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Earthlock: Festival of Magic

A project in Oslo, Norway by Snowcastle Games

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An original turn-based role-playing game set in a world of machines and magic, a world that stopped spinning thousands of years ago.
Backers: 4506
Average Pledge Per Backer: $40

Funded: $178,193 of $150,000
Dates: Mar 6th -> Apr 11th (36 days)
Project By: Snowcastle Games
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Latest News

Bendik Stang of Snowcastle Games Takes A Turn to Talk About Earthlock: Festival of Magic

August 31st - via:
Earthlock: Festival of Magic was one of those rare Kickstarter projects that immediately grabbed our attention with its strong, colourful art direction, firm sense of genre, and polished gameplay. (Read More)

Here’s what’s happened with Earthlock: Festival of Magic since its Kickstarter campaign

July 10th - via:
It’s been three months since the end of Snowcastle Games’ Kickstarter campaign, where the developer raised $181,739 to create its RPG Earthlock: Festival of Magic. Here’s what it’s done since then. (Read More)

Earthlock: Festival of Magic exceeds $150K Kickstarter goal, details alpha release schedule

April 17th - via:
Earthlock: Festival of Magic, the turn-based, fantasy RPG by Snowcastle Games has exceeded its $150,000 goal on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Reached $170,000 | Physical Art Book & Amon Figure add-ons!

April 10th - via:
We have made it past $172,000 (including PayPal)And we still have nearly 4 hours to go! Can we make it to the next stretch goal?  You all asked for it and we listened: Introducing the Physical Art Book add-on!So many have you have requested this... (Read More)

We reached the goal!

April 10th - via:
To say that we are excited, humbled, relieved, and blissfully happy...honestly, just a wild array of emotions just does not seem adequate. We truly have the best backers in the world - now over 4100 of you! We would say that we are beyond words, but... (Read More)

Turn-based RPG Earthlock: Festival of Magic nears its $150,000 goal with 2 days left

April 9th - via:
Turn-based RPG Earthlock: Festival of Magic is close to its $150,000 goal with only two days remaining. (Read More)

Legend of Amon and 48 HOURS LEFT!

April 8th - via:
48 HOURS LEFT We do not want to jinx it, because this campaign is far from over – but today has performed well above expectations. We have had an incredible turnout today and a great showing of community by our loyal backers. Thank you – each and... (Read More)

Harvesting and kittens!

April 8th - via:
Today we would like to talk a little about our crafting and harvesting system! (We'll get to the kittens further down in the post) We have gone about this the organic way by allowing the player to plant various seeds that will grow into ammunition... (Read More)

Character Design: Ive Lavender

April 6th - via:
Hi Backers! We are truly grateful for your support and encouraging comments. We are now into the final sprint to make this project come true!  When we first started developing the world in Earthlock we knew we wanted to have a strong female main... (Read More)

A Wild JRPG Appears! Earthlock: Festival of Magic

April 3rd - via:
On the PC, we’re well supplied with nostalgia bait and fond memory ruiners. Not a day goes by without a Kickstarter or Greenlight campaign for another slice of the past or up-to-date take on a “classic.” However, the itch I find myself unable to scratch most often is for JRPGs. While a little effort to keep Steam stocked has been made by mega-corp of the genre Square Enix in recent years, it’s hardly as common as I’d wish. Timely over the horizon comes Earthlock: Festival of Magic, seeking its $150,000 fortune. (Read More)

$100K+ and 3000 backers strong, New Tiers, Amon's Brother and a mini interview with 'The Seed'

April 2nd - via:
We have breached $100 000 and 3000 backers! We have said it before but we will say it as long as we can: You backers are amazing! Thank you so much for your continued support, help, and encouragement. We are getting ever closer to the goal and... (Read More)

A Visit to the Dark Side

April 2nd - via:
Nadirian Mining Outpost - click image for desktop background version We wanted to show you some more of Umbra. In the last world update we focused on Zenit, the desert side of the planet. This time around we wanted to show you a couple of pieces of... (Read More)

The joy of turn based combat!

March 27th - via:
Going back to the roots... We wanted to give you all a closer look at the combat systems. In this update we'll detail a little more about how combat works currently and future plans for improvements. Please keep in mind that all of the systems... (Read More)

Kickstart This! The Guinness Aftermath Edition

March 27th - via:
While most of Ireland went about their business as usual on March 17th, many parts of the world decided to paint themselves green and drink several pints of the black stuff to commemorate the man who drove the snakes from the Emerald Isle. It doesn’t matter that these people are not really Irish, that St. Patrick probably didn’t drive out the snakes (as there were no snakes to begin with), or that the saint’s real colour is blue. The true meaning of St. Paddy’s Day is less about the man and his legend, and more about the celebration and enjoyment of life. (Read More)

GDC Update & Earthlock Ninja Force! & AMA still active

March 26th - via:
GDC UpdateWe're back from a great trip to GDC in San Francisco and wanted to share some of the stuff that happened with you all! Frits and I had some great meetings Monday and also popped by the Unity booth to see where we had gotten space to show... (Read More)

IAMA is live.

March 26th - via:
Hey we are doing our AMA as we speak. Come join us, hang out and ask us anything. The more the merrier! Gnart wants you to join our AMA. =)  (Read More)

AMA on Reddit tomorrow March 26th, 5pm EST

March 24th - via:
50% / $75 000  We have hit 50%! This is awesome! Thank you all for your support! We will continue to work as hard as we can to spread the word and get this kickstarter funded. We hope you will help us in this cause. Thank you again everyone!  AMAWe... (Read More)

New Physical USB Add-on and New Reward Tier!

March 20th - via:
We are closing in on 50% of our goal. As a special treat we have added a new awesome add-on which you can choose for your reward. The Spudgun USB Flash Drive! Concept Art, the final design may differ. This is a Custom Rubber USB Flash Drive modeled... (Read More)

Meet Eiko - Our Composer

March 18th - via:
This is Eiko Ishiwata Nichols, the composer for Earthlock. She would like to share with you a little insight into how she creates her music. In these candid photos, she is working on a piece in our new musical style for the game. During the early... (Read More)

Official Earthlock Wiki now on Gamepedia

March 17th - via:
We are super happy to announce our partnership with and the launch of the official Earthlock Wiki! It is open for anyone and everyone to edit and you are all invited to come and contribute. If you're new to wiki editing Gamepedia has a... (Read More)

The Kickstarter Compendium

March 14th - via:
Welcome to the Kickstarter Compendium, a gathering of games and game-related projects that we’ve come across that deserve your attention. The crowd-funding model for video games has resulted in some interesting new game ideas, and new projects are going up on a weekly basis that deserve your attention. (Read More)

New Special Reward! New Add-ons, New Reward Tiers, and GDC as well!

March 13th - via:
New Reward: The Fallen HeroAs a bonus we are introducing a new special reward to everyone who chooses the Art Book tier or higher.  This is a way for you to permanently leave your mark upon the world of Umbra in the Earthlock series. You will get... (Read More)

Festival of Magic Returns

March 13th - via:
Last November the team over at Snowcastle Games launched a Kickstarter campaign for Festival of Magic, a JRPG inspired fantasy game with a number of unique hooks. (Read More)

50K! + Poster reveal

March 12th - via:
We are past $50,000!Wow! We have passed $50,000! That means we are 1/3 of the way to our goal and we still have 29 days to go. We are extremely confident we will get this project to the finish line and beyond. Think of the secret megabosses we might... (Read More)

The World of Umbra - Zenith

March 11th - via:
Creating a world We had a few requirements when we first started working on the layout of Umbra. “Umbra is like most worlds. A world with a mythic and forgotten past. A world soaked in magic, monsters, men and machinery. Of empires in ruins and... (Read More)

$40,000! / $200,000 Grant! / Avatar Icons / FAQ

March 9th - via:
We have passed $40,000 in just 3 days! Thank you so much for believing in us! It really makes all the difference in the world. We are so proud to already have come so far towards the goal of this campaign. When we reach our funding goal we will... (Read More)

[Campaign Review] Earthlock: Festival of Magic

March 8th - via:
Earthlock: Festival of Magic by Snowcastle Games is a turn based RPG game with a traditional battle system, but has unique added mechanics as well. (Read More)

Thankful and happy beyond words!

March 7th - via:
24 hours have passed and we already have over $27k in pledges! This momentum exceeds our wildest expectations and makes us very hopeful for the outcome of this campaign! It’s hard to express our gratitude in words, but rest assured that the whole... (Read More)

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