Stuck Amazon Orders are Moving & New Replay Patch
There are several Dream Arcades in employee break rooms across Amazon campuses. So a while ago we called the facilities people we've worked with on those orders and asked if... Read more
Amazon and Bug Update
There's 233 Replays that Amazon still hasn't shipped. Today I spent two hours on the phone with Amazon to figure out why some of the orders still haven't shipped. If... Read more
Short version of the shipping update is that almost everything is packed and shipped, but orders that were sent through Amazon are still taking a frightfully long time.
Here's the... Read more
Amazon's Not So Prime Shipping
Amazon is great at delivering your purchases in 2 days or less. But, for third-party orders their performance is turning out to be much slower. We’ve shipped 1,322 orders to... Read more
Remaining Orders are Shipping
The container arrived Tuesday and we've already packed and shipped 2 large pallets to Amazon late last week. As soon as they get them they'll start shipping them to customers,... Read more
Replays are in port, will ship soon
Vessel with the container has arrived and the Replays are scheduled to be delivered by next Tuesday. At which point we’ll need to re-pack them per Amazon’s requirements... Read more
Replays Are On The Move
Many of the International Replays have been delivered. We apologize for anyone asked by their local customs office to pay large customs duties. While we are submitting any additional documentation... Read more
We finished up production on Friday and I headed home from China. Good news, International backers should get their tracking numbers soon and--depending on your local customs processing--the Replays should... Read more
Final Assembly Underway
The first units started rolling off the production line just a couple hours ago. Packing and shipping starts tomorrow and should be complete by Friday.
I’ve been meaning to... Read more
Production Completion Date & 4 New Emulators!
Before getting to the update, let me ask everyone to please finish their surveys, as well as purchase any desired upgrades by the end of this weekend. This is the... Read more
I wanted to post an update that had both an estimated completion date and a list of some of the included games. We're just days away from having both, but... Read more
China Trip Return Update
I'm back from China and here's a look at the final cover. The black-on-black effect works better than I'd hoped, as it changes depending on the light.
All parts of... Read more
Lots of progress on the Replay here in China. We've agreed on most of the contract terms. The hardware specs are complete, though we're still finalizing little things like packing... Read more
Final Specs and Pre-orders Begin
We’re in the home stretch. I’m heading to Shenzhen tomorrow to finalize the contract. We still have a backup manufacturer; however we are so far into the process with the... Read more
New Project Update on Community Site
We've posted a new project update on the community site. It is mainly a status update of our testing, which is going well. If you have a moment check it... Read more
Replay Community Open to All & Mini Updates
We’re opening the community site to everyone starting today. But before we announce it on social media, we want to make sure backer’s friends and families have the first crack... Read more
2 Designs, 1 System
As you may remember from past posts, we've been working with more than one company on the Replay hardware. Right now, we are getting the final hardware tested--and we're still... Read more
First, let me apologize for not updating everyone sooner. The months of November and December account for 50% of our annual sales; basically we do 10 months worth of arcade... Read more
China Sourcing Trip Update
I've been meaning to update everyone on the status of our China Trip. Things are going really great. We started out by meeting with our sourcing agent, discussing not just... Read more
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - Mega Update
Starting today, we'll be sending out registration info for our community site, Replay Central. We're sending the e-mails in groups, so don't worry if you don't get your registration code... Read more
Community Site & Mini-Update
It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update. I was hoping to be able to post a target date for delivery. However, we still need some work on a... Read more
Project Update #2
A lot of last week was devoted to getting our newest programmer up to speed, which was a great opportunity to clean-up and even streamline some of the code. We’ve... Read more
Progress Update #1
First, I want to welcome Sudarshan Deo to the Dreamcade Replay team. Sudarshan is an experienced programmer who will be working full-time on the Replay project while he finishes his... Read more
Thanks To You We Did It - Almost $230k
We really went out with a bang, adding close to 50k during our last two days to bring us almost to the 230k mark!
Final Day To Pledge is SUNDAY night--Not Monday & Another Review!
One of the first things you'll read when researching how to have a well-run campaign is to not end your campaign on a weekend. There's lots of discussion on what... Read more
Reviews, Reviews, & More Reviews!
We've had a bunch of media pick-ups the last couple days. First, from Cinelinx, who has covered the Replay several times in the past. They wrote up a great mini-review.... Read more
Dreamcade Replay Controller Extravaganza
I think the Replay may have a new record for the most compatible controllers on one console. Here's a short video of us connecting a bunch of controllers to the... Read more
Thank You & General Update
As part of our thank you for everyone sticking with us when our Kickstarter was down, we are advancing the Stretch Goals, giving the Steam Integration right now. However,... Read more
Hooray, We're Back Online!
This is great news, though it might take a couple of days before we can get a full public update reviewed by the legal people.
But we want to thank... Read more
75k and beyond - AKA Steam Integration! (at 100K)
As I type, we're less than 3K away from the 75K goal. Which means we'll be looking at the poll results and announcing more stretch goals soon.
I know a... Read more
60K Goal and Backer Poll
We just broke 60k. We're getting into the larger goals now. And we'd like to get your feedback on what sort of things you'd like to see for the larger... Read more
Great Weekend, Great First Review
Weekends on Kickstarter can be slow--not so for us. We've reached both our $40k and $50k goals! The backers keep rolling in at a very respectable rate. We expect that... Read more
We've been meaning to write up a detailed post about the stretch goals, since we've almost reached the first, I think it's about time:
40K - Customized Theme Creation Tool... Read more
Yippie, We've Reached our Goal!
Just a quick message to thank everyone for helping to get the word out about our project. Even though we haven't received media coverage from the major sites, we've still... Read more
Reviews are just starting to come in
I've become convinced that press releases are effectively dead. In the past 9 years our results from press releases have steadily fallen. However, we did get a fewnice hits... Read more
Just 24 hours & We're Already Halfway There
We're off to a great start and we haven't even posted a press release yet. We just shipped the first couple prototype units today. And we're doing demos in San... Read more