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About this project

Play the original on IndieDB, Kongregate or GameJolt.

But darn it! One house isn't enough, even if some unforeseen force keeps moving everything around! You’re an ambitious thief with skills to prove and things you want to organize!

Help make that happen by getting our funds Very Organized so we can create a new and improved version with more stuff to “borrow”, more levels to explore and more characters to be subdued by!

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All tiers which receive a copy of the pre-alpha version will be getting access to updates and the final complete version of the game.

The Very Organized Thief is a casual first person stealth game which lets you play as a thief with a very peculiar way of looting.

Quickly search for items found on your checklist of things to "borrow" and escape. But beware! These items could be anywhere and residents are likely not going to be pleased with you taking their stuff!

Unlike many stealth games which revolve around action and combat, The Very Organized Thief is focused on the search for items. The thrill of searching for what you need to find and using the skills you have to overcome any obstacles you may face, and hopefully get out of there before you’re caught.

Want to know more? Check out our developers diaries!

"Invading someone’s home to steal all of their most precious possessions should be empowering but in The Organized Thief, a free first-person robbery sim, it’s utterly terrifying." ~ Adam Smith, Rock Paper Shotgun 

"There's a surprising amount of stuff to ransack..." ~ Tim W., Indie Games 

"This is one of those games that you’re better off playing right now without having it spoiled for you, because it’s so good. My goodness, brilliant stuff." ~ Chris Priestman, Indie Statik

"One of The Very Organised Thief's most appealing elements is its premise, which finds horror in the mundane." ~ Jeffrey Matulef, EuroGamer.net

Our hope is to gather enough funds so we can turn the original version into a more fleshed out experience for everyone to enjoy.

The funding will go towards:

  • Improving the art style (Retro 3D)
  • Improving the Gameplay and AI
  • Adding more levels
  • Adding more items to "borrow"
  • Adding fun Challenges to put your skills to the test.
  • Hardware upgrades.
  • Additional software licensing
  • Developer Expenses - (Food, Energy Drinks)

We are hoping to release The Very Organized Thief as a Pre-Alpha version a few months (6 months) after the Kickstarter is finished. Hopefully across all platforms. 

This release will include at least 2 completed levels with improved art and gameplay.

Here are some of the levels we currently have in development:   

  • The Original House 
  • The Office 
  • The Lord / Lady's Mansion 
  • More are planned...

We’ll then be releasing these and new levels along with additional changes over time.

Our goal is to release earlier to allow people to become apart of the development and contribute through feedback and play. We'll be setting up a community forum to help us manage bugs and glitches, as well as give people the opportunity to give us feedback directly on our website.

Depending on how funding goes, we may run an additional Kickstarter to support the development and release of multiplayer (if stretch goal is not met), or deployment to other platforms such as handheld or console.

We're currently aiming for Steam Early-Access through Greenlight and Desura's alpha-funding program. As well as itch.io.

 The final release price for PC / Mac / Linux will be $15 US across all platforms.

  • LOOTdex - Loot Organizing Object Tracking Index. THE LOOTDEX! Keep track of all the items you've ever "borrowed" in a handy dandy in-game PDA. It will help you keep informed and track the value of items you've nicked from levels. Got to find them 'em all!
  • Advanced Stealth - "What do you mean you saw my torch light!? My shadow, what shadow? AHH! Stop pummelling me!"
  • Gameplay Modes - Stealth Master? Or just having a bit of fun?Have your pick from Casual, Everyday, or Master Thief modes depending on how you'd like to play.
  • Improved Randomized Loot - Never know where anything is ever again!
  • Seasonal Events - Celebrate the fun times of the Year by running around decorated levels and looting items you'd expect to find during those events. And who know's Kangeroo's, Rabbits, and Santa might appear to enforce there Seasonal Spirit upon you!
  • Language Support - Never be confused by what a Kettle is ever again! In any language, well... at least in the most commonly supported ones.

You can reach Redefinition Games through Twitter or email.

If you’d to know more about The Very Organized Thief, check out our official website. Or follow The Very Organized Thief’s Twitter and/or Facebook.

If you’re of a journalistic type, you can view our Press-Kit at Redefinition Games.

If you'd like to see more, visit the official website.


Completely randomized object placement.
Completely randomized object placement.
NOTE: All images above are pre-alpha images, and is likely to be different from the final released version.
$11,000 - Oculus Rift Support
Sneak like you should never have been sneaking before, but will be able to now, by letting us add Oculus Rift support to The Very Organized Thief.

$16,000 - Another House
A new house, with a completely different layout. Making a total of 4 levels!

$25,000 - Spooky Horror House
Not scared enough by mundane thieving. Then let us add a house where we'll scare the crap out of you.

$35,000 - In-depth LOOTdex
We'll add even more fun information tracking to the LOOTDex, such as item location tracking for specific levels.

$50,000 - Random House
We'll add a random house level! Not just a random level, but a house that has randomly generated rooms making it completely different everytime you enter.

$80,000 - Multiplayer
Enough to make us say, MULTIPLAYER! With a variety of unique game modes.

NOTE: All the rewards tiers are in Australian Dollars and are discounted!

Supporter - $5

Thank you for your support. We hope you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.

Copy of the Game (Super Early Birds) - $8

Pledgers will receive key codes to the pre-alpha version of the The Very Organized Thief for itch.io, Desura, and Steam.

Copy of the Game (Early Birds) - $10

Pledgers will receive key codes to the pre-alpha version of the The Very Organized Thief for itch.io, Desura, and Steam.

Copy of the Game - $14

Pledgers will receive key codes to the pre-alpha version of the The Very Organized Thief for itch.io, Desura, and Steam.

In-Game Credits - $20

Pledgers at this tier we'll be credited in-game as a "Kickstarter Backer"

Includes a copy of the game.

T-Shirt - $60

Get an awesome The Very Organized Thief T-Shirt!

NOTE: T-Shirt colors and design may be different from displayed image.

Includes a copy of the game and in-game credits as "Stylish Kickstarter Backer".

Loot Designer - $100

Have something of your very own turned into something that can be found and borrowed!

RULES: Items will be constrained to a reasonable size. For example, a TV or stuffed toy. Things like boats, cars, or really big things will be turned into smaller novelty sized statues.

The item you want turned into a lootable item, won't be exact. Some liberties will need to be made to ensure that it can be used in game without breaching other IP and making it fit within the game's aesthetic.

Includes a copy of the game and a T-Shirt. You will also be credited as a “Kickstarter Loot Designer”

Guard Duty - $250

Become a unique guard in game. Provide us a photo or send us your description and we'll make a guard that kind of looks like you, wearing a guard uniform, equipment and a name tag.

What we’ll require of you is as follows.

  • Your name or alias
  • Gender
  • Hair color and length
  • Eye color
  • Skin tone
  • Facial Features (i.e moustaches, glasses, moles, scars)
  • Or send us a picture.

Name plates will be displayed as first name, and the first letter of your last name. For example "Frank F." You can also give an alias name, such as your username, or even your YouTube channel name. It just has to be a name of your choosing. Maximum of 16 letters.

As a guard you may be located in a number of unique job locations, such as patrolling a museum, ordering people where to go or sleeping in the security room. A perfect job opportunity for those that don't really feel like doing much on late nights.

RULES: When picking a name or alias, the name or alias isn't a brand or an identity you don't have the rights to. It also has to be non-offensive.

Includes a copy of the game and a T-Shirt. You will also be credited as a “Kickstarter Security”

Lord/Lady of the Manor - $500

Have your likeness rule over an entire level, with the added opportunity to name the estate and have a statue of your likeness located somewhere in the level.

  • Name the estate
  • Your name or alias
  • Your pick of being a Lord or Lady
  • Hair Color and length
  • Eye Color
  • Skin tone
  • Your favourite color (for decor)
  • Your favourite animal (for a crest)

As a Lord or Lady you’ll be strutting about your manor, sitting in fine furniture swirling brandy or sipping the finest of wines, smoking a pipe on your porch if you are that way inclined, and fleeing at the sight of anything untoward. Unless you've had too much brandy.

You’ll also have security guards to help you in case someone tries to break in. Considering that you are in The Very Organized Thief, the chance of that happening is pretty low… so don’t worry about that...

RULES: The estate name will need be unique and non-offensive. When picking a name or alias, the name or alias isn't a brand or an identity you don't have the rights to. It also has to be non-offensive.

Includes a copy of the game and a T-Shirt. You will also be credited as a “Kickstarter Lord / Lady of the Manor”

Awesome Let's Plays of Youtubers playing the original version.

 See even more!

Redefinition Games is a small Indie Game Development company, powered by a super tiny team in Melbourne, Australia.

For the majority of the time it is managed by one person, Alex, who is the programmer, artist and designer. Along with Elise who is a part-time game artist, writer and designer. They have both studied for an Advanced Diploma of Games Development.

Alex has also worked within the Commercial Games industry for over a year shipping two titles before founding Redefinition Games. He is also studying for a Bachelor in Information Technology part-time.

Elise is a part-time YouTuber, creating and editing speed art videos on her channel. She also spends a lot of time writing for both Redefinition Games and her own fictional stories. She is also currently studying for a Bachelor in Communications part-time.

The Very Organized Thief is our first major project that we hope to kickstart our studio, Redefinition Games, with. Working on it has helped us grow as a company and has helped us understand a lot more about the Games Industry. It has been exciting (and terrifying!) as we take our next big step.

We’d also like to say thank you to everyone who has played our game and supported us through development. WE COULDN’T HAVE GOTTEN HERE WITHOUT YOU!

Risks and challenges

This is our first time running a kickstarter and also our first big title. So there are a lot a risks and challenges that we face, such as running out of funds to develop the game, not reaching the quality that we’re hoping to reach for and even good and/or bad events effecting scheduling.

We’ve done our best to research the problems that other developers have had during and after their own Kickstarters. We’ve watched how their games have developed with the help of Kickstarter as well as the communities response to what they do and how they did it.

And as much as we've prepared ourselves to be able create our game and run a successful Kickstarter, we can't predict the future. Things are still going to go wrong.

This is why we’ve kept the initial development scope small and the rewards tiers limted to help us manage the time that the funding will give us to focus on developing The Very Organized Thief full-time for it's initial pre-alpha release.

We’ll be sure to keep everyone up to date as facts come that are relevant and important to the backers of The Very Organized Thief and the game itself.

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