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:

Week Three Recap | Livestream Link
7 months ago – Tue, Mar 21, 2023 at 11:00:52 AM

Hello Friends,

Wait, WHAT?! We're already 3 weeks into this campaign? Hold up, for real? There's only 9 days left?! 

I don't know who needs to hear this, but you all are awesome, seriously. This campaign has been a ton of fun and we want to pack as much into this final countdown as possible!

What Have We Unlocked?

And just like that, week 3 of exploring the Addison Apartments is in the books. The pledges keep rolling and we have now unlocked The Box Sleeve for Super Strange Nightmares (The Deluxe version of the game).

In total, we've unlocked 8 Stretch Goals! And we're just about $23,000 away from adding Solo Mode and a fifth player to the game. Keep pushing, we can get there!

On the Social Goal front, we've unlocked 30 cards in just three short weeks from some talented artists! We are flying through our Social Goals and have unlocked:

From week 2 to week 3 we have gained 181 backers (HI!!) taking our total to 2,232 backers! In that same time, we have raised an additional $16,300 for a grand total of $227,600 over the course of the campaign

What Did We Do?

For those of you who may have just joined, welcome! We have a wild final week planned for everyone so we are happy to have you! Here are the highlights for what you missed in this most recent week!

If you haven't been watching the Livestreams, HERE, HeRe, hErE, and here, you've been missing all the purposeful... and accidental Sally Face Lore that Steve's been casually dropping. Did you know that Sal's favorite dessert is Cinnamon Rolls? And we have another Livestream happening in 3 hours!

Time zones are a funny thing. The US has already sprung forward but most of the world is still on winter time for a few more days. So our livestream is at 9pm GMT, which is 5pm Eastern, 2pm Pacific.

While you are taking a look at things, feel free to give all Maestro Media and Steve Gabry’s social media accounts a follow so you can stay up to date on all things Sally Face!

Maestro Media Socials:

Steve Gabry Socials:

If anyone has questions, feel free to check out our FAQ here and feel free to drop any questions not answered there in the comment section as we will be answering all questions there! Everyone buckle up for the final week! We have lots planned including a final day livestream! See you there!

Question of the Day!

Hey Hey Hey, it's the Question of the Day! Check the bottom of every day's update for the QotD and then answer in the comments section of the update or the campaign comments!

Today's Question: Which character is your go-to when Cosplaying characters from Sally Face? [or] Who is the hardest to cosplay as from the game?

Get in the comments and let us know!

~The Maestro Team

Repost: What Is Kickstarter | Add-ons | Pledge Manager + Shipping | Bonus Support
7 months ago – Mon, Mar 20, 2023 at 04:29:19 PM

Hello Friends,

It's been awhile since we had a post to introduce our newbies to the process that is Kickstarter, Backerkit, and our current timeline. If you've read this before, feel free to skip this update, I promise, it won't hurt my feelings. [BUT DON'T SKIP ANY OF THE OTHER ONES! That will hurt my feelings lol]

How Does Kickstarter Work?

Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform that allows project creators to raise funds for their vision. The project creator sets a goal and offers pledge tiers with rewards to backers. The money gathered from backers is then pooled into a total on the Kickstarter page. The project becomes successfully funded when that total reaches the pledge goal. Additional funds allow for the project creator to produce bonus content for the project that is added for free to the retail and/or deluxe version of the game. To check which Stretch Goals are added to each version, check the Stretch Goal portion of the campaign page.

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!

How Can I get Add-ons?

You'll be able to purchase specific add-ons after the campaign is over in our pledge manager, Backerkit. For now, all you need to do is pledge to a tier, any tier works - they all lead to the same Backerkit add-on page. We encourage you to back at a tier you can afford that has the items you know you want because prices are less expensive in a tier than if you were to buy things seperately as add-ons. As an example, The Full Charley's Collection has 1 of every add-on and the game for $950. Buying all of that separately would cost $1,155 + it comes with a signature from Steve Gabry which is priceless.

What is a Pledge Manager?

A pledge manager called Backerkit is used to 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 opens a few weeks after the Kickstarter ends and remains open for quite some time before officially closing so production can begin. Shipping is paid in Backerkit, not during the Kickstarter. 

There will be two different "Backerkit Stores," one for Kickstarter backers with exclusive discounted pricing and another for pre-orders, both running concurrently. Kickstarter backers will receive an email about 6-8 weeks post-Kickstarter with a private link to their exclusive store. It's important to back a tier now so everyone gets that special discounted price!

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, but 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 can be 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! Enjoy a 10% commission on all orders placed from your link and more!

Adding Bonus Support

Why should you add Bonus Support?

If you'd like to pay for shipping now or know there's an add-on you ABSOLUTELY NEED when Backerkit opens you can add bonus support now to cover those costs. Once the Backerkit email arrives your pledge items will be in your cart, paid for, already and you'll have a credit for the amount you added in bonus support. That credit acts like a gift card to pay for any add-ons you add to your cart and/or shipping + duty fees (VAT). Adding bonus support now helps unlock more Stretch Goals (FREE STUFF!), so if you can afford it, we highly recommend doing it. Everyone likes free stuff, and we're so close to our next stretch goal that if everyone added bonus support to pay just for the shipping cost, we'd already have unlocked it!

Here's a step by step of how to add bonus support when you've already made a pledge. This is the same for all tiers, so even if you're in a higher tier and want to add some bonus support for add-ons or shipping to help us get even more Stretch Goals, follow this guide.

On Desktop

Log in and navigate to the Sally Face Kickstarter Page. At the top of the campaign page click "Manage Your Pledge":

On the next screen click "Change your pledge":

On the next screen click the box that says "Bonus support" and type in the number you'd like to add. Then click "Pledge $xxx".

SUCCESS! You're Done.

On Mobile

Log in and navigate to the Sally Face: Strange Nightmares campaign, found under "Profile" or by searching for Sally Face: Strange Nightmares in the search. Once there, click "Manage."

That brings up a new page, click the three... at the top of the page.

Click Update pledge:

On the next page click the + button to add bonus support (or you can click where the zero is and type in the amount of support you'd like to add).

Once done, click Confirm and you're all set!

Remember cards will not be charged until the end of the Kickstarter, which is March 30th at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Once the Kickstarter ends you'll be charged within 48 hrs.

Thank you all for being so amazing!

~The Maestro Team

Livestream Tomorrow | More Social Challenges Appreciation
7 months ago – Mon, Mar 20, 2023 at 02:07:38 PM

Hello friends,

Our final Tuesday Livestream happens tomorrow! It's not our final livestream of the campaign, we're just moving next week's stream to the final night of the campaign. Tune in tomorrow for all the latest details about the campaign and a chance to have your questions answered live, on stream! To celebrate our final Tuesday Livestream, we're giving away a free Gizmo plush during the stream! Be sure to tune in on Steve Gabry's Youtube Channel at 5 pm EST/2 pm PST (9 pm GMT) to join the fun and have a chance to win. We hope to see you all there!

We Love Everything You've Been Doing on Social Media!

We also wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude for all of the support we've received on social media. Thanks to you all, we have been able to unlock a ton of social goals, adding dozens of new cards to The Nightmare Deck. Your enthusiasm and dedication to the game is truly inspiring, and we cannot thank you enough for all of your help in spreading the word about our project.

As we head into the final stretch of our campaign, we want to encourage you to continue sharing our project with your friends, family, and followers. Every bit of support helps us get closer to our goal, and we're confident that with your help, we can make Sally Face: Strange Nightmares the best game it can be. Remember, 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!

Once again, thank you all for your support and dedication to our project. We're thrilled to have such a passionate community of backers behind us, and we can't wait to see what the future holds for Sally Face: Strange Nightmares.

Question of the Day!

Is it back again?! Heck ya, check the bottom of every day's update for the QotD and then answer in the comments section of the update or the campaign comments!

Today's Question: Who is your favorite side character and why?

Get in the comments and let us know!

~The Maestro Team

What Would You Like to See?
7 months ago – Sun, Mar 19, 2023 at 02:03:05 PM

Hello friends,

The Floor is Open!

As we near the last ten days of our exploration of the Addison Apartments, we would like to give you all the floor! What would you like to see more of in these updates during the final third of this campaign? Are there some add-ons we haven't discussed yet that you'd like to know more about? Maybe a live Q and A with some of the team? Maybe you guys want to see Dustin and the team make some Sally Face mashed potato art? Let us know in the comments!

Question of the Day!

What time is it? *Checks imaginary watch* OH MY! ALREADY!? Looks like it is Question of the Day time! Check the bottom of each day's update for the QotD, and then answer in the comments section of the update or the campaign comments!

Today's Question: What is one question you would ask your favorite character if you could?

Get in the comments and let us know!

~The Maestro Team

Social Challenge #7 Starts NOW!
7 months ago – Sat, Mar 18, 2023 at 07:48:12 AM

Happy weekend Friends!

You should be as excited as we are... because you completed Social Challenges #6 yesterday and we're moving on to Social Challenges #7 RIGHT NOW!

Nobody panic! This is not a drill! Has anyone seen my brown paper bag?AHHHH!

Social Goals #7

The stakes have never been higher! The challenges never more intense! But we think you will have a lot of fun with these ones! We need to complete 3 out of the 4 of these to unlock 4 additional cards in The Nightmares Deck!

Steve’s TikTok

Here's what you did last time!

We had over 100 people participate in the last Social Challenges #6, and during our last Livestream we also threw in a bonus popup challenge of "draw us a picture of Steve's Fursona." You incredible people did not disappoint. Here's just a small smattering of the incredible stuff you did:

The cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and the brewed tea all look amazing! I love the creativity we saw with the tombstones, and we got not one but two pictures of Steve as a Capybara. My day is made! Though I am saddened no one took the opportunity to do some mashed potato art tombstones or SF inspired food art. Oh well, there’s always next time.

Here's a look at those 4 cards we unlocked for the completing that challenge, plus an additional 2 cards thanks to the amazing art from the_verTigO and Haelmer!

New Nightmares Deck Unlocks!

Question of the Day!

Ding, ding, ding Question of the Day time! Check the bottom of each day's update for the QotD, and then answer in the comments section of the update or the campaign comments!

Today's Question: Which episode of Sally Face is your favorite and why? [OR] Which Strange Nightmares Story are you most looking forward to exploring? [NO SPOILERS!]

Get in the comments and let us know!

~The Maestro Team