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Girl Genius - Adventures In Castle Heterodyne

Created by Rain Games

A fabulous Action Adventure game based on the award winning graphic novel series Girl Genius™ by Phil & Kaja Foglio

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Reward Tier Clarifications
over 3 years ago – Thu, Oct 08, 2020 at 06:09:58 AM

Greetings, fellow adventurers!

Since there were added some reward items to some reward tiers during the campaign, and I've also added a few new ones, there arose some confusion as to what items each tier contains, since we can't edit already created tiers.


Shipping: We've included shipping in the price and budgeted for that on our end.


Here follows a complete overview of the Reward Tiers:

Dingbot - 15$

  • Digital Copy of the game (Steam + GOG DRM free) for PC/MAC/LINUX
  • Discord Community Hub Access
  • Documentary Footage during game development
  • Digital Wallpaper Poster

Steam Clank - 30$

  • Digital Copy of the game (Steam + GOG DRM free) for PC/MAC/LINUX
  • Discord Community Hub Access
  • Documentary Footage during game development
  • Digital Wallpaper Poster
  • Rain Games Steampunk Game Bundle (Teslagrad, World To The West) for PC/MAC/LINUX (Steam + GOG DRM free)
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • PDF's of "Girl Genius" vol 1-20 and "Buck Godot"

Artbook and Girl Genius PDF's Only - 40$

  • Artbook (physical & digital PDF)
  • PDF's of "Girl Genius" vol 1-20 and "Buck Godot"

Steam Clank + Artbook PDF - 50$

  • Digital Copy of the game (Steam + GOG DRM free) for PC/MAC/LINUX
  • Discord Community Hub Access
  • Documentary Footage during game development
  • Digital Wallpaper Poster
  • Rain Games Steampunk Game Bundle (Teslagrad, World To The West) for PC/MAC/LINUX (Steam + GOG DRM free)
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • PDF's of "Girl Genius" vol 1-20 and "Buck Godot"
  • Artbook digital PDF

Scholar Clank - 60$

  • Digital Copy of the game (Steam + GOG DRM free) for PC/MAC/LINUX
  • Physical Collector's Edition Copy of the game (choose between PC platforms or Nintendo Switch in reward survey. If stretch goals Playstation or XBox is met, you may choose between these as well)
  • Discord Community Hub Access
  • Documentary Footage during game development
  • Digital Wallpaper Poster
  • Rain Games Steampunk Game Bundle (Teslagrad, World To The West) for PC/MAC/LINUX (Steam + GOG DRM free)
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • PDF's of "Girl Genius" vol 1-20 and "Buck Godot"

Artful Scholar Clank - 60$

This tier switches out the physical copy of the game for the Artbook (physical & digital PDF)

  • Digital Copy of the game (Steam + GOG DRM free) for PC/MAC/LINUX
  • Artbook (physical & digital PDF)
  • Discord Community Hub Access
  • Documentary Footage during game development
  • Digital Wallpaper Poster
  • Rain Games Steampunk Game Bundle (Teslagrad, World To The West) for PC/MAC/LINUX (Steam + GOG DRM free)
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • PDF's of "Girl Genius" vol 1-20 and "Buck Godot"

Devil Dog - 100$

  • Digital Copy of the game (Steam + GOG DRM free) for PC/MAC/LINUX
  • Artbook (physical & digital PDF)
  • Physical Collector's Edition Copy of the game (choose between PC platforms or Nintendo Switch in reward survey. If stretch goals Playstation or XBox is met, you may choose between these as well)
  • Discord Community Hub Access
  • Documentary Footage during game development
  • Digital Wallpaper Poster
  • Rain Games Steampunk Game Bundle (Teslagrad, World To The West) for PC/MAC/LINUX (Steam + GOG DRM free)
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • PDF's of "Girl Genius" vol 1-20 and "Buck Godot"

Jägermonster - 240$

  • Digital Copy of the game (Steam + GOG DRM free) for PC/MAC/LINUX
  • Artbook (physical & digital PDF)
  • Physical Collector's Edition Copy of the game (choose between PC platforms or Nintendo Switch in reward survey. If stretch goals Playstation or XBox is met, you may choose between these as well)
  • Your name on "The Thousand Faces" Statue in-game
  • Your name in the Credits
  • Beta Testing Access
  • Discord Community Hub Access
  • Documentary Footage during game development
  • Digital Wallpaper Poster
  • Rain Games Steampunk Game Bundle (Teslagrad, World To The West) for PC/MAC/LINUX (Steam + GOG DRM free)
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • PDF's of "Girl Genius" vol 1-20 and "Buck Godot"

Torchman - 500$

  • Digital Copy of the game (Steam + GOG DRM free) for PC/MAC/LINUX
  • Artbook (physical & digital PDF)
  • Physical Collector's Edition Copy of the game (choose between PC platforms or Nintendo Switch in reward survey. If stretch goals Playstation or XBox is met, you may choose between these as well)
  • Your name on "The Thousand Faces" Statue in-game
  • Physical Diploma with a personalized message to you from the dev team
  • Your name in the Credits
  • Alpha Testing Access
  • Beta Testing Access
  • Discord Community Hub Access
  • Documentary Footage during game development
  • Digital Wallpaper Poster
  • Rain Games Steampunk Game Bundle (Teslagrad, World To The West) for PC/MAC/LINUX (Steam + GOG DRM free)
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • PDF's of "Girl Genius" vol 1-20 and "Buck Godot"

Muse - 1000$

Limited quantity of 30 at the time of this writing. We'll increase it if sold out, if Phil Foglio accepts the added portrait drawing work

  • Your own "steampunkified" caricatured painting displayed in-game, drawn by Phil Foglio (subject to approval <3)
  • Your own personal message on your portrait in-game when a player "inspects" the portrait (subject to approval <3)
  • Physical Diploma with a personalized message to you from the dev team
  • Digital Copy of the game (Steam + GOG DRM free) for PC/MAC/LINUX
  • Artbook (physical & digital PDF)
  • Physical Collector's Edition Copy of the game (choose between PC platforms or Nintendo Switch in reward survey. If stretch goals Playstation or XBox is met, you may choose between these as well)
  • Your name on "The Thousand Faces" Statue in-game
  • Your name in the Credits
  • Alpha Testing Access
  • Beta Testing Access
  • Discord Community Hub Access
  • Documentary Footage during game development
  • Digital Wallpaper Poster
  • Rain Games Steampunk Game Bundle (Teslagrad, World To The West) for PC/MAC/LINUX (Steam + GOG DRM free)
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • PDF's of "Girl Genius" vol 1-20 and "Buck Godot"

Whew! 😅 

Thanks for your support so far everyone! We're nearly there!

The DOOM! Bell tolls!

- Kenny

Twitter: @raingames_kenny and @rain_games

The DOOM! Bell is ringing!
over 3 years ago – Thu, Oct 08, 2020 at 06:09:45 AM

My Fellow Adventurers!

The DOOM! Bell is RINGING, for the return of the True Heterodyne!

Doom! Bell GIF

Doom! Bell videoclip

For the last 8 days of the campaign, let us RING THE DOOM! BELL, everyday. We shall awaken the ancient beasts from their slumber. We shall awaken the Old Heterodynes in the crypts! We shall ring the DOOM! Bell for the return of the True Heterodyne. We shall ring the DOOM! Bell for the creation of this videogame!


Each and every one of you, our beloved 2490(!) backers at the time of this writing; Please share the GIF or videoclip, with your text of why you want this game, and let's make it go VIRAL

Social Media, friends and family, gaming and hobby communities. Please ask your friends & communities to share this message further. Please use this link to share the campaign

Twitter: Please tag @girlgenius and @rain_games in your posts. Please use #girlgenius and #kickstarter


DOOM! Bell GIF download link

DOOM! Bell Youtube link

Thank you, to all of you! You are amazing, and we thank you for your considerate support! <3

Let's make this happen, and kick this villain out of Castle Heterodyne!

- Kenny

Twitter: @raingames_kenny and @rain_games

The Artbook - Announcing short story by Phil & Kaja Foglio!
over 3 years ago – Thu, Oct 08, 2020 at 06:09:28 AM

Greetings fellow adventurers!

We have the true pleasure, to announce, that your favourite professors Phil & Kaja Foglio will produce a short story for the Artbook in full Studio Foglio splendor! Very exciting!

With a short story from the Foglios as well! *Mockup render, might be changed, but we're going for hardcover

The Foglios have said they will share some more details on this soon, like approximate size of the story and story direction.

The Artbook will then contain a short story set in the Girl Genius universe by the Foglios, artpieces and concept art from game development production and anecdotes and short stories from the game dev team. 

It's a hot ticket as they say! Pledgers at 100$ reward tier or above receives the book.

Thank you all backers, for making this fabulously creative production come to life! <3

10 days left! Let's do it!

- Kenny

Twitter: @raingames_kenny & @rain_games

11 Days Left!
over 3 years ago – Thu, Oct 08, 2020 at 06:09:25 AM

Dear Backers,

the 11th day left of the campaign is upon us, and this one and a half week left will define if we are successful or not. The funding goal is within reach, and we can make it if we all get together to promote the campaign.

This is it. Please share the campaign with your friends, relatives, gaming and hobby communities. Let the Old Heterodynes hear you in their graves(?), and ring the Doom Bell everyday for the return of The True Heterodyne. And let's kick Zola Malfeazium out of the castle!

Let's win this!

Thank you to all backers for your support so far! You are outstanding!

The "Muse" reward tier at 1000$ was sold out, at 20 items available. Thank you! I've added 10 more to the limited quantity of the "Muse" reward tier, so Phil Foglio will get some more work to do, and let's have some proper art on the walls in Castle Heterodyne.

Let's fight for glory!

The victory is near! Will we make it? Well, let's all try our hardest, for we sure will!

Until next time

- Kenny

Twitter: @Raingames_Kenny & @Rain_games

Live interview with Gwen Frey from 'The Dialog Box' podcast on Twitch
over 3 years ago – Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 04:05:26 AM

Live interview on Twitch, Saturday 19th

Greetings fellow adventurers!

I'm doing a live interview on Twitch with Gwen Frey from 'The Dialog Box' podcast.

Gwen Frey
'The Dialog Box' Podcast

The Dialog Box is a video game development podcast starring game developer Gwen Frey. Gwen is an industry veteran with 12 years experience. She has worked on AAA titles such as BioShock Infinite, and smaller indie titles such as The Flame In The Flood. Most recently Gwen founded Chump Squad and launched her critically acclaimed indie puzzle game "Kine." On the podcast Gwen has casual chats with other developers. She digs into their pasts, their motivations, their inspirations, and what they are up to. When she found out her favorite indie comic Girl Genius was being adapted into a video game she just had to have Rain Games join her for an episode.

The interview will take place on Twitch, and Gwen will take questions from Twitch chat as well. The interview will be available on 'The Dialog Box' podcast after the live event. Links below.

I hope to see you at the live event! Follow @raingames_kenny and @rain_games on Twitter for notifications.

- Kenny