A project in St. Louis, MO by Game Trayz

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A competitive sandbox adventure game for 1-4 players. Become a legend on a weird world with endless possibilities!
Backers: 3426
Average Pledge Per Backer: $154

Funded: $528,174 of $90,000
Dates: Sep 6th -> Sep 29th (24 days)
Project By: Game Trayz
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Latest News

Day 24 - LAST DAY! Let's make it count!

September 29th - via:
"The Ad Pod" encounter illustration, by Naomi Robinson Four Reasons to Upgrade your Pledge Level! Hey everyone, this is it! We're down to the wire, and that means it's time for some real talk. This is your last chance to upgrade your pledge during... (Read More)

Day 23 - Big Watta Character Spotlight!

September 28th - via:
Hey, ya'll! Welcome to the eighth character spotlight, featuring Big Watta Bimphro from GameTrayz Lab’s upcoming game Forsaken, which is now LIVE on Kickstarter until September 29th! Our last character spotlight introduced us to Killquick... (Read More)

Day 22 - A Closer Look at the Lab Limited Bundle

September 27th - via:
The Mighty Mighty Lab Limited Bundle! We heard some feedback that it was a bit tough to see all of the contents in the Lab Limited bundle without going through our entire campaign page, and you know what? That's a pretty good point! 😂 So, here's a... (Read More)


September 26th - via:
All Remaining Daily Unlocks REVEALED! Hey everyone, it's the last week, and we have absolutely zero cool. So we're showing off ALL of our remaining unlocks and stretch goals. Check it out! There's a lot to unpack here, so let's dig in! First off,... (Read More)

Day 20 - More Ruins Adventures, and Community Encounter Poll Results!

September 25th - via:
Day 20 Reveal - New Adventures in the Ruins! The Ruins continue to grow deeper and deeper! Shuffle these 2 Lab Limited cards into the ruins deck to experience an even wider and weirder array of effects. In particular, the Megalithic Gate might draw... (Read More)

Day 19 - More Data, An Unlocked Social Goal, and the Calm Before the Storm!

September 24th - via:
Day 19 Reveal - 2 New Data Cards! These two new exciting Lab Limited data cards can be added into the asset deck, offering a wider variety of one-shot effects that can be used at Thyrria's Uplink sites. In fact, one of these cards--Ident... (Read More)

Day 18 - An Empyriad Admiral, an Engineering Showcase, and a New Encounter Poll!

September 23rd - via:
Day 18 Reveal - 1st Admiral Shrev! In a twist of fate, the very admiral who ordered the Empyriad's departure ended up being left behind on Thyrria. How could this happen? The day the fleet was ordered to leave Thyrria, Shrev's were the last set of... (Read More)

Day 17 - More Encounters, and an Interview with Noah Adelman!

September 22nd - via:
Day 17 Reveal - 3 New Encounter Arcs! That's right, the Lab Limited bundle will see the addition of one new encounter arc for each planet's deck! That means not only are you getting three illustrated encounter cards, but also all the other... (Read More)

Day 16 - Pods Pods Pods!

September 21st - via:
Day 16 Reveal - A Very Special Pair of Assets! Hey, we have more cards for the asset deck for you! The art may even look a little familiar - can you put your finger on where we got it? But one of these cards is special for another reason. The M135... (Read More)

Day 15 - 3 New Personas and an Interview with Noah!

September 20th - via:
Day 15 Reveal - 3 New Personas! Oznoff the Klugger, Gavel Watagii, and All-Sister Dohendrae have joined Forsaken! These Lab Limited personas give you even more options for setup. These new kids on the block are even a little bit different than... (Read More)

Day 14 - More Assets, a Systems Spotlight, and a Bonus Story!

September 19th - via:
Day 14 Unlock - New Gear for the Asset Deck! Today we bring you the Augury Stims, a fungalyte-infused cocktail designed by the Ebon Eye to assist in their visions of the future. In fact, this hit is so potent that most species (and pods!) can... (Read More)

Day 13 - New Assets, and another Lore Deep Dive!

September 18th - via:
Day 13 Reveal - 2 New Data Cards! Brain Burgle and Offworld Contact have been added to Forsaken's Lab Limited bonus content bundle! Data cards are one of the three card types that appear in the asset deck (along with gear and weapons). When data... (Read More)

Day 12 - Exploring the Ruins!

September 17th - via:
Day 12 Reveal - 2 New Ruins Cards! Happy Saturday everyone! Today we're showing off 2 new cards for the Ruins deck! Wait, the Ruins deck? What the heck is that? The Ruins is a location on the Mycoid Verge that was once a sprawling Empyriad research... (Read More)

Day 11 - A Cleaver, an Observer, and a New (Extra Fun) Poll!

September 16th - via:
New $410,000 Stretch Goal - "The Observer" Module! CONGRATULATIONS to everyone for breaking our $325k stretch goal and unlocking the Advisory Thumper class module! This one's a lot of fun, and I can't wait for y'all to see the weird twists and turns... (Read More)

Day 10 - More Encounters, and the Long-Awaited Solo Playthrough Video!

September 15th - via:
Day 10 Reveal - 3 New Encounters! Did we say 3 new encounters? We really meant 6 new encounters, since each of these has two entirely different stories on them. Remember, your zone--settlement or outland--determines which half of a split encounter... (Read More)

Day 9 - A New Class Module, and a Character Spotlight!

September 14th - via:
Day 9 Reveal - "Ebon Eye Negator" Class Module! First off, WOAH what a big day yesterday! Not only did we cross the $300k threshold, but we also broke 2000 backers! I can't tell you how much all of this support means to us and for Game Trayz Lab.... (Read More)

Day 8 - A Base Game Upgrade and a Mechanics Spotlight

September 13th - via:
Day 8 Reveal - Base Game Upgrade: Jumbo Acrylic Resources! Nothing says "science fiction board game" like colored semitransparent acrylic resources! In addition to the new material, these resources are increasing in size from 8mm weenies to 10mm... (Read More)

Day 6.5: Tantrum House Live Tonight!!!

September 12th - via:
Hey, ya'll! Impromptu post! We're coming to you live from Tantrum House tonight (9/12)  at 8 PM ET. Co-designer Mike Mihealsick will be in the hot seat answering questions. Join us here!!!  (Read More)

Day 7 - Wondrous Sundries and a New Tour of Thyrria's Actions and Locations

September 12th - via:
Day 7 Reveal - Another Wondrous Sundry! Yesssss! Hooray! We get another Wondrous Sundry in the game! Wait..... what the heck is a Wondrous Sundry? I'm so glad you asked! One of the many recurring characters you'll meet is a bizarre alien merchant... (Read More)

Day 6 - Reveals, a Social Unlock, and an Illustrator Interview!

September 11th - via:
Day 6 Reveal - "Masma Doom" Bounty! Masma Doom is an outlaw wanted by the Ebon Eye for genetically altering the Fungalyte--a pathogen that the Ebon Eye revere. Doom has attracted a following so thick in the Bonebriar Sprawl that it is impossible to... (Read More)

Day 5 - A New Reveal, and a Deep Dive on Sanction!

September 10th - via:
Day 5 Reveal - 3 New Personas! During setup, you choose one persona for each faction to play with, and the others remain unused. A faction's persona determines the recurring abilities you can gain for connecting with that faction, so every game... (Read More)

Day 4 - YOU Make the Encounter!

September 9th - via:
Day 4 Reveal - Empyriad Code Key! Today we're introducing a new gear card into the Lab Limited bundle! Remember, everything marked Lab Limited (including NYNE and all of our other bonus content so far) will be packaged separately, and available for... (Read More)

Day 3! A New Daily Reveal and New Stretch/Social Goals!

September 8th - via:
Day 3 Reveal - Acrylic Faction Standees! These transparent heat-transfer-image'd upgraded standees are included in our Lab Limited bundle, meaning they're free for every backer that locks in a core box level pledge or higher during the campaign.... (Read More)

New Goals on the Horizon! Social Goal Unlocked! Day 2 Daily Reveal!

September 7th - via:
3 Encounters, plus all the components that they can call in from the reserve! Social Goal 1 - 3 New Encounters UNLOCKED! Woah! That was fast! Thank you to everyone that got out there and followed us on social media, BGG, and our newsletter, and... (Read More)

NYNE is unleashed!

September 6th - via:
($99,999) - NYNE Joins the Fray! Do you see what we did there? With the nines? And the character's name is NYNE? Do you get it? Ahh, what a delectable cornucopia of humor this has been, we're glad to have shared it with everyone. Anyways. As a... (Read More)

Forsaken is FUNDED!

September 6th - via:
Thank you all for your support! Everyone on our team is excited to see how high this campaign can soar. Bonus Content! Let's talk about all the bonus content you can expect to see during our campaign! All bonus content unlocked during the campaign... (Read More)

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