Thaumistry: In Charm's Way. A New Comedy Text Adventure Game

A project in Centreville, VA by Bob Bates

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Thaumistry is a new, full-size, allegedly funny, text adventure from award-winning Infocom and Legend Entertainment author Bob Bates.
Backers: 1053
Average Pledge Per Backer: $33

Funded: $35,238 of $25,000
Dates: Jan 24th -> Feb 21st (29 days)
Project By: Bob Bates
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February 21st - via:
Lobster is back with another edition of Lobster's Kickstarter Video Game Analysis, this time focusing on The Pedestrian and Banner Saga 3. (Read More)


February 19th - via:
Just two-and-a-half days to go!  58 hours. We have Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday-until-midnight EST, and then the clock runs out. They say that the last 2 days of a Kickstarter campaign end in a frenzy, with lots of people who were "on the fence"... (Read More)

Kickstarter Alert: Finally, a New Infocom Adventure

February 15th - via:
If you are into text adventures, go and check out the campaign for Bob Bates (Read More)

7 Days To Go! Last Chance for Kickstarter Exclusive!

February 14th - via:
With only 7 days left in the campaign, I want to send out huge thanks to all you backers. It’s amazing to me that nearly 800 people have opened their hearts (and wallets) to support the game! And here’s a reminder that with the end of the... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal! Cyber Feelies!

February 11th - via:
Many of us remember the "feelies" that came with the old Infocom games - the Zorkmid coin, the glowing stone from Wishbringer, the pocket fluff from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. As I mentioned in the FAQ, I won't be doing physical feelies for... (Read More)

Infocom veteran Bob Bates is making a new text adventure called Thaumistry

February 9th - via:
Thaumistry is a comedy text adventure about a child prodigy named Eric who became a world-famous inventor at the age of 13 (Read More)

FUNDED! The Land of "Yes!"

February 7th - via:
Last spring at GDC I gave a talk called, “Leading a Creative Life in the Land of No.” Here’s the summary I sent to the conference people… "Whether or not you believe in the Indiepocalypse, living a creative life as an indie is hard. ... (Read More)

UPDATE #5: So Close!

February 6th - via:
We are only about $700 short of reaching our initial funding goal. I’m very excited to be so close to knowing the game will become a reality!  My thanks to all the backers! In the meantime, a lot of people have asked, “How big is Thaumistry?”... (Read More)

UPDATE #4: Press Coverage and Interviews!

February 2nd - via:
It’s great to see articles about the game and our campaign appearing in the press. RockPaperShotgun just published a preview of the game by Emily Short. You can find it here:... (Read More)

Thaumistry and Southern Monsters on Kickstarter

February 1st - via:
Kevin Snow and Bob Bates present two big new works of IF  (Read More)

UPDATE #3: Dropbox Syncing for Cross-Platform Saves. Play Anywhere!

January 31st - via:
Have you ever wanted to play a game on your phone, save your progress, and resume play on your PC when you get home? If we reach our stretch goals for mobile platforms, that’s exactly what you will be able to do!    Say you’re in line at the... (Read More)

UPDATE #2: FAQ & Personal Notes

January 27th - via:
I have posted the FAQ, which I hope covers the topics that people most want to hear about.  I have also written a personal note to every single backer, which has started some interesting and fun personal exchanges. If you have backed the game (as of... (Read More)


January 25th - via:
Wow! You people are amazing! I know I'm not supposed to do an update as early as Day Two, but C'mon - we are already more than halfway to our initial goal, and it's only the second day. So I just had to say...Thank You! I wrote on the main page that... (Read More)

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