HEX is coming to tablets!
Hi HEXers. You did it! With PayPal at $92,225, we got there. Overnight, you pushed us over the 1.5 million mark and HEX is coming to tablets. Congratulations! Give yourselves a hand.
I was looking for some lens flares to add to our celebration GIF/JIF (hey man, I don't judge), but it seems JJ used up the entire supply of them on the last Star Trek film. Heyoooooooooooooooooo.
The Home Stretch
We have about a week to go for this campaign, and we're going to introduce the final stretch goals. In Cory's first update here on Kickstarter, he mentioned that we will always be adding features, gameplay to HEX. We're in this for the long haul, just like the other TCGs the members of the HEX team have worked on. At this point, now that we're able to source a veteran mobile team to bring HEX to tablets, we are committed to getting HEX into your hands as soon as possible. That's why we're not promising any additional game functionality with these next stretch goals. We have some incredible things we'd like to do with HEX once it's up and running, but at this point we are focusing on delivering the game to you.
That said, we want to keep rewarding you for getting people involved in HEX and we want you to share in this Kickstarter's success. This is, after all, your game as much as it is ours. You believed in HEX and now we're crossing that 1.5 million milestone together. So, here's your next goal!
At 1.8 million dollars, we're going to hire a famous fantasy writer to create the first HEX novel! That writer has agreed to jump on the project and once the T's are crossed, I's are dotted, we'll be able to announce his or her name. So, soon!
The reward for unlocking the novel is that we'll be able to give Kickstarter backers early access to alpha, character name reservation, and guild creation. You'll be able to register your account name, create your guilds, and play an early alpha version of HEX before anybody else. Now, the 1 year of weekly drafts for those backers won't start at this point, nor your other rewards. This is free early access to the alpha to get a look at the game you've helped build.
Legendary Gear IRL
We've finally finished our t-shirts and put them up on the Cryptozoic store. Here's your first look at the three shirt designs.
I'm partial to the Underworld shirt, and you can order your favorite shirt today. We'll be taking orders through June and expect to ship sometime in August. Right now, the Cryptozoic store is set up only for orders in North America. We're working on a solution to you fans abroad and hope to have an answer within a week.
Project Eternity hai2u
Welcome, Project Eternity backers. We're huge fans of Obsidian Entertainment here in the office-- heck, we love them so much we moved less than a mile away from their HQ-- and we're happy to have you along. Thank you to Obsidian for mentioning us in their latest Kickstarter update, and if you RPG fanatics didn't back them during their 4 million dollar (!!!) Project Eternity campaign, you'll want to be a Slacker Backer here. You'll absolutely see us in game, so sign up!
HEX on the Web
Gamasutra blogger Zoran dropped by the Cryptozoic studio last week and we gave him an early look at HEX. After some battles, he interviewed the HEX team that you can read here.
One of the wisest, most sophisticated people of the TCG scene (and good friend of mine, in case you couldn't tell), Adrian Sullivan visited Cryptozoic to take a look at HEX and give us his thoughts. You can check out his piece and card spoilers here.
One of our interns, Cory Burkhart, writes about his experiences here at Cryptozoic and all his playtest battles. You can read that here.
Twitch TV - Monday, June 3rd at 5 PM PST
Hey folks! Don't forget that we'll have our next Twitch feed featuring 4 new decks on Monday, June 3rd at 5 PM PST. Mark it on your calendars. If you have a physical calendar these days, I mean. Probably unlikely. Maybe make it a reminder on your phone? Yeah, do that. Anyway, be there! And if you missed it, you can watch the previous stream on our Twitch page at any time. Just click the Videos tab in the upper-right-hand corner.
So, let's start this final run right! Let people know that HEX is coming to tablets. $7 booster drafts, adventure, exploration, treasure... it's all going to be here before you know it. And tell them to Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe on Youtube, Subscribe on Twitch, and register on our forums.