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Fully cooperative tile-based exploration and resource management survival game set in a post-apocalyptic world for 1-6 players.
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New Wood Samples and Final File Changes

Posted by Dave Schroeder (Creator)
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In our last update we talked about the pre-production copy of the game, and the notes and changes that we were doing based on that.  We sent the wood color and size changes over that same night since they required the most work on the prototyping end, and then got working on the few file changes that needed to be done.

New Wood

We have pictures of the new wood samples, and should have them in our hands soon so that we can give the final OK.  The blue cube color is being redone again, since the factory didn't like how it turned out (we agree.)  One of our main issues was the size of the custom enemies, and they look much better now.  For reference the stranger (grey guy with a gun) is roughly the same height as a player meeple, so you can see the rest of them range in size from slightly larger to daunting.

 Other File Changes

We started correcting the few issues that we found on the manual, tiles, and quick reference card after we sent the wood changes.  While we were doing that, and since we knew the wood samples would take at least a week, we showed the printed items to more friends and family to get another round of feedback.  This led to some more changes in word choice, phrasing, and where arrows pointed.  The last of these changes were sent over Friday. Since they were all minor text changes on something that looked correct overall, we just need to get digital proofs to confirm that we didn't break anything.

Next Steps

Once we have the wood samples in hand, and digital proofs back we can give the final OK to start production.  Once started, the estimate is 55 days of production, after which we will get one final copy to OK.  Once that is done, it will be 10 days of assembly, and then they get put on boats to make their way to your region.  From there they will go to our fulfillment warehouses and get shipped to you so you can start playing.  We don't have direct experience (yet) of having things shipped on pallets on boats across the world, but the best estimates we have found say a little over a month between factory to doorstep.  We will keep you posted as things progress.

-Rob and Dave

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      Joshua Labrecque on

      Thanks for the update! Really looking forward to playing this.

    2. Far Off Games
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      Thanks for the update! Looking good guys!

    3. Scooby Meredith on

      Thank you for the great update. I can hardly wait to play this game and appreciate all your efforts in making this the best it can be.

    4. Lincoln de Almeida Rodrigues on

      Dave and Rob, I believe that such a project was a great experience for everyone! I could be wrong, but the time to do all the ideas come true is the hardest. Thanks for the effort!

    5. jeff shoemaker on

      Looks great, thanks for the update. I'm looking forward to digging in to this one.