Enigma Box (vol.1) "Arcanum"

Unrest : An Unconventional RPG Set in Ancient India

A project in Jaipur, India by Pyrodactyl Games

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Legends tell of heroes, villains, and quests that save the world from darkness. The streets tell a different story. For PC, Mac & Linux
Backers: 1933
Average Pledge Per Backer: $19

Funded: $36,251 of $3,000
Dates: May 22nd -> Jun 21st (30 days)
Project By: Pyrodactyl Games
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Latest News

Writer for ‘Unrest’ on Kickstarter developers – “you are not Valve”

July 29th - via: gamerheadlines.com
The last few years have taken an interesting turn for the video game industry. Beginning arguably with games such as Minecraft and its enormous success, the indie scene received a massive boom, cultivating in projects such as Steam Greenlight and Kickstarter. It’s not really until now that an indie developer has come out and provided a completely honest postmortem of their title, containing the good, the bad, the ugly, and a refreshingly transparent critique of the Kickstarter system. (Read More)

Unrest. Not Your Typical RPG.

July 25th - via: cliqist.com
RPGs are probably one of the most well-loved video game genres out there. After all, you have the chance to jump into someone else’s amazing story and (typically) inhabit fantastical worlds. However, Unrest is a very different game from what you might expect of RPGs. Yes, it is a fantasy setting, but takes its cues from ancient India. Instead of embarking on a sprawling adventure, fighting aliens or monsters, you begin as a young woman poised with the threat of an arranged marriage. I explained this introductory story more in my preview as the demo showcases this initial story. (Read More)

Unrest lives up to its Kickstarter promises of being an unusual RPG

July 23rd - via: indiegames.com
Unrest is a story-heavy RPG set in a fantasy version of ancient India. It takes place in a city that has been beset by drought for so long that other problems have taken root. Unlike most RPGs, however, the player does not take the part of a party of heroes out to save everyone. Instead, the player switches back and forth between several characters who are just normal people making hard choices in an attempt to survive in desperate times. It has the same kind of moral punch as Papers, Please thrown into a branching narrative in which actions taken with one character can effect the prospects of another. (Read More)

Take a Trip Back to Ancient India In Unrest

June 26th - via: cliqist.com
Have you been looking for a RPG with a more unique vibe? Unrest hailed itself as “an unconventional RPG” back when it was crowdfunded last year. Many people were intrigued by this game with an ancient India setting and backed Pyrodactyl Games’ project far beyond their goal of $3,000. Finally, Unrest is nearing launch. Steam users may have noticed that a demo popped up alongside a store page for the game. Hopefully this demo helps tide players over before its release! (Read More)

Unrest Demo Released Alongside Full Release Date

June 18th - via: cliqist.com
Unrest, a gorgeous RPG taking place in Ancient India, generated 12 times its original funding goal, closing their campaign on June 31st, 2013 with $36,251 in hand with plans to make an expansive and unique traditional RPG. Tons of side quests lie in the gigantic city of Bhimra in addition to 6 main storyline quests, as well as a codex of information to discover and complete. (Read More)

Crowdfund Bookie, June 16 - 22: Unrest, Beast's Fury, Dungeon of Elements

June 23rd - via: joystiq.com
It was a quiet week in crowdfunding, as the Kickstarter campaigns for Unrest and Dungeon of Elements as well as the Indiegogo campaign for Beast's Fury came to a close. (Read More)

Triumphant Thirty-Five Thousand and FINAL HOURS STREAM

June 21st - via: kickstarter.com
If my prose seems more clipped than usual, dear readers, it's because I'm saving all my jazz and lemonade for the six-hour livestream to come more or less directly after this post has gone up. As in, by the time that you've scrabbled up the... (Read More)

Stream is live on...livestream

June 20th - via: kickstarter.com
We're streaming the final 24 hours. Join us here: http://www.livestream.com/chocolatehammer  (Read More)

Thrashin' Thirty Thou, Stream Details, Bonus Journal Update

June 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Good news and bad news, Unrestidents. The good news is that our funding just flew through the air like a throw harpoon and landed, like a thrown harpoon into an innocent bystander, at the $30,000 level. Diligent readers may have already grasped the... (Read More)

Streaming the final 24 hours, and the Krautfunding show!

June 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, We'll be doing a bunch of fun stuff for the final 24 hours of the Unrest Kickstarter. There will be live Q&A with the developers, streaming video, a virtual tour of Arvind's room and a lot more things! Get ready! NOTE: Legally, we... (Read More)

The New Art Style - in video form

June 18th - via: kickstarter.com
With the power of technology, the people of Pyrodactyl were able to unite and produce a sequence of moving images captured directly from our game. It might sound unbelievable at first, but behold: A few important things to note (disclaimers): We will... (Read More)

Bonus Journal Update

June 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Diary of a Bhimra Spy, Part 14Someone dug a spear into my chest. I don't know if I'm going to die or not. I don't even know where I am anymore. I had to break a door down to retrieve my journal and my money. By the time I'd filled the sack, people... (Read More)

The new art style screenshot

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi backers, We are hard at work, preparing a section of the game so that we can show you the new art style in motion. However, the first assets are always the most time consuming to produce - we need to go back and forth on the style, the level of... (Read More)

Even More Tiers/Bonus Journal Update

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
For the final push, we've slotted in another set of insert-yourself-as-an-NPC Legend-tier options at the $49 level. Plenty of NPCs to go around, after all, now that the city is more interactive than we initially had the funds for. (Arvind's Note:... (Read More)

New Tiers/Bonus Journal Update

June 14th - via: kickstarter.com
By popular request, we've gone ahead and added another tier of "Legend" pledge levels. For $45, you can get a character based on you added to the game and your own entry in the player's journal. Providing these extra slots was only made possible by... (Read More)

Tales of Unrest, Part 11

June 13th - via: kickstarter.com
The Forgotten RuleVijay did not rush the necessary preparations. He turned his social calls into subtle missions; a few jokes here to tell his friends from his enemies, a few probing questions there to sort the gullible from the devious. Before his... (Read More)

Tales of Unrest, Part 10

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Vijay's OverlookVijay's wife cooked dinner in the other room; his children played outside under the watchful eyes of the servants. His collection of notes, maps, and reference works lay on the desk in various states of annotation, though none had... (Read More)

Twist-Dancin' Twenty-Five Thousand!

June 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Congratulations, people, you've just bought yourselves an extra snakewoman-based chapter. We've already crafted up a fat stack of concept drafts, and once an outline gets the rubber stamp and glittery sticker of approval, we'll be happy to share... (Read More)

Art and Music!

June 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Backers, Escaped Arvind clone #248 here. I've ran through deserts, swamps, treadmills, and urban jungles before finally finding a cyber cafe and bringing you this awesome poster image: I've also been able to sneak out this sample of the Unrest... (Read More)

Tales of Unrest, Part 9

June 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Blood in the FieldsVijay, the royal adviser, loved Bhimra more than life itself--and he was losing it. Vijay knew too much history to discredit the power of an angry mob, and the mob was getting grander and angrier every day.  What's more, and for... (Read More)

Twizzling Twenty-One Thousand! (New Screenshot/Stretch Goals)

June 7th - via: kickstarter.com
"Oh, hey," I mentioned to Arvind, "We hit twenty-one thousand." "Hm," he replied. Recent events, which are so straightforward there's little need to recount them, had transformed our lead developer into a Scandinavian fisherman. On the bright side,... (Read More)

Tales of Unrest, Part 8

June 6th - via: kickstarter.com
(For a bonus Tales of Unrest, and exciting new announcements regarding our stretch goals, tune in tomorrow!) The Last Days of the RoyalsFor the first time in their lives, the king and queen of Bhimra were afraid. From their sunsoaked palace balcony,... (Read More)

Tales of Unrest, Part 7

June 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
The Defiant PriestessThe charismatic Ranveer had elevated Bali above all the other deities, but in the quieter halls of the palace, there was room for more diversity of worship. The royal family of Bhimra was steeped in the tradition of its many... (Read More)

Art Style Update: Delicious New Teaser Image

June 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Gentle readers, I’m going to be brief, because you didn’t give us $10,000 because you wanted to hear me talk about how cool our game is going to look. That’s a service I was prepared to provide for maybe $5,500, maximum. At this point, every... (Read More)

Tales of Unrest, Part 6

June 1st - via: kickstarter.com
The Leech MenThe slums were a city apart, without the capital or the goodwill to mingle with Bhimra proper. The slums had their own rattling, rotting markets, their own temples, their own laws...and their own leaders. The street was ruled by those... (Read More)

Enormous Eighteen-zero-zero-zero

May 31st - via: kickstarter.com
You may recall, if you've been following these updates religiously, that our erstwhile lead developer was exploring opportunities in the field of unnatural godhead. The good news is that as the funding has slowed to a more comprehensible rate, Arvind... (Read More)

Major update: Physical goods, new tiers added!

May 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Hi backers,If you've been reading the comments, you'll know I often lamented the fact that physical DVDs were just too darned expensive to produce. I had tried contacting pretty much every press I knew in search of a solution, but there were either... (Read More)

Special Bonus Journal Update

May 29th - via: kickstarter.com
(the image version of this post, as it will appear in the final novella, is here.) Diary of a Bhimra Spy, Part 6I went through fifteen sheets writing my two-page report to Vijay. My first draft was too severe, the second draft was too personal, the... (Read More)

The First of the Wallpapers

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

New stretch goals, and I thank you once more!

May 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi backers, You've been pretty amazing. In less than a week, we have made five(!) times of our initial goal! I cannot thank you enough for the faith and trust you have shown in us. At this stage, we'd like to give you something big in exchange for... (Read More)

Fizzin' Fifteen Thousand!

May 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Exciting news! Arvind’s killed three of the interns and disappeared. Or I think they’re dead, anyway—they’re on the ground, and they’re not whining for me to sign their timesheets, so I’m not going to split hairs. Point is, he’s awake... (Read More)

Tales of Unrest, Part 5

May 27th - via: kickstarter.com
The latest in our Tales of Unrest series, exploring the events that led to Bhimra's current state of near-chaos. Prelude to DisasterIt because clear that whatever deal Ranveer and Vijay had agreed to, the streets would not be calming any time soon.... (Read More)

Tantalizing Twelve-Five-Zero-Zero

May 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Gentle readers, I believe the final form of the excitement-mutating developer Arvind is nigh upon us. Ever since he began emitting hype radiation at around $10,000 we’ve evacuated his chamber. All communication and observation is now done with safe... (Read More)

ArvTech Update v1

May 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi backers, I'm one of the Arvind clones that somehow managed to escape from the dastardly prison Rutskarn keeps us in. I don't think anyone has followed me yet, so I'm going to take the time to tell you a little bit about the game's engine, and how... (Read More)

New Kickstarter campaign aims to make a game set in ancient India

May 26th - via: tech2.in.com
It's very rare that we get to see an Indian developer stepping up to make a game that will be more appreciated by core gamers than what Indian developers have churned out so far. Indian software programmer Arvind Raja Yadav has taken to Kickstarter in an attempt to develop a game. The Kickstarter campaign for the game, dubbed Unrest, originally had a goal of $3,000 (approximately Rs 1,66,260), but had surpassed it goal in the first day itself. (Read More)

A sincere thank you message

May 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi backers, First of all, thank you for your immense support - I cannot say this enough, but this means the world to me. Secondly, with the 10k goal, we have entered the area where all the things we would like to add to the game are pretty... (Read More)

Neat Nine-Thousand: More Items Unlocked!

May 24th - via: kickstarter.com
As those of you who've been following these updates may recall, our dear developer, Arvind, has been put into a fugue semi-conscious state of jazzed delirium by the unexpected success of his Kickstarter. Arvind, a man perpetually surprised that life... (Read More)

Tales of Unrest, Part 4

May 24th - via: kickstarter.com
This is the latest entry in a series of setting-establishing fiction pieces. You don't need to have read any of the previous ones to jump in at this point, but if you'd like to, look to these three links: Tales of Unrest, part 1 Tales of Unrest, part... (Read More)

Sizzlin' Seven-Thousand: New Stretch Goal Unlocked!

May 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Science rolls on, faithful readers: as of this writing, Arvind's writhing, pinwheeling body has gone into a sort of hype-coma that I believe, alone among the staff, is the gateway to an even stranger metamorphosis. We've set up an interlocking system... (Read More)

You are awesome! More stretch goals!

May 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Did I tell you just how great you are? Because you are pretty great. I'm over the moon at this show of support, and I think at this rate I'll reach Jupiter by the time this week is over. Thanks a lot! We have added three more stretch goals to the... (Read More)

Paypal option added!

May 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, Arvind here. Like Rutskarn has been telling you, I have been absolutely overwhelmed by the support. I cannot say thank you enough, and I'd like to announce that we've added a Paypal option for you to pledge support to the game: Pledge... (Read More)

More stretch goals!

May 24th - via: kickstarter.com
In a futile attempt to keep pace with how great each and every one of you are, we've added more stretch goals. In the time we spent making the image, you have nearly funded the first rung. Keep it up, people. I think, with another push like this, we... (Read More)

Frightful Four Thousand: New Goal Board Unlocked!

May 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
So in a matter of about a day, you've managed to blow the back end off our modest little chalkboard of stretch goals. Yes, the problem currently faced by our development studio is that we weren't prepared for how cool the internet was.  I think it's... (Read More)

Thrizzling Three-Five-Zero-Zero: First Stretch Goal is Unlocked!

May 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, everyone, this is lead writer Rutskarn, and I'm wearing Arvind's internet-skin like a business suit to let all of you beautiful people know that we've hit our first stretch goal. Which is great for me, because now I get to write some more... (Read More)

Thanks a lot! We are very grateful and humbled.

May 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, I'm Arvind, the lead and programmer for the game. It has been an immense response, you funded us within the first 24 hours. I'm very thankful to you, and now our job is to make sure you get the game that is worthy of the faith you've... (Read More)

13.37% (a bit more, actually) in the first 12 hours!

May 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
First of all: Thanks a lot, the team really appreciates the support. We're preparing a more comprehensive update of what we're doing, but while that happens, here's a portrait of Asha, one of the game's protagonists. We're also writing a "Tales of... (Read More)

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