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Olympia Rising

A project in Albany, NY by Paleozoic

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Fight, climb, and explore your way through the vast depths of the Underworld on a quest to reach Mount Olympus.
Backers: 841
Average Pledge Per Backer: $15

Funded: $12,277 of $10,000
Dates: Jan 16th -> Feb 15th (30 days)
Project By: Paleozoic
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Latest News

Olympia Rising is FUNDED!

February 14th - via:
Hey everyone! We've managed to reach our 10k funding goal! Olympia Rising has been successfully funded, and with time to spare! We are absolutely floored by all of the support OR has received over these last few days - and we can't thank you guys... (Read More)

$50 Reward Tier Limit Increased

February 13th - via:
Hey everyone, We've almost hit the 90% mark - things are looking really good now! Our progress these last few days has been astounding and we can' thank you guys enough!  We've been getting requests to add more slots to the $50 Tier - people really... (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)

70% Funded + New $50 Reward Tier

February 12th - via:
Hey everyone,  We've hit the 70% funded mark! This is great, we're almost there! Keep spreading the word and we can still reach our 10k goal!  We're adding a new reward tier: NEW $50 Reward Tier (Limit: 20) -A $50 pledge will get you into the final... (Read More)

New Rewards for $10 Tier + New Special $5 Tier

February 11th - via:
Hey everyone, We've decided to add some rewards to our $10 tier as an incentive to pledge or upgrade from a previous pledge. So here's what we've got:    $10 Tier Revision: -A high resolution, Olympia Rising wallpaper featuring Iola gazing upon... (Read More)

Funding Update + New Pixels

February 10th - via:
Hey everyone, There was a substantial backer boost over the weekend and we're now 57% funded! We thank everyone for their support! We know there's only about 5 days left in our campaign, so it's going to take something big to reach the 10k mark. But... (Read More)

Olympia Rising T-Shirt

February 5th - via:
Hey everyone, We wanted to share the design for the Olympia Rising t-shirt. All backers who have pledged $40 or more will receive this reward if our funding goal is met!  Charon, the Ferryman of Hades, is frustratingly stubborn. His demand for... (Read More)

Thank You!! & 40% Funded!

February 3rd - via:
Hey everyone! We want to thank every one who has supported us so far during our KS campaign (and even before that). Whether it be a pledge, a blog post, a recommendation, an article - all forms of support are greatly appreciated. So again, thank... (Read More)

The Process Behind Designing a Level

January 30th - via:
Hey everyone, We thought it would be fun to share with you the process of building a level in Olympia Rising, so we've put together a little walk-through to show you the basic procedure. We'll use a previous level from the demo as an example:  Final... (Read More)

What if Olympia Rising was an NES title?

January 29th - via:
Hey everyone!   Because Olympia Rising borrows so much inspiration from action-adventure, platforming classics like Castlevania, Kid Icarus, Sonic the Hedgehog, and more, we got a little carried away and decided to create a mock-up of what OR might... (Read More)

Quick Update + Some Answers to FAQ

January 28th - via:
Hey everyone,  We're happy to announce that we've surpassed the 30% funding mark! There's about two and half weeks left in our campaign, and we still have a ways to go, but with the a strong enough push we can get there! Feel free to share this... (Read More)

Olympia Rising Brings Greek Mythology to KickStarter

January 25th - via:
Greek Mythology has always been an interesting inspiration for gaming and has spawned some very entertaining games; most notably the God of War series. Paleozoic hopes that their recent KickStarter project Olympia Rising will continue that trend. Join Lola on her quest in reaching Mount Olympus in this 16-bit side-scrolling adventure for PC, Mac, and Linux. (Read More)

Steam Greenlight Is Up! + Enemy Design Process

January 23rd - via:
Hey everyone, We just put Olympia Rising up on Steam Greenlight! If you're interested and would like to see Olympia Rising available on Steam upon its release, click the following link and vote! Olympia Rising - Steam Greenlight As mentioned in the... (Read More)

Awesome Support So Far!

January 21st - via:
Hey everyone!  We're making steady progress in our campaign with new backers from around the world pledging every day. We still have a long way to go, but we're confident we can find the support we need to meet the $10k funding goal! We've received... (Read More)

Avoid The Acidic Bile Flood In Olympia Rising

January 20th - via:
“A flood of acid and bile.” No, it’s not a GWAR game, it’s the horrific event just waiting to happen in Olympia Rising, a new pixeltastic side scroller on Kickstarter. (Read More)

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