The Presence: A Victorian Horror Board Game

A project in Gothenburg, Sweden by Purple Lantern Games

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A horror board game of trust, tragedy and the unknown. A semi-cooperative, one-versus-all game of cooperation or betrayal.
Backers: 2383
Average Pledge Per Backer: kr615 SEK

Funded: kr1,465,109 SEK of kr154,000 SEK
Dates: Feb 27th -> Mar 24th (27 days)
Project By: Purple Lantern Games
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Latest News

Unlocked $125k: Wails Of Raging Sorrow

March 24th - via:
You did it!!! You really did.. it..  wait.. what have you done?! O.o Wails Of Raging Sorrow She has waited a hundred years to relive her revenge. Thrown between moments of rage and of sadness she guards the silent halls of Wrightwatch Manor. Now,... (Read More)

Unlocked $110k: Sideboard! (& Dice Samples!)

March 23rd - via:
You did it again!! THis is awesome =D Clue Deck & Trash Sideboard! This is really one of the small luxuries of design that we didn't think would make it in. The original idea for these was to use the backside of the 5-player board, but since you... (Read More)

We Just Hit $100k!!!!

March 23rd - via:
Over 1700 backers and climbing! You've really earned this one, and we're very happy to add: Custom Plastic Insert We care a lot about keeping the cost of The Presence down. Perhaps we're not the typical Kickstarter project that way, but for us this... (Read More)

Unlocked $95k: Spirit Bag Embroidery!

March 21st - via:
Amazing!! Thank you for all of your efforts of spreading the word. They are starting to pay off! Just one day later you managed to unlock the next stretch goal!! =D Spirit Bag Embroidery! To celebrate, your bag will now feature an embroidered pattern... (Read More)

Unlocked 90k: Wooden Doors! (& Podcast Interview)

March 20th - via:
We're past 1500 backers and going strong! Yesterday we got the honor of 'Project We Love' from Kickstarter, now featured on the campaign page. On top of this you guys cracked the next stretch goal, as we're accelerating towards the finish line!... (Read More)

Unlocked 85k: Silver Foil & .. a surprise?

March 17th - via:
Congratulations to Madisen McDonald who first solved the silver riddle and what it meant =D Silvered Box You will now receive a box worthy of its mysterious contents, and hopefully find it makes a nice display on your shelves at home. We're usually... (Read More)

Design Diary: The Campaign Update!

March 15th - via:
We have been purposefully vague up until this point regarding the campaign and scenarios. This is really something we want you to experience during your first play. However, as it is a major feature of the game, this update will go into what we can... (Read More)

Unlocked $80k: Wooden Fear Trackers!

March 13th - via:
Fantastic work everyone!! We hope you're going to like this. Special shout-out to Nijay who was the first to solve it! Wooden Fear Trackers! We love wood as a material in board games, and for The Presence it adds to our theme. Thanks to your efforts... (Read More)

Unlocked 75k: Blackboard Tokens & Standees!

March 11th - via:
You're starting to climb really high on the stretch goal ladder now. We're entering luxury territory! The things that will really take the production to the next level. Lets get into it! All tokens upgraded to Blackboard What is this? Blackboard,... (Read More)

Design Diary: The 2-Player Update!

March 9th - via:
We've gotten some good questions regarding the 2-player mode of The Presence! It is time to go a bit into detail. First of all, for those who have not read our previous design diaries, check them out on our blog. Also, as a long time Android:... (Read More)

Unlocked $65k & $70k: The Big Board Update!

March 8th - via:
This is a big one! It has been very cool to read the ideas and speculation in the comments. We hope you're going to like this.. ;) Wrapped board edges All main boards of The Presence will now feature an upgraded board that is slightly thicker and... (Read More)

Unlocked $60k: Faux Velvet Clue Bag

March 6th - via:
You're now going to find a nice faux velvet bag in the box, which may be used by the spirit to shuffle and draw spirit clues during the game. The Presence is just getting more and more awesome!! =D We chose this as it will help to even more enhance... (Read More)

Unlocked $55k: New Item Cards!

March 5th - via:
You've just unlocked two freshly illustrated cards! Both will be added to the available item cards the visitors may find.  The Cloak will allow you to hide from the spirit, but only in darkness. This offers a difficult tradeoff for both you and... (Read More)

Unlocked $50k: Resin Presence Dice & Add on!

March 4th - via:
It's time. We're ready to pull the veil off of the $50k stretch goal. This one excites us the most out of everything unlocked so far and we're stoked to share it with you! The dice in will now be upgraded from acrylic standard dice to custom cast... (Read More)

Pawns, Design Diaries & Reddit AMA!

March 3rd - via:
Today we take a step back to reflect a bit. We look forward to talking a bit more with all of you! Reddit AMA - Ask us anything! We've gotten a lot of questions in the comments field and by message since the campaign started. It's hard to answer... (Read More)

1000 backers!! =D

March 2nd - via:
5 days in, and we just reached a completely arbitrary but totally incredible milestone ^^ Art Update: The Pipe! Fueled by the incredible motivation you're giving us Leonie is already hard at work on the second of the unlocked item cards. See the... (Read More)

Art Update: The Quill!

March 1st - via:
Hey everyone! =D Remember you unlocked something waaay back at $25.000? Remember that? 2 days ago? We want to get the chance to invite you into the dark catacombs of the manor, where all the mysteries happen, so: here's the live video of Leonie in... (Read More)

Unlocked: Unique Visitor Pawns!

February 29th - via:
Unlocked: Custom pawns for each visitor!! We have chosen to go with wood for several reasons, the most important being that we feel wood will be the best experience for tactility and immersion for the Victorian theme. Wood also makes the game more... (Read More)

Of Sleep & Time: Stretch Goals Unlocked!

February 28th - via:
Wow, what an incredible sight to wake up to. You're awesome, each and every one of you =D It was hard to sleep last night let us tell you. Sleep is one of those things that always held a deep mystery to us humans. The silent sleeping state holds the... (Read More)

We are funded!! O.O

February 27th - via:
Wow, its getting emotional over here.  We did not at all know what to expect today, and what would happen when we pressed that 'Launch' button. Now we do. Thanks to all of you The Presence will be made a reality!  We are overjoyed by the support... (Read More)

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