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Vidar - An RPG Puzzler Where Everyone Dies

A project in New York, NY by Dean Razavi

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A despairing RPG-Puzzler set in a town on the brink. \nRandom storytelling. Random puzzles. Constant loss.
Backers: 467
Average Pledge Per Backer: $42

Funded: $19,530 of $18,000
Dates: Jan 11th -> Feb 26th (47 days)
Project By: Dean Razavi
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Uh, hey guys

February 25th - via:
Not sure if you noticed but, uh. We made it.  We've still got two days left, so let's get some awesome stretch goals going!!  The first goal will enable New Game+ mode, which will unlock once you beat the game once. In this mode, you'll be given... (Read More)

7% left, and Our Last Roundup

February 23rd - via:
Hey Kickstarters! This party ends in 120 hours, after that the show's over. We're 93% of the way there - just 7% left to go, y'all are really good at making things dramatic. Please continue to tell your friends about the project, and consider upping... (Read More)

Linux Demo, Subreddit

February 20th - via:
Hey Kickstarters!  The campaign has just 6 days left! We’re entering the home stretch with just 15% left, but I’d hate to leave some of the stretch goals planned on the table. Encourage your friends to come support us so we can push to make... (Read More)

Inheritance, and a New Track

February 17th - via:
Hey Kickstarters!  We’re well into 14k now,with just 9 days left in the campaign. Kicktraq keeps fluctuating its projections right around the goal line. We have one more demo night coming up. In short, we’re in the home stretch, and I don’t... (Read More)

The Mac Demo

February 14th - via:
Hey Kickstarters! Our last video for the week comes from Tess Baines, the voice actress behind Vidar's trailer video and demo. You'll definitely get to hear more of her in the full game, too, as she voices the merchants' daughter Cecilia.  You'll... (Read More)

Announcing the Twins' Sprite

February 12th - via:
Hey Kickstarters! We're over 70% of the way backed! Keep spreading the word :) Over the past few weeks we held a vote to determine which sprite we'll use in-game for a villager, and here's your winner!  What's even more exciting is that the sprite... (Read More)

Backers Only: Vidar is now on Mac

February 10th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

A Wild Composer Appears

February 10th - via:
Hey Kickstarters! First things first, we passed the $12k mark which means we are 2/3 backed! So awesome, seriously guys and gals, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all this support. We've got 16 days to get that last third, so keep telling... (Read More)

Twitch Stream Tomorrow, Plus an Artist Shoutout

February 7th - via:
Hey Kickstarters! You've seen my face on enough interviews and things like that, but there's more to Vidar than just me. Our artist Becca Bair wanted to stop by and say thanks to all our backers and to celebrate almost reaching $12k! You'll need an... (Read More)

Over 10K backed + The Official Vidar Wiki

February 4th - via:
Hey Kickstarters! What a roller coaster day yesterday was. We blasted through 50% funded and I avoided making an Over 9000 joke. And it's a good thing, because then we pushed through $10,000 backed!! Thank you all for backing us, and keep reminding... (Read More)

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh we're halfway there!

February 2nd - via:
We're officially halfway backed! Everyone have a celebratory dance-in-your-chair party right now.  At MAGFest, I chatted with the guys over at Indie Game Riot about replayability, emotional connections with in-game characters, inspiration, and how... (Read More)

The Vidar Wiki, and Dorottya the Blacksmith

February 2nd - via:
Hey Kickstarters! We're so close to 50% backed we can taste it, and right on schedule - we're pretty close to the halfway mark in our 45-day campaign as well. Grab some friends and tell them to back the game. All we need is a second half as... (Read More)

Everyone Will Die in Upcoming RPG ‘Vidar’

February 2nd - via:
A new RPG is making the rounds on Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight called Vidar. Described as the RPG where everyone dies, Vidar is a sprite-based puzzle RPG with a brooding visual style aesthetic. (Read More)

So Much Twitch

January 30th - via:
Hey backers! Yesterday we got to share Vidar with a whole host of people.  Twitch With G33k Grrl Anna Eve CailFirst up, Anna Eve Cail of G33k Grrly Gaming streamed Vidar live on Twitch to hundreds of viewers. Adrian and Dean hung out in chat to... (Read More)

Vote to Choose a Sprite for Vidar (plus a new demo, videos, and more)

January 27th - via:
Hey Kickstarters! Although we're still in MAGFest recovery mode, there's too much to do to rest! Lots of fun stuff to talk about, including demo updates, let's plays, and a poll!... (Read More)


January 27th - via:
The knowledge of an approaching death is one concern that unites all of mankind. What do we do with it? Why does the thought of death tend to depress us? Video game developer Dean Razavi put his talents into action in order to explore these questions in his new RPG Puzzler, Vidar. (Read More)

MAGFest Round 2

January 26th - via:
Hey Kickstarters! We're so close to 40% we can taste it. All told after MAGFest we're well on our way to our goal, but we need you to tell your friends and family about the project. We're less than $100 bucks away from that nice round 40% number, so... (Read More)

MAGFest 13

January 23rd - via:
Hey Kickstarters! We just wrapped up day 1 of MAGFest and had an absolute blast - first, thanks to all of our new backers we met here! We got a few pictures from today's MAGFestivities:  But here's my most favorite picture of all, the laptop we've... (Read More)

Preview: Vidar

January 22nd - via:
One of the most intriguing elements of the SNES classic Chrono Trigger was how the character’s good intentions led to dire ramifications and more perilous adventures. With a similar aesthetic and theme, Vidar, from developer Dean Razavi, hopes to bring a branching, consequential plot to the forefront through rogue-like elements. (Read More)

New Double Pack Available as Reward Tier

January 21st - via:
Hey Kickstarters! To celebrate our upcoming showcase at MAGFest, today we added a new reward tier inspired by the twin sisters of Vidar, Rebeka and Janika. For $30, backers can get 2 early copies of Vidar, beta access, and the RPG issue of RETRO... (Read More)

Vidar, a game of death, storytelling, and puzzles

January 20th - via:
Vidar is an RPG puzzler that has elements of random storytelling and plenty of classic puzzles. (Read More)

Higher Resolution is here - download the new demo now!

January 19th - via:
No More Black Box!We've gotten a ton of great feedback about Vidar, and one of the biggest requests is a higher resolution option. We hear you, so today we're super excited to share with you a new build of the demo which includes higher resolution... (Read More)

100 Backers!

January 18th - via:
Just wanted to say thank you to all our backers, we're now 15% of the way there with 39 days still left in the campaign! Make sure to tell your friends. Get them to play the demo, and tell them about all of the possibilities!   (Read More)

Can RPG Vidar make death relevant?

January 15th - via:
Vidar creator Dean Razavi explains his game’s conceit in his Kickstarer video (note that the Kickstarter funds will go almost entirely to artwork). Power through the relatively generic trailer to hear Razavi explain how Vidar handles death and why it matters. (Read More)

Pictures from The Sheep's Meow Arcade Night

January 14th - via:
Hey Kickstarters! Last night we had the phenomenal opportunity to demo Vidar to hundreds of enthusiastic players in NYC! About 50 games set up in Microsoft's midtown office for a few hours, and played some really fun and unique games.   Holy cow... (Read More)

A look at Vidar's "Town Events"

January 13th - via:
Hi Kickstarters! We're past the $2,000 mark which is really exciting, 1/9th of the way there with over a month in the campaign to go. Today I wanted to talk about one of my favorite features in Vidar, the Town Event. Town Events have the potential... (Read More)

Day 1 Coverage

January 12th - via:
Holy wow, we already broke $1k in the first day! You guys are amazing, seriously - thanks so much for the support! Vidar made some headlines today. Here's a sampling of what the press had to say:  But wait there's more! Back in September, Vidar had... (Read More)

Death is Inevitable in Tragic RPG Vidar

January 12th - via:
Vidar is a unique 16 bit style RPG that's now funding on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Kickstarter Corner: Prevent the Death of a Town in ‘Vidar’

January 12th - via:
In Vidar, you play as a stranger who has entered a town that’s seeing its population dwindle one by one. (Read More)

Twelve winters of grief: Vidar is a puzzler/RPG inspired by Beowulf

January 12th - via:
Sorrow heaps at the doors of Vidar, where "the only certainty is that everyone will die." (Read More)

Kickstarter Watch: Vidar

January 12th - via:
Vidar’s Kickstarter launched last night, and brought without all sorts of information about this doomed town. (Read More)

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