The Realm Game

A project in Newcastle, United Kingdom by Atomhawk Design+Lantern Interactive

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An emotive visually stunning game set in a familiar but strange future - an imaginative reinvention of the point&click adventure genre
Backers: 3385
Average Pledge Per Backer: £28

Funded: £94,537 of £195,000
Dates: Apr 22nd -> May 22nd (30 days)
Project By: Atomhawk Design+Lantern Interactive
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Latest News

The Realm developers will go another round on Kickstarter

May 23rd - via:
The game’s developers put the failure down to lack of U.S. backing, even though the the campaign was one of the top funded U.K. Kickstarter titles. The Realm reached £94,527 of its £195,000 funding goal, with 3,384 backers. (Read More)

What Happens Next?

May 22nd - via:
Dearest Backers, So we've reach the end of our Kickstarter campaign and we must thank-you so much for all your amazing support throughout the last 30 days. You are all incredible. It didn't end up the way we would have liked it but still we achieved... (Read More)

Mini Update

May 21st - via:
We were featured on BBC News this morning - check it out!  (Read More)

The Realm in The Guardian

May 20th - via:
Dear Backers, Thanks once again for all your continued support. Our backs are against the wall but we're still here fighting the good fight to the last man! With the help of our amazing backers anything is possible! We really appreciate all the work... (Read More)

The Final Countdown

May 15th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Mini update: Assorted Press

May 14th - via:
Hello Backers! Just a short update today - got a few press links for you, if you haven't filled your boots yet with enough interviews yet, here's some more: Text interview with Alternative Magazine:... (Read More)

Bonus Features

May 10th - via:
Hello all, we have a new update for you! We have some juicy new details on the gameplay that we've not revealed before.  Now sadly, with all the excitement of the Kickstarter campaign Andrew Curtis our design director has been taken sick with the... (Read More)

Middle Age & New Witch Doctor Reward Tier

May 9th - via:
Middle AgeSo we are in "difficult middle" of our Kickstarter that everyone had warned us about. The initial excitement of the launch has passed and now we are in the hard slog towards to the goal. This isn't unique to our Kickstarter, even the most... (Read More)

Geek Haven: Kickass Games on Kickstarter

May 9th - via:
the surface of it, Kickstarter (and any of its sister crowdfunding platforms) isn’t half so righteous or so revolutionary. However, the similarities are there, like submarine treasure, for those who seek them out. If you’ve spent any time among crowdfunders (or you are one yourself), and you have a working nose, it’ll detect more than a whiff of grassroots anti-establishmentarianism. (Read More)

Q&A and Charlie Bowater Interview

May 7th - via:
Game Design DetailsThanks for all your positive feedback about our game design video we posted on Friday. We hope you found it useful. We imagine it also probably raised even more questions. To deal with these we'd like to gather your questions and... (Read More)

The Realm's game design concepts explained in Kickstarter video

May 5th - via:
Atomhawk Design recently updated its Kickstarter page for The Realm with a new video explaining the game's design details. The video shows the game's designers elaborating on their inspirations for The Realm, including aspects of popular point-and-click adventure games the team avoided in creating the game, such as deep inventory management. Members of the Atomhawk team also describe the ways that the game's two main characters, a girl named Sarina and her golem friend Toru, interact to solve puzzles. (Read More)

The Realm Kickstarter updated with gameplay video

May 4th - via:
With 17 days left on The Realm Game Kickstarter, Atomhawk Design and Lantern Interactive have released a video provided a few gameplay details. In the video, which is a little over 9 minutes long, the teams discusses its presentation techniques, narrative and story structure, puzzle solving using the game’s “asymmetrical dual-character” mode, navigation, and more (Read More)

Gameplay Details

May 3rd - via:
Latest StatusThank-you all for your amazing continued support. Its been a good week for us, we've smashed through the 2000 backer mark, almost 25% funded, been flying high in the Kicktraq hot 10 and we're a Kickstarter staff pick. We couldn't do it... (Read More)

The Realm Game Design Details

May 3rd - via:
We’ve been covering Lantern Interactive and Atomhawk Design’s The Realm since their Kickstarter project was launched via our Kickstarter Spotlight. Our exclusive interview with Tom Szirtes followed, which provided in-depth insight into The Realm. Now we’re happy to bring you the first real demo of how The Realm will work. (Read More)

Andrew Curtis Q&A on Reddit AMA

May 1st - via:
Q&AAndrew Curtis our Lead Designer is on at 7pm GMT on this link to answer all your questions around The Realm game: Hope to see you on there in a bit!! Add-On... (Read More)

Reward Add-Ons!

May 1st - via:
Reward Add-OnsAs promised yesterday, we are pleased to announce that we are going to let you purchase add-ons for your tier. Hopefully this will give you the flexibility you need to create the package you want! Digital Add-Ons+ £7 to add an... (Read More)

Kickstarter Projects You Should Pay Attention To #7

May 1st - via:
iGR is back with a new Kickstarter Spotlight full of projects for your consideration. We’ve had a fantastic track record with our picks in the past, and we hope that they’ll continue to succeed in the future! Today we officially say goodbye to Battle Worlds: Kronos. KING Art Games managed to hit the sweet spot with stretch goal #2 being achieved (meaning BWK will be going mobile!) congrats to them! Divinity: Original Sin also hit it outta the park, knocking off four stretch goals. So, congrats to Larian Studios as well! This week we continue coverage on two projects, and we introduce three new campaigns to the fray. Here we go! (Read More)

Soundtrack, Steam Greenlight, Designer Q&A and more

April 29th - via:
Hello everyone, We are back with a new update! So much to share, so lets get started: Richard Jacques InterviewWe have a great interview with award winning composer Richard Jacques for you to watch. Richard has built an amazing career in the games... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup

April 28th - via:
Jagged Alliance: Flashback arrives in the Katchup this week. I’ve expected (and hoped for) a Jagged Alliance crowdfunding attempt for some time now. As soon as it became obvious that Kickstarter was a place where old franchises could revive themselves, every week that the mercenaries didn’t appear was slightly more unsettling than the last. Would I rather have a direct sequel without a crowdfunding campaign? Perhaps. (Read More)

Notable game kickstarters with Linux support

April 28th - via:
At the moment kickstarter lacks any million-dollar kickstarter projects by renowned game designers, but there are plenty mid-range projects by experienced teams and individuals spanning wide range of genres that should pique the interest of many Indie game fans. The following set of games were selected from the list of current crowdfunding games, and with one exception, include Linux support in their base goal. (Read More)

Game Footage Preview

April 26th - via:
Hello All, Just a quick update for you today. We've created a small video showing how we are going about building the game and gives you a little taste of what the game will look like and how it works. More updates to follow next week including more... (Read More)

iGR Exclusive – Tom Szirtes On Atomhawk Design/Lantern Interactive’s Kickstarter Project The Realm

April 26th - via:
In our continued support of Kickstarter crowd funding iGR is reaching out to countless developers about their unique and innovative projects. Atomhawk Design and Lantern Interactive are cooperating to bring us a fresh take on the Point and Click Adventure genre with: The Realm. Before we get to our exclusive interview with Tom, let’s take a look at the collaborative efforts of the many talented people that comprise Atomhawk Design. (Read More)

The Realm on Linux

April 25th - via:
Two posts in one day what is going on? :) Linux SupportThanks to all of you who answered our poll. We've had a lot of conversations with Linux users and there was a strong feeling that Linux shouldn't be a stretch goal.  So we decided - we are going... (Read More)

Latest Updates + Ron & Tom Interview Video

April 25th - via:
On Our WaySo we've smashed pass the 1000 backers target, which is amazing. It feels like being able to reach our target is becoming more and more a reality with each day. So thank-you all from the bottom of our hearts! However there is still a long... (Read More)

A Cracking Start and Some New Tiers

April 23rd - via:
Thank-you so much to everyone who has supported The Realm so far. It’s really touching to receive all your kind messages and of course pledges. You make it worth all the effort! We are now reaching 900 backers and almost 10% funded - which is truly... (Read More)

'The Realm' found on Kickstarter, stunning point-and-click adventure inspired by Monkey Island, Ico

April 22nd - via:
Kickstarter has become a real treasure trove of potentially awesome indie games since Double Fine used the site to crowdfund Broken Age. Now, another gem, called The Realm, has popped up on the site. The project is coming together under Atomhawk Design, and if you think their name doesn't sound like a game developer's, that's because Atomhawk is an art production studio. (Read More)

Kickstarter campaign opens futuristic doorway to The Realm

April 22nd - via:
Normally futuristic adventures paint a bleak, overcrowded, heavily mechanized picture of the world. But if you look even further ahead, to a time when nature has largely reclaimed the planet, you just might discover the jaw-dropping beauty of The Realm. (Read More)

Fund The Realm on Kickstarter and help to reinvent the point-and-click adventure genre

April 22nd - via:
The Realm chronicles the story of a headstrong young girl called Sarina, who lives on a near-future world that's been reclaimed by nature. When her mother falls sick, Sarina must travel to a forgotten city controlled by mysterious plant-like creatures in search of a cure for the strange illness. (Read More)

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