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Fabular: Once Upon a Spacetime » All about Journey Mode

Hello everyone!

It’s incredible to think that Fabular: Once Upon a Spacetime has now been out for over a month! Thank you to everyone who has picked up their copy and tried it out.

This week we’re delving into Journey Mode and what you can expect playing this version of Fabular.

Journey Mode is the main mode in Fabular, where you’ll get to explore the game’s deep lore, while also exploring the galaxy!

What is Journey Mode?

In Journey Mode, you begin in Realm 1 and journey through the different realms, fighting increasingly difficult enemies, while managing your resources, and upgrading your ship in order to survive.

The first step is selecting your ship and then you’ll find yourself on the starmap.

The Starmap

Although the starmap may appear easy at first glance, it requires careful planning, as well as a smidgen of luck, to safely navigate all its nodes.

Navigating the realms can be deadly. Without knowing which planet is connected with others, it can be difficult to plan your route. Make good use of all the gadgets at your disposal to safely explore the realm:

  • Scouts reveal nearby nodes to help you identify dead ends.
  • The all-seeing eye reveals the entire starmap.
  • Teleport beacons let you create a teleport point to return to in the future without expending any fuel.

Don’t forget about your resources! Exploring every node on the starmap is dangerous, unless you have a good supply of moonchill to fuel your ship. Flying without moonchill could cause irreparable damage to your spacecraft, as the infant sun powering your ship won’t be cooled after every jump.

Watch out for bandits. You’re a high profile figure exploring the realms alone, which makes you a large target for bandits. The more nodes you explore on the starmap, the more aware of your enemies will become, raising your alert level. The higher your alert level, the more difficult battles will be, but you’ll also get more/better loot!


Every node on the starmap contains a random event for you to encounter.

Some events will result in a battle, while others will require quick-thinking to resolve. Occasionally an event will send you on a quest, requiring you to navigate to a certain node or carry a passenger for some time.

During events you’ll also be given choices that will result in different outcomes. Selecting the moral choice in a situation is rewarded with tokens, which can be used to purchase meta upgrades. But these may not always be the best choices for you, depending on your playstyle.

Battles & Bosses

The main goal of Fabular’s journey mode is to successfully navigate all five realms and defeat the Void Lords.

Every realm has its own enemy types and end bosses for you to face and, as you progress through the realms, the difficulty of these enemies will increase. This is represented by stars on your Cosmic Chart.

As 2022 comes to a close, we’re getting prepared for 2023 when we have some big updates coming for Fabular. We can’t wait to share them with you.

Until next time,

– Spiritus Games