A slice of life at the end of the world
Listen carefully: soon, no one will be left in this world.
To continue forward, each remaining survivor has unconsciously created a so-called Tulpa.
If the Tulpa dies, so will its host, and vice versa. All because there's no other option. All because at the end of this game only one pair can survive.
But until then? What else can you do?
... this is our new life at the end of the world.
Format: Episodic Visual Novel
Genre: Survival, Drama, Comedy, Mystery, Fantasy
Duration: 15-20 hours (per episode)
Platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android
Languages: English, Spanish
Estimated Release Date: 2020
Developer: Keinart Lobre
We begin in the capital of the kingdom - the desolate city of Maya.
Humanity has all but vanished. What few survivors remain inherit nothing but silence and a world full of unanswered questions. In the very center of the capital, a few survivors gather inside a great castle, in which they play for their very lives thrust into a mysterious game reserved for the last of the living. You are one of these last few: together with the others you know that you must band together to stay alive.
But against who? Against what? How many weeks have passed in quiet? The city is a desert and its streets echo with dust. Still, you know that you must persevere. Time still passes, day by day, and although the world appears to have come to a halt, there is still too much to do:
Develop relationships with the other residents of the castle. At times like these social relationships are key, and who knows, you may be able to remember something about yourself too.
Search for answers. Everything happens for a reason, and there is a shadow upon Maya that you cannot shake. What other secrets remain inside this strange city, unearthed when there’s nobody left to hide it?
Become stronger. Learn magic, or practice swordplay; the future is a mysterious, dangerous place, made even more so by the game in which you are trapped.
Or forget it all and enjoy the ride. Can one person really stop the world from ending? You might as well let it go. Take it easy, smile, laugh in the days you have left.
So passes the days at the castle. You can do as you wish, but follow your heart. There’s not enough time left to regret anything, not enough at all.
For only one will survive.
Lotus Reverie is a Visual Novel with a focus in time management, following the steps of other games such as Devil Survivor or Persona. During a limited amount of time you will have to create bonds and find out about the mysteries this world and their few inhabitants hide through this morbid survival game where only one will remain, following the concept of other games like the Danganronpa series.
You will have to survive if you want to see what awaits to the winner, although for that to happen all the others...
One day without any notice The Incident happened, causing the vanishing of almost all the citizens by unknown means or reason. Their numbers were reduced to less than 0.1%. Among the chaos, two great changes came together crashing down on their lives with a new paradigm:
First, Tulpa came to existence. These beings look and act just like anyone else, however they are born through the subconscious mind of another human called the host, and their lives are linked in several different manners:
Even though they look human in every aspect they are actually semi-immortal. They cannot die by normal means, but in exchange their lifespans are very limited.
If the human host dies, the tulpa will also die, and vice versa. For this very reason they are forced to cooperate with each other if they want to stay alive.
The only way to extend their lifespans is by fighting and killing another Tulpa and their host in a duel. This is the only moment where a Tulpa loses their immortality and becomes vulnerable.
The second great change came with a huge monolith that towers up as far as the eye can see standing where the royal palace was supposed to be. This monolith has inscribed six rules making clear only one thing:
From among all the remaining people in Maya, only one human and their Tulpa can survive.
This story's protagonist is Cinque. She's a girl with no memories that appeared one night in front of an old castle in the middle of the city, confused. Inside this castle there is an alliance of barricaded survivors who help each other from any external dangers, and probably from themselves as well.
Cinque will start her own particular daily life as the latest member from this castle, trying to find out more regarding The Incident mysteries as well as about her own life and memories, all while creating new bonds with this group of six people she's now living together with.
For this new life Cinque's time is divided in three time frames: mornings, noons and afternoons. Cinque will be able to decide what to do at each moment but she must be careful. Due to the game's rules her life is in danger, and no matter how peaceful everything may seem, it all can be destroyed at any given moment.
Despite everything the life at the castle is peaceful and cheerful. An oasis in this deserted city.
In Lotus Reverie you will be able to manage your own time to either explore, improve your physical and magical skills, or to get to know more about all the other survivors at the castle, their lives and their mysteries.
You will need all these abilities and knowledge, so spare no expense in one for the other.
Until then you can enjoy this new life. It's precisely because this is such a desperate situation that it is worth it to remember how to smile.
What happens when you have to battle no matter what? For that you will have to wait a bit more to find out. Follow us to keep an eye on all the updates throughout the development!