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The Cork

A project in Akron, OH by Parlor Interactive

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The Cork is a 2D action-RPG with a focus on exploration, discovery and challenging combat.
Backers: 556
Average Pledge Per Backer: $19

Funded: $10,603 of $50,000
Dates: May 5th -> Jun 4th (30 days)
Project By: Parlor Interactive
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Latest News

The New Demo is Live!

May 28th - via:
First, thank you all so much for the feedback on the campaign. These things are a ton of work, and I didn't really know what to expect going in. With a much clearer picture of what went right, and especially what went wrong, I'm much more confident... (Read More)

A few questions from the Dev

May 23rd - via:
Hey everyone! With 10 days left in the campaign and a looong way to our goal, I wanted to use this update to solicit some feedback and see how I could improve the campaign. I'd love to hear from as many backers/potential backers as I can! If you've... (Read More)

Another Track from the OST

May 21st - via:
The Gatewatcher's Theme A quick update today, we're hard at work on a new demo!. In the meantime, check out another piece from The Cork's OST by the always awesome Lenard Phillips. Cool Stuff on Kickstarter Show Vernal Edge some love! It's a... (Read More)

The Cork on the the Mastery of Craft Podcast

May 20th - via:
Campaign Progress Good morning! We've got two weeks to go.  We've cracked $8k! Give us a shout out on twitter or other social platforms and help us reach as many people as we can! $8,043 pledged from 360 backers. Mastery Of Craft We recently had the... (Read More)

Hackrot and the Haulers

May 19th - via:
Campaign Progress Good morning! We're halfway through the campaign, and we'll need all the help we can get. Leeettttttt's GOOOO. $7,798 pledged from 347 backers Hackrot and the Haulers Hackrot, the Hauler guildmaster The steep bluffs that tower over... (Read More)

On Secret Areas

May 18th - via:
Campaign Progress Good morning everyone! We need some momentum! Let everyone know about the game! Let's do this! $7,218 pledged by 327 backers! Finding Secret Areas You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play... (Read More)

Development Progress!

May 17th - via:
Campaign Progress Good morning everyone! We're past $7k! $7,023 from 313 backers! Development We've been hard at work on the Prospector's Hope Road area! Here's a quick Work-In-Progress gameplay video of the area. Still tons of layering, props, and... (Read More)

The Cork and the the Dain-app

May 16th - via:
Campaign Progress Good morning everyone! We've officially passed 300 backers! Let's get 300 more! $6,863 from 300 backers! The Dain-app Today, I wanted to share something fun. I ran Salem through the Dain-app to see what results could be achieved at... (Read More)

Art Time Lapse!

May 15th - via:
Campaign Progress Good afternoon everyone! The Switch announcement gave us a nice boost. Let's keep going! $6,748 pledged from 291 backers! A Sneak Peak at art for a New Area We're hard at work building out the art assets for the Prospector's Hope... (Read More)

Big News for The Cork!

May 14th - via:
Campaign Progress Good morning everyone! We cracked $6k! Keep spreading the word! $6,280 pledged from 256 backers A Huge Announcement Today, we're excited to announce our partnership with Pineapple Works to bring the game to the Nintendo... (Read More)

A new OST track!

May 13th - via:
Campaign Progress Good morning everyone! We cracked $6k! Keep spreading the word! $6,020 pledged by 245 pledgers! The Sounds of Southwall Market Today we'd like to share a new track from Lenard Phillips: The Theme for the Southwall Market area.... (Read More)

One week in!

May 12th - via:
Campaign Progress Good morning everyone! We're one week in, and there's a lot left to do! $5,774 pledged from 230 Backers Lifeblood The Bloodsmith will Infuse your weapons with Lifeblood, increasing their strength at the expense of durability and... (Read More)

In-Game Maps and Pathfinding

May 11th - via:
Campaign Progress Good morning everyone! 10% down, 90% to go! $5,529 pledged! The Cork was featured on the excellent Max Level Podcast and Indie Game Lover's Indie World Order Highlights. We're honored to be included in both. Check them out! Finding... (Read More)

On Weaponry

May 10th - via:
Campaign Progress Good morning everyone! We've passed the $5k mark with over 200 pledges! There's plenty of time left to crush our goal! Let's go let's go let's go!  203 pledges and $5,354 pledge so far Weapons Salem won't just find swords on his... (Read More)

A look at the Inventory screen

May 9th - via:
Campaign Progress Good morning everyone! We need some momentum! Spread the word far and wide and lets get The Cork funded! We've past the $4,000 mark! Items, Equipment, Stats, and Inventory! Here's a a sneak peek at the inventory screen, which shows... (Read More)

Day 3 - A new tune!

May 8th - via:
Campaign Progress Good morning everyone! A short update today, but we're moving the needle! Let's keep going! $3,864 pledged so far! F.A.Q.s The question we've been asked the most about during the campaign is whether or not we will bring the game to... (Read More)

48 Hour Update

May 7th - via:
Campaign Progress The first 48 hours have passed. Progress has been slow but steady, and we'll keep pushing. Spread the word and help us reach our goal! 48 hours in, we're at $2,924 pledged by 148 backers. We're being talked about on  Destructoid,... (Read More)

First Day Done! Good Start! Let's keep going!

May 6th - via:
Campaign Progress A huge thanks to everyone that has supported The Cork, whether by backing the campaign, spreading the word, or simply offering feedback. I couldn't even attempt this without every one of you.  24 hours into the campaign, we're at... (Read More)

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