The Drain

📚 Alba - an Open World Adventure Book 📚

A project in London, UK by Inside the Box Board Games

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An innovative branching narrative gamebook, set in a desolate post-apocalyptic world. How will your journey end?
Backers: 10301
Average Pledge Per Backer: £26

Funded: £272,795 of £5,000
Dates: Jan 12th -> Feb 4th (24 days)
Project By: Inside the Box Board Games
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Latest News

Chapter 16...

February 4th - via:
Hello Explorers! We’re now in the final hours of the Alba Kickstarter, and we’ve almost blasted our final stretch goal! We cannot believe the journey we’ve had through this campaign, and we’re all hoping that you’ll find your journey... (Read More)

Chapter 15...

February 2nd - via:
Hello Explorers! As we’re closing in on the final 48 hours of the campaign, we’re also closing in on the final announced stretch goals! We’re extremely close to unlocking the special case for all Dagger’s Dagger pledges, which is fantastic!... (Read More)

Chapter 14...

February 1st - via:
Hello Explorers! Over the weekend and today, we’ve managed to absolutely smash even more stretch goals! Between our last update and now, we cruised right on through getting audio content narrated by machine learning, and have now upgraded to a... (Read More)

Prologue Part 3...

January 29th - via:
Hello Explorers! Once again, a massive thank you and congratulations to everyone who entered this week’s prologue competition - there were some really amazing entries and once more some really tough choices for the team to make! Now, for the... (Read More)

Chapter 13...

January 29th - via:
Hello Explorers! What a way to end the week! We’ve managed to absolutely smash yet another stretch goal, which means that all images in the app will be animated! The animation really helps to elevate Marco’s already fantastic illustrations, so we... (Read More)

Chapter 12...

January 28th - via:
Hello Explorers! Another couple days, another couple amazing achievements for the Alba campaign! We’ve now passed £140,000 and unlocked that sweet, sweet app soundscaping (I can hear the birds at the seaside already), and we’re on our way to... (Read More)

Chapter 11...

January 26th - via:
Hello Explorers! We’ve noticed some of you in the comments are a bit confused about the library app, so that’s what this update is mostly going to be about! Here's a Q&A to hopefully answer all the questions! What is the OWAB Library App? The... (Read More)

Chapter 10...

January 25th - via:
Hello explorers! What an absolutely amazing weekend we had on this campaign, and an even better Monday! For those of you who aren’t constantly refreshing the campaign page, we’ve passed £100,000 and are currently sitting at around 3,500 backers.... (Read More)

Chapter 9...

January 22nd - via:
Good evening explorers! As we head into the weekend, we’ve managed to close our first writing competition (which was a resounding success), launch our second one (check that pinned update for details on entry), and absolutely smashed yet another... (Read More)

Prologue Part 2

January 22nd - via:
Hello Explorers! First of all, a massive thank you and congratulations to everyone who entered the first week of this competition - there were some hearty debates within the team about which entries we should pick, and while we’re in agreement as... (Read More)

Chapter 8...

January 21st - via:
Hello Explorers! Here’s what we’ve achieved so far, great work my peeps!! £65K Stretch Goal Since our last update, we have absolutely smashed the 65k goal to have a linen finish on the special edition cover! Hallelujah, it’s going to look... (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup

January 20th - via:
Today’s roundup includes a variety of games, from a knock-down, drag-out battle with a Saturday morning cartoon aesthetic to a tiny dungeon crawl you can carry in your pocket. (Read More)

Chapter 7...

January 19th - via:
Hello Explorers! Another amazing day for the Alba campaign! Let's see what we've achieved since our last update... £60K Stretch Goal We've unlocked the map print effect (WOOT WOOT!) - this will be on all the Special edition maps, whether they’re... (Read More)

Chapter 6...

January 18th - via:
Hello, Explorers! Welcome to day 7 of the Alba campaign! It’s been just under a week since we launched, and all of us here at Inside the Box are blown away by the response we’ve had so far! Since our last update, we’ve unlocked two more stretch... (Read More)

Chapter 5...

January 16th - via:
Hello, Explorers! All of us on the team may be having quiet weekends at home, but this campaign sure isn’t! 45K Stretch Goal We’ve managed to unlock the gorgeous slipcase for the special edition (HYPE) and at the time of writing, we’re also... (Read More)

Prologue Part 1

January 15th - via:
Hello explorers, and welcome to our first writing challenge! As we said in the most recent update, it’s a bit experimental, so feel free to ask any questions if you have them! Below is the prompt for this week (the beginning of the prologue... (Read More)

Chapter 4...

January 15th - via:
Hello Explorers! Another great day as we head towards the weekend and another stretch goal! 40K Stretch Goal Last night we unlocked the upsized pins and patches! That’s right, now all our gorgeous pins and patches will be bigger. The engraved vault... (Read More)

Jess’s Fave Five Kickstarters of the Week 1/15/21

January 15th - via:
Alba distinguishes itself from other game books by claiming to be the biggest ever written. With over 1200 pages and 19 different endings, Alba tells the story of a post-apocalyptic world where you will go out and adventure; exploring the world and making choices that can have lasting effects. Pingyao: First Chinese Banks is a dice placement game with an economic twist. During the game you’ll be rolling dice and then taking turns performing actions with the dice starting with the highest vale and moving through to the lowest value. (Read More)

Chapter Three...

January 14th - via:
Hello Explorers! First of all, since our last update, we managed to smash ANOTHER stretch goal! We are going through these at an AMAZING rate, and we couldn’t be more excited! Thank you all so much! 35K Stretch Goal Thanks to all of you, EVERY... (Read More)

Chapter Two...

January 13th - via:
Hello again, intrepid explorers! WOW, another amazing day - between our last update and now, we’ve almost doubled the number of backers, and unlocked a couple more stretch goals! 20K Stretch Goal 25K Stretch Goal 30K Stretch Goal That’s right!... (Read More)

Chapter One...

January 12th - via:
Hello Explorers! Wow, what an amazing first day we’ve had for the Alba campaign! Not only did we absolutely SMASH the original goal, but we’ve also managed to smash through not one, not two, but THREE stretch goals already! 7K Stretch Goal For... (Read More)

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