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FRONTIERS - Explore ● Discover ● Survive

A project in Renton, WA by Lars Simkins

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FRONTIERS - Explore, Discover & Survive in a massive, relaxing open world that emulates the tone of classic first person RPGs.
Backers: 4574
Average Pledge Per Backer: $34

Funded: $157,381 of $50,000
Dates: Jun 17th -> Jul 17th (30 days)
Project By: Lars Simkins
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Latest News

Frontiers release date pushed back to 'when it's done'

June 20th - via:
Frontiers, the open-world exploration game from Lars Simkins and AAD Productions, will miss its originally scheduled release window and will now be available "when it's done," he announced this week. (Read More)

Frontiers Kickstarter campaign succesful with over $157K raised

July 17th - via:
The Kickstarter funding drive for Frontiers, AAD Productions' open-world exploration title, ended successfully this morning with $157,381 in contributions from nearly 4,600 backers. (Read More)


July 16th - via:
Hello, everyone and WELCOME to all new backers! I'll keep this short and sweet because we've got a big post-campaign update coming: We've just hit our FINAL STRETCH GOAL!AKA the Serious Business stretch goal. Why are you celebrating? Stop dancing,... (Read More)

(Pre) Post Campaign Q&A!

July 15th - via:
Hello, everyone! Thanks for your patience while I put this update together. (If you're a new backer - WELCOME! I'll be referring to the Backer's Calendar frequently so make sure to give that a look-see.) The activity level is crazy today! Rewards... (Read More)

Soundtrack Sneak Peek - Riverbog Theme

July 15th - via:
Expect an update about post-campaign procedure soon. But in the meantime, I've asked Steve if he wouldn't mind giving everyone a sneak peak of one of the tracks he's working on. And he said 'Sure!' What a guy, am I right? Riverbog is my favorite... (Read More)

What's the deal with multiplayer?

July 13th - via:
Hello, everyone! Welcome to all new backers - please take a moment to browse our extensive backlog of updates, there are all kinds of goodies to see! It's time for another update devoted entirely to multiplayer - if you're the single-player-only... (Read More)

Post-Campaign Backer Calendar!

July 11th - via:
Hello, everyone! Before I get to the calendar, I've got to ask: where are you all coming from? Seriously! We beat our daily average for new backers AND pledges today. This momentum is baffling even for a final stretch. (I'm not complaining, of... (Read More)

Multiplayer Push / Add-on / Promo Video

July 10th - via:
Hello, everyone! This update is all about multiplayer. If you don't give a hoot about multiplayer, here's a cat video for your trouble, and I'll see you next time. :) The Final* Push Yes, you're reading that counter right - we're less than $19,000... (Read More)

Magic 101!

July 8th - via:
Hello! As promised here's the magic system video update. (This video assumes that you've watched the previous updates; if you haven't you might feel a tad lost.) Click here to watch MAGIC 101 - Alpha Gameplay! Cheers - L  (Read More)

Mod Support! / World Map

July 8th - via:
Hello, everyone! Welcome to the (many!) new backers who've joined us since the last update. And thanks as well to all the grizzled veterans who helped bring them here. As always I'm doing what I can as far as press, but over time those numbers have... (Read More)

Back to Back: indie RPGs to fund

July 5th - via:
I have a big backlog of new games to talk about, but it’s been nearly a month since I last ran Back to Back, so those will have to wait until next week as I peek in on the world of crowdfunding. (Read More)

Holiday Weekend AV

July 3rd - via:
Hello, everyone - to all you US backers out there: I hope your 4th was full of fire and explosions. To everyone else: hope you're not too sick of hearing about the 4th! :) Want some FRONTIERS-related audio-visual entertainment over your holiday... (Read More)

July 4th-6th / Bulk Pack

July 3rd - via:
Hello, everyone! It feels weird to be posting an update about a lack of information, but given the frequency of my posts/comments I don't want y'all to think I'm dead or something. My wee home will be packed with extended family from July 4th - July... (Read More)

Crafting 101 / What's the deal with rewards?

July 2nd - via:
Hello, everyone! If you're a new backer, WELCOME it's good to have you here! And if you're a FRONTIERS veteran, THANK YOU for bringing so many new backers to the party! Crafting 101 - appropriate since it's 101 frickin degrees outside!Man oh man,... (Read More)

New Rewards!

July 1st - via:
Hello, everyone - hope all you heat-wave sufferers are surviving this madness! Basic Stretch Goals: CHECKWow! We just blew past the Basic stretch goals - a big THANK YOU to all our new backers for launching us into EPIC stretch goal territory. We... (Read More)

What's the deal with stretch goals?

June 29th - via:
Hello, everyone! First off, welcome to all our new backers, including our third and final STARWALKER! New rewards coming soon...Egads, all our top rewards have been depleted! The good news is that puts us really darn close to our next stretch goal!... (Read More)

What's the deal with the Beta?

June 28th - via:
Hello everyone! First off - a big WELCOME to all new backers. We number almost 2,000 at this point - that's 150,000 kilos of backer-weight! We've finally hit the inevitable mid-campaign 'slump' where our graph starts to level out, although we're... (Read More)


June 27th - via:
Hello, everyone! I've posted a (highly limited) new reward that some of you might be interested in - the INNKEEPER. The price is a tad steep so it's probably not for everyone but if you've got a bit of cash to burn and a hankerin' for some inkeepin'... (Read More)

Steve Barnes' Update of Happiness

June 27th - via:
Hello, everyone! Ain't this the truth? Anyway: I asked FRONTIERS composer Steve Barnes if he'd like to write an update - he delivered something far more contemplative and illuminating than any mere update has a right to be. Read on for a fascinating... (Read More)

Survival Part 2 + Skills / Music

June 26th - via:
Hello, everyone! Thanks for keeping us going strong - get this, we only have to make a tad over $800 a day for the remaining 20 days to reach our Oculus goal. And multiplayer? Only about $3,100 a day. Given that we've averaged $6,250 a day so far... (Read More)

What's the deal with NPCs?

June 26th - via:
Hello, everyone! There have been a lot of questions about - well, pretty much everything! But one issue has been coming up a lot lately so I thought I'd address it in an update. Will NPCs have AI?Yes and no. They'll have an internal state that... (Read More)

Survival 101 / 2 Stretch Goals

June 25th - via:
Hello, everyone! New video update! This covers the basics of how you stay alive & healthy in FRONTIERS (Since you'll be looking at some wee icons I recommend watching it at high quality): Click here to watch SURVIVAL 101 - Alpha Gameplay If I... (Read More)


June 24th - via:
After you've watched the video take a moment to check out & share this delightful PC Gamer article. (Read More)

New (Unlimited) Add-Ons!

June 24th - via:
Hello everyone! Companion Add-OnsDid you know that animals can be tamed in FRONTIERS? Well now you do. And I've got some fun unlimited add-ons that run with this feature. Check 'em out below! (For an overview of how Add-Ons work, check out the... (Read More)

Survival ̶M̶o̶n̶d̶a̶y̶ Tuesday

June 22nd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Shopkeeper is SOLD OUT

June 22nd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Almost there / Add-Ons

June 22nd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

New Rewards

June 21st - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Paths 101

June 21st - via:
Hello, everyone! Those of you with an eye on the campaign probably noticed a nice bump from yesterday's pledges. That's partly due to being featured in the Staff Picks on Kickstarter (score!) and also due to being featured all over the friggin... (Read More)

Frontiers IndieGoGo campaign shuttered, relaunches on Kickstarter

June 20th - via:
Simkins detailed his reasons for leaving IndieGoGo on his blog. According to his post, IndieGoGo had offered to help Simkins "tweak the campaign for success" and take a hands-on approach to spread media exposure. Although the organization did help Simkins adjust his campaign, IndieGoGo's apparent efforts to help spread word about Frontiers were mostly unsuccessful. (Read More)

Kickstarter Projects You Should Pay Attention To 6/20

June 20th - via:
Before we roll into three great crowdfunding projects I have to give a shout out to Mike Dietz, Ed Schofield and Doug TenNapel of Armikrog. There’s no godly reason why Armikrog shouldn’t cross the finish line, so it’s time to nut up and pledge your hearts out for Mike, Ted, and Ed. Now that Armikrog is successfully funded, we can move on. You’ll need to break out the AA’s and Halogen lamps for two of our projects, and your compass for the third, woodsmen unite! (Read More)

A 'What Was it Called' Reward

June 19th - via:
Hello everyone! 700+ pledges and going strong - and the indie gaming press is starting to take notice, especially overseas. If you know anyone on the fence ask them to consider pledging now so we can stay in all those top 10 lists! Pathfinding!Here's... (Read More)

500 / Starwalkers + Bitcoins / What's Next?

June 17th - via:
And in just over a day! As usual you've blown my expectations away. I was praying for half that many by Friday. Starwalkers!Special thanks to our two Starwalkers, who will get to name their regions soon. One more region left, grab it while it's hot!... (Read More)


June 17th - via:
Hello, everyone! Holy hot tamale! Did we really just manage 25% in less than a workday? If statisticians are to be believed that puts the campaign in very likely to get funded territory, with stretch goals well within reach! For those who never... (Read More)

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