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A post-apocalyptic roguelike RPG featuring our unique blitz battle system - Inspired by great games like The Banner Saga, FTL and XCOM.
Backers: 5266
Average Pledge Per Backer: $32

Funded: $166,540 of $130,000
Dates: Sep 25th -> Oct 25th (30 days)
Project By: Skyshine Games
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Latest News

Are Backers Pleased with the Skyshine's BEDLAM Overhaul?

March 18th - via:
The huge REDUX! update for BEDLAM (the post-apocalyptic roguelike strategy by Skyshine Games) is now live, and seeks to address player concerns that were raised upon the successful Kickstarter project’s launch. (Read More)

BEDLAM by Skyshine Games gets funded on Kickstarter

October 25th - via:
Bedlam is a strategic single-player roguelike turn-based role-playing game for OS X and Windows, and it's now available for pre-order. (Read More)

Update #30 "Klaatu barada nikto!"

October 24th - via:
Stretch Goal $160,000 is complete! We're adding an A.I. BOSS BATTLE!!! While we don't want to spoil too many of the surprises, we can say that it will involve an absolutely insane plot involving mysterious A.I. weaponry and Sam's personal favorite:... (Read More)

Update #29 - "Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads."

October 24th - via:
5,000 BEDLAM BACKERS and the $155,000 Stretch Goal!!! WOO! Like the Kool-Aid Man smashing through a brick wall, we have destroyed another Stretch Goal! OH YEAH! I know we say this a lot, but Thanks again to all our BEDLAM BACKERS!!! BEDLAM now... (Read More)

Update #28 - "THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!!"

October 24th - via:
Welcome to the final 24-hour homestretch! Can we reach 5,000 BEDLAM BACKERS??? Do you have a special someone in your life who would love the wickedly awesome Mutant King bobblehead on their doom-vehicle’s dashboard? Or perhaps you need a hefty... (Read More)

Update 27 - “36 hours to go!”

October 23rd - via:
WELL DONE EVERYONE! We just unlocked the EPIC DUNGEON CRAWL! Everyone will now get to experience Sultan Mondo’s Palace of Parts! We can’t believe you did it!  WHAT’S THE NEXT STRETCH GOAL!! CAN WE DO IT?!! IS IT POSSIBLE? The A.I. DOZER,... (Read More)

Update #26 "FIRE IT UP! FIRE IT UP!”"

October 22nd - via:
THIS IS THE LAST 48 HOURS!! Thanks to all our BEDLAM BACKERS we’ve smashed through three Stretch Goals!! With this extra funding we will be able to provide the ULTIMATE soundscape experience for BEDLAM! THANK YOU!! As an added bonus for ALL of our... (Read More)

Update #25 - “The Ghost Dozer”

October 22nd - via:
WOOHOO!! We hit our first STRETCH GOAL! Two more amazing tracks from GEARS OF WAR composer Kevin Riepl! You guys did it! This DOZER is unstoppable!! We don't have much time left, but we think the BEDLAM BACKERS might have it in them to knock this out... (Read More)

Update #24 - "WE’RE GOING TO BEDLAM!"

October 21st - via:
YYYEAAAAHHHHH!!!!! 100%! THANK YOU!!! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00 We are high-fiving, jitter-bugging, singing to Kool and the Gang… but we can’t stop yet! It’s time to light up the TOWER OF POWER... (Read More)

Update #23 - "The Ghost Varl"

October 21st - via:
Greetings BEDLAM BACKERS! We’re almost there with over 4000 backers and BEDLAM is 92% funded!! What an amazing turn-out yesterday! Y’all made Monday our THIRD biggest day yet! Thank you so much!!! We are just 10k away!!! We’ve got a special... (Read More)

Update #22 - "CAN YOU DIG IT?!!?"

October 20th - via:
Happy Monday, BEDLAM BACKERS!! Over the weekend we hit 85% of our goal!! Exciting times!! Skyshine Jeff here again! We spent all weekend brainstorming about the BEST ways to approach our last week and we think we’ve got a beauty plan! Today we will... (Read More)

Bedlam: It's Like Chess with Nukes!

October 20th - via:
Skyshine Games is out to bring a new hybrid to the single player market with Bedlam, a roguelike RPG with a unique twist on both of those features. We posed a few questions to Skyshine to find out more about Bedlam and what makes it special. (Read More)

Update #21 - "Sunday Funday"

October 18th - via:
Greetings BEDLAM BACKERS!!! Skyshine Sam here! SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY! We've got FIVE days to go and we are 83% funded!!! It wasn't even a week ago that we were barely at 50%! This is AMAZING! Everyone has been incredibly supportive and the energy in... (Read More)

Bedlam Kickstarter Needs Help [Video]

October 18th - via:
With just under a week until the end of their kickstarter, Skyshine Games needs help to create a game strategy fans and dungeon crawlers will flock to. The title is Bedlam, and those that are unfamiliar desperately need to watch the trailer below. Currently, the project has more than 3,600 backers and just over $100,000. With six days left, will the team reach their goal of $130,000? (Read More)

Update #20 - "Up, Up and Away!"

October 17th - via:
Greetings BEDLAM BACKERS and Kickstarter visitors!!  BEDLAM has smashed through the $100,000 mark! WAY TO GO!!! We have turned the corner into our final week! We still have 28k to go as of this writing, but I wanted to take a moment and look forward... (Read More)

Update #19 - Blitz Battle System

October 16th - via:
Greetings, BEDLAM BACKERS!! Skyshine Jeff here! BEDLAM is 73% funded!!! Way to go!! This is our final week, we can do this!! This update is part 2 of a 3-part gameplay series! Many of you have been asking, what exactly is the “blitz battle... (Read More)

Update #18 - "Warriors, Come Out to Play!"

October 16th - via:
Hello new, current and future BEDLAM BACKERS! We are closing in on our funding goal Y'all are amazing, thank you for showing up and doing your best to make BEDLAM a reality! In this update you will find our Digital Add-ons, which we hope will be a... (Read More)

A Chat About Banner Saga-Powered Roguelike Bedlam

October 16th - via:
A couple of weeks ago, a roguelike which uses the Banner Saga engine to create a rather attractive post-apocalyptic cocktail of FTL, The Oregon Trail and XCOM popped up on Kickstarter. Bedlam’s around $90k into its $130k goal, with just eight days left on the clock. I’ve had a chat with the devs, who include veterans of Darksiders studio Vigil, about what they’re aiming for with the game, what the Banner Saga engine enables them to do, what they’ve changed about it, and the 80s/90s comics visual influences for this game of desert bandits and desert death-buses. Also – what about that other game called Bedlam? (Read More)

Update #17 - "Enter... The MUTANTS"

October 15th - via:
Greetings BEDLAM BACKERS! We've had another INCREDIBLE day and we just broke $85,000 WOW!!! Well done everyone! Let's keep this going all the way until the end, WE CAN DO IT!!! So far today we've added ANOTHER 5% toward our goal and you made... (Read More)

Update #16 - "Physical Add-ons"

October 14th - via:
Hello new, current and future BEDLAM BACKERS! We are entering the last week of our BEDLAM kickstarter campaign and just today we increased our total funding over 5%!! This is INCREDIBLE!! Let’s keep the momentum going!!! Together we will make... (Read More)

Update #15 - "Let the Countdown Begin!"

October 13th - via:
Hello BEDLAM BACKERS and Kickstarter visitors! Skyshine John here! We are heading toward 72k and 55% of our goal with 10 days left. If you really want to see BEDLAM happen, now is the time I’m going to ask YOU to launch your own campaign to convert... (Read More)

Update #14 - "Animation and VFX Part 4"

October 11th - via:
Hello everyone! Sam here again! I had a lot of fun over the past 3 days making characters and brainstorming ideas with all of you. I think we're all going to have fun together over the next year ;) John and Jeff get back into town tomorrow and we've... (Read More)

Update #13 - "Animation and VFX Part 3"

October 10th - via:
Hello BEDLAM BACKERS and kickstarter visitors! Sam here again, making a short but sweet post about the character I made today based on yesterday's suggestions. The NANOPLAGUE ZOMBIE with PLASMA BLADES! Microscopic robots swarm onto rotting corpses on... (Read More)

Update #12 "Animation and VFX Extravaganza Part 2!"

October 9th - via:
Greetings, BEDLAM BACKERS and Kickstarter Visitors! Skyshine Sam here again! What an incredible response to the challenge! Thanks for brainstorming with me all day in the comments sections -- you've got some wild ideas! I think we might even be able... (Read More)

Update #11 - "Animation and VFX Extravaganza + Stretch Goal Details"

October 9th - via:
Hello BEDLAM BACKERS and Kickstarter Visitors! We took some time last night and this morning to add our detailed stretch goals to the Tower of Power on the main Kickstarter page so everyone can see that 100% of our effort is going to making an... (Read More)

Update #10 - "Gameplay Part 1 - Gameflow"

October 8th - via:
First off, we would like to thank everyone who responded to our survey!! Your voice has been heard and if you haven’t responded yet, please take a few minutes and complete our Survey. In response to our survey we will be presenting a three-part... (Read More)

Update #9 - "Go Mobile!"

October 8th - via:
Hello current and future BEDLAM BACKERS! We have excellent news!! THE BANNER SAGA is now available on iOS devices! Since we are licensing “The Banner Saga Engine”, we also want to make BEDLAM available on mobile devices. Based on your survey... (Read More)

UPDATE #8 – “Tag your Dozer!”

October 7th - via:
Hello BEDLAM BACKERS and kickstarter visitors, welcome to the second update of the day! What about that bobblehead? Missed it, you say? Then check out Update #7! Holy Cow, right!? Don't forget to check out our survey at the end of this update! Put... (Read More)

UPDATE #7 - "The Arrival of the Mutant King!"

October 6th - via:
OMG 50% funded! YOU DID IT! Thank you so much for all of your support and belief in BEDLAM! Today, the Mutant King bobblehead statue comes to life! Everyone seems to love this guy, including us! So, here’s an amazing time-lapse video by our good... (Read More)


October 5th - via:
Greetings, BEDLAM BACKERS! We had an amazing time at the Wizard World Comic Convention in Austin, Texas this past weekend. We met a lot of new backers and a few of you who started this ride with us!  We also absolutely proved our theory that YOUR... (Read More)

Update #5 - "BEDLAM: ORIGINS"

October 2nd - via:
Greetings once again to the BEDLAM BACKERS - kinda sounds like a cool group, right?! One week into this campaign and we are 46% of the way to our goal! Awesome! Thanks everyone! We are trying our hardest to keep these meaningful updates coming as... (Read More)

Day 7 - "HEAVY METAL!"

October 1st - via:
Hello backers! As our campaign progresses, we are getting lots of feedback and starting to make a few changes based on your comments and suggestions. So this update will do two things: talk about our new Tiers, and introduce our music composer... (Read More)

Day 6 - "Hmm, upgrades!"

September 30th - via:
We broke 2000 backers! Go BEDLAM! To celebrate, we are adding two special tiers to our campaign: a poster promotion that ties in with one of our new Dozer upgrades - The Dreadhound Kennel - and a high-level tier where artist John Mueller immortalize... (Read More)

Weekly Launchpad. What Videogame Kickstarters Launched Sep 21 – 27?

September 28th - via:
Every week we take a brief look at all of the Kickstarter campaigns that launched in the previous week. This isn’t to say that all of these projects are worth your hard earned cash, but with any luck having all of them in one place will make it easier to educate yourself on the projects you’d like to back, and which ones to run from. You’ll find two types of campaigns listed, “featured” and “the rest“. Featured campaigns are those that contain a significant amount of game information, are from known developers, or are significant in some other way. The rest of the games are usually smaller campaigns that are lacking in information, are from unknowns, have unanswered questions, or have not yet stood out for one reason or another. (Read More)

From Out Of The Ashes Comes Bedlam… And A Barf Monster

September 28th - via:
Bedlam is a post-apocalyptic “roguelike” role-playing video game inspired by some of our favorite games, such as FTL (Faster Than Light), Fallout and XCOM. Created for the PC and Mac, BEDLAM is being developed using The Banner Saga ( game engine. (Read More)

Day 5 – “No rest for the wicked!”

September 26th - via:
Greetings from Skyshine Games, and many thanks and congratulations to everyone for helping us reach $49,000! Well done, y’all! We’re working hard on addressing everyone’s questions while still trying to spread the word to as many people as we... (Read More)

Day 2 - "The sun rises like a furnace!"

September 26th - via:
We are radiating - glowing even - with excitement from the amount of support BEDLAM received on Day 1 of our Kickstarter campaign!! From the amazing press coverage to the comments, emails and tweets from backers, we have reached the 1000k backers... (Read More)

BEDLAM – Post Apocalyptic Roguelike RPG for the Hardcore

September 25th - via:
Ever since the roguelike genre got a big boost recently it has shown no signs of slowing down. The latest in this trend is BEDLAM. Developer Skyshine Games describes it as a post-apocalyptic rogulike RPG with a unique battle system. So far, what they’re showing via the Kickstarter page backs this up. So let’s look into BEDLAM and see what exactly makes it an intriguing new project. Oh, and don’t mistake this project for Bedlam (a FPS currently on Early Access) or the multiple similarly-named titles from yesteryear. (Read More)

Post-Apocolyptic Rogue-Like RPG Bedlam Hits Kickstarter

September 25th - via:
Independent game developer Skyshine launched a Kickstarter campaign for Bedlam today. The game is a tactical rouge-like RPG where your goal is deliver your passengers and crew from one metropolis to another. The game features randomly generated encounters, so every playthrough is unique. The game is being developed on the the Banner Saga Engine, by Stoic. (Read More)

New RPG Is A Love Letter To Fallout, XCOM & FTL

September 25th - via:
It's called Bedlam, and it's a post-apocalyptic RPG with Fallout's ramshackle vibe, XCOM-style gameplay, and gorgeously detailed animated art. There's also permadeath, marauders, mutants, and cyborgs. I like all of those things! (Read More)

BEDLAM Builds a Post-Apocalyptic Future With The Banner Saga Engine

September 25th - via:
Using Stoic's The Banner Saga engine, Skyshine Games is developing BEDLAM, a roguelike RPG set in a grim, post-apocalyptic future. (Read More)

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