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15

patrons

$197
per month

Introduction

Embark on a perilous journey across a realm forsaken by the gods and devastated by a cataclysm. Accompanied by a hardy crew, you are free to discover a dark fantasy world and its secrets. Trade, fight, or explore your way to success as a leader of a traveling company in Vagrus, a post-apocalyptic fantasy RPG-strategy hybrid developed by Lost Pilgrims.

Lost Pilgrims

is an indie game development studio working on their dark fantasy strategy RPG Vagrus - The Riven Realms - planned to be released in 2019/2020.

Why Patreon?

We are bootstrapping to our limits and beyond. With no publisher behind our backs we rely solely on our savings and good will of our friends & family to keep us going. We are eternally grateful for everyone supporting us in any shape or form; most prominently by becoming our Patron. Your help is key to our success so we can deliver a game we are proud of.

About the game...

Vagrus is a 2D Strategy-Roleplaying Game for PC, where the player takes the role of a vagrus - a sort of a caravan leader, who makes a living on a strange and dangerous dark fantasy world by leading a traveling company on all kinds of ventures.
The most important facets of the game are:
    • Explore a Dark Continent: A vast continent is yours to explore, filled with unique locations, strange factions, lurking dangers, and a slew of characters you can interact with.
    • Experience a Branching Narrative: A slew of longer and shorter stories make up the game’s narrative in the form of events and quests. The choices you make in these affect the characters and the world around you.
    • Engage in Turn-Based Combat: Take part in turn-based, tactical combat that involves your characters and a large variety of enemies, both humanoid and monstrous. Use a range of character skills and abilities to succeed.
    • Manage Your Crew: Most journeys have to be planned and prepared for carefully, lest they end in disaster. Manage your supplies, cargo, and crew effectively to survive.
    • Encounter a Colorful Cast of Characters: The player can recruit fully-developed characters to the caravan to serve in versatile roles, such as scoutmaster, quartermaster or guard captain. Each of them comes with their own background and personal quests line.

In terms of Setting and Story: Vagrus is set on a dark fantasy world, where a terrible cataclysm a millennium ago ruined the continent where the game takes place. Survivors of this Calamity tried to rebuild their societies, but have had to contend with magical anomalies, terrible creatures, barbarism, and beings from outside the natural world in the wake of the cataclysm. Most fantasy tropes (for example, that dwarves are an industrious, hardy, honest race, or that dragons are evil) are twisted or subverted. Armed travellers are often the only way to trade and communicate between settlements.

Meet the core team!

Nobo - 'Gaming industry veteran'
Once upon a time a senior developer at a number of studios (including Most Wanted Entertainment, Crytek, Mithis Entertainment), Nobo has since then seen the world through the eyes of a freelancer, and joined the core team of Lost Pilgrims.

Szonja - ‘Skilled escapist with a brush glued to her hand’
As lifelong fan of RPGs, Szonja has an exceptional love for characters of fiction and a passion for bringing them alive with her pen and tablet. Before stepping on the road to follow her dream by becoming a graphic designer, Szonja studied coding, C# no less, which comes extremely handy when she works with Unity, managing and animating the art assets she herself created.

Geri - 'Game Master for life'
Geri has been building our wondrous dark fantasy world for over twenty years. Now he’s responsible for game design, as well as creating concept art with our graphic designers, and has been writing stories and lore to fill a gigantic game world with amazing things to do and find.

Gabor - 'RPG addict who happens to enjoy software development'
In a former life Gabor worked as a sourcing and finance process leader, most recently at GE Digital. Now he is the project and team manager of Lost Pilgrims, who is also responsible for fundraising and game design.

...as well as our precious contributors!
Bazsó - 'Black biRd dreaming sinister colors'
As an artist, Bazsó has been drawing and painting for decades. His wonderful work on successful board games (like Saltlands) caught our eyes, and now he works on Vagrus with us. He is one of the artists visualizing the stunning world of the game: painting its ominous greatness right alongside horrific creatures and magical anomalies.

DZ - 'Writer of strange tales'
DZ loves fantasy, as well as strange and branching narratives. He is enthusiastic to have the chance of working on Vagrus and possibly to kill some imaginary heroes. He has worked as a writer at startups, so fiction as a job is quite familiar to him.

Ivan - 'Schemer and deceiver'
A rascal and ne'er-do-well with a penchant for bold lies, this particular fellow has been known to work mischief as a small-time comic book artist (he feels better by now) and a freelance translator of fiction. Being an avid fanatic of RPGs, he considers Lost Pilgrims to be an ideal environment for his nefarious plots.

Akos - ’Consumer of adventures’
An avid gamer and lover of story-driven experiences of all kinds, Akos is a graphic designer by profession. He helps out with various design tasks, ranging from social media profiles to UX design, and is responsible for the game’s UI.

Gyuri - 'Music enthusiast and lifelong gamer'
Gyuri loves to create worlds, feelings and moods. A well-versed musician and composer, he is producing our game music and sound effects. He is also a great cook and throws amazing parties.

Find us on 

Steam Store pageVagrus - The Riven Realms
Game websitevagrus.com
Itch.ioVagrus - The Riven Realms
Facebook  - LostPilgrimsStudio
TwitterLostPilgrims
InstagramLostPilgrims
YoutubeLost Pilgrims
Discord - LostPilgrims
Tiers
Well-wisher - Thank You!
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You will receive:
  • an invite and the Patreon - Backer  exclusive  tag on our Discord server!
Includes Discord rewards
Sympathizer - Get news on how we progress!
$4 or more per month 3 patrons
Awesome, you are part of our collective mind!
  • You now have access to our Patreon news and updates (posts and podcasts) on how our project progresses.
  • You get to see fresh future game content - typically concept arts, lore and story excerpts, music samples, etc. -  well before everyone else on other channels.
Includes Discord rewards
Advocate - Get nifty digital rewards and VIP Discord access!
$8 or more per month 5 patrons
All previous perks, plus:
  • Each month you get a downloadable high resolution wallpaper or concept art.
  • Gain access to our Discord VIP text channel to chat with our Patrons and us.
     
  • With 5+ months on this tier, you receive the GAME [digital key] upon its release.
Includes Discord rewards
Benefactor - Appear in the credits and perhaps even get the game!
$16 or more per month 4 patrons
All previous perks, plus:
  • Your name in the game credits!
  • You also get the opportunity to take part in game related votes.


  • With 2+ months* on this tier, you receive the GAME [digital key] upon its release. 


*months can be only counted towards either the Benefactor or the Advocate Game key rewards at the same time. 

Includes Discord rewards
Patron - Get VIP Discord access and your own Backer Heraldry!
$32 or more per month 1 patron
All previous perks, plus:
  • Patreon exclusive caravan standard (flag) in the game! 
  • You get access to our Discord VIP voice channel to talk to us at least once a month.


  • With 2+ months on this tier, your (or your chosen one's) name gets in the game as the name of a random caravan member. [The name will be slightly altered to make it compatible with the game world.] 
Includes Discord rewards
Sponsor - Early access, dedicated podcasts or additional copies of the game!
$64 or more per month 1 of 16 patrons
All previous perks, plus:
  • Early access to the Game when it opens up in 2018!
  • Each month you can pick from the two options below :

      1) Receive an additional digital key of the game upon its final release (up to a maximum of 3)

      2) Get a Patreon podcast dedicated to you or someone you pick. [i.e.: at the start or end of the podcast '...and this update is dedicated to Marcy for putting up with Charlie's game addiction for over a decade now. Marcy - you are are True Angel!"]


  • With 4+ months on this tier [or equivalent over-pledge] you can name an Non-Player Character in the game and send your ideas to us to create its background story.


IMPORTANT note: All levels of this reward tier are subject to the team's consent to align with the game design and world building concept (and just common decency)!

Includes Discord rewards
Muse - Become part of the team and perhaps even the game!
$128 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
All previous perks, plus:
  • Each month you can pick from the two options below:

      1) Get a uniquely dedicated digital art piece [i.e.: on a concept art written: "To Josh on his twentieth birthday for being the Best Brother Ever - by his beloved Sis' Kim." - Signed here by one of the Lost Pilgrims team members]!

      2) Half an hour exclusive voice chat with one of our team members [in English]!


  • With 4+ months on this tier [or equivalent over-pledge] you can send a picture of an object, building or scenery to appear in some shape or form on one of the game art assets [this is on top of your anagram after the first month].


  • With 8+ months on this tier [or equivalent over-pledge] you get the ultimate reward : an enemy character created after your - or your chosen one’s - image [this is on top of the first and third months rewards] 


IMPORTANT note: All levels of this reward tier are subject to the team's consent to align with the game design and world building concept (and just common decency)!

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$197 of $256 per month
PC upgrade for Szonja!
Running Unity parallel to Photoshop with also having few gigs of images open would push even desktops with high-end specs to the limit and we have to admit, it has been years since Szonja's PC could dream of that title. So it is no question that our next 'investment' shall be towards that end. Buying new or beefing up? We will see but it is sure that your support, dear Patrons, is the key to allow us that upgrade with reaching and maintaining this threshold for a few months. We appreciate it immensely in advance!
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Introduction

Embark on a perilous journey across a realm forsaken by the gods and devastated by a cataclysm. Accompanied by a hardy crew, you are free to discover a dark fantasy world and its secrets. Trade, fight, or explore your way to success as a leader of a traveling company in Vagrus, a post-apocalyptic fantasy RPG-strategy hybrid developed by Lost Pilgrims.

Lost Pilgrims

is an indie game development studio working on their dark fantasy strategy RPG Vagrus - The Riven Realms - planned to be released in 2019/2020.

Why Patreon?

We are bootstrapping to our limits and beyond. With no publisher behind our backs we rely solely on our savings and good will of our friends & family to keep us going. We are eternally grateful for everyone supporting us in any shape or form; most prominently by becoming our Patron. Your help is key to our success so we can deliver a game we are proud of.

About the game...

Vagrus is a 2D Strategy-Roleplaying Game for PC, where the player takes the role of a vagrus - a sort of a caravan leader, who makes a living on a strange and dangerous dark fantasy world by leading a traveling company on all kinds of ventures.
The most important facets of the game are:
    • Explore a Dark Continent: A vast continent is yours to explore, filled with unique locations, strange factions, lurking dangers, and a slew of characters you can interact with.
    • Experience a Branching Narrative: A slew of longer and shorter stories make up the game’s narrative in the form of events and quests. The choices you make in these affect the characters and the world around you.
    • Engage in Turn-Based Combat: Take part in turn-based, tactical combat that involves your characters and a large variety of enemies, both humanoid and monstrous. Use a range of character skills and abilities to succeed.
    • Manage Your Crew: Most journeys have to be planned and prepared for carefully, lest they end in disaster. Manage your supplies, cargo, and crew effectively to survive.
    • Encounter a Colorful Cast of Characters: The player can recruit fully-developed characters to the caravan to serve in versatile roles, such as scoutmaster, quartermaster or guard captain. Each of them comes with their own background and personal quests line.

In terms of Setting and Story: Vagrus is set on a dark fantasy world, where a terrible cataclysm a millennium ago ruined the continent where the game takes place. Survivors of this Calamity tried to rebuild their societies, but have had to contend with magical anomalies, terrible creatures, barbarism, and beings from outside the natural world in the wake of the cataclysm. Most fantasy tropes (for example, that dwarves are an industrious, hardy, honest race, or that dragons are evil) are twisted or subverted. Armed travellers are often the only way to trade and communicate between settlements.

Meet the core team!

Nobo - 'Gaming industry veteran'
Once upon a time a senior developer at a number of studios (including Most Wanted Entertainment, Crytek, Mithis Entertainment), Nobo has since then seen the world through the eyes of a freelancer, and joined the core team of Lost Pilgrims.

Szonja - ‘Skilled escapist with a brush glued to her hand’
As lifelong fan of RPGs, Szonja has an exceptional love for characters of fiction and a passion for bringing them alive with her pen and tablet. Before stepping on the road to follow her dream by becoming a graphic designer, Szonja studied coding, C# no less, which comes extremely handy when she works with Unity, managing and animating the art assets she herself created.

Geri - 'Game Master for life'
Geri has been building our wondrous dark fantasy world for over twenty years. Now he’s responsible for game design, as well as creating concept art with our graphic designers, and has been writing stories and lore to fill a gigantic game world with amazing things to do and find.

Gabor - 'RPG addict who happens to enjoy software development'
In a former life Gabor worked as a sourcing and finance process leader, most recently at GE Digital. Now he is the project and team manager of Lost Pilgrims, who is also responsible for fundraising and game design.

...as well as our precious contributors!
Bazsó - 'Black biRd dreaming sinister colors'
As an artist, Bazsó has been drawing and painting for decades. His wonderful work on successful board games (like Saltlands) caught our eyes, and now he works on Vagrus with us. He is one of the artists visualizing the stunning world of the game: painting its ominous greatness right alongside horrific creatures and magical anomalies.

DZ - 'Writer of strange tales'
DZ loves fantasy, as well as strange and branching narratives. He is enthusiastic to have the chance of working on Vagrus and possibly to kill some imaginary heroes. He has worked as a writer at startups, so fiction as a job is quite familiar to him.

Ivan - 'Schemer and deceiver'
A rascal and ne'er-do-well with a penchant for bold lies, this particular fellow has been known to work mischief as a small-time comic book artist (he feels better by now) and a freelance translator of fiction. Being an avid fanatic of RPGs, he considers Lost Pilgrims to be an ideal environment for his nefarious plots.

Akos - ’Consumer of adventures’
An avid gamer and lover of story-driven experiences of all kinds, Akos is a graphic designer by profession. He helps out with various design tasks, ranging from social media profiles to UX design, and is responsible for the game’s UI.

Gyuri - 'Music enthusiast and lifelong gamer'
Gyuri loves to create worlds, feelings and moods. A well-versed musician and composer, he is producing our game music and sound effects. He is also a great cook and throws amazing parties.

Find us on 

Steam Store pageVagrus - The Riven Realms
Game websitevagrus.com
Itch.ioVagrus - The Riven Realms
Facebook  - LostPilgrimsStudio
TwitterLostPilgrims
InstagramLostPilgrims
YoutubeLost Pilgrims
Discord - LostPilgrims

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Tiers
Well-wisher - Thank You!
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You will receive:
  • an invite and the Patreon - Backer  exclusive  tag on our Discord server!
Includes Discord rewards
Sympathizer - Get news on how we progress!
$4 or more per month 3 patrons
Awesome, you are part of our collective mind!
  • You now have access to our Patreon news and updates (posts and podcasts) on how our project progresses.
  • You get to see fresh future game content - typically concept arts, lore and story excerpts, music samples, etc. -  well before everyone else on other channels.
Includes Discord rewards
Advocate - Get nifty digital rewards and VIP Discord access!
$8 or more per month 5 patrons
All previous perks, plus:
  • Each month you get a downloadable high resolution wallpaper or concept art.
  • Gain access to our Discord VIP text channel to chat with our Patrons and us.
     
  • With 5+ months on this tier, you receive the GAME [digital key] upon its release.
Includes Discord rewards
Benefactor - Appear in the credits and perhaps even get the game!
$16 or more per month 4 patrons
All previous perks, plus:
  • Your name in the game credits!
  • You also get the opportunity to take part in game related votes.


  • With 2+ months* on this tier, you receive the GAME [digital key] upon its release. 


*months can be only counted towards either the Benefactor or the Advocate Game key rewards at the same time. 

Includes Discord rewards
Patron - Get VIP Discord access and your own Backer Heraldry!
$32 or more per month 1 patron
All previous perks, plus:
  • Patreon exclusive caravan standard (flag) in the game! 
  • You get access to our Discord VIP voice channel to talk to us at least once a month.


  • With 2+ months on this tier, your (or your chosen one's) name gets in the game as the name of a random caravan member. [The name will be slightly altered to make it compatible with the game world.] 
Includes Discord rewards
Sponsor - Early access, dedicated podcasts or additional copies of the game!
$64 or more per month 1 of 16 patrons
All previous perks, plus:
  • Early access to the Game when it opens up in 2018!
  • Each month you can pick from the two options below :

      1) Receive an additional digital key of the game upon its final release (up to a maximum of 3)

      2) Get a Patreon podcast dedicated to you or someone you pick. [i.e.: at the start or end of the podcast '...and this update is dedicated to Marcy for putting up with Charlie's game addiction for over a decade now. Marcy - you are are True Angel!"]


  • With 4+ months on this tier [or equivalent over-pledge] you can name an Non-Player Character in the game and send your ideas to us to create its background story.


IMPORTANT note: All levels of this reward tier are subject to the team's consent to align with the game design and world building concept (and just common decency)!

Includes Discord rewards
Muse - Become part of the team and perhaps even the game!
$128 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
All previous perks, plus:
  • Each month you can pick from the two options below:

      1) Get a uniquely dedicated digital art piece [i.e.: on a concept art written: "To Josh on his twentieth birthday for being the Best Brother Ever - by his beloved Sis' Kim." - Signed here by one of the Lost Pilgrims team members]!

      2) Half an hour exclusive voice chat with one of our team members [in English]!


  • With 4+ months on this tier [or equivalent over-pledge] you can send a picture of an object, building or scenery to appear in some shape or form on one of the game art assets [this is on top of your anagram after the first month].


  • With 8+ months on this tier [or equivalent over-pledge] you get the ultimate reward : an enemy character created after your - or your chosen one’s - image [this is on top of the first and third months rewards] 


IMPORTANT note: All levels of this reward tier are subject to the team's consent to align with the game design and world building concept (and just common decency)!

Includes Discord rewards