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Lead your own faction through galactical battles in this easy to learn, hard to master abstract strategy game!
Lead your own faction through galactical battles in this easy to learn, hard to master abstract strategy game!
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Happy Easter!

Posted by Korona Games (Creator)
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Happy Easter!  

Seemingly silent weeks passed away, but in the background, we are working on Hexpanse day-by-day. In the past weeks, we managed to complete all the missing stuff, including new mission cards (short and hard alike), new planets (the devastated Mars and Neptune's ice world), new minor race (the Protector mech), new market cards, supplement the rulebook and many more. By the time the Kickstarter campaign had finished we haven't been ready with many elements which needed much improvement and testing. We can allege the game is finished right now. This is our little present for you for Easter Holiday!  

And the sampling process in the printing company (WinGo) has already been started. In a few weeks, we are going to get the prototype in hand - we will show it to you, of course! - then we are able to launch the pledge manager issue. You are going to see what you backed in reality and choose which expansions you would like to receive. We are as much excited as you to touch the final result of our enormous effort which brings Hexpanse into life. If everything was all right, we would prepare the Print and Play version and send it to you.  

And a small bad news: despite of trying hard, we have realized the solo mode is not easy enough to bring into effect. Some of you are eager to materialize this version but there are two reasons to delay this project: it would take quite a time, which makes the whole producing process to be late, and it needs also more new components, but a third expansion would have not been on real demand. There is some chance to develop the game later if people really request.  

The early bird backers were twice called upon to send their names will be printed on board, but some of them did not answer. We will use those people's Kickstarter names. We are also waiting for two persons’ photos for Immortality edition. At least, we need your help for the upcoming times to make the printing process smooth without delays. 

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    1. Jesse M Renaud on

      Whoops, missed a word:

      *did NOT imply

    2. Jesse M Renaud on

      @Korona Games I want to clarify that I knew solo mode was a stretch goal. The main reason I backed was because it looked probable at that point, so I was fairly invested. Still, I did imply that you were under any obligation or that I was entitled. This is exactly the result I expected and will support — since the goal wasn't met; it makes sense. I think a few commenters below likely feel the same.

      But there certainly is a market for solo mode, if and when you have the resources. I just want to encourage you to keep it under consideration. I will gladly pay extra if this manifests as another KS or retail option in the future.

    3. Chris Perz
      Superbacker
      on

      @Korona Games: I totally understand that you are not able to include solo play. After all, it was a stretch goal that was not reached. It was extremely generous of you to even attempt to include it with the game, but if it holds up production I would much rather not include it at this time.

      It is amazing how some people feel they are entitled to something that was never even part of the initial plan to begin with and for those people to feel disappointed or upset that it is not included is totally ridiculous. If the stretch goal would have been reached I would have been fine with a production delay, but since it was not, I don't feel like the majority of backers should have to wait.

      Thanks again for creating this game for us and I look forward to playing it whenever it arrives at my front door.

    4. Korona Games 3-time creator on

      Dear backers!

      It's a hard situation for us and we understand your disappointment. We would always give you the utmost of Hexpanse, and it's good to see you are keen awaiting this game.
      First of all, we must declare that we didn't promise the solo mode. It was a stretch goal what haven't been reached. Despite the failed SG, we were trying to develop the solo game in the last two month. As I honestly confessed we haven't found a satisfying solution yet. And we have no enough time left to make new experiments before the final settling of the printing.
      On the other hand expanding the game needs new components which has new expanse. Many of you won't afford new expansion, and if only a few will order solo game the price would rise much higher.

      There is one thing that we can assure: won't cast away the solo mode and later we will develop it. Thus can be a new edition or expansion of Hexpanse dependly on demand. But we do NOT promise any concrete date so please be patient and we do the best we can.

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      Michael Körbis
      Superbacker
      on

      Hi, most time I play games for my own. So the solo-mode is (not the only) but a very big reason to back a game or not. Please put in the solo-mode as writen in the description. If you will plan other games, nowbody will know, whether the things you write are correct or whether you will change them afterwards. I'm not angry but disappointed.

    6. Heidi L
      Superbacker
      on

      I concur with the others... solo mode was the reason I backed, and I wouldn't mind waiting

    7. Katherine Crispin
      Superbacker
      on

      Let me add my request for solo as well. 95% of my gameplay is solo. I would be willing to pay extra to add this valuable component.

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      ervegter on

      +1 for @Jesse. I would also like to see the solo expansion to see the light. Personally I would not mind waiting longer for the game if the solo is going to make it. Otherwise maybe you can still develop it as a separate expansion if more people are buying into it.

    9. AcesofDeath7
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      on

      I concur with @Jesse. Solo mode expansion will be a great addition to a good game!

    10. Jesse M Renaud on

      Solo mode is the only real opportunity I will have to play this game. If it isn't possible to develop it and deliver the game on time, of course I support your decision. Still, if you are somehow able to offer solo mode as a separate expansion, I would be especially thankful.