Welcome to the August Update!
Well we have finally moved onto the finishing up production and soon it will hit the ocean! Here are a few pictures Eastar sent of the games being assembled!
Another important thing I found out about the production was in order to keep the deck boxes from being damaged during shipping, they are shipping the cards inside the deck boxes. So when you open the box and don't see all the cards, know they are hiding inside the boxes! It does mean that the paper insert that would normally hold the cards will be empty of cards. Not the best first impression, it would be cooler if the decks of cards were wrapped and presented in the insert... but this way the cards will be protected better during transit and the so will the deck boxes.
Here are a few "components/stackup of the box" shots that my manufacturer sent me!
I wish I could tell you they were already on the boat, but I wanted to make an update sooner than later. When they do get officially shipped out later this month, I will make another small update informing everyone.
One thing I had never gotten confirmation from the game manufacturers was the Kickstarter exclusive walls that were a stretch goal, and I finally got them to send me images of them in action. They look pretty good!
Direwild was at GenCon at the beginning of this month, and I got to demo the game for a lot of people. I was invited to present the game thanks to my publisher GTS/Passport games. What I didn’t realize, however, is that Direwild wasn’t actually mentioned in the floorplan layout so people looking to come play that game had to run a bit of a treasure hunt. I want to sincerely thank all the backers that took the time to find us and meet! It was really awesome. As for the show itself a few notable things happened: Somehow Tom Vassel got his hands on a pre-production copy of the game, so we might see a review come from him soon. The guys from Geekdad stopped by and we talked about the success of the game and how sorry he was that his group couldn’t review the game during the Kickstarter –they did mention they would still love the chance to review it, so I am trying to get them a reviewer copy. There was a quick mention of it here:
We also did a quick 3 minute interview with Bower’s Game Corner here:
Finally, I was told we were named “Game of the Convention” by Over theTabletop podcast! They mention us around the 27, or 28 minute mark, but sadly nothing too substantial about the gameplay. Still! We were honored to receive that accolade (Though if we are being honest, I believe Root was the Game of the Convention. It looks really cool, and the game sold out every day). You can check out the podcast here
So that’s it for now! Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for the official ship out!