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Project Ravensdale

A project in Offenburg, Germany by Black Forest Games

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We are back! Ravensdale is an outrageous run & gun platformer with stunning visuals and ridiculous humor for one to four players!
Backers: 1615
Average Pledge Per Backer: $45

Funded: $72,203 of $500,000
Dates: Jul 15th -> Aug 16th (33 days)
Project By: Black Forest Games
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Latest News

Team Ravensdale Campaign Spotlight

August 15th - via:
Hi all,  I hope you all read the last update, and if not, please do, it's an important one :) Our last team spotlight video covers the whole campaign, it's a mash-up of videos we took over the course of campaign so it's longer than the last 3, but... (Read More)

The End is Nigh!

August 14th - via:
Hi everyone! The past three weeks have been rather crazy here. We’ve been compiling updates, rounding up video footage, creating artwork all the while working on the game. It’s just as crazy as last time, if maybe a little more structured. ... (Read More)

Last Week!

August 12th - via:
Hey there! It’s the last week of Kickstarter! It’s been a whirlwind and we’ve got a few celebratory events for you this week before the campaign ends.   Join us this Thursday to play, or watch, the Unreal Tournament Game Night with the team.... (Read More)

Game Night and Live Chat!

August 9th - via:
It’s Friday! This week we announced our Game Night! We already have a bunch of people signed up to hang out with the team and a few of our dev friends next Thursday for a night of Unreal Tournament 99’ as we near the end of our campaign.  We... (Read More)

A bonus for everyone AND Setting Update #2 - What is Goop?

August 7th - via:
Hello gooplings! We had a quiet day yesterday, since we were finalizing something bigger. So today, you get more than the planned setting update! So, the big news! Every backer who pledged $15 or more will get the new adventure in Giana... (Read More)

Gameplay Update #2 - Weapons, Patterns and Projectiles

August 5th - via:
Hello gooplings! As previously promised, here is another update covering more gameplay related information. For this, we have our Senior Game Designer David Sallmann sitting down once more to explain to you how we approach weapons and shot types in... (Read More)

DRM-free release and game night

August 5th - via:
Happy Monday!  This week we have a few things lined up, some of which that aren’t on the calendar, and one rather important announcement for many members of our community. There will also be a calendar update sometime this week.  1. We will... (Read More)

Spotlights and Celebrations

August 2nd - via:
Hey all! Short update for you today so you can scurry off to enjoy the weekend. Yesterday we celebrated the half-way point of the campaign! We hosted a live show to hang out with you guys and Specki T.D of In Extremo and Mark Meer just happened to... (Read More)

Gameplay Update #1 - Level chunks explained

August 1st - via:
Hello gooplings! Today, we want to shed some more light on the gameplay systems that are being designed and worked on here at BFG for Ravensdale. We will start with the approach we are taking to level generation and design and to do that, our Senior... (Read More)

Setting Update#1 - What is Garage Fantasy ?

July 29th - via:
As an introduction to our more frequent updates, we give you a little more information about the setting itself. Our Creative DirectORK Jean-Marc Heassig sat down to write a little bit about the world, the tone and the intentions behind this setting:... (Read More)

Mid-campaign live stream and handy-dandy reward chart

July 29th - via:
Happy Monday! In the next few weeks you should expect more than two updates per week, as we’d like to keep everyone as updated on the games’ progress and also seize the opportunity to peak newcomers’ interests as we cross the mid-way point of... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup – 28th July 2013

July 28th - via:
Two big wins this week and both are projects that I’ve been intrigued by since I first saw them. Lacuna Passage is the game about mysteries on Mars, using real topography of the Red Planet, and Satellite Reign is the Syndicate successor that promises an emergent cyberpunk city. Excellent news. (Read More)

Mid-way Live Show Special

July 26th - via:
Happy Friday! If you haven’t heard about our news about Linux, please feel free to scroll down to read the update along with the most asked questions about porting our games to Linux. This week we were happy to announce Mark Meer voicing The... (Read More)

Linux users, your day has come!

July 25th - via:
Greetings Gooplings, I know this is not the regular update day, but it’s a special exception. We are happy to let you know that after our initial release on PC we plan to port Ravensdale to Linux! Understandably, you probably have some questions... (Read More)

Welcoming a Special New Team Member!

July 22nd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup – 21st July 2013

July 21st - via:
There have been plenty of weeks with no losers and several winners, but I can’t remember compiling this column and finding losers without winners to sit above them. There are lots of projects that are readying themselves for a spot in the winners’ section though, propped on the podium, parading their plaudits. Dungeonmans and Tangiers are my current favourites, with Monochroma not far behind. It’s a busy week though and there should be something for everyone. Except sports fans. Nothing for sports fans. Probably the least Kickstarted genre actually. Licensing issues to blame? (Read More)

New Tiers, Frag-night and a very special surprise!

July 19th - via:
Hello Gooplings! This week has been a mixture of nerves and nostalgia, even though we no longer have to put the drinking bird on our f5 keys this time around, the need for updates and inability to peel ourselves away from the pledge count is all too... (Read More)

Giana Devs Return To Kickstarter With Ravensdale

July 18th - via:
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (which I keep wanting to read as Giana: Twisted Sister because my brain is a furnace fueled solely by old-school metal) was quite good – if not, er, quite great. John enjoyed it well enough, which seems to suggest that the folks at Black Forest Games are highly capable at making things scroll sideways. They also made some serious bank on Kickstarter, both from a monetary standpoint and in the form of a much more important currency: trust. BFG (I SEE WHAT THEY DID THERE) promised and delivered, and now they aim to do so a second time. Project Ravensdale, however, isn’t exactly Giana 2: Mötley Crüe Boogaloo. (Read More)

Giana Sisters dev heads to Kickstarter for Ravensdale

July 18th - via:
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams developer Black Forest Games' Kickstarter for Ravensdale is up and running (and gunning). Announced in late May (or back in 2010 if you want to get technical), Ravensdale is a run-and-gun co-op shooter in a "garage fantasy" world, where orcs and knights meet the industrial era. (Read More)

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams developer launches new Kickstarter campaign

July 17th - via:
Black Forest Games, the studio that kickstarted, developed, and produced Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, is delving back into the Kickstarter gauntlet with a new “Run and Gun” co-op platformer called Ravensdale. (Read More)

Welcome to the Ravensdale Kickstarter Campaign!

July 16th - via:
Welcome to the Ravensdale Kickstarter Campaign!   First of all, if you’re one of our backers, many thanks are in order! It seems like just yesterday we were all here cheering on Giana’s pledge count, running around on fire and smashing the f5... (Read More)

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