Remodel Results

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I’ve wrapped up the new Hex Gambit stadium! It’s pretty grandiose and faction neutral. Those Neptis aqueducts we were using will be missed, but maybe they’ll find a second life post-launch. Nice part of having these statues modeled is we can use them to jazz up the Apex Cup’s “map takeover” states later.

Speaking of the Apex Cup, our league metagame has Alex’s full attention right now, so it won’t be long before we all get to pick a faction and duke it out. We’ve got our sights on balance changes for the brute and two other characters before we all start really competing in Early Access. Our goal is that it won’t be suicidal to start a match without a brute on the board.

Here’s a few more shots of the new stadium.

More fidelity in the Outwitters statues, plus a pool of water under the big screen that I don’t think anyone will ever see.





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Re-remodeling

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Here’s a peek at my progress on a brand new stadium design. It was looking like we wouldn’t have time to implement unique maps for all three factions before launch, so I thought a more neutral battleground was called for. Everybody gets a big gold statue!

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Sniper Progress

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Here’s a few shots of our modeled and textured Sniper class. All that’s missing are his animations and effects! You’ll be able to swap him for any of the five current minions once he’s added to Hex Gambit during Early Access.

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Year of the Feature Creep

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So our goal of delivering a complete Hex Gambit on Steam by the end of 2017 didn’t quite pan out, but a lot changed over the course of the year! A version for the Nintendo Switch™ was added to the docket, along with a single player mode and a pretty meaty league metagame. None of that stuff was even conceived of this time last year.

We are proud to look back on a successful Kickstarter campaign (no small feat) with all our rewards dished out on time so far. Our backers-only alpha feedback has been super helpful for cataloging bugs and adjusting the game balance. We’re spinning a lot of plates over here, fixing old stuff while implementing new stuff, but keep that feedback coming, playtesters! We’re listening, and it’s all being prioritized in our task list.

So what’s ahead for 2018? Hex Gambit: Early Access! It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. 2v2 play, an influx of fresh meat, and the heart of our multiplayer experience: the Apex Cup league comes online. Should be ready to go in Q1 of next year.

As for the final launch, our Kickstarter estimate was April 2018. It’s looking to me like sometime in the summer is more likely, but that’s really up to our Early Access performance. If the game finds an audience and we can fund a few more months of improvements, we’ll definitely take that opportunity. It’s our first console release, after all, so we want to bring our A-game. For next year’s New Years post, I hope to be writing about the awesome Hex Gambit DLC we have in the works!

Best of luck with all your projects, plans, and aspirations this year. Thanks for keeping up with us!

Fortune and Glory

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Working on some trophies today for Hex Gambit’s Apex Cup. On the far left we have the coveted season victory trophy, then additional awards for the top 10, 25, 50 and 75% within each faction.

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A Taste of the Future

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While Alex polishes Hex Gambit up for Early Access, I’m making some progress on new assets today. My next big art projects: Torga Stadium and the Sniper class.

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Remodeling

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Coming soon to our backer-only Hex Gambit alpha: our stadium scenery is being remodeled for the Neptis Faction. The other home turfs won’t be ready in time for Early Access, but the plan is to create a unique design for each. Also making its alpha debut very soon: the captains’ tiles will let you know when your ability is ready, loud and clear.

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Value Meal

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Space Food Truck is a whopping 60% off on Steam through Tuesday, November 28! That’s just $3.99 for our 1-4 player cooperative card adventure, and a four pack for your entire crew is only 12 bucks on the Humble Store! “Deck building and friendship ruiner all in one.”

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Something to be thankful for!

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In the latest update to Hex Gambit‘s alpha (PC Kickstarter backers only), we’ve added a fix to help combat the first turn advantage that’s been plaguing our unfortunate Player 2s! Second player can now bolster their defenses with an extra spawn on their setup turn, which should prove helpful in turning back an aggressive rush from Player 1. We actually have a whole list of different ways to help even things out, but we figured we’d try the simplest approach first. Take it for a spin and let us know what you think!

Known issue: Games started before this patch still use the old rules. While the UI will say Player 2 has 5AP, their setup spawns stop working after 4. This update only works for games started after its release.

Also added this update, some of our music and sound effects are trickling in! Thanks again to all of our Kickstarter backers for helping make this quality sound and music possible. Coming soon: big improvements to the in-game UI.

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Quickie Update

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Alex and I both have our heads buried in our work, but I can spare a moment to give you guys the latest in Hex Gambit‘s development.

First a minor delay: we can technically ship something this month for Early Access, but it wouldn’t be a very good representation of the game, so we’ve opted to push to January. This gets us around the marketing madness of the holidays and gives us lots of time to get the game up to our standards.

Naturally, our PC Kickstarter backers will be seeing lots of updates to the alpha between now and then. Alex is focused on getting the sound framework in, implementing the in-game UI 2.0 I designed a while back (which will be much prettier and make a lot more sense), and taking our first stab at addressing the game’s first-turn advantage. I’m in the process of wrapping up the art side of the Apex Cup league metagame today, which you can see below.

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