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Manage a tavern, explore randomly generated forests and dungeons, breed monsters, quest for recipes, interact with hundreds of NPCs
Manage a tavern, explore randomly generated forests and dungeons, breed monsters, quest for recipes, interact with hundreds of NPCs
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Fortune's Tavern is a real-time, fantasy, tavern-simulator where you take on the role of Mathias Gambridge, the latest in a long line of owners of the notorious tavern. It's your job to rebuild and renovate the ailing tavern against the backdrop of a fantasy world at war.

If you can struggle through the wars and the paranormal and still turn a profit, then an epic adventure awaits as you delve into the depths of the tavern's 'endless' randomly generated forests and dungeons, with hired heroes to protect you, to discover the dark and terrifying secret of the tavern's founder, Xavier Fortune. Will you succeed, or like your predecessors, will you be driven into madness, poverty, and an early grave?

   

A real-time fantasy-tavern simulator!

Experience the life of a medieval tavern owner as you struggle to make a profit amidst a world filled with fantastic creatures, treasures, bandits, and zombies.

  • Renovate and rebuild a fantasy tavern.
  • Explore procedurally generated forests and dungeons.
  • Build bedrooms, temples, a forge, cottages, pet cave, and a fighting pit.
  • Hire cooks, blacksmiths, battle managers, adventurers, and priests.
  • Set rents for each room type.
  • Create a custom menu by questing for recipes. (read more here)
  • Listen to your guests’ rumours and fund quests.

Real-time events! (read more here)

Fortune’s Tavern is played in real-time with 24 minutes equalling a day (although days can be ended by going to sleep). Interesting, fun, and terrifying random-events can happen at any time.

  • Expect infestations of rats... or worse!
  • Settle grudge matches between patrons in your fighting pits.
  • Deal with bandit and zombie raids.
  • Handle visitations from mystical creatures and demi-gods.
  • Find your rooms haunted by restless spirits.
  • Cope with natural disasters.


100s of interactive NPCs will visit your tavern.
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As the tavern improves, more varied guests will come to stay from across the empires.

  • Every NPC has a unique name and background.
  • Some can be hired to cook, work the forge, manage the fight pits, and act as your tavern’s priest
  • Adventurers can be hired to undertake quests.
  • NPCs can fall in love and marry.
  • Heroes from different alignments can brawl.


Full PvE and EvE combat system. (read more here)

Exciting and fast paced combat in which you will need to hire strong heroes or villains to succeed.

  • Accompany heroes on quests and watch, or help them destroy your enemies.
  • Watch fun battles between bandits, monsters, heroes, and villains.
  • Fight off bandits, monsters, or zombies trying to raid your tavern.
  • Organise fight nights in your battle pit between monsters, patrons and even gods.

Infinite Quests.

Speaking with tavern guests will allow you to discover rumours of lost treasures, recipes for your tavern, renowned bosses to fight, and special pet eggs.

  • Randomly generated quests and dungeons allows for indefinite play.
  • Fight bosses and boss monsters with up to 6 hired heroes.
  • Search dungeons.
  • Solve puzzles.

Full story arc. (read background here)

  • Non-compulsory 25 hour storyline that delves into the mysteries of Fortune's Tavern and Xavier Fortune, the tavern's founder.
  • Involve yourself in an epic war.
  • Multiple endings depending on alignment and choices.
  • Simulator continues after main quest allowing you the chance to fully upgrade your tavern.

Pet system. (read more here)

  • Hatch eggs to discover new and interesting creatures to raise.
  • Pets respond according to alignment.
  • Over 50 creatures to tame and to accompany you on quests.
  • Breed creatures to make new stronger pets.

Rival Taverns and World Map:

Thanks to stretch goals we now have a fully explorable world map and rival taverns to interact with.

  • Poison rival taverns' food
  • Raid them to steal their gold
  • Save up and buy them out

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I'm Michael Flynn, the lead designer of Fortune's Tavern. I’m part of a three and a half person team working out of Swansea, Wales (the half being my 7 year old son). I came up with the idea of Fortune’s Tavern while attending university as a mature student. My degree was in Latin and Medieval Studies and I soon learned that the most interesting pieces of history were not the ones about kings and generals but the stories of people behind the scenes. Thus, the tale of Mathias Gambridge, the humble tavern keeper, was born.

We have been working on the project in our spare time for just over a year, and we are now confident enough to set a launch date and look for funding to help give the game a professional polish. We plan to launch for Windows in Q2 of 2015, and Android in Q4 of 2015. 

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge at the moment is making each new version compatible with previous saves, as my son is always unhappy when he can't continue from his last one. We always have to introduce something pretty awesome if it's game breaking... hence the reason we introduced pets! I kid you not!

Seriously though, because the project is so far along we could feasibly release it within a few weeks, although it wouldn’t be up to the standard we want, nor have all the cool cut-scenes, voices, and artwork we hope to introduce after raising some funds, yet it would still be playable, and still be really fun. Because of this there are few risks with the project at the moment.

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    HUMAN NPC GUEST: Become a human NPC guest at Fortune’s Tavern. Use a simple tool to design your own character sprite (or have us do it for you), and have it named after you. Your character will then appear in the finished game as an interactive guest that will visit the tavern, have a backstory, and be able to share rumours with the tavern keeper. Also, get the DRM free digital copy of the game a week before the release date. You will also get an unlock-code to your choice of pet egg from the earlier tiers!

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    ELVEN NPC GUEST: Become an elven NPC guest at Fortune’s Tavern. Use a simple tool to design your own character sprite (or have us do it for you), and have it named after you. Your character will then appear in the finished game as an interactive guest that will visit the tavern, have a backstory, and be able to share rumours with the tavern keeper. Also, get the DRM free digital copy of the game a week before the release date. You will also get an unlock-code to your choice of pet egg from the earlier tiers!

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    UNDERWORLD NPC GUEST: Become an underworld NPC guest at Fortune’s Tavern. Choose from a selection of monster, undead, and evil character sprites, and have it named after you. Your character will then appear in the finished game as an interactive guest that will visit the tavern, have a backstory, and be able to share rumours with the tavern keeper. Also, get the DRM free digital copy of the game a week before the release date. You will also get an unlock-code to your choice of pet egg from the earlier tiers!

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    HIREABLE PRIEST: Become an NPC guest at Fortune’s Tavern that can be hired as a permanent member of staff. Use a simple tool to design your own character sprite (or have us do it for you) and have it named after you. Your character will then appear in the finished game. As a priest your character will be responsible for channelling alignment into prayers, and dealing with supernatural occurrences at the tavern. Also, get the DRM free digital copy of the game a week before the release date. You will also get an unlock-code to your choice of pet egg from the earlier tiers!

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    HIREABLE PIT BOSS: Become an NPC guest at Fortune’s Tavern that can be hired as a permanent member of staff. Use a simple tool to design your own character sprite (or have us do it for you) and have it named after you. Your character will then appear in the finished game. As a pit boss your character will be responsible for arranging beast battles, grudge matches, and special fights at the tavern. Also, get the DRM free digital copy of the game a week before the release date. You will also get an unlock-code to your choice of pet egg from the earlier tiers!

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    PET EGG-STRAVAGANZA: Receive the unlock codes for all four special Kickstarter only pets. Get the bone dog, hydra, and both the black and gold dragon! You will also get a DRM free copy of the game, and have your name written on a tombstone in the game… as a little Easter Egg!

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    HUMAN NPC ADVENTURER: That’s right, you can design a human NPC adventurer which can be hired to accompany game player on quests, and have them named after you. Your character will then appear in the finished game. With this reward you can use a simple tool to design your own character sprite (or have us do it for you), help to forge your own backstory, and choose whether you want your character to be a mage or warrior. Also, get a DRM free digital copy of the game a week before the release date for you and a friend so you can show off your involvement and your fully interactive character. You will be listed in the credits as an adventurer! You will also get an unlock-code to your choice of pet egg from the earlier tiers!

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    ELVEN NPC HERO: That’s right, you can design a elven NPC hero which can be hired to accompany game player on quests, and have them named after you. Your character will then appear in the finished game. With this reward you can use a simple tool to design your own character sprite (or have us do it for you), help to forge your own backstory, and choose whether you want your character to be a mage or warrior. Also, get a DRM free digital copy of the game a week before the release date for you and a friend so you can show off your involvement and your fully interactive character. You will be listed in the credits as a hero! You will also get an unlock-code to your choice of pet egg from the earlier tiers!

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    UNDERWORLD NPC VILLAIN: That’s right, you can design a underworld NPC villain which can be hired to accompany the game player on quests, and have them named after you. Your character will then appear in the finished game. With this reward you can use a simple tool to design your own character sprite (or have us do it for you), help to forge your own backstory, and choose whether you want your character to be a mage or warrior. Also, get a DRM free digital copy of the game a week before the release date for you and a friend so you can show off your involvement and your fully interactive character. You will be listed in the credits as a villain! You will also get an unlock-code to your choice of pet egg from the earlier tiers!

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    CUSTOM PET - JUST FOR YOU: We will create a custom pet based on your specifications. You will be given a code to unlock code it in-game, and will be able to share with anyone you desire, or keep it just for you. You can choose from one of the five pet classes, design its spells and abilities, choose the colour and sprite, and even give it a name. You will even be able to breed your pet with the standard ones in the hopes of getting unique offspring. Of course, you will also get the 4 exclusive Kickstarter pets from the previous tiers, and 2 DRM free copies of the game.

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    BOSS BATTLE: Help us design a boss and a battle in which Mathias has to fight. Your boss will be one of four key holders that lurk in the dungeons beneath the tavern. If Mathias is ever going to learn the secret of Fortune's Tavern he will need to get past them all. You will also get 2 DRM free copies of the game, be listed as "Boss" in the credits, and get all 4 Kickstarter exclusive eggs from the previous tiers.

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    BECOME A LEGEND: Each day in Fortune’s Tavern brings forth new trials and tribulations, and dealing with some of the local supernatural legends is par for the course. For this reward you can help design a legend used in the random game events, and have them named after you. You can help decide if they are good or evil, their backstory, and what bonus they might bring. Legends will also be able to fight in pit battles. You will also receive 5 DRM free copies of the game to share amongst your friends, so you can show off your legend status, you will be listed in the credits as a legend, and you will also get an unlock-code to all 4 pet eggs from the earlier tiers!

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    MAYOR OF GREEN-LEAF VILLAGE: Have the mayor of the village named after you and help us create their background and sprite. Greenleaf village is the only visit-able village in the game. It exists in the enchanted forest on which Fortune's Tavern borders. As Mayor you will take a major role in the storyline and (without giving away to many spoilers) be a pivital piece in the 'great war' storyline. With this reward you can use a simple tool to design your own character sprite (or have us do it for you), help to forge your own backstory, and choose whether you want your character to be a mage or warrior. You will also receive 5 DRM free copies of the game to share amongst your friends, so you can show off your involvement. You will also get an unlock-code to all 4 pet eggs from the earlier tiers!

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    BE THE LICH LORD: Long before the Lich-Lord became the all-powerful ruler of the realms of death, they were once just a person. You can be that person. Help us design a sprite for the human form of the Lich-Lord and have them named after you. Choose the reasons for their decent into dark magic and help us develop a detailed back-story which will play out through cut-scenes. You can even choose some specific mannerisms for your character that will be used throughout the story-line.You will also receive 5 DRM free copies of the game to share amongst your friends, so you can show off your involvement. You will also get an unlock-code to all pet eggs from the earlier tiers!

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    RULER OF THE FAIR-FOLK: In the forested Northern cities live the Fair-Folk: elves and fairies, and you can be their leader. Help design a sprite to be used as the king or queen of the Fair-Folk, and have them named after you. Help us design a backstory charting their rise to power in the dense political system that flourishes within their lands. You can even choose some specific mannerisms for your character that will be used throughout the story-line. You will also receive 5 DRM free copies of the game to share amongst your friends, so you can show off your involvement. You will also get an unlock-code to all pet eggs from the earlier tiers!

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    GENERAL OF DEATH: For this award you will get to design a character that will be written into the main story as an important antagonist to Mathias Gambridge. You will be a constant thorn in his side and be rewarded with some of the wittiest lines in the game. With this reward you can use a simple tool to design your own character sprite (or have us do it for you), help to forge your own backstory, and choose whether you want your character to be a mage or warrior. You will also receive 5 DRM free copies of the game to share amongst your friends, so you can show off your involvement. You will also get an unlock-code to all 4 pet eggs from the earlier tiers!

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    DARK GOD: When the God of the underworld takes a physical form and name: that is you! With this reward tier you will literally become a god. Be the ultimate companion for Mathias, fight against hordes in the fighting pit, and take part in the main story-line. The war between the three races on earth is mirrored in the heavens amongst the three gods, and in the final battle they will join their earthy counterparts, you can be a part of that epic struggle.

    For this reward you will get to create the sprite for the god’s physical form, have them named after you, and decide upon their mannerisms, catch-phrase, and fighting style. You will also receive 5 DRM free copies of the game to share amongst your friends, so you can show off your involvement, and the unlock-codes to all pet eggs from the earlier tiers! In the credits you will be listed as “producer and god”

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    GOD OF LIGHT: When the God of the Elves takes a physical form and name: that is you! With this reward tier you will literally become a god. Be the ultimate companion for Mathias, fight against hordes in the fighting pit, and take part in the main story-line. The war between the three races on earth is mirrored in the heavens amongst the three gods, and in the final battle they will join their earthy counterparts, you can be a part of that epic struggle.
    For this reward you will get to create the sprite for the god’s physical form, have them named after you, and decide upon their mannerisms, catch-phrase, and fighting style. You will also receive 5 DRM free copies of the game to share amongst your friends, so you can show off your involvement and the unlock-codes to all pet eggs from the earlier tiers! In the credits you will be listed as “producer and god”

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    GOD OF NEUTRALITY: When the God of the Humans takes a physical form and name: that is you! With this reward tier you will literally become a god. Be the ultimate companion for Mathias, fight against hordes in the fighting pit, and take part in the main story-line. The war between the three races on earth is mirrored in the heavens amongst the three gods, and in the final battle they will join their earthy counterparts, you can be a part of that epic struggle.
    For this reward you will get to create the sprite for the god’s physical form, have them named after you, and decide upon their mannerisms, catch-phrase, and fighting style. You will also receive 5 DRM free copies of the game to share amongst your friends, so you can show off your involvement and the unlock-codes to all pet eggs from the earlier tiers! In the credits you will be listed as “producer and god”

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    COMMERCIAL PARTNER: Do you want your company logo displayed each time the game starts up? For this award we will display your logo in the initial loading screen for the game and in the credits. It will also appear on any documentations or manuals.

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