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Dawnshade: The Watchers Prophecy

A project in Salt Lake City, UT by Highborne Games

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An endless open-world cooperative JRPG adventure in a box
Backers: 1011
Average Pledge Per Backer: $116

Funded: $117,573 of $49,000
Dates: May 19th -> Jun 17th (29 days)
Project By: Highborne Games
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Latest News

2 hours to go: Another Stretch Goal KO'd!

June 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Our Kinship is amazing! We've reached the $115K stretch goal and with it have unlocked 2 more battle scenarios for the Summoners Circle Battle Mat. "The Sacrifice" will have you facing off against a fanatical band of Unity zealots in the middle of a... (Read More)

7 Hours left: $110K Stretch Goal KO'd, Bring on the New Stretch Goals!

June 16th - via: kickstarter.com
WOW, we did it! The $110K Stretch Goal is down for the count and with it, we've unlocked an entirely new Battle Mat to increase the variety and flavor of your combat quests even further! It's called Choke Point. With it, the Kinship and your opposing... (Read More)

10 Hours Remaining: New Stretch Goal Unlocked!

June 16th - via: kickstarter.com
It's wonderful to see almost 900 backers have joined the Kinship! To those who have recently joined, thank you. We're glad you're here. Over the last month we have developed a close knit community dedicated to making Dawnshade the best it can be.... (Read More)

24 hours to go! $100K Stretch Goal Unlocked, New Stretch Goals To Announce

June 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Some said it was a dream. Some said it couldn't be done. You said $100K—not a problem.  Our hats off to everyone for helping us pass this major milestone. To celebrate, we are adding a new Battle Mat to each and every copy of Dawnshade thanks to... (Read More)

30 Hours: New Quest Results, Stretch Goal & Daily Unlock!

June 15th - via: kickstarter.com
We have 30 hours left in the campaign and we're not done yet, not even close! Thank you all sincerely for doing your part in helping to bring Dawnshade to life. Let's get started shall we? What...is your quest? You voted on the new quest we unlocked... (Read More)

Another Stretch Goal Smashed!

June 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, what an amazing sprint to the finish! Thanks to you and your support, we’ve blown past the next stretch goal, Semi Co-op Mode! We know what you’re thinking, “Hey, if I wanted a semi co-op game, I would have backed a semi co-op game.” And... (Read More)

48 Hours! Say Hello to our New Pledge Level

June 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Backers, We feel so lucky to have you as part of our Highborne Games community and are so grateful to you for helping us bring Dawnshade to life. We are currently 180% funded and climbing, and are beyond excited to share this game with you. We... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked + Daily Unlock!

June 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Build-a-Boss: Complete The final voting for The Red Mantileon’s special and ultimate abilities have been tallied. His special will be Karma Chameleon and his ultimate, Red Pandamic! (See what we did there ;)  Our illustrator, Dennis Dorrity has... (Read More)

Build-a-Boss: Special and Ultimate abilities! + Daily Unlock #4

June 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you to those who participated in voting for which faction the Red Mantileon Shadeshifter would be a part of and where this creature would reside. The results of Part 4 are in! The Red Mantileon Shadeshifter will be a Rogue from the wooded... (Read More)

Daily Unlock + Stretch Goal Unlocked!

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Today’s daily unlock features a new battle and foe: The Illusionist! This Illusionists are a race of clever sorcerers of The Unity forces and are masters of distraction and intrigue. This battle offers a new variation from your “standard” foe... (Read More)

Daily Unlock #2: Expansion and Add-ons

June 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Today's Daily Unlock is one that will draw you even further into the wonderous (and dangerous) world of Dawnshade. We are adding upgraded background art to the Character Mats! Now you can even more easily imagine yourself walking to a distant keep,... (Read More)

Daily Unlock #1

June 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Today we're introducing a very important member of your Kinship. Her name is Kymber, a petarukin of your tribe in the Galeswood Forest. You've known her since you were younglings. You've been tasked by the High Eldress of your village to protect her,... (Read More)

Weekly Unlock #3

June 9th - via: kickstarter.com
We now have one week left in the campaign and what an adventure it has been. It's wonderful to see the number of backers on the rise going into our final week. We could not do this without you and are thrilled that you're here with us until the... (Read More)

Build-a-boss Part 4

June 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you to those who participated in the voting of what to name the new boss we're creating together. The results of Part 3 are in! The race and class of this creature will now and forever be known as a Red Mantileon Shadeshifter! Mr. Dorrity, the... (Read More)

Lore Update #2

June 4th - via: kickstarter.com
In Dawnshade, you play as a petarukin. You are a small, some would say insignificant race who dwell in the corner of The Galeswood Forest away from most of the world and all its goings on. That is about to change. You knew something was different... (Read More)

Build-a-boss Part 3

June 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Before we continue on this wild creation of ours, we wanted to give you a sneak peek at how things are coming along so far. We have to say, things are turning out even weirder and more twisted than we expected, and it’s all because of you!... (Read More)

Weekly Unlock #2

June 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
We’re now two weeks into our month-long campaign and what a ride it has been. Thank you for continuing to support us and our dream of bringing Dawnshade to life! We're glad you're here on this journey with us. Each week, we will be unlocking goals... (Read More)

Build-a-boss Part 2

May 31st - via: kickstarter.com
The results from Part 1 of our build-a-boss experiment are in! Thank you for your participation. Every creature had at least one vote, but the top 2 winners were clear. And the winners are: #1 Red Panda - You chose something cute and cuddly, but we... (Read More)

Build-a-boss: Let's get crazy!

May 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Friday Kinship! Thank you for continuing to share your excitement for and support of Dawnshade. We have decided to unlock the Build-a-Boss activity every few days rather than making it dependent on the number of backers. We hope this is a way... (Read More)

Lore Update: Tell me a story...

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
In Dawnshade, you and your Kinship of misbegotten petarukin are caught in the middle of two warring factions, The Unity and The Might. These factions are at war for the hearts, minds and bodies of the creatures of Dawnshade. As you explore, you will... (Read More)

Weekly Unlock #1

May 26th - via: kickstarter.com
It has been one week since we launched! Though we’re all as disappointed as you that we moved away from our stretch goals rather than toward them over the weekend, we are not losing hope that we can reach them with your help. There is still plenty... (Read More)


May 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
When designing Dawnshade, we gave our illustrator Dennis Dorrity some crazy combinations of creatures to blend to come up with foes you've never seen before. We thought we could stump him, but the more bizarre the idea, the cooler stuff he came up... (Read More)

A Sneak Peek...

May 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hail Kinship! We’re well on our way to unlocking our next stretch goal, but we Petarukin can be impatient creatures at times. We wanted to give you a sneak peek at what the Combo Ability cards we announced in our last update may look like. Keep in... (Read More)

A New Combo System? Well This Just Got Interesting...

May 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Your journey through Dawnshade is all about cooperation, teamwork, working together…and a healthy dose of enlightened self-interest! Many of the comments we receive from people who have played Dawnshade are about how they love the feeling of... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #3 Unlocked!

May 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hail Kinship! We have reached yet another milestone in our journey together and what an adventure it has been—and we’re just getting started! Our illustrator, Dennis Dorrity has done such an amazing job of bringing the world of Dawnshade to life.... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2 Unlocked!

May 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Our Kinship has blasted through another Stretch Goal and unlocked 3 new Tier I item cards! Thank you for taking this journey with us. It’s going to be a great adventure! Please note that these item cards were included in our prototype copies and... (Read More)

Day 1 Update - Shipping Info, Stretch Goals, Neoprene, & One Big Thank You

May 20th - via: kickstarter.com
WOW, what an amazing and gut wrenching 1st day! Amazing in that there is so much enthusiasm and support for Dawnshade, especially from our international backers. Gut wrenching in that we didn’t have our international shipping ducks in a row and... (Read More)

Shipping Costs

May 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello all and thank you so much for your support for Dawnshade! We are floored by your response and feeling overwhelmed with the positive feedback. Regarding shipping, we had placeholder information for a few locations in our reward manager and... (Read More)

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