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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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Almost ready to leave the Factory

Posted by Dave Schroeder (Creator)
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It has been awhile since our last update, and part of the reason is that every time we get an update almost ready to go, something else happens that we want to add.  Here are the bullet points:

  • The bulk shipping plan (from factory to fulfillment house) is mostly finalized
  • Fulfillment plans are finalized, so please make sure your address is up to date
  • Production copies have arrived for final approval, and final assembly is underway

Shipping from the factory

Once the Chinese New Year celebration ended, production finished on the games, and 4 copies were assembled and send to us for final approval. Once we gave our OK, final assembly started on the rest of the copies. Once that is done the games will be sent out in a few different paths.  

Games destined for backers in the Americas (and a couple hundred copies for us) will get on a boat to the east coast which should take 40-50 days.  Games destined for Europe will get on another boat to London which should be slightly quicker. Once these boats land, they will need to go through customs and then they will go to fulfillment houses to be shipped to you. Games destined for China or Australia will get on a truck or plane respectively and head straight to your door.

Please check your address

If you need to update your address, please do.  If you haven't filled out your survey (there are still about a dozen) please do.  We will leave the "edit address" option open as long as possible just in case anyone unexpectedly moves, but the fewer last minute changes we need to make, the better.

For the few of you that are in China or Australia, your games will ship directly from the factory.  We know some of you are moving around, so please make sure the address we have for you is where you are right now.  If you are moving again in the next few weeks, send us a message so we can make sure your game goes to the right place.

Unboxing the production copies

We took off the shrink wrap, slid the top off, and this is what it looked like.
We took off the shrink wrap, slid the top off, and this is what it looked like.
Next we pulled out the insert to find the punchboard, and saw some of our backers staring back at us.
Next we pulled out the insert to find the punchboard, and saw some of our backers staring back at us.
Dumped all the baggies to check out the bits.
Dumped all the baggies to check out the bits.
The enemy meeples really turned out nice and menacing.
The enemy meeples really turned out nice and menacing.
Then we put everything back in the box.
Then we put everything back in the box.

After we punched out the tiles, we put the empty punchboards back in and put the insert on top of them.  Once the manual and quick references were on top, the box top fit snug down on the insert.  We turned it over and shook it around a bit and everything stayed in its compartment.

As always, thanks for helping make this happen.  It's pretty surreal to unbox a game and have it be your own.

-Rob and Dave

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    1. jeff shoemaker on

      Thx for the update! This is the second most anticipated kickstarter I've backed! Can't wait to see the fruit!

    2. Lincoln de Almeida Rodrigues on

      Thanks for the feedback. I believe you have gone through the most difficult stages of the project. We await the outcome of this long effort.

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      Joshua Labrecque on

      Great to hear that we'll be having it very soon. I look forward to playing and teaching my friends how to play. :D