Unwritten: That Which Happened

A project in Austin, TX by Roxlou Games

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Permanent decisions and infinite variety. Create a nomadic tribe and guide them across a randomly generated tundra to meet its God.
Backers: 2212
Average Pledge Per Backer: $35

Funded: $78,017 of $75,000
Dates: Jan 14th -> Feb 13th (30 days)
Project By: Roxlou Games
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Latest News

Kickstarter MIA: What Happened to Unwritten?

December 9th - via:
Unwritten Passage, or Unwritten: That Which Happened is a Kickstarter funded strategy game that's gone MIA. So what happened to the Unwritten Kickstarter? (Read More)

Unwritten Passage Project Falters after Kickstarter Success

January 6th - via:
The developer of Unwritten Passage says personal problems and an inadequate budget have left the project stuck in limbo. (Read More)

Unwritten Passage: One Month and Counting!

March 30th - via:
The end of March closes out the first month of production on Unwritten Passage, the weird procedural strategy game made possible by our many crowd-funding supporters. It's an exciting time, but also one of hard work. It was mainly a month of... (Read More)

A New Name, Rewards, and Getting Started

March 8th - via:
Hey All, We're coming to the end of our first week of full production, and it feels great! We'll keep you updated as we get stuff that's worth showing, but in the meantime we have a few bits of project news and business. Reward Surveys If you're a... (Read More)

Continue Backing "Unwritten Passage" at

March 8th - via:
Thanks to the suggestions of a handful of helpful backers, we've finally put up many of the Kickstarter rewards from the campaign on our website. These are the same rewards and add-ons we offered during our campaign, minus a few we couldn't continue... (Read More)

Trademark Technicalities and a New Name for "Unwritten"

February 21st - via:
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Flac File Download Fixed

February 18th - via:
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"Tribal Visions" Download, Forum Access, and Just a Bit More Housekeeping

February 18th - via:
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Kickstarter Katchup

February 17th - via:
Two contrasting success stories this week. Dreamfall Chapters didn’t need a full week to reach its target and come the morning, the first stretch goal will almost certainly have been reached, adding Mac and Linux support. Unwritten needed almost every second to reach its goal but did cross the finishing line with a tremendous amount of support in its final days. (Read More)

Tying Up Kickstarter Loose Ends and Rewards

February 14th - via:
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The End of a Campaign and the Start of a New Game

February 13th - via:
Well that's it! Just a short update because it's the end of a long (but awesome) day and we're all totally drained. When we started talking about making Unwritten we knew we wanted to make a game for people that wanted something different. However,... (Read More)

Unwritten: That Which Will Now Happen!

February 12th - via:
We borrowed the title from a clever tweet by @kris_cov. Well "stole" more than "borrowed" because we won't be giving it back. We hit our funding goal! Thank you all so much for your support, whether you're a newcomer or a backer since the very... (Read More)

The Team of Unwritten, 12 Final Hours, and a Bunch of Indie Games

February 11th - via:
In case you missed it in our previous updates, the whole Unwritten team will be playing 14 hours of indie games tomorrow and live-tweeting the results! Check out the details here on our website.  (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup – 10th February 2013

February 10th - via:
In terms of anticipation and dollars pledged, this has been the week of Dreamfall Chapters but you already knew about that one, right? The Katchup concerns itself with all Kreatures, great and small, and there are plenty of newcomers this week, including Tom Hall’s keen platforming tools, Projects Awakened and Cornerstone, the mad and possibly brilliant Ritual Dementia and gorgeous light-speed drifter, Race The Sun. Some projects are teetering on the brink of failure but, as we have seen with the adventure game in the past, any news reports of Kickstarter’s death are entirely premature. (Read More)

'Unwritten: That Which Happened' Reaches Its Last Hours On Kickstarter

February 10th - via:
A nomadic tribe, randomly generated maps, permadeath and a unique emphasis on storytelling comprise Unwritten, an indie strategy game nearing its Kickstarter finish line. (Read More)

This Game Wants You to Take Your People to Meet a God [video]

February 6th - via:
What if going to church was an epic quest, filled with hazards and gut-wrenching decisions that affected the people you loved? You'd think pretty seriously about your choices, wouldn't you? (Read More)

The Telling Of Tales: Unwritten Interview

February 5th - via:
You may know that Joe Houston worked on Dishonored, or you may remember his considered and compelling words on violence in games, but not enough people seem to know about Unwritten: That Which Happened, the game in development at Joe’s new independent studio, Roxlou Games. Unwritten is one of the most intriguing in the crop of turn-based titles moving through the crowd-funding space, with a focus that lies as much on narrative as combat and tactics. It’ll need a strong final week to reach its $75,000 goal. I spoke to Joe to find out more about the game, going indie and storytelling. (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup – 3rd February 2013

February 3rd - via:
It has been a week of travel, talk and teamwork for me, as I visited the Paradox Convention, met good people and then cursed loudly as they defeated me in everything from The Showdown Effect to Europa Universalis IV. (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup

January 27th - via:
This week, spaceships are constructed, nobody loses and the Katchup features an open source 3D engine Linux port, which certainly sounds like the sort of thing that should be happening but also makes me realise how little I know about the availability of engine licenses and the complexities of game development. Maybe I’ll ask Jim to teach me, although I reckon most of his input on Sir, You Are Being Hunted involves polite requests for ‘more robots and tea’. (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup

January 20th - via:
It’s taken me longer than I’d hoped, but I’ve finally managed to exorcise the last spirits of 2012 from the Kickstarter Katchup and the 2013 instalments can now begin. The extended break has left us with a lot to katch up on so there will be a lot of winners and losers this week, covering many of the games in the last Katchup. I’m not going to list every game that failed to reach its target but all the winners will be there, as well as any that are of particular interest or have detailed plans for the future. (Read More)

Unwritten: That Which Happened has shadow puppets and Mongolian throat-singing - Indie

January 14th - via:
A lot Kickstarters offer a return to something that used to be a feature of gaming culture but, for whatever reason, dropped out of favour with developers/publishers. Unwritten also returns to something that we don't see a great deal of but it goes further back than early games: it's a game which is modelled on the tradition of oral storytelling.It also has shadow puppets. (Read More)

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