I've got some cool stuff to show you guys! But first...
So for those of you out there who have backed other projects who have been frustrated as game after game falls behind schedule and you still have nothing to show for it, well I am right there with you... it is frustrating especially when there is a lack of communication. If I at least knew what was going on it would make me feel like "Ok things are still moving along." You know?
Well so far I am on schedule. Things can certainly happen and we've already hurdled a couple obstacles, but so far so good. I am here to tell you that you will be kept up to speed on the happenings with the project and if we do fall behind (I don't plan to) you will definitely be in the know. I want to be accessible to you so always feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay on target... Stay on target.
Now for some of the latest things going on with the project...
The artwork progress is moving along a bit slower than I had hoped (remember the obstacles I mentioned?)... And it turns out this may have actually been a blessing in disguise because... we have a new artist on the team! Never fear, nothing happened to Aaron, but with his busy schedule he was concerned with being able to meet the timeline I set forth. So rather than extend an already long production timeline I decided to pursue another artist to join the team. Oddly enough I had touched base with someone just weeks before about possibly working with him on future projects. Well now he is working on a current one! Ladies and Gentleman allow me to introduce the work of Gary Simpson! Gary has done art for such high profile games as Summoner Wars and Call of Cthulu Card game. Check out some of his work here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/gsimpson
Here is a sketch of a Hot Dog vendor zombie he sent me for a sort of trial to make sure the style would fit with the game. I think you'll agree that it does!
This is the last Zombie you will see until you get the game! I want there to be a good amount of surprises and art you've never seen.
So I got a package in the mail today from a company that ends in Essex and starts with Ch... CHESSEX! I really thought 600 dice would look like a lot more than it does. Check out the beautiful Lizzy Dice...
I have also received all of the Custom Game Mats so those are ready to go as well.
Zombies on a Plane
I have made some good progress on the custom scenario you will all be receiving. I think you are really going to enjoy this scenario that adds another layer to the base game. Also you can check out what the custom game chits look like for the scenario. For more on that check out this video: <OK having problems getting it uploaded as it is a rather long video> I'll try again soon.
Interested in using Kickstarter?
I've put a couple articles out there sharing some of my thoughts around some metrics and data to think about if running your own campaign. And I plan to do more of it. I know some of you have mentioned you may be doing your own project. Maybe this will have something helpful... take a look: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7064055/PledgesPerDayKickStarter.pdf and http://midd.me/IoOO