Pledge Manager, status, plans, and all updates.
Hello Agents! Thank you for being patient since the last update, and you waited for all the fresh news and updates we have for you.
Today I would like to focus on the big important thing we need to plan. We need to reschedule a delivery plan :( Unfortunately, we have met several different issues, which we were trying to manage since last time. But now we are on the right path!
First of all: Production. After the last update, Filip visited our local partner who changed a production concept in our heads. Unfortunately two formats of the box and additional content changed his scope a little bit, and because of that, we have searched some other options. We have decided to move production to China. We have chosen the company which will help us to reach planned production prices and thanks for merging this production with our other productions, we have managed to protect the assumed quality without any compromises.
If you are our returning Backers, you already know that we are putting a lot of engagement to that element and we want you to be satisfied with the final product.
But unfortunately, that will cause downtime. So what is the new schedule?
- First of all, we will start the production on 1st March 2019. This should take about 6 weeks.
- After that, we will need about 2 months for delivery to the US and Europe (to our logistics centers and fulfillment companies).
- Next stage is packing and direct shipping to your hands.
Setting all dates on a very pessimistic scope, we can ensure you that project will be closed, and delivered in October 2019. Of course, we will do our best to decrease this dates as possible, but let's stick the pessimistic dates, to be super sure that we won't need to do any more changes for the final delivery.
The current status of our work also causes the downtime. Right now we are on 80% of our works. The product we want to deliver and the concept of the story behind that take a little bit more time than we planned. But let’s give the voice to the designers:
Matt Dembek: “Hey there! So if you're looking for the % progress of the game and every aspect of it, then it would be something like Stages: 80% Obstacle cards: 80% The story: round 45% And the SG: we can't touch them until we're done with the main game.
The most important thing here is that we want to finish the game up to the end of the year, and we will be updating you regularly on that."
In the same time, we are doing some organizational changes, which also takes some of our attention. But we can also ensure you that these processes are good, and will help us to be more effective, stable and will give you a more important comfort. We want to write more about that, but we will do that on 21st or 22nd of November in a separated update. It will be a big thing, so we want to describe it adequately.
Work is measured on the effects, and we are not only changing the delivery date, but we are also preparing the new content for you all. First of all, the game mat. Today we want to share the illustration and the proposal of the layout. Please share with us your opinion; we are opened for a discussion, and we are very curious about your thoughts on this element.
First visions ;)
Illustration with lines layout.
Pledge Manager: It's almost ready. It will be available under this link: https://blight-chronicles.backerkit.com As we promised, we are using BackerKit, which is a known tool with good support, and a large number of Backers already see that solution. We have prepared not only our Pledges from the project, but also you will be able to find there, some products from our last campaigns, our other games, and premieres with game mats for Pocket Mars, INBETWEEN, and of course Blight Chronicles.
Game mat for Pocket Mars:
Game mat for INBETWEEN
However, we still have in our heads that this is our first such delay in Kickstarter projects. So we have decided to prepare some special discounts, available only for you guys. We will cut the prices in Pledge Manager badly for most of the products, and we will make sure that you will be the first with some extras, like game mats. Also, as an "I'm a sorry gift," we want to share with you more content for Page Quest Season 1 (not only the first episode, you have already received). We will send you more guys, via Kickstarter mailing system before 6th December. In the meantime, please find some of the screens, which shows work in progress status.
Now the only thing we need to do with Pledge Manager is to set the shipping costs and test the configuration, so 2-3 days and you will be able to manage your pledge correctly. We will have some more surprises for you (about the products available in Pledge Manager), but we can not tell more before official launch (what I can say, they will be two, big and top-rated games).
So guys, please wait for the next update 2-3 days, and you will get the access to pledge manager, and you will also get some top secret information. Thank you for being with us, and if you have any, even the smallest question, about the delay we have described, feel free to ask, we are here to answer all questions, and make that project transparent.