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Well here's some of what they told me:
"The physical game will be in a big, old school box with a case inside."
"And yes, the physical game will be DRM free on a DVD."
I'd much rather they take there time and get it right, instead of sending out a low quality clear case like Obduction. Or sending out a big box that only has a steam key like Broken Sword.
Physical rewards update please~!
@Bob M - That's the exact same copy/paste response I got back in March. Good to know that there hasn't been one iota of actual progress in two months.
So this is what I got back from Mike Dietz this morning:
Thanks for the note. As we mentioned in our last update we've had a very
difficult time finding a manufacturer who is willing to do a small run of the
big, old-school boxed physical games for us. The good news is that we've found a
company who is willing to do a small run and we're working on the artwork now.
We'll be sending out a backer update with more info soon. Ed and I are working
to get the games to the backers as soon as possible, so we appreciate your
BTW, the best place to contact us is directly through Kickstarter. We are
checking messages there and respond asap.
I found contact info for the owner of Pencil Test, Mike Dietz. There is both an e-mail address and a phone number. I would encourage everyone to reach out in the hopes of him providing an update. http://www.mikedietz.com/
Physical rewards update please :)
Id contact Kickstarter first, preferable en masse. Class action lawsuit takes a little bit more organizing.
Since they are legally obligated on this one, I'm just going to keep checking in until we get an update, the physical rewards start getting shipped out, or we sign up for the class action lawsuit. Wonder which one happens first?
Also waiting on an update on physical rewards.
So I guess at this point I should expect nothing? I've still not received my Wii-U code, and have no responses to any of the contact attempts. B.S.
waiting is hard! Please tell us something.
Nothing on physical rewards yet.
Can we please get an update?
Chiming in, I see Im not the only backer who is still waiting for their physical copy.
Well, it is possible to take this to the next level. They are legally obligated to fulfill their promises. https://www.kickstarter.com/blog/accountability-on-kickstarter
No public announcements for a while. And the game has been released for nearly 2 years now. I am not happy. At this point I don't even want my rewards, I would much rather have my money back. This whole thing has soured my experience for the most part with crowd funding.
Asked for a partial refund and they replied something along the lines it is getting made, same PR speak someone else posted here about half a year ago.
Asked again and they are just ignoring me. At this point it is obvious they are either bankrupt and got no money to produce the rewards or are just scamming people.
Either way I wonder if there is something besides litigation that can be done here, otherwise I guess my 125$ is gone.
I got the Wii U copy way back in September, but since I moved to Japan for a year and didn't take the console with me, I haven't been able to play it this whole time... :( This game looks really good and hopefully I'll be able to play it whenever I get back!
This is just silly now. Radio silence and nothing to show for the money I pledged. I'm beyond angry and upset that this is the way you think we can be treated. We at least want answers or our money back. Because I seriously am starting to think that these promises are not going to be made
Hmm.. yeah all a bit sad. Hopefully they're getting things together so we can get our boxed copies with CD soundtracks, DVDs and printed manuals. Would be good if we had another update.
Are these guys even still in business? Their Pencil Test website hasn't been updated in years and their last tweet on their business Twitter was December 2015.
Where is my physical copy?
@Michael Cohen - I'm not even convinced that the actual game discs are being made at this point. As of March 16th, I was told that they'd "finally been able to find a manufacturer who is willing to do a small run".
Not WAS willing. Is willing, potentially, in the future tense, at some undisclosed time. The games haven't been made, the box art (which should have been done years ago) was not done. The other rewards (manual, documentary DVD, soundtrack CD, comic) - I don't even know where they stand at this point.
And still... no updates.
So from what I gather everything is done except the boxes to put them in? The comics are done, sketches are done and so on. just throw it all in a box and do some doodles on it. It would be better than nothing.
Welp, if this has taught me anything, never back crowdfunding projects. Nice 1500 dollar lesson on this one. I've given up hope on any box set, but for expletives sake I would hope they would have the decency to give people some answers, and make good on the promises of physical artwork.
Please don´t make this another case like Mighty No. 9 - game might have been made but people not getting their physical stuff, and not updating on the matter.
It has been years. Where is my physical copy?
Hmmm it will be a miracle when the physical edition arrives...
They won't give refunds. They've said that being completely unable to plan for printing physical copies was "out of their control", and the box art wasn't even done yet when I contacted them a day ago.
The whole thing is gross at this point. Hiding for months on end is childish.
I don't even know where to start with these guys anymore. I don't know how you don't actively source and start work with a solution before you even offer it as a reward, along with a backup plan for producing said reward. It's common sense.
Backer # 2,008
All I have received is a steam key.
$125 of that was for a physical boxed edition of the game.
The other $115 was to be for
$100 - Small PORTRAIT #4
$25 - (8.5" x 11") SKETCH #4 by Mike Dietz
It appears I was $10 short in my pledge. I would be happy to paypal that $10 to you in order to receive my sketches.
On the other hand, I'd also like to receive the boxed game you guys have owed me for 2 years now.
i am still waiting my physical rewards box edition...
Hey, guys. Any news on the physical rewards? Thanks!
Any news on the stranded Wii U users yet?
When will you release the digital comic?
Whats the update on boxed versions?
James, I just got mine! I know they said after they finished the game that the physical rewards would slowly trickle out. I ordered two sketches...have faith, they'll come!!
still awaiting my steamkey - what is happening?
In honour of Valentine's Day, I just want to say how much I love getting screwed over for backing this project.
It has been about a year and a half since Armikrog released, and I haven't gotten my physical rewards yet.
I am guessing at this rate, it isn't coming.
I got my sketches today (were went on the 28th Jan to New Zealand).
Lil sad because they were just slipped into the cardboard packaging with no protection and it was bucketing down when they were delivered so I have some slightly damp sketches o_O
Still nice to have them though.
@Bob M Weekly, really? That'd be annoying. Totally disappeared not really, but an update would be nice.
@Overmann If that's the case, they need to be on here posting weekly updates about how the progress is going to get everything done for final delivery. Instead they have totally disappeared. Totally unacceptable.
@Ladeluff I got my Steam keys (and a GOG version) back in Sept. 2015, distributed through Humble Bundle, under the purchase name Armikrog: The Astronaut’s Handbook Edition. Do you have a Humble account? I don't remember how those actually went out...
@Bob M, Understood, I just don't believe these guys are trying to delay, or scam you out of the physical copies. More likely they're just trying to get it all together.
You don't have to be a fan of the game to still show some respect, these are real people your insulting.
@Overmann - There are plenty of companies that specialize in small runs of PC games. Indiebox is one that a lot of Kickstarters work with. There is no excuse for them to take two months to figure out how to get a collector's box done, especially when they have had literally three and a half years to prepare for release. This is exactly why I have cut back on the number of project I have backed in the past year or two. These project creators seem to be all too eager to take backer money, but make little effort to keep backers updated or to send out physical rewards once the game is released digitally.
These guys managed to release a bargain-bin game devoid of promised features and are desperately trying to hide from it so no, I don't believe they are capable of making a box.
What is the status with the WiiU keys?!
Wow.. The comments here are just shameful.
These guys managed to create a game, don't you think they can manage to release a box? It takes a while for these things to happen, be patient.
In their last update (Just a couple of months ago) they said: "Once we have some firm info on manufacturing and ship dates, we will send out and update."
So take a deep breath and relax.
Yh this is really sad. No response from the devs at all. Still missing my physical copy, steam and wii key
It's a new year, and still the same old shameful act from the Armikrog guys.