Primal: The Awakening


A project in Boston, MA by Lay Waste Games LLC

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In this combat strategy game for 2-4 players, you are cursed humans, battling underground with your new powers from a mysterious eye.
Backers: 2081
Average Pledge Per Backer: $65

Funded: $136,092 of $10,000
Dates: Mar 18th -> Apr 18th (32 days)
Project By: Lay Waste Games LLC
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Latest News

ONLY HOURS LEFT! + All the awesomeness you unlocked!

April 18th - via:
Hello cursed humans! It has been a joyous, derpy, cursed road, and thanks to you, we are only hours away from funding. Take a look at how much you've transformed Life Siphon during the campaign. It's truly amazing! FACT: Backers added over 30 new... (Read More)


April 16th - via:
Hello cursed humans! BIRD! You all now have a derpy Penguin Meeple to do with as you see fit. Will they adorn your desk or live inside your game, only to be unleashed when you see fit? The choice is yours! We had a few other stretch goals up our... (Read More)

You have skulls! And next...BIRD!

April 13th - via:
Hello cursed humans! Skulls! All the skulls! YOU HAVE EM! So we're done, right? No more stretch goals? Yea, let's just end here. Oh wait. BIRD! We dare you to find another campaign you can convince to give you this derpy little thing. YOU CAN'T! And... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals + Add-ons + BIRD!

April 10th - via:
Hello cursed humans! The Spell Breaker has arrived and The Fearsome are complete! We decided to reveal both of the next stretch goals because...BIRD! Yes, the overwhelming requests for a derpy little flightless bird was too much for us to handle. But... (Read More)

Solo Madness Mode + Two Player Rules!

April 9th - via:
Hello cursed humans! We are almost in the presence of The Spell Breaker! SO CLOSE! But first, we want to break down something we are super excited about. Below are short explanations of both Solo Madness Mode and Two Player, but you can find the... (Read More)

Life is given. Spells are broken.

April 7th - via:
Hello cursed humans! Life! It's a good thing to have in Life Siphon. Go figure! Now you have the ability to get even more of it with The Life Giver. It's finally time to round out the Fearsome with the last member! The Spell Breaker allows you to... (Read More)

Here comes Pain! But also Life. + Penguins?!

April 4th - via:
Hello cursed humans! PAIN IS IN THE BUILDING! Every game will now make more pain than you could ever imagine with The Pain Maker! But for now, the next stretch goal and the third Fearsome! The Life Giver allows you to choose a player to gain 1 life... (Read More)

April Fools! + HUGE Gameplay Update!

April 3rd - via:
Hello cursed humans! If you didn't guess already, the last update was an April Fools joke. No re-theming is happening, and we can promise the game is becoming more and more awesome every day! But seriously...who wants a penguin meeple? As you may... (Read More)


April 1st - via:
Hello cursed humans! Wow have we been working a lot. We are tired! After an amazing weekend at PAX East showing off Life Siphon nonstop, we came back this morning to make some changes to Life Siphon. This is precisely why it took us so long to get... (Read More)

What is a bunch of rats called?

March 29th - via:
A MISCHIEF! And that is what you are all getting in essence form. Drink it up! Now...we know we showed you one hidden Familiar in the page...but we lied. Sorry not sorry! THERE ARE 4 MORE FAMILIARS COMING! The first of the group we are calling The... (Read More)

Wyrmwood + Life Siphon!

March 25th - via:
Hello cursed humans! Some crafting has been going on behind the scenes and we are finally ready to release it from the shadows! As we did in the past with Dragoon, we have decided to partner with the amazing folks at Wyrmwood for something truly... (Read More)

Is it warm in here or is it just me??

March 24th - via:
Hello cursed humans! Essence of Flame unlocked. ROAR! We will keep saying it so get used to it...THANK YOU! Look out, because now your dragons are all way more powerful. This is a great thing for you to beat down your opponent with may get... (Read More)


March 22nd - via:
Hello cursed humans! You did it! Your game will now come with Plague Rats inside. Lots of adorable and horribly gross (but cute) rats. ENJOY IT! With these new Familiars, perhaps you could use something to enhance their power a bit. Well, we've had... (Read More)

AH!!! What just brushed my leg!

March 20th - via:
Hello cursed! The Shade is unlocked! And it is only going to get better as we.....AHHH! What was that!? I felt something brush my leg. EWW IT'S A RAT! But it looks...weird.... Oh no! It's the Plague Rat! Strangely, the little thing looks kind of... (Read More)

Dragons are here! But what is that shadow??

March 19th - via:
Hello cursed humans, We have successfully unlocked The Dragon! ROAR!!!! Let's keep moving, but what is that shadow behind the dragon? It's The Shade! In case you couldn't tell by the quantities, these Familiars we are unlocking are a bit special.... (Read More)

A new Familiar approaches!

March 18th - via:
Hello cursed humans! Day 1 and we have already knocked out our first Stretch Goal! WOOO! Now we are fairly certain you will be excited by this new Familiar. You could say they are all too familiar... That's right! In Life Siphon, you can summon a... (Read More)


March 18th - via:
Hello cursed humans! First off, sorry we cursed you. Second, WE DID IT! And in an hour too. Thank you all so much. This is just the beginning. Enjoy the ride. Now onto the first stretch goal! Cursedly, Lay Waste Games  (Read More)

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