Book of Zhu: Legacy a Wuxia Inspired Visual Novel Turns to Kickstarter

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

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Lekkuen has turned to Kickstarter to further the development of their Wuxia inspired visual novel, Book of Zhu: Legacy. The game tell the story of Princess Aya, who is trained in martial arts, as she is faced with reality of being the empress of the Zhu empire.

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The visual novel’s story progression is moved along by player choices . These choices seem to affect Aya’s life as she takes on more responsibility of leading the people. Additionally, there are side paths that a player can access that will focus on other characters. With enough lore to fill a bible (it’s one backer tiers), Lekkuen seems to know the exact setting and story they want to create.

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Lekkuen outlines why they have turned to Kickstarter:

Even something as relatively simple as a visual novel costs a lot of time and money, and while I would love to fund it all by myself it isn’t feasible to have some of the more complex aspects of the game done in a timely manner with my current funds. All money received would go towards completing the game in a timely fashion as well as ensuring it will be the best that we can make it. Three major features that funding will allow to be implemented are; a proper U.I. (as opposed to its current more basic one), more music, and more/better fight sequences.

There is currently a demo of the game, which most Kickstarter don’t seem to offer.

Here is a promo video, the game is currently unvoiced:

Book of Zhu: Legacy is currently in development for PC.