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A team-based card game where you face trials of divinity and betrayal.
A team-based card game where you face trials of divinity and betrayal.
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Astatos is a team-based card game for 2-8 people where heroes must clash in trials in the conflict between virtue and freedom. Those on your side are ever-changing, seal the demon away, or fight to break free!

In Astatos, you and your fellow crown mage elite must summon heroes from the past to seal away the devil Mukaki... or perhaps his influence will get the better of you and you along with your summoned heroes will fight to break free of the god, Makari-Hari's control and bring a new order to the land. 

 日本語版案内 | Japanese Guide https://www.klondike.studio/astatosjp 

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Current combined total of Kickstarter, FlyingV & Modian: $51,812 SGD! (Singapore Time 7:01PM 7/11/19) 

See below in the campaign story for additional information about the stretch goals and expansion packs!

來 FlyingV 支持 Astatos 繁體中文版:翻轉伊利亞特!To support the Traditional Chinese release of Astatos, check out our campaign on FlyingV! https://www.flyingv.cc/projects/24315

Astatos is a game where the balance of power can shift at any moment!

How to Play Astatos - Video Guide 

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Current Print and Play version V2

The heroes are your greatest tools in Astatos. Along with each hero comes new abilities, and new ways to boost or hinder each side. You and your fellow mages must think carefully about what heroes to invest in and when to use their abilities. Just remember, if the other side sees what's coming, they will try and stop you every step of the way!

The cards shown in this campaign are a prototype set, however for the final print run we'll be able to bring Astatos into full manufacturing, with custom tooling and higher quality printing, including a glossy UV layer on the cards that'll make the details really shine!

Expansion Packs I & II each come with 6 new heroes and along with them new mechanics to change up the game of Astatos! Currently these characters are in a conceptual stage but we want to bring them to life with artwork from our two guest artists, Cheetah Paws and Alaskanya!

Be sure to check out the stretch goals! If we reach these goals we'll be able to complete these cards and include them in every standard deck! (Acrylic versions of the cards will also be made available separately to match those found in the Collectors Edition)


Expansion Pack III features 6 heroes from the Visual Novel Adastra by Echo Project with art work by the game sprite and scene artist Haps!

You can find the game Adastra on itch.io and Echo Project on Patreon.


Expansion Pack IV features 6 heroes from Studio Klondike's previous games, Nekojishi and Beek Familiar Spirit, and featuring artwork by Rabbity!

You can find Nekojishi on Steam & itch.io. You can find Beek - Familiar Spirit on iOS & Android.

You say there's 6 acrylic cards, but I only see 5. Where's Zermes? The art for Zermes wasn't ready when we produced this prototype batch of acrylic cards, but rest assured he'll be in every Collectors Edition!

Additionally, the Collectors Edition shown here is a first prototype from our manufacturers, we'll be getting back to them with a bunch of changes and improvements to make the Astatos Collectors Edition you get even more awesome! (Its pretty awesome already, no?) 



Current combined total of Kickstarter, FlyingV & Modian: $51,812 SGD! (Singapore Time 7:01PM 7/11/19)

Once we reach our base goal, funds will start counting towards our stretch goals!

As we're a multilingual developer we're also running campaigns in our other territories (Taiwan & Mainland China). Kickstarter is reaching global for us, but fans in those territories are unable or unlikely to use this platform. Additionally, each campaign is for each language, so by backing here you're helping us make the English version of Astatos! (and Japanese if the goal is met!)

來 FlyingV 支持 Astatos 繁體中文版:翻轉伊利亞特!To support the Traditional Chinese release of Astatos, check out our campaign on FlyingV! https://www.flyingv.cc/projects/24315 

To support the Simplified Chinese release of Astatos, check out our campaign on Modian! https://zhongchou.modian.com/item/82754.html





Please note, some countries in these regions do not have specific pricing. In these cases, "Rest of the World" prices will be used.

We plan to ship all orders by February 2020. We're confident that we'll be able to have our game ready to ship by this time or even earlier, however, we want to give you a run down on the current status of all deliverables in this project.

  • Currently the starter deck is design complete, with some finalisations to be made on packaging and extras and once the campaign is complete we'll have the funds to begin seeking final quality prototypes.
  • The Collectors Box is awaiting some design updates and tweaks based on our latest prototypes.
  • The expansion packs are drafted with all gameplay components ready and waiting artwork and balance testing.
  • The T-Shirts and Playmats are nearly ready to go but we need to source prototypes from our manufacturers to make sure the quality is up to our standards! 

Once the campaign is complete, we will update our backers whenever we have new prototypes to share!

Pawprint Press has been our distributor for merchandise and publisher for comic works involved with our team over the past few years. Together with Pawprint Press we've produced and sold a variety of high quality products based on our games. With Astatos we plan to continue this partnership, working closely with Pawprint Press to secure a high quality card game manufacturer, and fulfil the orders of all our Backers!

From books, to keychains, T-Shirts, and more, we recommend checking out the Pawprint Press store at store.pawprint.press


Studio Klondike is a group of writers, programmers, and artists who have aimed to create heartfelt narrative and gaming experiences ever since we came together to crowdfund and make our first video game Nekojishi in 2016 which we released back in 2017! Just last month we released our second game  Beek - Familiar Spirit on iOS and Android!

Astatos was born out of our break time while working on projects together where we found we wanted to play a game that was more relaxing and a bit less competitive. (After all, you can't play UNO every day) So we got out a pack of playing cards and started taking things into our own hands!

The core concept of the game is switching sides between the god and devil, but in order to drive the game away from fighting against each-other, we have you switch sides involuntarily to draw the focus from trying to win for just your side. In the end, even if the other team wins it's not really your loss because you were probably on that team at some point too. It also creates an interesting dynamic where the players constantly have to think of moves from the other perspective and change who they're talking to. Who knows, some players might even try to hinder you on purpose.

And now after a few months of work, we bring you Astatos!

While we self-funded and released Beek, we're trying something different by creating a physical card game with Astatos. The goal of this campaign is to cover the upfront costs of manufacturing & printing Astatos and see how many people are interested in this sort of thing. We hope you'll consider giving Astatos a try and thank you for the support! 👏

Keep up to date with Studio Klondike!

Risks and challenges

While our designs for this project are nearly complete, we still need to finalise product prototypes and have some back and forth with our manufacturers to make Astatos the best it can be!

Our current plan is to be shipping by February 2020. We chose this date while giving us plenty of time to account for the required production prototyping. We did as much sourcing and prototyping as we could prior to launching this project, however some manufacturing aspects have expensive startup costs that we'll only commit to after the success of our crowdfunding. As there can always be delays or unexpected quality issues we might miss this launch date, however in our experience working with Pawprint Press, we don't anticipate this to occur.

Additionally if expansion pack stretch goals are met, we'll need to complete the artwork and perform balance testing on the new cards included in the Expansion Packs. However, this can occur in tandem with obtaining and giving feedback on production samples.

If anything comes up that changes the delivery time, we'll be sure to keep our backers updated!

Delivery for this project will be handled by Pawprint Press. Pawprint Press regularly works with packing and shipping products worldwide, and since the beginning, Studio Klondike has always had a close relationship with them. We'll be handling any support enquires, address & order changes on their behalf and making sure our backers have a pleasant experience.

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    The Astatos Collectors Edition including a premium bamboo box, acrylic hero & god cards, a fabric playmat, and a starter deck! Plus you'll get an early bird discount!

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