Veil of Ruin

Backbone — pixel art detective adventure inspired by noir

A project in Vancouver, Canada by EggNut

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Unfold the mysteries of dystopian animal society inhabiting retrofuturistic Vancouver.
Backers: 2362
Average Pledge Per Backer: $40 CAD

Funded: $95,280 CAD of $63,000 CAD
Dates: Apr 27th -> May 27th (30 days)
Project By: EggNut
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Latest News

Voiceover goal reached 7 hours before the end of campaign!

May 27th - via:
We've done it, friends!  Backbone will now feature voiceover. It's very early in the development to determine if it's going to be partial, like in RPGs, or full voiceover like in classic adventures. We've never done it before, so we will have to see... (Read More)

Backbone is coming to Xbox One!

May 25th - via:
Dear friends, we just hit our 3rd stretch goal - can't wait to see Backbone on all consoles! Thank you! A lot of you are asking about physical copies for consoles. Right now we can't promise to have the Switch, PS4 and Xbox physical editions for the... (Read More)

Backbone is coming to Nintendo Switch!

May 25th - via:
Dear friends, Congratulations! Backbone is coming to Nintendo Switch next summer! Thank you so much for supporting us, we can't wait to bring you truly the best detective experience on your favorite platforms. Here are the new stretch goals: Let's... (Read More)

The Art of Backbone

May 25th - via:
Dear friends, With only 48 hours left for this campaign, we'd like to take a moment and show you the art process behind Backbone's visuals. Howard Lotor's bathroom/photoroom - the first shot of the trailer When working on an environment, we always... (Read More)

Backbone is coming to PS4!

May 23rd - via:
Great news, everybody! With funds from Kickstarter and now PayPal, we just achieved our first stretch goal - PS4 port! Congratulations, and let's keep pushing to see Switch and Xbox ports in the next few days. Thank you very much! Love, Eggnut  (Read More)

PayPal now available

May 22nd - via:
Dear friends, After many questions about this, we opened up a new payment option for those who can't use credit cards but still want to support Backbone.  Click here to proceed Just press the PayPal button and pledge the amount for the tier (and... (Read More)

Backbone is funded! 1 week to go!

May 19th - via:
Dear friends, You helped fund Backbone on Kickstarter! Thank you very much for your support and believing in us. We can't even start to imagine how incredibly lucky we are to have this amazing community. There is still one week to go for this... (Read More)

How Backbone Dioramas are made

May 18th - via:
Dear friends, We're now 90% funded - only a little bit is left to reach the main goal, and with 9 more days we have no doubt we'll make it. Thank you very much! We adjusted the primary stretch goals thanks to careful planning, so now porting to all... (Read More)

HUGE rewards and tiers upgrade!

May 15th - via:
Dear friends, We were looking at our rewards the other day and decided to give some of them a boost, so you could get more out of supporting us on Kickstarter, and maybe feel like upgrading your pledge. If you can’t upgrade your pledge right now -... (Read More)

Inspiration behind Backbone

May 14th - via:
Backbone is inspired by film noir, retrofuturism, dystopian fiction, and modern Vancouver. Let's talk about these inspirations and how they'll play out in the final game. Vancouver Half of our team resides in Vancouver, while the other half is super... (Read More)

New reward - Physical copy of Backbone!

May 11th - via:
Dear friends, Great news - we have partnered up with Indiebox to bring you the physical edition of Backbone. It’s a beautiful box that includes a CD with the game + OST, a colorful Guidebook booklet, and a code to download the DRM-free version of... (Read More)

Backbone is a Retrofuturistic Noir Starring a Raccoon Detective

May 11th - via:
Backbone is a pixel art cinematic adventure noir with stealth and action elements. But more importantly, it's a game where you play as a raccoon detective named Howard Lotor. If that doesn't immediately sell you on this game, I don't know what will. (Read More)

65% - Fanart love post!

May 9th - via:
Dear friends, We love raccoons. We also really love your Backbone fanart - it's the craziest feeling ever to see the characters from your brain reinvented by super talented people. Here's us sharing the best ones that are going to be published in... (Read More)

Demo production + New rewards?

May 8th - via:
Dear friends, We're 62% funded and with 19 more days to go! Thank you very much for believing in us and supporting our dream.  "The Animal" tier which included the creation of your own NPC is all gone, so we were thinking abut introducing new... (Read More)

50% there! Thank you!

May 5th - via:
Dear friends, We're halfway there! Halfway more and Backbone will be released in 2019! Thank you so much for your support, please don't stop telling and sharing Backbone to your community, because we're pretty sure if you love detective noir stories... (Read More)

Dystopian mystery game set in Vancouver launches Kickstarter campaign

May 4th - via:
Backbone is a dystopian retrofuturistic anthropomorphic noir mystery game set in Vancouver. The game has been in development for over a year and with such a long-winded and enticing elevator pitch, it (Read More)

Meet the team behind Backbone!

May 2nd - via:
Dear friends, We’re 40% funded! Thank you so much! Let’s try and reach the goal together, so we can open new amazing stretch goals. We personally can’t wait to see Backbone on Switch! Please share the project with your friends, so more people... (Read More)

Backer Poll: new reward tier The Private Eye

May 1st - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

DRM-free Backbone is happening

April 30th - via:
Dear friends, We heard your feedback and we will provide a DRM-free version of Backbone either through GOG or Humble Bundle. We sent applications to both of these platforms, and we will keep you in the loop. If this doesn't work out, we'll create a... (Read More)

1st day is over - 20% funded, Early Bird gone! FAQ is here

April 28th - via:
Dear friends, we thank every and each one of you for supporting our dream. Thank you so much! We are overwhelmed by your love and support already, and it's only been ONE DAY! 28 more to come, what a journey it's going to be. Early Bird tier for the... (Read More)

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