Veil of Ruin

Blackmore: A Steampunk Adventure Game

A project in Kamakura, Japan by iQiOi Co., Ltd.

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Japanese adventure game set in steampunk London, created by Japanese and US game industry veterans in a rich 2.5D style.
Backers: 1468
Average Pledge Per Backer: $53

Funded: $77,508 of $200,000
Dates: Feb 10th -> Mar 12th (30 days)
Project By: iQiOi Co., Ltd.
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Latest News

Campaign Postmortem: Blackmore

May 18th - via:
Earlier this year, iQiOi Co. launched a Kickstarter for Blackmore (or Blackmore’s Bane), a steampunk adventure game that intended to take full advantage of a development team made up of industry veterans from both America and Japan. The campaign was unsuccessful, raising only $77,508 of the $200,000 stated as its goal. Considering the impressive array of talent associated with the project and the fact that the game itself seemed rather appealing, why was it that this campaign failed where others have succeeded? (Read More)

Final 24 hours and closing thoughts

March 11th - via:
So I write these off-the-cuff feelings with about 25 hours to go... I'm filled with such a range of emotions:  -Sadness like saying goodbye to a friend,  -Relief to take a break from a stressful 30 days,  -Extreme gratitude for the friends I've... (Read More) - Stay in touch and let us hear your voice!

March 8th - via:
Things are indeed not all that rosy on our first KS campaign ever, but we're not worried so neither should you be. Yes, our timing was not so good and we launched a bit prematurely. But we WILL return bulked up and ready for combat sometime in the... (Read More)

Ex-Snatcher team takes stab a steampunk mystery Blackmore on Kickstarter

March 6th - via:
Japanese independent developer iQiOi, led by Jeremy Blaustein (known for his work on the English version of Snatcher, as well as a slew of other properties in Konami’s stable), is reimagining Victorian-era London with a gritty steampunk vibe to explore their own version of the Whitechapel Jack the Ripper slayings in Blackmore, a new adventure now in the crucial final stage of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Donna Burke speaks!

March 3rd - via:
Ever since I directed Donna Burke on Silent Hill 2, I knew she was a powerful talent. She can act, she can sing like an angel and did you know that she's the voice of the Shinkansen (bullet train) too! Yes, it freaks me out when I travel to Tokyo to... (Read More)

Kickstarter Picks - March Edition - Article

March 1st - via:
Hello and welcome to gamrReview’s Kickstarter Picks for March! I would like to begin by honoring a few games that didn’t make the list for March, but deserve your attention almost as much as our actual picks. (Read More)

Story update!

February 28th - via:
Oh how we wish we could share this story with you, but sadly can only give you some nuggets. The story of Blackmore is one that examines themes involving man's place among the newly mechanized world. The loss and the search for humanity is one of the... (Read More)

Screenshots and Donna Burke News!

February 21st - via:
In response to your requests for more information about what the game will look like and play like, we’ve prepared a MEGA UPDATE showing some screen mockups and we also have some other exciting announcements, so let’s get right to it! We hope... (Read More)

Jeremy Blaustein on the 8-4 Play podcast 2/21!!

February 17th - via:
Jeremy Blaustein will be on the 8-4 Play podcast on Friday, the Feb. 21st, co-hosting with the guys from 8-4! It will be a lot of fun and Jeremy has promised to drop some exciting news that you all will want to listen up for!  The podcast is... (Read More)

Mr. Furukawa speaks!

February 15th - via:
Motoaki Furukawa announces his excitement about participating in the Blackmore project!   (Read More)

Shout outs and congratulations to other projects we love!

February 14th - via:
First of all, we’d like to congratulate a project that we supported, Unsung Story, with their successful funding! Great job, guys! We’re looking forward to playing it ourselves! Also a big shout out to our fellow Japanese Indie game and a game... (Read More)

Some confusion over $70/$80 tier and physical copies

February 13th - via:
After our rewards update, we mistakenly released a chart that showed that the $70/$80 tier would receive physical copies of the game. This was a mistake on our part, but for those who signed up for the $70/$80 tier after that error, we WILL be... (Read More)

Main theme by Motoaki Furukawa!

February 13th - via:
Its Valentine's Day here in Japan and as a present to all of you out there, here's the main theme of Blackmore by Motoaki Furukawa, the man behind one of my absolute favorites, One Night in Neo Kobe City! Here is it, but first a warning: There is a... (Read More)

Awesome new rewards for backers!!!

February 12th - via:
We've listened to your feedback and made some exciting changes! We’re adding lots of value to the rewards, but we’ll also need to change the limits to match reality. Please have a close look and let us know if something isn’t clear by sending... (Read More)

Emma and Descartes revealed! Anyone want to try fan art?

February 11th - via:
Hi, time to reveal the two main characters are drawn by Satoshi Yoshioka. I think you'll immediately recognize his style! Please enjoy the video too!  The relationship between Emma and Descartes is central to the story and feel of the game. Whether... (Read More)

David Hayter video

February 11th - via:
Ooops, Here it is embedded! Don't be a Hayter!  (Read More)

David Hayter speaks!

February 11th - via:
Hi! Jeremy Blaustein here! This is our first update and I'm not going to waste another minute before letting you all know how incredibly grateful I am for all the support you have shown with your pledges, tweets, and posts! I am overwhelmed and... (Read More)

Ex-Snatcher devs launch Kickstarter for new adventure game

February 11th - via:
Kakamura-based studio iQiOi has opened a Kickstarter campaign for Blackmore, a Japanese adventure game set in Victorian Era London. And its team includes Metal Gear Solid Snake voice actor David Hayter and veteran Snatcher developers. (Read More)

Snatcher Devs Launch Steampunk Adventure Kickstarter

February 11th - via:
The main reason to watch the pitch video for Blackmore – a steampunk adventure game – is for a rare glimpse of the unironic use of the phrase “You might know me from…” And that really is the main reason for watching the first half of the video before they finally remember to talk about the game. Fortunately they eventually do, and while it’s not stunningly original, an adventure game set in a steampunk Victorian London rarely sounds like a bad idea. The main character is Emma Blackmore, accompanied by a robot called Descartes, and they are, inevitably, investigating a serial killer. (Read More)

[Campaign Review] Blackmore: A Steampunk Adventure Game

February 11th - via:
Blackmore: A Steampunk Adventure Game features an alternative Victorian era London where European and Japanese cultures collide with the steampunk genre. (Read More)

Snatcher Developers Working On Steampunk Adventure Game

February 10th - via:
Blackmore is a Japanese adventure game that takes place in a steampunk world, and is being created by a team of well-known developers. (Read More)

Snatcher Alumni Making Steampunk Adventure

February 10th - via:
Kickstarter projects tend to fall into one of three categories. 1. Developer has a mostly complete game and heads to Kickstarter to help build a community while raising some cash for marketing and such. 2. Developer has a game in production but is hitting a wall for one reason or another. They go to Kickstarter to get help with hiring some people to finish the project. 3. Developer has an idea and goes to the people to fund the dream. (Read More)

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