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A Vampyre Story: Year One

A project in Petaluma, CA by William Tiller

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A Vampyre Story: Year One is an episodic prequel to the PC game A Vampyre Story.
Backers: 1319
Average Pledge Per Backer: $59

Funded: $77,413 of $200,000
Dates: Jun 1st -> Jul 1st (30 days)
Project By: William Tiller
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Latest News

Setback but not the End! :)

June 30th - via:
Dear Backers, Well I am sad to report it looks like we are going to fall about 60% short of our goal. But, on a positive note, we still had over 13,000 people watch our video and over 1,300 backers! For my first Kickstarter I would say that is... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup – June 30th 2013

June 30th - via:
Last week I was at Rezzed instead of looking at Kickstarter pages but I’ve made up for it by spending most of today browsing through projects. Thoughts of Kickstarter’s purpose have been hanging in the air (on twitter and in chatrooms that I frequent) and I have been pondering how I see the site. I have backed projects knowing that I’m essentially pre-ordering something that I assume will be released and will be as expected, based on the team’s previous work and a comfortable place in a familiar genre. But I mostly back smaller projects that I want to support and to play because they are different, risky and challenging. There’s a great deal of innovation among the nostalgia. (Read More)

Dark Passageway & E-Mail Notification

June 25th - via:
Good Day to All My Good Backers! Here is the latest screen shot from the game. As you can see I want to give the game it's own atmosphere, different from A Vampyre Story.  After saving Froderick, Mona and her new buddy must now save the Belfry Boyz... (Read More)

New Tier Added "Evil Witch" at $200

June 19th - via:
Hi All, Sorry for the delay in updates. I was working on PR assets, and I was kind of waiting for E3 to be over – hard to get any traction for our game during that particular week. Thanks all for the pledges! We have over $45k and more than 1000... (Read More) Interview

June 7th - via:
Howdy Backers, I thought you all might be interested in reading an interview I did for It's a bit long so I will not be offended if you don't read it all. :) This  interview and the one I did for the Los Angeles Times (should... (Read More)

Bill Tiller - A Vampyre Story: Year One

June 7th - via:
You might not recognize Bill Tiller if you met him on the street, but many adventure fans can instantly identify the work of this highly acclaimed artist behind LucasArts classics The Dig and The Curse of Monkey Island. Since forming his own company, Autumn Moon Entertainment, Tiller has brought his distinctive visual style to another pair of adventures, A Vampyre Story and Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island. But what's next? Over a year has passed since Bill first tweeted about a Kickstarter campaign for A Vampyre Story: Year One, and finally, after plenty of delays, the campaign has started (and could use more support). This provided the perfect opportunity for an in-depth chat with the father of Mona and Froderick to discuss AVS, Kickstarter, and the recently-defunct LucasArts. (Read More)

Two More Reward Tiers: FULL MOON & BANSHEE

June 5th - via:
UPDATE # 4: So in my never ending quest to balance the reward tiers to my backers and potential backers’ desires, I have added two more reward tiers: FULL MOON at $20, and BANSHEE at $40.   FULL MOON will have two big rewards, a digital download... (Read More)

The Kickstarter Compendium

June 5th - 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 to A Vampyre Story?

June 4th - via:
Howdy! Bill here, to say thank you again for getting us past the 25k milestone! We are more than one-eighth the way there in just three and half days! Way to go! A very helpful backer suggested that some potential backers who had never played the... (Read More)

DRM Free and Subtitles Added

June 3rd - via:
Good Morning, Real quick I want to clarify a couple of things that I have been talking about with backers on the forums and in messages. The game will be DRM free. And we will have German, French and Spanish subtitles. And if there is a strong desire... (Read More)

New Tier Added "Lake Monster" at $75

June 2nd - via:
Hi All, First I want to say what a crazy weekend! This is so great! Thank you so much for backing the project! And a big thank you to those of you who are sending me messages and posting on the forum telling me what you think and posing good... (Read More)

A Vampyre Story: Year One takes flight on Kickstarter

June 1st - via:
It turns out that the road to Draxsylvania leads through Kickstarter, as Bill Tiller has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for his origin adventure story A Vampyre Story: Year One. (Read More)

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