Celestian Tales: Old North

A project in Bandung, Indonesia by Ekuator Games

Funding Unsuccessful

Traditional narrative-driven RPG. An epic of love, faith, and justice. Six characters. Three decades. How will you shape the Old North?
Backers: 643
Average Pledge Per Backer: $37

Funded: $24,021 of $40,000
Dates: Jul 9th -> Aug 10th (32 days)
Project By: Ekuator Games
rpgvideo gameadventureindielinuxmacfantasypcturn-basedretrodrm-free +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: August 10 @ 00:01 -0400 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

Celestian Tales: Old North producer on success, failure, and redefining the classic RPG

April 3rd - via:
The challenge of pitching a project through Kickstarter is over for Ekuator Games. Celestian Tales: Old North raised more than twice it's initial goal of $30,000. Now, the team just has to make a game in the next eight months. (Read More)

Here’s your second chance to support Celestian Tales: Old North on Kickstarter

March 3rd - via:
If you funded Celestian Tales: Old North on their first Kickstarter attempt, forgot to, or never knew about it in the first place, the good folk over at Ekuator Games are giving you a second chance. This time, they are going for all the gusto and look to bring you a refreshing take on an RPG with moral-driven storyline, six points of view, multiple personal arcs, and magnificent hand-drawn art. (Read More)

48 Hours Mark

August 7th - via:
Hey everyone! After nearly 30 days in the progress, we now have reached the 48 hours mark until this project ends. Sitting at where we are now, these last hours will determine whether Celestian Tales: Old North can succeed at its first attempt and... (Read More)

Funding Crowd The 13th (July 31st - Aug 6th)

August 7th - via:
The Funding Crowd is back later than ever on its 13th instalment. What happened is that we avoided publishing it yesterday as Tuesday the 13th is the bad luck day in Spanish-speaking countries, as you may know... (Read More)

In Depth: Combat System 2 + Prototype Combat Build

August 4th - via:
On this weekend's In Depth, we're continuing the previous update's discussion about combat system. This time the main topic is customization -- how far are we really designing a 'play with your own style' customization options? Aaand, after numerous... (Read More)

In Depth: Combat System 1 + Retouched Audio

August 2nd - via:
We've received a few questions about the combat system along the weeks the project is live. In this update, we're going to delve into the features that make Celestian Tales: Old North special in terms of combat. Also, we've been revamping our audio... (Read More)

In Depth: Reed + News from Sony

July 31st - via:
On the fifth In Depth feature showcasing our characters, we're putting Reed on the screen. Male, young, and looking like a standard old-school RPG protagonist, he's a character far from that. Read more about him in this update! We also have received... (Read More)

In Depth: Cammile + PayPal Contributions

July 29th - via:
As you requested, today's in depth features Cammile. In a setting of old technologies and strict beliefs, you might question her quirky appearance -- and if you do, that means we've succeeded in crafting her how we wanted. Read more about her in this... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup – 28th July 2013

July 28th - via:
Two big wins this week and both are projects that I’ve been intrigued by since I first saw them. Lacuna Passage is the game about mysteries on Mars, using real topography of the Red Planet, and Satellite Reign is the Syndicate successor that promises an emergent cyberpunk city. Excellent news. (Read More)

In Depth: Ylianne + Test Bed v2

July 27th - via:
The 'mystery girl' you've been talking about is here! Though she looks youngest, she starts as more than twice older than the others. However, as with everything in Celestian Tales: Old North, looks do not define what somebody is. Also, we've added a... (Read More)

In Depth: Reynard + Stretch Goals

July 25th - via:
As requested, today's character to be featured in depth is Reynard! Large, rugged, and the eldest among the six, he might look like someone you'd see as a sidekick or NPC instead of a playable one. As we often said jokingly to each other: "In old... (Read More)

In Depth: Aria + Kicking It Forward

July 23rd - via:
Today we're going to delve into the characters more, both from design perspectives and from the story (though we'll try keeping it spoiler-free). We'll start from the most common-looking characters: Aria the 'young, healer-type girl'. At first glance... (Read More)

Colored Combat Background

July 21st - via:
This is weekend, we know, but beyond our own expectations, our artists work on their days off to finish the combat background we promised you all. The result for today is that concept art we previously shown, fully done in watercolor as you can see... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup – 21st July 2013

July 21st - via:
There have been plenty of weeks with no losers and several winners, but I can’t remember compiling this column and finding losers without winners to sit above them. There are lots of projects that are readying themselves for a spot in the winners’ section though, propped on the podium, parading their plaudits. Dungeonmans and Tangiers are my current favourites, with Monochroma not far behind. It’s a busy week though and there should be something for everyone. Except sports fans. Nothing for sports fans. Probably the least Kickstarted genre actually. Licensing issues to blame? (Read More)

Kickstarter Interview: Celestian Tales: Old North offers three decades of story-driven RPG

July 21st - via:
Are you tired of the mute hero going from rages to riches, killing gods, or other typical fantasy tropes? Do you tire of bland story and desire for more out of your role playing plots? Do you like characters that develop over an entire lifetime? You answered “yes” to all of these questions, I’m going to go ahead and recommend Celestian Tales: Old North to you. (Read More)

Graphics Upgrade Progess and Console News

July 18th - via:
Graphics Upgrade ProgressWe've been receiving messages concerning our 'barebone graphics', and in our effort to answer we're on our way to revamp the combat backgrounds and environment from pixel arts to hand-drawn colors. Remember that sketch... (Read More)

Rewards Upgrade

July 15th - via:
Celestian Tales: Old North is mostly about the story of choices and consequences. A video game, however good, will always have limitations on this kind freedom. But worry not for those who wish to experience this kind of story first-hand: with... (Read More)

Testbed and Combat Background Concept

July 15th - via:
TestbedWhat's a testbed? It's basically a 'room' for us to test features in programming that would be used in-game. For example, in this version we tested 3D sound in the form of a pop music embed to a green blob. In the game, this will be used for... (Read More)

Console FAQ

July 13th - via:
Since there are many questions about whether or not will we be appearing in consoles, we'll sort it out in this update: Q: Will Celestian Tales: Old North be available on the WiiU / Vita / other consoles? A: We used to play classic 90s JRPG on a... (Read More)

Lucienne Leroux, More Animations, and Steam Greenlight

July 12th - via:
In our first update, we're proud to reveal one of the six characters available for play! In this opportunity we're also showcasing walk animations of the five revealed characters, to give you a sneak peek of how they're going to be represented... (Read More)

Indie Pleas: Indie game crowd funding roundup for July 12, 2013

July 12th - via:
The theme this week on Indie Pleas is creation! With Organic Panic and Adventurezator: When Pigs Fly, you use level creators and tools to help form and shape your very own levels to play and share. (Read More)

Kickstarter Spotlight - Projects You Should Pay Attention To 7/11

July 11th - via:
We’re back from…well nowhere, but I totally space cadet’d yesterdays deadline in lieu of other monstrous tasks. We’ve received tons of emails from Kickstarter hopefuls this week, and we’re nabbing one of the more unique picks from our inbox to share along with two other fantastic projects that have secured a combined total of nearly one million thus far. We’ll be controlling colossal mechs (not Pacific Rim), bribing executives, and spiriting away to the Old North in this weeks Kickstarter Spotlight. So, strap in, it’ll be a bumpy, steam driven ride. (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!