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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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PC Beta Testing is Ready


Greetings Backers!

Playdek here again with some more development news for you. We have been able to resolve the issue we were experiencing and have uploaded Twilight Struggle onto Steam, which means beta codes are now being sent out to those of you in the PC beta. We began sending these codes out today, however due to the volume of emails that are being sent from our servers it may take a day or two for you to receive your code.

Once you receive your code you will be able to redeem it through the Steam Platform. To redeem this code, follow the instructions found here:

After you activate your code and start the game, you will need to create a new beta account. Our beta servers are not linked to our live servers, so your current Playdek account will not work during beta. It is also important to note that we do not have a working tutorial in at this time, but that is being developed and should be added into the game soon. We are also still working on the offline mode and the different settings for finding and creating a game, and we hope to be able to add those into the game as an update.

As you play the game, please post all suggestions, bug reports, and comments directly on our Playdek Forums. The team will have access to these forums and it will allow for a more open discussion regarding the beta. For all backers, please click on this link and create an account and we will flag you for the Backer Forums:

If you do not wish to use the forums, then you can always email us at We will use these reports to continue to work and improve on the game.

If you do not receive your beta code after a couple days, please email us and we will be happy to help you.

Thank you for your patience this week, and we look forward to reading your feedback!


Twilight Struggle Digital Team

Digital Development Update


Greetings Backers! 

Playdek here with an update for the digital development of Twilight Struggle. Currently we are working with Steam to get Twilight Struggle onto their platform, however we have run into an unexpected issue that has prevented us from being able to upload the game. We are just waiting for this last piece to fall into place so we can send the game out, however we do not know how long this will actually take so we apologize. We will continue to keep you up to date with information regarding the beta release as they develop. In the meantime, this has given us additional time to develop the game so that more features will be included when we are able to release beta. 

When you first launch Twilight Struggle, one of the first things you will most likely do is either create a game or join a game. As of right now, when you create a game your options are limited to the type of game you will be able to play. Currently the Chinese Civil War and Late War are not available in our most recent build which is why you can see they are grayed out. However these features will be up and running when we officially launch the game. 

Also when you go to create a game, if you have a friend or two who are also in the beta you will be able to send them an invitation to play against you. 

If you are ready to just hop into a game a start playing and don’t want to create one yourself, you will be able to search through a list of games waiting for an opponent to join. You will be able to see which side is available to play and what the timer for the game will be set to. 

We have also put in the Profile/Friends page. You will be able to see you specific stats for your gaming record and you will be able to compare these with the stats of your friends. 

Lastly here are some images from inside the game. This is what you will see when you enter your Headline phase: 

And this is the screen that will appear when it is your turn to decide what actions you would like to take during your turn: 

There are still a few things in these screens that need to be flushed out, so we will be using this time we have while we work things out with Steam to get as much done as possible. 

We have also received a sample shirt from the company manufacturing the Twilight Struggle shirts and wanted to share with you what these will look like: 

These are the shirts that were purchased as an add-on and are no longer available. The order is in and they will be delivered to GMT soon so that they can include them with their packages they will be sending out soon. 

We also wanted to let everyone know that we are rearranging some of the money we received from stretch goals to help further development, so we will not be able to send the backers in the $65+ tiers a Twilight Struggle mouse pad as we had hoped. However this money will go towards features we would like to add into the game, so everyone will be able to benefit from this change in plans. 

We will continue to keep everyone informed on the beta, and we are working to get this out to you all soon. Thank you for your patience, and let us know if you have any questions/concerns by posting in this update’s comment section. 


Twilight Struggle Digital Team

CE and Physical Rewards Update


Hi everyone!

It's been a trying past couple of weeks here. Most of you probably know by now of the CE map issue (East Germany is the wrong color). There's no way we're going to ship you that map, so we got back with the printers and are having it reprinted and sent to us as quickly as possible. They told us today they will ship to us at the end of October, which, because we are paying to expedite them here, should allow us to configure and ship all of the CEs by mid-November. Really sorry for the delay, but we can't send you an incorrect map.

Now the good news is that we did get the shipment with all the CEs and expansions in late last week. That means we do now have all of the game-related physical rewards that we can ship. Playdek says we'll have the T-shirts "the week of the 29th" so we are prepping items starting later this week with an eye towards shipping the physical rewards for the non-CE tiers in early-mid October, as we mentioned last time.  It won't be long now! 

I'll get you another update before we ship the non-CE rewards.

Thanks for your support!


Update on Collector's Edition


Hi everyone!

Unfortunately, our Twilight Struggle Collector's Editions are sitting either at anchor or in the port at present. We expected them in 10-14 days ago, but unfortunately we seem to be stuck in another port delay. Tony's going to try to get a firm delivery date from the port/shipping people this week, and we'll let you know as soon as we get that. But as I told you last month, we estimate it's going to take us AT LEAST two weeks, once the games are in the warehouse, to get the shipments organized and ready to go out. So it could be late September or even early October, just depending on when we actually receive them, to ship them out to you guys.

Sorry for the wait. We'll try to make good use of the time before the shipments arrive in the warehouse to be as organized as possible so that shipping goes smoothly once we begin.

I'll get back to you with more info once we get a firm delivery time from the port and shipping company.


BackerKit is now closed


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

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!


Twilight Struggle Digital Team