Big City Sizes Up and Backer Survey Update
Well, we've made some great progress and we wanted to give you an update since it has been a little while.
All Big City buildings are complete and uploaded to the production company. Now we start the process of making those crazy-expensive molds and then from there we start full production.
Please note that with Chinese New Year upon us, all facilities are shut down, so there's going to be a brief pause before production gets underway. However, at this juncture we are still on-course.
BOX SIZE INCREASE
As we suspected, the sheer size of all the buildings has forced us to increase the thickness of both the base game and the expansion. The overall footprint size remains the same, but the thickness of the base game is now scheduled in increase to 119mm from 89mm and the expansion from 50mm to 60mm. That's approximately 4.5" and 2.4" respectively. As many who know Mercury games are aware, we try not to make excessively-large boxes. But, let's be honest here, Big City is a lot of content, so the increase in box size was necessary.
At this juncture, we believe this change will cause us to price the final shipping total in the upper end of the estimated ranges, but without exceeding them. We don't take this decision lightly, of course, but this is a better outcome than having too much content to fit into the game box.
BACKER SURVEY UPDATE
As some have noticed, we have not yet opened the Crowdox Backer Survey. The increase in box size was the primary reason for this since accuracy is so important to us. Now that we have confirmed the box size change, we expect to have the Backer Surveys ready for you before the end of the month. We just wanted to let everyone know that you had not missed an email or survey invitation; we will post a special Backer Update right here on Kickstarter once those surveys are ready for you.
CHECK OUT GALACTIC SCOUNDRELS
In the meantime, we are proud to announce that our next game release, Galactic Scoundrels, will be out in stores later this month! It's a unique game of story-telling, piracy, negotiation, and fun!
Check out the short video introduction here:
Check out the details here:
As always, thank you for your support of this project!