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The Black Watchmen GAME & COMIC BOOK

A project in Montreal, Canada by Alice & Smith

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Between Fiction and Reality lies the exhilarating Fear of the Unknown...
Backers: 366
Average Pledge Per Backer: $128

Funded: $46,701 of $40,000
Dates: Aug 15th -> Sep 30th (46 days)
Project By: Alice & Smith
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Latest News

Actor of the universe of the Black Watchmen: Captain William Patrick

September 26th - via:
Warning, this is a soft update  After Division-66 and Mr.Whitechapel, we invite you now to meet Captain William Patrick.  Captain William Patrick is in charge of Division-42, the front line of The Black Watchmen. He is also responsible for all... (Read More)

We are funded, thank you all!

September 23rd - via:
Dear Backers,   This week has been crazy. We’re so excited to announce that we finally reached our goal last Monday! Thank you all for your support, this game would not be possible without a community as involved and passionate as you all clearly... (Read More)

Double Update Friday: Advanced gameplay & Steam

September 18th - via:
Dear Backers,   For those who want to know more about the gameplay and for those who noticed the new interfaces in the last tutorial, we have just released an article featuring a description of a multiplayer mission with new interfaces! Advanced... (Read More)

87% funded, a new podcast and a corporate sponsor!

September 16th - via:
Dear Backers,  So here we are, 87% funded and 13 days left! Hope you guys are ready for this final sprint to the finishing line :)   Today we have a new podcast where Puppet Master Andrea Doyon talks to Robert Pratten (@robpratten) founder of... (Read More)

Actor of the universe: MR. WHITECHAPEL

September 12th - via:
Warning: This is a soft update After Division-66, we invite you now to meet Mr. Whitechapel. A modern incarnation of Gilles de Rais - the soldier-in-arms of Joan of Arc, and later a serial killer who is so vicious and prolific, the term might have... (Read More)

Double Update Friday! TSW In-Game Rewards + Interview with Joel Bylos!

September 11th - via:
TSW In-Game Rewards OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED!   We are pleased to announce a new In-Game Reward for The Secret World player; The Black Watchmen long coat! You will now have the chance to represent The Black Watchmen in-game with this unisex long coat.... (Read More)

Double Update today!!

September 7th - via:
In an effort to help push our Kickstarter forward, we will be giving out sketches of your character, designed by our Comic Book Artist. Rules: Any backer who pledges, or increases their pledge, by at least $25 over the next 48 hours.  End on... (Read More)

In-Game Footage

September 5th - via:
Dear Backers, We are very proud today to share with you the first official in-game footage. You know, it’s difficult to explain the complete and full experience of an ARG; the community, the multi-channels, the real-life events. However today we... (Read More)

50% funded, in-game footage coming up, & more…

September 5th - via:
Dear Backers,  We Are Now 50% Funded! Yesterday evening we reached the $ 20,000 mark! We are therefore 50% funded. We really feel we are so much closer to fulfilling our objectives and we are so excited! Thank you very much at all who have... (Read More)

New add-ons & a Go Fund Me campaign

September 3rd - via:
Dear backers, We’re introducing 2 new add-ons today. First, the $20 in-game communication: A special in-game communication will be received by the player at some point during the first season's missions, proving additional clues or information.... (Read More)

Steam Update!

August 31st - via:
We are pleased to announce new add-ons, to highlight our recent launch on Steam Greenlight. These add-ons are available to everyone, you don’t need to open a Steam account to grab them! But first, if you are a Steam member, you can help us and vote... (Read More)

Steam Greenlight

August 29th - via:
Dear backers,  We are finally launching the game on Steam Greenlight!  Vote for us on Steam We need you to help us bring the Steam community into The Black Watchmen universe. -The Dev Team  (Read More)

AMA today - Get Ready

August 29th - via:
Alice & Smith will host an AMA (Ask Me Anything) today at 3:00 pm EDT !   If you already have questions, send them to Join us on Twitch Want to join the AMA by video?  Invite hue.adoyon via skype and ask your... (Read More)

The Swat Team Pledge

August 27th - via:
Dear backers, We told you yesterday that we were working with Ugly on a special campaign. We’re introducing today The Black Watchmen Midwest U.S. SWAT Team on Indiegogo. What we need   The cost of the Swat Team - Real World Mission (created just... (Read More)


August 26th - via:
Dear amazing backers,  We are at the 13th campaign day with more than $16,000!  Alice & Smith team wish to acknowledge the involvement of the community. For those wondering what is a typical investigation, players have started a mapping of the... (Read More)

Actors of the Universe: DIVISION-66

August 25th - via:
Warning: This is a soft update In the first of a series of updates on major players in the universe of The Black Watchmen, today we are looking at Division-66 Division-66 acts as the organization’s administrative division and public relations arm.... (Read More)

Ask me Anything - Get ready!

August 23rd - via:
Anashel will host an AMA (Ask Me Anything) this Saturday 11:00 AM EDT !(See current local time) Join us on Twitch Want to join the AMA by video? Invite hue.adoyon via skype and ask your questions live with us!   (Read More)

The Comic Book Early Characters & AMA this Saturday

August 21st - via:
All the characters and events from the comic book are actually based on the community playing The Black Watchmen! Since we already have a great community, we’ve decided to craft the first characters from some of our players. Early Character And... (Read More)

New Add-ons and FAQ

August 19th - via:
As of today, we have decided to make life even more complicated for backers still trying to decide on add-ons :) New Add-ons Introducing the following add-ons: Black-Watchmen dog tags, Beatnik Cap and the print edition of The Black Watchmen comic... (Read More)

Dev Update #1

August 15th - via:
Dear Backers & Supporters,  Here's the first dev update from our Puppet Master Anashel.Click on this link to watch the video Also, expect our first AMA (Ask Me Anything) this weekend!!  We need your help to make this... (Read More)

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