Crowdfunding for Rika Suzuki’s latest game project, Dark Auction: Hitler’s Estate reaches 188% of initial goal! New rewards added along with an updated stretch goal!
The two new rewards: an end credit t-shirt, and a signed Kohske illustration canvas print!
IzanagiGames, Inc. (located in Koto-ku, Tokyo, and led by CEO/Producer Shinsuke Umeda) has announced that the crowdfunding campaign for Dark Auction: Hitler’s Estate, launched on September 2, has reached its initial funding goal of 2,000,000 JPY. To mark the occasion, a stretch goal of 4,000,000 JPY, along with new rewards—an end credit t-shirt, and a signed Kohske illustration canvas print*—have been introduced. If the stretch goal is met, we will be releasing character voice samples on the official Dark Auction X account. We look forward to your support!
*Every backer who selects the signed Kohske illustration canvas print as a reward will receive the same print.
◆ “Rika Suzuki’s latest game project, Dark Auction: Hitler’s Estate!” crowdfunding page:
We’re releasing backer-exclusive updates on the page, so be sure to check it out!
◆ Dark Auction: Hitler’s Estate official X account:
Check out the official X account for details about the voice cast and to enter our giveaway to win an autographed clear file!
◆ Dark Auction: Hitler’s Estate Crowdfunding Campaign Details
- Campaign period: 2/9/2023 12:00 – 31/10/2023 23:59 (JST)
- Initial funding goal: 2,000,000 JPY → Reached! Thank you for your support!
- Current stretch goal: 4,000,000 JPY
We want to deliver this adventure game, with its deep world and compelling characters, from Japan to players all over the world. In doing so, we hope that even more people have the chance to engage with the brand new scenario Rika Suzuki has written for the game. With Kohske’s exquisite character designs and Rika Suzuki’s incredible scenario, we’re working hard to develop an interactive experience that young and old alike can truly enjoy. We’d love for you to join us and become a part of the team as we prepare to share this adventure with the world. We look forward to your support.
◆ Profile: Rika Suzuki
Began creating games in 1983 as a founding member of Riverhillsoft inc.
As planner and scenario writer, she worked on a range of mystery adventure titles including J.B. Harold Murder Club, Manhattan Requiem, Another Story of Manhattan Requiem: Kiss of Murder, D.C. Connection, Blue Chicago Blues, The Ryunosuke Detective Diary series, Scarlet Will, and the Golden Compass.
In 1999 Rika took on the role of executive vice-president at XING Inc. After working on games such as Glass Rose (PS2), Trace Memories, Hotel Dusk: Room 215, Last Window: The Secret of Cape West (DS), and Another Code: R – A Journey into Lost Memories (Wii), she went on to found Bellwood inc. in 2009.
Rika continues to work on games as a planner and scenario writer.
◆ Profile: Kohske
Manga artist / illustrator known for GANGSTA.
X account: https://twitter.com/go_kohske
◆ Dark Auction: Hitler’s Estate Game Overview
Dark Auction: Hitler’s Estate is a brand new “authentic mystery adventure” game with an original story/scenario written by Rika Suzuki (Trace Memories, Hotel Dusk: Room 215), and character design by Kohske (GANGSTA.). The title is due for release on Nintendo Switch™ and Steam® in 2024.
TOKYO GAME SHOW 2023 will take place from September 21 – 24 at Makuhari Messe. The IzanagiGames booth (located in Hall 3 03-N04) will feature a first look trailer, along with a life-sized character cutout display. We’ll also be distributing a limited number of pamphlets to attendees who drop by the booth. Plus, if you follow the official X account, you’ll receive a Dark Auction: Hitler’s Estate sticker!
- Title: Dark Auction: Hitler’s Estate
- Genre: Mystery adventure
- Original story / scenario: Rika Suzuki
- Character design: Kohske
- Player(s): 1
- Planned platforms: Nintendo Switch™, Steam®
- Voice languages (planned): Japanese, English
- Supported languages (planned): Japanese, English, Chinese (Traditional, Simplified)
- Planning: Bellwood inc. / IzanagiGames, Inc.
- Development / marketing: IzanagiGames, Inc.
- Planned release date: 2024
- Copyright notice: ©IzanagiGames, Inc.
IzanagiGames is headquartered in Koto-ku, Tokyo. The company produces interactive entertainment experiences, with a focus on console games, and is geared towards directly accessing the global games market with titles made in collaboration with Japanese creators. By expanding the company’s range of fund procurement, IzanagiGames aims to provide opportunities for exceptional creators to make new IPs and games which are then delivered as entertainment experiences to fans across the world.
IzanagiGames has released titles including Death Come True, World’s End Club, and Yurukill: The Calumniation Games on a variety of different platforms worldwide. In 2023, the company will release DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate – Definitive Edition on Nintendo Switch™, and the side-scrolling, soul-shifting sandbox action adventure game AMEDAMA on Steam®.
The company has also entered into the webtoon market and founded its own webtoon studio, Tsukuyomi.
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