The First Beta of To Trust an Incubus Went Out Last Week!

We’re cruising along on To Trust an Incubus, our flagship game that raised $47,217 on Kickstarter.

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On June 8th, 2018, our first beta of the game went out to relevant backers, specifically all backers who choose the ‘Cuddly Incubus’ tier or higher, and all backers who choose the ‘Digital Rewards Only Side Package’ either on Kickstarter or through Ko-fi here.  You can still play the beta if you donate for the Digital Rewards only on Ko-Fi!!

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The Devi route was mostly complete, but has already been edited heavily through feedback from our testers!  Thanks guys!  The next beta should include voices for the portion of the game that made up the Demo game and another route of To Trust an Incubus.  There is four routes in all and we’ve already got one done!

In addition to the first Beta Game we’ve also distributed the Backer Only Digital Poster and have ordered the key chains.  We’ll keep plugging along on this!

To Trust an Incubus is still on schedule for a November 2018 release.  We’re hoping we can even get it out earlier.  🙂

Thanks to everyone who has supported us!

 

My Magical Demon Lover Available on Itch

At long last we have our yaoi visual novel out on Itch!  Steam is coming soon.

Play the FREE DEMO Here!


Buy it on Itch Here!

Purchase the Cheat Map, Art Book, or Soundtrack By Itself Here!

Want to know when it will be out for Steam?  Sign up for our Newsletter!

Tristan dreamed of being a wizard his entire life, but has no idea what it will cost him. He’s the great grandson of the wizard who protects his village and the first one to show any affinity for magic in three generations.

After waiting fiveever for his great grandfather to take him as his apprentice it’s finally happened! He’s been summoned up to the tower where his great grandfather watches over the village. But it’s not what he expects…

Percival has no intention of mentoring him. He’s eager to leave for a smutty vacation from his village-protecting duties. Tristan needs to take over, and that means picking a mentor from three demons Percival lined up for him.

The demons will give Tristan the magic he needs to become a wizard, but for a price! …His butt.

Fortunately these demons love humans and really want to connect with one. Tristan has a chance to fall in love with one of three demons, but which one will he chose?

Spicy Ecchi Content + A Yaoi Fantasy Story + A Dash of Comedy = My Magical Demon Lover, a ‘mature players’ dating sim that puts the wannabe wizard Tristan with his choice of three hot demons.

Three sultry routes, 50,000 words, and 10 endings! Choices matter and there’s a high replay value. Pick correctly for maximum love, wizarding skills, and sexy times!

Includes an original sound track and over 50 computer graphics to illustrate every spicy scene!

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Everyone thought Tristan was going to be the worlds next greatest wizard. But then he graduated from school, never got summoned to be a wizard, and became a loser. After years of shitty work in a shitty tavern his ship has finally come in! Tristan wants to be a wizard more than ever now.

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Percival is Tristan’s perverted great grandfather who became immortal at fifty. He’s protected the village for 100 years.  He feels he’s due for a vacation, and Tristan is just the guy to cover for him while he takes off to the Pleasure Realm.

Harse lost his beloved in the underworld and is incapable of loving another demon. He wants to be with a human and learn to share his love again. He’ll be a kind, loving, and gentle mentor–but he’s all seme (a top).

Karn is looking for a human to dominate into submission. As the most powerful demon of the underworld he can give Tristan the strongest magic–but it’s going to be rough! Karn is versatile and can be either seme (top) or uke (bottom).

If Tristan isn’t interested in sex with a demon he might want to pick Soren, who doesn’t want sex. What he wants instead, however, is a little weird…  When he does have sex Soren is all uke.

Play the FREE DEMO Here!


Buy it on Itch Here!

Purchase the Cheat Map, Art Book, or Soundtrack By Itself Here!

Want to know when it will be out for Steam? Sign up for our Newsletter!

Donate for My Magical Demon Lover Perks

My Magical Demon Lover is now Available on Itch (Steam Coming Soon).

You can also get it and other perks directly from us by donating through Ko-Fi!  Follow the directions below.

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Get the Game!

We will send you an Itch key to download the game as soon as possible!

  • Donate 3 Ko-Fis for $9.
  • Write a Message Saying the Donation is for the MMDL Game
  • Give us the email where we can send your Itch key

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CLICK HERE TO DONATE

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Get the Cheat Map

  • Donate 2 Ko-Fis for $6.
  • Write a Message Saying the Donation is for the MMDL Cheat Map
  • Give us the email where we can send your Perk

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Get the Soundtrack and Artbook (No Game)

  • Donate 3 Ko-Fis for $9.
  • Write a Message Saying the Donation is for the MMDL Soundtrack and Artbook
  • Give us the email we can add to our Dropbox where you can access your perks.

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Get the Art Book

  • Donate 2 Ko-Fis for $6.
  • Write a Message Saying the Donation is for the MMDL Art Book
  • Give us the email we can add to our Dropbox where you can access your perks.

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Get the Soundtrack

  • Donate 2 Ko-Fis for $6.
  • Write a Message Saying the Donation is for the MMDL Soundtrack
  • Give us the email we can add to our Dropbox where you can access your perks.

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Get the Game and the Soundtrack

  • Donate 5 Ko-Fis for $15.
  • Write a Message Saying the Donation is for the MMDL Game and Soundtrack
  • Give us the email we can add to our Dropbox where you can access your perks, and the email where we can send the Itch key if this is different.

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Get the Game, Soundtrack, and Art Book

  • Donate 6 Ko-Fis for $18
  • Write a Message Saying the Donation is for the MMDL Game, Soundtrack, and Art Book.
  • Give us the email we can add to our Dropbox where you can access your perks, and the email where we can send the Itch key if this is different.

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Get the Game, Soundtrack, Art Book, and Cheat Map

  • Donate 8 Ko-Fis for $24
  • Write a Message Saying the Donation is for the he MMDL Game, Soundtrack, Art Book, and Cheat Map
  • Give us the email where we can send your Perks.

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FAQs

Q. Can I get the game on Steam?

A.  Hopefully, yes.  We’re working on that right now and hopefully will have Steam availability in a few weeks.

Q.  How did you decide the pricing?

A.  From the Indiegogo Campaign.

  • To get your name in the credits was $5
  • To get your name in the credits and the game was $15 (so $5 for the credit, and $10 for the game).
  • To get the credit, game, art book, and sound track was $25 (so $5 for the credit, $10 for the game, $5 for the art book, and $5 for the soundtrack).
  • To get the cheat map you had to be an Alpha Tester or higher.  This was a minimum of $50, and most of this went to the Alpha Tester perk.  The $5 cheat map perk was added to this to sweeten the pot.
  • On this page we have to round by $3 to use the Ko-Fi donation system.  We round down when possible.

Q.  Can I get a physical copy of the game?

A.  No, there are no physical copies.

Q.  What if I just send you Kofis but don’t give you my email or tell you what I want?

A.  Then it’s a donation without a perk.  Thank you for that!!  🙂

Q.  Can I share these items online once I buy them.

A.  We beg you to please not do this.  Please give us a chance to make money from this game we worked so hard on.

 

Donate To Receive A To Trust an Incubus Digital Perk

If you missed the Kickstarter you can still secure a digital perk by donating here!  (Physical perks are closed).

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Donate $24

Incu-Besty Status

You’ll get your name in the game credits, a digital adult poster, and a key for the full uncensored adult digital version of To Trust an Incubus game when it comes out in November 2018.

INCLUDES:

  • The Digital To Trust an Incubus Game
  • Your Name in the Credits
  • A Sexy Adult Backer-Only Game Poster!
ESTIMATED DELIVERY: 

How to get this reward:

CLICK HERE ->
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To get the Incu-Besty reward, donate by buying me 8 coffees and tell me in ‘Your Message of Support’ what you’re donating for, what name you want in the credits, and your email where we can send your gifts when they’re ready.

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Donate $51

Incu-Beasty Status

Everything from the Incu-Besty Status, plus:

  • A digital copy of the Original Game Sound Track.
  • A digital version of the To Trust an Incubus Art Book with high resolution art from all stages of the game’s development.

INCLUDES:

  • The Original Digital Sound Track
  • The Digital Art Book
  • The Digital To Trust an Incubus Game
  • Your Name in the Credits
  • A Sexy Adult Backer-Only Game Poster!
ESTIMATED DELIVERY 

How to get this reward:

CLICK HERE ->
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To get the Incu-Beasty reward, donate by buying me 17 coffees and and tell me in ‘Your Message of Support’ what you’re donating for, what name you want in the credits, and your email where we can send your gifts when they’re ready.

Donate $177 or more

All Digital Rewards

This package contains all the digital rewards from the To Trust an Incubus Kickstarter.

INCLUDES:

  • A Cheat Map
  • Official Beta Tester
  • Personalized Voice Message from the Character of Your Choice
  • To Trust an Incubus Game Script
  • The Ebook Adaption of To Trust an Incubus With the Devi Route
  • The Ebook Adaption of To Trust an Incubus With the Harsi Route
  • The Ebook Adaption of To Trust an Incubus With the Saji Route
  • The Ebook Adaption of To Trust an Incubus With the Vald Route
  • The Digital Art Book
  • The Digital To Trust an Incubus Game
  • The Original Digital Sound Track
  • A Personalized Sexy Adult Backer-Only Game Poster!
  • Your Name in the Credits
  • Spoil a scene from the Beta Game in the Kickstarter Comments.
ESTIMATED DELIVERY 

How to get this reward:

CLICK HERE ->
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To get All the Digital Rewards, donate by buying me 59 coffees and tell me in ‘Your Message of Support’ what you’re donating for, what name you want in the credits, and your email where we can send your gifts when they’re ready.

FAQs

Q.  What if I can’t use the Kofi Payment system?

A.  Unfortunately, this is the only method we are offering at this time.

Q.  What if I want a different reward?

A.  We are only offering the rewards listed above.

Q.  When will I get my rewards?

A.  By November 2018.

Q.  How will I get my rewards?

A.  We will deliver your Key or other items to the email you give to us.

Q.  Why Kofi?

A.  This gives people another way to support our project.

Q.  What if I want to donate but not get a reward?

A.  Just say so in the ‘Support Message’.

How our Yaoi Bara Visual Novel Kickstarter Made Almost $50,000

This is Yamila, owner of Y Press Games.  When I decided to make a massive Kickstarter project for our game To Trust an Incubus I looked at similar Kickstarters and used them to estimate how much we might make.  This is a flawed method because you have no idea what creators had in place before they launched.

I really wish someone had bared their soul about a Kickstarter similar to mine so I could have had realistic expectations about our potential.  I’ll leave this here for other people who are starting yaoi, bara, or visual novel Kickstarters and are thirsty for knowledge on how to make their efforts at least as successful as ours.

Here is what we had for the To Trust an Incubus Kickstarter, which ended today, April 21, 2018, with $47,212.

Before We Launched:

  • We researched which ideas would be the most viable and profitable and tweaked our concept to emulate an extremely successful similar Kickstarter.  (Just Yaoi wasn’t going to get us the money we needed–bara was more marketable and something I’m just as passionate about.)
  • We built the Kickstarter page as soon as we had the main game image, which was just our sprites on a background design, 4 months before we launched.  It was incomplete, but showed the art and story.  We continued to build it more and more as we got ready to launch.  I started to promote and build buzz for the Kickstarter, getting comments and followers on Kickstarter.
    • Advance Discovery got us 7% of our funds, or $3,303.00
  • We built a web site for our company and game.
    • We got $2,986 direct from our WordPress web site.
  • We made a long demo comprising 30% of the game and ended on a cliffhanger.
  • We had a professional, enticing, and beautiful game trailer with animation and characters’ voices.
  • We teased that the Kickstarter was coming through our social media.
  • We booked advertising on Starfighter.com for $340.
    • This ad got us $1,578.  It was a much poorer return than I expected.
  • We sent out press releases a month in advance, but it seems like a few days in advance would have been better because most venues were online and didn’t need such a long lead.  Boy Culture, Stevivor.com, TwoHappyCats, Queer SciFi, Doujins.com, and LewdGamer ran the story out of the dozens we contacted.
    • Queer SciFi got us $1100
    • Lewd Gamer got us $75
    • Others may have got us sales too, but were not in the referrers

After We Launched:

  • We posted on forums all over the place.
    • LemmaSoft got us $207
    • Aarin Fantasy got us $150
    • 4Chan got us $25
    • Fireden got us $25
    • Reddit got us $25
    • Others may have got us sales too, but were not in the referrers
  • We blasted our social media regularly.  I have a SUBSTANTIAL social media presence after building up Yaoi Press since 2004.  Most of the sales that came from social media didn’t show in referrers.  I know it was helpful, however, because I always saw new backers after I did a social media blitz.  Here’s what I had in my arsenal for this Kickstarter:
    • The Yaoi a Go Go Facebook of 146,000 Followers run by a kind friend who helped me.
    • The Yaoi Press Facebook of 10,000 Followers
    • The Yaoi Prose Facebook of 2,400 Followers
    • My Author Page with 700 Followers
    • The Y Press Games Facebook with 600 Followers
    • My Facebook Author Group with 193 Members
    • Assorted relevant groups open to promotion.
      • Facebook got us $2573
    • The Yaoi Press Twitter with 9,000 Followers
    • The Yaoi Prose Twitter with 3,250 Followers
    • The Y Press Games Twitter with 400 Followers
      • Twitter got us $1202
    • The Yaoi Press Tumblr with 1,600 Followers
    • The Yaoimila Web Comic Tumblr with 500 Followers
    • The Y Press Games Tumblr with 200 Followers
      • Tumblr got us $532
    • The Yaoi Press Google Plus with 3,300 Followers
    • The Y Press Games Instagram with 200 Followers
    • The Yaoi Press Pinterest with 550 Followers
    • The Gaijin Manga Deviant Art with 61 Watchers
  • I sent three newsletters.  I have over 5,000 Subscribers.
  • I did a Thunderclap
  • I posted the demo on Itch.io.
    • I saw $50 in backers referring directly from there.
  • I was featured on the Top to Botm Podcast
  • We ran the Kickstarter for 60 days and made $25,663 in the first 30 days and $21,549 in the last 30 days.  (Don’t go for shorter Kickstarters if your project is viable and is expected to be a winner.  Just being present on Kickstarter will get you 35% of your funding.  People search for stuff to back on this platform, so the longer you’re there the better.)
  • We spent a total of $1,900 on advertising, including Facebook, Starfighter, Twitter, Google Adwords, and $75 on two of those scammers who email you after you start a Kickstarter, buying one of your perks to make you like them, taking your money and doing nothing for you.  Don’t respond to any direct marketing, even if they buy a perk. They’re just going to refund it later.
  • We encouraged people to promote our social media by offering to strip chibis of four of our characters.
  • We commented frequently and had 30 updates, building a rapport with backers.  Many of them stepped up to help with promotion because they got to know us.  (We introduced our team in Kickstarter updates).  We also did not lose many backers when we ran into a problem that jeopardized the project.  Being honest and having a good rapport saved us.
  • We had bitchin’ rewards, including the chance to marry one of the characters for $1000 (this sold out).
  • We Promo swapped with the Lovenuts Patreon.  I promoted their Patreon in a Kickstarter update and they promoted my Kickstarter in an update on their old Kickstarter for Sentimental Trickster.  (Doing this also helped me find a very knowledgeable new friend.)
  • I promo swapped with a popular Bara deviant artist.  He promoted our Kickstarter and I will be promoting his Patreon soon.  (This gave us at least a $2000 boost)
  • I contacted YouTubers to get them to play our demo.  Many did!  Some backers told us they were sent by YouTubers.
  • I contacted YouTubers to share our Trailer.  One of them did.
  • Our most sought after Stretch Goal, Full Voice Acting, was the next one to get on the last 2 days of our Kickstarter.  People upped their pledges and helped us get backers to hit this goal.  We went up $9,000 in the last 48 hours.  I’ve included our pledge chart below.

I think that’s all we did, but I’ll update if I remember something else.  Here’s our top 20 Kickstarter referrers:

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Here’s our pledge chart:

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Only 10 Days Left to Support To Trust an Incubus!

Thanks to all the backers who’ve helped make this project a reality.  For everyone else–time is running out!  Please back us today before it’s too late!

We’ve met these stretch goals!

We still have a chance to make these stretch goals!

  • All Characters Versatile!  Would you like to see Vald bottom or Saji top?  This is the stretch goal that makes it happen!  We’re only $3000 from this awesome achievement!
  • Someone Gets a Sexy Spanking!  Okay–the someone is Arata and the person giving the consensual spanking is Vald.  Wouldn’t you love to see that?!  Let’s hit this goal!
  • Full Voice Acting!  We might just hit this goal in the time left!  Get full voices for every scene!

Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word!

We got 300+ followers on our Facebook, which got our Harsi Chibi half naked!

We got 200 Followers to our Twitter and 100 Retweets of This Tweet, which made Chibi Vald strip all the way!  Behold his GARGANTUAN chibi peen!!

We got 200 followers on our Tumblr which made Saji strip half-way!!

We only need 38 more followers to our Instagram and Chibi Devi will strip all the way!! Let’s get this last goal before we’re done.

He wants to be naked so bad!
He wants to be naked so bad!

We’ve had an incredible campaign, but it’s not over!  Let’s push to hit all these final goals!  And Support our Kickstarter Here!

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