Darwin's Journey

Civitas Nihilium® - Featuring unique immersive soundtrack

A project in London, UK by James Bradley

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A solo player, tabletop game with deck building, dice rolling & resource management. Set within a rich cyberpunk universe.
Backers: 336
Average Pledge Per Backer: £86

Funded: £28,925 of £23,000
Dates: Feb 28th -> Mar 30th (30 days)
Project By: James Bradley
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Latest News

30 Hours Left! TTT Competition and MORE!

March 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey team, We are just a little over 30 hours left with around £1000 to push before we reach our next stretch goal. It has been a brilliant journey and I am sure that this final day ahead will bode as positively as the 29 before it!  Thank you so... (Read More)

TTT: New upgrade card to build! 26th March

March 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Every Tuesday and Thursday we will be presenting an upgrade card that we would love for you to build with us...  8 tiny robots. Powered by Ion, motorised by high-traction drive tracks at their feet. These could be automated into one particular... (Read More)

Civitas Nihilium featured in the Retro Hour Podcast!

March 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning everyone. Last week I did an interview with my hero's Dan Wood and Ravi Abbot from excellent podcast: The Retro Hour. It aired yesterday and could perhaps be something to enjoy while sipping your morning coffee! It's me talking about... (Read More)

Playtest Instructions and Game Manual Shared

March 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, I have had a few requests over the last 24hrs to share the manual for the game. So, here is the link our playtesters worked through at the last test we did at MagicMadHouse in Hackney just before the KS went live... Our development... (Read More)

1st Stretch Goal UNLOCKED!

March 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
A deeper look into the Civitas Nihilium map. Initially my base game idea for the map consisted of sectors within the world with an additional grid system and positioned key areas highlighted. But now with this stretch goal I will have the time and... (Read More)

TTT: New upgrade card to build! 21st March

March 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Every Tuesday and Thursday we will be presenting an upgrade card that we would love for you to build with us...  You guessed it. IT'S A GUN. I am limiting the usage of this upgrade when dealing with engagement trials on witness and encounter cards... (Read More)

TTT: New upgrade card to build! 19th March

March 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Every Tuesday and Thursday we will be presenting an upgrade card that we would love for you to build with us...  This is a more detailed and intricate upgrade, because it is actually fairly small. Measuring around 4.5cm (1.8"") in length and just... (Read More)

We were live! A deeper look into the rules and structure of CN.

March 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Check out the recording of this mornings stream... Watch our replay here : CN RULES The areas of discussion we covered... Fortnightly updates via live streaming (what platform should I use? Defo NOT KS LIVE) Parameters for the TTT Competition upgrade... (Read More)

Soundtrack Teaser: David of the Duronic Brotherhood's Introduction

March 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Civitas Nihilium Playalongside Soundtrack (unmastered teaser) The introduction of the one of the first cults to enter Civitas Nihilium: The Duronic Brotherhood. Have a wonderful Friday night everyone! James :)  (Read More)

The Locations of CN

March 15th - via: kickstarter.com
 Hey team, I have been receiving a lot of messages double checking results of the location competition. So just to make sure that everything is clean and concise, the following is the finalised list I have.  As you can see from the list there are... (Read More)

TTT: New Upgrade Card to Build!

March 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Every Tuesday and Thursday we will be presenting an upgrade card that we would love for you build with us...  This little guy is a small mechanised robotic companion. That may be attached to either you or your rookie. Two arms, two legs and a... (Read More)

The 10 Disks

March 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Team, I received confirmation this morning that the 10 disks are ready to be sent. The following was emailed to me by someone calling themselves: T2357111317192329 It's a wav file along with another bunch of mumbled text/code stuff I don't... (Read More)

We did it!! & Tuesday Thursday Technology Competition: Build an upgrade card!

March 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey team! What can I say? Wow wee flipping awesome sauce with gravy and gratitude!! WE HIT OUR FUNDING GOAL!! I am beyond excited for this next chapter to begin: finalising the game elements, finishing the soundtrack and bringing it all together.... (Read More)

Monday Kickstarter Recommendations

March 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey team, We are nearly there and it's starting to get very exciting indeed!  Tomorrows update will be the start of a new competition connected to the upgrades within CN, be sure to check it out. Today I wanted to bring to your attention a few... (Read More)

The Future (& Competition winners)

March 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi guys, Honestly, I can't say thank you enough! Since we went live with the play-through/Q&A we have had such encouraging responses, it is great to see so many people excited about the project as I am. We announced yesterday three huge... (Read More)

We were LIVE!!!!

March 9th - via: kickstarter.com
An introduction with some exciting news, followed by a fun play-through of the game...  https://live.kickstarter.com/james-bradley/live/spoiler-free-playthrough-and-q-and-a Hey everyone, here is the link to our live stream that was recorded earlier... (Read More)

Two HUGE Announcements: Tomorrow 2.30pm

March 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Join us tomorrow! Team, We have two massive announcements tomorrow that will effect every single person who has purchased at least a base game copy of the game. We are so excited, literally bursting to tell you! Also we will be running a competition... (Read More)

Sign-up for our Kickstarter Live stream this Saturday

March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Claire Richardson and James Bradley will be streaming live this Saturday from 2.30pm GMT. Join us for our Kickstarter Live this Saturday. We will be running through A SPOILER FREE version of the game, and answering any of your questions regarding... (Read More)

A very strange delivery this morning...

March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
So, another orange floppy disk arrived today, addressed to me from North Vancouver!?   I have spent most of the morning trying to figure out what's on it. I used my Amiga, but that didn't work. After an age of trying to remember what I did to read... (Read More)

You are invited to our location competition!

March 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Go beyond the legacy and have a sector named by you that gets printed into every physical copy of Civitas Nihilium! We have only had a few submissions so far, there are lots of locations to be named  As a huge thank you to everyone who has backed... (Read More)

BACKERS ONLY. You are invited to our location competition!

March 5th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

A little music taster of 8bit morphing into 64bit

March 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend.  Who remembers 8Bit music?  I wanted to share with you the 40sec track that is given a little bit of time, during the disk accessing introduction, in our main video. The track is very... (Read More)

Just over 80%! We're nearly there!

March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Guys, Things are getting exciting as we look to the week ahead.  THE HUNT CONTINUES... So far, I have been astonished by the work some of you awesome people have been putting in to get the word out there about the game. The internet is really... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Unlocked!

March 1st - via: kickstarter.com
SPECIAL TRANSPORT UPGRADE A huge congratulations to one of our Community members for solving the puzzle that has now unlocked our stretch goal ladder! Jojo take a bow! We have updated the page with the deets, but in case you wanted quick reference... (Read More)

Stretch Goals, Disks & You

March 1st - via: kickstarter.com
OVER HALF WAY THERE! Team, Firstly, I wanted to thank you all for supporting this project. Along with your patience in me, as I tackled the weird rules surrounding pledges. It has been a huge learning curve, and your support has been ace, thank you,... (Read More)

Instructions added!

February 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi guys, so pleased with this first day! Just so you are aware I have added some extra instructions on how the game is played. Please take a look and remember to add any comments. I will endeavour to get a gameplay video up in the next couple of... (Read More)

Update to the pledges, additional Lore PDF added to all pledges from level up!

February 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi guys, A great start this morning to the launch. In my infinite naivety to KS I didn't add the Lore PDF to every pledge, this has now been changed, however due to the fact that pledges have been made, I am unable to edit the actual pledge details... (Read More)

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