Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened developer Frogwares has taken to Kickstarter to help finance its Lovecraft-Conan Doyle crossover detective adventure game, and with the campaign coming to an end, the studio is offering a very unusual incentive. It’s offering three people the chance to have a custom message written on an actual artillery shell that will allegedly be used against Russian invaders in Ukraine, the home of Frogwares.
Anyone who shares the Kickstarter campaign link for Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened will be eligible. Names will be placed into a draw and three winners will be chosen at random, with those fans then being allowed to send a message to a Ukrainian unit serving with the 24th Separate Assault Battalion.
If that message is approved by the unit, it’ll be written onto a 152mm Howitzer shell. “We look forward to sending these messages to our unwanted guests,” one of the artillery battery crew soldiers said in a tweet.