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Find hidden bombs and dismantle them, help hostages to safety, or take out terrorist leaders. This is Countdown: Special Ops.
114 backers pledged $4,214 to help bring this project to life.




In Countdown: Special Ops, you and your friends are in charge of a special ops team with a special mission! Find hidden bombs and dismantle them, help hostages to safety, or take out terrorist leaders

Due to the high variation in goals, targets, threats and specific circumstances, players need to plan their set-up and strategy each time they start a mission or a campaign... 

Develop your primary skill, but don't neglect your attack power, defense power and other skills if you want to stay alive in this thrilling new game.  

Modular Gameplay

Co-Operative or Competitive? Multiplayer or solo? 

Countdown: Special Ops is fully modular, with players being able to create their own game by adjusting four different aspects of play:   

  • Game situations: With more than 200 playing cards, the challenges and threats are different each time you play.  
  • Game mode: You can play a single mission, a campaign or a scenario; each game mode has its own level and duration, and you're advised to start with a single mission on the lowest level (green).
  • Level up: Did you succeed a few times on level green? If so, you might want to try the next (orange) level or even a scenario, that is, three missions in a row with increasing difficulty!  
  • Goals: Countdown: Special Ops is a co-operative game, but if you'd like to change the rules, you could add one or two traitors to the team and play "Traitor Mode".  

Character Development 

You can develop your own Operator by improving his or her skills. This is done in scenario or campaign play. This brings out interesting aspects of the game in which you have to choose how many risk you want to take to gain extra experience or if you want to move slow and stay alive at all cost... 

This variation, combined with the 30-minute time limit per mission, makes the experience of a mission "feel" like an actual PC game in many aspects. 

Smart development is essential to survive the missions on higher threat levels.


Game Salute Guaranteed is our promise that Countdown: Special Ops will be produced with quality components and that you will enjoy the time you spend with the game. If you're not satisfied with Countdown: Special Ops, simply return it to our headquarters within 30 days of receiving it, and we'll refund your pledge. That's our no-questions-asked money-back guarantee. 

With Game Salute Local Support you can pledge for Countdown: Special Ops here AND support your local store. Simply select your favorite local store when you complete your delivery survey and your pledge will benefit the store just as if you purchased the game through the store. Start out by using to find a Game Salute Select Store near you. If your favorite store is not on the list, be sure to ask them to sign up today at

Shipping is expensive. We've calculated the cost to ship this game to backers around the world and we're subsidizing that to help keep your costs down. The cost to ship this game to backers in the USA is $7.18. Game Salute is covering $7.18 of the shipping cost for ALL backers around the world. That means that the pledge level for US backers includes shipping. For international backers, we're passing along the same savings on shipping. Simply check the chart below, find your destination group, then follow the line to see you total pledge amount. 

To keep the shipping costs as low as possible, we ship packages via a variety of shipping services depending on your specific location. We use USPS, FedEx, UPS, and DHL. You will be responsible for any import fees, brokerage or delivery surcharges, or applicable taxes that may be levied after we have shipped your package. 

If you have any questions while our campaign is running or following the conclusion of the campaign, feel free to post on the main comments thread or email Our service team strives to reply promptly to all questions and comments (except for when we're sleeping or eating or other basic bodily functions, and sometimes even then!) 

When we announce that reward packages are shipping, you can direct your inquiries to or call 1-888-57-GAMES (examples: when packages have shipped, updating your address, reconciling payment). Our service team is in the office from 9 AM - 5 PM Eastern Time and we always look forward to serving you! 

We generally post updates every few days during an active campaign. Once the campaign concludes, we post updates every few weeks. You can follow us on Twitter @GameSalute, on Facebook ( and we invite you to join our Weekly Briefing email newsletter to keep abreast of all the Latest and Greatest in Games from Game Salute. 

Thanks as always for your support! 

Designed By: Gertjan Oomis, Hans van Tol

Game Art and Graphic Design: George Patsouras

Game Developer: The Game Master

Publisher: Game Salute 

Kickstarter Campaign Manager: Jon Brunette

Kickstarter Campaign Graphic Design: R Jay McCarty

Risks and challenges

Game Salute is well versed in creating successful games and getting those games manufactured and distributed to the backers. With Countdown: Special Ops, we are seeking to import an existing product that has not been available in the USA before now. Because of this, shipping will follow quickly after the campaign has concluded with no expected delay!

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