Thank you for our Kickstarter Success!

What an absolutely crazy month! Externus: Path of the Solari has successfully funded and we owe EVERYTHING to you: our friends, family, and fans. I hope you all are able to take as much pride from this as the dev team does, we absolutely could not have done it without the support from each and every one of you! THANK YOU! We really don’t even have the words to express how grateful we are at this moment. We couldn’t have been a Kickstarter success without you!

So what’s next for the project? We should be sending out backer surveys in the next few weeks to everyone who backed us. These surveys will collect all the information required for us to start the ball rolling on getting your rewards. This is where you’ll be able to name your taverns, your mercenaries, and start creating your legends. We’ll also be contacting people with information regarding access to the Discord channel. We will also be falling into a steady flow of backer updates on the progress of the game, showing new characters, levels, and features, all spoiler-free of course!

While we did unfortunately not hit our goal for the PS4 version, I wanted to let you all know we’ll still be looking for ways to get that version out there as soon as we can. We want to get the game to everyone and let people play on their preferred device, so we won’t give up until we find a way! Keep an eye out for updates on this, and we will let you know as soon as we can!

Several people have asked about add-on items, and we do plan to make several items available as BackerKit add-ons. The main one people wanted to know about was the Art Book, so if you have a pledge down for the game and decide later you’d like to get an art book a la carte, you’ll be able to do this. Information on how to do this should be rolling out around the same time as the surveys.

Again, thank you so much for your support and encouragement through this process! You are all absolutely amazing and the drive we have internally on the development team has never been stronger! We are already working on some cool new features for the game and can’t wait to start sharing information with you in our updates!

If you have any questions please reach out to us here in the comments section, send us a message via our profile, or ping us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or pretty much anywhere else @WinterbornGames

concept art of character alrik steele with sword and shield

Thank you! 

What more can we say except for thank you? You’ve helped us in a major way by backing the project and sharing it with people. We encourage you to continue to do that as it will help us meet our goal but we couldn’t have asked for a better start. If you’re not following us on Facebook and Twitter, we shared a piece of art Moudy is still working on featuring the character Alrik Steele. 

Some additional background on Alrik, he is the character Jack on our team played in the tabletop version of our game. Jack literally grew up playing this character at the table and we are excited to be able to tell you his story. 

Kickstarter Update

New Character Reveals


Yasumori Head Shot
Yasumori Armor Concept

Yasumori was a large part of the original campaign and we wouldn’t be happier with how Moudy interpreted our spiritual Samurai. In the tabletop version of the game, he was played by our friend Ted and played the role of best friend and companion to Alrik Steele. Yasumori and Alrik have had a bond for a young age as their families were close and Alrik was often left in the care of Yasumori family when Osmund was off on his travels. We can’t wait to share more on him as soon as we can, but we have one more character to show you. 


Full-Color Concept For Jill
Various Outfit Concepts for Jill

Jill Callaghan is a pirate captain that the party will run into during their adventures. She is incredibly tough and headstrong and may not be so eager to join up with the Soldat Solari. She will, however, be eager to start a fight like any good pirate would. There is a lot more to Jill than her tough demeanor and pirate antics, but we wouldn’t want to spoil that for you! 

Again, Thank You!

Thank you all for backing us and we hope to bring you many more and frequent updates as our journey continues while making this game. Our world is rich with characters, history, and locales that we can’t wait to share it all! We also encourage you all to comment on the things that you like about the campaign and the kind of updates you would like to see in the future. We want you to help us on this journey and we want to bring you more of the things you want to see! 

Check our more Kickstarter Updates

We’ve posted all our Kickstarter Updates to our website, but you can see them all in their original form on our Kickstarter Page.