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Mask of the Rose Kickstarter Reaches Funding Goal

Mask of the Rose hit its initial funding ask, ensuring the game's release.
Mask of the Rose hit its initial funding ask, ensuring the game's release. / Photo courtesy of Failbetter Games

Mask of the Rose, the detective/romance visual novel set in the Fallen London universe, hit its initial Kickstarter funding goal this week.

At press time it had raised more than £99,000, passing the £90,000 mark that ensured the game would ship. The fundraising campaign will continue until March 10, giving development studio Failbetter Games plenty of time to add and reach stretch goals.

Mask of the Rose takes place just after London's fall to the underground. The city and its inhabitants are still dealing with the fallout of the change, displaced and disoriented in the dark of the Unterzee. Failbetter describes the game as a perfect entry point for players unfamiliar with the Fallen London universe, providing personal stories to anchor the world's dark absurdity.

The first stretch goal, titled with Failbetter's usual panache, is called The Housebreaker's Heir. Set at £105,000, it will fund the addition of a fourth origin story for players to choose in-game.

Failbetter announced Mask of the Rose in December. The game is set to launch for PC, Mac, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Kickstarter backers can only reserve copies on Steam or GOG at present.