Pre-order Sally Face: Strange Nightmares

Created by Maestro Media & Steve Gabry

Missed the Kickstarter? Don't worry, you can still get the amazing Sally Face: Strange Nightmares game and merchandise here!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

First MAJOR Stretch Goal Unlocked! $125,000
about 1 year ago – Wed, Mar 01, 2023 at 08:09:37 AM

Hi Friends,

You've done it! You maniacs, you've really done it! In less than 30 hrs. we smashed through the first of the BIG Stretch Goals at $125,000. 

In the story of making this game a reality, Steve had some incredible ideas. This fourth chapter in the game was one that was hugely exciting and really felt like a great way to end the story of Sally Face: Strange Nightmares. However, it became apparent very quickly during development that due to the cost and time that would be required, it would be difficult to get this chapter into the game. But thanks to our amazing backers, we're able to manufacture more games than we expected, making our cost per game less expensive, meaning we can ADD MORE STUFF TO THE GAME at the same price! So without further ado, let me introduce to you:

Story #4: Sally Face & the Temple of Doom

Something strange is happening in the Addison Apartments, it's up to Sal and friends to investigate this strange behavior and figure out what is happening below the building. With this Story we're adding a ton of stuff to the game, check out everything:

We have more BIG Stretch Goals at $250,000, $500,000, $750,000, and $1,000,000 that we'll reveal one at a time as we unlock things along the way. 29 days to go, let's get there! Tell your friends, and use the affiliate link to get some money back!

How Do I Spread The Word?

We have a referral program for the campaign to reward everyone who thinks they can help more people discover this awesome project! If you’d like to help, you can sign up for our affiliate program using the link here!

The following benefits are offered for those who participate in the affiliate program:

  • Base 10% commission on generated pledges
  • Access to a custom Kickbooster dashboard that will allow you to easily monitor your clicks, referrals, and commissions
  • A wide range of available creatives and copy materials to maximize the appeal of your efforts
  • Our track record of successful, exciting crowdfunding campaigns and impeccable delivery of the rewards we promise to backers

~The Maestro Team

First Day Recap
about 1 year ago – Wed, Mar 01, 2023 at 12:00:39 AM

Hello Friends,

One day down, twenty-nine more to go and we are absolutely crushing it everyone! In just 24 hours we have raised $120,483(!) with nearly 1200(!) backers. That is just astronomical! Without your generous and overwhelming support we wouldn’t be able to bring this game to life and for that we are incredibly grateful.


Midway through day one we introduced stretch goals… and you had already crushed the first one! Not only that, but you had also crushed the second one, and, clearly not satisfied with your already insatiable progress, you had then decided to blow past goal number three as well - all before we had even posted them! After a quick cruise passed goal number four, we are within striking range of goal number five and again, we are only 24 hours in!  With how much you’ve already done, we might run out of stuff to unlock!

In case you missed it and want to see what all the unlocks are, here is our current list of unlocks:

But don’t think we don’t have a few extra tricks up our sleeves! Keep an eye out for the next update where we will introduce social goals and give you all a chance to unlock even more awesome bonuses for the game! The social goals are definitely our favorite part of our Kickstarters and you are not gonna want to miss out on all the fun!

Stay tuned and as always, we will be in the comments answering any questions you may have for us! (We also have this nifty Kickstarter FAQ you might want to check out sometime. I heard there is some interesting info there.)

The $100,000 Livestream!

We did a livestream with Steve Gabry today, available to rewatch HERE. During the stream we passed $100,000! IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS! The stream answers a bunch of questions from the community. Check out the moment we passed $100K below.

Correction

We oopsied on the initial Vinyl Tier and SIGNED Vinyl Tier pledge levels, we forgot to add an item that you're receiving as part of that tier. 

The Vinyl Tier did not mention that The Addison Teacup and Saucer Dicer Roller & Tray Set was included in the tier. This has been corrected, the original tier retired, and the corrected tier with the dice roller is now up. For the 32 backers who backed at the original tier, you DO NOT have to do anything, I will manually add the Addison Dice Roller to your pledge post-Kickstarter, before your Backerkit invite. I repeat, you DO NOT need to do anything, but if you want to switch to the new Vinyl Tier, it's the same price and you save me having to do it manually (no biggie).

For the SIGNED Vinyl Tier, the above is also true, you'll be getting The Addison Teacup and Saucer Dicer Roller & Tray Set that was not originally listed, and the tier also didn't mention that the tier includes ALL Unlocks during the campaign. BOTH of those things are things included in the tier, so don't worry! For the 13 of you who backed the signed tier that is no longer available, please DO NOT need to do anything, I will automatically add the Addison Dice Roller to your pledge post-Kickstarter, and "ALL the unlocks" basically come in the Super Strange Nightmares game box so I don't need to do anything to make sure you get that  stuff. SORRY!

~The Maestro Team

It's Stretch Goal Time, Note About Add-Ons
about 1 year ago – Tue, Feb 28, 2023 at 11:13:23 AM

Hello friends,

In this update:

  • Stretch Goal/Livestream
  • Add-on clarification
  • Cadence for these updates
  • What are Stretch Goals
  • What have we already unlocked?!
  • What Unlocks are next?!

Stretch Goals and Livestream Announcement

As previously mentioned, this fantastic campaign is going to be full of stretch goals among other exciting things! In this update, we will share with you what stretch goals are, how to reach them, and what Stretch Goals you’ve already unlocked, ya, you've already unlocked 3 of them! We'll be chatting more about those Stretch Goals in a live Q&A session tonight at 6pm Eastern (3pm Pacific, 12am CEST, 2300 GMT) on Beneeta’s Twitch Channel.

For now, we've updated the Stretch Goal section to show off the first few floors and the first BIG UNLOCK.

 Add-Ons

We've seen some comments asking about add-ons. Here's the deal, you can see what add-ons will be available in the campaign section of the Kickstarter page now. HOWEVER, you won't be able to purchase specific add-ons until after the campaign is over in the Pledge Manager, Backerkit. 

If you'd like to help your fellow backers unlock more Stretch Goals, you can add bonus support to the tier you’re already backing worth the amount of the add-on (or add-ons!) you want. Once you get your Backerkit link, you’ll have credit equal to the amount of bonus support you pledged on Kickstarter to then select the add-ons you want. 

Backing at any tier will give you access to the add-ons in Backerkit, but make sure you do back AT LEAST the CREEPER tier to make sure you lock in the Kickstarter exclusive pricing!

Updates Cadence

I know, we've sent a lot of updates today, it's not our fault, you're the ones that have done so much already! For the first 48 we're going to be sending several updates, stay with us and don't unsubscribe, they're important. After the first 48 hours we'll routinely drop to an update every 24-48 hrs during the live campaign until the last week when lots of things happen again.

Post Kickstarter, we expect to do an update a week for the first 4-6 weeks and then 1-2 per month until we get closer to delivery. These updates will have a lot of important info, so please at least browse through them and look at the bold headlines to see if you have a question that is answered in that section.

What Are Stretch Goals and How Can We Reach Them?

Stretch goals are an awesome way to reward you all for supporting our project. Our goal is for the campaign to become funded. Once we are funded we can manufacture and sell the game; however, stretch goals allow for us to stretch beyond our original goal. As we go further and further beyond the original goal, we can add more and more things into the game. This is because the more backers support the game, the more units of the game we produce. The more units produced, the less the factory will charge us per game produced. As the cost of each game goes down, we’re able to add more cool stuff to each game for the same price! Each time we hit a stretch goal, that is one more thing we can include as a thank you for all your support! These extras can range wildly in what they are. They can be as simple as some sweet stickers all the way to adding extra Kickstarter exclusive cards into the game and more!

You’ve already unlocked 3 Stretch Goals!

Our first stretch goal was at $25,000 and you’ve unlocked a Sally Face Pin that will come inside your Super Sally Face Game! 

Then at $50,000 you unlocked TUCK BOXES! Both the Sally Face: Strange Nightmares Retail game AND the exclusive Super Sally Face version of the game will now include tuck boxes to store your individual Stories in. No messy cards and having to sort out individual story components each game! 

Finally, at $75,000 you blew past another goal and unlocked 4 stickers that will be included in the Super Sally Face Game! 

Unlocks are not to scale!

What Unlocks Are Next?

We're teasing the next 2 unlocks... At $100,000 we're adding two exclusive Finale Cards to Story 1 of the Super Sally Face Game. These new cards are exclusive to the deluxe version of the game that is only going to be available on Kickstarter, Backerkit pre-orders, and conventions!

Then the first BIG unlock at $125,000, not that the other ones were anything less than amazing, but at $125,000 WE ARE UNLOCKING A BRAND NEW STORYLINE!! That means Both the Sally Face: Strange Nightmares Retail game AND the exclusive Super Sally Face version of the game will now include 4 storylines encompassing the entire Sally Face video game storyline (when they're teens at least). This will mean a bunch of new stuff being added to the game, so stay tuned!

And these are just the first of many stretch goals we have planned. You can follow along with Stretch Goals right now on the Campaign page and see what rooms have been revealed. We also recommend you follow us on social media for up-to-date and live info about the various goals that the campaign hits! While you're at it, go ahead and check out Steve’s socials too!

Maestro Media Socials:

Steve Gabry Socials:

As always, if you have any questions we encourage you to check the Kickstarter FAQ. We will also be in the comment section answering any additional questions you may have! Have a great day and we will see you in the next update!

~The Maestro Team

We’ve Funded, Enter the Addison Apartments
about 1 year ago – Tue, Feb 28, 2023 at 06:32:31 AM

Hello Friends,

Each and every one of you is amazing! We fully funded in under an hour. We can’t even begin to put our thanks into words, well we say that but this update wouldn’t be here if we didn’t at least try so here goes nothing! Thank you to everyone who has backed the project thus far and thank you to everyone who will back throughout this roller coaster of a Kickstarter we have planned! We have all kinds of stretch goals and social challenges planned so buckle up because this thing doesn’t come with brakes.

Steve Gabry as well as Beneeta Kaur and Dustin from The Maestro Team will be hosting a livestream tonight at 6 pm Eastern (3 pm Pacific, 12 am CEST, 2300 GMT) on Beneeta’s Twitch Channel. We’ll be doing it Town Hall style, come on over and ask your question in the chat, and maybe we’ll answer it! And join us every Tuesday at 5 or 6 pm Eastern (2200 or 2300 GMT) during the Kickstarter (on a bunch of different platforms we’ll announce later) for even more Q&A action with the man himself, Steve Gabry.

We have to get back to the lab to ensure everything is ready when we introduce our first wave of Stretch and Social Goals. In the meantime, listed below are some of the most commonly asked questions we see, and as always if you don’t see your question here, check the Kickstarter FAQ and we will be here in the comments to help!

I can’t see any Add-ons.

The add-on section is near the bottom of the campaign page. You can add money for the add-ons in Kickstarter as “bonus money.” By doing it in the Kickstarter you help propel the Kickstarter closer to the Stretch Goals, which helps everyone! The add-ons will also be available in the BackerKit pledge manager which launches after the Kickstarter campaign ends.

I Pre-committed, how do I know if I got the Bonus Cards?

You’ll see those cards (and the standee) in the Backerkit once the Kickstarter is over. Please make sure you used the same email to pre-commit as you did in Kickstarter. (If you didn’t, we can do nothing until the Backerkit opens, so don’t sweat it until then!)

I want to buy several tiers, how can I do that?

Kickstarter will only allow one level pledge per account but you can add most of the items as add-ons by adding money to your pledge. You can see the available add-ons near the bottom of our campaign. And don’t worry, if you backed the Kickstarter, the pricing for additional tiers will be the same in Backerkit as it is here. Just make sure you wait until you receive your private link in an email, don’t follow social media or website links to the “pre-order store” that’s only for people who missed the Kickstarter.

Is shipping included in the cost of the tier?

We will charge for shipping after the Kickstarter ends in our Pledge Manager, Backerkit. The costs will be based on the weight of your order and destination ensuring each backer pays the least amount possible to ship.

We have shipping hubs located in the US, CA, UK, EU, CN, and AU as a further means to reduce shipping costs. You can take a look at our estimated shipping rates for a few tiers on the Campaign page, near the bottom.

If you want to add bonus support now to cover the estimated shipping costs, it helps everyone reach the next Stretch Goal (coming soon) faster!

For EU Backers is VAT included in the shipping cost?

VAT is not included in the shipping cost and since VAT percentages are different in each country, we aren’t able to provide a simple table. Shipping and VAT will be calculated and charged in BackerKit. If you are a retailer, we will be charging VAT for your order in Backerkit, please keep that in mind when ordering.

We are incredibly grateful to all of you and we can’t wait for the rest of the campaign!

 ~The Maestro Team

Welcome to our Strange Nightmares
about 1 year ago – Tue, Feb 28, 2023 at 01:19:51 AM

Hello Friends,

As the title says, welcome one and all to the Sally Face: Strange Nightmares Kickstarter campaign! We have all kinds of fun stretch goals, social challenges, bonus cards, AMAs and livestreams with Steve and the team, and so much more! Everyone on the Maestro Media team are huge fans of the game so to see years of hard work finally coming to fruition is incredible! Steve Gabry and ourselves cannot wait to share this next month with you and I hope you are all just as excited as we are! And we're already a Kickstarter Project We Love! Thanks for your support in making that possible so quickly!

  How Does Kickstarter Work?

For those of you who are new to Kickstarter, don’t worry, we have done this before! The way this works is that a project creator (Steve Gabry & Maestro Media) has an idea for a cool project. We need to raise funds to execute our vision. To do this, we put it up on Kickstarter to crowdfund the project. Pledge tiers are available to back the project with. These tiers have rewards that you will receive based on which tier you pick! The money gathered from backers and their selected tiers (you guys!) is then pooled into a total on the Kickstarter page. The project becomes successfully funded when that total reaches the pledge goal on the page. In this case, our goal is $25,000. 

We can also go above and beyond said goal, allowing us to produce bonus content for the game. The way that works is, as we print more copies of the game at the factory, our cost per copy goes down, so we can add more cool stuff at the same cost. These extra milestones are called stretch goals and we have many planned for you guys to reach! We will introduce these in the update coming in the next 24 hours so keep your eyes peeled!

After the campaign ends, we take that money to produce and print the game and merch. In exchange for your support, you receive the pledge you backed! It’s a win-win for everyone involved!

What is a Pledge Manager?

There is also something called Backerkit. Backerkit is a pledge manager we use that lets you manage important aspects of your pledge like adding and paying for extra add-ons and taxes/duties to your order after the Kickstarter ends, telling us where to ship your goods, and more! It is typically opened a few weeks after the Kickstarter ends and remains open for quite some time before officially closing so production can begin.

It’s probably good to note that there will be two different “Backerkit Stores.” Anyone who backed during the Kickstarter campaign will have a Kickstarter store, which includes exclusive, discounted, pricing. And a second pre-order store that will open up for anyone who missed the Kickstarter. Both stores will run concurrently, and Kickstarter backers will receive an email about 6-8 weeks post Kickstarter with a private link to their exclusive store.

What Happens After the Kickstarter?

After that, we play the waiting game a bit. When the Kickstarter ends, we will be finalizing the art and graphic design for the game, work with the factory on game box design so everything fits nicely, deliver finished files to the factory, get the game manufactured, assemble the games, and freight ship to the fulfillment centers before the games can ship to you. It’s a long process and we’ll be sending updates out as we clear each stage. For this project, we plan to deliver the game in JUNE 2024. With all manufacturing projects there are delays, we have planned for all the known issues (war/conflict, COVID-19 outbreaks, cordyceps, etc) that have plagued manufacturing the past few years, but there can always be something unexpected. Don’t worry, as soon as we know, and know the impact, we will pass the information along to you. We will always keep you well-informed every step of the way with at least one update a month!

How Do I Spread The Word?

We have a referral program for the campaign to reward everyone who thinks they can help more people discover this awesome project! If you’d like to help, you can sign up for our affiliate program using the link here!

The following benefits are offered for those who participate in the affiliate program:

  • Base 10% commission on generated pledges
     
  • Access to a custom Kickbooster dashboard that will allow you to easily monitor your clicks, referrals, and commissions
     
  • A wide range of available creatives and copy materials to maximize the appeal of your efforts
     
  • Our track record of successful, exciting crowdfunding campaigns and impeccable delivery of the rewards we promise to backers

If you have any questions regarding the Kickstarter, Backerkit, the affiliate program, or the board game itself, we will be in the Kickstarter comments answering all of your questions and don’t forget to head over to the FAQ section of the KS where your questions may already be answered!

~The Maestro Team