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Duke Grabowski, Mighty Swashbuckler! Point-and-click fun!

A project in San Francisco, CA by Venture Moon Industries

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Can the roughest pirate in the Azurbbean become a true swashbuckler? Laughs and thrills abound in this point-and-click adventure game!
Backers: 966
Average Pledge Per Backer: $43

Funded: $41,295 of $40,000
Dates: Aug 7th -> Oct 6th (60 days)
Project By: Venture Moon Industries
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Latest News

Duke Grabowski Swashbuckles His Way Episodically

May 4th - via: cliqist.com
Comedy pirate point and click adventure game Duke Grabowski will be episodic and they've snagged Alliance Game Studios as a publisher. (Read More)

FUNDED! You did it!

October 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Congratulations, backers! Grab a mug of grog or root beer and join us in a toast: "To adventure games! And the jolliest backers on Kickstarter!" Here's a terrific drawing by backer Jón Kristinsson, tweeted a few hours ago: Pledges from now on go... (Read More)

98% funded, and a sketch

October 5th - via: kickstarter.com
What a day! 98% funded, more backers, and an epic S.F. Giants win! We are so close we can almost smell the grog. Keep telling your adventure game friends about Duke and we can reach our goal tomorrow! Wouldn't this be a great place to celebrate? It's... (Read More)

Ron likes Duke! 90% funded! Duke walks!

October 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
It's been a great 24 hours! We have two days left and we can make it if we all pull together! New backers are aboard, and many of you raised your pledges, sometimes more than once. Thank you so much! One backer sent this tweet to his 60,000... (Read More)

Sold-out tiers open up, the Ape is named, new pictures, and a Dave Grossman quote!

October 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello backers! Keep that momentum going! We have three days left. We added one more slot to each of our sold-out tiers tonight, so a few lucky backers can still get rewards like a hand-drawn pirate map, a digital portrait, or your 3D likeness in the... (Read More)

Tim Likes Duke! Ogu Raider Madness, and the Brawny Baddie: Papa Mystify.

October 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Duke drinks a lot of milk, about two gallons a day. He credits it for his prodigious size. Howdy Backers!  We are in the final stretch now for sure. Thank you again for all your effort and support. We even got a nice email form Tim Schafer saying... (Read More)

$30,000!!!!!!!! Way To Go!!!

September 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Howdy Loyal Backers!  Thank you so much! We made it over 30k! Yeah! Give yourselves a pat on the back. And thanks to all who upped their pledge and helped spread the word. We can't thank you enough! You rock!  The good folks over at the... (Read More)

The people we've met along the way.

September 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Look at this Duke Grabowski Lego minifig by our backer, Irishmile! Click to see his Kaptain Brawe, Guybrick Threepblock, and more! As Bill said, "That is seriously the coolest thing I've seen in a long time!" More backer support: Sarah Burrough,... (Read More)

Lots and Lots of Stuff, Cameos, and Another contest!

September 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Howdy Loyal Backers,        I'm finally getting to reveal the surprise(s) I mentioned on my last update. First we are excited to announce that MTV's Teen Wolf writer and Lucas Arts alum Alyssa Clark will be writing dialog for Duke! Alyssa has... (Read More)

Rewards and Temptations

September 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Ahoy, me maties! Wishin' ye a fine and prosperous Talk Like a Pirate Day. It's a night for celebration. We added a fresh reward tier for your hard-earned doubloons. An all-digital prize within reach of most sailors: Pledge $65 or more(unlimited... (Read More)

Wrestling with Responsibilty

September 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Backers! Today's update is brief. Bill revealed a new sketch during our live interview with Adventure-Treff on Monday. Some of you pirates may be in the audience! In this ring, Duke will wrestle the character we met in Update #8, "An Office(er)... (Read More)

The Inn With No Name Winner!

September 8th - via: kickstarter.com
We're proud to announce the winner(s) of our Inn with No Name Naming Contest! Irishmile (Been PlunderInn') and Atle Jarnæs Lerøy (Plunderin') We liked the name Plunder Inn so much that we decided to make you both winners. Bill was inspired to... (Read More)

An Office(er) and a Gorilla

September 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Howdy Loyal Backers,        Bill here taking over for Gene on this update. It's a bit of a short one but it has new art! So that should make up for its brevity.      Thank you to everyone who participated in our "Name the Inn With No Name... (Read More)

Dialog for "Duke Grabowski"

September 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
In this 1:50 short, Gene describes some of his adventure game work, and reveals his new writing strategy. Warning: mild profanity. Several backers bumped up their pledges recently, including BigD, Michael Hartmann, Steven Don, Korey Beaver, and... (Read More)

Kickstarter Game Developer Haiku Collection

September 2nd - via: cliqist.com
It’s a bit of a tradition that whenever I interview someone for Cliqist I ask them to put together a brief haiku to describe them, their company, or their game. Since we’re celebrating the one year anniversary of Cliqist this week I figure it would be as good a time as any to look back at some of them. All the haiku’s were written by the person being interviewed, and are listed in the order in which they appeared on the site. Some are great, some not so much, but each is interesting in its own right. (Read More)

The Inn With No Name Contest!

August 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Bill discusses his art process and draws The Inn With No Name during this 2:23 short. What should we name this inn? Any suggestions, readers? It should be something piratey and fun, probably incorporating the word "Inn". Email your ideas to... (Read More)

Bill Tiller Discusses Monkey Island Inspired Adventure, Duke Grabowski

August 28th - via: cliqist.com
We are three experienced game developers and we are making a short graphic adventure comedy. I’m going to guess you are talking to us because the game looks cool and might be a good one. Also we have worked on some popular games like it before, such as Steven Spielberg’s The Dig, Curse of Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine, The Godfather, Force Unleashed 2, A Vampyre Story, Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island, 1954: Alcatraz, and Perils of Man. (Read More)

An Eye for Quality

August 26th - via: kickstarter.com
In this 2:10 short, Jeremiah hints at his mysterious past and reveals his hopes for our game. You'll also see clips from "Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island" and a re-creation of Day One of the Duke Grabowski project. Since we last wrote, Bill sketched... (Read More)

Milestone achieved, Steam, GOG, and more

August 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Today, your pledges raised us past $16,000! That's 40% of our goal. Many thanks, and welcome to our new backers! Per your request, we entered Duke into Steam's Greenlight process. Check out our new trailer here, and please vote "Yes" to help get the... (Read More)

The Gnarly Narwhal

August 13th - via: kickstarter.com
   Thank you to our backers who have been spreading the word about our campaign! We read all of your messages and comments and we're working on following up on your advice.    Let’s talk about the Gnarly Narwhal (or The GN, as the locals call... (Read More)

Kickstarter Week End. What Launched Aug 3 – 9?

August 11th - via: cliqist.com
Every week (starting now at least) we take a brief look at all of the Kickstarter campaigns that launched in the previous week. This isn’t to say that all of these projects are worth your hard earned cash, but with any luck having all of them in one place will make it easier to educate yourself on the projects you’d like to back, and which ones to run from. You’ll find two types of campaigns listed, “featured” and “the rest“. Featured campaigns are those that contain a significant amount of game information, are from known developers, or are significant in some other way. The rest of the games are usually smaller campaigns that are lacking in information, are from unknowns, have unanswered questions, or have not yet stood out for one reason or another. (Read More)

The Basic Story

August 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings to all our Backers (and hopefully future backers),     I want to give you all a bit more information about the story and character of Duke Grabowski, Mighty Swashbuckler! The story is really about peer pressure, the dangers of following... (Read More)

Bill Tiller’s Duke Grabowski, Mighty Swashbuckler! sets sail on Kickstarter

August 8th - via: adventuregamers.com
Bill Tiller clearly has a fondness for pirates. But you can't argue with the man's success, as his credits include The Curse of Monkey Island and Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island. Now the acclaimed artist/designer is heading back to the high seas with a brand new adventure, Duke Grabowski, Mighty Swashbuckler!, currently raising funds through Kickstarter. (Read More)

What is in a name?

August 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi All!       I grew up -until I was about fifteen- in the Chicago area. When I was nine my mom had married my step father and he and I didn't have much in common - I was a trouble-making hyper-creative kid, he was a no-nonsense business exec and... (Read More)

Monkey Island Vet Heads Back to Adventuring on Kickstarter

August 7th - via: cliqist.com
It’s pretty much the law that as a PC gamer you must look back at the extensive library of LucasArts adventure games with fond memories. Even if you never played a minute of Grim Fandango, Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion, or any of the others; it is expected that somewhere deep in your soul you acknowledge the greatness of the LucasArts adventure titles. With those fond memories (whether or not they’re yours doesn’t matter) comes the desire to re-live those golden days of disk swapping, pc speaker booping, and absurd item collecting. Thankfully, one of the core values of Kickstarter as a company is to help recreate that gaming golden age for the modern generation; or so it seems. (Read More)

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