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An epic supernatural horror adventure set in a massive, decaying mental institute. Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft, Hammer Films and the atmospheric horror of yesteryear. Coming as soon as we can. We swear.
An epic supernatural horror adventure set in a massive, decaying mental institute. Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft, Hammer Films and the atmospheric horror of yesteryear. Coming as soon as we can. We swear.
3,169 backers pledged $119,426 to help bring this project to life.

The mandatory (final?) Mega Update loaded with tons of goodies!

Posted by Agustín Cordes (Creator)
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The time has come — only a few hours left. It’s been a hectic month, and I can’t remember what was that thing humans use to call “sleep”, but I’m already missing it. A wild ride indeed, with well over 3000 backers, 112% funded (thus making the iPad port a reality!), and the craziest comments section of any Kickstarter surpassing 7500 posts. Wow! I’m truly speechless. While there’s the chance that we might reach another stretch goal, it doesn’t matter. This is already a huge success for us.

But let’s cut to the chase because this is going to be a long update:

Top Rewards

First, quick overview of the remaining rewards:

Our Doctors will be featured in the hallowed halls of Hanwell. Now that was a lovely phrase, wasn't it? Hallowed Halls of Hanwell in Halloween. Haha! Ah... I so badly need a break...

On the other hand, Renowned Doctors will be professionally painted by our talented artist and hung up in the gallery. Forever.

The Record Book of the Insane sits in the archives room and must be read by players to fully understand the story. Inmates will be prominently featured on it.

Special Inmates are also featured in the archives room with an individual profile and custom biography.

Notorious Inmates have their profiles scattered in the asylum and very visibly, including a photograph.

Are you an Inmate? Are you Dead? Then you belong in Hanwell’s morgue! Your profile and name will be featured here.

And you can have your own cell if you’re a High Risk Inmate and even be featured in it if you’re a High Risk Producer!

All backers will have a say in their biography and can work closely with us until they’re satisfied. Also, remember that you can review other rewards in our previous update.

Music, Maestro!

Another highly requested reveal: samples of the music in Asylum. I prepared this short medley of the work Daniel and his minions have done for the game so far. It’s an early approach, though — the majority of the tunes are moody, ambient pieces so that they're appropriate for most parts of Hanwell. However, Daniel is already devising new tracks with more distinct melodies that will blend perfectly with critical and very emotional sequences in the game. That said, this short sample should be enough to give you goosebumps:

Link: Asylum Music Sample

Yeah. I’ve listened to that a thousand times already and it always gives me goosebumps. 

Inside The Box

Finally, I promised I would reveal our plans for the contents of the box. We want to include “feelies”, or physical extras. After some calculations, I decided we can include three blueprints of the game. These will aid you when navigating Hanwell, but they’re not mandatory as they’re also included in-game. But, our plan is to include beautiful printed copies that will look pretty much like this:

We have shown all three in todays live stream. The basement is smaller and a blueprint would be spoiler-y, so that one won’t be included.

Then, we’re going to add a Visitor card to the box. Similar to the ones featured on the project page:

And we have plans for yet another feelie, but we need more time to confirm it. Still, this should be enough to whet your appetite for the box!

Oh: by popular demand we’ll be adding a physical copy of A Tour of Hanwell documentary. This will be the main movie, though we foresee much more additional material that will be available digitally. Really, we’re nuts, but we’re committed to give you all of this from the $75 pledge onwards.

Live Stream

It had a very chaotic beginning and we experienced a few technical problems, but in the end it was a fun and very informative chat. We answered a lot of your questions. Here’s the fully recorded (over two hour long!) event:


And now, I need a break. And a Negroni. I’ll probably post a wrap-up before all of this is over! Thank you so much for being so very awesome people.

- Agustín

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    1. Robert Lunghamer on

      Last minutes pledge increase!

    2. Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-BG5.22

      Hmm, the code jam over at Revolution had some serious glitches yesterday too, I wonder if they were related to the one over here. :-P As I suspected, I forgot all about this one, so will have to rely on the replay.
      Oooh, a feelie card in my box, thanks!
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    3. Dablue

      Nahhh it was a nice streaming. Too bad the iPad app for YouTube makes it damn near impossible to post questions. And Riggo...... Wow lol

    4. Agustín Cordes 2-time creator on

      Say is super awesome. We're all in love with her, which is a huge problem.

    5. The Lurker formally known as Mrs. S.D.

      @Seba: I'll sign that petition!

    6. Seba on

      I'm officially starting a campaign for Say to host each and every one of these adventure game livestream/hangout/thingamajigs from now on. Who's with me?

    7. The Lurker formally known as Mrs. S.D.

      What a fantastic update! I'm so excited to see all the folks in-game! And the!
      Time to go throw more money at the screen.

    8. Serena Nelson - Hero of the AGRM

      All I gotta say is that picture of Riggo was AWESOME!

    9. Agustín Cordes 2-time creator on

      The live stream sucked, you guys are too nice :P

    10. Korg on

      I'm reading this update with the asylum music on the background, was this supposed to be an scary update, no.. I think it's the music!
      Can't wait to get my box of asylum :D
      By the way nice live stream :)

    11. Stew OotG Knight/Captain Bloodcoffee on

      Awesome stuff, 16 hours left so I bet we can hit the Android Stretch goal atleast!!! :D