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Black Book - An RPG Rooted in Slavic Mythology

A project in New York, NY by Morteshka

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Dive into this narrative-driven RPG Adventure with card-based combat and explore a world where reality neighbors myth.
Backers: 4962
Average Pledge Per Backer: $33

Funded: $163,496 of $35,000
Dates: May 5th -> Jun 6th (32 days)
Project By: Morteshka
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Latest News

Black Book Successfully Finishes Kickstarter Campaign

June 8th - via:
Narrative-driven RPG Adventure Black Book has successfully finished its Kickstarter Campaign collecting $163,496 pledged by almost 5 thousands backers (Read More)

The end of the campaign — We did it! Black Book is 467% funded!

June 6th - via:
Hey everyone! It’s been a tough month. We’ve been constantly working on both the game and the Kickstarter: we have learned a lot, made good and not so good decisions, gained over 9000 experience. It’s been a tough and hectic month, but at the... (Read More)

Final sprint is here. Can we reach $150K? Add-ons are added!

June 4th - via:
Hey! We’re reaching the final hours of our campaign. It’s hard to believe that Black Book is now supported by over 4000 people – thanks everyone so much for believing in the project. We’ve also just reached our $130K stretch goals, which... (Read More)

2 DAYS LEFT! The incredible Fan Art of Black Book

June 3rd - via:
While there are only 2 days left till the end of our campaign, we decided to share some beautiful art by people who already fell in love with Black Book. By releasing this small update we want to give a shout-out to all of them for engaging with the... (Read More)

Check out Russian VO right now in Prologue’s update

June 1st - via:
Hey! We’ve got some great news to share with you – although Russian VO stretch goal hasn’t been funded yet, we have already confirmed the cast for it and even voiced the Prologue – you can check it out in today’s update. Russian VO is... (Read More)

1 Week Left - New Screenshots Reveal

May 30th - via:
Hey everyone! Time flies, and 3 weeks of our campaign have passed – right now it’s just one that’s left. We want to deeply thank you for all your support: for your contributions, kind words, suggestions – for everything. We wouldn’t be here... (Read More)

Reddit AMA – Today!

May 29th - via:
We know how important it is to build up a close relationship with the community around the game, and that’s what we are trying to achieve by releasing the updates on a regular basis – we’re sharing all those details because we believe that you... (Read More)

Get Your Chance to Co-develop the Game – We’ve Reduced Costs of 2 Rewards

May 28th - via:
Hey everyone! There’s not much time left till the campaign’s end, and although we’re very happy with its results, there are still Stretch Goals to be reached. Recently we realized that cost of Sorcerer and Conjurer pledges turned out to be too... (Read More)

Details on the Card Game Stretch Goal — What Is Durak?

May 26th - via:
As you may have already read we have revealed our next set of stretch goals and one in particular is a mysterious Slavic card-based mini-game that will be available in Black Book, but what is it actually? Lets find out! Durak We bet that Russians... (Read More)

Battle Mode - Reached! Further Stretch Goals Reveal

May 24th - via:
Thanks to your unbelievable support we managed to gain $100K and reach the Battle Mode stretch goal, thus it is confirmed — we’ll be implementing the mode into the game. Thank you so much for helping us make Black Book even more exciting and rich... (Read More)

The Evolution of Combat System

May 19th - via:
From the beginning Black Book was contemplated as a work in the setting of bailichkas and legends, and originally we wanted to follow the track of the board game “A soldier was walking after the service” created by our research adviser and make a... (Read More)

The Music of Black Book

May 18th - via:
Less than 15k are needed to reach the Battle Mode stretch goal — we’re almost there! In today’s update we would like to tell you a bit more about the soundtrack of Black Book. Just as with the general research, we pay special attention to the... (Read More)

New Companion – Reached! Learn more about Mysterious Raven Karnysh

May 15th - via:
Now’s the time for another update as we reached the third stretch goal – New Companion. And it’s all thanks to each and every one of you! Moreover, at the moment more than 40k people have played the prologue on Steam, and that’s a fantastic... (Read More)

Research behind the setting of Black Book

May 14th - via:
In this update we want to talk about the research Black Book is based upon. As you already know, Black Book’s narrative heavily relies on Slavic myths — we regularly consult with professional ethnologists in order to correctly portray the... (Read More)

Loyalty Quests – Reached! Details on Roguelike Battle Mode and more

May 13th - via:
Yay, we’ve reached the second stretch goal — Loyalty Quests!  Let us quickly remind you what those are: each of the companion characters will get their own side-quest, diving deeper into their background. They are considered to be a short... (Read More)

English Voice Over – Funded! Actors Reveal and New Stretch Goals

May 11th - via:
We’ve reached the first Stretch Goal – English Voice Over, what is really amazing! To be honest, we haven’t expected it coming that soon – that’s why we talk about it in the future tense in the video haha. We’re really proud of having... (Read More)

100% is funded! First Stretch Goals Reveal

May 9th - via:
Huge thanks to everyone! Just in 4 days we completed our main goal – it wouldn’t be possible without the support of 1000+ people who believed in our project. We received a large amount of feedback on the game concept and Prologue during the last... (Read More)

Enemy Reveal: Leshy

May 8th - via:
Only 3 days have passed since the beginning of our campaign, but we’ve already been supported by so many people, and it’s unbelievable! Each day, no, even each hour we’re getting closer to our goal, and it’s all thanks to you — knowing that... (Read More)

Enemy Reveal: Domovoy

May 7th - via:
Just in 2 days we managed to gain half of the initial goal, and now Black Book is 52% funded — we’re halfway there! Thank you so much, this wouldn’t be possible without your incredible support! Here we are revealing the second enemy —... (Read More)

33% is Funded on the first day! First Enemy Reveal and More!

May 6th - via:
Within first 24 hours we’ve been supported by more than 400 people and gained 33% of our primary goal, which is absolutely amazing! We are super grateful to you guys for believing in our game, your support can’t be overestimated — THANK YOU!... (Read More)

Black Book Kickstarter Launches With First Chapter Free

May 6th - via:
Black Book, a new game based on Slavic mythology, just launched a Kickstarter and is dealing out a taster for potential backers free of charge. You might remember that last month we covered Black Book’s initial announcement. The upcoming card game from Morteshka is a deck-building RPG that has a unique feel to it. Featuring tales of myth and legend, Black Book is steeped in a world where reality and myth find humans living alongside otherworldly creatures. Fortunately for most of them, you are one of the few people who can see the more unusual aspects of this world. Players looking to follow the tale of Vasilisa as she seeks to unlock the secrets of the demonic Black Book and grant any wish to the one person that can uncover each of the book’s seven seals can now get a glimpse of the game before they pledge on the Kickstarter. (Read More)

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