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Game News The Wayward Realms now on Kickstarter

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Tags: OnceLost Games; The Wayward Realms

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/oncelostgames/the-wayward-realms/



Welcome to The Wayward Realms, a Grand RPG by legendary game developers, Ted Peterson and Julian Lefay. A game that aims to bring the “old-school” design philosophies of Classic RPGs together with the latest technology and quality of life improvements, courtesy of Unreal Engine 5.

Get lost in a massive, beautiful open world, filled to the brim with adventure. Explore vast, realistically scaled cities, sprawling towns, deep dungeons filled with untold treasures, and a plethora of diverse environments. Discover populations of warring factions, dangerous creatures, and an expansive cast of characters that come to life the more you interact with them.

Spiritual Successor
In 1996, our founders—Ted Peterson and Julian Lefay—released The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall while working at Bethesda Softworks, pushing the envelope of what was possible with computer games. Still considered one of the largest games ever crafted, Daggerall was massive both in its gameplay mechanics and its potential. Shortly after its release, Ted & Julian pursued other projects and new work, yet Daggerfall's impact and potential stayed with them throughout their careers.

Nearly 30 years later, they have teamed up once again to see that potential realized, bringing along fellow Daggerfall alum Eric Heberling, the original composer, to once again create a memorable and immersive world. Carrying forward everything that worked in Daggerfall, our aim is to refine and expand upon the systems that have kept players coming back to it for decades, as well as introduce new systems and quality of life improvements to create a modern classic – a true successor to Daggerfall.

Why Kickstarter?
We have been working on The Wayward Realms since 2019 and, until recently, our aim was to go a traditional publisher route for funding. However, the Games Industry has seen many changes recently. As a result, we felt that a shift in our strategy was necessary in order to speed up the development process and help prove that we have a game that people want to play.

While we could continue at our current pace—working as a volunteer team—and eventually reach the same state we aim for with this Kickstarter, that process could take several more years of development time. So, we are turning to our community for help to speed things along and give you an opportunity to shape the development of the game.

We have always made a great effort to include the community in the creation of The Wayward Realms; from taking ideas from the community very early in the project’s life, to listening to feedback on systems and worldbuilding, and even letting the community decide on names for characters and places, we have always wanted the community to help bring the game to life. Kickstarter offers another avenue for us to do just that.

Your help here will not only allow us to hire our team members full time, but, depending on the tier, will also afford you the chance to give feedback on the gameplay, and even create items & characters that will go on to be featured in the game or future titles we look to create.

We do want to make it clear, however, that our aim with your pledges is to fund full-time development for one year in order to produce an early access build. We would release this early access build to the appropriate backers and take feedback as we continue to release updates. We also aim to take this early access build to publishers to seek further funding, with the goal of completing the entire game.​
 

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They need to lean less into Daggerfall and more in Peterson's work on Morrowind, imo. The game starting with a boat ride is probably not a coincidence.
 

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IT'S FIXED!

We apologize for the mishap yesterday in Ted's book not appearing as an ADD-On properly. We have fixed this issue where you can add it now!

Get it while you can! (Limited to 1,000 copies)

If you've already pledge, you can add it my "managing" your pledges!

If you haven't pledge yet, you can get it by making a pledge first and adding it to complete your order request.

{NOTE: This is a PHYSICAL Reward, not a digital one. Kickstarter does not normally allow physical rewards to be an add on to Digital Reward Tiers. We have communicated with Kickstarter and they have agreed to allow us to present this reward as "digital" so that you may add it to your backing. SHIPPING IS COVERED IN THE $100 CHARGE Thank you!}

Exciting updates!

The only physical reward promised is a book novel titled
FOOL ME ONCE

Ted cleverly warning people they are being fooled by this fundraiser.
 

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Impressive how they're using UE5 but add a bunch of shitty color grading filters to make it really feel like a Unity game made by incompetent devs.
 

shrekkie

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Tentatively excited. Did listen to an hour long interview Ted Peterson did a few days ago with a youtuber where everything sounded really cool in concept; but I'm afraid they're getting way too ambitious/feature creep, and then it won't get finished. Or it will, they'll do 10% of what they promised, and it will have been a waste of time.
 

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Grab the Codex by the pussy RPG Wokedex Strap Yourselves In Codex Year of the Donut Enjoy the Revolution! Another revolution around the sun that is.
Are the rulers of the codex going to organize a bullshit campaign where we kickstart the game as a sheeple collective in order to get a lame ass statue in game? I bet it would raise enough to get a in-game quest that's really a joke that only codexers get so that people post all over reddit trying to understand the meaning? What a delicious waste of time, effort, and money.
 

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It's not everyday you see Underworld Ascendant 2.0 in the making.
Ouch.


Duke $200​

When you donate at the Duke tier, our team will work with you on getting your likeness and style in the game as a portrait! Become a painting to be found in local homes, taverns, shops and more within The Wayward Realms + previous tier perks!​

Well, at least we know there will be 176 portraits to pick from.
 

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It's not everyday you see Underworld Ascendant 2.0 in the making.
Ouch.

Duke $200​


When you donate at the Duke tier, our team will work with you on getting your likeness and style in the game as a portrait! Become a painting to be found in local homes, taverns, shops and more within The Wayward Realms + previous tier perks!​

Well, at least we know there will be 176 portraits to pick from.
In before Todd Howards' donation!
 

Bulo

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If I were putting together a Kickstarter, the highest donor rank would allow you to name a character in the game. Then I would make all of those characters into ugly, despicable, morally degenerate enemy NPCs who the player is tasked to terminate with extreme prejudice
 

Bulo

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Because that's what you want to do when you interact with some NPC (Pillars) or read a shrine (KC:D) and get presented with some nonsense extratextual shit, right? You want to murder the people involved
 

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Because that's what you want to do when you interact with some NPC (Pillars) or read a shrine (KC:D) and get presented with some nonsense extratextual shit, right? You want to murder the people involved
As a dev, surprisingly I've had good luck with backer characters so far.

random backer: I want a hot blonde with giant tits

other random backer: I want twins with giant tits and great ass, and they both look like Bayonnetta.


Me:

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grimace

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Nymph​

$4,000
When you donate at the Nymph tier, you'll work closely with our team of writers and artists to design your very own Nymph. Nymphs are the daughters of the goddesses. Often revered for their alluring beauty and power over nature, they are worshiped across the Archipelago and have an impact on the daily lives of its inhabitants.
Design your own divine being to live in The Wayward Realms 1. Describe & design their look, influence, nature, & back story. + these awesome bonuses.

Backers​

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Estimated delivery​

Dec 2025

Limited quantity​

12 left of 13

Tyranicon like this?

Design a babe?
 

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WE DID IT! FUNDED!​


WE DID IT!
We’ve reached our goal of $500,000 in only 12 days!!!
Incredible! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Here’s a letter from Ted Peterson, our CEO & Creative Director of Once Lost Games, to thank all of you! ✉️
AND it doesn’t stop here either! We still have 17 days left to raise funds and plenty of interesting stretch goals for the project.
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