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LIVE on Kickstarter | Café Rouge [Otome, GxB] [Free Online Game w/ In-Game Purchases] - WIP

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Original 2012 game:


New Kickstarter Demo: Available online on CloudNovel | Download PC or Mac here



Isis, your average American teenager, happens upon a part-time job opening at Café Rouge. During the day, it is your normal quaint cafe and bakery. When the night takes over, it is transformed into a five-star restaurant theatre cafe, with live stage performances and first-class customers coming in the middle of the night. 

As Isis delves deeper into this strange cafe, she becomes tangled in the mystery of its haunted world. Will she find friends or foe? Will she follow fate or make her own destiny? Will she find love? 

That's for you to decide...

+ Complex, branching storyline
+ Multiple Ending
+ Change the protagonist's main name
+ 3 Dateable Ikemen (Depending on stretch goals reached on Kickstarter, this may change)
+ Original GUI
+ Original OST

Hello everybody! We're so so excited to tell you guys that Café Rouge is coming back, on CloudNovel, as CloudNovel's first commercial game! That means it will only be available online on the web and on mobile devices, with in-game purchases (there will be no download for PC or Mac). To play the full 8+ hour long game, it'll only cost $2.49 to purchase 1000 CloudPoints (CP OR you can earn points for free per day by sharing Cafe Rouge's official CloudNovel play page on your social media (Twitter, Reddit, etc)! The only thing different is the brand new character art (and slightly rewritten the story to fix all plot holes, THE MYSTERY WILL BE REVEALED FINALLY)!!! The artist who is doing the art for Cafe Rouge has worked for Rejet (creator of Diabolik Lovers) and Otomate (PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC otome games company in Japan)

For those interested, or who don't know Diabolik Lovers or Otomate, they are very popular brand name otome games in Japan. We are PRETTY sure if you are an avid otome games fan, you heard of them. 

So for those who don't know Cafe Rouge, it is an online flash game created back in 2012. Sonya created it back when she was 18 years old, and it grew viral with 1.6 million plays. The video trailer with the original 2012 game is below. She didn't finish telling the story because She grew bored of it back then, but now she's ready to remake Cafe Rouge on CloudNovel, fix all the plotholes by rewriting the story (most of it will be the same) and use brand new art from artists who've worked on professional otome games from Japan. This will be CloudNovel's first commercial game with in-game purchases of 1-5 points cost per choice button. What I'm going to do is make Cafe Rouge up till chapter 3 FREE as a demo, and after chapter 3 it'll cost you points to continue playing the game. Don't worry, if you can't spend money YOU CAN EARN POINTS FOR FREE. A new feature coming soon to CloudNovel is earning free points by sharing CloudNovel visual novels on social media. You will earn 1 point per day for sharing a visual novel on your twitter, Redditt, etc. (That point earned can only be used as in-game purchases on the visual novel you shared).



Characters (Main Character & 3 Dateable Bachelors)









Other Characters










Background Sample








Watch 2012 Video Trailer (Trailer for 2019 will be coming soon!)

Follow us to get the update:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cloudnovel
CloudNovel: https://cloudnovel.net/sonya


Edited by DAX

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Frequently Asked Question:

1. Is buying 1000 CP for $2.49 is enough?
It should be enough for the whole 3 routes of dateable characters.

CloudNovel had undergone a price change recently. The final price of this VN is still unconfirmed.

2. Are there only 3 dateable characters? You have so many gorgeous characters! Can I date with one of the girls? 
For now, there are only 3 dateable characters and all of them are male. However, depending on how well the visual novel does, we may add more routes so it might be possible for you to date the girls too. Therefore, please help us by sharing this visual novel on your social media account.

3. What is the expected release date?

The artists said they may need 8 months to draw all the characters so we may be able to release this somewhere in Winter 2019. Let's pray for this to be a smooth sailing journey!


Edited by DAX

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16 hours ago, MaggieROBOT said:

Oh damn, this art is indeed gorgeous!!!

Best of luck to this project~

Thank you! The artist is someone who has worked with Japanese otome game, Otomate. The one which published visually gorgeous otome visual novels, Amnesia, Diabolik Lovers and a lot more. She has worked with us a few times and we are so excited to have her on board on our visual novel project as well.

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14 hours ago, McDerpingheimer III said:

The art does look terrific, but I would suggest finding an editor for the writing.

The script is finished actually. Now in process of editing and fixing plothole.

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Wow, I always forget to update this thread. 

Anyway this the update. Cafe Rouge is now live on Kickstarter.


We have raised fund to over 300%. We are hoping to get $15,000 to get the fund for new backgrounds (in which, if funded, the game will be expected to release on April 2020. If not, then we will need to wait longer to collect the fund using our own money)


As we are over 300% funded we have achieved several stretch goals and unlocked several additional routes. You may refer at below for our stretch goals.

















As we have unlocked Diane as one of romantic interest, Cafe Rouge is officially an otome AND yuri game.

If you are interested in backing us Kickstarter, please feel free to check out the campaign here: 


I will stop here for now since this is becoming an image wall. Anyway, if there is anyone who has been checking us out, thank you so much for your support. We are hoping to release the game on April 2020 with the new backgrounds (which will be drawn by one of the artists that had worked with the movie, Weathering With You as BG artist. We are so excited when we managed to contact them  ^^) only if the last stretch goal is reached.


The Kickstarter campaign will end on 25th December 2019 so please share this campaign to your friend to make sure we are able to get this game release in its best state as possible!

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