The Halfway Mark

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15 days down, 15 to go! We’ve been blown away by your support for Hex Gambit. Fully funded in just 5 days, and now closing in on our House Rules stretch goal! If you have a friend that knows they’ll be picking the game up eventually, why not help us make it better by backing now?

Sorry for our lack of progress reports lately. It’s been nice to let the Kickstarter do its thing and focus on work for a while. We’re currently in the process of lining up our sound design schedule for Early Access. Specifically, we’re discussing voice actors and directions for our Captains. Bjorgolf as a big burly Russian, Lolli sounding like Cornholio. These are super fun meetings, and I’ve loved every minute spent writing this dialogue.

While we’re in the recording studio for our launch captains, we’ve actually got some flexibility with the actors to record a few extra characters, just in case we want to add some post-launch. Here’s my rough sketches for three “maybe one day” captains we’ll also be recording:

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Hex Gambit’s Kickstarter is Live!

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The Hex Gambit Kickstarter is finally here! We’re proud to showcase our work so far on the spiritual successor to Outwitters. Our campaign video features some exciting new gameplay footage, including details on a unique new movement mechanic called the crowdsurf!

There are plenty of great reasons to back Hex Gambit early. For starters, you can grab the game at 30% off the launch day price, and this is the ONLY time you’ll be able to buy a Deluxe Edition of the game with free DLC for life. If you’re really quick, you might be able to grab an Early Bird discount before those are all sold out.

We only have 30 days to reach our goal of $11,000, so spread the word! If we can get a big community behind this project, you’ll be seeing plenty of new turn-based strategy content coming from One Man Left.

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League Facelift

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Pssst. I heard if you’re subscribed to our mailing list, you’ll get to see some new Hex Gambit footage tonight.

In preparation for Hex Gambit‘s Kickstarter debut next week (!), I managed to squeeze in a little polish pass for our league meta-map. And that sweet sound you hear? That would be a preview of some of the excellent work Mike Reagan’s just delivered for our Kickstarter video.

Hex Gambit is coming to Kickstarter July 25th! It’s a fantastic opportunity to save some money and improve the final game at the same time. If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to get email reminders when we hit big milestones, like the launch of our Kickstarter, Early Access/beta, and the official release.

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Meet the Pacifist

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Our final minion to add during Early Access will be an alternative support character to the Motivator called the Pacifist. I guess “alternative” is the wrong word… you could put together a team with both! She’s a great addition for fans of Outwitters’ Adorables aesthetic, and for players that like “tricky” characters to catch their opponents off guard.

The premise of the Pacifist is to create a useful minion with no capacity to damage your enemies. Her main ability is Pacify, which completely disarms a target for one turn. No attacking, no tapping pillars. This is great for disrupting big plays; just strap a balloon to that Brute’s head and deal with him later. She also has a ton of HP, and the ability to donate that health to her allies with Hex Gambit’s only healing move! Her third ability is Resonance, which lets her tap crystal pillars for more than the usual 2 VP if you can set things up just right.

Hex Gambit is coming to Kickstarter July 25th! It’s a fantastic opportunity to save some money and improve the final game at the same time. If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to get email reminders when we hit big milestones, like the launch of our Kickstarter, Early Access/beta, and the official release.

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It Gets Better

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No Kickstarter campaign is complete without stretch goals, and Hex Gambit’s will be no exception! Only our first goal will be revealed when we launch July 25th, but it’s one I think we all really want to unlock: House Rules!

We always want to add cool features like these, but they tend to get cut when dev time is running short. Funding this stretch goal guarantees enough time to implement fun variables for non-league matches. These will be perfect for customizing your own tournaments.

  • Custom turn timeouts: A heavily requested feature for every asynchronous game we’ve made.
  • Variable Victory Point goals: Maybe you prefer a longer match with more time for twists and turns? Or a micro-game where one misstep is fatal?
  • Player handicaps: Have a friend that’s not quite on your level? Give them an edge to keep things interesting.

Hex Gambit is coming to Kickstarter July 25th! Kicking in a few extra dollars to your pledge or getting a friend to back with you are a few ways you can help us reach these goals faster. If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to get email reminders when we hit big milestones, like the launch of our Kickstarter, Early Access/beta, and the official release.

 

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Meet the Sniper

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The five minions we’ve shown off so far are just the tip of the iceburg. Two more will be added during Early Access for 7 total, giving you 21 different minion combinations for your teams on launch day! One of those Early Access minions is the sniper.

Our Outwitters players have probably been expecting a sniper to show up in Hex Gambit eventually, but can you believe he has two eyes?! You’ll find he plays a bit differently in Hex Gambit. Rather than a set range for his attack, this sniper shoots infinitely along straight paths, so he can hit you from clear across the map if he gets a good angle. The shots do less damage (relatively) than in Outwitters, but they’re very effective at picking off runners. He can also fire special “tapping” rounds that will snipe a Victory Point off your enemy’s crystal pillar from afar.

Hex Gambit is coming to Kickstarter July 25th! It’s a fantastic opportunity to save some money and improve the final game at the same time. If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to get email reminders when we hit big milestones, like the launch of our Kickstarter, Early Access/beta, and the official release.

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Mike Reagan Returns

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The excellent Mike Reagan (our composer of choice since Outwitters) will be returning to help us bring Hex Gambit to life! I’m celebrating with a stroll through all the other great stuff he’s done for us.

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Hex Gambit Kickstarter – July 25th!

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As our email subscribers already know, Hex Gambit‘s Kickstarter goes live July 25th!

You’ll be able to grab the game at 30% below the final store price, or chip in a little extra to help us make Hex Gambit truly awesome. The cool perks you’ll find below, like free DLC for life and metal minions, won’t be available anywhere else! We’ll also have Early Bird discounts for our Deluxe Edition, so be sure to sign up for our email reminder if you haven’t already.

Here’s a peek at the rewards we’ll have on offer (click to enlarge):

 

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Our Console Debut

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Alex and I are extremely excited to announce that Hex Gambit will be targeting both Steam and the Nintendo Switch™ console on launch day next year. The Nintendo Switch™ is a perfect fit for our multiplayer focus, allowing you to easily gather friends around the TV for a couple of matches, or knock out a few turns while you’re out doing your thing. We can’t wait to pass some Joy-Con™ controllers around the living room and make Hex Gambit a game night staple!

The Nintendo Switch™ Edition of Hex Gambit will be included as a reward option in our Kickstarter campaign next month. Click here to sign up for an email reminder if you haven’t already.

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Become A Legend

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Hex Gambit Legendary Pillar

Alex and I had some fun coming up with unique rewards for next month’s Hex Gambit Kickstarter. One exclusive reward is the Deluxe Edition of the game, which we’ve already announced will be the only way to get free DLC for life in Hex Gambit. Another, more immediate bonus included with Deluxe is this Legendary Pillar skin that you can turn off and on. Like the Deluxe Edition itself, this will never be available for purchase after Kickstarter, so it’s sure to be the envy of all your launch day opponents.

Want to know more about our upcoming turn-based strategy game, Hex Gambit? Stick around! We’ll be posting lots of artwork and details here weekly. If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to get email reminders when we hit big milestones, like the launch of our Kickstarter, Early Access/beta, and the official release.

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