Hello dear Backers,
Like every month, I come to keep you informed of Color Quest progress and development.
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.
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 work with Christophe Bauer is progressing well. Christophe has completed the armature of the Koloss and is now working on masses.
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!
Mariana has made a great entry in Color Quest universe by delivering the new game board!
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:
He also finalizes the sketches for the tiles:
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).
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.
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!
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.
Dices are currently stored in x 50 pockets until the final packing pouch will be received.
In terms of printing, things are progressing well.
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.
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.
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
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:
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 ?
- 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
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,