The Human Reignition Project Demo
A downloadable VN for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Android
I'm one of the lead developers of the team Alienworks. This is the act 1 demo for our visual novel, the Human Reignition Project. It has approximately 55,000 words. There is a Kickstarter campaign for the game, running until July 12, 2015. We currently have an estimated release date of late 2016. Thank you for playing, and we hope you enjoy. Feel free to give feedback on our website, or on twitter @raithfyre and @alienworksdev. We also have an IRC channel on the Rizon network at #alienworks.
Please note that the Android version is experimental and some errors or issues may occur.
At its core, HRP is a boy x girl visual novel made in the vein of classics like the Grisaia series and Ever17. We love games that require you to replay and go down different routes in order to get the full story, rather than a "one and done" approach.
The game's set in Japan, in the relatively near future. Still this century, but a couple decades from now. Advancements in fields like robotics have made a lot of jobs redundant, and nearly omnipresent devices like smartphones have the done the same for face-to-face conversation. HRP as a game examines the impact that technologies like these have on our lives and relationships. Within the story, the Human Reignition Project is a small group formed by one old lecturer; a relic of a more personal generation. He'd like to see things go back closer to the way they were.
We're not trying to teach a lesson or anything like that, though. It's setting and flavor, instead of a moral approach. We also blend in some light science fiction elements, and even some aspects of action/thriller stories, as a shadowy organization on the outside begins to make their presence known.
Simply extract the folder for your chosen OS and run the executable. Android version may have some issues; it's experimental.