Asylum: Kickstart the Horror

A project in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Agustín Cordes

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A psychological horror adventure inspired by H. P. Lovecraft set in a massive, decaying mental institute. By the designer of Scratches.
Backers: 3169
Average Pledge Per Backer: $38

Funded: $119,426 of $100,666
Dates: Jan 29th -> Feb 28th (30 days)
Project By: Agustín Cordes
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Latest News

Horror Adventure Asylum Gets a Facelift, Still No Release in Sight

March 21st - via:
The latest update for horror adventure game Asylum goes over the graphical iterations over the years and promises a new backer build soon. (Read More)

Contrary to Popular Belief, Horror Adventure Asylum is Not Dead

December 2nd - via:
Despite rumors that Senscape's newest horror adventure game Asylum being dead are greatly exaggerated. It's still being worked on as of the latest update. (Read More)

Double Dipping: Returning to Kickstarter Again

May 7th - via:
Kickstarter is a good platform to get ideas funded, but sometimes going back for more might not be such a good idea. Double dipping is a double-edged sword. (Read More)

Doubling Down: Games With Multiple Kickstarter Campaigns

April 17th - via:
Kickstarter is a popular crowdfunding site that allows people to get their ideas funded. Not all are successful on the first try. Why does this happen? (Read More)

Another developer sees diminishing returns on Kickstarter

October 31st - via:
Developer Agustin Cordes describes a trend he's seen in the course of crowdfunding multiple games on Kickstarter. (Read More)

GDC 2013 Meetup

March 22nd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

The Insanity Must Go On...

March 19th - via:
It was a cold, sad day. An eerie wind was howling. No birds where chirping. Tumbleweeds passed by. The Asylum Kickstarter campaign, once a mandatory point of encounter for deranged people from all over the world, was essentially over. With the... (Read More)

A Retrospective, Pt. 2

March 4th - via:
This is crazy. After intensively spamming your inbox last week, I leave you folks alone with an updateless weekend and now you’re all rising in arms and demanding the second part of our lovely retrospective. I’d think by now you’d be sick of my... (Read More)

A Retrospective, Pt. 1

March 1st - via:
So… It’s done. We’re leaving behind an equally stressing, entertaining, and crazy month. It was weird waking up today to a finished campaign. It was just a month but it felt like ages. Don’t get me wrong, I loved every moment of it — I made... (Read More)

The mandatory (final?) Mega Update loaded with tons of goodies!

February 27th - via:
The time has come — only a few hours left. It’s been a hectic month, and I can’t remember what was that thing humans use to call “sleep”, but I’m already missing it. A wild ride indeed, with well over 3000 backers, 112% funded (thus... (Read More)

Announcing live stream event and more in-game screenshots!

February 26th - via:
In todays second update, I’m going to show you how you can become an eternal resident of the Hanwell Mental Institute. We told you how your name can appear in the game depending on the tier you choose, and now it’s time we give you an in-depth... (Read More)

48 hours left... A Tour of Hanwell revealed with preview video!

February 26th - via:
This is it, folks! Less than 48 hours left. It’s time for the final sprint! Unfortunately, our funds were drastically reduced today. We’re roughly 105% funded now but miracles are known to happen in the last stages of Kickstarter campaigns. The... (Read More)

Greenlit horror adventure Asylum creeps past its Kickstarter goal

February 26th - via:
Scratches creator Agustín Cordes' already Steam greenlit horror adventure game Asylum just met its Kickstarter goal of $100,666 with 46 hours to go before its deadline on Thursday. (Read More)

Asylum Kickstarter funded, new stretch goal added with 44 hours left

February 26th - via:
With 44 hours to go on its Kickstarter, the developers of Asylum have added a new stretch goal, which is oddly enough $166,666. (Read More)

Asylum Achieves Kickstarter Goal

February 26th - via:
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – The latest in a series of successful Kickstarter adventure game campaigns, already Greenlit psychological horror adventure Asylum achieved its funding goal of $100,666 over the weekend. With this, Senscape intends to bring Asylum to completion and release it before the year’s end. (Read More)

A haunting revelation of our final stretch goal...

February 25th - via:
And so we reveal the mysterious final stretch goal of $166,666, which is a complete rework of Asylum that will be distributed as an expansion. Whereas the original game is gritty, dark and oppressive, the additional content which we are dubbing... (Read More)

Shine On You Crazy Backers

February 25th - via:
It’s Monday, Monday, gotta get down on Monday. And it’s a special one, because it’s the last Monday of our Kickstarter campaign. Yes, it all comes to an end this week, on Thursday to be precise. Everything has to end. Even the universe will... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup

February 24th - via:
Several projects are either on the brink of the precipice of funding failure, or in a prolonged mid-term slump. It’s enough to make a man pre-emptively proclaim the Kickstarter craze dead and buried, but if that same man then casts an eye over the promising new projects and remembers successes and shortfalls of the past, he may well decide to cancel the obituaries, at least for now, and simply play some prototypes instead. (Read More)

The Hanwell Mental Institute is now open for business... WE DID IT!

February 23rd - via:
In case you missed the crazy news yesterday... WE ARE FUNDED! Yes, it's safe to say it was one of the most memorable days in our lives, and it's evident that many of you were just as excited. The support has been downright amazing — we still can't... (Read More)

KickPicks #3

February 22nd - via:
It’s KickPicks time… again, so don’t forget your booties, ’cause it’s old out there… very old. In fact, it hasn’t gone unnoticed from many sage corners of the internet that Kickstarter seems to have become a hive of nostalgia and reanimated, long-lost franchises. (Read More)

'Asylum' Fully Funded Through Kickstarter

February 22nd - via:
The name and nature of this long awaited horror adventure are revealed along with a lengthy and moody trailer that shows its frightening atmosphere as well as a large selection of concept artwork, including the entire cast of characters in the game. While details are still scarce, it has transpired that players will be able to explore at leisure a vast and vivid asylum known as the Hanwell Mental Institute, while diving into a disturbing horror storyline unlike anything that has ever been seen before in the adventure genre. (Read More)

Agustin Cordes Discusses Asylum, Greenlight, Kickstarter, and Argentinian BBQ

February 19th - via:
In Indie Game HQ's latest interview, we had the privilege of speaking with the ever interesting Agustin Cordes again. Agustin discussed his upcoming title Asylum and what fans of Scratches can expect. (Read More)

Crafting Insanity - An Interview With Agustín Cordes

February 18th - via:
You’re driving along a mountain road, the sun setting far off in the distance as you come around a sharp right turn. It’s serene, almost worthy of a painting, hardly the kind of thing you were expecting. A bird arcs through the sky, a softly reassuring gesture from Mother Nature that everything is in order. (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup

February 17th - via:
Two contrasting success stories this week. Dreamfall Chapters didn’t need a full week to reach its target and come the morning, the first stretch goal will almost certainly have been reached, adding Mac and Linux support. Unwritten needed almost every second to reach its goal but did cross the finishing line with a tremendous amount of support in its final days. (Read More)

Asylum is Back From The Dead

February 15th - via:
Asylum is a horror adventure game that was teased two years ago, but then disappeared. We talk to the lead designer about bringing it back. (Read More)

Asylum: Agustin Cordes Developer Interview

February 12th - via:
Fans of horror games should learn the name Agustin Cordes, as he's one of the genre's rising stars. With the shiver-inducing "Scratches" already under his belt, he's working on a new release: Asylum. Agustin graciously agreed to visit GD Towers for a sit-down and a chat about the sinister Hanwell Mental Institute and his ongoing Kickstarter campaign... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup – 10th February 2013

February 10th - via:
In terms of anticipation and dollars pledged, this has been the week of Dreamfall Chapters but you already knew about that one, right? The Katchup concerns itself with all Kreatures, great and small, and there are plenty of newcomers this week, including Tom Hall’s keen platforming tools, Projects Awakened and Cornerstone, the mad and possibly brilliant Ritual Dementia and gorgeous light-speed drifter, Race The Sun. Some projects are teetering on the brink of failure but, as we have seen with the adventure game in the past, any news reports of Kickstarter’s death are entirely premature. (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup – 3rd February 2013

February 3rd - via:
It has been a week of travel, talk and teamwork for me, as I visited the Paradox Convention, met good people and then cursed loudly as they defeated me in everything from The Showdown Effect to Europa Universalis IV. (Read More)

Asylum Kickstarter Is Insane

February 1st - via:
More Kickstarter news. You could be forgiven for being a little weary of this kind of news, but as always I’m not here to waste time. There’s something unique about this particular Kickstarter that you might find interesting, if you have thousands of dollars lying around waiting to be spent. Asylum is a point-and-click horror [...] (Read More)

Kickstarter mania spreads to Senscape’s Asylum

February 1st - via:
The Kickstarter madness has spread so far, it was only a matter of time until it wound up in the asylum. The Hanwell Mental Insitute, to be precise, as Senscape's Asylum is the latest adventure to go the crowdfunding route. (Read More)

Asylum developers aim to expand the project, open kickstarter page

January 31st - via:
The good news just keeps flowing in for those of us excited for Senscape’s behemoth of a project Asylum. Not only was the game recently given the Greenlight treatment, now the team looks to expand upon the scope of this grim adventure title. Utilizing the power of Kickstater, Senscape hopes the extra funds sent their way will push development along further and help the team focus on getting the game out as soon as possible. (Read More)

Greenlit point-and-click game Asylum takes to Kickstarter to speed up development

January 31st - via:
Point-and-click horror game Asylum was already approved through Steam Greenlight earlier this month, but developer Senscape has launched a Kickstarter campaign for funding to finish the game more quickly. (Read More)

Asylum launches Kickstarter to fund final months of development

January 30th - via:
Asylum was in the last batch of titles given the nod by Steam Greenlight and Senscape said in a press release that the surge in popularity this brought about partially inspired its crowdfunding attempt. In response to fan requests, one of the reward tiers is a chance to be featured in-game. “The number one request from fans has been that they want to become part of this engrossing setting we have created, and we have listened,” project lead Agustín Cordes said. (Read More)

Kickstarter Projects: The Asylum (Senscape)

January 30th - via:
Having already secured its place in the hallowed halls of Steam, horror adventure Asylum by Agustin Cordes and Senscape is trying to move on to even bigger and better things. (Read More)

Asylum Unveils Its Kickstarter of Horrors

January 30th - via:
New horror game Asylum gets ready to reveal its Kickstarter campaign and terrify whoever backs it. (Read More)

Agustín Cordes Interview

November 28th - via:
Agustín Cordes seems to like making people suffer. First he scared the pants off us with his debut horror adventure Scratches, and now the agonizing wait for his his highly-anticipated next game, Asylum, is taking much longer than expected. But that won't stop us from learning everything we can in the meantime. (Read More)

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