A project in Baltimore, MD by Discord Games LLC

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Chasm is a 2D Fantasy ARPG Platformer featuring procedurally generated Metroid-like dungeons and authentic pixel art.
Backers: 6938
Average Pledge Per Backer: $28

Funded: $191,897 of $150,000
Dates: Apr 12th -> May 12th (30 days)
Project By: Discord Games LLC
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Latest News

GameTech: Chasm helps narrow the gaming gap

August 7th - via:
Headline GameTech: Chasm helps narrow the gaming gap (Read More)

Long awaited Kickstarter Success Metroidvania Game Chasm is releasing this Month

July 10th - via:
Chasm has been a game long in the making, with its first appearance in 2013 and a following successful Kickstarter campaign. Now, developer Bit Kid is ready to announce their passion project will release this month, July 31st on PC, PS4 and PS Vita for only $19.99. Check out the new teaser trailer! (Read More)

After five years and 72 Kickstarter updates, Chasm is finally coming this month

July 9th - via:
In 2013, when Kickstarter was just a blip on some folk's radars, Chasm was announced. Developer notes that the project has "exceed [their] wildest expectations," and as a result Early Access backers are reaping the benefits and are getting their keys on July 16 "barring any unforeseen complications." (Read More)

Long-awaited indie Metroidvania Chasm has finished production

June 22nd - via:
Discord Games' Chasm has wowed us for some time. Whether it's just by looking at its visuals, or for some of us, playing a demo build, this is one indie Kickstarter darling that pretty much everyone was rooting for. (Read More)

E3 ’14 – Hands-On With Chasm

June 13th - via:
Discord Games did quite well with their Chasm Kickstarter last year. Since then, fans have been hungrily eyeing the 2D action platformer. Earlier in the year many players got a shot at a demo during PAX but I was not one of those people. As such, I’ve simply watched from afar as others played the new demo and wondered how it would be to actually play. Well, my chance finally came during E3 as Chasm was being demoed on PS4s. These are the thoughts I had while playing. (Read More)

New Chasm Gameplay Video

February 11th - via:
Discord Games posted an update on the Chasm Kickstarter page today with a number of interesting nuggets. First off they’ve launched a new website for Chasm over at, there you’ll find some forums, some videos, of information on pre-ordering. The second portion of the update was to announce that the team will be at Indiecade East this weekend giving demos of their eagerly anticipate Metroidvania game, even if only for a couple hours. (Read More)

Chasm Kickstarter concludes with $191,000 pledged, pre-orders open

May 14th - via:
Chasm, the 2D action RPG with a Metroid soul, has handily destroyed its funding goal on Kickstarter. After reaching its funding goal of $150,000 five days early last week, the Chasm Kickstarter closed over the weekend with $191,897 pledged from nearly 7,000 backers. Developer Discord Games thank all of its backers for their "amazing and truly inspiring support." (Read More)

Chasm ends Kickstarter campaign, pre-orders will continue to contribute to stretch goals

May 12th - via:
Action role-playing game Chasm ended its Kickstarter campaign with $191,897, well past its funding goal of $150,000, and is now available for pre-order. (Read More)

Fan Art Contest Results / Last 12 Hours

May 11th - via:
It's finally time to announce the winners of our Fan Art Contest! We've picked the entries that represented Chasm the best and showcased awesome technical ability. Be sure to check out all 60 entries on the public gallery. Without further ado: Grand... (Read More)

Final 24 Hours / Art Contest Gallery

May 11th - via:
The campaign is over in just 24 hours! It's almost been ensured that Chasm will see the light of day thanks to all of you. Once again, a huge thanks to everyone for backing, and making this campaign such a success. You've made our dreams come true,... (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)

Chasm Goes Humble!

May 8th - via:
The awesome folks over at the Humble Bundle contacted us earlier this week to let us know not only how amazing they think Chasm is, but also that they wanted it on the Humble Store! After speaking with them, it became apparent that they'd be able to... (Read More)

Extended OST Unlocked + Bonus Alternate Chiptune Soundtrack!

May 7th - via:
It looks like the campaign is picking up some steam towards the end! We've managed to unlock the first Stretch Goal just a little over a day after getting funded. We're already over $4k into our next Stretch Goal, so things are looking very good.... (Read More)

Indie RPG Chasm leaps over Kickstarter goal

May 6th - via:
I couldn’t be more delighted with the news that the promising Chasm has met its Kickstarter target – and not just because it gave me an excuse to use that exciting headline. OK, so it’s mostly that, but I also like the cut of the action RPG’s jib. The Symphony of the Night/Zelda/Diablo-inspired sidescroller has brought in all $150,000 required to make the game happen. It’s still a few…hundred thousand dollars shy of achieving all its stretch goals, but there are five days to go before Mr Kickstarter bangs his power-gavel and declares Chasm’s funding campaign “OOOOOVEERRRRR”. Also: Mr Kickstarter is a robot. (Read More)

Chasm hits $150,000 Kickstarter goal with five days to go

May 6th - via:
2D action-RPG Chasm traversed the void between it and Kickstarter funding this morning, reaching its $150,000 goal with five days to spare. With the game funded and set to arrive in May 2014, developer Discord Games turns its attention towards stretch goals, with an extended digital double album at $160K and achievements at $175K looking realistic. (Read More)

Funding Reached!

May 4th - via:
After an absolutely epic fundraising day, we've reached our $150,000 goal with 5 days to spare! We went live on MANvsGAME today, and had quite an amazing turn out. MANkind (his followers) decided Chasm was worthy of their hard earned money, and... (Read More)

Fan Art Contest!

May 3rd - via:
So we thought we'd kick the last week off with a bang. To get everyone more involved, we're holding a Fan Art contest! Draw, pixel, or paint your own original piece of fan art relating to Chasm, and then email it to us before the deadline. Our top... (Read More)

Live Stream Double-Feature with Creators of Shovel Knight and A.N.N.E.

May 2nd - via:
Tonight (May 2nd), we'll be on not one, but two live streams! First at 7PM EST, we'll be joining Leviathyn on their Twitch channel for a one hour live stream with special guest Sean Velasco of Yacht Club Games (Shovel Knight). Leviathyn will be... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Announced, Live Stream Tonight!

April 29th - via:
We're still cruising right along, and are steadily approaching 80% funding. Things are looking very good, but in order to keep funding past our goal we've put together our list of Stretch Goals. Here's the main list, please see the full page for... (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)

New Demo and Trailer Released!

April 26th - via:
Hey everyone! After an insane week-long crunch, we've completed the demo update right in time to celebrate crossing the $100k mark! I'm really proud of what we accomplished, and I think it's a true testament of our dedication to this game. Thanks... (Read More)

New Chasm demo released as Kickstarter crosses $100k

April 26th - via:
Discord Games has released a new demo version of its side-scrolling action-RPG Chasm as the game's Kickstarter project enters its third week with over $100,000 in pledges. (Read More)

Demo Update Coming!

April 22nd - via:
Hello again! The campaign has slowed down a bit, but Polygon posted a story over the weekend that kept traffic trickling in and pushed us over the $85k mark. It's very hard to get attention this early into the campaign, but overall I think we're... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup – April 21st 2013

April 21st - via:
Two $100,000 winners this week and a few other projects close to the finish line. While I was compiling the column this week, I realised I was keeping track of the number of projects that apparently ‘contained roguelike elements’. It’s about 90%, although to be fair I stopped keeping track almost as soon as I’d started so that figure is entirely made up. Perhaps my memory fails me, but I don’t recall the term being anything like as popular 12 months ago. Of course, some would argue that the meaning has been lost and that anything with procedural generation or a modicum of difficulty is now wearing the roguelike hat, but that in itself surely tells us something. Games want to be like rogue, which is far more agreeable than the days when every other one wanted to be like a soldier or a space marine. (Read More)

50% Funded in a Week!

April 18th - via:
We've raised half our goal in just under a week! Thank you again for your pledge to help make this game happen. We're slowing down a bit but fear not, we've got another press push coming this weekend. Please continue spreading the word to your... (Read More)

Early Bird Slots Added!

April 16th - via:
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33% Funded in 4 Days!

April 15th - via:
We're excited to announce that we are 1/3 funded ($50,000) in just 4 days! The support everyone has shown so far has been amazing. We're starting to get some major press as well, so it looks like we better start thinking about stretch goals! Press... (Read More)

First Day Recap

April 13th - via:
Wow, we just had an incredible first day! We'd like to extend our thanks to everyone that's pledged so far, you guys are seriously awesome. We certainly didn't expect to have such a great reception: April 12 $12,381 raised 8% Funded  450 Backers I'd... (Read More)

Chasm brings 'Metroidvania' action to Kickstarter

April 13th - via:
Discord Games recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring its upcoming 2D "Metroidvania-styled" game Chasm to Windows, Mac and Linux. The developer plans to take its inspiration from games such as Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and The Legend of Zelda series to new heights by building procedurally-generated dungeons in six different areas into the game. (Read More)

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