I salute you.
Her job was simple. Keep an eye on him. Simple, yes. Easy - not for a second. This person of interest was as elusive as he was dangerous. Can't keep too far from him. Can't get too close.
She couldn't get a routine out of him. He didn't have one. People like him never do. They cannot afford to be predictable. So she had to become his ghost, his shadow, following in his wake, copying his moves. She tracked from a distance, then pursued.
He did have desires, though. He couldn't help it. And she knew what those were. They would be the end of him. And on that day it wasn't any different. He had to get his fix and she was right behind him.
Unmistakable in his walk, and by the back of his neck, which she had come to know so well. He tried to blend in, but she was smarter. She mimicked his pace, observing from a safe range. She could take him down now if she wanted to, if she was allowed.
But she wasn't as smart as she thought she was. He was taking too long in there today. Only by a few minutes, but she knew that something was wrong. As she barged into the well hidden back entrance her cover was blown. By the time she'd reached the third floor, he was gone. Halfway across town. Vanished.
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I hope you've been keeping well! I'm happy to bring you a few pieces of information today, all of which should help spur us on towards our next stretch goal. I'd love to give you guys some KS exclusive point cards!
We'll start today with our newest add-on....T-SHIRTS!
I've designed a limited line-up for t-shirts to give you a taste of things to come. As always, I'd love to hear your suggestions and shout-outs for designs, captions, Agents, layouts etc that you'd like on your t-shirts. I'll finalize the options towards the end of the campaign, and will present the final designs for you to choose from. I'll then get your selection via the survey at the close of the campaign.
As usual, just up your pledge amount to add t-shirts to your bundle. Feel free to use the comments section in the update or the main page to start getting creative with ideas for the t-shirts!
The Agents salute Game Salute!
The second piece of news is something that's been in the works for a few weeks, and I'm personally really excited about planning for the future of The Agents. I've just signed a distribution deal with Game Salute* to distribute and manage The Agents after Kickstarter closes. I'll still be in charge of the game and its development, but it means that I'll have the professional, experienced support of an established game company to help me distribute, sell and fulfill orders post-KS. It will free me up to carry on working on new expansions, modes of playing, the app and brand new game ideas as well!
The Agents storm London
And I also wanted to invite any London (UK) based backers to join me, my fiancee and some friends to play-test The Agents this coming Sunday. I'll be setting up camp at Leisure Games from 2.30pm on Sunday 3rd August, and would be so excited to see some of my UK-based backers for some games and Q+A about The Agents. If you're interested in coming, please comment or message me, so I know numbers!
The comments section has been blowing up recently with much talk of a 'spoofspansion' for The Agents. Some of the active backers have been angling for a fun, zany booster that introduces some riffs on some much loved fictional spy characters to the game, each with their own special command. This would be a small collection of Agents that people can add to their deck if they like. How could I refuse such a fun idea? My buddies over at The Kickstarter Awesome List have created a poll so you can help let me know which Agents you want to make it into the pack, which will be available soon as an add-on.
As ever, I've got more things cooking and I look forward to sending more news your way soon!
*I'll still be handling the production and fulfillment of the KS campaign, but will then hand the mantle on to Game Salute going forward. As the publisher, I will be producing the units/expansions etc for Game Salute, so my plan is for the future versions of the game to use the same manufacturer and materials as the KS campaign, so it all integrates well.