The delay and the reasons why
As you have probably already noticed, Mutant: Mechatron is delayed. This happens in many kickstarters, but we take pride in delivering on our kickstarters on time, and we feel terrible about it.
The reason for the delay is, as we have already mentioned in the comments, is that we made the decision to rewrite most of the Ghost in the Machine campaign, which is included in Mutant: Mechatron, based on feedback from players of the Swedish version as well as our own thoughts about it.
The reason for the rewrites is that we feel that the original campaign didn't align with the design pillars that we have set for Mutant: Year Zero, where it comes to both the plot, the tone and the campaign structure. We can't really go into more detail without spoiling the plot of the campaign. As a standalone product the original campaign was fine, but we felt it needed some major reworks to truly work as a part of the Mutant: Year Zero universe.
The rewrites are well underway, but the Ghost in the Machine campaign is a major part of Mutant: Mechatron and the work is significant. It goes beyond just writing, as new illustrations and maps also need to be made.
The original shipment date was based on a straight translation, and the rewrites have pushed us back several months. Of course, we realize that this situation is far from ideal, and in hindsight we should have made the decision about the rewrites before launching the Kickstarter and adapted the timeline accordingly.
As things look now, we will ship the book early in the new year. We cannot give a more exact shipment date for you at this moment, as we want to be 100% sure of the new date before we commit to it.
To sum up, we deeply apologize for this delay. Still, we feel confident it's the right call. Just publishing the straight translation, in time, would have been the easy way to go, but we are sure that these rewrites in the end will mean a significantly better experience for you, the backers.
We will get back to you with more information as soon as we have it. Should you want to cancel your pledge and get a refund because of this delay, that's fine, but we hope that you will bear with us just a little while longer.
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