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Update #32

Game Salute and Springboard Seal of Approval

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Van Ryder Games to use Game Salute for fulfillment services!

What does this mean for you?

Well first and foremost it means that we have the Springboard Seal of Approval.

"All titles approved for the Springboard Seal of Quality are vetted by the industry professionals at Game Salute. During this comprehensive evaluation process, we work with the publisher to ensure quality. This includes ensuring solid designs, thorough playtesting and refinement, excellent presentation, and high quality components." ~Game Salute  (http://www.gamesalute.com/?page_id=9774)

This validation should give you great confidence that you will most likely appreciate and enjoy the product you receive!

With Game Salute as our partner we retain a certain level of control that probably wouldn't be possible under the traditional distribution model. For instance, it is my plan that not one copy of "If I'm Going Down..." will be shipped (even to reviewers, unless they are also backers of course :) ) until each and every Kickstarter copy of the game has been shipped! I don't know about you, but seeing reviews with a final production copy of a game I Kickstarted before mine has even shipped is a little irksome to me. I plan for you all to be the first to have the game, after all, it is you who brought it to life. It is only right YOU should be the first to see the final product!

Game Salute takes pride in customer service, which is very important to Van Ryder Games. I have no plans to dump a game in your lap and not support the product. I want you to feel comfortable bringing any problems, questions, or concerns to myself or Game Salute.

Game Salute directly serves hundreds of game stores. Any game store can sign up to get special service and access to the rapidly growing Game Salute library. You should encourage your local game store to sign up if they have not already. Especially if they want to stock "If I'm Going Down..." as the first printing is rather limited in number!

These are just a few of many benefits that come with our partnership with Game Salute.

Thank you all for your patience as I continue to work nightly to bring you a great product. And most of all, thank you for your continued support!

Thanks,

A.J. Porfirio

Van Ryder Games

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    SCRATCHED - Let's try something different here, because do you really care about your name in the rulebook or on the website? Well if you do, let me know we can make it happen, but I would rather put some decision power in your hands. For each $5 pledged in any level you will get one vote (up to a max of 40 votes) on each of the MANY choices we will propose throughout the Kickstarter Campaign including: - the names, concepts, and Art for the Promo Cards ( 1 zombie, 1 Character, 1 Resource) - An exclusive Kickstarter only game Scenario and possibly more! The earlier you pledge, the more you will help decide!

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    BITTEN - One of each IIGD Kickstarter promo card! These cards, which you will help create, will NEVER be released anywhere else in any version of the game ever. EVER! Shipping free anywhere in the U.S., international shipping please add $5.

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    STANDARD ZOMBIE W/ MOAN- One copy of the game AND promos shipped anywhere in the U.S. for FREE! Also, receive the PDF of the exclusive game Scenario you will vote on that will never be sold anywhere else. You may add additional copies of the game and promos by increasing your pledge amount by $25 per copy and this applies to any level after this one as well.

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    MOANS W/ AN ACCENT - The STANDARD ZOMBIE W/ MOAN rewards, plus we will ship your items internationally! All Reward levels of more than $45 include International shipping FREE!

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    The International MINI - Bulk Buy Save on shipping level - 6 copies of the game AND Promos with International shipping included! Buy in bulk and the price per game with promos works out to $30 and includes shipping (savings of $15 per unit)! All games will be shipped together to one address.

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    "CREWS" - Wow! You'll get everything at the $400 level, plus I will drive anywhere within 4 hours of Nashville TN, hand deliver your items, and run a scenario specifically for you. Also, you will be an official Van Ryder Games play tester and will receive a prototype and production copy of all our current and future game designs and be able to directly provide your input and ideas to the designer.

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