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Horror, Fantasy, Action RPG set in small-town USA during the iconic 1980's that celebrates classic genre films of the era
Horror, Fantasy, Action RPG set in small-town USA during the iconic 1980's that celebrates classic genre films of the era
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Kingdom of Night is an isometric, story-driven, action-RPG with an expansive, interconnected map and quest system. Battle nightmarish creatures, customize your abilities, and collect unique items and equipment. In order to beat the game,  you’ll have to infiltrate the massive lairs of the five demon lords, and take on the apocalyptic boss battles at their centers.  

Kingdom of Night is set to release on Steam (MAC & PC), GOG, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

 Journey Unlocks 

Stretch Goals


One night 198X in the small town of Watford, Arizona, a satanic cult has unwittingly summoned the ancient evil Baphomet catapulting the town into chaos. John, awoken by the kidnapping of his neighbor Ophelia, sets out into the town to fight back against the demonic invasion and rescue Ophelia before it's too late.

The Journey

Participate in this group game to unlock additional rewards for the campaign!  

What is The Journey?


Final: The Journey has ended but the story is just begun... 

The Gang is trapped and need your help to save them. Play the full game to find and rescue them before it's too late.

Click here to read the events of The Journey.

Journey Unlocks

 Reward fulfillment by Fangamer

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The Companion Artbook/Source book 

As a companion to the game, we've recreated the main character's notebook, complete with original art, and a bestiary including all the game's monsters plus a few helpful hints to finding hidden quest lines and special item locations. 

The notebook also doubles as a source book for the Kingdom of Night table top role-playing game. The source book is fully compatible with Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition and includes maps, monsters, and special rules-  all the information you need to sit down and start playing with your friends. 

 Kingdom of Night Dungeon Master Screen 

A classic in table top gaming. No Dungeon Master's kit is complete without his trusty DM screen. Hide your maps and die rolls in style with this full color 3 panel screen. With charts, tables, and special rules printed on the inside, you'll have all the reference material you need to keep your head in the game without having to search through rulebooks.   

At the physical DM Screen tier, backers will also get a set of custom Kingdom of Night dice for your campaign!

Custom Avatar

During your adventure, you will be assisted by the mysterious Strawberry, an odd looking girl that speaks to you over the radio. Folks that pledge at the $250 tier will have the chance to design their own avatar to replace Strawberry in-game. Design it after yourself, your friend, or even your dog! The sky's the limit.

3D Printed Figures

At the highest tier, we're offering 3D printed figures of the five demon generals, and their dark master, Baphomet. Each figure will come on a 3" base, making them a perfect addition to either your tabletop game, or as a beautiful decoration for your desk at work.

Reward Tier Breakdown

$25 Welcome to Watford -  A digital copy of Kingdom of Night on the platform of your choice, and your backer name in the credits.

$40 New Kid on the Block -  A digital copy of Kingdom of Night, the digital soundtrack, and a digital copy of the combination artbook/sourcebook.

$75 After School Friend -  A physical copy of Kingdom of Night, the digital soundtrack, a digital copy of the combination artbook/sourcebook, and a digital printable Dungeon Master screen. + Early Beta Access, every tier after 75$ gets Early Beta Access also.

$125 Tree House Club -  A physical copy of Kingdom of Night, digital soundtrack, a physical copy of the combination artbook/sourcebook, and a digital printable Dungeon Master screen. 

$150 Neighborhood Watch -  A physical copy of Kingdom of Night, digital soundtrack, a physical copy of the combination artbook/sourcebook, a custom physical Dungeon Master screen, and a set of custom dice. 

$250 Local Hero -  Design a custom avatar and name to replace Strawberry, the main character's in-game assistant. This tier also includes all the rewards from the $150 tier.

$500 Town Founder -  Design one of the game's many non-player characters players will encounter on their adventure. This includes everything from the $150 tier.

$1000 Legendary Champion of Watford - Get 3D printed figurines of each of the five demon generals, and Baphomet. This tier includes everything from all previous tiers.

Developed by Black Seven Studios LLC

Published by - DANGEN Entertainment

Creator / Lead Designer - Erin Hasslacher 

Creative Director - John Hasslacher  

Artists and Animators - Valery Kim, Rafis Khuzin, Nathaniel Leo, Ivan Vujovic, John Hasslacher  

Lead Programmers - Jim Garvey , Scott Steffes 

Written by Erin and John Hasslacher  

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Featuring original music by Erin Hasslacher 

Sound Design by Erin Hasslacher & Matt Olick

Mastering by Matt Olick

Special thanks to- Timothy V, Mister Michael, Kite, Dendo , Jake and Molly, Andy , Brian J Smith for making this possible!

Ben Judd and Nayan Ramachandran from DANGEN Entertainment are helping to run the campaign, consulting and helping out with marketing. DANGEN Entertainment is also handling publishing for Kingdom of Night.


Player Experience

Kingdom of Night is a game about coming of age, cosmic horror, and true love. The player takes control of John as his adventure's lead him through an hour by hour experience of what may be everyone's last night on Earth. He will encounter unearthly evils, Demon lords, afflicted townsfolk, and high school bullies... All nested in a larger than life fantasy that brings ultimate evil to a neighborhood near you.

IN-DEPTH

Playing The Main Quest - The main quest in Kingdom Of Night involves defeating the Five Demon Generals and gaining access to Baphomet's fortress, Leviathan. After the first introductory chapter of the game, which we call Midnight, the entire map of Watford opens up for the player to explore, and the Five Demon Generals can be defeated in any order. 

Picking Your Class - When starting the game, you can choose from 1 of 9 classes. The class you choose decides your base play style, while the skill trees allow for further customization. Rather than implementing a balance on all classes, each class is weighted differently providing each with a unique play-style.

Building Your Character  - Each class has a skill tree split into 3 branches. Each branch contains 10 talents. As you level up, you are allotted points to spend into any of the the three branches of your class. Once you have chosen your first talent in a branch you are locked into that specific branch until level 10. When you have reached level 10, you are free to cross over into another branch, allowing you to fully customize your play-style. 

For example, if you want to put talents into the Barbarian branch at the start of the game but later find you’d like to add a little subterfuge to your combat repertoire, you can sink a few points into the Rogue tree. This adds amazing replay value even if you have chosen the same class over multiple playthroughs.

Finding The Best Gear - In Kingdom of Night, you can get new equipment in a number of ways: via random drops with multi-tiered loot tables and variable drop rates, quest rewards, and by finding items hidden throughout the town. Items range from totally Common to completely Unique. The items you collect provide an extra dimension to character stat development and have special abilities that will make you even more powerful. 

Exploring The World -  Kingdom Of Night rewards players for engaging with the world. Armed with only a notebook to keep track of all the rumors and info you accumulate, it'll be up to you to plunge the depths of Baphomet's wicked plot. 

Following the game's introductory chapter, the player will have access to the entire town to explore as they wish. Across the seemingly mundane locales of the small town, dozens and dozens of unique and gripping quest lines await you.


The characters, stories, and environments in Kingdom of Night are animated by a haunting and memorable score. From the satisfying chirp of flicking through menus to the terrifying sounds of demonic creatures, this apocalyptic soundtrack is something you'll never forget.  

NOTE: Some specializations locked as stretch goals. 

Melee Characters have the choice to confront the enemy on their own terms by investing in one of three skill trees.

As the Rogue, you reside in the shadows, engaging foes only when the odds are in your favor. What you lack in brute strength you make up for in stealth and cunning. 

As the Barbarian, you prefer the direct approach. Your unnatural toughness allows you to use aggressive full frontal assaults and bare the brunt of your enemies attacks. 

As the Knight,  bravery and tact are your greatest tools. Use defense and aggression harmoniously, defeating enemies with style.

Ranged Characters have the choice to confront the enemy on their own terms by investing in one of three skill trees.

As the Gadgeteer, you always come equipped. Mastermind the battlefield, manipulate your enemies and use your naturally high luck to find better loot.   


As the Hunter, you'll finally make use of that music class recorder. Charm powerful enemies and make them your pets.  

For those who want to bring a little firepower to the apocalypse. As the Demon Slayer, you specialize in inflicting ruthless and accurate strikes from afar. 

Magic Characters may pick one of the three schools of magic to master.

As the Sorcerer, you use your control over the earth's three natural elements: earth, water, and fire to conjure weapons, torrents of water, and pillars of the earth to defeat your enemies. 


As the Necromancer, you use the ethereal elements of the world, Ice, light and darkness to summon undead and cast curses that weaken your enemies. 

As the Wizard, you use your control over matter itself to manipulate gravity, time, and the astral plane, allowing you to throw enemies, slow time or summon familiars through dimensional rifts.

MINIONS

Hollows: these are the zombified townspeople and reanimated corpses of the recently dead, lost to themselves and overcome by the dark influence of Baphomet. The Hollows are the foot-soldiers of His army but they certainly aren't the only threat you'll be facing. The creatures of His hateful dimension are drawn irresistibly to the presence of their Lord. The horrors of the night include...

  • Doldroms - Filthy blue hobgoblins with depressing auras
  • Wyrd Sisters - Dark witches possessed of arcane tricks
  • People Eaters - Blind humanoids that smother prey beneath their bat-like wings 
  • Darklings - Living shadows that reach out to strangle their victims
  • Puppeteers - Spirits that delight in inhabiting earthly bodies 

And many more....

BOSSES

Beelzebub

Lord of vice and festering wounds. A hideously fat toad creature. His stench is terrible to all but those who serve him. He rules a cult of disfigured rejects who lust after their lord's vile perfume.

                                                              The Demonic Vision of Beelzebub
The Demonic Vision of Beelzebub

Pazuzu

Lord of pride and pestilence. Locusts travel in and out of his wounds. His golden calf breathes a vision-inducing, sickly sweet incense. His gilded mask is sacred to the worshipers of conceit. 

                                                              The Demonic Vision of Pazuzu
The Demonic Vision of Pazuzu

Lilith

Lady of nightmares and witchcraft. Princess in the Land of Nod. She uses the raw materials of nightmares to weave her web-like domain. She is pregnant with all the bad dreams of the world.

                                                              The Demonic Vision of Lilith
The Demonic Vision of Lilith

Cain

Lord of violence, rage, and homicide. He wears a loose cloak made from his brother Abel's skin. Only a murderer can see the black hounds that follow him. He is the primordial father of all vampires and prince in the Land of Nod. 

                                                              The Demonic Vision of Cain
The Demonic Vision of Cain

Samael

Lord of death and corruption and chief of the Five Lords. The fallen archangel of death, the grim reaper. Even among the monstrous demon generals, Samael is a giant and disturbingly alien being.  

                                                              The Demonic Vision of Samael
The Demonic Vision of Samael

Baphomet

King Night. Monarch of all demons. The inky black canvas on which all evil deeds are painted. Asleep for millennia, his dark dreams have shaped the Land of Nod and conjured terrible things.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge will be remaining on schedule. We're a small team with an ambitious project, but with our experience, and careful planning, we believe we can deliver a great game on a reasonable schedule.

With the help of DANGEN's production expertise, and our diligent scheduling, we will be able to stick to our development schedule.

We're committed to completing the game, and DANGEN is committed to helping us make it a reality. Now we just need your help!

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