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Innovative board game with unique tile mechanics set in beautifully illustrated solarpunk setting
Innovative board game with unique tile mechanics set in beautifully illustrated solarpunk setting
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Games Factory: Project and company status

Posted by Games Factory (Creator)
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Dear Backers,

We regret to inform you that Games Factory ceases to exist. The company has been bankrupted by it’s CEO.

Before we explain to you everything, we are forced to announce that the BGCK and Solar City campaigns, despite our best efforts, will not come to fruition. 

We are very sorry that everything ends like this. We know that you entrusted us and apologies are not enough to make you feel how sorry we are, but that's all we can do in this situation. 

In the first week of February the president of our company (and also the person who was responsible for all the finances, production and logistics) resigned and fled the country. 

As a result, the remaining director began to learn about the monstrous mass of shortcomings, debts, inaccuracies and lies that were hidden. 

Until the beginning of February, we were running normal, everyday activities in the company, not knowing about it’s real situation and about the financial issues that are going back to the beginning of 2018.

We had a budget for the coming year, a plan for the premieres and production of new games and projects, and also a plan for refunds for the BGCK campaign, made for the whole year. 

All the plans are gone now. We know that at this point it will be difficult for you to believe anything we wrote, but the surprise was for us the same – the person we have known for almost a decade, which we considered our friend, not just a partner, cheated us all, leaving the company without means to continue functioning and with a mass of huge debts that will cost us not only our careers but also make our personal life very difficult.

In the case of BGCK - we have seen the basic products manufactured with our own eyes, but they have been stolen - although we are not sure at this point, because the case was carried out by the president himself. There was 400 copies of the basic product already produced and it vanished. Some – as you know – appeared in Finland. Some… we don’t know where they are. The shop in Finland refused to share any details and we suspect the copies were stolen during transport to our warehouse. The CEO was in charge of logistics and he “offered” to handle the case and try to uncover what happened. We never got a clear answer from him. The company has no means to complete the campaign or refund – it’s bankrupt.

In the Solar City case - all the production information that the president handed to us, as a person who was in charge of this project, turned out to be untrue. 

At the beginning of February everyone in GF - other member of the board and employees - even received the deadline for picking up the game: mid-March. It turns out to be untrue - the production was not paid and was withdrawn from printing house’s schedule. The company has no means to complete production or refund. The work of many people lasting over a year and your commitment has been wasted. 

It is a very difficult situation for us - every day we discover new lies, manipulations and debts. Our employees remain penniless and with unpaid invoices for their work. We apologize to you very much.

We apologize especially to Marcin Ropka and Viola Kijowska - authors of Solar City. We were all deceived. The rights for Solar City went back to the authors in order for them to save the game.

For us, this is not the end - we have long and detailed investigations waiting for us, as well as perhaps lawsuits and, of course, endless debts. For the last 1,5 months we are in discussions with lawyers, debt collectors and companies that demand their invoices to be paid. 

However, all of this will not affect the company's situation - this is definitely finished and with no chance of saving. We never thought that as gamers and game enthusiasts we will find ourselves in this situation - we just wanted to make games and ensure you will have fun with them. We are devastated. We are sorry.

Photos of cards

Posted by Games Factory (Creator)
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Dear backers,

As you might have read, few weeks ago we have printed cards for Solar City.

You may check effects below, we're waiting for your opinions :).

 Best regards,

Games Factory

Polish rule book and production update

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Dear Backers,

Polish rule book for Solar City is almost ready - we've finished second correction, now we are working on a third and last one. Files were already shared with Polish gamers comunity and we are waiting for their feedback. It will be all ready in less than one week. After that, we will start printing the game and simultaneously we will start working on correcting English rule book.

If you would like to check how does the Polish rule book looks like, you may find it linked below:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/oyj4yha2ub0hpre/AAClPY6rk4JD1GQGS83zdFsJa?dl=0

Best regards,

Games Factory

Rule books and updated production plan

Posted by Games Factory (Creator)
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Dear backers,

We have received complet of updated Solar City rule books (including expansions) for Polish version, and we are working on their final versions. This is the last element we need to start production.

After all Polish version files will be ready, we will start preparing english version of the files.

We will keep you updated about the further progress.

Best regards,

Games Factory

Quick update - instruction

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