Veil of Ruin


A project in Dallas, TX by Varia Games

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Explore the beautiful and atmospheric planet: XR-Keres. Adapt to combat situations and uncover the mysteries of the great sacrifice.
Backers: 1452
Average Pledge Per Backer: $23

Funded: $33,008 of $18,000
Dates: Jan 23rd -> Feb 22nd (30 days)
Project By: Varia Games
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Latest News

Grads Use Kickstarter to Develop the Indie Game ‘Reven’

February 26th - via:
Kickstarter campaigns can be hit or miss, but a group of two alumni and a current student have scored a runaway success with their recent bid to crowdfund the original independent game Reven. Game Art grads Austin Morgan and John Rogeles are helming the project in Dallas, Texas, while bringing on current Music Business student Ian Stanley to help with their promotional efforts – work that saw the game pull in 182% of its original funding goal. (Read More)

Last chance to up your pledge!

February 22nd - via:
We're just 4k away from our goal! last chance to up your pledge and help us reach 37K! 10 minutes remaining. Act now!  (Read More)

Come Join us on Twitch TV!

February 22nd - via:
We are currently live on Twitch TV answering question, talking about ReVeN, and playing Metroid Fusion. Join the fun! Click the link below!  (Read More)

Exo Gear Character Skin, Multiplayer and the Future!

February 22nd - via:
Fellow ReVeNites!Without Further ado I finally present the Exo Gear Skin! (CLICK TO VIEW THE IMAGE IN HD) The Exo Gear With a SHARPER and more SINISTER look to him, SyRek looks like he's ready to rip through his enemies! What the Exo Gear allows you... (Read More)

Final Hours! Twitch TV, Steam Greenlight, Ouya, and more!

February 20th - via:
Hey fellow ReVeNites!There's less than 48 hours left and we've come this far! Lets keep reaching for the stars! :)Just in case you missed the previous update we are going to hosting a live chatroom on Twitch TV on Saturday the 22nd at 3pm central 4pm... (Read More)

Gameplay Breakdown Video!

February 20th - via:
Hey ReVeNites! The video is finally here! Sorry for the long wait.what you are about to watch doesn't happen in the actual game. The gamplay break down video was specifically built to showcase how the EDM and some of the other mechanics work. We... (Read More)

$25,000 Strech Goal Reached! HD Calibrated

February 16th - via:
Hey ReVeNites! Thanks to the help of you fine ladies and gentlemen, we've achieved our Stretch Goal of 25K that will enable us more time to get the game into HD. How freaking awesome is that?  We're getting closer and closer to making this game as... (Read More)

7 Days Remaining

February 14th - via:
Hey ReVeNites,  Just 7 days remaining in our Kickstarter! We're just 300 bucks away from our $25,000 Stretch Goal for uprezzing the game to 1920x1080. HELP US GET THERE by SHARING this status on your wall. Here is a Link to the kickstarter PAGE:... (Read More)

Character Sprite Update

February 13th - via:
Hey ReVeNites!  John Rogeles here,For those of you who didn't know, we started development on ReVeN September 7th of 2013. In just four months we had created a solid build of the game and brought it to Kickstarter. In th at short time I had to... (Read More)

The Kickstarter Compendium

February 13th - via:
Welcome to the Kickstarter Compendium, a gathering of games and game-related projects that we’ve come across that deserve your attention. The crowd-funding model for video games has resulted in some interesting new game ideas, and new projects are going up on a weekly basis that deserve your attention. The only problem is keeping track of it all – what’s worth watching, and what are these different projects about? (Read More)

A Glance at SyRek's Abilities and the EDM SubSystem

February 12th - via:
SyRek can construct over 100 abilities but must make careful decisions while doing so. Choosing one construction path over another will grant access to some parts of the game, but not the others. (read more below) (Click to Expand) Each EDM category... (Read More)

Early Bird Reward Tier Coming to a Close!!!

February 12th - via:
We decided to close the Early Bird reward tier because of how far along we are in the kickstarter, We decided to reduce the early bird reward tier limit by 200, leaving about 38 spots at time of writing this. Hurry and claim yours before they're all... (Read More)

Paypal options now available!

February 11th - via:
Hello Fellow Revenites!Paypal payment options are now available on our new website store! Click the link below and you will find the same tiers (except the limited tiers) available along with addons. We are planning to eventually expand our store... (Read More)

Paypal, Website, Awesome Fan Art!

February 10th - via:
Hey ReVeNites!!A we have received a couple messages requesting that we add a Paypal for those who don't have a credit card or have other means of paying. We are currently setting up our Paypal account for ReVeN on our website! It will be available in... (Read More)

REWARDS NOTICE (Updated Rewards)

February 7th - via:
ReVeNites! We want everything to be as Chrystal clear as it can be! A couple of you have suggested making a graph and so we did! :) (Updated Rewards)   This is the new Reward System Graph which explains the tier rewards that will be received in... (Read More)

ReVeN Art Contest & Art pieces featured in Credits!

February 7th - via:
Fellow ReVeNites!  We are going to be hosting an Art contest. The theme would be ReVeN. Draw whatever you want as long as it is appropriate and is related to the game is some way or form. Today we are taking in art submissions until Thursday... (Read More)


February 6th - via:
Welcome back fellow ReVeNites! It has come to our attention that our Rewards tiers can get a tad confusing for some of you and we completely understand. You probably have noticed some of the reward tiers not mentioning certain content. Especially the... (Read More)

Altered Stretch Goals, possible reward tier and reaching out to the World!

February 6th - via:
Hello fellow ReVeNites!After listening to some feedback about the resolution of the game we decided to swap where it was ($120,000) to its new found home at ($25,000). We believe that this is a much easier goal to reach to deliver this game at the... (Read More)

Metroid-inspired action-platformer ReVen hits 18K goal with 17 days left

February 6th - via:
Not even halfway through its Kickstarter campaign, Metroid-style action-adventure title ReVen from Varia Games has successfully reached its $18,000 goal. (Read More)

Enter the "OptiCon Drone" Mechanic

February 5th - via:
 Greetings fellow ReVeNites! We have a really cool update for you guys! Some of you may have seen the OptiCon in action from our "Official Reven Alpha Gameplay (Video 2)" on youtube but things have changed since then. The OptiCon is now a... (Read More)

WE DID IT!! Were Funded! :D

February 4th - via:
WE DID IT! YOU GUYS DID IT! WE ALL DID IT!!!! Thank you all for the kind donations , support, and helping us REACH OUR FUND GOAL!!!!! EVERYONE! ... WE DID IT!!!!!!! -crowd roaring and cheering- We promise not to let you guys down or dissapoint!!! Now... (Read More)

Add-Ons are here!

February 4th - via:
We are unveiling official Add-ons unlockable by increasing your pledge amount! You can add EXTRA REWARDS to your current tier without needing to change tiers! Simply increase your pledge by an amount below and message us (via Kickstarter) which... (Read More)

Update on THE UPDATES!

February 2nd - via:
Hey everyone!I just wanted to thank you all for you patience this past week. We haven't really been able to update as much as we wished. We just finished moving into a new place and that took 2 days away from us. But now were back and getting things... (Read More)

Short biography of SyRek

February 2nd - via:
(click to expand) SyRek is 400 year old android war veteran and one of the last surviving member of The Exanimen; they were part of the highly successful espionage program: Project SyPhos. He's a highly Specialized war machine, who was given the... (Read More)

New Tiers and Modified Pricing for T-Shirt tier

January 29th - via:
-After hearing everyone's feedback the ReVeN T-Shirt tier is now $100. We decided to blast the price down from $150 to $100. Thank you all for you feedback!($1)THANK YOU! Every dollar counts! Join in the discussion by pledging just a buck. Your name... (Read More)

Add on for rewards! (a more personalized reward system) -coming in the next couple days.

January 28th - via:
Whats up guys?! We have some really cool news for you!For those of you who don't want to pay so much for a specific product we will be creating add-on rewards in the coming days. For example: Let's say you just want the digital copy and the sweater... (Read More)

Unto The Breach With ReVeN

January 28th - via:
If there’s one thing that people on Kickstarter love it’s a good Metroidvania game; and rogue-likes, lots and lots of rogue-likes. Back to the Metroidvanias, those side scrolling action titles with light RPG elements that are so adored. The latest one to hit Kickstarter is ReVen, a futuristic side scrolling platformer, from Varia Games. (Read More)

NEW CHARACTER SKIN available for the $70 and higher reward tiers! (Kickstarter Exclusive Content)

January 27th - via:
The Aurelian Gear (aka the Gold Gear) can be used instead of SyRek's default skin in single player and multiplayer! Now available for the $70 and higher reward tiers! So for those of you who have already pledged for the physical game and manual and... (Read More)

Additional shirts and hoodies to choose from!

January 26th - via:
We have added a new shirt and hoodie! We want to give you guys more choices to choose from. Those who have a taste for design and logos or those who like the simpler look. Thanks for the support everyone! Lets keep moving forward! -Team Varia  (Read More)

OPERATION RISING TYPHOON: Lets get the word out!

January 26th - via:
Thank you all for helping us get this far! 5,000+ in 2 days blew away our expectations and now we're beginning our third day. If you would like to help us out even further here is what you can do. If you believe in our game and want to see us succeed... (Read More)

Varia Games mixes Metroid, Crysis to create Reven, now on Kickstarter

January 26th - via:
When the Reven virus leads to people disappearing from space station Nexum, hero SyRek swoops in to cure the virus - by shooting the infected, mutated population in the face. We're just gonna say it: people in power armor don't make good doctors. They do, however, make good action game stars, provided the game they star in gets the $18,000 funding it needs from Kickstarter. (Read More)

Metroid and Mega Man Inspired Indie Game ReVen Hits Kickstarter

January 25th - via:
Like many other titles Varia Games is also seeking funding for their 2D shooter/platformer ReVen. (Read More)

New Reward Tiers for those with big hearts

January 24th - via:
We added two new reward tiers for those willing to give a lot. We wanted these tiers to be as rewarding as possible so we took some extra time in researching how possible they would be and concluded these two new tiers were very fitting. PLEDGE... (Read More)

Old school Metroid-style game ReVen lands on Kickstarter, Steam Greenlight

January 24th - via:
Varia Games is taking its adulation of old school games such as Metroid and Mega Man to create a 2D platformer/shooter with RPG elements. Titled ReVen, the upcoming project has just hit Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight. (Read More)

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