June 2019 Community Journal
Hail Kickstarter backers!
This month we have a new interview with Art Director Heat, acknowledge Discord server boosters, and introduce a new column. We also recap shinies shared in June,... Read more
May 2019 Community Journal
In this month's Community Journal, learn more about our new technical designer JazzHands, and my team interviewed yours truly in this month's 'Meet a mod' column. Find... Read more
April 2019 Community Journal
It was an exciting month of occurrences that led up to the launch of Domain and Settlement Selection. Read all about our plethora of surname declines and all that happened... Read more
Domain & Settlement Selection Update
Hail Kickstarter backers! There is a new Domain & Settlement Selection Update available. Caspian talks about the road to launching D&SS and explains some necessary changes to the first week... Read more
Design Journal: Farming in Elyria
For today's shiny, Snipehunter thought maybe we should try something different. How about we plough new ground and sow the seeds of some new conversation with a full-fledged design journal... Read more
Domain & Settlement Selection begins April 29th!
Dear Kickstarter backers,
You've waited and you've speculated. Now, here's what you need to know about our upcoming world event, Domain & Settlement Selection!
For further information associated with... Read more
March 2019 Community Journal
Dear Kickstarter backers,
We are pleased to share our March Community Journal! See our favorite surname declines and our favorite memes, catch a new interview with Caspian. and follow... Read more
Title Stack Transfers, Trade-Ins, and Package Claiming are here!
Greetings Kickstarter backers,
Many have waited patiently, and now one of the most-anticipated site features is now live! Whether you plan to accept a new role, or relieve yourself of... Read more
State of Elyria: The Calm Before the Storm
Greetings Kickstarter backers!
This year, we are the storm! And the storm is about to break... Read all about it in Caspian's latest State of Elyria, out now!... Read more
February 2019 Community Journal
The February Community Journal is here!
Read about SMEs who were recently approved as well as results from the Ambassador vote!
Plus, read a brand new column by Souzou,... Read more
January 2019 Community Journal
Greetings and Salutations everyone!
As we greet this new year with excitement and enthusiasm, we've summarized what happened in January. See all that occurred and explore new details in this... Read more
December 2018 Community Journal
As 2018 bids us farewell, let's take a look back at all that happened in December in our final Community Journal of the year.
Happy New Year everyone!
Community Journal: November 2018
November heralded the conclusion of Map Voting and introduced Server Selection. We hosted a very exciting store promotion and a lot more. Read our summary of November in this... Read more
The votes are in! Map Voting is Over and the Winners are...
We've counted all the votes, scrutinized all the ballots and we can now officially announce your starting continent for each server!
Server Selection starts November 19th!
Now that Map Voting is complete, a new stage of preparation is at hand. Set your primary server and the destination of your character rewards, starting Monday!
Read the announcement... Read more
Map Voting Round 2 is here!
Map Voting Round 2 has begun! Visit the Map Voting page and make your final choice(s) that will determine the starting content of your server forever!
Map Voting Round 1 Concludes, On to Round 2!
Attention Kickstarter backers!
Map Voting Round 1 is complete! We are full steam ahead looking towards Monday and the start of Map Voting, Round 2 at noon pacific time! Read... Read more
Community Journal: October
October brought production updates, new lore alongside the Queen's Gaze promotion, the Queen's Carnival costume contest, and last but certainly not least, Map Voting!! Read our October wrap-up in this... Read more
Map Voting Has Begun!
The details are known and the time is finally upon us! Join in and help shape Elyria!
The Map Voting page is live, read more in this announcement and start... Read more
Announcement for Map Voting!
For the first time in gaming history, as far as we are aware, pledged members of the Chronicles of Elyria community will be able to vote on the world they... Read more
Adventure Intro: Some Assembly Required
As one adventure ends, another one begins. So too have our intrepid heroes here at Soulbound Studios headed out on their next set of quests. The next couple of months... Read more
Adventure Completion: From Pre to Alpha
As the leaves transition from their summer greens to autumn hues of red and yellow, so too are the intrepid adventurers here at Soulbound Studios transitioning from their previous adventure... Read more
Community Journal: September
September was another busy month for us, including the culmination of our 2nd world event, the Searing Plague! See interesting surname requests, our favorite memes, and learn all about everything... Read more
The Festival of Passage
Our September lore story celebrates the Faedin's Festival of Passage that occurs once in their lifetime. Learn more in this blog post!
Event Conclusion: The Searing Plague
The Searing Plague event has come to an end. Learn about the outcome, hear from group leaders, and see some statistics. Read all about it in our conclusion blog here.
Official Calendar of Promotions & Events
With the excitement around the Searing Plague event coming to a close, and any-and-all attempts by the community to prepare for such future occasions, we decided to provide some insight... Read more
Community Journal: A Searing August!
The Searing Plague event was a major focus for the community in August. Read more in this month's Community Journal and find out about all that happened!
Production Update: From Pre To Alpha
As development progresses on this release, we observe many reactions between the essential elements that make up the gameplay! Read on to learn more in our latest production update here!
The Searing Plague is upon us!
Our first world event is now underway! Join the entire Chronicles of Elyria community in our most ambitious and exciting community event ever! Will you survive?
Find out in this... Read more
Community Journal: July
We've expanded our Community Journal! Come read what's new, and why we believe this is the best community in Gaming!
Read the latest CJ here!
Adventure Introduction: From Pre to Alpha
The next adventure has been revealed! By the time we exit this adventure we will have iterated on every major feature of Alpha 1. But what features are those? Take... Read more
Community Journal: Seize Your Destiny!
More lore than before, exciting Elyrian history reveals, the Mydarri story, and a whole lot more happened during the month of June. We also added a few new... Read more
The Stowaway: A tale of Elyria
Hail Elyrians! Today we bring you a tale from the Akashic Records, the story of Torgin and his encounter with mysterious pirates on Elyria's seas.
Read the story here!
Adventure Completion: Readying The World
We return from our adventure with news and treasure! We have prepared a short report on the endeavor!
Read the update here.
It's Sedecim Time!
Hear ye! Hear ye! The time is upon us. Come one, come all to the Sedecim & Fair where the Nobility, Aristocracy, Gentry, and best craftsman from all over Elyria... Read more
Community Journal: Just Keep Swimming!
This month was very exciting and full of surprises! Learn more about favorite surname declines, our 2nd Kickstarterversary, community events, and why we all need to "Just Keep Swimming" in... Read more
Announcing the Subject Matter Expert program!
Our newest volunteer community program is here! Read about Subject Matter Experts and how you could apply to aid the studio with your expertise!
Live Twitch Q&A on May 16th!
Please join us on our Twitch channel on Wednesday, May 16th at 1pm PT / 4pm ET / 8pm UTC/GMT for another Live Q&A session. The subject of this discussion... Read more
Welcome Aboard the Kickstarterversary
Our celebration has just begun and we're setting a course for adventure. Will the promotional rewards be unlocked in time? Find out in this announcement!
Adventure Intro: Readying The World
Release 0.3.0 is all about getting the world ready for its first external visitors. Whether that's generating the land, improving performance, or expanding the content, stuff is gettin' real in... Read more
Adventure Completion: Sense of Identity
We return form our adventure with news and treasure! Please listen as Vye delivers an account of our progress on our latest production efforts! Read the news here.
Community Journal: It's Raining Devs!
Come on come all, read about interesting surname suggestions, explore a kingdom and an organization, meet a mod, see community content submissions, and more! A ton of things occurred in... Read more
Design Journal: Communication
Come and gaze upon the shininess that is the Communication Design Journal. Your treat for Friday, and possibly the entire weekend depending on how fast you read. It's only fitting... Read more
Open Discord Q&A - April 25th at 12pm PT/3pm ET/8pm UTC/GMT
Come join us for a Live Discord Q&A on April 25th with a gaggle of Soulbound developers! Experience the ChamberBot for the first time!
Read more details here.
Connect to... Read more
Community Journal: Creativity Marches On!
In this month's Community Journal we take a look back at the busy month of March to see why it is a great time to be Elyrian! Learn about interesting... Read more
Production update: A Sense of Identity - Part II
With the first draft of the character creator now in our wake, the rest of our adventure beckons! Soon, all the varied characters we can now create will interact with... Read more
Sense of Identity: Character Creation Update!
We tinkered with our character creator alongside the community earlier this week and came up with some interesting creations! Catch up on the details in case you missed it.
Community Journal: Exciting times afoot!
It's an exciting time to be an Elyrian! There is always something happening in the community. Review a summary of February, see fan spotlights, and get a sneak peek of... Read more
Community Journal: Keep Moving Forward
How many developers does it take to get to the middle of a Discord chat? Read the latest community journal and find out!
Account Merging is almost here!
The wait is over, account merging is almost here! You have been asking questions about it, and preparing for it. The launch is imminent, so read our announcement post &... Read more
New Cinematic: The Enemy You Don't See
A herd of dryas elk venture out of the boreal forest in search of food, but are they prepared for the dangers of this harsh environment?
Find out in our... Read more
State of Elyria - A Year of Foundation!
As the trees lose their leaves, the air turns cold, and frost can be found gathering on the ground in the morning, I'm reminded that winter is once again upon... Read more
Adventure Introduction - A Sense of Identity
Join us as we march towards Alpha 1 and start to develop a sense of identity. Learn more about our upcoming adventure in this announcement blog.
Celebrate Longest Night
Celebrate Longest Night, a time of charity, joy and darkness in Elyria! https://chroniclesofelyria.com/forum/topic/23127/Celebrate-Longest-Night
'Tis the season for gifting!
'Tis the season of giving, and Elyrians have always been a generous bunch. To aid in the sharing of holiday cheer, the Soulbound team prepared a feature our community has... Read more
Things Are Starting to Wrap Up
The temperature is starting to decrease in Seattle, but things are warming up at Soulbound Studios. This month, we've reached a huge milestone: our Friends and Family closed Alpha. Chronicles... Read more
In-Game Name Reservation Starts Soon!
In January 2018, lock in your choice for a family surname in Chronicles of Elyria!
Read more here.
Community Journal: Giving Thanks!
While we've been working towards the friends and family release of *VoxElyria*, the community has been stirring about (as always!).
Read more here.
New Games Radar article
Check out Games Radar's list of 10 groundbreaking features of Chronicles of Elyria...and why we might be the most ambitious game ever. http://www.gamesradar.com/forget-no-mans-sky-and-star-citizen-is-this-the-most-ambitious-game-ever/
Community Journal: Thinking Outside the Vox
We interview a few community members, introduce ourselves to an organization, catch up with what's going on at the studio, and more!
Read more here.
Jousting Gameplay Trailer
Here's a look at the jousting demo experience we showed off at PAX West 2017! Jousting is a mounted attack in Chronicles of Elyria, and it requires skill and... Read more
Community Journal: Our New Tradition
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Production Journal: Going Full Tilt
State of Elyria - July 2017
In this State of Elyria Caspian reveals where we are now and where we're headed; answering those questions we know you've been asking.
Click here to read the full article.
This past fortnight has been hampered with plague and holiday, but bolstered with ever more blooms from our spring planting season! Read the latest update on our blog - Soldering On.
What Seams To Be
June has had some snags but we're on the mend and there's only one direction for us to advance: forward! Read the latest update on our blog - What Seams To... Read more
This Elyrian Life
The big and little things that comprise Elyria are coming into view. Though there are some familiar elements, there is an entire world for you to discover! Read the new... Read more
Biodiversity is Key
Elyria is a vibrant ecology with many, interconnected species relying upon one another...and then we have to go and throw tribes in the mix! Check out both the latest dev... Read more
A Story Developing
As the days grow longer and warmer, the team grows larger and faster. We are encouraged by the warm rays of the sun and our game garden is sprouting like... Read more
It Takes An Adventurous Spirit
Making a game is a perilous journey, fraught with terrifying monsters, powerful wizards, and hidden treasures. We've got some seasoned adventurers in our party. Do you dare to venture along... Read more
Celebrate Our Kicktstarter-Versary!
A year ago next month we took a big leap and ran our Kickstarter. It was chaotic, it was scary, but our efforts were rewarded with a community of like-minded... Read more
April Showers Bring Elyrian Flowers
The seeds are planted and the rains are causing sprouts to peek out. Titan's Steppe will soon be in full bloom! Read the latest blog post and see some of... Read more
The Game Garden Grows
In gardening, spring-planted bulbs produce some of the most dramatic garden color. We're tending our garden with that in mind! Come to the blog and read the latest update The... Read more
Signposts Along the Road
We enjoyed our time at PAX East, sharing our wares with fans both new and old. Now, we reflect upon our progress and prepare for the next leg of our... Read more
The latest update is available on our blog: Flying High
The last couple months have led up to our playable dungeoneering demo for PAX East, and we are feeling good... Read more
The Sprint to PAX East
PAX East is just around the corner! We've nearly got all our ducks in a row and are settling in for the final push... Read the latest update on our... Read more
By Leaps and Bounds
Sometimes it's difficult to see the forest for the trees, but that's not been the case the last two weeks. Come, I have much to show you in the latest... Read more
Settling For More
Swing by the Chronicles of Elyria blog and check out our latest developer journal: Settling For More!
The Adventure of a Lifetime
Head on over to the Chronicles of Elyria blog to read about what the team has been creating...quite literally!https://chroniclesofelyria.com/blog/16033/The-Adventure-of-a-Lifetime
Looking Back & Charging Forward
Caspian wrote a post now available to view on the Chronicles of Elyria blog. I have painstakingly recreated it here since not everyone is keen on our current, retro, web... Read more
Forging a Legacy
Head on over to the Chronicles of Elyria blog to check out the latest update: Forging a Legacy!
Apologies for the delay but there was a miscommunication over Thanksgiving about putting the update onto Kickstarter. This is actually a good segue to mention that the updates are all... Read more
Growing Up and Going Out
The harvest season is upon us and we are beginning to see the fruits of our labor here at Soulbound Studios. Though it starts as small steps, when... Read more
Merriment in Increments
I promised you that the layaway announcement on Sunday was not the full update, and here is the other part! As the dust settles from a whirlwind of... Read more
Ideas to Reality
Caspian is busy working on testing and validation of our online store with our merchant partners right now, so he asked me to write this week’s CoE Update!... Read more
Signs of Growth
Welcome to another Chronicles of Elyria Update. It's been a couple weeks since our last update so we've got quite a few things to share and talk about.... Read more
What's in store for you...
Welcome to the CoE Weekly Update for the week of September 19th. We don't have any fancy artwork to share this week, and minimal screenshots, however we do... Read more
More on the north...
Welcome to the weekly update for the week of September 12th! This week's update comes with some nice new screenshots, a concept art mood piece, website updates, and... Read more
A Labor of Love...
Welcome to the Chronicles of Elyria update for the week of September 5th. This was a shortened week due to Labor Day in the US, however, we didn't... Read more
Dreams and Nightmares...
Welcome to another weekly update for Chronicles of Elyria! This is another light week as the team and I spent a metric crap-ton of time this week in... Read more
Thought for food...
Welcome to the weekly Chronicles of Elyria update for the week of August 15th! A lot of work is happening right now, but no pithy parables or monologues for this... Read more
A world being built...
Welcome to the Chronicles of Elyria update for the week of August 8th, 2016! This week's update will be on the lighter side, as most of the work... Read more
Down the rabbit hole...
As we mentioned several weeks back, the design team and I are currently undergoing design review. This is the period when we take the high-level plans we had before and... Read more
Passion and Virtue...
Welcome to the CoE Weekly Update for the week of July 25th! This week's update is relatively short as a lot of the fun-stuff we've been working on... Read more
Plenty of eye candy...
One of the great joys of my job is seeing the progress being made and the game come to life. Every time a new asset is completed, an... Read more
We all got 'em, and they all stink...
Welcome to the Chronicles of Elyria update for the week of July 11th! It feels like forever since I've had the opportunity to sit down and give you... Read more
Kingdoms, Chronicles, and Mud
Welcome to the Chronicles of Elyria Weekly Update for the week of June 20th! We've got tons of great information to share, as well as a few things... Read more
The Project Trinity: Quality, Cost, Time...
Welcome to the update for the week of June 13th! This week I wanted to briefly talk about what some people refer to as the "Holy Trinity of... Read more
Look both ways before you cross...
Welcome to the first weekly update since our Kickstarter ended a week ago! As this is our first update, I wanted to spend some time talking with you... Read more
DM21 Gaming's Deep Dive into SpatialOS & Chronicles of Elyria
I was working on today's update when I was given a link to DM21 Gaming's YouTube channel. BicycleWalrus, the face of DM21 Gaming, did a deep dive into... Read more
New Video, Concept Art, and Lore...
We know not everyone follows the comments so we wanted to share with you some new media we posted yesterday. First, yesterday evening we posted a new video... Read more
Soulbound Studios Partners with Improbable
Earlier today we released a press announcement that talked about our partnership with technology startup, Improbable, developers of SpatialOS. This partnership has been in the works for a... Read more
May 31st Q&A Stream
Building a rope bridge...
Before going into the AMA on Friday, Lindsey warned me that AMA's can sometimes be brutal. She also relayed to me some advice she'd received: "make sure the... Read more
AMA Still Kicking + Steam Greenlight Approved
Hey Kickstarter -
We've had quite a busy day answering questions on the /r/iAmA thread. We're now at 582 comments and are still working our way through the questions. If... Read more
More Things to Buy with Influence Points
Hey Kickstarter -
I'll keep it short tonight. As you know, we've been working on new IP store charts to help you understand all the great things you can do... Read more
Reddit AMA + Thunderclap
Hey Kickstarter -
In the goal of continuing transparency and community involvement (or as my kids would say, following the Golden Rule), we'll be hosting a Reddit AMA (Ask Me... Read more
Commercial buildings IP table available, plus additional details...
It's that time again - time for the daily update! In case you hadn't noticed, at the bottom of the campaign page is the recently added IP chart... Read more
The CoE FAQ Edition
Hey Kickstarter -
We continue to get several questions over & over again, so I wanted to address them in this update to clear up some areas of confusion. Hot... Read more
Glowing Pinecones Achieved + Wards Stretch Goal Unlocked
Hey Kickstarter -
Just wanted to take some time this weekend to thank everyone for the continued support as we've now surpassed Stretch Goal #1. This means those of you... Read more
The Dance of Dynasties has already begun...
Happy Friday! As I was sitting down to write the update today I was once again reminded of why I set out to create Chronicles of Elyria.
The... Read more
The $1 Million Dollar Update
At the time of this writing we've hit $1 Million in funding and are over 110% of our funding goal! That's fantastic! Thank you again for your continued... Read more
Kingdom & Land Management Design Journal Released!
At long last! I know many of you have been waiting for the design journal on Kingdom and Land Management. Coming it at 9 pages and over 4,000... Read more
On our way to stretch goal #1!
The Soulbound Studios team is still in awe from the success of the project thus far. We hit our Kickstarter goal over the weekend, so coming in to work today... Read more
Stretch Goals Explained
After taking a full day to analyze the players' poll and compare the results against development costs, we've come up with what believe is the most logical, most rewarding... Read more
Stretch Goals by the Numbers
A little over 24 hours ago we posted a poll to allow backers to express their preferences about which stretch goals they want now that we've reached our... Read more
We did it! Chronicles of Elyria is 100% Funded!
You did it! With your help... all of you, we managed to reach our funding goal! We're super excited by what this means. It means our efforts up to this... Read more
Stretch Goal Poll - Vote Now!
We have listened to the community and created a poll to let backers provide feedback on our Kickstarter Stretch Goals!
Vote here: https://soulboundstudios.typeform.com/to/yrxAtK (please don't share this outside of Kickstarter... Read more
Post-Launch Features & Stretch Goals
When we first made our Kickstarter Announcement at the beginning of March we let people know that the $900k asking price was not arbitrary. We came about that... Read more
Chronicles of Elyria on Steam Greenlight
This is one of two updates we'll be putting out today. For this first one, we wanted to announce that earlier today we added ourselves to Steam Greenlight!... Read more
Chimera or... Karate?
I've got some exciting news! We've been looking at the $5,000 "Chimera" tier which gives people the opportunity to design a creature in the world and noticed the... Read more
Week 1 Complete!
Today marks the end of week #1 of our Kickstarter campaign, and what an amazing week it's been! Today, before the clock struck noon we'd achieved 80% of our... Read more
Stretch goal plans and mount concept art
The Chronicles of Elyria Kickstarter continues to be a success. Today we passed 75% of our funding goal and will more than likely hit 80% by the time... Read more
May 9th Q&A Stream
Quick update. Pre-Kickstarter it was common for Soulbound Studios to be a guest on DM21 Gaming's YouTube channel for live Q&A's. We will once again be a guest... Read more
Mothers of Elyria
Time for the daily update. To kick things off, Chronicles of Elyria remains the #2 most popular project on Kickstarter after 6 days and today passed the 70%... Read more
Distributing swords is no basis for a system of government...
Time for today's update! Before we get into new information, some stats! First, Chronicles of Elyria continues to be the most popular project on Kickstarter. The idea we'd... Read more
Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself - Lao Tzu
I'm going to try and get another daily update in before I call it a night, however first I wanted to share a decision we made internally.
With... Read more
The Adventure Continues...
It's time for the daily update. Before we get into the details let me again say "Thank you!" to our backers and community. Today we raced across the... Read more
CoE - Continuing to do things differently
What a whirlwind day we've had today and there's so many things to touch on. So let's get to it!
CoE continues to defy other MMOs by being... Read more
25% in less than 10 hours!
Before I begin this first update let me start by saying "thank you" to our community over on ChroniclesOfElyria.com, as well as to those people who regularly attend... Read more