So don’t be shy and try your luck ;).
The whole Träumendes Mädchen team is very proud to announce that we’ll be at Japan Expo 2014 from 2nd to 6th July !
For a long time we were hoping to come at a convention in an official way and that’s now a reality. You’ll be able to find us at our booth to discuss our various projects, chat or enjoy our fabulous artists : our composer will improvise some music and many designers will do little illustrations on request. If you’re passing by, go visit us, we’ll be very happy! Those who read How visual novels changed my life, our recent Nanoreno project, must have understood by now but we’re planning to come to japan Expo with something for you. Indeed, as exhibitors, nothing would please us more than to offer our fans some goodies. The thing is, we’re too poor to afford it by ourselves, that’s why we teamed up with Atelier Dreamnoid and Enless Seasons, two others visual novel creators, to gather our ressources. With the help of Projet Saya who kindly proposed to take care of logistics. We just launched an Indiegogo campaign to collect the funds we need to go to our first convention together.
Here, at Träumendes Mädchen, we’ll be offering some goodies : three designs for posters, three design for pin-badges and three designs for bookmarks (the last one isn’t finished yet) for our different games (Being Beauteous, Ambre and Milk). There will also be a music album composed by Roganis (we’ll be showing the tracklist sometime soon) as well as physical copies of the first three episodes of our visual novel Milk. This edition will feature technical improvements over the online version, a new illustration for the main menu and the exclusive episode 3! Indeed, the lucky owners of the physical version will have access to the story as soon as early July while the others will have to wait until the end of summer.
If the initial goal is met before the end of the campaign, we’ll be offering even more choice! With the first stretch goal, we’re going to produce a re-mastered compilation of our short projects with improvements here and there : How visual novels changed my life will include additional scene with new extra illustrations, the translation of Ambre will be enhanced and we’ll redo some of the backgrounds, where Being Beauteous will receive a new GUI (with some graphical enhancement if we still have the time). And with the second stretch goal, we’ll have twice as much goodies to offer!
So, if you liked our work or if you want to support the western visual novel creation, don’t hesitate to pre-order on our Indiegogo campaign, even if you’re not coming to Japan Expo : we’re shipping products, with additional fee sadly. Even the simplest donation will be helpful. The whole team is counting on you ;).