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Embrace insanity and battle your friends in the mysterious world of Cthulhu!
A Couch/Online party brawler fast paced video game.
Embrace insanity and battle your friends in the mysterious world of Cthulhu! A Couch/Online party brawler fast paced video game.
354 backers pledged CA$ 22,562 to help bring this project to life.
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Only you can make this happen!

 Add-On: There are now lots of cool Add-Ons you can choose from, here is a list of the unholy gifts you can take to enhance your experience! Adding a physical Add-Ons to your order is simple:

  • Select your desired pledge tier from the right of the campaign page.
  • At checkout, simply add the value of your desired Add-on(s) and the shipping fee that corresponds to your location. If you take more than one Add-On, only add the highest shipping fee to your pledge.
  • At the end of the campaign, you will receive a Backer Form to confirm your Add-On, address and T-Shirt size(s).
Cthulhu has awaken!

  Description of the game & super fun gameplay from a true fan - Mad-Eye Yokai!

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SYF at PAX-East 2019

Sacrifice Your Friends is a chaotic party brawler with a funny and cartoon art style, set in the universe of legendary author H. P. Lovecraft. Host mad brawls locally or online with up to 4 players across dynamic arenas, or test your skills in single-player / co-op challenges!

Embrace insanity with your friends and loved ones, and embark on this crazy journey into the world of Cthulhu. With intuitive gameplay and approachable controls, Sacrifice Your Friends is a game for everyone!

Battle your friends at home, at work or over the endless nether realms of the internet: Sacrifice Your Friends features full support for online and local multiplayer! Quickmatch and public lobbies makes lack of friendships a non-issue: play with anyone, anywhere, anytime!

Create your party with a combination of Online and Couch play

Of course, different players can have different platforms and still be friends! Sacrifice Your Friends’ online multiplayer will be playable cross-platforms and offers support for mixing-in local couch-play. 

Sacrifice your Friends support:

  • Couch play
  • Online play
  • Couch + Online play 
  • Cross-platform play  
Grab a ticket and embark on a trip to Lovecraft's universe
Choose your character

We created Sacrifice Your Friends with a desire to bring an inclusive game experience that could be played and enjoyed by everyone. The simple controls and limited online interaction make the game suitable for all age groups.

Discover advanced techniques and strategies

While we made the game easy to pick up, we certainly did not forget about experienced players either. Veteran players will find countless little ways in which they can hone their skills and improve their plays. Official tournaments will awards exclusive rewards to those who can fight their way to the top!

The dangerous Tomb of Abdul Alhazred, author of the Necronomicon

With its lighthearted take on Lovecraft’s work, Sacrifice Your Friends is a nice way to introduce newcomers to this dense and mysterious universe. Enthusiasts of the Cthulhu mythos, on the other hand, will also have a good laugh at the numerous references to H. P. Lovecraft stories.

MULTIPLAYER CHAOS!!!

Sacrifice your friends, sacrifice your kin, sacrifice your coworkers… SYF is the video game that will spice up your party, whatever the occasion! 

Play with everybody!

Discover the world of Cthulhu through the delightful art style of Sacrifice Your Friends. We strive to make our world lighthearted yet faithful to the spirit of Lovecraft’s work. Dirty fighting and terrors from outer space have rarely been so nice! Newcomers of all ages will find an easy time getting into the spirit of the theme, while long-time fans will find countless little things in which we nod to the Mythos.

On release, Sacrifice Your Friends will features over 20 arenas spread across 4 different environments from the Cthulhu mythos: Innsmouth, Rural New-England, the Nameless City and the Mountains of Madness. 

Moving, changing, filled with traps, etc...

We designed each arena with unique features and deadly hazards. A keen awareness of your surroundings is key to success in SYF. You never know when solid ground may get flooded by dark sludge, mauled by a giant tentacle, or trampled by hordes of albino penguins.

... each arena has its own dangers!

Taking hits in SYF is not the end of the world. In fact, as long as you can stay in the arena, it may actually help you. Each blow you receive increase your stress meter, and, once it’s full, all hell breaks loose! The sheer power of your madness will transform you into a monstrous avatar of your Cult, a being of devastating power and singular abilities. However, the metamorphosis is not permanent. Your stress will subside over time  and you will be forced back into your original form.

Embrace madness and become your Cult's Old One

The game has several Cult to choose from, each focusing on a Great Old One of the Lovecraft Mythos. Which will you choose? The Avatar of Cthulhu is mobile and powerful; the Avatar of Nyarlathotep is technical and deadly; the Avatar of Dagon is obnoxious and reek of rotten fish; and there's more to be found in-game!

Which Old One will you pledge yourself to?

Sacrifice Your Friends does not end with victory in the arena and endless glory is not your only reward. Each sacrifice accomplished, each victory achieved, each challenge completed, will expand your Cult with new cosmetic characters, skins and head accessories.

Dress up for sacrifice

But progression isn’t just for show: your sacrifices will please whatever Great Old One you serve. They are sure to bless their dedicated cultist with new and improved abilities, which you will use to wreak havoc in the arena.

Variety is the spice of life, and Sacrifice Your Friends features several game modes for all to enjoy. We offer classic "players versus players" Deathmatches and King of the Hill with plenty of fun occasions to be terrible friends. Players will also be able to hone their skills and explore the story of SYF with our single-player / co-op campaign.

Say hello to my little friend

All game modes can be played online or local. Invite your friends for a game, enter a public lobby or join up an online quickmatch and get straight into the action! Mix couch-play and online, play online cross-platform. We have it all!

Follow us to know about the official tournaments that will be held regularly. Test your skills and win exclusive Skins!

Deatchmatch, Capture the zone, Elimination and more!
Only you can make this happen!

As we get closer to the finish line, we decided to bring Sacrifice Your Friends to Kickstarter. The goal is to reach the community and work with it to create the best experience of SYF as possible!

Ultimately, the success of our game depends on you. Without you and all our other community members, Sacrifice Your Friends is nothing. As a party brawler, all the fun comes from playing with other people; the community experience and feedback are crucial for this project. We want you to see a part of yourself in this game.

With your support, we will be able to make the best  experience possible!

Astrolabe Interactive is a Montreal-based game studio founded in 2018. Its the mad project of Alexis Harvey and Manuel Bergeron, two game designers graduate of University of Montreal. Over one year, the studio expanded with over fifteen talented team members, quickly causing the studio to overflow from Manuel’s living room into more permanent quarters. Sacrifice Your Friends, the studio’s debut title, is much like Astrolabe Interactive itself: friendly, inclusive… and a tad bit insane!

Hardly working...
You wouldn't press the button... would you?

We cannot thank you enough for being with us; your support means the world to us! And to the Great Old Ones ^(;,;)^. 

If you’re excited about the game, you can help us by spread the word about our campaign. With your help, we can bring Sacrifice Your Friends to a whole new level.

Risks and challenges

Kickstarter projects often come with a certain level of risk for the backer and we are aware of that. However, we want to reassure you that Sacrifice Your Friends will ship, no matter what happens during this campaign.

We are already more than halfway through the production and we are focusing right now to give you the best experience of Sacrifice Your Friends we can. Our team is more motivated than ever and for all these reasons, we consider SYF a low-risk project.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About US$ 16

    Cultist’s Pact - SYF Access

    (Approx. $15 USD)

    Enter the madness of Sacrifice Your Friends with the Cultist’s Pact! This reward tier includes full access to the game on the platform of your choice, as well as access to the Closed Beta on Steam.

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of SYF for PC, PS4, XB1, or Nintendo Switch
    • Closed beta access on Steam, starting Oct 31st
    • Access to our Discord backers channel
    • Your name in the credits as "Cultist"
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    Pledge CA$ 40 or more About US$ 31

    R'lyeh Dreamer’s Pact - Digital+

    (Approx. $30 USD)

    Cthulhu fhtagn! Receive backer-exclusive rewards with the R’lyeh Dreamer’s Pact, including immediate access on release to the Baby Cthulhu playable character with the exclusive “Stitch-thulhu” skin.

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of SYF for PC, PS4, XB1, or Nintendo Switch
    • Closed beta access on Steam, starting Oct 31st
    • Access to our Discord backers channel
    • Discord "Dreamer" rank
    • Exclusive HD wallpaper
    • Digital art book
    • Exclusive Baby Cthulhu "Stitch-thulhu" skin
    • Your name in the credits as "Dreamer"
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    28 backers
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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About US$ 46

    Coven’s Pact - Four Pack

    (Approx. $45 USD)

    Get the gang and form up the Coven: it’s party time with the Coven’s Pact! Receive 4 digital copies of the game on any available platforms + 4 access to the Closed Beta on Steam, all at an exclusive discounted price. Limited quantity.

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of SYF for PC, PS4, XB1, or Nintendo Switch
    • Closed beta access on Steam, starting Oct 31st
    • Access to our Discord backers channel
    • Your name in the credits as "Cultist"
    • 1x Your name in the credits as "Coven Founder"
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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About US$ 46

    Miskatonic Scholar’s Pact - Digital VIP

    (Approx. $45 USD)

    Inscribe your name in history with the Miskatonic Scholar’s Pact! This tier for true believers of Lovecraftian lore will have you immortalized on the “Wall of Sacrifices” of the game's main menu, and contains even more goodness such as the exclusive “Stygian” skin for the Mad Author playable character.

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of SYF for PC, PS4, XB1, or Nintendo Switch
    • Closed beta access on Steam, starting Oct 31st
    • Access to our Discord backers channel
    • Discord "Scholar" rank
    • Exclusive HD wallpaper
    • Digital art book
    • Digital soundtrack
    • Exclusive Baby Cthulhu "Stitch-thulhu" skin
    • Exclusive Mad Author "Stygian" skin
    • Your name on the "Wall of Sacrifices"
    • Your name in the credits as "Scholar"
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    17 backers
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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About US$ 76

    Necronomicon’s Pact - Physical Copy

    (Approx. $76 USD)

    The legendary Necronomicon’s Pact summons a mysterious artifact of great power to your own abode: a Limited Edition physical copy of Sacrifice Your Friends! Limited quantity.

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition physical copy of SYF for PC, PS4, XB1, or Switch
    • Digital copy of SYF for PC, PS4, XB1, or Nintendo Switch
    • Closed beta access on Steam, starting Oct 31st
    • Access to our Discord backers channel
    • Discord "Lorekeeper" rank
    • Exclusive HD wallpaper
    • Digital art book
    • Digital soundtrack
    • Exclusive Baby Cthulhu "Stitch-thulhu" skin
    • Exclusive Mad Author "Stygian" skin
    • Exclusive “Deep Slumber” skin for your Avatar of Cthulhu
    • Your name on the "Wall of Sacrifices"
    • Your name in the credits as "Lorekeeper"
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 40 backers
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    Pledge CA$ 175 or more About US$ 133

    Eldritch Collector’s Pact - Collector

    (Approx. $115 USD)

    The avid hoarder of rare merchandise will be delighted by the Eldritch Collector’s Pact! This reward tier will cause a mysterious box full of SYF’s curios to appear at your dwelling. This strange recipient contains a Limited Edition physical copy of SYF, a signed limited print poster, a limited edition t-shirt and more! Limited quantity.

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition physical copy of SYF for PC, PS4, XB1, or Switch
    • Digital copy of SYF for PC, PS4, XB1, or Nintendo Switch
    • Closed beta access on Steam, starting Oct 31st
    • Access to our Discord backers channel
    • Discord "Eldritch" rank
    • Exclusive HD wallpaper
    • Digital art book
    • Digital soundtrack
    • Exclusive Baby Cthulhu "Stitch-thulhu" skin
    • Exclusive Mad Author "Stygian" skin
    • Exclusive “Deep Slumber” skin for your Avatar of Cthulhu
    • Your name on the "Wall of Sacrifices"
    • Limited SYF 4x6" postcard pack
    • Limited SYF sticker sheet
    • Limited SYF button pin
    • Limited SYF 12x18" signed print
    • Limited SYF t-shirt
    • Your name in the credits as "Eldritch"
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 4 backers
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    Pledge CA$ 350 or more About US$ 266

    Ancestor’s Pact - Custom Portrait

    (Approx. $264 USD)

    Welcome to our venerable house with the Ancestor’s Pact! By joining this reward tier, you will receive a custom made portrait of yourself in the lovely art style of Sacrifice Your Friends. You will receive not only a high resolution digital version of your portrait, but also an exclusive 12x18” print signed by our resident artist, to be added to your collector box.

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition physical copy of SYF for PC, PS4, XB1, or Switch
    • Digital copy of SYF for PC, PS4, XB1, or Nintendo Switch
    • Closed beta access on Steam, starting Oct 31st
    • Access to our Discord backers channel
    • Discord "Ancestor" rank
    • Exclusive HD wallpaper
    • Digital art book
    • Digital soundtrack
    • Exclusive Baby Cthulhu "Stitch-thulhu" skin
    • Exclusive Mad Author "Stygian" skin
    • Exclusive “Deep Slumber” skin for your Avatar of Cthulhu
    • Your name on the "Wall of Sacrifices"
    • Limited SYF 4x6" postcard pack
    • Limited SYF sticker sheet
    • Limited SYF button pin
    • Limited SYF 12x18" signed print
    • Limited SYF t-shirt
    • Custom portrait of yourself + exclusive signed 12x18" print
    • Your name in the credits as "Ancestor"
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
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    Pledge CA$ 600 or more About US$ 455

    Elder Ones’ Pact - Community Design

    (Approx. $456 USD)

    Leave your eternal mark on the game with the Elder Ones' Pact! This reward tier contains not only the Eldritch Collector’s physical box, but also gives you the opportunity to design your own head accessory to be unlocked in the game! Furthermore, your custom portrait will be added in a new arena based around the “Picture In the House” short story by H. P. Lovecraft. Limited quantity.

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition physical copy of SYF for PC, PS4, XB1, or Switch
    • Digital copy of SYF for PC, PS4, XB1, or Nintendo Switch
    • Closed beta access on Steam, starting Oct 31st
    • Access to our Discord backers channel
    • Discord "Elder One" rank
    • Exclusive HD wallpaper
    • Digital art book
    • Digital soundtrack
    • Exclusive Baby Cthulhu "Stitch-thulhu" skin
    • Exclusive Mad Author "Stygian" skin
    • Exclusive “Deep Slumber” skin for your Avatar of Cthulhu
    • Your name on the "Wall of Sacrifices"
    • Limited SYF 4x6" postcard pack
    • Limited SYF sticker sheet
    • Limited SYF button pin
    • Limited SYF 12x18" signed print
    • Limited SYF t-shirt
    • Design your own head accessory
    • Custom portrait of yourself + exclusive signed 12x18" print
    • Your portrait in the "Picture in the House" arena
    • Your name in the credits as "Elder One"
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    Limited 2 backers
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    Pledge CA$ 15 or more About US$ 12

    First Born’s Pact - Early Bird

    ONLY AVAILABLE FOR 24 HOURS
    (Approx. $11 USD)

    Claim the rank of First Born with this 24 hours only reward tier for our most dedicated fans. The First Born Pact includes, at a discounted price, all the features of the base Cultist Pact + the exclusive title of “First Born”.

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of SYF for PC, PS4, XB1, or Nintendo Switch
    • Closed beta access on Steam, starting Oct 31st
    • Access to our Discord backers channel
    • Your name in the credits as "First Born"
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    Pledge CA$ 1,200 or more About US$ 909

    Outer Gods’ Pact - Community Creation

    (Approx. $912 USD)

    For the most ardent fans of sacrifices, Astrolabe Interactive presents the Outer Gods’ Pact! This glorious reward tier includes not only all the exclusive digital and physical goodies of Sacrifice Your Friends, but also the ability to design your own character, which will be unlockable for all players. Limited quantities.

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition physical copy of SYF for PC, PS4, XB1, or Switch
    • Digital copy of SYF for PC, PS4, XB1, or Nintendo Switch
    • Closed beta access on Steam, starting Oct 31st
    • Access to our Discord backers channel
    • Discord "Outer God" rank
    • Exclusive HD wallpaper
    • Digital art book
    • Digital soundtrack
    • Exclusive Baby Cthulhu "Stitch-thulhu" skin
    • Exclusive Mad Author "Stygian" skin
    • Exclusive “Deep Slumber” skin for your Avatar of Cthulhu
    • Your name on the "Wall of Sacrifices"
    • Limited SYF 4x6" postcard pack
    • Limited SYF sticker sheet
    • Limited SYF button pin
    • Limited SYF 12x18" signed print
    • Limited SYF t-shirt
    • Design your own character
    • Design your own head accessory
    • Custom portrait of yourself + exclusive signed 12x18" print
    • Your portrait in the "Picture in the House" arena
    • Your name in the credits as "Outer God"
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