Sunrider Academy Demo + Greenlight Campaign

Love in Space is proud to announce the Sunrider Academy Greenlight Campaign!

Now you can take control of Kayto Shields as the vice president of the Sunrider Academy student council! Manage your life by studying, socializing, performing student council duties, and working part time jobs! Who knows, maybe you might even get a girlfriend from all this!

Continuing our collaboration, Sekai Project will handle the distribution of the All Ages version of Sunrider Academy on Steam. Help bring Sunrider Academy to the world’s biggest PC distribution platform by voting “YES” on our Greenlight campaign!

Second, we are happy to announce that Denpasoft will be handling the distribution of the complete edition of Sunrider Academy! Please follow their twitter account for all the latest information about uncensored visual novels in English!

Love in Space will provide instructions to upgrade your Steam copy into the version distributed by Denpasoft the same day as the Steam release. Once upgraded, the full version of Sunrider Academy will be launchable using the Steam interface and be among the other games in your Steam library.

Want to know more? PLAY THE DEMO!

Please vote YES on our Greenlight Campaign and bring Sunrider Academy to Steam!

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Announcement: Sunrider Academy

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Love in Space is proud to announce SUNRIDER ACADEMY, a spin off game to Sunrider.

STORY————————————

You are Kayto Shields, an ordinary man thrown into an extraordinary adventure. It was only his first day as the vice president of the Sunrider Academy student council when the unreasonable class president appointed him to be the school club manager. “These clubs cause nothing but trouble,” she said. “I’m appointing you to take charge and fix them up by the end of the year!”

Add to that another completely unreasonable bet with his little sister that he’ll get a girlfriend by the end of the year, and Kayto’s school life already seems hectic! But that’s not even the worst of it! Kayto soon learns that the captains of each of the clubs he’s supposed to manage have serious issues of their own. Surrounded by girls lacking any common sense, his whacky days at Sunrider Academy begin!

You will take control of Kayto as he carefully manages both his student life, and his responsibilities as club manager.

Study hard, bring glory to Sunrider Academy, and get a girlfriend!

Piece of cake, right?

CHARACTERS————————————

avaAva Crescentia

The president of the Sunrider Academy student council and your long time childhood friend.

She is a high performing individual with some empathy issues. The only enjoyment she gets out of life seems to be mentally outmaneuvering lesser minds, namely Kayto. Hardly ever smiles. Honestly, nobody knows why they’re friends, but Kayto always remains doggedly loyal to her.

She appoints Kayto to be the club manager on the first day of school, setting into motion the chain of events which lead to Kayto’s current predicament.

asagaASAGA OAKRUN

The captain of the kendo club. May have a few screws loose in her head. Hyperactive and prone to overdoing everything.

The kendo club ended up on the list of problem clubs when it failed to pay any dues for the past three years. Now the club has racked up a substantial debt, owing over 600 space credits to the student council. “B-b-but that’s almost enough creds to buy a nuclear warhead!” Protested Asaga. Unfortunately, her pleas were not heard, and management over her club was given to Kayto.

Will he manage to lead the kendo club to victory in the galactic championships? Or is this the end of the line for Asaga?

chigaraCHIGARA ASHADA

She is the captain of the science club, but the problem is that she thinks it’s a baking club!

All she wanted was to join the baking club. Unfortunately, a group of seniors kidnapped her during her second year and made her join the science club instead. They even let her use the matter replicator to make pastries as long as she did some research for them from time to time.

Now, a year has passed and all the seniors have graduated, leaving Chigara as the only member of the science club. And if she doesn’t find four more members by the end of the week, her club will be disbanded!

Can Kayto save the science club? Or is this going to end in a big bang?

SOLA

The soft spoken and mysterious captain of the swim team.

She lacks all common sense and does not seem to understand much of modern technology. Her club came to the student council’s attention because Sola never submitted any of the club forms. It turned out she didn’t know how to use a holo to fill the forms out. Hardly ever speaks and generally communicates to Kayto through body gestures. Somehow, he seems able to understand exactly what she means though.

She also works as a shrine maiden at the Ryuvian Shrine.

A girl of many mysteries…

marayMaray Shields

Kayto’s younger sister. Cheerful and precocious, she’s always goading Kayto into doing stupid things to impress her.

Due to a rather foolish bet with her that he will get a girlfriend by the end of the year, Kayto now finds himself in a dire predicament. With nearly no experience with romance, he must somehow win the heart of a girl by the year’s end! Clearly, he has his plate full!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kayto and Maray’s pet dog.

He is a very high ranking officer of the Cera Space Force, outranking even commissioned star ship captains.

However, he seems content to live his life one stroll through the park at a time.

 

 

SYSTEM————————————

 

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You have full control over Kayto’s actions throughout the day! Carefully balance raising his stats and spending enough time overseeing the various clubs under his management.

Maybe you should spend time at the gym to raise Kayto’s fitness. Or the time can be spent reading at the library to raise his intelligence. As the vice president of the student council, Kayto must maintain good grades or else be forced to resign. On top of that, he must bring prestige to Sunrider Academy by winning kendo competitions, science exhibitions, and swim meets, or else the school will shut down the problem clubs! And if that wasn’t enough, thanks to that stupid bet with his sister, he must also get into a relationship by the end of the year, or else he will have to bare his little sister’s disappointed face! No, anything but the disappointed little sister face!

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When you’re not busy with school, Kayto can also explore Cera City. He can get a part time job to earn money to purchase items at the shopping district. Or he could try getting a charm at the Ryuvian shrine to increase his luck. He can unwind at the arcade and the park.

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Developed at 1080p native resolution, Sunrider Academy will deliver crisp visuals for modern monitors! Go ahead, click on the screenshot to see how huge it is!

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON—————

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Gameplay – Yearly Schedule

In Sunrider Academy, you will take control of Kayto Shields as he manages clubs and builds relationships with girls throughout an entire year. Set in the fictitious world of Cera in an alternate universe where technology is far more advanced than modern day Earth, the setting of Sunrider Academy is very different compared to a dating sim set on Earth.

Space travel was already widely discovered throughout the galaxy when time keeping on Cera was set. The Cera calendar uses a metric system, compared to modern day Earth’s use of the Gregorian Calendar.

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Each Cera day lasts 10 hours. One hour is comprised of 100 minutes, and each minute is comprised of 100 seconds. For the purposes of the game play, it is not necessary to keep track of time beyond any unit shorter than a Cera hour.

A week is 10 days long. The 5th, 9th, and 10th day of each week are breakdays, while the remaining days are workdays. A month is 5 weeks long. A year has 10 months. There are 500 days within a Cera year.

When writing the date, one puts the month, week, and day in descending order of duration. For example, the second day, of the the third week, of the fourth month, is written M4W3D2.

Throughout the year, there are various special EVENTS. These events are a good way to score affection points from the girls.

winterfestivalM1W4D4: WINTER FESTIVAL

The winter festival is the first holiday of the year. It is a religious holy day of the former Ryuvian Empire, which the Cera Parliament never bothered to change following independence from the New Empire.

During the time of the Holy Ryuvian Empire, the Church of Ryuvia imposed absolute obedience to the God Emperor upon all the colonies, including Cera. The Church mandated worship of the Emperor as a god, and used advanced technology to bestow themselves with seemingly holy powers. The local populace had no choice but to submit to the Church, as it had a monopoly on all technology.

Following the fall of the Holy Ryuvian Empire to New Eden, the new Emperor claimed himself the new god, and the rites of the Church of Ryuvia were adopted wholesale throughout the New Empire.

The Winter Festival marks a day of prayer to the Emperor for the end of winter and a bountiful spring. While most Imperial holidays were abolished by the Ceran Parliament following liberation, the Winter Festival somehow fell through the bureaucracy and was allowed to survive into modern times.

Today, the Winter Festival is merely a two day mid-break. The Ryuvian Shrine holds a large festival on this day, offering cheap food, carnival games, and charms. For all intents and purposes, the holiday has now lost most of its religious purpose and is merely a time to have fun.

M3W3D4: ELDER’S DAY

Elder’s Day was formally known as the Day of the Emperor, and was a week long celebration of the Emperor’s birth. Following liberation, parliament cut the duration of the holiday to a two day Midbreak and vastly changed the name and meaning of the holiday.

Elder’s Day is now a celebration of the head of the household. Children are expected to purchase gifts for their fathers and grand parents.

The Ryuvian Shrine still recognizes the day as Emperor’s Day and holds a large festival, but the original meaning of the holiday has been largely lost.

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M4W3D1-D8: LIBERATION DAY VACATION

Liberation Day is the largest and longest public holiday of the Cera calendar, and marks the signing of the Treaty of Vespa, which ended the bloody Alliance-Imperial War, and formally granted Cera independence from the New Empire. A day of celebration, Liberation Day is a yearly reminder of the freedoms Cerans now enjoy.

During the vacation, there is a large two day long festival at the national park in Cera City, complete with speeches by the Prime Minister, parades, food, and fireworks.

kayto fialM5W1D2: PURE DAY

Pure Day was formally known as the Day of the Sharr during the time of the Holy Ryuvian Empire. The Sharr embodied the Ryuvian ideal of womanhood. Meek and obedient, yet fierce and devoted to the protection of the Holy Empire, kind and merciful, but the most deadly warrior of the Empire, the Sharr is not a role or a title, but a philosophical idea. Like many Imperial holidays, it was heavily modified by parliament after liberation.

Pure Day is now a day for girls to give chocolates to their crushes. Lucky boys may walk to class to find a mountain of chocolates on their desks, while the less fortunate may see their desks completely empty. It is a day of terror and lamentation for boys, as their popularity are gauged and debated by girls, and put in full display for everyone to see.

Surviving Pure Day is now one of the most commonly searched terms on the Holonet for the entirety of M4 and M5.

futuredayM6W3D4: FUTURE DAY

On Future Day, all schools are closed and all businesses are ordered by the government to hire any student for a day regardless of their qualifications. In an attempt to encourage the young to seek gainful employment, parliament passed a bill requiring every student to observe Future Day under penalty of law.

In the end, most students just grumble about Future Day and very reluctantly enter the workforce for a day, before returning to their usual school life.

M7W1D4: TRADER’S DAY

Trader’s Day is a celebration of Cera’s merchant marine. While the Cera government is strictly isolationist and generally avoids contact with foreign governments, Cera’s private sector has long been engaged with lucrative trade with both Alliance and Compact worlds. Lobbying from the private sector forced parliament to relent and dedicate a single day in the year to celebrating internationalism and friendship abroad.

Many businesses offer huge discounts on Trader’s Day, making it an excellent day to do shopping.

M7W2D7-D8: REMEMBRANCE DAY

A quite dreary and depressing holiday passed by Parliament to remind the citizens of Cera of the horrors they suffered at the hands of the New Empire. Remembrance Day is a day to pay respects to martyrs who were executed by the Empire for their non-violent protests many centuries ago. Various special interest groups run ads on the holo reminding everyone of the perils of working with foreign powers, and various political factions deliver speeches about the blessings of liberty, and condemn human rights violations by the Alliance, Compact, New Empire, former Ryuvian Empire, and any other foreign nation. Basically, everyone just agrees that foreigners are up to no good for a few days, then return to normal.

students dayM8W1D1: STUDENT’S DAY

After hearing some concerns about the long duration of the school year, parliament passed Student’s Day. On this day, all students are given a day off.

Honestly, it’s only a single day, so it didn’t do anything about the duration of the school year, but at least the politicians can claim they tried.

 

M8W4D2-D4: SUNRIDER ACADEMY CULTURE FESTIVAL

A three day long festival which opens the doors of Sunrider Academy to the public. All of the clubs of the Academy show off their accomplishments and put together stands. This is your chance to show off all your accomplishments throughout the year!

Crowd Funding Goal Met!

asagakittyMISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Well, that only took four hours. Good work gentlemen. b^_^

We have received the funds and are in the process of designing the OP song! We will show you how the song is going as it progresses.

Also, if you happened to miss a chance for the beta, don’t worry, we’ll open up more beta slots once the first beta is available.

Due to a bizarre glitch, one extra person managed to pledge! That person’s got to be the luckiest beta tester ever. I wonder what we should do with the extra $20?

Thank you everyone!

Sunrider Academy OP Crowd Funding Campaign Now Live

We are now live

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Full Details:

  • Goal is $1800.
  • 90 Beta slots are open.
  • Breakdown of costs: $1700 for the OP and a $100 reserve to pay Paypal fees. (Usually around 3-5% of each transaction)

Previously:

Gentlemen, it looks like we are in a stroke of good luck.

We at Love in Space have come pretty close to finalizing a deal with a professional eroge singer in Japan. We would like to launch a mini-crowd funding campaign to finance the deal with all due haste.

Due to the need to get the money before we can make the bookings, we must raise $1700 as quickly as possible. If we put our wills together, we can likely accomplish this in a matter of moments.

We will be using a custom crowdfunding platform courtesy of Sekai Project’s technical wizardry. The goal is $1700. The campaign will end the moment the goal is met, so there won’t be any stretch goals.

The only tier will be $20 for early access to Sunrider Academy. With early access, you will be able to play the common route and Sola’s full arc many weeks before everyone else, as well as get installments as each character arc is completed before the release date.

Assuming everyone pays $20 and not more or less, that means that we will effectively be selling the first 85 slots of the Sunrider Academy beta.

An OP sequence is always a cool part of a VN you can show off, so we’d like to make one, even if it is an unexpected expense.

The campaign will launch as soon as we have the platform up and running.

We will be hiring μ (ミュゥ) on vocals, with Takanashi Keita (who made the original Sunrider OP) providing arrangement and guitar like last time.

 

Announcement: Flash Crowdfunder Campaign To Launch Very Soon

Gentlemen, it looks like we are in a stroke of good luck.

We at Love in Space have come pretty close to finalizing a deal with a professional eroge singer in Japan. We would like to launch a mini-crowd funding campaign to finance the deal with all due haste.

Due to the need to get the money before we can make the bookings, we must raise $1700 as quickly as possible. If we put our wills together, we can likely accomplish this in a matter of moments.

We will be using a custom crowdfunding platform courtesy of Sekai Project’s technical wizardry. The goal is $1700. The campaign will end the moment the goal is met, so there won’t be any stretch goals.

The only tier will be $20 for early access to Sunrider Academy. With early access, you will be able to play the common route and Sola’s full arc many weeks before everyone else, as well as get installments as each character arc is completed before the release date.

Assuming everyone pays $20 and not more or less, that means that we will effectively be selling the first 85 slots of the Sunrider Academy beta.

An OP sequence is always a cool part of a VN you can show off, so we’d like to make one, even if it is an unexpected expense.

The campaign will launch as soon as we have the platform up and running.

We will be hiring μ (ミュゥ) on vocals, with Takanashi Keita (who made the original Sunrider OP) providing arrangement and guitar like last time.

μ has provided vocals of the OPs of a lot of visual novels, including…

Hopefully with your power, we can make our OP just as amazing as those videos.

Because, well, Chigara would look really cute in an OP, wouldn’t she? In case you needed any more convincing, we have prepared an little mockup of what she might look like in the OP!

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If you put your head to your monitor realllyyy close, you can hear her saying, “Captain, please help me appear in a Sunrider Academy OP!”

 

Classified Information Everywhere

*while walking across the office with a folder, Samu trips on a stray emu, sending CLASSIFIED INFORMATION flying absolutely everywhere*

TOP SECRET: NEW CHARACTERS! —————-

solaSola

The soft spoken and mysterious captain of the swim team.

She lacks all common sense and does not seem to understand much of modern technology. Her club came to the student council’s attention because Sola never submitted any of the club forms. It turned out she didn’t know how to use a holo to fill the forms out. Hardly ever speaks and generally communicates to Kayto through body gestures. Somehow, he seems able to understand exactly what she means though.

She also works as a shrine maiden at the Ryuvian Shrine.

A girl of many mysteries…

 

fleetadmiralboxFLEET ADMIRAL

Kayto and Maray’s pet dog.

He is a very high ranking officer of the Cera Space Force, outranking even commissioned star ship captains.

However, he seems content to live his life one stroll through the park at a time.

VERY CLASSIFIED INFORMATION: HI-RES ASSETS!

NEW SUNRIDER ACADEMY WALL PAPERS!

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