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#864937 - 01/29/13 11:14 AM Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors
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A psychological horror adventure inspired by H. P. Lovecraft set in a massive, decaying mental institute. By the designer of Scratches.

You can access the Kickstarter here.

There are links to the demo and trailers on the Kickstarter website.

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FAQ:, some quick replies to the most common questions:
• Asylum will be 100% DRM-free, even through Steam (yes, it’s possible).
• The $15 limited pledge already comes with a Steam key.
• All physical tiers include shipping costs to anywhere in the world. It's simpler that way.
• We are working on subtitles for the pitch video. We had some problems with the audio and our accents can be hard to understand, yes.
• We will support Paypal donations eventually.


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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - January 30, 2013. The highly anticipated horror adventure game has joined the ranks of Kickstarter projects with a campaign as wacky as it is creepy. After four years of production, the Senscape team aims to fund the final lap of development with the help of the community. Inspired by the writings of H. P. Lovecraft and building upon the success of cult hit Scratches, Asylum has recently enjoyed a new burst of popularity following a successful campaign on Steam Greenlight, after which it became the first game from Argentina to be Greenlit by Valve. Similarly, it happens to be the first game ever on Kickstarter from the country.

Featuring some of the most unusual Kickstarter rewards yet, backers have the chance to become permanent denizens of the Hanwell Mental Institute, the massive virtual asylum where the game takes place, by, among others, appearing as dead inmates in the morgue or being themselves residents of their very own cell. “The number one request from fans has been that they want to become part of this engrossing setting we have created,” said project leader and designer Agustín Cordes. “And we have listened.”

At the time of this writing Asylum is currently 13% funded in its first day.



Added good news:
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It seems that we have many fans of GOG.com among us. And why not? They've been bringing us awesome games, old and new alike, seem like a nice bunch of people and their site is the ultimate example of gorgeous web design. So it would be rather cool if Asylum was published there, don’t you think?
Well, it will. Today we’re officially announcing that Asylum is coming to GOG and we couldn’t be happier! Scratches was a popular title there and we’re sure that Asylum will be yet another strong entry in their catalog. As is usual with GOG, we will closely work with them to produce lovely extras for the game, such as wallpapers, avatars, game guide, and more.
But that’s not all: by popular demand we’re also adding Desura to the bag, so now there’s something for everybody’s taste. We love Desura and their wonderful support on Linux, and we love Linux too, but most importantly we love you. And that’s why we’re making things really simple for this Kickstarter: one pledge, three keys. That’s right: with the $15 pledge (and onwards) you get three keys, one per each seller. And we remind you that with your purchase you get access to all versions of Asylum: Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.


Happy Gaming!

Ana wave



Edited by BrownEyedTigre (02/14/13 03:51 PM)
Edit Reason: Added GoG news
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#864941 - 01/29/13 11:37 AM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks, Ana. Good stuff! scared thumbsup I hope the goal is met, because I would like to play this game. wave

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#864942 - 01/29/13 11:37 AM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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luck Agustin!

thanks Ana.

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oops Kickstarter doesn't like me and would not let me in. lol

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You have to bang the door. Try 5 times and then kickstarter will let you in. lol Done!


Edited by MaG (01/29/13 11:54 AM)

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#864943 - 01/29/13 11:45 AM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks for the update, Ana!
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#864949 - 01/29/13 12:13 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: Rushes]
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"Don’t be fooled by our excitement or apparent silliness; we’re very serious about making Asylum a disturbing and horrifying game that you won’t easily forget."

Phew !! Thanks BrownEyedTigre !! scared

EDIT :

Well I did keep bangin' on the door MaG but I can't get in frown


Edited by Mad (01/29/13 12:15 PM)
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#864953 - 01/29/13 12:33 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I wonder why? I was signed in already so I had no issues. I have that problem with Steam alot.

Fortunately, you have 29 more days to go Mad!
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#864967 - 01/29/13 01:24 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I backed it for 50.00 USD, I hope they're gonna make it!

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#864968 - 01/29/13 01:34 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I just tried again - and this time the site let me in and let me pledge bravo bravo bravo
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#864969 - 01/29/13 01:57 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I love the amount of the Kickstarter, 100,"666".00 lol
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#864971 - 01/29/13 02:43 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Hey boomers! Thank you!! So glad to see the news posted here.

Yes, this is the "final frontier" for us. If we make it, we will be able to finish the game in a timely manner as we envisioned it.

We have tons of cool updates in store for you, so stay tuned! And we really appreciate the support smile
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#864975 - 01/29/13 03:02 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Agustin, I wish you much success. I am anxiously awaiting the game.

Ana wave
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#865007 - 01/29/13 08:43 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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WOW scared Agustín

That trailer is amazing....

I just can't wait for the game....I am totally creeped out just by watching some of the screenshots... eek
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#865251 - 01/30/13 07:30 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I updated the first post to add some FAQ's:

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, some quick replies to the most common questions:
• Asylum will be 100% DRM-free, even through Steam (yes, it’s possible).
• The $15 limited pledge already comes with a Steam key.
• All physical tiers include shipping costs to anywhere in the world. It's simpler that way.
• We are working on subtitles for the pitch video. We had some problems with the audio and our accents can be hard to understand, yes.
• We will support Paypal donations eventually.
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#865949 - 02/03/13 12:45 AM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I sure am looking forward to THIS game, fellow Boomers
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#867083 - 02/08/13 08:23 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I'm backing both Dreamfall and Asylum. I haven't been this excited about Kickstarter campaigns since Jane Jensen's Pinkerton Road debuted. smile

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#868226 - 02/14/13 03:51 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Added GoG and Desura update to the first post.

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It seems that we have many fans of GOG.com among us. And why not? They've been bringing us awesome games, old and new alike, seem like a nice bunch of people and their site is the ultimate example of gorgeous web design. So it would be rather cool if Asylum was published there, don’t you think?
Well, it will. Today we’re officially announcing that Asylum is coming to GOG and we couldn’t be happier! Scratches was a popular title there and we’re sure that Asylum will be yet another strong entry in their catalog. As is usual with GOG, we will closely work with them to produce lovely extras for the game, such as wallpapers, avatars, game guide, and more.
But that’s not all: by popular demand we’re also adding Desura to the bag, so now there’s something for everybody’s taste. We love Desura and their wonderful support on Linux, and we love Linux too, but most importantly we love you. And that’s why we’re making things really simple for this Kickstarter: one pledge, three keys. That’s right: with the $15 pledge (and onwards) you get three keys, one per each seller. And we remind you that with your purchase you get access to all versions of Asylum: Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
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#868705 - 02/16/13 06:06 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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pledged on this one too .....almost there laugh

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#868857 - 02/17/13 02:42 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I've seen this kicking around the internet for years now, so it's good to see it finally get some traction. I'm a massive Lovecraft fan so very excited laugh

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#869213 - 02/19/13 01:53 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Just a reminder that Asylum's Kickstarter is in the final days of the campaign. There are still $15 pledges to be had, which is about half of what I expect the retail cost to be for the game.

I really want Agustin to be successful and get this baby funded. There's also a wonderful new Matt Chat interview.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/agustincordes/asylum-kickstart-the-horror

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#869260 - 02/19/13 06:24 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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This is the comment of IGN about the game.
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#869716 - 02/21/13 04:16 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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The last 6 days! It's so exciting to see it near the end. I hope it gets to the goal sooner that Agustin can relax.
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#869910 - 02/22/13 03:17 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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They have just surpassed their initial goal!!! Yippee!

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#869915 - 02/22/13 03:45 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Great for Agustin! bravo

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#869917 - 02/22/13 03:48 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Congratulations Agustin!

Does anyone know if there will now be a PayPal campaign now that the Kickstarter has been successful with all the same rewards and tiers?
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#870002 - 02/22/13 11:12 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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They made it! $101,839 - over the goal of $100,000! Way to go, Agustin and company! I haven't been this excited about a game in a long time.

Now, THAT'S a good idea, GreyFuss!
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#870131 - 02/23/13 02:40 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Here is the link for those who want to support the game by PayPal:
http://www.senscape.net/asylum-backer/

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#870133 - 02/23/13 02:44 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks, seagul. thumbsup
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#870231 - 02/24/13 09:31 AM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I'm backing Asylum and Dreamfall Chapters. I'm so excited to get to play these games!
Thanks to all of you who are still making these amazing adventure games for us!
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#870265 - 02/24/13 11:35 AM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Time to raid the piggy bank again!!! poor piggy bank!! woot
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#870827 - 02/26/13 07:24 PM Re: Asylum Unviels it's Kickstarter of Horrors [Re: LeBelleRachael]
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Whew, Agustin has posted a bunch of updates in these last few hours of the Kickstarter campaign for Asylum, including how he intends to put backers' names in-game and his stretch goal for an expansion, Asylum: Memories, which he says -
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....will be dreamy, melancholic and *gasp* even beautiful. Fans of Scratches will feel right at home with its similar atmosphere of decaying beauty and sadness.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/agustincordes/asylum-kickstart-the-horror/posts

Agustin is also going to do a live chat tomorrow where he promises to reveal more about Memories. It's at 2PM EST and 7PM GMT.

http://www.youtube.com/Senscape

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