Letters - a written adventure

Created by 5am Games

A heartwarming coming of age story about finding the right words.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

More words, more story!
22 days ago – Wed, May 06, 2020 at 01:05:45 PM

Hey, friends 💚
How are you holding up? We haven’t updated you in a while so we got 3 cool things to share this time 😃

Firstly a quick update on your rewards. There is an end in sight! It’s still going slowly but it shouldn’t take much longer before we can order and eventually ship your rewards.
Thank you all for being patient with us and our suppliers. It will be worth the wait because everything we have gotten already looks super cute. We are really happy how the the stickers, pins and co turned out and we think you’ll love them too. 🥳 

 
Now let’s talk about development 🔧
When we started our Letters journey we were mainly focused on the game mechanic and riddles apart from the visuals. That means for the longest time the story served as a playing field for us to create the most interesting riddles in. In the last year however we got the feeling that this is not enough. Inspired by feedback we got from people like you, who played our demo and care about the game, we decided to change a few things… 😲
Don’t worry, we’ll keep the riddles, bad puns and beautiful visuals! We didn’t take away anything, instead we shifted our focus a little bit.
Letters is a narrative game. One where you can make decisions for Sarah and change how her story will unfold. So the story needs to be good, right?
That’s why we spent the last 5 months on improving, extending and deepening the story. ✏️
We now focus on Sarah’s journey on how to pursue her dreams, confront her fears and learn how to find the right words to express her emotions. This might seem quite straight forward but we all know that it’s not easy to be open and vulnerable about our feelings and follow our own path, despite what others might say. ❤️
It’s a little scary to admit but the story of Letters is in parts a very personal one. We used difficult and impactful situations that we’ve been through to shape Sarah’s thoughts and journey. We let ourselves be vulnerable and open to connect with you through shared experiences, hopes, pain and lessons learned. To us, that’s what a good story is all about. 💌
But let us know how you feel about that. We for our part are happy how the story and redesigned levels turned out and we can’t wait to let you experience it! 😍
 


Talking about finding words and good stories… We also would like to give you a game recommendation today. 😀
Our good friend Mark Backler and his team just released their wonderful game Lost Words: Beyond the Page on Google Stadia! 🥳🥳🥳

So if you love word-based puzzle platformers, unique visuals and touching stories, you should definitely give Lost Words a try. They also released a free demo on their Steam page, if you don’t have Google Stadia yet.

We are definitely big fans of the game (and not just because we’re friends with Mark 😉).
Give the game a try and follow them on social media if you like creative and sweet puzzle games.


 Also don’t forget to follow us on social media and wishlist Letters on Steam. It helps us out a lot 🤗

We hope you’re all doing well! Stay healthy & optimistic! 💚
Take care!
All the best,
Aleksandra, Martina & Selina

More news about physical rewards & new animations
about 2 months ago – Fri, Apr 03, 2020 at 02:41:50 AM

Hey friends 💚

The past days and weeks have been difficult for all of us. We devs are doing well, but we too are feeling the effects of the crisis.
There are still people who didn't fill out the survey or don’t answer our messages anymore but we don’t want to press anybody in a situation like this. Of course we still try to contact them regularly so that we can send out all the rewards in the near future but it might take a while until we hear back from everyone.

Of course the delivery of all the physical rewards takes longer too, because in many places the factories are working slower or suspended production.
Either way, we have to postpone the shipping a bit. We hope you understand that. We are trying our best to ship the rewards in summer but we can’t promise anything since it’s unclear how the pandemic will evolve in the next weeks and months.

Thank you for being patient and understanding. As a little treat, we wanted to show you the first batch of pins! 😍
What do you think?

We are working from home at the moment but that doesn’t mean we’re spending our time idly. 💪
We wanted Sarah to be more expressive so she got some new animations to express her emotions:

Also we added some new effects:



Let us know if you like the new, expressive Sarah!
If you want to see more of our progress, follow us on social media but don’t worry. We won’t stop updating you here.

We hope you are doing well. Let’s all be safe and careful but keep an optimistic spirit! Because every bad thing will pass eventually. 💚
We want to give a big virtual hug to everyone feeling lonely or anxious right now. Don’t forget to keep in touch with your friends and family. You could even do it like Sarah and write them an old school letter.

You can also come to our Discord server to talk to others if you feel like chatting a bit. We’re still a small but very nice group of people:
Join our Discord

Stay healthy and happy! Take good care of yourself. 😊

All the best,
Aleksandra, Martina & Selina

1 day left to complete the survey!
3 months ago – Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 04:53:28 AM

Hey, friends 

We’re ready to order all the physical rewards! 😍

So now need everyone’s address and reward preferences to order, prepare, pack and ship them your way. So please if you haven’t yet:

🚨 Complete your Kickstarter survey 🚨
Don’t hesitate to contact us here on Kickstarter or mail: info@letters-game.com should you run into any problems with the survey.
Because the earlier we got your info, the earlier we can ship everything! 💚

If you are unsure whether you completed the survey or not, follow this link:
https://letters-a-written-adventure.backerkit.com/backer

This will be the last chance for now to get our stickers, shirts, postcards, pins & special digital rewards.
So if you know others who are interested in Letters too, send them this link to join the Backer family:
➡️ http://bit.ly/Letters_BackerKit

The link will be active until the DAY AFTER TOMORROW, March 1st. So tell them to hurry if they want to get anything from the page. 😉

Other than that, thank you all for your support and your patience with all our BackerKit plugs.
We appreciate it a lot. 💚

Soon we’ll be able to send out all your physical rewards so stay tuned for that!
And don’t forget to follow us on social media:

All the best,
Aleksandra, Martina & Selina

First look at our stickers!
3 months ago – Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 10:34:49 PM

Hello, dear pen pals,
💚 Look what we got in the mail!
💚


The
first batch of stickers arrived today and we love how they turned out. 😍
What do you think?

In order to send you the stickers, shirts and other physical rewards, we need everyone's addresses and reward preferences. So please, if you haven't already:
🚨 Please complete our Kickstarter
survey 🚨
Let us know if you didn't get it yet or ran into any problems. You can contact us here on Kickstarter or via mail. We’re glad to help. 😊
📨 info@letters-game.com

And if you have friends or family that would like to get some of the Letters swag or want to support the game, you can share this link with them:
 ➡️ http://bit.ly/Letters_BackerKit

The link will be up until the first of March and it's possible to pay with PayPal which is great for people who don’t have a credit card. 😀

If you want to chat with us devs or others from the Letters family, join our Discord and don't forget to follow us on social media for more pics, news, and info. 😊

All the best,
Aleksandra, Martina & Selina

New year, new looks!
4 months ago – Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 02:40:52 AM

We entered a new decade, everyone! We hope your holiday season was restful and you could spend the time with good food, nice people and fun things. 🎈

The three of us took a few days off to relax so we’re up and ready to conquer 2020! We want to share with you some of the bigger plans we have in mind over the next couple of weeks.
We hope you’ll like it! 😍

Our first big task is Character Customization.💄
Thanks to all of you, players will be able to change Sarah’s look! We are super excited about it so Selina came up with some new color palettes for our protagonist. Aleksandra is working on the system to implement it and Martina is... also there. 😉


Coming up with new looks is fun but there is also a lot of work involved. As you might know, there will be multiple playable versions of Sarah and she is probably the most frequently drawn character in the whole game. So even without character customization, we have about eight Sarah’s including dozens of animations that Selina is redrawing at the moment. 🎨


We will make sure to share all the further progress so make sure to follow us on social media if you want to see more. 

In the meantime, Aleksandra and Martina are working on other interesting things which we will reveal in the next update. Stay tuned! 😀

Also, a little reminder for everyone who didn’t do it already:
🚨 Please fill out your Kickstarter survey 🚨
We need this information to order, prepare and eventually send out all the goodies! The earlier we got your info, the earlier we can ship everything.
Please let us know, should you have any problems with the survey or if you have any questions about BackerKit. We’re glad to help. 😊

And if you have friends or family that would like to get some of the Kickstarter goodies too or want to support the game, you can share this link with them:
 ➡️ http://bit.ly/Letters_BackerKit

The link will be up until the end of February and it is possible to pay with PayPal which is great for people who don’t have a credit card. 😀

Other than that, we wish you a great start to 2020. Let's all make the most of it! 😍
All the best,
Aleksandra, Martina & Selina