Mandragora

This page is also available in English.
Would you like to switch to the English version whenever possible?
Note: the current page will need to reload to display the new version in English.

FAQ

Mandragora
A 2.5D side-scroller action-RPG with deep Metroidvania & Soulslike elements, set in a painterly dark fantasy world.
Only 6 Days Left!
Only 5 Days Left!
Only 4 Days Left!
Only 3 Days Left!
Only 2 Days Left!
Less than 48 Hours Left!
Less than 24 Hours Left!
Less than 20 Hours Left!
Less than 16 Hours Left!
Less than 12 Hours Left!
Less than 10 Hours Left!
Less than 8 Hours Left!
Less than 6 Hours Left!
Less than 4 Hours Left!
Only Hours Left!
Only Minutes Left!
Project We Love
Video Games
Budapest, Hungary
This page is hosted by Primal Game Studio. Kickstarter does not support multi-language campaign pages, so we built this separate page to present our project to you in your language.
If you decide to support us, you’ll first find information here on how you can do that, and then we’ll redirect you to Kickstarter.com where you can make your pledge. Thank you!
Mandragora
A 2.5D side-scroller action-RPG with deep Metroidvania & Soulslike elements, set in a painterly dark fantasy world.
US$ 276742
pledged of US$ 110,000 goal
5220
backers
days to go
  • 00
  • 00
  • 00
  • 00
Days:Hrs:Mins:Secs left
Project We Love
Video Games
Budapest, Hungary
All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal in time.
This page is hosted by Primal Game Studio. Kickstarter does not support multi-language campaign pages, so we built this separate page to present our project to you in your language.
If you decide to support us, you’ll first find information here on how you can do that, and then we’ll redirect you to Kickstarter.com where you can make your pledge. Thank you!

Kickstarter connects creators with backers to fund projects.

Rewards aren’t guaranteed, but creators must regularly update backers.

You’re only charged if the project meets its funding goal by the campaign deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions
[GAME] What platforms will Mandragora be available on?

We’re currently aiming to release the game on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X, and Nintendo Switch simultaneously.

 

The commercial release plan for Mandragora includes digital copies on each aforementioned platform, and physical copies for console platforms. There is currently no plan for a PC physical release, although we cannot guarantee that these plans will not change in the future. The physical versions for both PC and console platforms offered in the Kickstarter campaign are going to offer an exclusive, Kickstarter backer-only box design.

[GAME] When will Mandragora be released?

While we don’t have an exact date just yet, we’re aiming for the second half of 2023.

[GAME] What languages will Mandragora be translated to?

We’re working on text and full voiceovers in English and our native Hungarian, and our great publishing partner Marvelous will provide top-quality text for German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean. For more details, check out our Languages post.

[GAME] Is this a single-player game?

Yes, Mandragora will be a single-player experience.

[GAME] How far along is Mandragora in development?

We’ve been working on the game since 2018. Five people built the foundations, and after years of slow team expansion, Mandragora is now coming together nicely.

 

Core elements are in place; many bosses are finished, multiple other enemies are completely implemented, and most classes and their skills are designed and are now being refined. The campaign structure is set, the major story arc and main character storylines are written, three environments are completed, and the rest of the chapters are well underway.

[GAME] Will there be character customization?

Yes, we are planning to include customization options at launch, such as the option to select the body type and voice of your character. And now, thanks to you helping us reach our main funding goal, other customization features will be available too.

[GAME] Will there be an option to disable camera shake?
Yes, you will be able to disable it in the Game Options menu.
[GAME] Do you have plans for paid DLC or a season pass?

Not currently. Developing the base game takes our full attention for now. But we’re definitely planning to both support and expand the world of Mandragora later down the line.

[GAME] How is Mandragora different from other Metroidvanias or Soulslike games?

We purposefully designed the game to include a variety of features; not only from Metroidvanias or Soulslikes, but also from classic RPGs and narrative-driven games with complex storytelling, with the goal of combining what we love about all our favourite titles into one cohesive experience.

[TEAM] Who is developing Mandragora?
Primal Game Studio – we’re an independent game studio founded in Budapest, Hungary.
[TEAM] Do you already have a publisher?

Yes, our friends over at Marvelous Europe are on board as the publisher for Mandragora! They’re a great partner that is actively encouraging our ambitions by supporting us in getting the game made and handling worldwide distribution, marketing efforts, and localization – all while we still retain full creative control of the game.

[REWARDS] Can I participate in PC Closed Beta Access or get the Exclusive First-Try Demo on PC and still get my full copy on console?

Yes, you can, even if you plan to redeem your physical copy or digital download on a different platform!

 

You’ll be able to indicate your preferred platform for your full copy of Mandragora after the campaign.

[REWARDS] I want a Reward from another Tier. Can I add other Rewards to my selected Reward Tier?

Yes! You can add more to your Reward Tier by selecting from the list of available Add-ons.

 

You can choose up to 10 pieces per Add-on. For example, if you selected the “Mage” Tier, you can add one Art Book, two Exclusive Glass Mugs, and ten additional Exclusive T-Shirts.

[REWARDS] Will I be included in the game’s Credits?
Yes, if you pledge Reward Tier “Heretic” or above, your name will be included in the game’s Credits. And if you choose Reward Tier “Warden” or above, then we’ll also immortalize you or someone dear to you by showing off a name of your choice in the In-game Backers’ Memorial Site, a special location within the game for all players to see.
[REWARDS] What happens if I pledge more than the minimum for a Reward Tier?
If you pledge more – for example, if you want to help us achieve Stretch Goals! – then you will receive credit that can be redeemed for extra Add-ons following the end of the campaign. You will be able to select from the available Add-ons using the post-campaign survey or ”pledge manager”.
[REWARDS] How exclusive are the Kickstarter-exclusive rewards?

All “Exclusive” rewards are Kickstarter backer-exclusive items that won’t become available to retail customers later down the line. For example, physical game copies with an exclusive box design.

 

However, we reserve the right to keep a few to give away in special cases – like for players who volunteer to help us in various ways, media personalities, games industry partners, and charitable giveaways.

[SHIPPING] What countries can you ship physical rewards to?
We can currently ship to the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA
[SHIPPING] Will I be charged sales tax or customs fees when my rewards are shipped?

We will ship Rewards to EU-based backers from within the EU so you won’t be charged sales tax or customs fees. The Total amount that you see for your pledge on Kickstarter is all you pay.

 

The same applies to US-based backers – what you see is what you’ll pay.

 

We’re also examining the same possibility for a few other countries. We can’t confirm anything yet, but we’ll give a shout whenever we can.

[FUNDING] When will I be charged?
You will only be charged when the campaign is over, and only if we reach our funding goal.
[FUNDING] How will the money raised be spent?

All funds raised here on Kickstarter will go directly to Primal Game Studio and Mandragora.

 

They will be spent on hiring new talents to grow our development team, working on additional game features as detailed on the project page, and providing promised rewards to our generous backers.