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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Pillar Tap

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Short clip of a Defender’s pillar tap from our upcoming Kickstarter video. I’ve been learning some new cinematic tools, and now I finally have a decent workflow for gifs. No more 480p videos!

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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Teaser #1

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Unreal’s Sequencer for capturing and editing cinematics is awesome. I’ll try to have a finished teaser with more minion footage together soon. Here’s a tiny taste for now.

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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Motivation

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We have a big announcement coming that’s not quite ready for the blog today, so instead here’s a Motivator going woowoowoowoowoowoowoowoowoowoowoowoo.

I’m watching a LOT of Youtube to learn the ins and outs of Unreal’s cinema scene editor. Hoping to have some pretty wicked machinema skills for the Hex Gambit Kickstarter video, and to improve these WIP clips with a little actual camera work.

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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The Gang’s All Here

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Hex Gambit Characters

And just like that, we have our 5 starter minions modeled and textured for Early Access, plus six captains to choose from. We’ve been putting a lot of thought into Hex Gambit‘s Kickstarter this past week, and here’s what we know so far:

We’re planning to launch the campaign in July and you’ll have two options for backing HG early: the Standard Edition and the Deluxe Edition. Both of these offer a great value vs. the launch day price of the game, especially if you’re quick enough to grab the Early Bird prices.

  • The Steam Standard Edition gets you into Early Access later this year, updating to be exactly like the launch day version of the game with a nice discount.
  • Upgrading to the Deluxe Edition adds a copy of the soundtrack, an exclusive, legendary skin for your crystal pillars (which can’t be purchased outside of Kickstarter and will make your opponents very jealous), plus free DLC for life! There will be no Outwitters-style Über Pack in Hex Gambit, so this is your ONE shot at securing that privilege. We’ve got 10 DLC minion concepts we’d love to add to our launch lineup, one every few months, and you’ll have gotten your money’s worth as soon as the first one drops!
  • A Deluxe Edition Friend Pack will also be available, letting you grab two Deluxe keys at a discounted price.

The higher tiers will tack on some other exclusive goodies that we’ll be ready to show off a little later. If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to get an email reminder when the Hex Gambit Kickstarter goes live!

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Metagame Progress

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Still a lot of checkboard placeholders to fill in, and I’d like to make a little blimp that circles in the air, but the Hex Gambit metagame is starting to look snazzy. Shout out to Unreal’s advanced cinematic grass blueprint.

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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