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Receive a crate full of seemingly innocuous goodies, find hidden clues, solve puzzles, and unearth a worldwide conspiracy.
Receive a crate full of seemingly innocuous goodies, find hidden clues, solve puzzles, and unearth a worldwide conspiracy.
Receive a crate full of seemingly innocuous goodies, find hidden clues, solve puzzles, and unearth a worldwide conspiracy.
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1,229 backers pledged £197,771 to help bring this project to life.

Just a little update to keep everyone in the picture

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Things are ticking along here. We’ve spent a little time recently finding a new lock-up/warehouse from which to do all our packing, as, thanks to the great response the game received, we quickly outgrew the location we originally had in mind. We have found a perfect location, and we’re just finalising the rental on it now.

We expect to be able to keep taking orders for games for about one more month. That is, we are expecting to stop taking orders sometime in March. Up until then, if you missed the kickstarter, you can still get your hands on a game via the following link –

https://wilsonwolfe.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

We’ve sent off for a few prototypes and print tests, so should start having some cool pictures to post in the near future too. Aside from that, we’re still working on getting a nice web design together, which is coming along nicely. One area we’ve dragged our feet with is social media; we’d planned to put someone in charge of our media accounts full time, so as to release a steady trail of intriguing items, but getting the intriguing items to be just right has slowed us down a little. However, we are on top of it now, so things should start getting a little more interesting from here on out. Speaking of which… probably the most interesting piece of news of late is that we found an old movie in the archives – a 1930s public information film by Jinks Studios explaining how they make cartoons like Wilson Wolfe!

https://gfycat.com/AcclaimedPleasingFlicker

We will post a few little clips on out social media as we get it cleaned up and digitised, and then release the full video on youtube thereafter. And, after that, who knows what rabbit hole we will be lead down…

Just clarifying the process for those who want to upgrade.

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Just another little message to re-clarify the upgrading process, since a few people have asked about it.

The short version is: - you’ll be contacted later on via a survey, and will have the opportunity to upgrade at that point. Until then, there is nothing you need to do.

Basically, everyone who backed the campaign will later be contacted on our behalf by a company called Backerkit, with a short form to fill out (Kickstarter calls this a ‘survey’), giving your name and address etc.

On this survey, no matter what level you pledged at, you will also have the option to upgrade to a higher level, and pay the difference. There will also be an option to buy little add-ons like t-shirts etc, due to popular request.

This will happen sometime in the next few months. We aren’t sure exactly when yet, but we want to try to do it as late as we can, as that seemed to be what most people wanted, and it makes things a lot easier (generally, the closer to the shipping date that a survey is sent out, the more accurate the details and the less confusion). We will pin down the date as it approaches.

I hope that makes it a bit clearer for everybody.

Thanks a lot!

George.

January Update

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January Update

Hi Everyone. Just keeping everybody updated on what we’ve been up to, and what we are planning to have happen over the next few months.

In the past few weeks since the Kickstarter campaign ended, we have been busy with a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff: setting up accounts, negotiating deals, and getting everything set in the right places. We are, as of today really, all set in that regard, and are now ready to move on to bigger parts of the project.

Website Revamp

We always felt that the game deserves a really good looking and intriguing website, seeing that it’s the face of the game online. We put up a small simple teaser site before the Kickstarter launched, but it’s always been our plan that once successful we would make sure to get something really nice online, something that does the game justice. It would also serve as a central hub for information on the game, somewhere to post teasers, and as a place to keep people updated.

We are currently having the new site designed, and we will link to it from a future update. So that’s something we are looking forward to.

Social Media

Our social media pages have been relatively quiet from our end recently, as we have been focusing on a lot of the more boring back-end stuff. But this is something we want to work on improving, as we know that a lot of you out there really want to be kept informed of everything you can. So as of next week we will have someone assigned to our social media pages; you should expect to see them get a lot more active.

Puzzle Hunt

We have some really cool stuff lined up for the end of the ‘puzzle hunt’ that we began just before the Kickstarter launched. This is something we have kept pushing back, not least of all just because we keep adding even cooler little ideas to it, so please forgive us for that. We promise that when it finally launches and wraps up the whole hunt that the quality will be remembered long after the little delay is forgotten! You’ll start seeing the first trickles of it coming out soon.

Backerkit (Upgrades, and buying a game for those who missed the campaign)

Backerkit - https://wilsonwolfe.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

As mentioned during the Kickstarter, we are trying to keep the option to back the game via Backerkit, or to upgrade, open as long as possible. One of the main reasons we decided to go with Backerkit was because many people told us that they had already blown their whole boardgame-budget that year on account of Christmas being so close. Many of you backed the game at a lower level with the intention to upgrade when you had a bit more cash in the new year. And every day we get a few more late-adopters coming on-board via Backerkit. We want to keep the option open as long as possible, and so will be sending out surveys as late as we can. We currently think that we will keep the option to buy via Backerkit open throughout February and into March, at which point we will draw a line under all orders, leaving us April, May, and June to get everything shipped to your door. We will get more precise on the dates as we get further down the road.

Thanks a lot, you’ll be hearing more soon!

George and the team

Just a little printable Christmas card for those who pre-ordered for friends.

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Just a little printable Christmas card for those who pre-ordered for friends.

The first link is for one you can print out and fold into a card. The second is just the images, for those that might want to do something different, like make a postcard or gift tag or just send them in an e-mail.

Sorry it’s a bit close to the big day, but I hope it’s of use to a few people. Thanks very much, and Merry Christmas.

Foldable

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BWcdkvFlFSbfEparBltXL1ss7EHxuRFt

Just Images

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1h9VEufIr_h6LG_9gWhGUMa9O_Kv4OOmG

Campaign complete!

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The campaign was a great success! Thank you so much to everyone who backed us!

What can we say to a response like this? We’ve met out minimum goal nearly eight times over, had a final week which almost doubled the total of the three weeks before it, and the response to the game has been overwhelmingly positive from day one. It’s been an absolute dream of a campaign. Thank you so much to everyone.

Our next step is to make the best possible game we can. And thanks to the money raised through this campaign, we will be able to absolutely hit it out of the park. As well as reaching every stretch goal, meaning every game will have as much content as possible, we also will be able to up our production value for every aspect of the game, especially things like a nice website, the absolute best quality components, and things like making the cartoon videos as cool as possible. We can’t wait to get to get the game out to you.

What will happen now?

Very soon after this update is posted, I will add a link on the Kickstarter spotlight page to our BackerKit site. This is like a pre-order store, where people who missed the campaign will be able to still buy the game up until some point next year (we don’t know the exact date yet) when we will draw a line under all orders and start sending them out. If you totally missed the campaign and didn’t contribute to the Kickstarter, the pre-order prices will be a little higher than the Kickstarter prices (around 10%). But as stated in our last few updates, there will be no price increase for Kickstarter backers – you will be able to buy additional games or change pledged levels all at the same prices as the original campaign. The mechanisms for this are slightly different to pre-ordering:

Backers will be contacted at some point next year by BackerKit, in what Kickstarter just calls a ‘survey’, where you will be asked to confirm your order, check your address is still correct, etc. If you pledged a higher amount during the campaign in order to buy an additional game, you will be able to select that option at this point. This is also where you can change your pledge level, or select additional add-ons like a t-shirt or a USB drive. Again, due to a change of plan, contrary to what we said in some earlier updates, the prices will not increase for backers. They will remain the same as the original Kickstarter. So it’s nice and easy and fair.

Things will inevitably be a little slow for the next few weeks due to the holidays, which will give us a bit of time to get ourselves together, but then with the New Year will come regular updates of where we are in the process of getting the game made and shipped. We know people like to see photographs of boxes stacked high as they come in, and the occasional sneak peek of a component or two, and we will be happy to oblige on that front.

Again, thank you everybody for your support. I hope you have a Merry Christmas, and we’re looking forward to sending you the best game we can possibly make!