"Strange occurrences are once again happening at Addison Apartments, and it’s up to you and your friends to investigate and solve the surrounding mysteries before it’s too late!
Maestro Media, in association with Brand Central, today announced a partnership with Portable Moose to bring award-winning game designer Steve Gabry’s smash indie hit Sally Face to the world of tabletop gameplay with Sally Face: Strange Nightmares, a cooperative adventure-mystery tabletop game featuring the iconic characters and locations fans have come to know and love from the original and beloved indie video game.
In addition to Sally Face: Strange Nightmares, Maestro Media and Steve Gabry are collaborating on an exclusive merchandise and mystery box program, Sally Face: Strange Boxes, that will further expand the Sally Face universe."
Wow. Honestly that was my initial reaction when we began discussing with Brand Central and Portable Moose the possibility of translating this incredible title to the tabletop. Based on the success Maestro Media has had with the record smashing The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls Requiem Kickstarter campaign, this felt like a no brainer and a title our audience would be excited to get into, just like I was.
I first met Sal Fisher in 2017 while falling down a rabbit hole on itch.io. The title seemed interesting, dark, and I loved the art. Five years later, here we were sitting on a video call with the creator discussing how we can expand the story and bring the joy, anxiety, thrills, and puzzles to a tabletop experience.
Since that initial call in October 2021, we've come a long way. We have written 5 episodes for Strange Nightmares and have been diligently iterating, playtesting, and reiterating to ensure our game feels authentic and is infinitely replayable. For the monthly merchandise and mystery box we've been working hard on themes, art, and puzzles that will excite and confound fans while adding even more to the lore. We still have a long way to go, but I'm excited to share in the journey with you all as we get closer to the Kickstarter launch of Strange Nightmares in February 2023 and the launch of Strange Boxes later this year.
You can check out some of the first shared cards in the announcement video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5S0-HE1l0c
~Dustin & the Maestro Team