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Black Book Reaches Funding Goal on Kickstarter, Free Prologue Available on Steam

Black Book

Morteshka and HypeTrain Digital have successfully funded the Kickstarter campaign for their dark fantasy RPG, Black Book, and released a prologue.

The game is set in 19th century Russia, and is heavily inspired by Slavic folklore and mythology. It follows Vasilisa, a fledgling witch, as she tries to break all seven seals on the Black Book so she can resurrect her lover.

Black Book features card-based combat as Vasilisa travels across the countryside performing exorcisms for the villagers. Players will collect new cards, represented as pages in the Black Book, as they investigate demonic activity and battle malicious creatures.

The campaign’s initial funding goal was $35,000, and is currently sitting at just over $53,000 at the time of writing. The latest stretch goal to be hit was English voice acting, with the cast being announced as Sarah Anne Williams as Vasilisa, Kyle Hebert as Egor, Daman Mills as Nikolai, and Ben Diskin as Proshka.

You can find a trailer about the English voice cast, and Kickstarter trailers below.

You can try Black Book out for yourself by downloading the free prologue on Steam, and can find the rundown of the game (via Steam) below:


A fusion of card-based RPGs and Adventure games, “Black Book” is a haunting tale of a young sorceress, who gave her life to serve the dark forces. Dive into the cold, yet alluring world of Slavic folktales – and uncover the secrets that hide in the darkness.

A young girl named Vasilisa, destined to become a witch, decides to throw her fate away and marry her beloved – but that dream is shattered when her betrothed dies under mysterious circumstances.

Aching for her lost love, Vasilisa seeks out the Black Book – a demonic artifact, said to be powerful enough to grant any wish to the one who uncovers all 7 of its seals.

Join Vasilisa in her adventures across the rural countryside, as she solves the woes of common folk by confronting demons and performing exorcisms.

  • Uncover the seals of Black Book
    Unleash hellish spells on your enemies! Collect spell cards and new skills as you progress.

  • A Historic Adventure
    Solve riddles and complete side-quests as you learn more about life in the Slavic countryside.

  • Lead a Demonic Flock
    Send demons to do your bidding, but be careful – idle demons will torture you if you don’t find them something to do!

  • Myths and legends
    Explore a world based on Northern Slavic mythology. Learn from an in-game encyclopedia, created with the help of expert anthropologists – and find all folk tales hidden within the game!


Black Book launches February 2021 for Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. If you missed it, you can find a hands-on preview of the prologue here.

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