Witchmarsh - All News
Monday - June 08, 2015
Witchmarsh - Update @ Siliconera
Supernatural Detective RPG Witchmarsh Will Transport You To 1920s Massachusetts
Witchmarsh is an unusual RPG in many ways, but most of all is its setting: 1920s Massachusetts. The swamps and marshlands of the jazz-age are your stomping grounds in this supernatural mystery.
The basic concept of Witchmarsh is that you control a team of detectives who head out into the “darkest corners of rural America” to investigate the vanishing of 12 townsfolk and the mystery surrounding their disappearances. There are over 10 playable detectives, each of which have their own investigate techniques, abilities, combat styles, and personalities – they’ll clash regularly if you put incompatible ones together in your party, while others may fall in love.
You’re able to customize each of the template characters as they level up to specialize in certain areas. However, the game does have a character creation sandbox that offers over 50 unlockable abilities across five spellbooks. “Mix and match attributes, perks, items and weapons to create a unique team of adventurers,” the developers say.
What makes this character flexibility even better is that Witchmarsh will have online co-op for two to four people. It’s being published by Chucklefish too, the studio behind Starbound, so the online co-op side of the game is bound to be a big part of it.
The main play cycle of the game involves picking up clues by exploring environments, hunting down the locations that these clues lead you to, and then usually getting into a scrap. Combat is designed to be responsive and action-based, so you’ll be able to dodge and roll as you attack, and use a range off weapons including guns, bows and arrows, shovels, and magic. Enemies will often attack in hordes and have tricks up their sleeves to surprise you, and for the dedicated combatants there will be optional pathways with extra bosses to find.
The game release is planned for the end of 2015 or early 2016. You can follow the game development at this website.
Friday - July 04, 2014
Witchmarsh - The Cat's Pajamas
Inglenook has posted a short post-funding kickstarter update for Witchmarsh.
The Cat's Pajamas
Time for a long overdue update, I believe! We've hit the ground running ahead of the money being cleared for landing - speaking of which, there have been very few hitches with Kickstater's payment collection; which is great news for the project. Many of you who experienced problems switched to PayPal instead, which is still going strong at £4500.
In addition to other work we've been doing, we're in the process of giving the character creation screen a fresh lick of paint.
It should look more like an application form now.
Time has been put aside for researching the decade, which is always rip-roaring stuff. Levels are forming, code is being written and optimised and the plot thickens. We can't wait to bring you more news as it develops.
Friday - June 20, 2014
Witchmarsh - Campaign Successfully Funded
Inglenook is proud to announce their kickstarter game Witchmarsh has been successfully funded. The game managed to earn £102,430 of the initial £50,000 goal.
Campaign successful. THANK YOU!
PayPal Total: £3890
Grand Total: £106,320
Wow! Thank you all, truly! Your support has been incredible, and more than we ever could have imagined. There's a long road ahead of us, but we'll be thankful for your pledges, shares and kind words every step of the way.
Let's stay in touch!
PayPal backing is still open and chipping away at those stretch goals. We're approaching the exciting Freelancer Mode, which will be packed with online missions and survival challenges. You can donate via PayPal using the banner on the main page.
If you find yourself wishing you'd purchased extra add-ons or rewards, have no fear! We'll be using BackerKit, which allows you to add items to your pledge, such as the soundtrack or bestiary.
If you're a backer, sit back and wait for your BackerKit to arrive. We'll be sending it out some time before Beta testing commences. Date: To be confirmed. PayPal backers will receive their BackerKit survey at the email address of their PayPal account.
On our end, we're settling into production and will post a few updates in the coming weeks to let you know how we're getting along. :)
In the coming months we'll be planning a Teespring campaign. If it's a success, you'll be able to get your hands on an exclusive Witchmarsh T-Shirt. 100% of the proceeds of this will go towards development and unlocking stretch goals. If you're interested, keep an eye on the updates!
Thursday - May 29, 2014
Witchmarsh - Poll Results & PayPal Pedges
Inglenook announces their kickstarter game Witchmarsh in now funded. They also give a huge thank you to bakers, share poll results, and talk about PayPal pedges.
100% funded, Thank You! Poll results, PayPal pledges.THANK YOU!
In just twelve days you've turned our dream into a reality. Thank you, from all the team. The response we've received is humbling. We've got a busy week ahead of us:
- Posting more updates
- Answering your questions and emails
- Brainstorming onomatopoeia for the stretch goal chart
There's still plenty you can do to help, those stretch goals aren't going to smash themselves!
Very shortly we'll be opening up PayPal backing. Check the main page for a link in the next couple of hours.
The results from last update's poll are in! We'll be using it to determine which part of the game we'll be showcasing in the next content update.
1. Exploration. 195 votes. 39%
2. Perks and Traits. 107 votes. 21%
3. Random Events. 100 votes. 20%
4. Stretch Goal: Alchemist. 63 votes. 13%
5. More Abilities. 36 votes. 7%
If you missed the last major update, Abiltiies, be sure to check it out.
Thanks again everyone. It's an honour that so many of you feel this enthusiastic about our game, we won't let you down! :)
Tuesday - May 27, 2014
Witchmarsh - AI, Party Control & Abilities
The next kickstarter update from Inglenook for Witchmarsh has more information on the games AI, party control, and a few of the abilities you can use in the game.
AI, Party Control and Abilities
Ready for an update? This time we'll be taking a look at team control as well as the game's ability system. At the end there'll be a link to vote on what we should cover next, so don't forget to click it!
Sunday - May 25, 2014
Witchmarsh - Rewards & Tiers Update
Inglenook has posted the third kickstarter update for Witchmarsh that has information on all the Rewards & Tiers you can purchase to help fund the game.
Updated Breakdown of the Rewards and Tiers
Lots of questions are coming in regarding the various tiers and rewards. For clarity we've posted a breakdown of each available tier. We'd like to apologise for not including this at launch. There's still plenty of time to adjust your pledge before the campaign ends, though!
Update: We've bundled in an extra key with Bard and Time Bandit ranks to give you a bit more for your money. We believe these two ranks were previously a little unfair compared to the others.
Friday - May 23, 2014
Witchmarsh - Soundtrack Add-on & Bestiary
Inglenook has posted the second update for Witchmarsh with news about a new soundtrack add-on, the games Bestiary, and a new stretch goal.
£5 Soundtrack add-on, Bestiary, Alchemist stretch goal
Wow, Day 5 and we're on 67%, this is incredible!
As many of you have mailed in requesting it, we're introducing a new add-on to the rewards. If you've pledged in tiers 1 or 2, just add £5 to your pledge and you can get your hands on the Original Soundtrack. This will be delivered digitally when the game's released, so get those jazz hands ready.
Changes to Bard Tier
With the Bard tier you'll now get 1 additional game key (with beta access) to share with friends. Backers in this tier will also get a thanks in their own jazzy section in the end credits. :) Right, question time!
The Digital Bestiary
Backers in tier 4+ are set to receive an animated, digital bestiary. It will be available in .exe, .dmg and static as a PDF. Here's a little peek at how the undead page is looking.
Alchemist Stretch Goal
For the 90k stretch goal we'll be adding in the Alchemist character. By default she's built as a mage/support character, and can brew up rare consumables to help the team. Potions are actually pretty rare in Witchmarsh, so you might want to consider bringing her along if we make the goal.
Monday - May 19, 2014
Witchmarsh - Tier Updates & Bestiary
Inglenook posted the first kickstarter update for Witchmarsh with information on new Tier update, and give a preview of the games bestiary.
Tier Updates + Bestiary Preview
Wow, what a tremendous start! We're already 27% funded, and we couldn't have done it without your support and enthusiasm. Thank you!
In the next few days we'll be talking about some of the game's features, rewards and showing off some new content.
Speaking of rewards, we're changing it up a bit!
Changes to Tier 2+
All pledges in the Navigator tier and higher now come with a Bronze Beta Key, granting access to a secondary testing phase. Tests will occur some time after the Tier 5 testing phase and will allow us to ensure stability in the online multiplayer ahead of launch. These changes also have the added benefit of getting something playable to you all a bit sooner.
Tier 5+ Backers will still hold onto their Silver Beta Key, which will grant earlier access, as well as a wider range of content to try.
First Look: Bestiary
In the next update, we'll be giving you a look inside the Digital Bestiary, which is available as a reward in tiers 4 and upwards.
Sunday - May 18, 2014
Witchmarsh - A New ARPG Set in The 1920's
Witchmarsh is a new ARPG being developed by a studio called Inglenook. They are asking for £50,000 on Kickstater to fund their game. Here is the usual pitch video.
An action RPG set in 1920s Massachusetts. Create and manage a team of investigators in a story-driven supernatural mystery.
It's the Roaring Twenties! Join an unlikely team of detectives as they charge headlong into the darkest corners of rural America. Their mission: find and return the missing 'Witchmarsh Twelve' who vanished under mysterious circumstances.
A handsome reward is in store should they succeed, but with the supernatural lurking around every corner, will any of them live long enough to collect it?