Production Underway... Pledge Manager Closes Sept 3
Things continue to move forward.
I heard from Panda today that Dual Powers is nearing the end of production. WOOT!
This means that the manufacturing of all printed materials for the game will complete in just a few days. Panda has sent me the MPC, which is basically the first assembled copy. FedEx says I'll have it tomorrow. I can't wait to have it in my hands. I'll be sure to send through pictures of it in the next update.
Assuming all is well with the MPC copy, the manufacturing team at Panda will assemble all remaining copies and get them ready to ship from the factory to the fulfillment centers around the globe.
The good news here, is that we're running ahead of schedule. How early will you get your game? I'm not sure yet, but we're in a really good spot. Watch this space. Once the games are on the water, we'll lock in the timeline estimates for delivery to your door.
The Jetbacker pledge manager will be closing at 9pm CST September 3rd. This means that if you want to add an additional copy of Dual Powers to your pledge, or have a friend that wants to get in on a late pledge, now it the time to do it.
After the PM closes, Backers will still have the option to update their mailing address before mailing addresses lock down. This will happen once the games are on the water to their destinations (likely in Oct). I'll give you warning on that in a future update.
We've begun getting updated shipping estimates from Quartermaster, our fulfillment company. This plan continues to firm up, and will be in place when the games are ready to be picked up at Panda.
Earlier this month, the Thunderworks team was at Gencon. Lot of backers stopped by to say hello, or just wanted to talk about Dual Powers. Scott and Brett (Designer) were running demos in the event hall. It was a great time.
I thought I'd share some pictures. :)
Till next time!