The Post-Campaign Update!
Sorry for the radio silence! This past week has been hectic for the team - we’re moving back into college and starting classes, so we haven’t been able to devote much time to Cat-A-Pillar. However, today I have a pretty big update for you including much of the details of our current situation and next steps.
After investigating Backerkit, we’ve decided not to use it. It’s a very robust service with a lot of support - however, for our (relatively) small Kickstarter, we don’t think it will be necessary. The money we save doing the things Backerkit makes easy (surveys, preorders, etc) ourselves will be better used to improve the quality of some components of the game.
That means that we won’t have an accessible storefront for post-kickstarter preorders of the game. However, if there is any interest in purchasing more copies of the game, let us know! We’re absolutely prepared to look into alternatives to support preorders if there’s demand for it!
We’re sending out the Kickstarter surveys shortly - please let us know if the surveys are too confusing, or don’t address something important, and we’ll find a way to fix it!
Regarding the estimated delivery time, the accuracy of that estimate depends strongly on many factors - primarily manufacturing time and how long it takes for us to receive your survey results. (That’s why it’s an estimate!) We’re hoping to get the game to you before the end of the year, however, we can not guarantee that you will receive your game before Christmas. Again, completing the survey as soon as you receive it will help us out a lot with this, so we’d appreciate your cooperation!
We managed to raise over $1,000 more than our goal, which is amazing! That extra money will go towards improving the quality of the components of the game. Most importantly, type tokens will be thicker and easier to handle - a surprisingly drastic improvement that we actually experienced ourselves during our testing phases. For those of you who ordered the Deluxe version of the game, the game itself and the deluxe extras (artbook, print, handwritten note) will be shipped separately, and you might receive one before the other.
That's all for now! Thank you all for your support and patience!