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A fast-paced game that puts you in the boots of an Allied paratrooper on D-Day! Jump behind enemy lines and infiltrate a German bunker!
A fast-paced game that puts you in the boots of an Allied paratrooper on D-Day! Jump behind enemy lines and infiltrate a German bunker!
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Status Update


Hello All,  

We have finally concluded the lawsuit with Phil Sauer, this has left our company depleted of all resources as most would understand happens from lawsuits.  

We were unable to post status updates during that time and now that the case has been dismissed, we can speak to the future of Airborne in Your Pocket.  

We are trying to find some help from some other publishers to complete this project and move forward. There is interest and we are working to sort out the details but nothing has been agreed to.  

Your understanding during this time while we try to get this completed will be appreciated. Once we have solidified a deal, there will be an announcement. We appreciate these folks listening to our plea and we are hopeful to come to an arrangement as quickly as possible.  

Our biggest concern is that the supporters of this project can see the finished product.  

Best Regards

Philippe Granger, Michael Jean, and 12 more people like this update.


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    1. Yauchy
      on January 5, 2017


    2. Brad McKee on November 16, 2015

      Anything to 'update' us on these past 8 months? At least put up some pics of your vacation or something we paid for.

    3. Joseph Soonsin Lee
      on August 28, 2015

      I am glad the lawsuit is over but it would be great to get more progress updates.

    4. Kate D on April 30, 2015

      I was just thinking about this project the other day, and the fact that I'm LFL for D-Day and have seen expansions at the local game store that I've never seen in my mailbox. Thanks for the update, such as it is. For selfish and not-as-selfish reasons, I hope things get resolved and we all get to see the game. If this is genuine, I think it's pretty clear we'd all appreciate a lot more transparency regarding the delays and any progress.

    5. Jesse Miller
      on April 27, 2015

      The gain is in postponing/deflecting possible criminal charges. We can no longer say that there have been no updates since early 2014.

    6. John Falcon
      on April 24, 2015

      This was the exact update for Upfront...I will believe this when I see specific details about the status of this project and not simply a blanket declaration....

    7. Neil Ng on April 24, 2015

      Wow this is totally unexpected. Even if there is a glimmer of a chance that I can get my games, I'll take it. So thanks for posting this and good luck.

    8. Richard Logue on April 24, 2015

      I sure would like to play this game.

    9. Martin Gregory
      on April 24, 2015

      No-one putting their name to this is deeply concerning. Neither is it particularly transparent, just a vague 'we are talking to people'. How much money is left (depleted of ALL resources)? What are the details of this plan, what are the contingencies if it fails? What about those of us (as mentioned below, myself included) who paid extra for copies of D-Day Dice? Are we ever going to see those? An update is not sufficient evidence of progress in this matter if it lacks so much detail.
      I don't have any hate for this project, I just expected MUCH more information after such an extremely long period of silence. I expected a long post to say 'this is where we are at'. Is the game even ready to print, did Emmanuel finish it? Print and play option? As pope said, give us the facts, we have sat here in the dark for two years so it's the least you can do.

    10. The Redheaded Pharmacist
      on April 23, 2015

      Any update is at least a positive development. So is the fact that the lawsuit has finally been resolve. I hope to see this game arrive at my door eventually. I loved the concept behind the game. Hopefully an agreement with a published will happen soon.

    11. Brady Sadler
      on April 23, 2015

      To what gain?

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      JamesP on April 23, 2015

      "You honestly think they'd post something like this, after 2 years of silence, if they weren't making an effort?" -- Given the implied source (Rik or Toben), yup, I sure as hell do. He's nothing but a liar, a cheat, and a thief - in my personal opinion, legally speaking he may not be any of those things.

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      Pope on April 23, 2015

      1.) Thanks for the update.

      2.) There are a lot of backers not familiar with happened. Could you tell us more about the lawsuit and the outcome (no need to slant it -- just give us the straightforward facts).

      3.) At the least, you should consider letting this be a print and play game for everyone who backed it.

    14. Brady Sadler
      on April 23, 2015

      You honestly think they'd post something like this, after 2 years of silence, if they weren't making an effort?

    15. Shawn McWha
      on April 23, 2015

      Brady, I want some of whatever you're smoking.

    16. Chris Shockey on April 23, 2015

      They won't be getting any more of my money.

    17. Brady Sadler
      on April 23, 2015

      The hateful comments are so unproductive, guys. Move on. It's clear that effort is being made to get things corrected, otherwise what's the point of an update 2 years later?

    18. Mark Fadden
      on April 23, 2015

      This is supposed to be comedy right? "Our biggest concern is that the supporters of this project can see the finished product." not get it, just see it... Here let me translate "I spent all the money you sent me on legal issues, I may try to publish the game and I hope you give me more money when you see it." Run away thief and hope that your burned backers don't put you into court again.

    19. Runar Jenssen on April 23, 2015

      Great update. Not even signed, we don't even know who the hell wrote this update.

      Yeah, my $180 is gone for good. "A line for life". I was promised all the content that'll ever be released for AIYP. I guess I got what I was promised, since nothing has ever been released. Great use of my money.

    20. Brad McKee on April 23, 2015

      Well I didn't think there would be another Star Wars movie made, nor did I think to ever hear from this thieving bastard ever again.

    21. MightyMeeple on April 23, 2015

      I have a difficult time taking this "update" seriously. I have given up on ever getting a copy of Airborne in Your Pocket....but I still want my copy of D Day Dice that I pledged for. I'm sure that won't happen either.
      This complete FUBAR has ruined my interest in Kickstarter and crowd funding in general.
      Please do use all a solid and just go away. We will never believe anything you post.

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      JamesP on April 23, 2015

      Rik, I'm going to need your address and that of your attorney so I know where to have the court papers served.

    23. John Stout on April 23, 2015

      @Terrence Bowlby, I too am a LFL for D)Day Dice. I'd love to have something more arrive one day.

    24. Rogério De Leon Pereira on April 23, 2015

      Eu confio em você e no Emmanuel. Pode continuar contando com o meu suporte!

    25. Martin Gregory
      on April 23, 2015

      What a surreal experience.... Waking up and checking my activity and seeing an update in here of all places. I can only hope, but I am not raising my hopes again.
      What I would say however is that a print and play of the complete project is the absolute MINIMUM I would like to see out of this. Other projects have been regularly offering print and play editions as part of their tier rewards.

    26. John Flood
      on April 23, 2015

      We are ever hopeful.

    27. Terence Bowlby on April 23, 2015

      Yay! News on the other Kickstarter projects? When's my next LFL for D-Day Dice going out?

    28. Shawn McWha
      on April 23, 2015

      Hahahaha! Is it April fools day again? This is crazy!

    29. Syd on April 23, 2015

      When I saw "Project Update #51: 'Airborne In Your Pocket' Board Game by Rik Falch" in my inbox my first thought was that there was a serious bug in the Matrix.

      I understand how lawsuits can tie one's hands, but I think you'll understand why we're all skeptical about that update.

      Personally, I don't have any expectations about the outcome of whatever deal you may strike with some publisher. Doing business is about making money, not giving charity to KS backers that weren't shown the whole picture (i.e. the Phil Sauer case was live way before this KS campaign started) and naively threw money into this project.

      If I ever find this game in my mailbox someday, I'll sure be happy. But I'm not as naive as I was back then, so please allow me not to blindly believe a word of this update. I'll believe if I ever get the game.

    30. Andrew on April 23, 2015

      Ahh. A ray of hope, maybe...

    31. John Stout on April 23, 2015

      I do how that what you say is true. And it's very possible espically if you were not allowed to communicate about the product during the lawsuit. I hope to one day see this arrive on my door. As what happened with D-Day Dice.

    32. Brady Sadler
      on April 23, 2015

      Thanks for the update, Rik. I honestly doubted I'd ever see another, haha. I can appreciate the difficulty of not being able to communicate during this difficult situation, but I continue to hold out hope that publication and fulfillment will be possible. Best of luck!

    33. C3
      on April 23, 2015

      Either you are completely clueless or you have the largest stone of any man I have ever met.