Cartagra’s demo is now available for download.
Note: Cartagra is an 18+ game and the demo contains graphic descriptions of violence, as well as some sample sex scenes.
―――It was a love rooted in delusion and madness.
Japan, six years after the war. One man sits on a train headed to Zushi: Takashiro Shugo―once a detective for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police.
Shugo reflects on the reason a retired cop like himself is heading to Zushi after reading a headline on the newspaper on his lap.
'Bizarre Serial Murders in Ueno―'
It’s the sort of incident that’s unusual in Japan. Shugo takes the train to Zushi now because of the detective in charge of this case: Arishima Kazuma, his former superior.
'Could I ask a favor of you?'
Arishima was his superior in Changsha, Manchuria, and later in the police department as well. Shugo couldn’t easily decline a favor from him. The job Arishima asked of him was a missing persons case: the disappearance of a girl from a wealthy family.
At the Kozuki estate, the home of the missing girl, Shugo meets Kozuka Kazuna, a girl who looks exactly the same as a woman Shugo was romantically involved with in the past―Kozuki Yura.
She begs him to find her missing twin sister.
But Yura’s father, Kozuki Keiichiro, tells Shugo:
'That girl is already dead…'
Truth and lies blend together as the curtain rises on the post-war town of Ueno, and the tragedies that are about to unfold…”
As some of you may have heard, CLANNAD will be coming to Steam with the help of Kickstarter. While we were livestreaming our industry panel at Japan Expo USA, there were unfortunately issues with the audio. Thankfully, ANN wrote up a summary that covers what was discussed at our panel.
It’s a fairly short visual novel with point and click investigative mechanics. Still, although it’s pretty bite sized, I feel like Project BC has always done a really good job writing interesting and diverse characters. In the short amount of time it takes to play the game, you get a pretty good portrait of the primary characters, as well as the world the game takes place in. I personally really enjoyed it, and hopefully you all will too!
I would really appreciate it if you could help spread the word through tumblr, twitter or facebook, and, of course, check it out for yourselves!