Production Samples - New Date
We heard back from QPC this morning. Our production sample date was moved back to 5/6. We do not know the exact reason yet. But we wanted to convey that... Read more
Kittens on the Calendar
It took an extra week in between GTS and final signatures, so QPC has revised the delivery of Kittens back a week as well. I just spoke with the head... Read more
Circling round and round, we finally got all the proofs sorted out and then had a great meeting with QPC at the Gama Trade Show this last week. This is... Read more
Final promos cards proofed! Production samples incoming!
Following the public furor against using the print-on-demand company Superior POD to get the KS expansions and promo cards out (and some very detailed emails of the problems with using... Read more
ALL PROMOS NOW MOVING TO U.S... Expansion as well?
We have a new printer here in the states for doing all promo cards, as a way to both separate them from the standard deck AND to have them on... Read more
Sorting out the latest mess
Just when we thought it was figured out and done, we find our latest issue.
The extra promotional cards, including all Kickstarter exclusives, were mixed into the files for the... Read more
New Kitten... for promo card
Thanks to greg Pratt and Brian Knudson, both of whom spent some time researching through every last post to make certain we did not forget anything... we found we had... Read more
No, there are no LOL-CAT videos embedded here. No "can has cheeseburger." But we thought we'd post the graphic of the rules for the new expansion set. It highlights the... Read more
One of the best things about a show like GenCon is that the entire industry is here. And that includes the KIAB printer.
QPC checked in to make sure everything... Read more
Printing Order Confirmed!
Graphics re-loaded and re-approved. New box re-designed and re-approved. Everything loaded into the chute and ready for launch. Then QPC pushes a pause button and wants to re-check pricing.
Well,... Read more
Kittens in a tuckbox!
Today QPC's graphics manager sent me a jpg of the new tuck box so I can post it in the Update. This is the box that was re-discovered, re-formatted to... Read more
More Kittens : Unearthed Expansion
I've heard form several of the missing batch that their KIAB games have arrived. This should bring all the known problems, to date, fixed. We have also processed the last... Read more
The email offered in yesterday's update was incorrect. It is firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Search and Rescue efforts
Okay. In the last three days we've managed to answer about 40 individual questions regarding missing product. Some were miscommunications, but several were from people who we show had product... Read more
$12 (Mix) Backers and $45 (Smooth) Backers
Everyone in the $45 Pledge Level should have received an email today. This email explains that an outgoing survey was improperly sent to you by an intern some time ago,... Read more
A quick update for those who requested refunds.
All but 3 refunds have posted now. Those three have been contacted by email to let them know about the problem with... Read more
Lost Shipping and Refunds
I have answers to two of our most pressing (current) problems.
First, for those who haven't received their copies of KIAB yet. We discovered about 40 addresses that did not... Read more
Extra kittens in your mailbox!
I want to thank everyone who posted a comment or sent us an email about receiving an extra copy of KIAB, and wondering how to return it. That was very... Read more
Kittens in the mail
We got confirmation yesterday that all KIAB main copies were mailed Friday morning! This should be for all backers who responded to their survey by 3/21/14.
If you have not... Read more
Kittens in a Bender - shipping schedule!
I saw the first note of a copy of KIAB showing up in a retail store, and was immediately on the phone trying to find out what the $(^*# happened.... Read more
Wow! Whew! And all other sorts of exultations.
We have now over 90% return on the Surveys and mailing lists are being processed and games should be in the mail... Read more
The first Kittens are in the US!
Finally we have some great news to report. Quality Playing Cards, stepping up to help make good on some of the delays that have happened in manufacturing as well as... Read more
Kittens in assembly
News! not great news, but positive news at the least.
The last time I had semi-solid news on the status of the game was Nov 27th, where it was predicted... Read more
Kittens for Christmas
Since the mistake with the box size, QPC has been working with the China printer to fix the boxes and get the game repackaged (the cards are all printed and... Read more
Kittens in a Blender prepped for boat, almost for plane...
Some quick follow up points today, to bring everyone up to speed...
KIAB looks great, despite the mistake we made on the card back. We are working to solve the... Read more
KIAB - Sample Pics
The production samples for KIAB Main came in yesterday, and it's a good news/ bad news thing. Fortunately, I think, it's mostly good news and what little bad news there... Read more
Greetings all. just returned from Comic Con in NY and finally heard from QPC yesterday that they did receive production samples from China, and they were sending them my way. ... Read more
Kittens in a warehouse???
I've been calling the printer for a solid week trying to find out exactly where Kittens is at. According to the schedule they gave me last month, it... Read more
Kittens in Canada
Greetings from Canada. So no luck yet on bringing in a specialist for the surveys, but I hope to have that settle by Monday. In the meantime, the only KiaB... Read more
Hey all! Traveling a bit and using ipad for updates. QPC says everythig moving forward but no revised estimate on the delivery day yet,so stll assuming on target and still... Read more
Kittens at PAX
Everyone has returned from PAX and while we are all pretty wiped out, I wanted to catch everyone up one a few items that came up at the show.... Read more
Kittens on a Schedule
Last week we posted that we heard form QPC and got a revised ship date from China of 4 weeks (that was with some +/-, and we are... Read more
New Dates on KIAB
I received an email late yesterday, and was hoping to get some confirmation today, from QPC. They are now estimating a final finish and delivery date for KIAB between 9/14... Read more
Back from GenCon
Wow. What a show.
GenCon 2013 was crazy fun but also crazy busy. We built one heck of a booth this year, and then proceeded to get run over by... Read more
Kittens at GenCon
If you've never been to Gencon, you really should go. But if you haven't yet, try to imagine 30-40000 gamers all converging on the equivlaent of 4-6 square blocks... Read more
Kittens out of town
Hey All! Just wanted to let you all know that I didn't forget, but traveling this weekend so having to do the ipad thing kinda sucks. Anyway, heard back form... Read more
The awesomeness of Kittens, and their Blenders
Not a lot of news to report today, since I had trouble reaching the T-shirt vendor and printer today for my updates. T-shirt vendor is on vacation, but don't worry,... Read more
For those who are following along with the news.. last week there was a single issue with "flat" art making trouble for us on the KiaB box. The problem has... Read more
Kittens at a convention?
I've had a few people asking if we will have extra copies for purchase with their final shipment, or at the upcoming big conventions. So I want to address that... Read more
More Kittens Being Saved
Was hoping to hear back from QPC before the weekend that all (but one) expansion files are uploaded and awesome. Seems like all communications from every part of the industry... Read more
Kittens on a Press Proof
Thank you to all who passed along their best wishes this last week while I was in surgery and recovery. One of those things you don't ever see coming, and... Read more
Kittens moving forward!
We hope everyone had a great and safe Fourth. Redshift is back from the holiday weekend and we've received a status update just today from Quality playing Cards. Everything is... Read more
Thanks for the help. KIAB Expansion uploading.
Thank you to everyone who posted a comment this week to double-check me on the finish of the original KIAB game. I was 99.9% certain it was smooth finished,... Read more
Smooth or Linen Kittens?
Trapped in southern Washington at the moment. But didn't want to wait till Tuesday to get online again. Especially since I have an email on my Iphone from... Read more
Blend'em and Save'em
First of all, I'd like to thank the dozen or so Kickstarters who have recently begun to follow the updates and have expressed their support for the game. Having jsut... Read more
Kittens at the Whip setting!
A quick over-the-weekend update to show off the Whip kittens. These are backers who adopted and named a Kitten from the current set being drawn by our fabulous artist.
They... Read more
Eastern washington update
Hey all! I hope this posts correctly this time. It's been a crazy week, and now to top it all of we are trapped in Eastern Washington trying to get... Read more
Nearly back from Origins
Greetings. Origins went great, everyone was having an up year that we talked to. Several backers and lots of people inside the industry (including several from the previous KIAB publisher)... Read more
Origins Game Fair
It's been a long week, and it's far from over. Everyone is here at Origins in Columbus OH. We've taken several meetings, including a couple about KIAB.
The good... Read more
Kittens in the mall?
Just wrapping up a very long day, but one in which there was some interesting KiaB potential. Today we talked with a buyer for a major store often found in... Read more
Thanks to the supporter who caught that we ha defaulted to earlier art on Gracy!
Here is the updated art, as promised!
As part of the ongoing updates... I thought today that I would post the WHIP supporters who named a Kitten already drawn by our fabulous artist. They are:
Grommie -... Read more
And this is why it pays to be extra anal about posting things. We discovered that we were using an old art piece for Gilgamesh. So, we are posting a... Read more
Proud Owners of Blendable Kittens
I hope everyone is as excited as we are for the weekend. It was a short week, but very very full.
Scheduling updates: All digital proofs for cards for... Read more
Digital Proofs looking good
Sorry for the tuesday night miss. Still winding down from the holiday weekend, and using the ipad was frustrating. finally decided to wait for morning.
Not a whole... Read more
Slightly chubby kittens...
Hey All! Spending some time on the long weekend with family and friends, but wanted to get a short update in. Had to do a card shuffle test today with... Read more
Confirmations (and the missing pair)
Got some great scheduling data today from our printer, Quality Cards & Games. All files are confirmed and are being set up as proofs. Once this is finished, the following... Read more
The Bucket List
The first upload is complete. All Kittens, Box, Rules, and DIsplay for the Main game are at Quality Cards & Games as of this morning.
It's amazing how many times... Read more
Sorry for the short update tonight. I'm traveling on a college visit with son, and it's ipad time again. Not the best Kickstarter interface. (this is attempt #3) I'll have... Read more
It's Friday night, do you know where your kittens are?
Got the news today that all cards for the main game have been verified, color-corrected, and are in the dropbox... Read more
What Flavor Is Your Kitten?
Had a great phone sitrep with Quality CArds and Games yesterday. Wow! They make things easy.
We are starting the dropbox files transfer for the main game, verifying card by... Read more
Well, with the big news announced Tuesday about the confirmed printer, there are only a few quick follow-ups for today's update, and some new art at the bottom.
First, we... Read more
Kid Calico to the rescue! (New printer wins the day)
As of this afternoon, Redshift has confirmed that it will be working with Quality Cards & Games out of Orlando, FL to produce Kittens in a Blender!
QCG was... Read more
Printers in the box, awaiting "save." And new card!
As of this afternoon, we had a wonderful 82.5% completed and successful response from our printers. Two printers are fully in the box with solid quotes and no further... Read more
New printer makes it (almost) into the box.
First, the progress in printing:
Yesterday RS did receive a new quote from one of the three printers. The great news is that they are working with us on the... Read more
New Box Mock Up
Note to Kickstarter: PLEASE adapt your iphone app for the ipad!
Okay, that out of my system, here is the Friday update.
I've heard back from two of the three... Read more
Out of the blender, onto the counter (not in the box...yet!)
Had a great meeting today with one of the KIAB backers (Greg). We discussed several aspects of where and why and how, and formed a plan to see KIAB through... Read more
kittens at Gama Trade Show
Greetings all! Just a quick update to bring some good news of more forward motion on KIAB. A group of us are at the GAMA TRade Show this week, in... Read more
First of all, thanks to Greg Pratt for letting me know that there hadn't been an update in too long. I had thought someone was logging in for... Read more
Just keeping everyone up to speed. The kittens are done! They have names, they have backgrounds. And they look great. Thanks to all those who got me names and... Read more
Kittens Update : Final Art and Adoptions
My apologies for the length of time since the last Kittens update. Everything seems to be taking longer than any of us thought, but at least it's still moving... Read more
New Kittens being finished, adoption next, then final survey
The things you learn on your first Kickstarter campaign. First, we didn't even know about the Survey email. Then, when we thought we should do it right away and get... Read more
CAMPAIGN CLOSES WITH A BANG!
None of us who put this together were 100% certain that it was possible. A stretch goal in the last 72 hours, reaching for a 25% increase in funding? Wow!... Read more
24 Hours and counting! (and new art)
24 hours to go, and we just may make that stretch goal. What an incredible last couple of days this is becoming.
There's not much more that I can ask... Read more
Stretch Goal Follow-up
Wow, about 12 hours and the Blend/Save Packs are already making a difference. No matter what, from the strong reaction, we know this will make the game--your game--a great experience. ... Read more
STRETCH GOAL : $20,000
We only have a few days to work with, but we wanted to try to bring you one more extra for the great support you've shown by helping kick Kittens!... Read more
Here we were about to post an update with new, great sketches by our artist, and the email comes in that Kittens in a Blender has funded!
So, now we... Read more
New Kitten (art) and some other news
First, an adorable new kitten (sketch):
Needs a good home. Is fond of kibble, fluffy balls of yarn, and blenders.
This is the first of several new sketches our artist... Read more
Final Week (Video Update)
Well, here we are, heading into our last week, and everything is looking great for kicking Kittens right on time!
We've made a new addition to the campaign. We now... Read more
Pledge Level Changes
Some of you may have seen the previous update or saw on the Kittens site that we have slightly altered a few of the pledge rewards. We would like to... Read more
Extending the Rewards
We have heard some of you voice your opinions about some of our rewards being too limiting. You asked, and now you shall receive.
So for them we have added an ... Read more
50% Funded Update!
I think anyone who tries Kickstarter asks themselves two questions before launching their project:
What if the pledge support is a runaway success? (Scary)
What if no one pledges? (worse)... Read more
SHIPPING COST CHANGES AND CONTACT FOR ARTIST NOTES
Wow! Two days and we are already 1/4 of the way to our final funding! Thank you so much to everyone who has already participated and supported this new Redshift... Read more