Unbearable Winter: The Board Game

The Quest: Rise of Emodo - Breathe Life into a New World!

A project in Carlsbad, CA by Complete Earth LLC

Cancelled by Kickstarter

An organically evolving adventure game. Become more than the hero. Unlock the secrets and shape your destiny.
Backers: 178
Average Pledge Per Backer: $175

Funded: $31,224 of $36,000
Dates: May 3rd -> Jun 14th (42 days)
Project By: Complete Earth LLC
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Latest News

Feedback Request

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Tad completed several versions of the Keran planetary system this week and we're wondering what you think of the different label options? A - Moons Labelled Zoom in Here >> B - No Labels Zoom in Here >>C Zoom in Here >> (Read More)


June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
The week started in a positive mood: a 40 minute Skype with Alex Ruiz, new planetary art from Tad Davis and a dramatic visualization of the Elkom from Andrea. We had some questions for Kickstarter: wondering why their algorithm hadn't kicked in to... (Read More)

The Elkom - New Image

June 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey :) Back in Update #32 we asked for your feedback on some Elkom concepts. The Elkom is where Earth Persons (players) get to meet each other and plan alliances or share information. Well, Andrea Pua went off to re-imagine the Elkom based on... (Read More)

RoE Update

June 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Kickstarters :) We have some new artwork to share with you and also some very quick news. Our Rise of Emodo info-site is currently undergoing a transformation with a fresher look and much more recent artwork. We are also including a store where... (Read More)

Emodo Amongst the Stars

June 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi there... Tad Davis has just delivered a stunning new WIP of Emodo and the planet Kera, together with 3 other moons. Here's a world  which you are helping to breathe life into and you have our eternal thanks. We still want to deliver further... (Read More)

Meeting Jonathan

June 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Just a quick report on my trip to New York City last week. I had the pleasure of sharing a couple pints with Jonathan Roberts in a Greenwich Village pub on Friday night. He said he was an "astral theoretical physicist" by day and fantasy map maker by... (Read More)

The Guild of Thieves

June 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Kickstarters! We're smiling this morning as the latest images arrived from Andrea Pua. This time, new WIPs for the Guild of Thieves (Temple of the D'harblus). Here's the front door :) Please click me for the full sized image >>And now for... (Read More)

SR6 – New Reward - DISCOVERED

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
In September 2013 Andrea Pua (our lead concept artist) will select her favourite piece of Emodon concept art, sign several copies and make some people very happy. Andrea is a student of the legendary master Feng Zhu who works closely with some of the... (Read More)

Stretch Reward 3 - Reaching Beyond $36,000

May 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Did you know that Stonehearth (another game currently on Kickstarter) has achieved an average of $975 every hour since they listed their campaign? These guys have been super-helpful to Complete Earth (that’s us) and whilst we realize that their... (Read More)

Exploring Reward #9 - WOVEN

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Welcome to the world of WOVEN. Across the millennia Emodo has generated many stories and in the WOVEN series we give you something exceptional. In WOVEN 1 ($120), we will create a story based upon a short interview with you and place this somewhere... (Read More)

Feedback Required - The Elkom

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Exploring Reward #8 ENHANCED

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
One of our popular rewards, ENHANCED gives you membership of the Temple of the Endrazdos, where wildcards known as Quest Shapers are developed. This $80 reward enables you to create your very own Quest Shaper, deciding both its power and name. You... (Read More)

The T - Feedback Request

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi there Kickstarters :) We've given you a few days off from our updates, but we're back again and today we need some feedback please. We've started to think about the T-shirt designs and want your feedback on these 4. Here are some things to think... (Read More)

The Plateau

May 24th - via: kickstarter.com
As we head towards $43,000 (our next stretch goal) we've reached the curious 'plateau' phase of the campaign. Other Kickstarters warned us about this: somewhere in the middle (of a campaign), everything becomes serene. You're no longer pulled in... (Read More)

SR5 - New Reward

May 24th - via: kickstarter.com
SECRETS: Shhh. Tell no one. Perhaps the coolest reward ever; the EneKai recruit you into the Guild of Secrets. Discover the art of creating mind-bending puzzles and then generate thousands of Qetoos every day as you become a hidden power behind The... (Read More)

Xenari Temple

May 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
We've improved the Xenari Temple image. Let us know what you think please: Click here for a larger version>>  (Read More)

Exploring Rewards #7

May 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Next week the User Interface design for the game takes the next leap from the early drafts into something a little close to programming. We also expect to officially open our Interactive Development area (for anyone who pledged $1 or more).  For now... (Read More)

SR2 and SR3 - New Rewards

May 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello again! Some people say that we reached our campaign goal and flatlined. Well, we like to think of this as the calm before the storm. There's a lot of marketing to come and press releases are now being prepared. We have a success story here and... (Read More)

Exploring Rewards #6

May 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning Kickstarters! We need to go into overdrive and Explore a few rewards today. Let's start with EARTH-KAN, which translates as "Earth Success". In the world of Emodo, the Elkom will become home to the Earth-Persons: a place where they share... (Read More)

SR4 - New Reward

May 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
The Quest: Rise of Emodo has puzzle solving at its core. Well, Mike thought it would be cool to take this to another level. Choose the $45 QUEST reward (or higher) and we will send you a personalized and signed print from the timeline of the game.... (Read More)


May 20th - via: kickstarter.com
We keep adding additional information to the FAQ section (at the end of our presentation). So far we answer the following questions: What Platforms will Rise of Emodo be on? What are Qetoos? I keep reading about Orb Ikaran, Realm Keys and the Realm... (Read More)

SR1 - New Rewards

May 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone... Thanks for a wonderful experience on Kickstarter. This week promises to be quite exciting as we (finally) get Mike Leonard in front of the camera to tell you a lot more about the project. We're also putting the project into... (Read More)

Inside the House of Qerah

May 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to the $1 HERO reward, everyone who backs this Kickstarter will have their name and profile embedded into the House of Qerah. We've shown you the image of the exterior before, but now we give you an idea of what the interior will look like. We... (Read More)

Exploring Rewards #5

May 17th - via: kickstarter.com
We have been numbering our rewards and now we have arrived at 'Update Number 5' - The T, costing a mere $24, which also comes packed with all the previous rewards. Well, today we reached a numbering crisis: what happens to the numbering system when... (Read More)

We did this together...

May 16th - via: kickstarter.com
This morning we crossed the $36,000 target and we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to you and our amazing Kickstarter backers. This means several things: 1. Phase 1 of The Quest: Rise of Emodo will definitely be completed on schedule 2. Stretch... (Read More)

Exploring Rewards #4

May 15th - via: kickstarter.com
EVOLUTION: We send you a digital copy of a beautiful 100-page, full color book: ‘Evolution Emodo’ showing concept art, storyboards, timeline, doodles, behind the scenes stuff, interviews with the leading people designing the game and lots of... (Read More)

The Discovery Pack

May 14th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

The Brakhan

May 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Think of the Brakhan as the central Emodon Bank. When you're running low on Qetoos or you need to improve your Qeust Shapers or even convert your Qetoos into something more useful, then the Brakhan is the place to visit. Designed like molten metal,... (Read More)

Wall of Heroes

May 11th - via: kickstarter.com
More than 30,000 years ago a young Chyrak created the House of Qerah to honor those who had shaped the world of Emodo. Every reward on our Kickstarter campaign places you inside the House of Qerah, upon the Wall of Heroes. For the first time ever... (Read More)

Stretch Rewards and Beyond

May 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, there’s still 36 days to go before the end of the campaign and we are 79% funded thanks to some amazing people. We have taken a long hard look at our Kickstarter campaign and listened to the views of Kickstarter newbies. We have also looked... (Read More)

Exploring Rewards #3

May 8th - via: kickstarter.com
EPIC: Vlado Hudec will design the music for Rise of Emodo and it promises to be awesome. Here we give you access to a digital download of the original music designed for The Quest. Oh yes, we also give you the ENERGIZE reward too. Valdo Hudec is a... (Read More)

Design our Logo

May 8th - via: kickstarter.com
"Hey You Guys!” Apologies. My son has discovered The Goonies and now all we ever hear is the famous line from Sloth. Anyway, we need some ideas for the “Rise of Emodo” logo. At the moment we’ve put it into the Papyrus font due to the game’s... (Read More)

Facebook Likes

May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Well in the past hour we've jumped from around 520 Facebook Likes on our page to more than 12,000. Here at Complete Earth LLC we are bemused and far from happy. It's clear that someone has sent a bot our way as none of these Likes are converting to... (Read More)

New Rise of Emodo Website

May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
RiseofEmodo.net has been completely upgraded and we are pretty happy with the results. This is part of a development suite before the game is created. If you head over there now you can see the first ever view of the landmass for the game. Created by... (Read More)

Exploring Rewards #2

May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
ENERGIZE: Qetoos are the life force of Emodo and without them your game is over. To honor you, when you start playing the game we will give you an exclusive (to backers) Quest Shaper called 'Insider'. This gives you a random award of 1 to 50 Qetoos... (Read More)

Exploring Rewards #1

May 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Welcome to a new series of updates where we delve deeper into our Kickstarter Rewards. Come back every day to discover more behind our thinking and the reason why each and every Reward has the potential to improve your life. Let’s start with HERO.... (Read More)

Day 2 and we are grinning like mad!

May 4th - via: kickstarter.com
We are now at 59% funded and everyone here is happy. The Progress Bar on on Reveal Reward is slowly creeping upwards and we're REALLY close to revealing the third letter. BTW we've been asked how much money needs to be pledged to see the whole... (Read More)

WOW! What an AWESOME Frist Day

May 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you to every Backer. We achieved an amazing $17,043 in our first day - that's 47% of this Kickstarter completed! We still need to add more FAQs, complete the Rise of Emodo website, open up the developer site and prepare for the first video... (Read More)

Pledging on Kickstarter

May 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, we do live in exciting times don't we... :o) 22 hours into the Kickstarter campaign and we've already cleared the 25% target ($9000). Thanks to everyone: such a wonderful experience here. We've been talking about this for so long now to so many... (Read More)

New Reward

May 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Like any campaign we have a strategy to tell as many people as possible about our Kickstarter. We've reached out to approximately 2% of our database so far and we've already reached beyond 10% after less than 24 hours. Thanks to everyone who backed... (Read More)

The View from Space

May 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Tad Davis is one of our wonderful artists and he's currently working upon the view from space. Emodo is the small moon where all the current action takes place and, for now, we are leaving the other moons and the planet as more of a mystery. Should... (Read More)

The Rise of Emodo website

May 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Across the coming weekend RiseOfEmodo.net is undergoing a makeover. If you head there now it's kind of a mess, but like a great many things in Complete Earth we are showing the development of this project in real time with our fans.  Also happening... (Read More)

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