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Color Quest is the new miniatures game based on Color Warz universe. Black paint, colour dices and magical beings are waiting for you !
Color Quest is the new miniatures game based on Color Warz universe. Black paint, colour dices and magical beings are waiting for you !
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Logbook n°4

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Hello dear Backers,

Like every month, I come to keep you informed of Color Quest progress and development.

Planning

This month of June has been placed under the sign of illustrations and graphic design with various new illustrations on the box, boards parts, tiles and item cards for Color Quest.

We also made the game prototype to start game testing and have begun first researches for season 2 launch.

Surveys

First of all, I still miss part of your surveys. I remind you that they are necessary to retrieve delivery informations (among other informations).

So, thank you to download this survey and to send it back to me at the following address : fluocraft[at]gmail.com

Carving

Carving work with Christophe Bauer is progressing well. Christophe has completed the armature of the Koloss and is now working on masses.

Koloss structure by Christophe Bauer
Koloss structure by Christophe Bauer

Volumes of this miniature and being a multipart kit make it a real challenge. It will take several weeks more to reach the expected render. More pictures in the next logbook at the end of July!

Illustrations

Mariana has made a great entry in Color Quest universe by delivering the new game board!

Color Quest game board (various possibilities) by Mariana Gomez
Color Quest game board (various possibilities) by Mariana Gomez

Note: this is the main texture on which will be added games elements : walls, crystals, etc.

Mariana is currently working on the coloring game tiles and on season 2 cover illustration.

Kevin has completed the coloring of vials that will be used for the items cards:

Color Quest flasks for items cards by Kevin de Castro
Color Quest flasks for items cards by Kevin de Castro

 He also finalizes the sketches for the tiles:

Color Quest tiles by Kevin de Castro // Work in Progress
Color Quest tiles by Kevin de Castro // Work in Progress

 Gameplay

Color Quest prototype v0.1
Color Quest prototype v0.1

The game prototype is ready and the first tests will begin this week. For the moment, only game bases are set such as profile of each character (Movement, Attack, Special Ability, Power with Kadamas dices) and game turn (Displacement, Attacks, Special Abilities and use of Kadamas dices).

Color Quest Character Profiles // Work in Progress
Color Quest Character Profiles // Work in Progress

The creative process is well underway and the production progress will leave enough time in July and August to test the game well and write the rules.

Manufacturing

Color Quest game box // Work in Progress
Color Quest game box // Work in Progress

Note: this is a mockup, the final box will be soft cardboard (more flexible than the Paint Brawl box for example)

Regarding miniatures, I received all x25 models of the Color Quest range casted by GRX Créations and as much to say that the quality is amazing!

Color Quest miniatures range casted by GRX Créations
Color Quest miniatures range casted by GRX Créations

These new casts are much more resistant than the previous resin used by FLUO Games, which guarantees a good play behavior. We also optimized the basis of big models (Paint Golem and Paint Clone) to facilitate the manipulation in game. The only thing is that resin is a bit smelly when opening packing bags but the quality of the casts will quickly dispel this detail.

The delivery of these casts is still scheduled for mid-July, we are on time. Koloss casts are scheduled for mid-September.

Color Quest Colour Dices
Color Quest Colour Dices

Dices are currently stored in x 50 pockets until the final packing pouch will be received.

In terms of printing, things are progressing well.

Color Quest Season 1 Dedicated Illustration (back) by Denis Grand  // Work in Progress)
Color Quest Season 1 Dedicated Illustration (back) by Denis Grand // Work in Progress)


The printing of the dedicated illustration has taken a little delay because our Postal agency mislaid the first version sent by Thomas. So he had to produce a new illustration that is on the way. Note: above, the back side that will be dedicated by the entire FLUO Games team, Color Warz authors and myself. A big thanks to Denis (Grand ^^) for his fabulous caricatures!

This printing will go into production next week in order to make dedications during the summer.

Color Quest printing sheet with game elements // Work in Progress
Color Quest printing sheet with game elements // Work in Progress

Regarding printing of game elements (box, boards parts, cards, tiles and game aids), we are also in time. It still remains some adjustments on the game box and the bulk of the work concentrates on tiles being illustrated by Kevin and Mariana. The sending of these elements is still planned for mid-July.

Regarding color tokens and miniatures stands, order has been placed to manufacturer. We made a Twitter + Facebook survey early june to know if you prefer engraved or transparent stands for miniatures. The overwhelming majority retained the black engraved stand. Tokens (29mm paint puddles + 25mm stands) will be delivered in early July.

Thus, by the end of July, almost all Color Quest elements to be produced excepted the rules of the game (under testing) and Koloss (under curving) will have been delivered. Production is proceeding optimally so far.

Late Pledge

In order to raise more funds for the development of season 2, I propose 10 "All-in" bundles until september.

There is no way to customize these limited pledges. They are composed of the following elements : Color Quest game set + Khromaz add-on + Girlz Blast add-on + 2 Koloss for 269€ (one free Koloss included), shipping cost included.

Payment will be made by Paypal.

The price is the same than during the campaign and quantities will be limited to 10 bundles that corresponds to Early Birds not taken during the campaign. Of course, these bundles will include Stretch Goals.

Important : shipping for these late pledges are scheduled for november (not october).

If you are interested by one of these late pledge, you can send me an email at the following address : fluocraft[at]gmail.com

Community

 

FLUO Craft website goes into v2 with the addition of new sections! Do not hesitate to join us on the social networks to follow our news:

https://twitter.com/FLUOCraft
https://www.facebook.com/FLUOCraft/

Note about FLUO Craft Facebook page
We are encountering page sync problems from several days. It is therefore impossible for us to publish or edit news correctly or to consult our messages. We try to solve this problem but it is very difficult for us to contact Facebook because contact options are linked to the account that bugs..

What do we know about Color Quest season 2 ?

Color Quest season 2 Cover rough by Mariana Gomez // Work in Progress
Color Quest season 2 Cover rough by Mariana Gomez // Work in Progress
  • it will introduce a new caste : the "Dark" Kromaz
  • It will take place between November 2017 and February 2018 (depending on late pledges success)
  • Backers from season 1 that will join season 2 will receive an exclusive miniature for free with their season 2 parcel
  • Valentin Zak will sculpt at least two models for this new season
  • Ronin camp will receive massive reinforts

Conclusion

Production management (manufacturing, art direction, accounting, etc.) has taken a lot of time last months but all these aspects have been treated and we are on time. I will now be able to tackle the tests and adjustments of the game and we should have more visibility on Color Quest gameplay in the next logbook!

Link to previous Logbooks

I hope you will enjoy the game development and news.

Have a nice day,

Fabien

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    1. FLUO Craft 3-time creator on June 29

      @wouter, thank you for your comment, I appreciate. You're right, things are progressing well even if it remains a lot of work during this summer. Regarding season 2, I will give you more informations on next logbooks.

    2. wouter
      Superbacker
      on June 28

      Great update!
      You're making good progress and everything looks very nice.
      It's also good to get a peak at season 2.

    3. FLUO Craft 3-time creator on June 28

      @Biomage, thank you for your comment and glad to see that Color Quest logbooks generate a real interest for backers.

    4. Biomage on June 28

      Great progress over the past few months. Illustrations are excellent. Sculpting is coming along nicely. Prototype and rules look intriguing.