Hibernaculum - Survival Horror RPG

A project in Melbourne, AU by Victor Pflug

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Hibernaculum is a sci-fi horror role playing game that simulates survival aboard a gargantuan derelict generation ship.
Backers: 1340
Average Pledge Per Backer: $99 AUD

Funded: $132,896 AUD of $70,000 AUD
Dates: Feb 28th -> Mar 30th (30 days)
Project By: Victor Pflug
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Latest News


March 30th - via:
Come Join Us on Twitch for the final countdown as Kickstarter draws to the end  Click RIO to Enter Stream o_0  (Read More)


March 29th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Live on Twitch

March 29th - via:
Come join us live on Twitch painting watching riffs. o_0  Come ask questions and hang out  For those asking Discord Link will be updated shortly   (Read More)

2nd Stretch Goal Cleared!!!

March 28th - via:
This is obviously, awesome. More funds to make Hibernaculum = bigger + better game faster and I think we can all hive five this milestone pretty hard right now. I'd also like to take a moment to allay any fears over particular stretch goal rewards... (Read More)


March 24th - via:
As recognition/appreciation for your support we have decided to call it early - Hibernaculum will now be released in full on the Nintendo Switch upon release of all other versions (PC, Max, Linux) Q3 2025.   All other stretch goals will remain the... (Read More)

Wayfarer's Guns + Autoshield

March 21st - via:
Backer Exclusive Weapons + Shield (@ Stretch Goal #3 - 100k USD)  Wayfarer's Boot-Gun (miniature dual barrel pistol)   Wayfarer's Boomstick (autoloader shotgun) Wayfarer's Autoshield +2 Stretch Goal #4 180k AUD (120k USD) Sneak Peek; (Wayfarer's... (Read More)


March 21st - via:
Part of Stretch Goal #3(100k USD) is the full implementation of shields as an equippable defensive item/game mechanic in Hibernaculum.  These would work as do shields in Eye of the Beholder/Lands of Lore; whereby if you choose single handed melee... (Read More)


March 19th - via:
OMFG!! YOU GUYS ROCK - 145% FUNDED, 1st GOAL MET!! O_0 WE HAVE A RIO + the 2nd Map has been added to the limited edition box set. o_0  Good Boy!! Now we are currently pushing towards our 2nd GOAL; this will get us to the Switch Release + Mausoleum... (Read More)


March 18th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Grimpressions Video + News Update

March 18th - via:
Heya everyone!!!  So, more exiting news - our friend Grim Beard just released a "Grimpressions" video about Hibernaculum that we just absolutely adore and wanted to share with you all right away. Also yes - he did pronounce my name correctly ;) In... (Read More)

Pocket Grenade Launcher

March 16th - via:
Hark, Hibernians! We are *super* stoked to announce the Backer Exclusive Weapon;  The ultra rare (customized) hand dandy LT-14 - Pocket Grenade Launcher!!! So, if we reach the second stretch goal  (specifically, adding the Mausoleum to our Ship)... (Read More)

Extra Event: Mausoleum

March 15th - via:
Psionic mutations abound a forgotten Mausoleum; wade knee deep in pools of hydraulic fluid in search of relics, or grind out some XP in macabre style. This event consists of several unique screens, areas, and some new/unique monster types and... (Read More)

Encyclopaedia Hibernacula

March 13th - via:
 So the decision to split the majority of the lore into a standalone booklet separate from the Rule Book came about twofold; 1) A desire to keep the Rule Book fairly straightforward and compact, free from overstuffing 2) To further the idea that... (Read More)

Rule Book

March 12th - via:
Finalized design for the Game Manual/Rule Book - which is essentially an indexed compendium of basic gameplay instruction, lore essentials and various tables for combat, classes stats, bestiaries, maps character descriptions and so forth. Also... (Read More)


March 12th - via:
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OST Neon Cassette

March 12th - via:
So here it is - the finalized design for the Hibernaculum OST cassette version!!! I really tried to make the most out of the full on-body printing by creating essentially false tape rollers that will show through in neon like the real tape roller... (Read More)

o_0 3/4 to the 1st STRETCH GOAL

March 12th - via:
Hibernian Worms -  We have updated stretch goals that will be realised when we hit the 1st goal!!! o_0 GO TEAM HIBER The merch pictures have also been updated & whilst some have been finalised, including the box design for the limited edition... (Read More)

The Art of Hibernaculum

March 9th - via:
So, I'm really quite pleased & exited to announce (drum roll pls) the finalized cover art for;  The Art of Hibernaculum!  A comprehensive compendium of all the artwork, design, pixel-art and pre-production art that went into making... (Read More)


March 8th - via:
Hey Hiber Worms! What a wonderful push we have had towards our first stretch goal - We are 1/2 the way there in less than 1 & 1/2 Days!!!! Such Epic News deserves a little surprise?  Well, yesterday we teased the final design of the Limited... (Read More)


March 7th - via:
The Limited Edition Box Set (RADIOLOGICAL, MUTOID & ATOMIC TIERS (Including the 100 lucky Worm Catchers who got in early and got the Limited Box Set for cheap)) ALSO Includes a Hard Copy of the Hibernaculum Encyclopaedia for all your Mutated... (Read More)

1# The Hibernian 'Egg-xibition' Gazette

March 7th - via:
ALRIGHTY HIBERNIANS o_0 We have such EGG-citing News for you (I'm paid per joke, ok?) What a first week, we are all overwhelmed with the support, glad you like Hiber as much as we do, Welcome to the Crew Hibernian's o_0 Just a few updates for our... (Read More)


March 6th - via:
THANK YOU BACKERS!!!!! - WE ARE FUNDED 100%  NOW ON TO STRETCH GOALS - MORE UPDATES TO COME  You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

‘Strangeland’ Creators Announce Kickstarter for Survival Horror RPG ‘Hibernaculum'

March 6th - via:
After the surreal adventure game Strangeland, developer Wormwood Studios are back at it again with a new Kickstarter for Hibernaculum, a Survival Horror RPG with an art style that draws from the biomechanical leanings of H.R. Giger, though not as outright as Scorn. (Read More)

Cloth Map Illustration for The Forge (Work in Progress)

March 5th - via:
Hey everyone!  Victor here - I just wanted to share this painting I've been working on tonight for the cloth map - hope you all like it (this is part of the starting areas) this painting is not finished yet but I thought worth sharing as is for now;... (Read More)

The Smelting Pits

March 4th - via:
The Smelting Pits are a forgotten matrix of automated factories and endless mazes of casting machinery that at some point in time provided bulk pig iron for construction of the Rift and other areas. Disused, dangerous and oppressively hot - this... (Read More)


March 4th - via:
We have had a huge boost overnight with not only hitting 80% - an article has just come out in PC GAMER!!!! We knew what we wore doing was special, but a shout out this early in the 'GAME' (i made a funny lil pun o_0) We are BLOWN AWAY!!!! Huge shout... (Read More)


March 4th - via:
Proglottids are shy behemoths. Their composition and disposition vary - but they generally appear in EVA-like gear (full plate equivalent) and are never seen armed with anything other than their own bulking ribbed forearms.  Type - large humanoid -... (Read More)

This gruesome RPG is combining biological horror with the claustrophobic labyrinths of PC gaming's past

March 4th - via:
First reported on by Gaming on Linux(opens in new tab), Enter the Hibernaculum(opens in new tab) strikes me as one of those videogame "two great tastes that taste great together" that really should have been acted on by now: combine the inherent claustrophobia and challenging navigation of old first person dungeon crawlers like Eye of the Beholder with an industrial sci-fi atmosphere and gruesome biological horror sensibility. (Read More)

Cult of the Favoured

March 3rd - via:
The Cult of the Favoured is a barbaric, faceless & sparsely seen group aboard Ship that largely avoids any sizeable population centres - what few there are.  It is not known what their motives or drives are, what they hunger for. It is assumed,... (Read More)


March 3rd - via:
OMG Team Hiber  70%!?!?!?! We are almost there o_0  Enjoy this Video of some work in Progress o_0 (Read More)


March 3rd - via:
o_0  65%...  With ONLY the help of collaboration & creative input from followers & fellow artists, no PR firms or marketing - this is mind-blowing and one of the many reasons we love this Hibernian Tribe  Concept Art - Artist; Victor Pflug... (Read More)

Hibernaculum Is a Disgusting Old-School Sci-Fi Dungeon Crawler

March 2nd - via:
Hibernaculum is a PC Kickstarter project from Primordia developer Wormwood Studios that will take players back to old-school dungeon crawler design with H.R. Giger-inspired visuals. This is definitely one of those “you didn’t know you wanted this” projects, and its Kickstarter trailer does even more to sell its nostalgia-packed premise. (Read More)


March 1st - via:
You asked we listened! We have added another cloth map to the add-ons section & this will be a different design (to those maps within the limited box set) - The 2nd Edition Map will be the design available after release, as we intended for the... (Read More)


March 1st - via:
Do you also use Twitter? Have you found yourself wondering why that feed isn't updating? Well Twitter is down, but it's also the perfect opportunity to Join us here on Kickstarter, heck maybe it's a ghostly sign to get your hands on an early bird... (Read More)


March 1st - via:
1st Stretch Goals opened at;  $60K USD Approx based on current exchange rate $50K GDP Approx based on current exchange rate $57K EUR Approx based on current exchange rate  (Read More)

YAY, 50% of the way to the goal, then stretch goals?!??!? YOU GUYS ROCK

February 28th - via:
Who wants the chance to win a Hibernaculum OST - Glow in the Dark Vinyl Pressing - Signed by  @modredcastleton + and a few other goodies :) Simple, Join us on Twitter then;  1. Share your favourite old school game memories.   2. Tag both... (Read More)


February 28th - via:
The early birds catch the Worms as they say  (Read More)

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