We’re selling SpyParty at PAX, with a discount for two copies, and cool collectible cards!!!

Hi, I’m very tired and have to go to PAX in an hour and I’m still fixing bugs.  Wheee!

However, I did something cool instead of sleep last night. I finally implemented the back-end part of this nifty plan I’ve been working on for a while.  I’ve been thinking about how to offset some of the costs of going to PAX, and decided I didn’t want to do merch yet, but I could make it possible to buy copies of the game right in the booth, and mix in some cool collectible cards and some discounts for buying multiple copies, and it could be pretty awesome.

Well, I got it all working, so for the first time ever we’re going to be selling SpyParty at the PAX booth (3002)!  Single copies of the game will be $15, just like online, but we’ll be selling 2 copies for $20, which saves you $10 over buying it online, and you get one of these cards for each copy you buy:

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This one is real, but got snapped up instantly as a test on twitter.

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A sample card. Sorry, crappy cell phone picture, they are vibrant in real life!

I went a little nuts and designed and printed unique cards with codes on them.  Print deadlines being what they are, I had to do all that work last month, but I didn’t have them actually working until about an hour ago.  The back-end code to actually redeem the codes for cards is what turns them from paper with some ink on it into copies of the game.  I tweeted out a test and it was snapped up in a few seconds.  Here are some more pics of some proofs I printed while working it all out:

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Collect all 10 characters!

I’m going to write up how I did them an all the decisions after PAX, but come by the booth and check them out, and if you don’t already own a copy of the game now would be the time to get it, since these are only available at PAX.

For those of you who can’t make it to PAX, I’m going to tweet/facebook out a few pics from the show with code cards in them over the weekend, so get your qr code apps ready, and make sure you’re hip to the social medias (twitter / facebook / google+).

Oh, and I almost forgot, this is what the game looks like at PAX, so you could come see that too:

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I would really like to go to sleep right now.

 

7 Comments

  1. Varanas says:

    All that lovely new art and the windows still look the same :)
    I am slightly disheartened to see that those two statues look about the same height

  2. WarningTrack says:

    Interesting; if the statues stay that rough height, swaps become a lot more viable. Which may or may not be good.

    Regardless, man, does this look gorgeous. Can’t wait to try it.

  3. oldfinger says:

    I snatched up that first test code you tweeted out – So glad to be finally be able to try the game. Thanks!

  4. Remi Gillig says:

    Missed opportunity for some QArt codes : http://research.swtch.com/qart ! They look awesome anyway ;)

  5. Hunter Nance says:

    Imo, Damon and Toby should always use these models.

  6. cleetose says:

    I’m curious to find out which character sells out first.

  7. Brian Chu says:

    Hi Chris and the SpyParty team, I wrote a review for your Pax Prime build on our nerd enthusiast site:  www.nerdreactor.com Let me know if you have any thoughts on this.

    http://nerdreactor.com/2014/08/31/welcome-to-the-spy-party-at-pax-prime/

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