Unwritten Passage: One Month and Counting!
The end of March closes out the first month of production on Unwritten Passage, the weird procedural strategy game made possible by our many crowd-funding supporters. It's an exciting time, but also one of hard work. It was mainly a month of framework building, where we put down a foundation that will allow us to make rapid progress later on in the project. However, there were some points of rewarding exploration too, like when we started designing the third playable "story teller" (previously called "clan leaders"). She isn't ready to be shown just yet, but we're excited about how this character (one that leverages wind, kites, and the ability to change the very fabric of a story itself) will expand and diversify our roster of story tellers.
But probably the most rewarding moment of the month came when we were able to hold the printed posters and screen prints in our hands and get them packaged up for our Kickstarter backers.
We did all our printing locally, so Austin’s massive SXSW festival delayed getting our prints until the very end of the month. However, we feel the wait was worth it. The prints turned out stellar across the board, and as we were getting everything signed, tubed, and ready to ship, we were extremely proud.
Although working on Unwritten Passage is rewarding in and of itself, this is the first time on this project that we get to see the cycle of creation through to the end. We had a concept, we iterated to create print designs, we made commitments to our backers, and we are now delivering them as a product. It’s a special feeling, and even though some of us have been doing this kind of thing for years, that feeling doesn’t really wear off.
For those that are getting a physical reward like a poster or screen print, we’ll be dropping those in the mail in the coming week after the Easter rush. “Digital Poster” downloads will be going out by email before the weekend is out, and everyone that got a physical poster will also be getting a digital copy of the poster art. Note that as the screen prints are a limited run there will be no digital file for those.
If you had a digital poster (either as an add-on or as part of your printed reward) be sure to contact us if you haven’t gotten your email by Monday, April 1st. “April Fools Day” jokes are punishable by death.
A huge thanks to all our backers and to our families for their continued support. More to follow!