About this project
Earth in the future...
An alien invasion has brought mankind to its knees. We were not ready for this. Throughout the globe, people are still trying to stop the aliens. Our enemy is superior, but we need to fight back with all we've got. It is time to activate Project: ELITE.
Project:ELITE is an innovative real-time board game full of intense moments. Players take the role of members of a special ops team called Project: ELITE. They are sent on dangerous missions trying to complete objectives while swarms of aliens attack them.
The game was designed by Konstantinos Kokkinis (Drum Roll, New Dawn) and Sotirios Tsantilas (Archon: Glory & Machination, New Dawn) who bring new ideas in the board game industry and both Artipia Games and Drawlab Entertainment are eager to welcome you in its world.
Check the sizes of all miniatures on update #13
Here is what well-esteemed board game video reviewers think about Project: ELITE:
Board Game Brawl (preview)
Click here to read the preview of Project:ELITE from Board Game Maniac.
4-Player Gameplay Video
Solo Gameplay video #1
Solo Gameplay video #2
You can now download a pre-published version of the rulebook.
We have created fantastic Stretch goals for Project: ELITE!
All backers of both pledge levels ($75, $85) will receive a copy of every Stretch reward generated from this campaign.
All we need is your help to bring them to life. Spread the word about this campaign and help us deliver more Project: ELITE goodness to all of you!
Social Media Goals
We believe that with your help we can really make this game better and better. Spread the word around the social media and we are going to reward you with more unique weapons and items!
Project:ELITE facebook page.
If you help our page get 2,000+ likes, all backers will get an additional Weapon card. UNLOCKED!
Tweet about #ProjectELITE
Share your excitement about Project:ELITE on Twitter. When we reach 100+ #ProjectELITE posts, all backers will get an additional Event card. UNLOCKED!
Project:ELITE BGG page
Become a fan of Project:ELITE on BoardGameGeek, the biggest website of boardgames. If we reach 150+ fans, all backers will get an additional Alien Technology card. UNLOCKED!
The following items are not included in the game nor the Stretch goals.
To include an add-on, please click on the "Manage your pledge" button on the top right corner of this page. Increase your total pledged amount to include any add-ons you would like to receive.
By the end of the campaign you will be asked to fill a survey where you will inform us which add-ons you have added in your order.
Project: ELITE is scheduled for production in September 2015. Please note that the published product may have differences regarding sizes, quantities, colors and layout because of production limitations and/or adjustments. The miniatures depicted in the campaign may undergo changes/adjustment to ensure a quality product. Drawlab Entertainment will manufacture these miniatures in-house ensuring the best outcome, providing hobby-game miniatures in a board game!
The 80 miniatures included in the main game, the ones offered as stretch rewards and the 43 included in the expansion, are all single-piece miniatures. No glue or extra effort to assemble will be needed. The Mega-boss miniatures are multi-part models but they will also require no glue to assemble.
IMPORTANT: Project: ELITE is scheduled to be released at Spiel 2015 in Essen-Germany in October 2015. Note that the only guaranteed way that you will be among the first to get the game, is to select the ESSEN-PICKUP pledge level. Since this is a Spiel 2015 release, several customers and retailers may purchase the game from the fair which means they will get it before our group shipment goes out to backers. Please back this project only after taking this information into account.
Kickstarter Rewards: Backers of both pledge levels will receive all streth goals generated from this campaign. Afterwards in the future, Stretch Goals and Add-ons will be available for sale as separate products from Artipia Games and Drawlab Entertainment.
We expect to ship the game to you within November 2015. Please keep in mind though that there is always the chance of the production process getting delayed for various reasons.
The Project: ELITE box is a really heavy which results in tremendously expensive shipping. To avoid having to charge at least $30 more to ship the game to each backer, we will be splitting each backer's shipment into 2 separate packages. The first package will include the base game without the miniatures. The second package will include the game's miniatures as well as any stretch rewards we manage to unlock. This separation into two lighter packages allows us to get a more cost efficient group shipment solution. We are working on a special KS box that will include the game's miniatures arriving in the second package.
Our current shipping solution DOES NOT offer tracking. From past experience we already know that the percentage of lost items is almost 0%. However, If you require tracking for your order, please contact us at support[at]artipiagames.com and let us know. Please note that you will be requested to pay additional shipping costs since your order will have to be handled separately from our group shipping solution. All orders will be shipped from Greece. If you have any concerns regarding customs and import taxes for large cost orders, please contact us at support[at]artipiagames.com and we will assist you on that.
Countries excluded from free shipping: We've been having tremendous delivery problems with games shipped to Brazil for which we were not responsible. For that reason we are forced to exclude free shipping to Brazil from our group shipment. As a result, backers from Brazil will be required to pay additional shipping costs (these extra costs are automatically added to your pledge) to ensure a quick and successful delivery . We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Game: Project: ELITE was designed by Konstantinos Kokkinis and Sotiris Tsantilas. Konstantinos has also co-designed Drum Roll and New Dawn. Sotiris has also co-designed New Dawn, Archon: Glory & Machination and Briefcase.
Artwork & Miniatures: The 3D sculpting of the game's miniatures is being done by Antonis Papantoniou. Antonis has also illustrated the cover of the game. All Characters, Weapons, Items, Aliens and Alien Technology are being illustrated by Giota Vorgia. The game boards as well as the graphic design is being done by Konstantinos Kokkinis. Various 3D elements and models are being done by Stelios Kourtis.
Artipia Games is a board game publishing company based in Greece. Artipia has already launched 11 successful crowd-funding campaigns and has published numerous popular board games such as Among the Stars, New Dawn, Drum Roll, Archon: Glory & Machination and more.
Drawlab Entertainment is board game publishing company based in Greece, creating the best new games with the most beautiful components, innovating gameplay and fitting themes. Drawlab also manufactures miniatures and special components from plastic and metal, ensuring the best quality for all gamers to enjoy, being responsible for the boardgame Spells of Doom and the Legendary Metal Coins project.
Special Thanks to Spiros Maganiaris, Christos Yialouris and Nikos Chondropoulos for their creative contributions to the game.
Risks and challenges
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BEFORE PLEDGING ON THIS CAMPAIGN.
Even though we do our best to ensure a quality product and a fast production, there is always the risk of delays. Supplier shortage, holiday traffic and weather conditions are just a few of the reasons a production could be delayed. Both Artipia Games and Drawlab Entertainment should not be held responsible for delays caused by third parties. In addition, some of the items shown might differ from final product due to supplier/manufacturer error.
When dealing with a large number of orders, there is always a chance that errors will occur. If after you receive your order, you find out that there are items missing, please contact us at support [at] artipiagames.com and we will send you the missing items as soon as possible.
If your package arrives damaged, please take a few photos of all damaged items and email them to us at support [at] artipiagames.com. We will send you replacements for the damaged items as soon as possible. Our previous packing solution was over 99.5% damage-proof. However, there were a few cases where the packages were hit so hard that damage was caused to the games’ boxes. Replacement were sent to the backers who received damaged boxes. The games shipped through this campaign, will be sent out in a larger and stronger package which will better protect the contents against such damage.
Our current estimation for delivery is November 2015. We are optimistic that this campaign will be delivered sooner than that. However history has shown that no matter how well you plan things, there is always a chance of delays caused by third parties. Please understand that we want your orders to be delivered quickly as much as you do. Please note that some of the promo material may be delivered separately in a later date due to production time needed.
If a package is not delivered due to a backer's fault (wrong address given, backer didn't claim the delivered package from their post office, etc), the backer may be requested to pay additional shipping fees for the item to be sent out again.
As soon as this campaign is over, you will be requested to complete a survey through which you can let us know which items you have ordered as well as where you would like us to ship your order to. By keeping in mind that your order may be shipped sooner or later than the estimated date, please give us an address that will surely not change. (If for example you think that you may be moving to a new house around November, please give us the address of a friend or relative to ensure a successful delivery)
Please read the Shipping section above.
Please note that your order may be delivered in multiple packages. This is done due to weight limitations for group shipments. Each game or expansion ordered through this campaign will most likely be delivered on a separate package. Even though the items you ordered will be shipped at the same time, there is always a chance they will arrive to you several days apart. This may occur due to each countries postal service sort-and-dispatch system.
Through this campaign you may receive updates on Artipia Games’ other upcoming projects. Such updates will be rare.
BY PLACING A PLEDGE ON THIS CAMPAIGN, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THE RISKS & CHALLENGES STATED IN THIS SECTION.
Thank you very much,
Artipia Games and Drawlab Entertainment
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