And Production Is About To Begin!
Sorry for the long delay between updates. But we do have some news to share with all of you.
We have chosen our production partner to manufacture the game. Finally! So that means it's time to start getting Solarius Mission produced.
The first and most time-consuming step in the process is creating the molds. As we speak, we're providing the .stl file (for the ship) and the die lines for the wood components so the molds can be created. This process usually takes about a month. We're going to be very particular about the player piece mold as we love the look of the new ships and we want to make sure they look great when flying around in space.
We are also reviewing hues for the ships so that they are color blind friendly. We want everyone to get the greatest gaming experience possible.
So, that's where we are right now.
Going On The Road
We also wanted to let all of you know we will be in the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio, area - Sharonville, to be exact - for Cin City Con, October 12 - 14.
We're pretty excited about this as it will be the first time we are officially setting up tables and showing our wares in a convention setting. We will have a first edition copy of Solarius Mission (the original Spielworxx edition) with us and can definitely set up some times to play it. We'll also be showing (and selling) our first published game, North American Railways, at our booth. If you don't know about that game, it's a tense 18XX title that actually plays in 45-minutes. As Blake Morris puts it on BoardGameGeek.com:
“This game is so richly tactical that I hardly know where to begin. North American Railways is a very serious game crush for me.”
We will also be giving a preview of our next great title, Dark Side of the Mine. This is a great little card game where players are running mining companies that are competing for the most lucrative ore deposits on a nearby asteroid. We're finishing up the look for the cards and have the minis designed - which will be a stretch goal when the game comes to Kickstarter in late October. This one is almost ready to go, folks!
So, if you're in the vicinity, come over to the Sharonville Convention Center and say hi. Then play some games with us.
See you in Cincy!
Until next time -
-Rick, Mischa & Beth-