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A reprint of the Franz-Benno Delonge classic: Big City! Now in a 20th Anniversary Jumbo Edition with an available expansion too!
A reprint of the Franz-Benno Delonge classic: Big City! Now in a 20th Anniversary Jumbo Edition with an available expansion too!
694 backers pledged CA$ 128,538 to help bring this project to life.

Big City Funded Thanks to You! Late Backer Pledges Open!

Posted by Mercury Games Inc. (Creator)

Hello everyone!

After a thrilling last 48 hours of the Big City Kickstarter Campaign, we've all taken a moment to breathe and then appreciate the strong showing of support you gave to this project. 

From everyone on the Mercury Games team, THANK YOU, for helping us bring back this important game. Also, we take a moment now to thank you for helping us live up to the promise made to the designer, Franz-Benno Delonge, back before his untimely passing in 2007.  As Backers of this project, you now share in the preservation of his legacy by bringing back this game the way he wanted it published. 


As with our previous project, we are going to be teaming up with Crowdox to deliver a top-quality pledge manager for our Backers.  This means you'll have a place to make changes to your address quickly and easily. This also means a streamlined fulfillment process for us - so it's a win for everyone!

For the moment, we are working on getting final size and weight estimates for Big City, and once that happens we can then send out your Backer Survey.  Please keep watch for that sometime in the next few weeks and we'll also provide an update here to let you know to check your inbox. All we would ask is that you complete your Backer Survey as quickly as possible so we can ensure that your Rewards are set aside for you.  


As many of you know from our past projects, we are dedicated to passing you the latest and best information available to us every step of the way. We do that with the caveat that publishing relies on a lot of third-parties and timelines can certainly change unexpectedly. We feel that sharing our best estimates along the way helps add transparency to the process and also keeps our Backers as up-to-date as possible. For this reason, during our Backer Updates we'll provide ongoing estimates for the expected delivery time using the best information that we have available.  Please remember, of course, that these are just our best estimates and subject to change.


And now, thanks to your support, we turn to the production side of the project. We already have a lot of the major design details out of the way. Artwork is 90% complete and the building miniatures are also nearly ready for production too (we're making a couple additional design upgrades!).

We are pleased to report that at this juncture we remain on target for our planned August ship-out to our Backers!  

We'll have lots more to tell you about the production as it moves forward. We cannot wait to show you the first press sample!

Thank you all, once again, for your support. If you have questions, please ask them here and we'll do our best to answer.


For those of you who missed the Big City project but would like to participate and receive all the same goodies and perks, you can now find a blue "Late Backer Pledge" button next to the video on the main project page. That will take you to our Crowdox preorder page where you can express interest in joining the project. As soon as we have final shipping costs listed, you'll then receive an email welcoming you to complete your pledge and receive access to the pledge manager.  
Though this project became a reality thanks to the overwhelming support of many Backers, we would greatly appreciate any Late Backers who wish to join us. For a small publisher like Mercury Games, your direct support is what keeps us moving forward and taking on these amazing projects!
Dave Seidner, Michael Schwartz, and 8 more people like this update.


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