Devastated Dreams

A project in by Matt Gilgenbach

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Psychological horror about the fears of being an expectant parent from the team that delivered Neverending Nightmares. (Win/Mac/Linux)
Backers: 832
Average Pledge Per Backer: $39

Funded: $32,253 of $115,896
Dates: Jul 14th -> Aug 16th (34 days)
Project By: Matt Gilgenbach
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Latest News

Matt Gilgenbach on Neverending Nightmares and Devastated Dreams

April 29th - via:
We took the time to talk with indie game developer Matt Gilgenbach about himself and his games Neverending Nightmares and Devastated Dreams. (Read More)

Failed Kickstarter Videogame Campaigns and Analysis for August 2015

September 21st - via:
Cliqist takes a look at the failed indie game Kickstarter campaigns for August 2015, and does some in-depth analysis. (Read More)

Final stretch!

August 14th - via:
We have 55 hours left in the project, and quite a ways to go towards our budget. I have no way of knowing how many people will get the 48 hour reminder email, but given our project video plays is only at 13,290, I’m not sure there are enough... (Read More)

Four Days Remaining!

August 12th - via:
This campaign has been very challenging from a professional and personal standpoint. Kickstarter campaigns are very difficult and time consuming to run, and no matter what the result of the campaign, I will be able to say that I did my best. Succeed... (Read More)

Less than a week left!

August 10th - via:
This update is really tough to write. The project definitely has a long way to go before it is funded and less than a week to get all that funding. While kickstarting Neverending Nightmares was a dream come true, Devastated Dreams has been an uphill... (Read More)

Making games is hard!

August 7th - via:
Firstly, I'd like to thank you all for your support of this project! This game is very important to me, so the fact that you are interested in it and want it to happen feels great. :)  Recently, I've read several articles about indie development.... (Read More)

The importance of horror

August 5th - via:
Hello friends! Thank you for your continued support of our kickstarter! Horror as a genre is very important to me, and I think kickstarters like this are important if you want to continue to see horror games. I've recorded a developer diary talking... (Read More)

Less than two weeks left and more about the Philippines!

August 3rd - via:
Hello friends! We have less than two weeks left on this campaign and a long way to go on funding. If I knew anything about sports, I would give a rousing sports style half time speech. Unfortunately, I don't! Although despite my general disinterest... (Read More)

It's about family!

July 31st - via:
Today, I'd like to talk about family. One of the things that struck me about the Philippines was how important family was. When I visited, I was fortunate to meet my in-laws including my wife's extended family. I was very impressed with how close... (Read More)

Diversity and horror

July 30th - via:
Firstly, I am pleased to announce that I actually updated the Infinitap Games blog! I haven't had a good post on there for a while. I find it difficult to write things because I obsessively edit them, which is why I usually prefer the developer diary... (Read More)

Kickstarter is hard but amazing!

July 29th - via:
Hello friends! Thank you for your amazing support for Devastated Dreams. We couldn't have gotten this far without you! However, as the subject says, running a kickstarter is very hard. I just read an article today about how funding for projects of... (Read More)

Almost 700 backers!

July 28th - via:
Firstly, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your generous support! We have an uphill battle to get to 30%, but we have the most amazing and passionate community, so I think we can do it with your help! I hate to keep nagging, but... (Read More)

More Devastated Dreams Details!

July 27th - via:
Firstly, I'd like to remind you of something I said way at the bottom of Friday's update - once we reach 30% funding, we will update the demo with an new intro segment that gives a little more background on the characters. :) The level we have right... (Read More)

Authenticity and what we've been working on since launch

July 24th - via:
Firstly, I'm pleased to announce that we've gotten our first cat backer to the project! Joe's cat Ty is very eager to support his dad's work! Perhaps we should have translated our pitch page and video into meows and barks to get the untapped pet... (Read More)

The campaign needs your help! (Plus, more on puzzles and aswang)

July 23rd - via:
Hello friends! I have some bad news and some good news. The bad news is that we are currently not on track to make our goal. A lot can happen in 24 days, but the campaign really needs a shot in the arm in order to get to that 30% tipping point. On... (Read More)

Building a world

July 22nd - via:
When I was 8 or 9, I became interested in creating games. I learned Microsoft QuickBASIC, but it stunk for graphics, so I was only able to create text based adventures. I saw a program called World Builder in a Mac software catalog, and I begged my... (Read More)

Week 1 update!

July 20th - via:
Firstly, thank you all for supporting the project in its first week! The first week is extremely important to setting the momentum of the project, and while we aren't quite on the trajectory I had hoped for, we are off to a good start. We crossed the... (Read More)

Background on Filipino folklore and aswang

July 20th - via:
Hello friends! Firstly, I'd like to remind everyone that the $10 early bird tier closes tomorrow at 10 AM PST, so be sure to tell all your friends about it! Save them some money and help get us some backers! :) I'd really appreciate your help... (Read More)

The Devastated Dreams Demo Will Give You Nightmares

July 20th - via:
Cliqist goes hands-on with Devastated Dreams, a psychological horror game set in the Philippines and the demo proves just how scary it can get. (Read More)

What Kickstarter Video Game Campaigns Launched July 12 - 18

July 19th - via:
Cliqist takes a look at all 28 Kickstarter video game campaigns that launched last week. From the great to the awful. (Read More)

Tune in NOW on Twitch to watch the P.T. Demo and more!

July 18th - via:
Hello friends! I just wanted to remind you that we are streaming now on twitch. It’s going to be a lot of fun, so don’t miss it! I’ll answer your questions about Devastated Dreams, discuss the P.T. Demo, or talk about whatever you want! Also, I... (Read More)

We've made it past 15%!

July 17th - via:
Firstly, I’d like to thank all the backers new and old! We made it past the 15% tipping point, which is important. Our next milestone is 30%, but since we are only 3 days into the project, we have a bit of time before we need to achieve it.... (Read More)

Day 2 and still going strong!

July 16th - via:
Thank you everyone for supporting our project! We are off to a strong start (almost 15%!), but we still have a ways to go, so please help me spread the word about the project. We haven’t gotten a ton of Let’s Plays of our demo, so if you have a... (Read More)

Welcome to the first update of many!

July 15th - via:
Hello friends! Firstly, thank you so much for your amazing outpouring of support! I can't believe we are already 11% of the way to our goal! It is a strong start, but I'll need your help to maintain the momentum. Please help spread the word on... (Read More)

Fears and Nightmares in Devastated Dreams

July 15th - via:
Devastated Dreams is a psychological horror adventure game set in the Philippines and deals with dark themes. (Read More)

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