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CA$ 37,008
pledged of CA$ 80,000pledged of CA$ 80,000 goal
819
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 14 2019

About

From the dedicated Mirador Discord channel, to our regular Twitch streams and other social outlets, we’re always eager to hear your impressions and interact with our community members. 

You are the reason Sauropod exists, and the people we’re making our games for. So don’t hesitate - join the conversation and help us shape Mirador according to YOUR feedback! 

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Mirador is a truly original top-down, rogue-lite hack’n’slash experience, focused on fun and challenging boss fights, arena runs, looting and crafting.  

Sound familiar? Here’s the kicker- in this mysterious and picturesque universe, all bosses are designed and deployed online by players - like you!  

Mirador is two asymmetrical games in one - Become an adventurer and discover a challenging “push your luck” formula. 

Delve into perilous dungeon runs, solo or with friends, and face off against increasingly difficult foes as you attempt to reap the greatest rewards.

Then flip the tables around and become the ultimate boss creator! 

Create and customize your own AI Sentinels (that’s what we call Mirador’s bosses) before deploying them online, then watch them take a life of their own, as they fight other adventuring players, and collect loot for you, around the clock!

In each of these modes, the treasures you find will help you become stronger in the other - rise to the top of the online rankings, and claim your rightful title as the best hero - and Sentinel creator - in Mirador!

Missing Home is one of the numerous pieces for you to discover on Mirador's Original Soundtrack. Feel free to listen to it whilst reading through the Kickstarter page!

Some of the music in Mirador, such as this track (and other ones in the YouTube playlist below), is organic and features some dynamic randomization - meaning you'll never get the exact same loop twice.

How far will you go? 

Discover a fun, challenging and addictive “push your luck” bossfighting formula that’s easy to pick up, yet hard to master. As adventurers, you will begin each of your expeditions at The Citadel, a secluded mountain top stronghold, where you will enter portals into the unknown.

A typical Mirador game session is comprised of “Arena Runs”, in which you will face-off against a series of increasingly dangerous bosses (called Sentinels) in order to collect loot, each time progressing through the next portal. 

How much will you risk?

The treasures you gather will need to be brought back to your HQ, The Citadel, before they can be used - and therein lies the gambit.

After defeating a number of Sentinels, you will reach Sanctuaries. Along with recharging your abilities, these safe zones will present you with a dilemma - return to your HQ and secure your precious loot, or enter a new portal and continue challenging a series of increasingly powerful bosses. 

The further you go, the more rewards you collect, and the more powerful they become. You’ll have to weigh the odds carefully though, as falling in battle could mean losing your run, and some of the spoils you’ve collected so far!

Play Solo or Coop.

Delve into the perils of Mirador either solo, or in online coop mode with friends! The game's matchmaking tools make it easy to party up and join your fellow companions. Whether you play by yourself or with others, the foes you encounter scale in strength in order to always present an exciting and rewarding experience.

An original roster of playable characters.

Play as one of various cute, anthropomorphic animals from a late-medieval realm. On their journey, this group of adventuring cartographers stumbled across a mysterious monolith, and dabbled with something they did not fully comprehend.

Character Concept Art by Beck Hallstedt
Character Concept Art by Beck Hallstedt

Out of the stone emerged a portal and, drawn by its radiance and ethereal calling, the companions dared stepping through it. Before collapsing on itself, this unstable gateway lead them to the world of Mirador, where they are now stranded and looking for a way back home. 

Concept Art by Corinne Caro
Concept Art by Corinne Caro

Pick your strategy. Play the way you want.

Choose a character and customize your gear loadout according to your own favorite play style - strike enemies from afar with arrows, use magic devices against them, or take up your sword and shield to overcome the dangers of this strange realm.

Fluid and responsive action-adventure controls.

The game’s controls are tailor-made for an optimal controller or mouse/keyboard experience. Whether you need to dash, block, strike or use your various abilities to overcome the arena’s perils, Mirador strives to make each of your moment-to-moment interactions as satisfying and intuitive as possible. 

You create the challenge for other players.

One of the things that makes Mirador unique is that all bosses (called Sentinels) are created by players like you! In this world, the loot you find on your adventures will not only help your character - it’s also used to design, create, customize and upgrade your own retinue of powerful fighting guardians.

Set these ancient Sentinels free to defend your Citadel, and watch them climb to the top of the persistent online leaderboards, as they strive to best other players and make you the #1 Sentinel creator in Mirador.

Your Sentinels will fight - and loot - for you around the clock!

Create multiple AI Sentinels that will take a life of their own, as they fight other Mirador players, and collect loot for you, around the clock! 

Mirador Sentinel Frames - Concept Art by Benedick Bana
Mirador Sentinel Frames - Concept Art by Benedick Bana

Whether you’re offline or partaking in Arena Runs yourself, your published creations will always be active in the global pool of bosses, and any player of the appropriate rank will potentially be matched against them. Whenever one of your Sentinels defeats another adventurer, it will collect loot for you and add it to its stash.  

Discover an in-depth boss editor.

Mirador gives you complete control over the design, customization and upgrading of your creations! Our intuitive and in-depth boss editor will allow you to experiment with countless unique, powerful and flashy combinations.

Start by selecting a Frame and Weapon - This will determine your Sentinel’s fighting style, and help determine its archetype. 

Sentinel Concept Art by Benedick Bana
Sentinel Concept Art by Benedick Bana

Your Sentinels wouldn’t be proper bosses if they didn’t come equipped with powerful, over-the-top special abilities! 

These come in many forms, with different purposes - from focused damage dealing lasers, to zoning firewalls and area of effect meteor strikes, there’s an ability to meet the demands of any circumstance. 

You can acquire new abilities through loot drops, or craft them from the blueprints you’ve gathered on your adventures. Combine multiple copies of the same ability to create a stronger version of it - increasing not only its lethality, but also its battlefield purpose. 

It doesn’t end there. You also get to define your Sentinel’s AI combat strategy and patterns by outfitting it with a custom Grid! 

These are also items that can be found, crafted and upgraded. Create powerful ability combos and upgrade your Sentinels’ gear and skills to make them triumph over other worldwide players. 

Complete the creation process by tailoring your Sentinel’s cosmetic appearance and giving it a unique, fearsome look. 

With a wide array of customizable color elements and visual equipment slots, you’ll be able to let your imagination run wild and create truly memorable foes for other players to face.

It’s all about the loot.

Mirador features a heavy emphasis on itemization and crafting, both for the progression of adventuring characters and your Sentinels, and you’ll have many ways of acquiring new items! Players will always receive generous randomized loot drops by participating in both game modes, but you won’t have to rely solely on luck to get the items you need or want.

Craft the items you desire.

Finding any item will also grant you a copy of its associated Blueprint. By using these schematics and spending amounts of a currency called Composite, you can interact with the Forge (located inside your Citadel) in order to create new instances of that item.

Most items come in progressively better tiers (Basic / Advanced / Superior). Whilst you can find and craft these rarer components from the onset, it's also possible to combine copies of the same item in order to fuse them into a single copy of the next tier.

Combining similar items will not only yield more powerful versions of them - it will sometimes also change their effects and behaviors altogether.

Concept Art by Corinne Caro
Concept Art by Corinne Caro

After stepping through a mysterious portal, the Guild of Cartographers found a network of connecting universes, the likes of which had never been seen before. 

These new universes had technologies and resources that were much more advanced than the world the Cartographers came from. After a cataclysmic technological event, the portal to their world was broken, leaving the Guild stuck in this new and hostile world. 

Our animal characters now explore these unknown worlds, searching for knowledge and pieces of technology in the hopes of one day repairing the portal and going back home...

Concept Art by Corinne Caro
Concept Art by Corinne Caro

Playing as one of the Cartographers in Mirador, you will step through a network of portals and enter beautifully rendered universes inhabited by dangerous Sentinels. 

From sunbathed deserts and flooded plains to snowy peaks and an underground necropolis, we want each run that the player experiences to feel different from the last. This will be supported by our living world in which we will be adding content on a regular basis once the game launches!

In Mirador, the world doesn't start or stop with the players - it's a living and ever-evolving entity that will keep all user-created Sentinels fighting other players around the clock! This creates a sense of permanency in the game and allows you to come back to it often to see what epic loot your Sentinels have managed to salvage from other players!
 

Concept Art by Beck Hallstedt
Concept Art by Beck Hallstedt

On top of new items, cosmetics and blueprints to be added on a regular basis, we also strongly believe in listening to our growing community and integrating new ideas, as we continue supporting Mirador passed launch. This will create a fun, intriguing, fresh content-filled experience every time a  player come back to the game!

We are Sauropod Studio, an independent video game company based in Montreal, Canada.

It’s been quite an adventure since our humble beginnings, in 2012. From three guys in a basement, our team has grown tremendously and now comprises a diverse and talented cast of twenty-two passionate indie developers, community managers and support staff members.

Sauropod Studio’s first commercial title was born right here, on Kickstarter. Castle Story is a creative voxel-based strategy game, in which you can build castles one brick at a time using an army of little creatures called Bricktrons. 

Design and build your own castles, expand your territory in a vast landscape and defend your Bricktrons against onslaughts of hostile creatures

Castle Story Box Art by Louis Sciannamblo
Castle Story Box Art by Louis Sciannamblo

Castle Story was fully released on Steam on August 17, 2017, and has since then received numerous updates and new content packs. If you’ve been eyeing it for a while, either for yourself or as a gift to a friend or loved one - now’s your chance! 

Our team members have also worked on other successful indie and AAA titles, such as Celeste, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, and more.

From everyone here at Sauropod Studio, we want to thank you for taking the time to check out our project! 

Don't hesitate to visit Mirador's Steam page by clicking on the image below - adventure awaits! 

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    Apprentices

    You are a quartermaster’s apprentice in the great Citadel in Mirador!

    With this pack you get our sincerest thanks, an awesome Mirador wallpaper and a digital copy of the game for PC!

    In addition, you get closed beta access to the game as soon as the Kickstarter campaign is over!

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    Vigils (Early Bird)

    With map in hand, you are setting out to discover the many hidden secrets behind the portals in Mirador.

    On top of previous rewards, obtain the beautiful Mirador official soundtrack, three starting Sentinel Bundles, your name in the credits, an exclusive Discord role AND access to a private channel for AMAs with the developers!

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Mirador for PC (Steam)
    • Closed Beta Access (soon after the campaign)
    • Mention on the Wall of Backers
    • Mirador HD Wallpaper
    • Mirador Digital OST
    • Name in the Credits
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    Vigils

    With map in hand, you are setting out to discover the many hidden secrets behind the portals in Mirador.

    On top of previous rewards, obtain the beautiful Mirador official soundtrack, three starting Sentinel Bundles, your name in the credits, an exclusive Discord role AND access to a private channel for AMAs with the developers!

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Mirador for PC (Steam)
    • Closed Beta Access (soon after the campaign)
    • Mention on the Wall of Backers
    • Mirador HD Wallpaper
    • Mirador Digital OST
    • Name in the Credits
    • Exclusive Discord Role and channel privileges
    • Access to Kickstarter exclusive developer AMA's
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    Rangers (Early Bird)

    You bravely wander from portal to portal across the world of Mirador, hunting down potential threats to the Citadel and bringing back much needed resources, to maintain your HQ and repair the portal back home!

    On top of previous rewards, obtain an extra copy of Mirador with closed beta access AND a copy of Sauropod Studios’ first game, Castle Story, with the beautiful official soundtrack included!

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Mirador for PC (Steam)
    • Closed Beta Access (soon after the campaign)
    • Mention on the Wall of Backers
    • Mirador HD Wallpaper
    • Mirador Digital OST
    • Name in the Credits
    • Exclusive Discord Role and channel privileges
    • Access to Kickstarter exclusive developer AMA's
    • Starting Sentinel Bundles (Hunter / Knight / Enforcer)
    • Digital copy of Castle Story for PC (Steam)
    • Castle Story Digital OST
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    Rangers

    You bravely wander from portal to portal across the world of Mirador, hunting down potential threats to the Citadel and bringing back much needed resources, to maintain your HQ and repair the portal back home!

    On top of previous rewards, obtain an extra copy of Mirador with closed beta access AND a copy of Sauropod Studios’ first game, Castle Story, with the beautiful official soundtrack included!

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Mirador for PC (Steam)
    • Closed Beta Access (soon after the campaign)
    • Mention on the Wall of Backers
    • Mirador HD Wallpaper
    • Mirador Digital OST
    • Name in the Credits
    • Exclusive Discord Role and channel privileges
    • Access to Kickstarter exclusive developer AMA's
    • Starting Sentinel Bundles (Hunter / Knight / Enforcer)
    • Digital copy of Castle Story for PC (Steam)
    • Castle Story Digital OST
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    Cartographers

    You know the ins-and-outs of Mirador’s strange mechanisms and have a deep understanding of how to create your very own Sentinels!

    On top of previous rewards, obtain Kickstarter exclusive Sentinel cosmetics for your bosses, a copy all Inauguration Bundles (Sentinel & Adventurers) to be released AND a starting stash of Composite to get a head start on creating and sharing amazing bosses with other players!

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Mirador for PC (Steam)
    • Closed Beta Access (soon after the campaign)
    • Mention on the Wall of Backers
    • Mirador HD Wallpaper
    • Mirador Digital OST
    • Name in the Credits
    • Exclusive Discord Role and channel privileges
    • Access to Kickstarter exclusive developer AMA's
    • Starting Sentinel Bundles (Hunter / Knight / Enforcer)
    • Digital copy of Castle Story for PC (Steam)
    • Castle Story Digital OST
    • All Inauguration Bundles (Spell, Adventurer & Chroma Packs)
    • Starting stash of Composite (in-game currency)
    • Exclusive Sentinel Cosmetics Bundle
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    Captains

    You are one of Mirador’s trusted rangers that keeps a watchful eye on those who step through the mysterious portals into unknown lands…

    On top of previous rewards, immortalize your name in the Hall of Heroes for all players to see who has braved the wilds of Mirador in the past!

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Mirador for PC (Steam)
    • Closed Beta Access (soon after the campaign)
    • Mention on the Wall of Backers
    • Mirador HD Wallpaper
    • Mirador Digital OST
    • Name in the Credits
    • Exclusive Discord Role and channel privileges
    • Access to Kickstarter exclusive developer AMA's
    • Starting Sentinel Bundles (Hunter / Knight / Enforcer)
    • Digital copy of Castle Story for PC (Steam)
    • Castle Story Digital OST
    • All Inauguration Bundles (Spell, Adventurer & Chroma Packs)
    • Starting stash of Composite (in-game currency)
    • Exclusive Sentinel Cosmetics Bundle
    • Become immortalized in the Hall of Heroes
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    Hunters

    You are the trusted keeper of all physical goods in the Citadel and an integral part of making sure the cartographers have what they need to survive their expeditions!

    On top of previous rewards, you will obtain the Mirador physical care package which includes an exclusive badge, two beautiful posters and a Kickstarter exclusive Mirador T-Shirt!

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Mirador for PC (Steam)
    • Closed Beta Access (soon after the campaign)
    • Mention on the Wall of Backers
    • Mirador HD Wallpaper
    • Name in the Credits
    • Mirador Digital OST
    • Exclusive Discord Role and channel privileges
    • Access to Kickstarter exclusive developer AMA's
    • Starting Sentinel Bundles (Hunter / Knight / Enforcer)
    • Digital copy of Castle Story for PC (Steam)
    • Castle Story Digital OST
    • All Inauguration Bundles (Spell, Adventurer & Chroma Packs)
    • Starting stash of Composite (in-game currency)
    • Exclusive Sentinel Cosmetics Bundle
    • Become immortalized in the Hall of Heroes
    • Exclusive Mirador Wearable Badge
    • Exclusive High Quality 12x18 Mirador Posters
    • Exclusive Premium Unisex Mirador T-Shirt
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    Enforcers

    You've survived longer than most in Mirador and have kept records of its past, in order to help others better understand its future…

    On top of all rewards included in the previous "Captains" tier, you will be able to write an Echo of Memory, a small message from the past that will randomly appear in-game to other players somewhere in the game world!

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Mirador for PC (Steam)
    • Closed Beta Access (soon after the campaign)
    • Mention on the Wall of Backers
    • Mirador HD Wallpaper
    • Mirador Digital OST
    • Name in the Credits
    • Exclusive Discord Role and channel privileges
    • Access to Kickstarter exclusive developer AMA's
    • Starting Sentinel Bundles (Hunter / Knight / Enforcer)
    • Digital copy of Castle Story for PC (Steam)
    • Castle Story Digital OST
    • All Inauguration Bundles (Spell, Adventurer & Chroma Packs)
    • Starting stash of Composite (in-game currency)
    • Exclusive Sentinel Cosmetics Bundle
    • Become immortalized in the Hall of Heroes
    • Write an in-game Echo of Memory (within lore)
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    Knights

    You are a technological marvel that holds a fragment of the Founders and Mirador’s mysterious past…

    On top of all rewards included in the previous "Enforcers" tier, you will be able to collaborate with the team to design a special Sentinel decal to be discovered and created by all other players in the game!

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Mirador for PC (Steam)
    • Closed Beta Access (soon after the campaign)
    • Mention on the Wall of Backers
    • Mirador HD Wallpaper
    • Mirador Digital OST
    • Name in the Credits
    • Exclusive Discord Role and channel privileges
    • Access to Kickstarter exclusive developer AMA's
    • Starting Sentinel Bundles (Hunter / Knight / Enforcer)
    • Digital copy of Castle Story for PC (Steam)
    • Castle Story Digital OST
    • All Inauguration Bundles (Spell, Adventurer & Chroma Packs)
    • Starting stash of Composite (in-game currency)
    • Exclusive Sentinel Cosmetics Bundle
    • Become immortalized in the Hall of Heroes
    • Write an in-game Echo of Memory (within lore)
    • Design a Unique Sentinel Decal with the team
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    Founders

    You are one of Mirador’s original Founders. God-like amounts of knowledge and power course through your consciousness…

    On top of every other reward included in other packs, you will be able to immortalize a beloved pet or an animal-version of your likeness as an in-game statue that all will behold in The Citadel itself!

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Mirador for PC (Steam)
    • Closed Beta Access (soon after the campaign)
    • Mention on the Wall of Backers
    • Mirador HD Wallpaper
    • Name in the Credits
    • Mirador Digital OST
    • Exclusive Discord Role and channel privileges
    • Access to Kickstarter exclusive developer AMA's
    • Starting Sentinel Bundles (Hunter / Knight / Enforcer)
    • Digital copy of Castle Story for PC (Steam)
    • Castle Story Digital OST
    • All Inauguration Bundles (Spell, Adventurer & Chroma Packs)
    • Exclusive Sentinel Cosmetics Bundle
    • Starting stash of Composite (in-game currency)
    • Exclusive Mirador Wearable Badge
    • Exclusive High Quality 12x18 Mirador Posters
    • Exclusive Premium Unisex Mirador T-Shirt
    • Become immortalized in the Hall of Heroes
    • Write an in-game Echo of Memory (within lore)
    • Design a Unique Sentinel Decal with the team
    • In-game Statue (of a beloved pet, or your animal likeness)
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