HEX: Shards of Fate
is a trading card game and MMO hybrid created by Cryptozoic
, the studio behind the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game
. If that sounds like a thing you would like to play, you're not alone: HEX'
s Kickstarter campaign just coasted to success on the pledges of over 17,750 backers, raising over $2,277,000 and obliterating the team's original goal of $300,000. (And those numbers are still rising!)
Thanks to HEX's
massive cash haul, Cryptozoic will be able to add 17 of its 18 stretch goals, including a HEX
-themed novel from a "premiere fantasy writer," tablet support, a motion comics game intro, playback support, more particle effects for cards, 10 extra dungeons, and five additional game boards.
Cryptozoic is continuing to accept pledges through its official website -- there are 17 backer tiers available promising access to the game's beta and the usual special backer-type items.
[Update: All backer tiers are now sold out except for the $50 "Slacker Backer." Thanks to Eamil for the tip.]