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A turn-based strategy game for two players about spying, bribing, and loyalty.  A boxed-copy cartridge release for the Nintendo DS.
A turn-based strategy game for two players about spying, bribing, and loyalty. A boxed-copy cartridge release for the Nintendo DS.
1,305 backers pledged $90,118 to help bring this project to life.

All Packages Are Away

The last two days were busy:  Yesterday, two mail vans came by to pick up a total of 861 USA-bound packages, and today I spent three hours processing the remaining 302 international packages at the post office (thanks to Wanda, the counter clerk who helped me with this mountain of mail).  I left the post office with a receipt that was 26 ft (8 m) long, and an international postage bill of $4,927.95.

A few VERY important things for backers:

  • Those who are receiving Soundtrack Anthology album downloads (including all Limited Edition recipients) should check their package carefully for tiny download code slips (pictured below).  And please follow the instructions on the slip.  If you try to download the album now (before October 31), you will download nothing and waste your code!  We want you to hear the interactive music in the game before you hear any linear versions.
  • Packages were sent Priority Mail and should arrive in 2-3 days for US residents and 6-10 days for international residents.  Some people got theirs today!
  • For the 44 people who are getting just the photocopied memos:  we haven't forgotten about you.  You'll receive a shipping-info survey soon, and your memos will be sent out in a few weeks.

Now, some additional news:

For those of you who missed out on the campaign, the regular edition of the game is available for mail order purchase right now:  http://diamondtrustgame.com/buy.php

And if you're going to PAX Prime this weekend in Seattle, Tom and I will see you there as part of the Kickstarter games program.  We'll be selling copies of Diamond Trust at our table in the Kickstarter room at the Grand Hyatt (Building E), so stop by, try the game, and save on shipping.  If you bring your DS, we'll even be able to upload the game to you wirelessly (it will remain playable on your DS until you power-off).

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Comments

    1. Creator Ryan on October 31, 2012

      Soundtrack's coming out tomorrow! Yay! :D

    2. Creator Jason Rohrer on October 8, 2012

      @Louise Simpson: From Lauren, Jason's wife: We didn't send one to you because you chose no reward. It sounds like you thought you chose a reward though. You pledged $68. Which reward would you like? Please send me an email instead of posting here.

      laurenserafin@yahoo.com

    3. Creator Louise Simpson on October 7, 2012

      Did mine get sent ok? I still haven't got mine yet, but my son received his over a month ago at the same address (I donated after him though). Just want to make sure it's on its way. Thanks!

    4. Creator Jason Rohrer on September 17, 2012

      @NotBlaine: From Lauren, Jason's wife: Since you responded to the Kickstarter survey after the initial deadline of August 14th, yours didn't go out with the first batch. I sent yours out with the second batch on Thursday September 13th. It takes about 3 business days. So you should get it by tomorrow, 9/18.

      @KeithHanson: From Lauren, Jason's wife: Please check your email. I am just about to email you about resolving this. Thanks.

    5. Creator KeithHanson on September 13, 2012

      I have also not yet received mine.....Jason, is there a process for those of us who are still waiting? Is it possible to track or see if it was scanned anywhere? Thanks for the feedback...

    6. Creator NotBlaine on September 8, 2012

      Still waiting on mine :(. How are Europeans getting it before someone who lives in Pennsylvania?

    7. Creator David Shannon on September 6, 2012

      :D Mine arrived today (UK)
      Love all the additional stuff that was included in the limited edition version. Top marks for presentation guys :D

    8. Creator Robert Grosso on September 5, 2012

      I won't be worried about the package yet until this Friday, since I didn't get it yet. Then I will be concerned if I am missing it.

    9. Creator Matthew Volke on September 4, 2012

      Got mine yesterday in Nevada. Thank you!

    10. Creator David Sherman on September 1, 2012

      I got my package 2 days ago and I've managed to beat the AI @ level 30 so far. I really love the dynamic music, I can't wait to sample the linear tracks!

    11. Creator Zackary Rhodes on August 31, 2012

      Just got the package in today. Congratulations and Thank you!

    12. Creator Daniel Velázquez on August 31, 2012

      Got mine today and am very happy to have contributed just a bit to make this game happen.

    13. Creator Josh Gunderson on August 30, 2012

      Got mine yesterday. Well done.

    14. Creator Marc Mackin on August 30, 2012

      I got my copy last night, Thank you so much. The special inclusions were pretty awesome. Didn't know what those little envelopes were until I started feeling them and then opened one up. Pretty cool... Thanks!

    15. Creator Donnicton on August 30, 2012

      Received mine yesterday, looks like I'll be giving it a spin this evening.

    16. Creator Klawzie on August 29, 2012

      My copy arrived today! Just fired it up and am giving it a go!

      Been looking forward to this for awhile! A few years ago, I was flying to or from Australia and I saw a review about it in the in-flight magazine. Unfortunately, I forgot to take the magazine with me and I couldn't remember the name of the game I wanted to play - but I recognized it when I saw it here on Kickstarter. :D

    17. Creator Erik Harrison on August 29, 2012

      Wow. Mine arrived today. Believe it or not, I can't play it, because my DS was stolen and needs to be replaced. But the feelies! Easily the coolest experience I've had with a game without having to play it.

    18. Creator Daniel Klainbaum on August 29, 2012

      I just received one in NY. The packaging and inclusions are great, thanks!

    19. Creator Brian G on August 29, 2012

      Received my two LE games today. Unfortunately I don't seem to have received the soundtrack code slips. :( I checked both the USPS envelope and game packages very carefully.

      Very lovely packaging despite that though.

    20. Creator Michael Klamerus on August 29, 2012

      Got mine in the mail today too. Really awesome packaging. I'm glad the game could finally come out.

    21. Creator David Simpson on August 29, 2012

      The packaging is amazing! Thanks for making a wonderful product with such care! AWESOME!

    22. Creator Adam Prenger on August 29, 2012

      What the game is packaged in is so cool I almost don't want to open it! Must, look, inside.

    23. Creator Scott Ferguson on August 29, 2012

      Just pulled mine out of the mail box, thanks! Glad I could help make this little DS game a reality!

    24. Creator Nathan Lazaroff on August 29, 2012

      and now we play the waiting game... so excited!

    25. Creator JU on August 29, 2012

      It looks so.... neat. Good work - now I'll just have to wait. :-)

    26. Creator Sam Snyder on August 29, 2012

      I just got mine 10 minutes ago.

    27. Creator sillygoatgirl on August 29, 2012

      The bike wagon filled with mail....
      that's my personal favorite.

    28. Creator Samuel Batista on August 29, 2012

      Thank you for this update, can't wait!!!

    29. Creator SuperMario420 on August 29, 2012

      Can't wait!

    30. Creator Gordon Miller on August 29, 2012

      Wow, well done getting through that so quickly.

    31. Creator Ryan on August 29, 2012

      So I might get mine today or tomorrow? Yay! Thank you for all your hard work! (I wish I could say thank you in person, but I couldn't get a ticket to PAX this year.)

    32. Creator Haegemon on August 29, 2012

      DTOL: I R EXCITE
      .
      PAX Prime: I R Sad that they don't have ticket limits to stem scalpers. Selling out of con in 4hrs, and only announcing the sales on twitter = dbag-dlux move.

    33. Creator David Sherman on August 29, 2012

      JEEZ, I will not be at PAX this year. I would have loved to swing by and say, "hi!" Congratulations on getting all that in the mail.

    34. Creator Tim Ellis on August 29, 2012

      Looking forward to getting in a lot of games at PAX this weekend! Can't wait!

    35. Creator Aaron Kaluszka on August 29, 2012

      Mine arrived today as well!

    36. Creator Albey Amakiir on August 28, 2012

      "If you try to download the album now (before October 31), you will download nothing and waste your code!" Surely the code won't be used up unless the date has hit?

    37. Creator Joey Chiu on August 28, 2012

      I was wondering when the games would be shipping out. It's gonna narrowly miss my friend's birthday, but he'll still get a helluva present. Can't wait to play this with him. Thanks for all your hard work!

    38. Creator Nancy Chan on August 28, 2012

      Got mine today! Thanks so much! And thanks for mentioning the little slip of paper - I would've totally not seen that had you not sent an update...

    39. Creator Ben Whelan on August 28, 2012

      Wow, impressive job by you and your family! It must be a relief to finally have it all done and dusted - I'm eagerly awaiting mine.

      Great stuff!