I've been getting messages from folks, rightly inquiring about their boxes and such, and I've been answering them - but I wanted to send this out just so everyone can get an update.
I have the boxes here - but I'm still waiting on the production of the DVDs and the foam inserts that will go in the boxes.
The foam inserts will fit inside the box, and securely hold the DVD case inside, along with all the other goodies included. I've been witness to other box packages that have gotten crushed or ruined in the mail/post, so I've taken this step to ensure that the packages are more sturdy in shipping - and that all the items inside aren't just flung around willy-nilly. They're being custom made, and it's adding a little expense to me personally, but I think it'll be worth it. I mean, this is it for these boxes - when they're gone, they're gone - and I'd these to last on your shelves for 20+ years, in good shape, much like some of your other beloved boxes. This may not be particularly economical, but screw it - live fast, save often and leave a good looking game box. Or something.
We've been editing the game and trying to fix some nagging bugs for the DVD version - AND put a special hidden feature in this version that is different from every other downloadable version out there. This makes it more fun, but with production on three other games, it's been slower going than we like. I have to give thanks to our friend, fan, supporter and backer Goatmeal for playing, testing and reporting bugs to us like crazy. He also made the font for the game, and a custom font for our upcoming Order of the Thorne game, and I can't say thanks enough. We want to make sure the edition pressed by the DVD manufacturer is the best it can be.
Broomie has finished the QFI companion as well, and that will be going to the presses very soon. He spent extra time construction an amazing section of charts, lists, etc for the back of the book and, well, I think it looks amazing for an art book/hint book/strategy guide.
Thanks for being patient with us as we do this - I know it's taken a while, but dammit - we wanted to do it right. (Or as right as we can!) I hope the swag will be a treasured part of your collection - a game you can have on your shelf, be proud of, and when friends ask about it someday, you can say, "Oh! That was a game I helped support and get made." I know someday I'll point to that box on my shelf and say to my son, "Yeah - heh, that's a video game that Dad made with about 2,000 friends. Pretty neat, huh?"
And he'll say, "What I'd really like Dad is to borrow the car keys, see you later can I have them please?"
Anyway, thanks for your patience. It'll be worth the wait. When the packages start going out, I'll be posting updates full of pictures of them, and me looking like a crazy, smiling jackass.
Thanks again, everyone. This has meant the world to me and the team.
PS - Here's some pictures of the boxes and a preview of the QFI Companion if you missed them.