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To the Edge of Sky - Reloaded
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Go to the year 2077 in unofficial visual novel game interprets Korean idol group BTS as secret operatives in a sci-fi cyberpunk world.

Available on Itch and Google play for PC/Mac and Android devices.
To the Edge of the Sky is a free unofficial visual novel game  by indie developer Aeon Dream Studios, known for their Mystic Destinies games. 

This is the relaunch campaign to support the guarantee start-up of regular releases to the app, rather than the full cost of development for a full game. 

Inspired by the members of South Korean boyband BTS, and the themes presented in their music, the first demo was released in March 2017. Played around the world, the first demo, PHASe 1 was met with both high praise and high demand for a full game. Although the game is inspired by the band, the universe and plots are completely original and can be enjoyed by anyone looking for a great visual novel experience. We are not affiliated with BTS or BigHit Entertainment in any way.  

After much deliberation, Aeon Dream decided to go further with To the Edge of the Sky as a FREE game, giving the art style a revamp in the process. Even though TTEOTS is being developed as a fan made game, Aeon Dream and those who work with them are still developers who need to cover costs. That’s where YOU come in! (Due to potentially high volume of questions, please refer to the FAQ before sending general questions for the fastest answers. We will constantly update it as we're sent questions. There will also be a Kickstarter-specific FAQ added to the campaign as questions are sent in.)

Enter the year 2077 and become Seven, the newest addition to Phantom Alpha, a secret team who operates under the enigmatic government organization known as P.H.A.N.T.A.S.M. After joining, you find yourself befriending the other rookie on the team, an incredibly skilled youth known as Zero. As you meet the other members, you quickly learn that while vastly talented, each of them is clearly much more than meets the eye.

Regardless of your differences, you quickly learn what Phantom Alpha can do. But together, you soon discover that on the other side of the radiant world of light, lies an equally dark world of shadow. Can you brave these worlds and trust the men by your side?

To the Edge of the Sky takes place in a science fiction setting, specifically invoking the aesthetic and themes of the post-cyberpunk genre. If the first stretch goal is reached, we would like to expand the game for double the length! The game itself was planned have two different narrative paths to appeal to the wide fanbase, but has been set aside for now due to the lower goal. Right now, only Seven's path will be available to begin playing.

  • There will be a free version of the game for everyone to enjoy.   
  • A premium membership through an exclusive app is being planned. We’re still working out the specifics, but it may have things like additional CGs, more customization, and extra scenes but won’t affect the main storyline.
  • The musical direction is undecided currently, as it depends on funding, but we promise you high quality, original tracks.  
  • We're planning to release an update every 1-2 months. The precise way we’re doing this is still being decided. 
  • We'd love to continue with fan translations, but a full game is a much bigger project than a demo. With the reduced budget, we will likely only support Korean and Portuguese for now, coming after the English releases.

  • A CONCEPT THAT EVOLVED 

As fans ourselves, we felt that the topics and themes BTS discusses in their music could be easily expanded to something more. However, we are full time developers and weren’t sure if the idea was one people would be interested in, so we decided to test the waters with a demo before trying to invest resources into a game. In March when we visited the concerts and talked to over a thousand ARMYs, seeing how excited they were, we thought we might be on to something. As we got to see and hear from thousands more fans over the next few months, the game’s meaning evolved into something more… 

  • TO ALL ARMY

This is our gift to our fellow ARMYs. ARMYs support BTS tirelessly through all the ups and downs. BTS does the same for their fans as well, but as we all know, they’re only human and have their limits. We hoped that we could possibly help comfort fellow fans as well - our way of saying thank you to ARMYs for their support and thank you to BTS for trying to do the same for us all. 

  • FOR BTS

We are treating To the Edge of the Sky with the utmost respect. The characters are inspired by the BTS members, but the characters have their own backstories and personalities resulting from their entirely different lives in the world we’re creating. Still, we are taking into consideration the members known preferences, and treating all themes and concepts seriously.

  • PAYING TRIBUTE TO BTS

In this way, To the Edge of the Sky has become a game that will be developed by ARMYs and supported by ARMYs like you. We will do our best to pay homage to the members and to all their hard work. K-pop is a fast moving industry, but we hope a unique game like TTEOTS can stand through time to pay homage to BTS for everything they’ve done - as seen through our eyes as fans and made possible by their ARMYs who donate or support us on in whatever way they can. 

  • A STORY THAT TACKLES SOCIAL ISSUES

We’ve always tackled unusual subjects in our work. This time, we want to use our bigger platform to tackle important social issues such as climate change, prejudice, and philosophical issues such as the human condition -all within the context of our world and storyline. As creators, we feel it is our responsibility to help change things too. So we want to make you think. 

We want TTEOTS to be one game you come away from with a new perspective on things - but while having enjoyed the experience all the while.

To the Edge of the Sky will have a more unusual release schedule, so that we can get content out to fans as soon as it’s done. Additionally, since the game budget has been reduced, this only includes the guaranteed start-up of the story releases so that we can continue to support it ourselves.

Length of time between releases 6-8 weeks between major updates. If you have the game on your mobile device, you’ll need to keep it to receive the updates or follow our social media to hear about releases.  

  • TTEOTS PHASE 3  

The final portion of the prologue is planned for January.

  • FIRST FULL GAME STORY RELEASE  

The first regular update is currently planned for Early Spring 2018.  

  • FULL DEVELOPMENT CYCLE  

This budget allows for 3-4 months of releases, at which point we'll hoping the app will sustain itself through premium content and merchandise. This kind of schedule allows for story updates indefinitely or until we wish to conclude the story properly.

*Please note all timelines are subject to change, but this is our current plan!

Started in 2015 with our urban fantasy otome game, Mystic Destinies: Serendipity of Aeons, we are Aeon Dream Studios. We’re an international all-female team of passionate creators seeking to vanguard the new English visual novel industry. We pioneer unique and diverse visual novel games for contemporary audiences who enjoy profound, enthralling stories with meaning beyond everyday life.You can find more about us visiting:

  • We are not in any way affiliated with BigHit Entertainment or BTS. 
  • While we are inspired by the group, all of the content in the game is original and developed by Aeon Dream Studios. 
  • This is a fan made project. Although we are professionals, this is NOT an officially licensed or endorsed game. 
  • 또한, 이 게임은 본래 영어로 제작 되었으며, 저희 회사는 현자 빅히트 엔터테인먼트와 아무 연관이 없습니다. 
  • 이 체험판은 방탄소년단의 팬들이 만든 비쥬얼 노벨의 일부입니다. 현재는 첫번째 파트만 공개가 되어있는점, 양해해 주시기 바랍니다.

This isn’t Aeon Dream Studios’ first game, but to take on the massive task of full time game development for 3-4 months on this game, we need to be able to pay those we work with, as well as afford resources for the high quality experience we’re going for. We want to bring everything we’ve got to this game and we want as many people to play it for free as possible - but we need to eat too! As indies we have no publisher to rely on, so that’s where YOU come in! We can’t afford to do it without your support!

Risks and challenges

We have prior commitments to one past project to release this year This takes our top priority to finish before starting To the Edge of the Sky, so that we can focus on the game fully.

Our development schedule reflects this, and it's why we are not beginning full game releases until 2018.

Aside from the core team, we also work with contractors which can change at any time due to circumstances beyond our control. However, we promise to commit every resource to finding replacements, should this occur. Our core team staying the same means that the art and writing will stay consistent regardless of outside changes.

Additional languages would also prove to be a big challenge for us as a small team to manage multiple releases, which is why we're looking for outside help with localization.

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$2 USD
Drifter
  • 200 claimed
Estimated delivery Jun 2018
Show us your support now and you'll have the ability to increase it later! Receive a wallpaper and access to updates and Backerkit.

Please note that once you have pledged, you can change your tier amount at any time. Additionally, item ship date will be updated after November 11, 2017. The estimated delivery date is just the final date everything will be delivered by for all items, including digital.

Includes:
* Receive all (7) promo posters in high-res wallpaper format!
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$20 USD
Operative
  • 199 claimed
Estimated delivery Jun 2018
Here's your way to receive all premium game content + some extra goodies as thanks!

Please note that once you have pledged, you can change your tier amount at any time. Additionally, item ship date will be updated after November 11, 2017. The estimated delivery date is just the final date everything will be delivered by for all items, including digital.

Includes:
* Receive an all access-pass to TTEOTS premium content in game!
* Receive all (7) promo posters in high-res wallpaper format!
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$35 USD
Wraith
  • 68 claimed
Estimated delivery Jun 2018
All the stuff from the last reward + the digital OST!

Please note that once you have pledged, you can change your tier amount at any time. Additionally, item ship date will be updated after November 11, 2017. The estimated delivery date is just the final date everything will be delivered by for all items, including digital.

Includes:
* To The Edge of The Sky Digital Soundtrack!
* Receive an all access-pass to TTEOTS premium content in game!
* Receive all (7) promo posters in high-res wallpaper format!
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$50 USD + shipping
Specter
  • 29 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated delivery Jun 2018
All the stuff from the last tier + a box of TTEOTS merchandise to solidify your status as an operative!

PHASe Operative Kit - Classified: Level 1 includes: Postcard (4” x 6”), Sticker Set (5.8” x 8.3”) and Poster (8.5” x 11”) with any one operative of your choosing. You can choose different operatives on different items!

Please note that once you have pledged, you can change your tier amount at any time. Additionally, item ship date will be updated after November 11, 2017. The estimated delivery date is just the final date everything will be delivered by for all items, including digital.

Includes:
* PHASe Operative Kit - Classified: Level 1
* To The Edge of The Sky Digital Soundtrack!
* Receive an all access-pass to TTEOTS premium content in game!
* Receive all (7) promo posters in high-res wallpaper format!
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$60 USD + shipping
Architect
  • 25 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated delivery Jun 2018
Everything from before, but with an upgraded kit + digital OST.

Please note that once you have pledged, you can change your tier amount at any time. Additionally, item ship date will be updated after November 11, 2017. The estimated delivery date is just the final date everything will be delivered by for all items, including digital.

Includes:
* PHASe Operative Kit - Classified: Level 2
* To The Edge of The Sky Digital Soundtrack!
* Receive an all access-pass to TTEOTS premium content in game!
* Receive all (7) promo posters in high-res wallpaper format!
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$125 USD + shipping
Shifter
  • 11 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated delivery Jun 2018
Get our exclusive upcoming To the Edge of the Sky Artbook. We don't know when this will be sold in the future, so grab it now!

PHASe Operative Kit - Classified: Level 3 includes: Postcard (4” x 6”), Sticker Set (5.8” x 8.3”), Poster (11” x 17”), Pin Back button (2 inch) and PHASe patch with any one operative of your choosing. You can choose different operatives on different items!

Please note that once you have pledged, you can change your tier amount at any time. Additionally, item ship date will be updated after November 11, 2017. The estimated delivery date is just the final date everything will be delivered by for all items, including digital.

Includes:
* To the Edge of the Sky Hardcover Artbook
* PHASe Operative Kit - Classified: Level 3
* To The Edge of The Sky Digital Soundtrack!
* Receive an all access-pass to TTEOTS premium content in game!
* Receive all (7) promo posters in high-res wallpaper format!
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$125 USD + shipping
Siren
  • 8 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated delivery Jun 2018
Get our exclusive upcoming To the Edge of the Sky Encyclopedia. We don't know when this will be sold in the future, so grab it now!

PHASe Operative Kit - Classified: Level 3 includes: Postcard (4” x 6”), Sticker Set (5.8” x 8.3”), Poster (11” x 17”), Pin Back button (2 inch) and PHASe patch with any one operative of your choosing. You can choose different operatives on different items!

Includes:
* To the Edge of the Sky Hardcover Encyclopedia
* PHASe Operative Kit - Classified: Level 3
* To The Edge of The Sky Digital Soundtrack!
* Receive an all access-pass to TTEOTS premium content in game!
* Receive all (7) promo posters in high-res wallpaper format!
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$200 USD + shipping
Deadly Duo
  • 16 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated delivery Jun 2018
Get our exclusive upcoming To the Edge of the Sky Encyclopedia AND Hardcover Artbook. We don't know when this will be sold in the future, so grab it now!

PHASe Operative Kit - Classified: Level 4 includes: Postcard (4” x 6”), Sticker Set (5.8” x 8.3”), Poster (11” x 17”), Pin Back Button (2 inch), Enamel Pin and T-Shirt (100% Cotton, US sizes S-XXXL) with any one operative of your choosing. You can choose different operatives for different items!

Includes:
* To the Edge of the Sky Hardcover Artbook
* To the Edge of the Sky Hardcover Encyclopedia
* PHASe Operative Kit - Classified: Level 4
* To The Edge of The Sky Digital Soundtrack!
* Receive an all access-pass to TTEOTS premium content in game!
* Receive all (7) promo posters in high-res wallpaper format!
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$500 USD + shipping
Infinite
  • 2 claimed
  • 1 remaining
Ships Worldwide
Estimated delivery Jun 2018
Here's where you can get custom commissions from the artists and writers! + the next level VIP box!

TTEOTS Art Commission: Level 2 includes Portrait of a TTEOTS character of your choice or you/your original character.

TTEOTS Writing Commission: Level 2 includes: Request a 1000 word story about the TTEOTS character of your choice in any situation.

Please note that once you have pledged, you can change your tier amount at any time. Additionally, item ship date will be updated after November 11, 2017. The estimated delivery date is just the final date everything will be delivered by for all items, including digital.

Includes:
* TTEOTS Art Commission: Level 2
* TTEOTS Writing Commission: Level 2
* PHASe Operative Kit - Classified: Level 6
* To The Edge of The Sky Digital Soundtrack!
* Receive an all access-pass to TTEOTS premium content in game!
* Receive all (7) promo posters in high-res wallpaper format!
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$1,000 USD + free shipping
Meet the Aeon Dream Team!
  • 0 claimed
  • 10 remaining
Ships Worldwide
Estimated delivery Jun 2018
Meet up with Aeon Dream at our first team meet up, including our international members from Europe!

Please note that once you have pledged, you can change your tier amount at any time. Additionally, item ship date will be updated after November 11, 2017. The estimated delivery date is just the final date everything will be delivered by for all items, including digital.

Includes:
* Full illustration/CG of whatever you'd like from our Art Director
* Meet up with us at and after a US BTS concert!
* Eat Korean food with us. We're buying!
* Receive a care package with exclusive signed merchandise
* Learn exclusive info at a Q&A!
* Get any item signed by the whole team!
* Take pictures with the team!
* PHASe Operative Kit - Classified: Level 7
* To The Edge of The Sky Digital Soundtrack!
* Receive an all access-pass to TTEOTS premium content in game!
* Receive all (7) promo posters in high-res wallpaper format!
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$1,000 USD + free shipping
Phantom Alpha
  • 1 claimed
  • 2 remaining
Ships Worldwide
Estimated delivery Jun 2018
Here's where you can get custom commissions from the artists and writers! + the next level VIP box!

-TTEOTS Art Commission: Level 3 includes: Commission of you and your TTEOTS bias, full illustration/CG (must be simple).

-TTEOTS Writing Commission: Level 3 includes: 1000 word short story of you and your TTEOTS bias.

Please note that once you have pledged, you can change your tier amount at any time. Additionally, item ship date will be updated after November 11, 2017. The estimated delivery date is just the final date everything will be delivered by for all items, including digital.

Includes:
* TTEOTS Art Commission: Level 3
* TTEOTS Writing Commission: Level 3
* PHASe Operative Kit - Classified: Level 7
* To The Edge of The Sky Digital Soundtrack!
* Receive an all access-pass to TTEOTS premium content in game!
* Receive all (7) promo posters in high-res wallpaper format!
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$2,500 USD + free shipping
KAIROS
  • 0 claimed
  • 5 remaining
Ships Worldwide
Estimated delivery Jun 2018
Everything from the previous tier but now with a commission of anything from the artist and a story of anything to go with it!

Please note that once you have pledged, you can change your tier amount at any time. Additionally, item ship date will be updated after November 11, 2017. The estimated delivery date is just the final date everything will be delivered by for all items, including digital.

Includes:
* Full illustration/CG of whatever you'd like from our Art Director
* 2000+ word story of whatever you'd like from the writers
* Meet up with us at and after a US BTS concert!
* Eat Korean food with us. We're buying!
* Receive a care package with exclusive signed merchandise
* Learn exclusive info at a Q&A!
* Get any item signed by the whole team!
* Take pictures with the team!
* PHASe Operative Kit - Classified: Level 7
* Receive an all access-pass to TTEOTS premium content in game!
* Receive all (7) promo posters in high-res wallpaper format!
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$5,000 USD + free shipping
To the Edge of the Sky
  • 0 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated delivery Jun 2018
Have your sprite/character in the game as a minor character + receive ALL rewards!

Please note that once you have pledged, you can change your tier amount at any time. Additionally, item ship date will be updated after November 11, 2017.

Includes:
* Have your character appear in To the Edge of the Sky!
* Full illustration/CG of whatever you'd like from our Art Director
* 2000+ word story of whatever you'd like from the writers
* Meet up with us at and after a US BTS concert!
* Eat Korean food with us. We're buying!
* Receive a care package with exclusive signed merchandise
* Learn exclusive info at a Q&A!
* Get any item signed by the whole team!
* Take pictures with the team!
* PHASe Operative Kit - Classified: Level 7
* To the Edge of the Sky Hardcover Artbook
* To the Edge of the Sky Hardcover Encyclopedia
* To The Edge of The Sky Digital Soundtrack!
* Receive an all access-pass to TTEOTS premium content in game!
* Receive all (7) promo posters in high-res wallpaper format!
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$300 USD + shipping
Oracle
  • 3 claimed
  • 0 remaining
Ships Worldwide
Estimated delivery Jun 2018
Here's where you can get custom commissions from the artists and writers! + the next level VIP box!

TTEOTS Art Commission: Level 1
- Portrait of you/your original character by our Art Director & Lead Artist

TTEOTS Writing Commission: Level 1 -
Character sheet created by TTEOTS writers of your original character or 500 word drabble about your character.

Please note that once you have pledged, you can change your tier amount at any time. Additionally, item ship date will be updated after November 11, 2017. The estimated delivery date is just the final date everything will be delivered by for all items, including digital.

Includes:
* TTEOTS Art Commission: Level 1
* TTEOTS Writing Commission: Level 1
* PHASe Operative Kit - Classified: Level 5
* To The Edge of The Sky Digital Soundtrack!
* Receive an all access-pass to TTEOTS premium content in game!
* Receive all (7) promo posters in high-res wallpaper format!
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