The Game #1 Break Kickstarter

Created by Charlie Stickney

In the game of life, no one's been keeping score... until now. A brand new series from the creators of White Ash. Welcome to THE GAME

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Hint #2
over 1 year ago – Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 06:43:04 AM

Hello Players,

Thank you for continuing to recommend The Game  to your friends.  As those of you who have backed our previous Kickstarters for White Ash will attest, the more money we raise, the better quality and number of rewards we provide.  We know it's a ways away, but we'd love to hit the third stretch goal. It's something that I think you all will really appreciate.

Now, for those of you playing our game (inside The Game), it's time to drop another hint to help you put all our clue together.

HINT #2 

Check my (Charlie's) creator profile.  There may be something in there that helps you put the clues together in the right order.  Oh, and some of you have been asking, "how many clues are there?"

HINT #2a

10 clues.

Thanks for playing and supporting The Game.  We really couldn't do any of this without you.

Charlie, Conor and Triona

Clue 8 and 9
over 1 year ago – Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 06:39:06 AM

 Hello Players,

Thank you for making this an incredible campaign.  Hard to believe we're already entering the end stretch of the competition.  Just 3 DAYS left to recommend  The Game  to your friends.  Why would you want to bring more people into the competition?  Well, we haven't unlocked stretch goal #3 yet, but here's a hint, it rhymes with "The Name: Number New" 

While you wrap your noggins around that very "difficult" puzzler, it's time to drop another clue for those of you playing our game (inside The Game).

Clue Recap

Clue #1 -- directions are on the KS page about how to get it.  Though if you search our twitter feeds, you may be able to find it there too.

Clue #2 -- Watch the project video... all of it.

Clue #3 -- Will be hanging ten with a certain metallic shark (check the updates).

Clue #4 -- Is marching off to battle with a group of expectant warriors (check the updates).

Clue #5 -- is rocking out at the Crossroads (check the updates).

CLUE # 6 I am your density... I mean... your Destiny(check the updates).

CLUE # 7 Do That Voodoo That You Do So Well. (check the updates).

CLUE # 8 You've always had the power...

We're going to be honest with you, Clue Eight is tough.    But as Dorthy says...

"If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with! Is that right?"

And if that's not enough for you, remember --

HINT#1 -- The Kickstarter page will point the way.

and we'll throw in...

HINT #2 -- The signs are all there.

Okay, you should have it now.  Which is good, because it's time for 

CLUE # 9 Time to go to school

About five months ago I (Charlie) got to be on the first episode of Comics Academy's Comics Creator Club.  It was an absolute blast being part of Jake and Malissa's free flowing discussion with creators about the craft of making comic books.  I was lucky enough to be asked back several times.  But in addition to me, they've had a slew of VERY impressive guests including:

Dan Panosan, Liana Kangas, Michael Moreci, Dave Cook, Bob Salley, Rich Douek, Pat Shand, Tim Daniel and so many more. 

If you enjoy watching creators chat about making comics, then you owe it to yourself to subscribe to their channel. 

Another reason you might want to subscribe to their channel is later today they'll be posting another amazing episode featuring Kevin Cuffe, Bob Frantz, Josh Hood... and possibly a sighting of Clue #9. 

Thanks again everyone for spreading the word about The Game.  The more people that play and back the comic, the more everyone wins.  We really couldn't do any of this without you.

All the very best,

Charlie, Conor and Triona

Clue #7 and Hint #1
over 1 year ago – Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 05:09:13 AM

Hello Players,

Thank you again for playing (and supporting )The Game. We hope you’re having as much fun as we are. Because we’re having a whole heck of a lot of fun. Now we know some of these clues have been easier to find than others. That’s because we want this to be entertaining, (not impossible). That said, we’re pretty sure that there’s at least once clue out there that none of you have found so far. To that end, here’s…

HINT#1 -- The Kickstarter page will point the way.

If that doesn’t “clue” you in, we’ll have more hints down the road. In the interim, we’d like to point you to another clue that will be a bit easier to find. But first our…

Clue Recap

Clue #1 -- directions are on the KS page about how to get it.  Though if you search our twitter feeds, you may be able to find it there too.

Clue #2 -- Watch the project video... all of it.

Clue #3 -- Will be hanging ten with a certain metallic shark (check the updates).

Clue #4 -- Is marching off to battle with a group of expectant warriors (check the updates).

Clue #5 -- is rocking out at the Crossroads (check the updates).

CLUE # 6 I am your density... I mean... your Destiny(check the updates).

And now, CLUE #7 Do That Voodoo That You Do So Well…

Hey everyone, I met Newton Lilavois on the inaugural episode of Comics Creator Club. If you don’t know Comics Creator Club it’s a fabulous podcast that interviews assembled panels of comic book writers and artists. (To be fair, the first episode was a bit bumpy, marred by some technical difficulties, but the show quickly found its footing and has been knocking out some amazing interviews.)

If you don’t know Newton, now is the time…

Newton, as one could tell from the interview, is an incredibly intelligent and thoughtful writer.  I was able to confirm this assessment in person when we met up at SDCC last month. You can probably confirm it yourself by taking a glance at the gorgeous artwork from Crescent City Monsters that Newton has up for his current Kickstarter (which is live for ONLY 3 MORE DAYS).  

Okay, you don’t have to be that smart to jump at partnering with Gian Carlo Bernal’s lush line work, but Newton did have the foresight to have him depict a mash of Monsters and Voodoo down in the Big Easy. And if you want to find Clue #7, maybe  you'll have some similar foresight and check out some of his project updates. (I for one really hope to hear the Crescent City theme song that's in the works.)

Thanks again everyone for spreading the word about The Game.  The more people play and back the comic, the more everyone wins.  We really couldn't do any of this without you.

All the very best,

Charlie, Conor and Triona

Stretch Goal Achieved and Clue #6 drops!
over 1 year ago – Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 02:45:33 AM

Hello Players,

Thanks to you  STRECH GOAL #1,  How To Assemble The Game has been unlocked.

We're really excited about this.  As The Game is a brand new comic, there was some really cool development done behind the scenes that we're excited to show you.  And now we will get to.

It's also time to reveal STRETCH GOAL #2 - An Eye on Iris.  If we can reach $14,000 we'll be giving a textured 6x9 print of Jen St-Onge's amazing variant cover to all of our backers.  And speaking of stretch goals, while Stretch Goal #3 is still a ways away, it's one that everyone is going to want to achieve... because it's going to involve The Game issue #2...

Was that too much of a tease?  Sorry, we like playing games around here.  And to that end...

Clue Recap

Clue #1 -- directions are on the KS page about how to get it.  Though if you search our twitter feeds, you may be able to find it there too.

Clue #2 -- Watch the project video... all of it.

Clue #3 -- Will be hanging ten with a certain metallic shark (check the updates).

Clue #4 -- Is marching off to battle with a group of expectant warriors (check the updates).

Clue #5 -- is rocking out at theCrossroads

CLUE # 6 I am your density... I mean... your Destiny

Players, bonus points if you know where that (slightly paraphrased) quote comes from.  And even BIGGER bonus points if you already know Pat Shand.  Pat is the creator that puts the Kick in Kickstarter and the create in creator.  Everything he does is quality.  And the cream at the top of that Shand juice is his Destiny NY series.  And Pat is back on Kickstarter with another chapter.

And this time for Destiny, NY: Stories, he's gotLinda friggin Sejicdoing a variant cover.  If that doesn't get you clicking on the project, you'll have to settle for an incredible plot, some amazing characters and... CLUE # 6 hidden somewhere in one of Pat's updates. 

Thanks again everyone for spreading the word about The Game.  The more people play and back the comic, the more everyone wins.  We really couldn't do any of this without you.

All the very best,

Charlie, Conor and Triona

Clue #5
over 1 year ago – Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 02:44:21 AM

Hello Players,

Thank you all for your continued support and enthusiasm. We've just about reached our first stretch goal. I'm looking forward to revealing stretch goal #2 hopefully in our next update.  

For those of you playing our Kickstarter Game, it's time to reveal what you're playing for.  Everyone who completes our game will receive a special, limited-edition print (drawn by Conor Hughes) added to their physical rewards.  And the first 10 people to complete the game and fill our their Backer Kit surveys with the answer to our puzzle, will be entered into a drawing for the original art that Conor drew to make the print. Knowing Conor, this piece is sure to be a knock out and one that everyone will want to own. So, good luck, and let the games continue...

Clue Recap

Clue #1 -- directions are on the KS page about how to get it.  Though if you search our twitter feeds, you may be able to find it there too.

Clue #2 -- Watch the project video... all of it.

Clue #3 -- Will be hanging ten with a certain metallic shark (check the updates).

Clue #4 -- Is marching off to battle with a group of expectant warriors (check the updates).

Clue #5 Rocking out at the Crossroads

Do you like Steam Punk? Do you like Heavy Metal? Do you like Steph Cannon and Matt Knowles? I personally love at least two of those things, which is why there was no conundrum about me getting on board their latest kickstarter.

In Heirs,  Matt and Steph have built a world of time travel, mystic portals and head banging music.

To go with that music they've created some amazing videos.  So if you're in the mood to let your hair down and go nuts,  crank up the volume on this..

Oh and while you're navigating the Crossroads, you'll find Clue #5 hiding in one of their most recent updates.  So don't miss out on the world of Isildur... or the clue.  Conor's print isn't going to win itself.  And   you can't win if you don't play The Game.  

Thanks again everyone for all the amazing support on our project.  We really couldn't do any of this without you.

All the very best,

Charlie, Conor and Triona