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Now is your chance to help GMT bring Twilight Struggle out for PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android!
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6,566 backers pledged $391,047 to help bring this project to life.

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BackerKit is now closed

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Greetings Backers,

We have just closed down BackerKit. If you had included any additional charges to your pledge, you will see these funds taken out within the next few days. Should you need assistance with your pledge, shipping address, or have another question, please email us at support@playdekgames.com

If you were not able to answer your survey, then please also email us and we will work with you to complete your survey.

Thank you all again, and have a great weekend!

Cheers!

Twilight Struggle Digital Team

BackerKit Closure Extended and Beta Update

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Greetings Backers,

While looking through the data in BackerKit we noticed that some backers had unknowingly doubled up on their shipping fees with the International Shipping Fee add-on. For these backers we removed the additional fees from their pledges in order to make sure they were being appropriately charged. Due to this change in the surveys we will leave BackerKit open until this Friday, August 28th, so that everyone can verify their surveys before closing. 

There are still a handful backers who have not answered their surveys so hopefully this extra time will be enough to get them in before Friday. If you still have not received your survey, please access the Survey Recovery Page here: http://twilight-struggle-digital-edition.backerkit.com 

You should be able to access your survey through this link, however please contact us if this does not work for you. 

Since our last update we have been hard at work preparing our beta build for release, however at this time we can see that we are still a couple of weeks out before we can share it with everyone. We are working as quickly as possible to get this build into our backer’s hands, nonetheless we need to apologize to everyone as this will not happen this month like we had hoped. We are now aiming for September for the beta release through Steam and will do our best to get this out to everyone as soon as possible. We will keep you posted on development changes as they occur. 

If you still have any questions, or experience any issues, please email us at support@playdekgames.com 

Cheers,

Playdek

Upcoming Beta Test and Backer Kit Closure

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Greetings Backers,

Playdek here with a digital version update for everyone to give you some information about the upcoming beta test and Backer Kit closure. When the Beta build is released later this month, it will feature the Online game mode. With this mode you will be able to create games, join games, and find games to play against other players. 

The Online game mode will include customization options to allow you to play how you would like to play. Aside from playing the game how it was originally designed, you will be able to select whether or not you wish to play with the Optional Cards, you will be able to choose the Chinese Civil War variant option if you’d like, and you will be able to select the Late War game option. You will also be able to mix and match these modes as you see fit for the style of game you want to sit down and play. 

The team has been hard at work making sure the interface will be streamlined,informative,and intuitive enough for both new and old players alike. We have been able to take the information from the physical board game and lay it out in a design that flows and that will work on multiple devices, so every player will be able to have the same game experience. Below is a screen of the layout as it is currently set up in our internal build: 

As you play online, you will be able to see your personal game rating change and will be able to keep track of your Win/Loss ratio. This rating will be visible to others as well so you will be able to see where you stand against everyone in the beta. We do have plans to add more to the ranking system in the future, but for beta we will at least have the standard ranking system found in our other games.   

When the beta is available, you will need to have a Steam account if you don’t already have one. Steam offers the easiest method of distributing the beta builds and for updating the game, so this is the route we decided to use for Twilight Struggle Digital Edition. We are still looking into other distribution channels for the retail version of the game, and will release more information on that as we move closer to the official launch. If you already have a Steam account, then you are all set up to receive the beta build. If you do not have an account, you can make one on the Steam website here: https://store.steampowered.com/join 
Remember, for now the beta will be for PC only.   

In order to make sure all of your physical items ship on time, we will be closing Backer Kit next Wednesday, August 26th, 2015. If you have already answered your survey, then you are good to go. However it would still be wise to double check your answers and to make sure your shipping address is correct. Although you may have updated it in Kickstarter, Backer Kit may not have the most up-to-date information so you will want to verify that the information in Backer Kit is correct. This also means that if you added on any additional items through Backer Kit, your payments will be processed so please keep that in mind for next week. 

If you still have not received a survey or are experiencing issues with your survey, please email us at support@playdekgames.com and we will work with you to complete your survey. 

This is also your last chance to order a Twilight Struggle Digital Edition t-shirt. This is a Kickstarter exclusive shirt, and we will not be selling these to anyone outside of this Kickstarter campaign. We have finalized the design, and after much debate and designs we are staying with the original design idea we shared with everyone during the campaign. We have an example of the final shirt below:

Again, if you have any questions about Backer Kit or your survey, please email us and we will work on this with you. Thank you for reading, and we will continue to update everyone again as the beta release approaches. 

Cheers, 

Playdek

A Peek at the Collector's Edition

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Hi everyone!

As I noted in our last update, I had an advance copy of the CE sent to me. My daughter Rachel and I spent this morning sleeving cards and stickering the reminder blocks, then she took a bunch of pictures which we put into a couple of collages for you guys to enjoy! Hopefully this will give you a taste of what you'll be getting when we ship the Collector's Editions next month.

After watching us prep the game for play this morning, all our kids (well, adults - 19, 23, and 25) were wowed by the overall quality and now they all want to play a team game with the new pieces. So as soon as we can set that up, we'll take a few pictures of an actual game in play with the CE components and share those with you guys, as well.

I hope you enjoy these Sneak Peeks!

Gene

Collector's Edition Shipping Notification

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Hi everyone!

Just a brief update today. I wanted to let you all know that we finally got a shipping notice this weekend for all of the Collector's Edition components and other physical rewards. We expect these to arrive in our warehouse around 25 August (assuming the port cooperates). We think collation and prep will take about two weeks on our end, so look for us to be able to start shipping the CE and the Physical Rewards to all of you in the September 5-10 time frame.

Additionally, there is a set of all the components that is on it's way to me via FedEx that should arrive in a few days. As soon as I have it, I'll take pics and post them here.

Thanks again for all your support! Won't be long now....

Gene