Why no update?
Our backers are very diverse and we have to consider every kind of backer in our communication moves. Some backers got tired of reading about the project, and just want their dice in the mailbox. Our updates were taken for just excuses, which considering the effort we put everyday on Dice Age, is a misconception. Our apologies go to those who are disappointed, and we want to thank the patient majority.
Today, one fifth of the backers have received their dice, that is 3000 dice each hand made and hand painted. After several failed attempts to find a local production solution over the last year, Tristan found that he was the only one able to build the dice locally.
It currently takes eight hours to build a single reward, and we are able to manufacture two sets a week. Some backers received their reward a year ago, and at this rate, it would take another four years to fulfill all rewards, which obviously is not how we want things to go. But this process is only our proof of good faith until the issue of manufacturing is resolved.
We are back on developing a viable outsourcing solution to produce the dice industrially, in China, as intended. This implies an evolution of the product, as well as looking for the right providers, taking into account all aspects that made our first attempts unsuccessful. Therefore, one cannot think "estimated time of delivery" as long as this outsourcing production is in process. When this is done, the phoenix will be reborn and we'll be able to post an update as such.
In anyway, everyone will get his/her dice. We intend to fulfill the Dice Age project, because it is awesome, and nothing is going to stop us.