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It's Halloween and you're a ghost who loves candy. Trick-or-Treaters have candy... possess the kids and eat their candy!
It's Halloween and you're a ghost who loves candy. Trick-or-Treaters have candy... possess the kids and eat their candy!
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Announcement from Steve Jackson Games. PLEASE READ.

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Hello,

Here's an announcement from Steve Jackson Games. If you haven't filled out your survey (or need to update your address), please do so by Wednesday July 20, as that's when I'll be pulling the data to pass along to SJG, and a filled out survey will make it smoother in receiving your copy of the game.

July 15, 2016 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEIt’s No Trick: Ghosts Love Candy Really Is Coming, From Steve Jackson Games  

It’s No Trick: Ghosts Love Candy Really Is Coming, From Steve Jackson Games

 AUSTIN, Texas (July 14, 2016) – You may not know this, but ghosts like candy. Did I say like?
I meant love. 

And gamers loved the idea of Ghosts Love Candy so much that the game met its full Kickstarter funding goal in 2015. Unfortunately, unforeseen issues prevented the completion of the game. That’s why Steve Jackson Games is producing it now. 

When we noticed that so many people were excited about the game, we saw an opportunity to help bring Ghosts Love Candy to life, and we will be offering it next year as an official Steve Jackson Games release! 

That excitement from Kickstarter won’t go to waste, either. Although Steve Jackson Games did not receive any of the Kickstarter campaign funds, we want to do what we can to reward the 371 backers of the Ghosts Love Candy project. Steve Jackson Games is taking steps to collect the addresses of all of the Ghosts Love Candy Kickstarter project backers so we can ship each of you a copy of the printed game. If you supported the Kickstarter project, then please contact kickstart@sjgames.com. We will check your information against the data we receive from 5th Street Games, and notify you when the game is ready to mail. We recognize that Ghosts Love Candy wouldn’t be here without that fan support. 

Now gamers everywhere will finally get to haunt unsuspecting trick-or-treaters, using special powers to collect their favorite candy – but they must be careful not to linger too long, or the kids will get scared and run away. It’s a spooky good time for three to six ghosts!

Sam Mitschke, COO of Steve Jackson Games, provided additional game development help with his co-conspirator Randy Scheunemann. When asked about the project, Sam poked two holes in a sheet of paper, held it in front of his face, and shouted, "BOOOoooooOOOOOOoooooooo!"

About Steve Jackson Games
Steve Jackson Games, based in Austin, Texas, has been publishing games, game books, and magazines since 1980. Its best-selling game is Munchkin, with almost 7 million copies of the games and supplements in print worldwide. Other top sellers are GURPS (the Generic Universal RolePlaying System), Zombie Dice, and Illuminati. Past hits have included Car Wars and Toon. Steve's very first game, Ogre, originally released in 1977, drew almost a million dollars' worth of Kickstarter support in 2012 for a super-deluxe edition, which was released in late 2013.

Press Contact: Rhea Friesen, Marketing Director marketing@sjgames.com

 

 

 

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    1. Nick Sparks
      Superbacker
      on October 25, 2016

      I've apparently been under a rock and ignorant of all this rescuing by Steve Jackson Games until I got an email today indicating that something had been shipped to me. Just for kicks, I searched my email for "sjgames.com" and found the previous email talking about Ghosts Love Candy.

      I was not one of the raving mad people when 5th Street Games hit their snags and GLC died as a kickstarter. Sure, I was out a few $, but life always has risks - not worth getting mad over $30.

      But I have to say that Steve Jackson Games, fulfilling a Kickstarter that wasn't theirs out of good faith to those that funded it... Well, bravo! My hat is off to you Steve Jackson and all of the people in your company that made this leap. Thank you so much.

    2. Bart R on July 18, 2016

      @Eula scroll all the way to the top of the page and click the 'View Pledge' button. You'll get a popup window with three tabs, check the second one - it's called 'Survey'.

    3. Xildur
      Superbacker
      on July 17, 2016

      Thank you so much guys, very neat solution!

    4. Eula Mangantulao on July 16, 2016

      Where would I find the survey? Or find out if I completed one?

    5. Philip Reed
      Superbacker
      on July 16, 2016

      NOTE: We (Steve Jackson Games) are making the game. The game is at print now. We have no plans to create any Kickstarter-promised expansions, accessories, add-ons, custom materials, or anything other than the Ghosts Love Candy game.

    6. James Abram Linthicum
      Superbacker
      on July 16, 2016

      Thank you SJG for making this project a reality. I do have some other questions though. Will the game's expansions be included later on, a have you acquired the rest of the 5th Street Games library?

    7. The Nacho
      Superbacker
      on July 16, 2016

      This is good news overall. Sad that Kilcrease stole our monies and did a lot of shady things with and after the campaign. That said, I am a fan of SJG games and happy this is *finally* happening. Thank you SJG.

    8. Andy Nicholas on July 16, 2016

      Will we also get the expansion's that we unlocked?

    9. Hanne Beate Stigsrud on July 16, 2016

      @Sezra: When you're logged in you'll find "View pledge" on blue background nearly at the top right on this site. When you click on that you'll find what you have pledged for and on the top middle you can click on "Survey". You'll then be able to change your address.

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      Michael J Burke on July 16, 2016

      Great news and happy that Danny got his game published.

    11. Philip Reed
      Superbacker
      on July 16, 2016

      NOTE: We are still several months from shipping the game to anyone. The game is at print, we have seen the tooling sample, but please do not think any of this means the games are mailing out soon.

    12. Sezra on July 16, 2016

      I sent an email, but what survey?

    13. Hanne Beate Stigsrud on July 16, 2016

      Wow, great news! Thanks a lot SJG! I've updated my address in the survey and sent an email to confirm my pledging.

    14. The Phantom Piper on July 15, 2016

      Great News. Thank you.

    15. Lunari on July 15, 2016

      This is amazing news! I'm absolutely thrilled! Thanks so much! Not to mention I already love SJG for all that hot Munchkin action...

    16. JKP
      Superbacker
      on July 15, 2016

      Just more proof of how a classy game company is operated. Thank you SJG!

    17. Andy Nicholas on July 15, 2016

      This is great! I've just sent my email off!!!

    18. Sarah Reed
      Superbacker
      on July 15, 2016

      Woohoo! I just updated my address and so can't wait for this to arrive! Thank you so much SJG! You all are awesomesauce! And I love that you kept all the art the way it was - perfect!

    19. Christopher "DarkWolfNine" Muzatko
      Superbacker
      on July 15, 2016

      That's awesome! Thanks so much!

    20. Philip Reed
      Superbacker
      on July 15, 2016

      Absolutely true.

    21. LeAnne Sinclair
      Superbacker
      on July 15, 2016

      If this is true, you just made my week!

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      weregrrl
      Superbacker
      on July 15, 2016

      This is fantastic news! Thanks, SJG!!!

    23. Ed Dexter on July 15, 2016

      Is this real life? So, so....SO! HAPPY!
      Thank you SJG! If I hadn't already been in love with you since the 80s, I surely would be now!

    24. Sharlene Glennie on July 15, 2016

      This news makes me very happy. I was just thinking about this game couple of days ago and disappointed that it didn't get made so I'm glad to see that SJG are going to pick up the baton.