They thinks its all over…
Earlier this week we passed a huge milestone. We shipped the last DreadBall Kickstarter!
That is 7500 orders, over three shipments, a massive number of players and millions of bases – but everyone has their order on the way, if they don’t have it already.
I have to apologise that the final DreadBall Kickstarter took longer to ship than I wanted it to – between typhoons, a late delivery from our printers and each order taking a lot more time than we thought (there was lots of teams and prone figures on that final survey!) it meant the whole operation took weeks instead of days. But they are all now in the mail systems.
We still do owe a few backers a couple of upgrade models and a very few the Season 3 books. Again I am sorry about that. We will have these delivered very soon and we will send them out to anyone who is owed them immediately (within weeks). You have to do nothing, we know who you are. There is a letter in your box if you are affected (so ignore this if you don’t have the letter) and I hope the discount coupon goes some way to covering the inconvenience.
We have some exciting plans for the future of DreadBall, starting in early 2014 with a league system for the year ahead, and the release of the season 3 upgrades (which you already have). We will also be supporting organised play and tournaments throughout the year and intend to make DreadBall the first choice sports game of the future – certainly on gaming tables everywhere.
We are also working on plans for DreadBall Xtreme – when the game gets ugly! We will keep you posted with progress here.
Before then we will celebrate the shipping of our final Kickstarter pledges with a Martian DreadBall team on our current Kickstarter campaign.
They will go up this soon, and we have a special pledge level for those backers who just want the DreadBall team. But of course I am hoping that you might want to get involved more deeply with another great Mantic game ☺. This does have something to appeal to everyone, and the models are very characterful and fun.
I have just finished writing an introduction to the Creating DreadBall book, which will be emailed out soon That will be the last correspondence about the old Kickstarter. However, it is by no means the end of DreadBall!
What made this design book was a fantastic and interesting range of models. And that was down to the support we received from you. It was just over a year ago (yes, just a year!!) that your faith in Mantic to deliver a great game served up a massive Kickstarter. While delivering it has be a challenge we are very proud of the game we have. I hope you realise what a huge part you played in that.
Without your generosity, ideas and adventurous spirit the game would not be as popular and well-known as it is. So, once again thank you!