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Unknown Realm: An 8-bit RPG for PC and Commodore 64

A project in San Francisco, CA by Stirring Dragon Games

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Unknown Realm: The Siege Perilous is a new 8-bit fantasy role-playing game for PC and C64 inspired by the classic RPGs of the 80's.
Backers: 1246
Average Pledge Per Backer: $101

Funded: $126,343 of $65,536
Dates: Dec 15th -> Jan 19th (35 days)
Project By: Stirring Dragon Games
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Latest News

5 hours to Midnight!! Action Items!

January 18th - via:
Hey everyone! What an amazing day! Only 5 hours left until the end of this campaign. We are SO close to that next stretch goal for more songs by Chris Huelsbeck plus the “making of” book! We can do this!! Here are some ways you can help make it... (Read More)

24 Hours to go!! + German Version News!

January 18th - via:
It all comes down to this! Only 24 hours left in this campaign! Paypal and Late Backer Options We've updated our stretch goals with the next phase in mind. After doing our research and talking to other Kickstarter creators (especially Chris H.),... (Read More)

Less than 48 hours to go!!

January 17th - via:
We are really getting down to the wire now! Less than 2 days to go and we've crossed over 1000 backers!! Bonus Stretch Goal! Tonight we're revealing an intermediate stretch goal that will hopefully get your imagination flowing about one of the... (Read More)

Collector's Box Details + Mystery Game Revealed!

January 16th - via:
Hi everyone, Awesome, we crossed over the $100k mark! This isn't the end of the campaign, but it is certainly a symbolic milestone. Crossing that $100k line puts this little 8-bit RPG into a different class of crowdfunded games. This wouldn't be... (Read More)

Unknown Realm: The Siege Perilous Updates

January 16th - via:
With less than three days left in its Kickstarter campaign, Unknown Realm: The Siege Perilous has crossed the $100,000 mark which means the stretch goal providing a mystery bonus game to backers of $19 and above tiers was reached. (Read More)

Tavern Sign Preview and a bit of Game Design talk...

January 15th - via:
Only 4 days left and the final push has begun! Yesterday we were excited to see that Shroud of the Avatar featured Unknown Realm in the “Recommended Projects to Back” section of their weekly Update of the Avatar newsletter. If you aren’t... (Read More)

Some Exciting Developments!

January 13th - via:
Hey all! We have a few pieces of exciting news we just had to share with you. We've been notified that we have been selected for “Projects We Love” on Kickstarter! This is more symbolic than anything else, but it should give us a modest boost in... (Read More)

Bounty Hunter Details + New Reward Tiers Unlocked!

January 11th - via:
Hey everyone! 800 backers and counting! Let's make it 1000+! The storm knocked out our power yesterday and it took the power company over 8 hours to get it back on! That set us back a bit with things, but we're going to try to get back on track... (Read More)

Unknown Realm is live on Steam Greenlight!

January 9th - via:
Yes, you heard that right. Unknown Realm is LIVE on Steam Greenlight! Vote. Comment. Share. Pump it up! :) You guys are awesome, work your magic!! Let's make Unknown Realm the first 8-bit RPG ever on Steam! Much more to come this week. We're planning... (Read More)

Unknown Realm: The Siege Perilous Updates 9-11

January 9th - via:
The Kickstarter campaign for Unknown Realm: The Siege Perilous keeps getting regular updates now that it has less than ten days to go. Update #9 is the big one, announcing that Chris Huelsbeck, a venerated Commodore 64 composer, is on board and will provide original music for Unknown Realm. (Read More)

Unknown Realm: New Stretch Goals; Vote Now on Steam Greenlight

January 9th - via:
Stirring Dragon Games have some big news for us today: Unknown Realm: The Siege Perilous is now up on Steam Greenlight (Read More)

The Scroll of Stretch Goals has been unrolled!

January 6th - via:
Hi Everyone! Busy day over here at Stirring Dragon Games! In case you missed it, here is a link to our update from this morning when we announced that legendary C64 and video game music composer, Chris Huelsbeck, is making music for Unknown Realm. As... (Read More)

Unknown Realm + This Legend = 8-bit Dreams Come True!

January 6th - via:
We have been saving a few surprises for you during this campaign and this is a big one regarding the soundtrack for Unknown Realm. Today we're thrilled to reveal that legendary C64 music composer, Chris Huelsbeck, is part of the Unknown Realm team!... (Read More)

Unknown Realm: Chris Huelsbeck Announced as Music Composer

January 6th - via:
In case you don’t know who Chris Huelsbeck is, he is an award winning composer and sound designer best known for his work in the video games industry for over 30 years. (Read More)

Tilesets, Seasonal FX, and Quest Cards!

January 5th - via:
We're closing in on our next goal pretty fast! Maybe we can get there by tomorrow? ;-) Let's talk about some of the design elements that will be unlocked with these upcoming goals... Additional Tilesets and Seasonal FX Currently we plan on having... (Read More)

14 Days Left!! Hours of Play + Cartridge Details

January 4th - via:
Hey Everyone! There's a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes as we work on some exciting developments for the final weeks of the campaign. Thanks to all of your support, we are getting closer to unlocking that second stretch goal! Tomorrow we will... (Read More)

Unknown Realm: Fully Funded on Kickstarter; Stretch Goals Announced

January 3rd - via:
As of this writing, Unknown Realm has raised $71,876 USD, and Kicktraq estimates that they’re on track to crest $100,000 USD. (Read More)

101% Funded + Extra Goodies and Stretch Goals!

December 31st - via:
  Woot!! We've reached 101% of our base funding goal and over 600 backers! It's been a crazy two weeks and there are still 18 days left! We're so excited to reach this first big milestone and it’s all thanks to each and every one of you. At the... (Read More)

Unknown Realm - A drool worthy 8-bit styled RPG via Kickstarter campaign is a success

December 30th - via:
This did not come as a surprise to me, considering how good this retro styled RPG looked for both C64 and PC, as Unknown Realm - The Siege Perilous by Stirring Dragon Games, is a Kickstarter success (Read More)

Ahoy Mateys! Death and Sailing in Unknown Realm...

December 27th - via:
Hey Everyone! What a day! We've hit 96% funded and almost 570 backers! We are pretty excited about those numbers because we know people are on vacation and this is a slow time of the year. We continue to be amazed by how much zeal and passion our... (Read More)

Character Sheet Part 2 - Stats & Skills

December 23rd - via:
Hi Everyone, It feels like this has been a fast, crazy week. Early this morning we reached 500 backers! Totally cool! 500 people and counting are craving a new 8-bit RPG and we're not even halfway through the campaign yet! We are so thrilled by this... (Read More)

Neues RPG für den C64 –

December 23rd - via:
Neue Plattform-Spiele für den beliebten Commodore 64 haben wir schon einige gesehen. Was aber Stirring Dragon Games aus San Francisco hier gerade auf die Beine stellt, ist dann doch etwas ganz Außergewöhnliches. (Read More)

Unknown Realm Goes Full 8-Bit For Commodore 64 And PC

December 22nd - via:
Stirring Dragon Games wasn't satisfied with just achieving a classic look in their new project, Unknown Realm. They wanted to create a true 8-bit game. (Read More)

Daring to be 8-bit: Unknown Realm

December 22nd - via:
Unknown Realm is touted as "an 8-bit RPG for PC and Commodore 64" on its Kickstarter page and it hearkens back to a time decades before discussions of graphics hardware, 4k resolutions, and party romances became part of today's gaming lexicon. (Read More)

Character Sheet Sneak Peek

December 20th - via:
Good evening everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend. We're excited to be 68% funded on Day 5 with almost 360 backers! Our goal is to reach 400 backers by tomorrow night, so tell all your friends! We want to share the joy and charm of 8-bit RPGs... (Read More)

Unknown Realm : le retour du vrai RPG rétro 8 bits

December 19th - via:
Kickstarter a de ça merveilleux que l'on y trouve des projets qui n'aurait jamais eu la moindre chance de voir le jour via les circuits traditionnels de distribution. Unknown Realm : The Siege Perilous fait partie de ceux là. (Read More)

A Quick Snapshot of Day 2

December 17th - via:
Hello everyone, We are working on a more substantive game update for Monday, but we haven't had time to put all the finishing touches on it because it's been a wee bit busy around here lately. So tonight we just wanted to share a few highlights from... (Read More)

Thank you all! 8-bit fans rule!

December 16th - via:
Wow! Over 100 backers and 25% funded in one day! You guys are awesome! Thank you to each and every one of you who has supported us, tweeted, emailed and shared this project or reached out to us with helpful feedback. We knew you guys were out there!... (Read More)

Apre campagna Kickstarter per Unknown Realm: The Siege Perilous, gdr per Pc e… Commodore 64

December 16th - via:
Unknown Realm: The Siege Perilous è su Kickstarter. E' un gdr in 8 bit (non in stile) per Pc, Mac e... Commodore 64 in lavorazione da Stirring Dragon Games (Read More)

Unknown Realm – 8-bit fantasy RPG for PC and C64

December 16th - via:
A promising fantasy role playing game, Unknown Realm: The Siege Perilous, has hit Kickstarter. Developed for the Commodore 64 and PC (Windows and Mac) (Read More)

Unknown Realm - This RPG via Kickstarter for C64 and PC looks gorgeous!

December 16th - via:
By the gods is Unknown Realm: The Siege Perilous by Stirring Dragon Games a seriously wicked looking retro styled RPG for C64 and PC! (Read More)

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