Reliquary Game Studios

Press Release: October 8, 2013

Media Contact: Than Dean,

Reliquary Game Studios is excited to announce the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for the Clockwork: Empire Roleplaying Game, which will run now through the first week of November. The game has been a long time in the making, and the anticipation of its fans was shown in the raising of over $4500 in the twenty-four hours of pledging. “It’s a great start and we’re very excited,” said CEO Zeke Coughlin, “but we’re only half way to our goal. The good news is that we have thirty-three days to make it the rest of the way there.” The Reliquary Games design team plans to use the proceeds of the Kickstarter campaign to fund a beautifully manufactured, 300+ page, full-color, hardback core rule book. The $9000 goal will provide the funds needed for the amazing artists and illustrators who will make the book an immersive piece of the Clockwork world.

Clockwork: Empire is a steampunk roleplaying game set in a Victorian world of gothic horror. Players take the role of exceptional individuals within the British Empire of 1896 as it strives to maintain tradition in the face of scientific advancement, powerful mystical practices, and the threat of the Pontus – the primordial chaos which is slowly reclaiming creation. The new and innovative mechanics of the game present new possibilities such as non-linear vignette-based initiative, a physical conflict that captures the threat and feel of real combat, and a social conflict system robust enough to entertain both method actors and power gamers alike.

“With an emphasis on dynamic social conflict instead of endless rounds of ‘roll-stab-repeat’ gameplay, Clockwork: Empire is not only a palate cleanser, but an invigoratingly fresh approach to the medium. This is a game every fan of the genre NEEDS to experience.”
-Dirk Manning, writer of Nightmare World, Tales of Mr. Rhee

Reliquary Game Studios invites everyone to take a look at Clockwork: Empire RPG and it’s Kickstarter campaign at Discover if you have a place in the Clockwork World.

ABOUT RELIQUARY GAME STUDIOS: We are an independent game company working to create real innovation in the industry. We are composed of long-time gamers, industry writers, martial artists, historians and historical reenactors who want to use the best of our knowledge and skill to make roleplaying games that are simple enough to be approachable, realistic enough to be believable, and flavorful enough to be immersive.