Clockwork Throne is creating a massively multiplayer vampire game of thrones
46

patrons

$810
per month



Enter a world of gothic vampires, steampunk hunters, technological necromancers, Victorian ghosts, and the unquiet dead. Shadow's Kiss is a fictional world of horror and seduction, being realized as an online gaming experience where these places, characters, and mythology come to life.



...And that's where we need YOU! Patreon lets you be a patron of the arts, and pledge an amount of money, large or small, to artists and creators. In turn, we give you unique art, regular updates, design input, and even early access to game releases. It's a brave new paradigm, where instead of big publishers dropping large sums of money, you, the enthusiasts, support cool ideas and art, often with the equivalent cash outlay of a Starbucks latte.


Perhaps you're here because of the allure and the romance of vampires. Perhaps your draw is to things mystical and magickal; allies and enemies of a supernatural character. Perhaps you seek out strange cults, elder evils, and secret societies. For any of these and for all of them, you've come to the right place...



Shadow's Kiss draws inspiration from the Vampire Chronicles, True Blood, the Lost Boys, Buff & Angel, and other sources of folklore, cinema, and popular culture. We're fans and creative people, but also game developers who've been doing this for a long time.

(Learn more about the game design and see screenshots at shadowskiss.com)




The art and story of Shadow's Kiss is driving the development of a massively mutiplayer game (MMO). This project is in a pre-alpha state, but will ultimately be an online game world where you play that part of a vampire and go on quests, find allies, and team up with other players to defeat enemies, seduce and control mortals, and gain territorial dominance.



Shadow’s Kiss focusses on classical role-playing (RPG) gameplay and includes mature themes and content, tapping into the elements that make shows like True Blood or Game of Thrones particularly engaging.



More details on the game and its design can be found at our WEBSITE.




Meet the Architects and Artisans:

A game industry veteran with experience in programming, design, and production, Thomas Sitch has long flirted with becoming a creature of the night, going all the way back to vampire LARP in the 90's. His love of cosplay and things gothic is matched by his passion for collaborative and competitive online RPGs.

Richard A. Becker is a professional writer with broad-ranging experience in fiction and non-fiction, across multiple print, digital, visual and interactive media. He has also been a gaming storyteller, with particular interest in vampires and other monsters, for many years.


MaryBeth Lauro is the Publicity, Community and Promotions manager for Shadow's Kiss. She is a cross-discipline Jack of all trades, with a love for video games and cosplay. She has contributed to titles such as Nexuiz by Illfonic studios and has worked for other industry companies such as The D20 Girls Project. She has participated competitively in video games such as Counter Strike: Source and DOTA, and overall loves anything fantasy or sci-fi.

Ripper3 is a veteran character modeler and animator, and a 3D artist of the first order. He’s the first line of defense in creating the custom models and monsters for Shadow’s Kiss. 





We're incredibly grateful, both for your support and for the opportunity to get your input as we forge this world.

As thanks for donating you'll get special access to our new art, design, photography, and lore.

Being a patron of Shadow’s Kiss also means being able to get involved in design discussions, influence the design and experience of the game, and get access to private chats, previews, and playtests of the vampire MMO.



Our culture has become more accepting of mature themes, from shows like True Blood to Game of Thrones, to games like God of War and Grand Theft Auto, which include diverse lifestyles and sensuality. Shadow’s Kiss delves into seduction and horror to punctuate the adventure, darkness, and romance of the Undead.



Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
13 patrons
Supporter! We really appreciate you backing us! You’ll get our heartfelt thanks for spreading the world, and access to any general Patron-only content and news!

Pledge $5 or more per month
12 patrons
Advocate! In addition to access to Patron-only content, you will get a sneak peak of our upcoming art pieces. You will also be able to participate in our forums and talk with the developers about features, design ideas, content, and the direction of the MMO game world. You will also get early access to new media and artwork.


Pledge $10 or more per month
24 patrons
Day Walker! You gain access to uncensored versions of risque concepts and cover art! You will also gain access to our development and design forums!
Pledge $30 or more per month
2 patrons
At this level you gain a spot in the credits as a Contributor! Your name will be added to the credits, in addition to access to Patron-only content.  You also get high resolution versions of the artwork, screenshots, and pinups.

Pledge $50 or more per month
2 patrons
Arm Chair Designer! This level opens up a private inner forum where we can vet design ideas before taking them to the community at large (don't worry, the full community still participates in the final discussions; you just get to see things first). 
Pledge $500 or more per month
1 of 4 patrons
You are among the highest patrons of the arts, with the title of Archon! You are considered an active collaborator on the game, and every month that you pledge at this level you may choose to submit:

  • Yourself or a favorite character to be an NPC or quest giver in the game.*
OR
  • A story outline for a quest that other players can play through.*
OR
  • A specific character or faction you'd like to see as a piece of concept art, which you will receive as a signed print (if shipping within the United States), including NSFW variants.

* We reserve editorial discretion and copyright considerations. Your design must fit with the game's theme and design.


BONUS! In addition you will receive an art print every month exclusive to this tier (if shipping within the United States).
Goals
$810 of $1,500 per month
As we envision well dressed creatures of the night, we need the clothing that actually makes them, well, dressed. Gothic, Victorian, punk, fetish; the underworld is populated with many subcultures that dress in radically different ways. This levels gets us regularly creating the clothing that players will expect in creating their own vampire avatars, from corsets to coats to riding boots.
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Enter a world of gothic vampires, steampunk hunters, technological necromancers, Victorian ghosts, and the unquiet dead. Shadow's Kiss is a fictional world of horror and seduction, being realized as an online gaming experience where these places, characters, and mythology come to life.



...And that's where we need YOU! Patreon lets you be a patron of the arts, and pledge an amount of money, large or small, to artists and creators. In turn, we give you unique art, regular updates, design input, and even early access to game releases. It's a brave new paradigm, where instead of big publishers dropping large sums of money, you, the enthusiasts, support cool ideas and art, often with the equivalent cash outlay of a Starbucks latte.


Perhaps you're here because of the allure and the romance of vampires. Perhaps your draw is to things mystical and magickal; allies and enemies of a supernatural character. Perhaps you seek out strange cults, elder evils, and secret societies. For any of these and for all of them, you've come to the right place...



Shadow's Kiss draws inspiration from the Vampire Chronicles, True Blood, the Lost Boys, Buff & Angel, and other sources of folklore, cinema, and popular culture. We're fans and creative people, but also game developers who've been doing this for a long time.

(Learn more about the game design and see screenshots at shadowskiss.com)




The art and story of Shadow's Kiss is driving the development of a massively mutiplayer game (MMO). This project is in a pre-alpha state, but will ultimately be an online game world where you play that part of a vampire and go on quests, find allies, and team up with other players to defeat enemies, seduce and control mortals, and gain territorial dominance.



Shadow’s Kiss focusses on classical role-playing (RPG) gameplay and includes mature themes and content, tapping into the elements that make shows like True Blood or Game of Thrones particularly engaging.



More details on the game and its design can be found at our WEBSITE.




Meet the Architects and Artisans:

A game industry veteran with experience in programming, design, and production, Thomas Sitch has long flirted with becoming a creature of the night, going all the way back to vampire LARP in the 90's. His love of cosplay and things gothic is matched by his passion for collaborative and competitive online RPGs.

Richard A. Becker is a professional writer with broad-ranging experience in fiction and non-fiction, across multiple print, digital, visual and interactive media. He has also been a gaming storyteller, with particular interest in vampires and other monsters, for many years.


MaryBeth Lauro is the Publicity, Community and Promotions manager for Shadow's Kiss. She is a cross-discipline Jack of all trades, with a love for video games and cosplay. She has contributed to titles such as Nexuiz by Illfonic studios and has worked for other industry companies such as The D20 Girls Project. She has participated competitively in video games such as Counter Strike: Source and DOTA, and overall loves anything fantasy or sci-fi.

Ripper3 is a veteran character modeler and animator, and a 3D artist of the first order. He’s the first line of defense in creating the custom models and monsters for Shadow’s Kiss. 





We're incredibly grateful, both for your support and for the opportunity to get your input as we forge this world.

As thanks for donating you'll get special access to our new art, design, photography, and lore.

Being a patron of Shadow’s Kiss also means being able to get involved in design discussions, influence the design and experience of the game, and get access to private chats, previews, and playtests of the vampire MMO.



Our culture has become more accepting of mature themes, from shows like True Blood to Game of Thrones, to games like God of War and Grand Theft Auto, which include diverse lifestyles and sensuality. Shadow’s Kiss delves into seduction and horror to punctuate the adventure, darkness, and romance of the Undead.



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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
13 patrons
Supporter! We really appreciate you backing us! You’ll get our heartfelt thanks for spreading the world, and access to any general Patron-only content and news!

Pledge $5 or more per month
12 patrons
Advocate! In addition to access to Patron-only content, you will get a sneak peak of our upcoming art pieces. You will also be able to participate in our forums and talk with the developers about features, design ideas, content, and the direction of the MMO game world. You will also get early access to new media and artwork.


Pledge $10 or more per month
24 patrons
Day Walker! You gain access to uncensored versions of risque concepts and cover art! You will also gain access to our development and design forums!
Pledge $30 or more per month
2 patrons
At this level you gain a spot in the credits as a Contributor! Your name will be added to the credits, in addition to access to Patron-only content.  You also get high resolution versions of the artwork, screenshots, and pinups.

Pledge $50 or more per month
2 patrons
Arm Chair Designer! This level opens up a private inner forum where we can vet design ideas before taking them to the community at large (don't worry, the full community still participates in the final discussions; you just get to see things first). 
Pledge $500 or more per month
1 of 4 patrons
You are among the highest patrons of the arts, with the title of Archon! You are considered an active collaborator on the game, and every month that you pledge at this level you may choose to submit:

  • Yourself or a favorite character to be an NPC or quest giver in the game.*
OR
  • A story outline for a quest that other players can play through.*
OR
  • A specific character or faction you'd like to see as a piece of concept art, which you will receive as a signed print (if shipping within the United States), including NSFW variants.

* We reserve editorial discretion and copyright considerations. Your design must fit with the game's theme and design.


BONUS! In addition you will receive an art print every month exclusive to this tier (if shipping within the United States).