Its official 2013 has been declared the year of the Agents. Even though one of the world’s largest hacks occurred near the end of the year at Target, there is no competition with the NSA privacy issues and Agent Snowden’s escapade to Russia. Thus, in spirit of Hackers & Agents this year goes to the Agents and in celebration I put together a summary of 2013.
Check out the Spreadshirt shop. There are now 25 items available for men, women, and children, including our latest Agent shirt in support of “The Year of the Agents”. Our top seller for the year still remains the Rootkit Hoodie, but with the new additions we may see that change in 2014.
Are you looking for a new handout for your next career fair? How about something to hand out as a part of your company security awareness program? Well in July of 2013 Hackers & Agents and Praetorian worked together to create a co-branded card deck and website.
This year has been a boom on the social media front. The Facebook page is at over 600 likes for the year and recently the Google + started gaining some traction. These two avenues continue to be the primary means for communicating updates as well as discounts to our Spreadshirt apparel.
Originally the plan was to release two booster packs. The threat booster which was geared at teaching individuals the threat landscape and the Deckcon booster which was geared at providing more in-depth security awareness on many common topics. In short, there was a problem with packing small booster packs and as a result these two boosters were combined into one pack. This new booster pack adds two complete new game mechanic modifiers for faster and engaging play.
This turned out to be a successful year for both the Gamecrafter and our card sales. As a result, the core game was awarded four different awards throughout the year for sales. The Gamecrafter site where the core game and booster packs can be purchased prominently displays these awards in the top right corner or our game.
This year the game was also put on BoardGame Geek. There is still a lot of work to get the name out here and if you own the game we ask that you provide feedback and review.
As with any online presence the main Hackers&Agents website has been updated to reflect some of these changes throughout the year.