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Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians

A project in Carlsbad, CA by Playdek

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A rich, diverse Tactical RPG, envisioned by the master of the genre Yasumi Matsuno, Playdek, and you, the fans!
Backers: 15822
Average Pledge Per Backer: $42

Funded: $660,086 of $600,000
Dates: Jan 14th -> Feb 14th (32 days)
Project By: Playdek
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Latest News

Kickstarter cautionary tale 'Unsung Story' hits Steam early access tomorrow

December 16th - via:
One of the most infamous games in Kickstarter history has something approaching a release date. After more than six years, a change of developers and too many twists and turns to count, Unsung Story is coming to Steam early access on December 17th. Along with fellow tactical RPG Project Phoenix, Unsung Story is one of those Kickstarter horror stories highlighting how awry game development can go, particularly when crowdfunding is involved. (Read More)

October 4th - via:
The game is finally set to come out soon. What can players and backers expect? (Read More)

Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

October 1st - via:
Today's Kickstarter update brings both good and bad news to backers and those who have kept an eye on the project. (Read More)

Kickstarter disaster Unsung Story has been sold to the developer of Barbie & Her Sisters Puppy Rescue

August 1st - via:
Oh, Unsung Story. You poor, poor mess of a Kickstarter project (Read More)

Kickstarter Backers Are Not Reacting Well To Unsung Story

December 25th - via:
On Friday night at around 10pm ET (Read More)

What's Up With Unsung Story? Yup, Still SNAFU

July 15th - via:
Unsung story: Tale of the Guardians, developed by Playdek, plans to release their beta update timeline in August. The game was funded via Kickstarter. (Read More)

Final Fantasy Tactics director's studio considering refunds for mismanaged Kickstarter project

February 28th - via:
As a company, we wouldn't want to hold anyone hostage so to speak to a project that they have lost faith in. (Read More)

Development Of Unsung Story Has Been Put On Hold

February 8th - via:
Playdek recently lost "a few key staff members" on the upcoming strategy-RPG. (Read More)

Final Fantasy Tactics director's Unsung Story placed on indefinite hold

February 7th - via:
This isn't a permanent goodbye. Playdek is still seeking outside development help. (Read More)

Unsung Story Is A $660,000 Kickstarter Disaster

September 23rd - via:
In January of 2014, a company called Playdek launched a Kickstarter promising a spiritual successor to one of my favorite games, Final Fantasy Tactics. It made $660,126. I really wish I hadn’t backed it. (Read More)

Kickstarter Backers Unhappy With New Direction of Unsung Story

September 22nd - via:
Spiritual successor to Final Fantasy Tactics may not be much of a spiritual successor after all. (Read More)

Unsung Story shows off screenshots on 1 year anniversary

February 23rd - via:
With all the high profile Kickstarter busts as of late, I would be lying if I wasn't worried about a few of the projects I've backed. (Read More)

Gold Rush: The race for crowdfunding dollars and the squeeze on smaller game developers

March 4th - via:
Kickstarter is fast becoming a mainstream funding source for big video game projects. But this trend could be hurting smaller developers as they fight for attention and backers on the biggest crowdfunding site. (Read More)

Unsung Story dev offers Kickstarter rewards via PayPal

February 22nd - via:
Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians' Kickstarter campaign wrapped up earlier this month, but those interested in donating can still do so for rewards through PayPal, developer Playdek recently announced. (Read More)

Crowdfunding Comment – Unsung Story

February 17th - via:
Stephanie Woor critiques the Unsung Story Kickstarter pitch from Playdek & Yasumi Matsuno & suggests why, it only narrowly reached its goal after a strong start. (Read More)

Unsung Story Kickstarter ends, stretch goals for PS4, Vita, 3DS not met

February 15th - via:
Unsung Story’s Kickstarter campaign has ended, with $660,126 pledged by 15,824 backers. The project was funded successfully yesterday, but fell short of its first stretch goal, $750,000, which would have added Alexander O. Smith and Joseph Reeder to the project. (Read More)

Unsung Story funded, but falls short of stretch goals

February 15th - via:
RPG from Playdek, Final Fantasy vets raises over $600,000 (Read More)

Make Sure to Grab any Additional Items Now!

February 14th - via:
Hello everyone! Thank you again! With your support we were able to reach our goal with time to spare! You guys have given us the best Valentine's Day gift possible! This is just the beginning and we can't wait to share this great adventure with you... (Read More)

Unsung Story Kickstarter Reaches Its Goal

February 14th - via:
The strategy RPG has pushed past its goal with less than 24 hours to go. (Read More)

Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians funded on Kickstarter, but won’t hit 3DS stretch goal

February 14th - via:
With less than a day to go in its campaign, Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians has been funded on Kickstarter. Total funds on the site have exceeded $600,000. (Read More)

Thank you everyone! We did it!

February 13th - via:
Hello everyone! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!We reached our goal today! This has been an incredible journey and without all of you this wouldn’t be possible, so thank you!!! You guys are the best and we are so grateful to have you with us on the... (Read More)

Kickstarter Edition Character Art, Tshirt Art, and Add-on Update

February 13th - via:
Hello everyone! You guys are amazing and all of the support you have shown us throughout this campaign has been appreciated by every single one of us involved in this project! We wouldn’t be this close to our goal without all of you and for that... (Read More)

The Kickstarter Compendium

February 13th - 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. The only problem is keeping track of it all – what’s worth watching, and what are these different projects about? (Read More)

Game Play and Environment Concept Pieces

February 12th - via:
Hello everyone! We hope you all are having a great day today! Thank you so much for all of your support. We couldn’t have asked for a greater community to team up with for this project! With only a few days left we are so close to our goal, thanks... (Read More)

Backer Reward Update and New Digital Add-Ons

February 12th - via:
Hello everyone! Thank you for all the comments from last night’s update! We have been reading everything you have been posting and have decided to make the following changes to some of the reward tiers and to the add-on list! First however, we... (Read More)

Final Fantasy Tactics Successor Has yet to Reach Kickstarter Goal [Video]

February 12th - via:
Final Fantasy VII stole the spotlight in the 90′s for many growing up. As a result, Final Fantasy Tactics was left hidden in a shadow unexplored by most casual gamers. Those dedicated strategy and Final Fantasy fans ventured into the less explored shadows to discover the wonderful world within Final Fantasy Tactics. It was a game that did a lot for the genre and for is remembered as such today. Yasumi Matsuno, creator of Final Fantasy Tactics, is working on a successor that has yet to reach its kickstarter goal, Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians. (Read More)

Composer Hitoshi Sakimoto Joins Unsung Story: Tale Of The Guardians Team

February 12th - via:
According to an update to the Kickstarter page for Unsung Story: Tale Of The Guardians, Hitoshi Sakimoto is joining the team as a composer. If you don’t know Hitoshi Sakimoto you may recognize his work as he is most known for his work with Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy 12. (Read More)

Backer Reward Tiers - $165 Tiers Explained

February 11th - via:
Hello everyone! We have had a few questions come in about out backer reward tiers; especially with the $165 tiers and what they entail. We made this video as a quick overview of the different reward tiers and it will go through each of the items you... (Read More)

Class System Overview

February 11th - via:
Hello everyone! In this update we wanted to share with you some more details about the class system overview. We have seen a few questions posted regarding the information we have shared with you in previous updates so for now we want to take some... (Read More)

Hitoshi Sakimoto joins the team and UStream with Joel Goodman

February 10th - via:
Hello everyone! Today we have some great news to share with everyone! We have been able to confirm that Hitoshi Sakimoto will be joining the core team along Yasumi Matsuno, Akihiko Yoshida, and everyone here at Playdek to work on Unsung Story: Tale... (Read More)

Unsung Story will take players on a trip through time

February 10th - via:
Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians, the upcoming tactical role-playing game, won't offer random battles because the player will choose from groups of historical battles, developer Yasumi Matsuno explained in a Kickstarter update yesterday. (Read More)

More Game Play Insight from the Questions You Asked

February 9th - via:
Hello everyone! Below are some answers to your questions. Note that this is all based on my original iOS/Android game design, so the ideas here are coming to the game whether or not the Playdek Kickstarter is successful. Thanks! -Matsuno  Q: “Will... (Read More)

AMA with Playdek’s Chief Technology Officer

February 7th - via:
Hello everyone! We hope you all had a great week and are preparing for a fantastic weekend up ahead! In today’s update we wanted to share with you the AMA with Gary Weis, Playdek’s Chief Technology Officer. He had a great time answering all of... (Read More)

A Visual Look from a Game Play Perspective

February 6th - via:
Hello everyone! Tonight we are sharing with you the first part in a series of updates that will expand on the game play mechanics for Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians. Again it is important to note that these details are all preliminary and may be... (Read More)

Kickstarter Picks - February Edition

February 4th - via:
Man’s fascination with robots has been around since the early 1930’s. Since then it has expanded from the simple notion of humanoid robots. The biggest craze as of late has been man-controlled robots, or “Mechas”. These mechas have grown popular in Japan thanks to the Gundam franchise and in the US thanks to Chromehounds, Hawken, and others. M.A.V. (Modular Assault Vehicle) is being created by Chad Mauldin, a veteran of the gaming industry who has worked on Fear 3, Borderlands 2, and more. (Read More)

Unsung Story will be a string of episodes with focus on multiple heroes

February 3rd - via:
Tactical role-playing game Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians will launch as a string of episodes focused around a core group of characters rather than a single main protagonist, designer Yasumi Matsuno stated in a post on the game's Kickstarter campaign page. (Read More)

Detailed Design Insight from Yasumi Matsuno

January 31st - via:
Hello everyone! Without further ado, today's big update is a detailed design insight of the game from Yasumi Matsuno. _____________________________________________ Q: What kind of game is Unsung Story? What genre is it? A: Like other titles I’ve... (Read More)

First episode of Community Corner is now up!

January 30th - via:
Hello everyone! This week we have been taking questions from you, our fans, on Reddit about Unsung Story. This morning we pulled the top 11 questions with the most votes and answered those questions in our first episode of Community Corner with our... (Read More)

Akihiko Yoshida, Story Excerpt from Yasumi Matsuno, and New Character Classes Revealed!

January 28th - via:
Hello everyone! Boy, are we excited for this update! We have two new classes to share with everyone, some equipment and profession information, and even an excerpt from the story of Rasfalia written by Yasumi Matsuno for Unsung Story: Tale of the... (Read More)

Final Fantasy character designer joins Unsung Story team

January 28th - via:
Former Square Enix character designer Akihiko Yoshida has joined the team for tactical role-playing game Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians, Playdek announced today via its Kickstarter. (Read More)

A message from Yasumi Matsuno, Q&A Sessions, and MORE!

January 27th - via:
Hello everyone! Thank you so much for all of your continued support! We have some really great updates ready for you guys all week long covering game play concepts, story and more character classes to name a few, so stay tuned! In order to show his... (Read More)

Thank You All for Your Support Thus Far

January 22nd - via:
Hello everyone! Thank you all so much for your continued support and for your all of your great suggestions and comments! We are so close to reaching our base campaign and we are super excited to have all of you on board through this amazing... (Read More)

Updated Stretch Goals, PS4 Added, and a message from Hitoshi Sakimot

January 21st - via:
Thank you for your patience while we pieced together this massive update!  You guys have been the best fans anyone could have asked for and we are so grateful to have such a passionate bunch of people backing this amazing project! When we first... (Read More)

"Final Fantasy Tactics" Creator Wants To Do Spiritual Successor

January 18th - via:
Yasumi Matsuno may not be a household name to most, but if you've played an JRPG in the past 15 years, you've no doubt encountered his work. Perhaps most notably Matsuno is responsible for Square's masterful strategy RPG Final Fantasy Tactics, which infused the director's penchant for dense Shakespearean political drama into a medieval realm of chocobos and (after a fashion) airships. (Read More)

Thank You!

January 17th - via:
Hello everyone! First off, we wanted to thank every single one of you for being the amazing fans you all have been! The support and comments you are sharing with us are all greatly appreciated and your dedication to this project is overwhelming! We... (Read More)

Base Campaign Changes and Digital Add-Ons

January 16th - via:
Hello everyone! These past few days have been amazing, and it is all because of you! We love reading your comments and suggestions and have been taking everything you have posted into consideration. After reading a lot of your suggestions we have... (Read More)

Kickstarter weekly vol. 12

January 16th - via:
Ah, 2014. Finally the madness that was the first real week of the New Year has come and gone, signifying the return of Kickstarter Weekly. Let’s get too it. (Read More)

Unsung Story Kickstarter Launched From Final Fantasy Tactics Creator

January 16th - via:
As we've brought you on this site before, Kickstarter can both be an effective way or terrible way to try and get a game up and running. (Read More)

Unsung Story Kickstarter Launches: New RPG From Final Fantasy Tactics Creator

January 16th - via:
Yasumi Matsuno, the legendary creator of Final Fantasy Tactics, has begun a crowd funding campaign for an all-new tactical RPG: Unsung Story. Unsung Story will feature the signature tactical RPG game play that Matsuno so famously designed, but its story will take a twist on the epic retelling of hero’s history. (Read More)

Kickstart This Tactical RPG: Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians

January 16th - via:
Yasumi Matsuno is a man who needs no introduction. The legendary video game designer who created complex and vibrant worlds in titles such as Final Fantasy® Tactics, Vagrant Story® and Final Fantasy® XII is joining hands with Playdek to unleash an ambitious tactical RPG called Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians. (Read More)

Stretch Goal Changes and Add-Ons

January 15th - via:
Hello everyone! In this update I wanted to go over a few things that we have seen you suggest and recommend. The first deals with our Stretch Goals.  A few of you have pointed out how confusing it was to see stretch goals that were related to the... (Read More)

Addressing Your Concerns and Party Creation Information

January 15th - via:
Hello everyone! We wanted to take this time to clear up two common concerns we are seeing about this game to help clear up the air.  The first is in regards to which game this Kickstarter is actually for. While we will have multiple games coming out... (Read More)

Final Fantasy Tactics creator turns to Kickstarter

January 15th - via:
The rise in the number of crowdfunding skeptics hasn't stopped fans from parting with cash to the tune of $178,000 to help the designer of Final Fantasy Tactics bring his latest game, Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians, to PC. (Read More)

Final Fantasy XII / Tactics director takes to Kickstarter!

January 15th - via:
Wow. There’s a real paradigm shift going on in gaming. Once reserved for “amateurs” seeking funds to publish their homebrew games, Kickstarter is now being used by well-respected industry vets such as Mega Man‘s Keiji Inafune and Earthworm Jim‘s Doug Tennapel to fund professional quality projects. (Read More)

Off to a great start!

January 14th - via:
Thank you everyone for backing this project and supporting us with this exciting new adventure! We have been monitoring your comments and questions and will do our best to address everything we are seeing come in. We are developing more and more FAQs... (Read More)

Playdek launches $600,000 Kickstarter to bring Unsung Story to desktops

January 14th - via:
Playdek doubles down on Unsung Story with their first Kickstarter campaign, which would also add famed composer Hitoshi Sakimoto to the project. (Read More)

Kickstarter for Final Fantasy Tactics Successor

January 14th - via:
Yasumi Matsuno, creator of Final Fantasy Tactics, has launched a Kickstarter project with Playdek studio asking for $600,000 to make a spiritual successor to the game. (Read More)

Tactical RPG Unsung Story from designer Yasumi Matsuno goes to Kickstarter

January 14th - via:
Yasumi Matsuno, the designer behind Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story, and publisher Playdek are turning to Kickstarter to fund the development of Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians in an effort to bring the tactical role-playing game to PC. (Read More)

Final Fantasy Tactics Designer Hits Kickstarter – Wallets Open

January 14th - via:
Playdek, creators of several very solid IOS games, hit Kickstarter with some big news this morning. They’re partnering with Yasumi Matsuno, the man behind such classics as Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story, to create an all new Tactical RPG called Unsung Story. (Read More)

Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians

January 14th - via:
Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians is a tactical war simulation RPG designed by Yasumi Matsuno. The campaign features stunning graphics and a solid team of developers, specifically Playdek Games: an established game producer. (Read More)

Yasumi Matsuno's Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians heads to Kickstarter

January 14th - via:
Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians is the latest game from the mind of Yasumi Matsuno, a man who's already responsible for some of the best tactical-based titles around. (Read More)

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