Clockwork Throne is creating a massively multiplayer vampire game with mature content
86

patrons

$1,287
per month



Darkness. Passion. Monsters.

Enter the world of SHADOW’S KISS, an online RPG where you play a vampire bent on dominating mortals and ruling the night!



We’re creating mature, seductive, and sensual content for the SHADOW’S KISS Vampire MMO, which is currently in alpha.



Shadow’s Kiss is a passion project for Clockwork Throne Studios, and is now in its third year of development. It has a wide range of systems already online, including quests, combat, NPC interactions, and an intro tutorial. This Patreon is where we’re looking for additional support from the community, which is particularly important for a small team trying to bring this vision to life.





While your support here benefits the ongoing development of Shadow’s Kiss and a whole universe of dark adventure, it’s also specifically the secret “back door” to the adult content in the game. Vampires are, after all, a sexual metaphor, and shows like True Blood and Game of Thrones have generated a broader cultural acceptance of the erotic as part of a larger saga. So this is only another step in our evolution: Shadow’s Kiss has always been a narrative game for adults; now the full range of its possibilities will be expanded.





Support us here and you’ll receive a pass to experience the mature content in Shadow’s Kiss! We’re ready to embellish and explore that aspect of the game and its story, and the incredible community on Patreon is what makes that possible.





Shadow’s Kiss is a world you can conquer and a story you can explore.

The game focuses on classical role-playing (RPG) gameplay, using it to delve into mature themes and content—from the grotesque to the thought-provoking—while never losing track of entertaining you.




Shadow’s Kiss draws its inspirations from the horror, dark fantasy, paranormal, crime fiction, folklore, mythology and adventure tales that underlie so much of pop culture today. It may have tones and touches of True Blood, Lost Boys, the Buffyverse, the Vampire Chronicles, Near Dark and countless other influences, but in the end Shadow’s Kiss is its own thing: A unique creation flavored with both the familiar and the exotic.


We could tell you about the ways our Vampires are different, or how they interact with strange supernatural factions such as the demonic Djinni and their thousand and one bargains—



—the Lords of Eternal Darkness and their underground cities full of unspeakable horrors—

—or even their dealings with the Weird Science of the Necromancers, a lunatic legion bent on destroying the boundary between life and death.

But all that will unfold for you in play, and the play’s the thing!


Your character exists in a society and world that are fully developed, but not smothering. There is structure—but there is also room for your Vampire’s satisfactory advancement. We’re proud of our world and we love our “story so far,” but the world is for playing in and the story really begins with you!

We're fans and creative people, and we’re also game developers who've been doing this for a long time. We’re excited to build on the elements that make shows like Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Gotham particularly engaging: Ideas that fire your imagination, worldbuilding that doesn’t disappoint and a vast stage for you to stride across in search of your own fortunes. Mature content is part of the fabric of Shadow’s Kiss, and now it will come to life even more vividly.

If you’re ready to learn more about our game design and see screenshots of what we’ve accomplished so far, visit us at

 shadowskiss.com






Meet the Architects and Artisans:

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


TheVoice 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.


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.




New quests for mature content pass, October 2018!



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.



Tiers
Fledgling
$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!

Advocate
$5 or more per month 13 patrons
Backers at this level who have pledged with the last 30 days gain the Mature Content Pass (MCP) for Shadow's Kiss.  As long as you have a lifetime contribution of $10 or greater, you can log in with the MCP and experience optional quest lines and special content such as seducing NPCs and having intimate relations with key story characters.

Day Walker
$10 or more per month 61 patrons
We celebrate you as an important backer of Shadow's Kiss!  If it's your first month pledging, it also unlocks access to the game, allowing you to download the patcher and jump into the Alpha!  It also includes the Mature Content Pass, so you have access to exclusive content and questlines.
Nightrun
$30 or more per month 10 patrons
At this level you gain a spot in the credits as a Contributor! This level will occassionally receive special benefits, like exclusive lairs or pets in Shadow's Kiss.

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
$1,287 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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Darkness. Passion. Monsters.

Enter the world of SHADOW’S KISS, an online RPG where you play a vampire bent on dominating mortals and ruling the night!



We’re creating mature, seductive, and sensual content for the SHADOW’S KISS Vampire MMO, which is currently in alpha.



Shadow’s Kiss is a passion project for Clockwork Throne Studios, and is now in its third year of development. It has a wide range of systems already online, including quests, combat, NPC interactions, and an intro tutorial. This Patreon is where we’re looking for additional support from the community, which is particularly important for a small team trying to bring this vision to life.





While your support here benefits the ongoing development of Shadow’s Kiss and a whole universe of dark adventure, it’s also specifically the secret “back door” to the adult content in the game. Vampires are, after all, a sexual metaphor, and shows like True Blood and Game of Thrones have generated a broader cultural acceptance of the erotic as part of a larger saga. So this is only another step in our evolution: Shadow’s Kiss has always been a narrative game for adults; now the full range of its possibilities will be expanded.





Support us here and you’ll receive a pass to experience the mature content in Shadow’s Kiss! We’re ready to embellish and explore that aspect of the game and its story, and the incredible community on Patreon is what makes that possible.





Shadow’s Kiss is a world you can conquer and a story you can explore.

The game focuses on classical role-playing (RPG) gameplay, using it to delve into mature themes and content—from the grotesque to the thought-provoking—while never losing track of entertaining you.




Shadow’s Kiss draws its inspirations from the horror, dark fantasy, paranormal, crime fiction, folklore, mythology and adventure tales that underlie so much of pop culture today. It may have tones and touches of True Blood, Lost Boys, the Buffyverse, the Vampire Chronicles, Near Dark and countless other influences, but in the end Shadow’s Kiss is its own thing: A unique creation flavored with both the familiar and the exotic.


We could tell you about the ways our Vampires are different, or how they interact with strange supernatural factions such as the demonic Djinni and their thousand and one bargains—



—the Lords of Eternal Darkness and their underground cities full of unspeakable horrors—

—or even their dealings with the Weird Science of the Necromancers, a lunatic legion bent on destroying the boundary between life and death.

But all that will unfold for you in play, and the play’s the thing!


Your character exists in a society and world that are fully developed, but not smothering. There is structure—but there is also room for your Vampire’s satisfactory advancement. We’re proud of our world and we love our “story so far,” but the world is for playing in and the story really begins with you!

We're fans and creative people, and we’re also game developers who've been doing this for a long time. We’re excited to build on the elements that make shows like Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Gotham particularly engaging: Ideas that fire your imagination, worldbuilding that doesn’t disappoint and a vast stage for you to stride across in search of your own fortunes. Mature content is part of the fabric of Shadow’s Kiss, and now it will come to life even more vividly.

If you’re ready to learn more about our game design and see screenshots of what we’ve accomplished so far, visit us at

 shadowskiss.com






Meet the Architects and Artisans:

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


TheVoice 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.


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.




New quests for mature content pass, October 2018!



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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Tiers
Fledgling
$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!

Advocate
$5 or more per month 13 patrons
Backers at this level who have pledged with the last 30 days gain the Mature Content Pass (MCP) for Shadow's Kiss.  As long as you have a lifetime contribution of $10 or greater, you can log in with the MCP and experience optional quest lines and special content such as seducing NPCs and having intimate relations with key story characters.

Day Walker
$10 or more per month 61 patrons
We celebrate you as an important backer of Shadow's Kiss!  If it's your first month pledging, it also unlocks access to the game, allowing you to download the patcher and jump into the Alpha!  It also includes the Mature Content Pass, so you have access to exclusive content and questlines.
Nightrun
$30 or more per month 10 patrons
At this level you gain a spot in the credits as a Contributor! This level will occassionally receive special benefits, like exclusive lairs or pets in Shadow's Kiss.

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).