I know, this is the last campaign you were expecting to get an update from, but I was just looking over our Kickstarter campaign and I was overwhelmed by the... Read more
That's a Wrap!
Dear esteemed backers,
It looks like (with the exception of one postcard) we have sent out all backer rewards at all levels. Big thanks to Matt for his insane commitment to the... Read more
International Orders Well Underway
As of this update, we are about 1/3 of the way through fulfilling the international packages. There was the expected learning curve as we worked through the intricacies of the USPS... Read more
The End Is In Sight!
With the help of understanding and hard-working family members, we are happy to announce that nearly all of the remaining US-bound shipments are packed and will be shipped out on... Read more
We Haz Games
On a wintery Pittsburgh morning, two brothers picked up three pallets of long overdue Prairie Vs. Polar games. Well, almost. They couldn't fit them all in the two SUVs so... Read more
Promising Shipping Update
We are cautiously optimistic that the games will be available for pick-up tomorrow. As you know, this is a far-cry from the shipping company's original estimated arrival date of December... Read more
Just to keep you in the loop:
Our games were broken into two shipments. One is going to our distributor in Indiana, the other (your rewards) is coming to us... Read more
Happy Address Change Confirmation Day!
Though some of you know it as Thanksgiving.
Just a reminder: if you've moved since pledging, we would much appreciate sending your awesome rewards to your current place of residence. ... Read more
The Beast at GASPCon 13
While we patiently wait for Prairie Vs. Polar to arrive, Eye-Level Entertainment was happy to drop in on our favorite hometown convention, GASP-Con! The Gaming Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania has been nurturing this weekend... Read more
I'm on a BOAT!
Well, almost! :)
After another month extremely slow progress, we are tremendously excited to let you know the games are FINALLY going out this week. Earlier shipping dates were stymied by Chinese... Read more
1) The game has passed all appropriate safety testing!
This was the expected outcome, but it still feels good to get the clean bill of health.
2) The... Read more
Show and tell!
Great news! We received an advance copy of NotB: Prairie Vs. Polar! Matt and I conducted our typical advance copy rituals (it often involves an evening car ride and a... Read more
Matt has had a good month!
Matt has had a great August. He has worked very closely with the shipping and safety companies. As I write, one safety company has... Read more
One of the interesting consequences of Kickstarter, is that you get to see the backside of game production, warts and all! So here is a little update on how the... Read more
- We approved the proofs last week, so the printing company should be hard at work putting it all together, as we speak.
- Those five supporter who went in... Read more
We have the hard copies of the proofs!
Though delayed by national holiday, the files from the printer finally arrived today (er... yesterday at this point of the night) and they look good! We have sent back a... Read more
Things are moving!
- The hard copy of the proofs for the game should be on their way. It shouldn't take long to sign off on them and get the printing started.
- After... Read more
Still waiting on digital proofs. BUT...
We've been keeping you abreast of the progress on the Kickstarter project for the custom card sleeves. Backer Lawrence has made a generous offer. Since the ideal number of sleeves... Read more
Still waiting, but some tangential good news...
We are still waiting for the corrections to the digital proofs. We'll let you know when the printer has moved onto the next phase. Until then, we wanted to let... Read more
Want some custom card sleeves for your new cards?
"Everything comes to him who knows how to wait." - Wolfgang Pauli
One of the incentives we looked into was custom card sleeves, but since we couldn't find anyone who... Read more
Can a pdf of a box top make a grown man emotional?
Our printer has sent us the digital proofs. Digital proofs are simply a bunch of pdfs and jpgs meant to make sure they understand how we want everything. There are... Read more
Mock-up of box!
Matt is working on setting everything up with the printer and I am putting the final touches on a couple things. So close...
Here is a mock-up of the box... Read more
Rule Booklet formatted!
Another milestone done! The rule booklet should be print-ready at this point. Included are all of the backers who pledged at $45 or higher. I changed the names for anyone... Read more
The last two cards!
Creating these 30+ bonus and promo cards has been a little crazy and a lot of fun! We appreciate everyone's patience as we tried to make each card something awesome,... Read more
Back with two more! Only two to go!
OK, two more backer images. Backer Karim dedicated his card to his aunt Carol and backer Jean-Francois suggested the idea of a laser pointer. I can't wait to get these... Read more
Two good cards for a Good Friday!
Here are two VERY powerful promo events... if you can get all of your martyr ducks* in a row. The second card there is a little tribute to this... Read more
Another batch of promos!
A really good set this time.
- Our second Podcast Appreciation Award card goes to Jeff and Elliott at the Gaming Gang. Good guys... check out their podcast.
- Backer Heather wanted... Read more
More promos! First Podcast Appreciation Contest card done!
A nice variety this time...
- Backer Carl's custom picture features him and his dog Harlequin.
- I decided to let no art go to waste, so I repurposed the example art... Read more
Another three promos...
Ok, tonight we have a nice serving of custom art for some of Bison supporters paired with a Lion's Thorn location. Delicious!
Backer Bryan asked us to do a tribute... Read more
More Thorn cards and a new human!
Instead of two items for the Lion's Thorn, it made more sense to make one item and one event card. More Lion's Thorn stuff to come. (At the very least... Read more
The rest of the Lion's Thorn animals!
OK, we are on a roll! Here are the final three Lion's Thorn animals. Notice that we replaced the Lion's Thorn text with a badge. Not bad, eh?
Coming up... Read more
23 Hours Later...
Ok, some updates!
We aren't sending out the survey yet!
Kickstarter recommends against collect your shipping information too early, lest you move between now and then. So we will get... Read more
Successfully funded at 154%! Now it gets really fun!
THANK YOU BACKERS!
This has been an absolutely amazing thirty days. I would dare say life-affirming (or at the very least, company existence-affirming). Each one of you helped move us to... Read more
A couple reminders in the closing hours...
Wow!We are just going to get out of the way and let the final 24 hours unfold as they may. Before we step backstage, however, please read these important... Read more
48 hours left and the promo cards are stacking up!
I was in the middle of updating the stretch goal graphic to show that you crossed the $12K threshold and I had to start all over. Why? Because you just crossed... Read more
Throw another promo on the barbie!
We are now at 10 promo cards and within a couple hundred dollars of the mother lode of SIX animals from the secret Lion's Thorn faction!
With three full days left, we... Read more
110% funded! Podcaster Appreciation promos are a GO!
Thanks to your continued support, we have reached NINE promo cards on March NINTH. Coincidence? I think not!
Since we've crossed the $11K threshold, that means we will be creating... Read more
100% funding! Looks like the Beast will be released!
As of midnight, March 7th, we are FULLY FUNDED!
As promised, we have posted the revised stretch prizes! In fact, we've made them even more accessible than previously listed! So without further ado,... Read more
We have 18 hours to raise another $600 or so dollars! If we can do that, we will be fully funded a full week early and more promo cards will... Read more
A funding gauntlet has been thrown!
We want to get 100% funded by this Wednesday. That would give us a full week to build towards as many bonus cards as possible.
We can do this with... Read more
Let's get Shawshank on this.
"And if you've come this far, maybe you're willing to come a little further."
- Shawshank Redemption
It is hard to find the words to express our gratitude to you... Read more
75% funded! And is there a NEW animal faction on the horizon?
Wow, thanks for the push to get us at 75% with two full weeks left! Please keep letting your friends know about this project! The best way to reach these... Read more
Bison Pledge Locations Preview!
As we creep up on an unsuspecting 70% funded, we thought it'd be nice to show you the customizable locations at the Bison Pledge (Option #1). Remember, these are in... Read more
Podcaster Appreciation Contest!
The board game pod-caster. Alone or in small groups, these individuals take precious time away from actually PLAYING games to record and edit podcasts to share with the rest of... Read more
International shipping update!
The idea of a flat shipping fee is working out well for the higher incentive levels and not so well at the lower ones. So we are changing them. To... Read more
ROAR! 50% in one week!
And there was much rejoicing!
Thanks everyone for your steady support through this first week. We can't stop talking about how impressed we are with all the positive feedback and... Read more
45% and a revised Bobcat!
First, thanks for all the support! Will we cross 50% in the first week?
Second, we've tweaked the Bobcat incentive level. All the same great stuff and a reduced price! ... Read more
Over 35% of the way there in 3 days!
Man, I never thought I'd like opening my e-mail as much as I have lately, because it has been brimming with Kickstarter pledge updates. So many of you have been... Read more
Adding extra copies of Prairie Vs. Polar to your incentive package!
We are going to start allowing anyone at the Sled Dog level or higher to add up to two additional copies of Prairie Vs. Polar to their order at $30... Read more
Welcome and let's get started!
We posted this at midnight last night. It felt great to wake up a couple of hours later and see that some people have already found us and supported this... Read more