Bellum: of Mutants and Men

The Ballads of Reemus 2 - 2D Point and Click Adventure Game

A project in Hamilton, Canada by Jay Ziebarth

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The next chapter in the Reemus series. A classic, Lucas Arts inspired 2D point and click comedy adventure game for PC/Mac/Linux.
Backers: 431
Average Pledge Per Backer: $40

Funded: $17,276 of $15,000
Dates: Sep 19th -> Oct 19th (30 days)
Project By: Jay Ziebarth
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Latest News

Zeebarf Catches Backers Up With The Ballads of Reemus 2 Update

December 21st - via:
It has been a year since Zeebarf updated backers for his point and click adventure game The Ballads of Reemus 2, but he comes clean with development issues. (Read More)

The Ballads of Reemus 2 Continues Despite Year-Long Kickstarter Silence

February 2nd - via:
Development on The Ballads of Reemus 2 continues on after two-and-a-half years of work and a full year of silence despite some major setbacks. (Read More)

The Funding Crowd 22 (Oct 14th-28th)

October 28th - via:
Welcome to The Funding Crowd! In fact, The Funding Crowd #22 to be exact. As always, we'll do our best to entertain while recapping what's happened since the 14th October and today, taking you on a tour of some marvellous Hidden Gems before ending on a high with our five Biggies. Yes, it's quality over quantity in this issue of The Funding Crowd. Enjoy! (Read More)

Ballads of Reemus 2 Has Been Funded Through Kickstarter

October 19th - via:
A burst of final pledges in the last days has sent the newest point and click adventure game over its goal of $15,000 CAD, including over 20 supporters who tossed $250-$520 to support the continued development of the adventure game genre. Jay Ziebarth sends his thanks to these stalwart supporters as well as the other 350+ backers who made it possible. There's still time to support Ballads of Reemus 2 on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Early Bird gets the book

October 18th - via:
Ooops, one correction I should've said anyone $12 and higher gets both digital stretch goals. Early bird will get the book as well. Sorry for the confusion! While i"m here, welcome Stickparter to the party!  (Read More)

108% Funded! Time to Stretch!

October 18th - via:
We're well on our way now, so I created two small stretch goals to achieve over the next 20 hours. First was a Reemus Art book, which will be a "making of" with rough sketches,background and character designs and puzzle notes. Which I'm happy to say... (Read More)

Kickstarter Spotlight - Projects You Should Pay Attention To 10/16

October 17th - via:
We’re heading into a big week here on the Spotlight. A handful of projects we’ve publicized in the past are on their way to completion, and there’s a couple new projects we want to give a bit of attention to. There’s actually four projects we’ve given a good amount of our time to in the past that have either finished up or destroyed their goal ahead of time. We’ll start off with our newbies and give some important updates before we wrap up! (Read More)


October 16th - via:
WE DID IT! Take a bow everyone, you deserve this victory as much as me! Thank you for all the hard work! Of course I was out when it officially funded, I totally missed the big moment, ha. Typical! We still have 61 hours to go! I'd like to do a... (Read More)

89...90, no 91% Funded!! Time for a Video Update.

October 16th - via:
Wait, strike that 92%!! While the video was rendering we went up 3%! Oooooh I can almost touch it! We're soooo close!  I thought I'd celebrate yesterdays amazing outpouring of support with a video update. I've gotten a few requests to show the... (Read More)

77% - A sprint to the end!

October 15th - via:
Wow, what a burst! 23% to go! I'm feeling renewed and ready to sprint to the end of this mini marathon of a month.  I have to admit last week I was feeling a bit down, starting to lose the faith but reading your comments and seeing how passionately... (Read More)

GamingOnLinux - The Funding Crowd 21 (Oct 4th-13th)

October 14th - via:
Welcome back to The Funding Crowd, issue #2 ACS (After the Crowd Sourcing). You may notice that the amount of content has been somehow reduced, but we're always for quality before quantity. Moreover, in this new epoch of the column we'll try to go back to one of its original goals: focusing on the true Hidden Gems, those worthy projects lacking the necessary attention and coverage for becoming big hits. (Read More)

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

October 13th - via:
It's Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. So I'm thankful for all the great supporters that have rallied behind me and this project. It means a lot that you're fighting so hard to help me get funded! I'm working on some new "Zeebarfed" characters right... (Read More)

One Week! More people get Zeebarfed!

October 11th - via:
We're at 58% with one week to go. WOW what a nail biter! A big thanks to those that have upped their pledge to become characters in the game! Riggo, Brittany, Benjamin and Joachim my eternal thanks! It has helped a ton. So 7 days left if you want to... (Read More)

50%! A Couple New Characters.

October 7th - via:
The good news is we've hit 50%! The bad news is we still need 50%. 11 days to go, we've got our work cut out for us. I'm sending out positive vibes, I still believe we can get there. I recently did an interview with Megapieman for his youtube... (Read More)

Reddit IAMA

October 4th - via:
I'm doing a Reddit IAMA right now. Come join the party. Here's the link:  (Read More)

Kickstarter Spotlight - Projects You Should Pay Attention To 10/4

October 4th - via:
So, you may have noticed we didn’t use crowdfunding in the title this week. Well smartass, that’s because all our projects were pulled directly from Kickstarter. Allllrighty then. It’s time for another week of crowdfunding goodies from the throbbing loins of Kickstarter. Fun fact; Kickstarter projects have raised over $815M to date. That being said, projects like the one’s we’re covering this week are asking for a drop in the bucket, so come on, pledge! We’ve got a tasty mix of new games on hand this week AND some updates on projects we’ve talked about in the past. (Read More)

More in game characters!

October 1st - via:
Two more brave and generous backers decided to take the plunge and get Zeebarfed into the game. Without further ado, welcome Michael Shaw and BigD into the Reemus universe!Now, who's next? We're currently at 41% - 9 more to go before someone... (Read More)

Who wants to become a character in game?

September 30th - via:
We're 36% of the way there. I've been trying to wrangle plugs and interviews from other Kickstarter projects and game sites, but nothing really beats word of mouth from passionate fans. So please share the link wherever you can.Together we can make... (Read More)

29% Funded. Time for a Video Update!

September 26th - via:
First week is over and we're at 29% Funded! Woot!    Press articles are starting to pop up now, which has definitely helped visibility. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to share the link, it has really helped! Here's a handful of... (Read More)

The Ballads Of Reemus 2 Sings For Its Supper

September 26th - via:
I am concerned you won’t remember the very splendid The Ballads Of Reemus. A point and click adventure created by indie developer Zeebarf (Jay Ziebarth), it was a genuinely great and very funny game, bursting with detail and care. Reemus is an exterminator in a world where insects are a lot bigger than him, last time battling an infestation of killer bedbugs. Now Ziebarth is looking to make a bigger, better follow-up, retelling (and finally finishing) the slug-based tales of the original freebie flash-based chapters of 2007. He’s going to need some cold, hard, Canadian cash to do so. (Read More)

The Ballads of Reemus 2 now playing on Kickstarter

September 25th - via:
ClickShake Games’ founder and sole employee Jay Ziebarth, colloquially known by the moniker Zeebarf, clearly feels that sometimes the best way to move forward is to take a few steps back. And so it is that his upcoming second commercial entry in the Ballads of Reemus series, currently seeking funding through Kickstarter, is actually a revisiting of the original free-to-play Several Journeys of Reemus browser games. (Read More)

21% Funded and 2 days left to get the first Ballads for $2

September 23rd - via:
So far so good, 21% and holding! Our running start has slowed down to a bit of a light stroll though. I'm going to need all your help to pull this beast over the finish line. I think we're through our initial wave of early supporters and now I'm... (Read More)

Kickstarter: The Ballads of Reemus 2 (Jay Ziebarth)

September 23rd - via:
Coming next year, everyone's favourite fantasy exterminator embarks on a retooled version of his free adventures with this premium release featuring new puzzles, visuals, and more. (Read More)

Ballads of Reemus 2 Announced With Kickstarter

September 22nd - via:
Zeebarf has announced Ballads of Reemus 2 and the official Kickstarter for helping fund the upcoming game. Read on to learn more. (Read More)

A Great Start!

September 20th - via:
Wow what a great start to the campaign! $2300 and 15% of the funding goal reached in the first day! Thanks for jumping a board so quickly.If you still haven't tried the first Ballads of Reemus game, now is the perfect time. Indie Royale has launched... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Projects You Should Pay Attention To 9/20

September 20th - via:
So, remember last week when I tentatively set this week’s article for Thursday? Well, it’s now Friday, and here we are. That’s why I didn’t make any promises, it keeps me from breaking them. A smart way to live one’s life. We had a fantastic time at NYGC13 and I wanted to thank the fine folks at DMW for throwing the event. Kickstarter was brought up several times throughout the many discussion panels we attended. Most notably, Howard Tsao of Muse Games spoke on a panel about the emerging platforms developers have available to them. I grilled with him afterwards about bringing Guns of Icarus Online to the PlayStation 4. Moving right along we have an absolutely stacked week ahead of us. We’ll be harkening back to two project creators we’ve worked with in the past as well as tapping our inner mutant for some pigskin action. (Read More)

Currently Kickstarting: The Ballads of Reemus 2

September 20th - via:
What do you get when you take a potbellied exterminator, a purple bear bard, and the most nastiest slugs you’ve ever seen and put them together in a 2D point-and-click adventure game? Why, you get the continuing saga of Reemus and Liam, that’s what. Enter The Ballads of Reemus 2, another game being Kickstarted that started its life as a Flash-based adventure on the likes of Newgrounds and Kongregate. (Read More)

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