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Knights of Frontier Valley

A project in San Jose, CA by Martin Menzel

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A fantasy survival RPG video game for Win/Mac
Backers: 107
Average Pledge Per Backer: $374

Funded: $40,000 of $40,000
Dates: Apr 30th -> May 30th (30 days)
Project By: Martin Menzel
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Latest News

We made it - 100% funded!

May 30th - via:
Dear Backers, We just reached our goal! There were more new and increased pledges over the last 24 hours than on any other day, which got us over the finish line - Thank you! It is extremely motivating to see this level of support after all the work... (Read More)

Finish line in sight - please help us to victory with two clicks

May 28th - via:
Dear Backers, Thanks to new pledges and a generous pledge increase by a family member we made another step forward and are at 90% funded now. While the goal is in sight, we are still short by a sizable amount and we reached the point where we are... (Read More)

24-hour special + Background story part 2

May 23rd - via:
Dear Friends of Frontier Valley, We are now at about 75% funding with only a few days left. In order to boost pledges, we are running a limited-time special that will upgrade all pledges $200 or more that will be coming in over the next 24 hours to... (Read More)

Huge boost today!

May 22nd - via:
Dear Backers, I have some exciting news to share - one backer from our community just increased his pledge to the "Undying Lich pack", which will not only get him into the game as a player character, but also catapulted our funding level to 70%!... (Read More)

51% funded!

May 21st - via:
Hi Everyone, With help of several new and raised pledges we were able to break through the 50% funded mark today, with a little more than a week left. The final stretch will be tumultuous - I reached out to a number of more media outlets today and... (Read More)

Frontier Valley - the background story part 1

May 20th - via:
Hi Everyone, I'd like to use today's update to share the story of the valley as it is known to the hero when his adventure begins. In the game, you will play a young man who was born and raised in Frontier Valley and has never seen the outside world.... (Read More)

Halftime Assessment

May 15th - via:
Hi Everyone, We are halfway through the campaign timeframe and it's a good moment to reflect on progress so far. While it's common to see an increase in pledges shortly before campaigns end, I admit that we are running a bit behind our expectations... (Read More)

Interacting with items

May 13th - via:
Hi everyone, Today I'd like to provide some details about how characters can interact with things like weapons or armor, furniture, food, equipment, and other items found in the game world. Each item in the game has a large number of properties... (Read More)

Exclusive in-game backer item

May 11th - via:
Hi everyone, We reached about 40% funding today :) A big "Thank You" to our new backers! I'd like to share a few details about the exclusive in-game item, the Cape of the Forest. This item will only be part of games of backers who pledged for the... (Read More)

Let's spread the word

May 9th - via:
Hi everyone, Today we're doing a social network sharing campaign which will give everyone a chance to get their name in the game. For every 100 retweets (Twitter) or likes (Facebook and LinkedIn), we'll pick someone randomly and add their name.... (Read More)

New gameplay video: ambushes and sniping

May 9th - via:
Dear Backers, I recorded a short gameplay video today that demonstrates the mechanics of sneaking up on someone in the wilderness, which can be used to ambush enemies and to hunt. At the very end it also briefly shows the (unfinished) "sniping"... (Read More)

50 backers!

May 7th - via:
Hi all, We reached 50 backers today :) I posted a short video today that shows a bit of gameplay: Thanks, Martin  (Read More)

25% funded!

May 6th - via:
Hi everyone, We broke through the "25% funded" line today... just in time to stay on track, since we are also exactly 25% into the project's timeline. Thanks again for your generous pledges, they keep the dream going! There's more good news: over the... (Read More)

Image/description updates

May 5th - via:
Hi all, You might have noticed that I updated the campaign's title picture. It was a pretty image before but didn't actually show the game well... the new one is a screenshot from the in-game map. I also added a list of cost items for the main goal... (Read More)


May 4th - via:
Hello everyone, We're pitching the campaign to media outlets... if you happen to know anyone in that industry who might be interested in writing a blog or article about the game, I will be happy to reach out directly - please let me know via personal... (Read More)

Mini-Game: Lock-picking

May 3rd - via:
Hi everyone, big pledge came in today, bringing us back on track... this was the first pledge from a family member, and while the pledge wasn't fully unexpected, the amount was - thanks!!! Today I'd like to share some details about one of the... (Read More)


May 2nd - via:
Hi everyone, Over the last day we more than doubled our backer count. While that is certainly a positive trend, we are, in all honesty, behind our funding and backer expectations. To increase the momentum I would like to ask for a small favor today:... (Read More)

A good start for our campaign - let's keep the momentum up!

May 1st - via:
Hello Backers, Thanks again for your pledge - we got the first few percent of funding and are planning to ramp it up today. Please continue to share this project with friends & families - every backer counts. I'd like to pass on some info about... (Read More)

We're live!

April 30th - via:
Hello All, Our campaign was launched this morning, and we are super excited - a big thank you to our first backers! We're currently working on cities in the game, and I'd like share on of the images here. Happy 10th birthday, Kickstarter! Martin  (Read More)

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