Embark on a heart-warming journey to the alpine town of Kindred Vale. Discover mystic spirits and restore their trust. Use their magic to explore the breathtaking mountains, gather, craft, and forge strong relationships with those you meet along the way to return the town to its former charm.
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Why Early Access?

“Our dream as indie game studio is to create games people love to play, and enjoy the stories we tell. Kindred Vale is such a project. We really got excited about the game idea and want to bring it to life. We have the vision, concepts, we started building a beautiful game world and gather lots of cool alpine lore for our game's cozy setting and storytelling.

To get as much feedback as possible, we want to release Kindred Vale early and see what players like, which aspects of the game resonate with them, and concentrate on polishing the aspects that make Kindred Vale unique rather than aspects players are fed up by. We need the community's help and are looking forward to have joyful feedback sessions in the forums.

That's why we want to release the game as an Early Access title and shape the development of Kindred Vale together with you, the player.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to spend about a year in Early Access. To give both our team and our community enough time to play, listen to feedback, implement it, and develop crucial parts of the game together.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We plan to release the Early Access version of Kindred Vale with a fun and engaging set of gameplay, lore and a story that goes beyond usual cozy games. There will be the activities you love in cozy life-sim games like exploring, fishing, gathering, romancing, and customization options for your character and home in our unique Austrian Alps setting.

We envision a finished version of Kindred Vale to have the initial Early Access version of the game with a lot of polish and player feedback implemented.

To extend the scope further, we will run a Kickstarter campaign before Early Access release. Depending on the outcome of that campaign, we plan to extend the game's scope by various stretch goals, if achieved.

Those stretch goals might include
  • multiplayer
  • additional areas to explore like the island on the lake, the higher mountains, mines
  • richer and deeper storytelling and romancing options for characters
  • more activities and mini-games such as animal care, farming, shearing sheep, producing wool and your own clothes
  • town extensions like the beautiful Night Market

Bear in mind we cannot predict the future and how the game or the studio will evolve in the current economy. Let me say, though, that we are all really, really passionate about this project and we invite you to join our Discord to get in touch and see for yourself. We're sure our community and vision for Kindred Vale will resonates with you. But as is the nature with Early Access titles, there is always the possibility for failing.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We plan to release the Early Access version of Kindred Vale in the first half of 2025. Please refer to the "How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?" section to read what we planned for EA and how the EA version is planned to evolve until full release.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The Early Access will launch with a slightly smaller price as a thank you for the help during the Early Access phase and believing in our project. The price will be increased at full release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are planning to develop Kindred Vale in tandem with our community. We have a thriving DIscord community for our prior cozy game and want to extend it to Kindred Vale's Early Access phase to interact more closely with our community on this Discord as well as Steam's forums.

Specifically actively asking the community for feedback on certain game aspects we are developing, hosting Q&A sessions on Discord, posting updates and being transparent about what we can and can't implement. We strongly believe that Early Access is crucial to indie developers to creating a game loved by players. Your feedback will be crucial to bring Kindred Vale to a state that you, our community, want to see.”
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About This Game

Kindred Vale is an enchanting life-sim set in the mystical Austrian Alps, filled with the spirits of regional folklore not found in other games. You have the power to see them all. Help the spirit community to thrive again and use their magic - fly with the Harpien, dive with the Nixen, run through the Grasslands with the Zlatorog. Blend foraging, farming and crafting with heartfelt relationships and a community rich with stories. Embark on a serene journey to bring harmony to the worlds of humans and mountain spirits, transforming Kindred Vale back into a haven of peace and beauty.


The Spirits and humans of Kindred Vale lived in harmony for many years before a tragic rift came between them. Ever since, more and more of the town has slipped into the magical fogs the folkloric creatures use to protect their home. This divide has led people to lose touch with the spirits. You, alone, can still see them all, interact with and communicate with them. You have the chance to mend old wounds and rebuild the trust that has been lost. It is up to you to bring the two communities back together.


Kindred Vale is full of spirits inspired by the folklore of our home in the Austrian Alps. Wolpertinger, Perchten, the Tatzelwurm and many more are a part of life in Kindred Vale and always have been. By interacting with the spirits and exploring their needs, you’ll be able to befriend them and rebuild their trust in humanity, as well as unlocking strange and wonderful abilities that only you can harness.


Each spirit has a unique gift that allows you to explore Kindred Vale like never before. After befriending them, fly up to the peaks of the Alps with the Harpyien, dive down to the depths of the lake with the Nixen​, venture to the hidden places of the forest with the Wolpertinger​, or speed through the grasslands with the legendary Zlatarog. Use these gifts to help restore Kindred Vale to the peaceful and harmonious place it once was.


Kindred Vale features a diverse community of townspeople. Like the Spirits, they have their own unique personalities, likes and dislikes. Each brings a distinct story and perspective to the town, which will be added to as we bring more and more updates to the game. Who you befriend is completely up to you. Among them, you may even find that special someone who makes your heart flutter, with relationships adding yet more depth to each character.


Kindred Vale reimagines the cozy game classics! Once you’ve settled into town, you can forage and fish ingredients to cook, craft furniture to decorate your home, and give a range of gifts to your fellow townies. Unlock and discover more recipes through your interactions, explore the surrounding areas to find parts of Kindred Vale’s long history, and take them back to be celebrated in the local museum.


Kindred Vale is truly unique - nestled in the heart of vast mountains, lush grasslands, a beautiful lake and a mysterious forest. And in town, each district has much to offer; its own look and unique spirit. Explore at your own pace and enjoy the amazing views and vistas the area has to offer.

But, there is more to Kindred Vale than meets the eye. The protective fogs that cover much of the town hold secrets that many don’t know and some don’t speak of. By working with both people and spirits to unify the town, you can uncover the truth of what happened many years ago, mend the rift between the two communities and - maybe - even learn something about yourself along the way…

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: TBA
    • Processor: TBA
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: TBA
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: TBA
    • VR Support: TBA
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
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