Kristala: A Dark Fantasy Action RPG with cats

Created by Kristala Game

If you missed the Kickstarter campaign for Dark Fantasy ARPG Kristala with cats, don't stress! You can snag all the epic digital, physical, and in-game rewards that were part of the campaign right here - including all the core and remaining limited tiers featured on the Kickstarter.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Backerkit Surveys Issued + Fulfillment Timeline & Project Q&A
10 days ago – Wed, Sep 13, 2023 at 07:00:07 AM

It's officially official, Travelers!

The Backerkit surveys have been sent via email to all backers as of 9:00 am EST this morning. If the survey is not in your inbox, please check your spam folder. The email has been sent from Backerkit

If you still don't see your survey email, please contact us at [email protected] with the subject "Survey not received - Kickstarter" and include your Kickstarter email address.

Here's a mockup we created of what your survey email will look like...

Mock up of how the Backerkit survey email will appear when issued to you for the Kristala Kickstarter campaign.
NOTE: The actual survey email may differ from this mockup.

Fulfillment Timeline as of September 2023

For your convenience, we've prepared a loose Fulfillment Timeline for the Kristala Kickstarter project. 

This Timeline will inevitably evolve and change as we go, but don't worry. We'll be sure to frequently update you with changes to the Timeline as soon as we ourselves have them.

Project fulfillment timeline as of 9/13/23 for the Kristala Kickstarter project
  • You have between now and October 31st, 2023 to make changes to your pledge via the Backerkit survey, including upgrading your pledge or adding any Add On items to your order. 
  • After 10/31/23, surveys will be closed, and we'll begin charging cards for any new pledge upgrades or add ons you selected during the Backerkit survey process.
  • Rewards will enter into Fulfillment beginning January 2024, starting with Digital rewards.
  • We're currently aiming for a Q2 2024 Early Access release for Kristala on PC; console releases will follow the PC release (actual dates still TBD for console releases)

PLEASE NOTE: Alpha Testing for PC will begin sometime before the EA release, and Alpha testing for consoles will begin once the ports for each console have been finalized.

More concrete information about Alpha testing will be shared as we have it, and the Fulfillment Timeline will be updated to reflect Alpha testing info.

Frequently Asked Project Questions

To make things as easy as possible, we've prepared a brief Q&A covering our most frequently asked questions. Please feel free to let us know any other questions you may have in the comments. 

While many things are still evolving and changing—and we may not have concrete answers for all of your questions at the current time—we're definitely here to help and are more than happy to answer your questions to the best of our ability.

Frequently asked questions regarding the project fulfillment process for the Kristala Kickstarter campaign

Can I upgrade my pledge or purchase more add-ons?

Yes! You can upgrade your pledge and manage your add-ons via Backerkit and the fulfillment survey process. You should have your survey email already; please check your spam if you don't see it.

When will my card be charged for Backerkit Upgrades or Add Ons?

Your card will be charged for any pledge upgrades or additional add ons made to your pledge via Backerkit during the survey process only after the surveys close on 10/31/23. We'll make an official announcement before we begin charging cards so you can be prepared.

If you do not select any upgrades or add ons during the Backerkit survey process, no additional charges will be processed for your pledge.

How do I claim my reward options?

All rewards will be claimed via Backerkit. Completing your survey will allow you to choose which platform you want your game on, which platform(s) you'd like for your alpha testing keys, which name should be included in the game credits, which in-game items you want to select, and so on.

Once surveys have been closed, digital rewards will be issued via Backerkit and physical rewards will be shipped to you in a single package (except for the Physical PS5 copies, which will be shipped separately once the PS5 port for the full game release has been completed).

All in-game rewards (including the Early Bird Magic Talisman for those who backed the project via an Early Bird tier) will be issued to you along with your copy of Kristala, on the platform(s) you selected.

Do I have to make a Backerkit account to claim my rewards?

No. You can simply use your Kickstarter email address to access Backerkit.

When will I receive the Alpha testing keys?

The Alpha keys will be distributed as soon as they are ready, for each individual platform. Alpha testing keys for PC will be issued first, followed by keys for consoles once each console port has been completed.

Can I get access to the Discord server?

Yes! If you haven't already, please complete our Discord Role survey to receive your Backer-only role and to unlock access to our exclusive, backer-only channels. 

We'll begin assigning the exclusive Alpha tester Discord role once surveys have been locked.

How will I be contacted for new updates or survey information?

We will send all updates to your Kickstarter email. Your Backerkit survey has also already been issued to your Kickstarter email address. If you don't see it in your inbox, please check your spam.

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More information to come, stay tuned!

We know today's update covered a ton of information, so don't forget to save it so you may access it again as needed. Still have questions? Share them in the comment section for this update!

The project Fulfillment Timeline shared above will undoubtedly continue to evolve as we work through the fulfillment process, so please be patient. We'll update you with new information as we have it.

A special, Backer-only webpage with in-the-moment updates and an even more comprehensive project FAQ section will also soon be live on our website, so keep your eyes peeled for updates on that as well. 

Until then, it's survey time, Travelers!

-Astral Clocktower Studios 😼⚔️

Backerkit Surveys Dropping NEXT WEEK! 🥳🎉
14 days ago – Fri, Sep 08, 2023 at 03:01:05 PM

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Backer Discord Role Surveys + Late Pledge Collection Store LIVE
25 days ago – Mon, Aug 28, 2023 at 03:00:16 PM

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Thank you! 😸
about 1 month ago – Thu, Aug 17, 2023 at 07:00:20 AM

Greetings, dearest of Travelers!


Dark Fantasy ARPG Kristala with cats is fully funded on Kickstarter thanks to YOU!

It has been an incredible 30 days, and we can't thank you enough for backing and supporting Dark Fantasy Action RPG Kristala. Not only are we fully funded, but we also reached all of the stretch goals!! WHAT?!! This is truly beyond our wildest dreams.

We feel so lucky to be developing Kristala alongside all of you, and it's been heartwarming to see our amazing community grow with so many dedicated gamers and cat lovers. 

From actively participating in Discord and helping us answer questions in and out of Kickstarter,  to providing awesome feedback/suggestions and sharing in the excitement of the final countdown, we're thrilled you'll be joining us on this journey!

What's next?

Our priority remains working on the Alpha, which is scheduled to release next year.  

Over the next 14 days, Kickstarter will confirm pledges with all backers. We're also preparing Backerkit, an online platform that allows backers to manage their pledge, increase it to get new rewards, and acquire additional add-ons.

Later this month, we'll post an update about the rewards, a mini post-campaign Q&A, instructions for how to claim the Discord title/role, and share with you an overall timeline for the project. 

If you're interested in more in-depth progress on what we do every day in the studio, please join our Discord server. We share tons of regular dev updates there!

Discord link here:

For those who may have missed our campaign or didn't have access to credit cards, don't panic! We're working on a pre-order store and will post an update to inform you when it's ready!

Thank you again for all of your unwavering and ongoing support. Thank you for believing in small creators and valuing creative endeavors like Kristala. And most importantly, thank you for joining us on this exciting journey.

...It's gonna be EPIC!

-Astral Clocktower Studios

Final Stretch Goals REVEALED! Keoza, Tandara Clan Characters + Little Buddy Mode UNLOCKED
about 1 month ago – Wed, Aug 16, 2023 at 07:32:13 PM

Wow, Travelers

We've blown right past $95k, which means the three stretch goals we revealed this morning and officially unlocked...and with over 8 hours remaining in the campaign! 

Your excitement and hype during these final few days have been absolutely contagious, so we're definitely not stoppin' now - not until the cat lady sings!! 

...Or, y'know, something like that 😉

To celebrate, we just revealed the final two stretch goals that will be part of the campaign and can't wait to see if we can reach them both before the Kickstarter concludes:

  • $96,000 – Pet the Dog Steed: Interact even further with your canine mounts, giving them all the pets for a job very well done.
  • $105,000 – Train Your Steeds & Familiars: Travel to a special world where you can interact with steeds and familiars at rest. Play fetch and perform other actions to raise their affinity meter.

Both goals allow for more engagement and interaction with your loyal canine mounts and loveable rescue familiars, and if our $105k goal is met you'll be able to collect both sets of creatures within a special world that can be visited at any time!

Pet your canine steeds and visit both your steeds and rescued familiars in a special, interactable world if our final two stretch goals are met.

More Clan Spell Trees & Little Buddy Mode

And speaking of Rescue Familiars, now that we've surpassed the $95k mark, Kristala will now include even more epic features, including a Little Buddy Mode where helpful familiars will assist with uncovering covert pickups and hidden passageways.

We've also officially unlocked access to the player characters and spell trees for both our ice-magic Tandara clan and fire-wielding Keoza clan! 

This means you'll now be able to choose from four distinct and unique magic specialties in Kristala's EA release and begin your gameplay journey as a member of the Nisarga, Myrtuna, Tandara, or Keoza clans.

Remember: the clan you choose also determines which magic specialty you'll level as you play.

Now you can play Kristala as a member of the Tandara or Keoza clans and also access their comprehensive, branching spell trees

We're in the final stretch, Travelers...which means its officially on! Let's keep the momentum going and really end this thing with a major bang! 

-Astral Clocktower Studios