Welcome to the app: Mr. Wil Wheaton
It's the last day of the Kickstarter, and we have some incredible news to share with you. The free Secret Hitler companion app (for iOS and Android) that will ship with the game will be narrated by Mr. Wil Wheaton.
Wil Wheaton has lent his voice to classic games like Broken Age and Fallout, narrated some of our favorite audiobooks, like Lock In, Redshirts, Masters of Doom, and Homeland, he co-hosts the TV Crimes podcast, and of course you have heard him expertly explain games on his Tabletop series.
It's an honor and a privilege to have his voice on the companion app, and we cannot get over our excitement to hear Wil set the tone for thousands of intense games of Secret Hitler.
Gen Con Party
We're going to be showing Secret Hitler at Gen Con this year, and we'd like to invite you to join us for an exclusive, backers-only party with Exploding Kittens, Lone Shark Games, and Cards Against Humanity.
We've been approached by dozens of campaigns to do "crossover promotions," but we only ever really seriously considered doing it with one campaign: The Ninth World, the new skillbuilding game from Lone Shark Games.
Mike Selinker is one of our favorite game designers; he's the designer of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game and the developer of Betrayal at House on the Hill. When we were putting together the campaign for Secret Hitler, we put Mike on speaker and huddled around an iPhone, ears bent downward, trying to glean every bit of wisdom he had to impart. We're only sharing this with you because we think The Ninth World looks like another incredible game from a storied studio.
In conjunction with Lone Shark Games, we're also adding one final reward tier:
For $300, you get everything from the $150 tier (the art prints, the fascism pack, the game in a wooden box) plus you'll get to attend an exclusive, backers-only party at Gen Con with Cards Against Humanity, Lone Shark Games, and Exploding Kittens. You'll get to play Secret Hitler with Max, Mike, and Tommy, and you'll also get to play The Ninth World and Apocrypha with Mike, Paul, and the Lone Shark team.
There are only 50 tickets available, so grab them fast!
Mike has put a similar reward on his campaign, so if you want to get into the party and you want a copy of The Ninth World (trust us, you do want a copy of The Ninth World,) go back it over there instead!
Design Process Post
Our artist Mac Schubert has collected the insane amount of iteration and graphic design we've done on the game into this Medium post - I hope you'll help us share it in the last 20 hours of the campaign!
We've got some updated art from poster artist Shawna X., and it is pretty incredible. Each print will be letterpressed with a holographic foil.