Everyone is trapped in a nightmare
I've just had responses indicating that the last wave of games have reached their destinations and not a single one indicating that something's lost - so I believe that this... Read more
Escape the Nightmare ... Did we finish?
I think that this project may be finished.
I know of only one person who didn't have a game as of last week (I've dropped you a message to check... Read more
EtN + WA is arriving
In my inbox I've got confirms from 5 WA+EtN backers who've had their games show up in the last week (one as recently as this morning) and from 2 who... Read more
Escape the Nightmare & Wizard's Academy Shipping
This update wound up being quite long. Here's a summary:
- We think there's been a systematic problem with EtN+WA shipping.
- We think it's manifested as a short delay.
- EtN+WA shipping... Read more
Sorry that the update is a few days late, I spent this weekend moving house and didn't have internet access on the scheduled update day.
Today is a good day... Read more
If you told me that you didn't receive your game: We just sent you a game.
If you told me that your box was broken: We just sent you a... Read more
Update 20/06/16 Most games delivered
At this point the vast majority of the Escape the Nightmare games should have arrived at most locations. Hurrah!
If yours hasn't arrived, drop me a message and I'll look... Read more
Update 07/06/16 Cracked Boxes
I've now had five reports of boxes arriving cracked. If this happens to you and you want a replacement, get in touch, we're happy to send you one.
Other than... Read more
All Copies Away! (Unless you didn't answer the survey)
All copies of Escape the Nightmare going to backers who have completed their survey have now left the building :)
Some were delayed on being sent out for various reasons,... Read more
Most of the games are in the mail :)
Has anyone got one yet?
I'm starting to recover and will attempt to get into the office tomorrow and process the... Read more
Escape the Nightmare Has Arrived
Here's some pics of them being unpacked in the office:
We're sending them out now!
Actually we're sending them out in the past. Given enough energy to choose between preparing... Read more
I'm told that the cards haven't arrived at the office yet, making them a couple of days behind schedule. I'll interrupt the regular update schedule to send you photos once... Read more
The games are on their way and scheduled to arrive here in Worcester on May 7th. I hope to be well enough to be in the office to meet them,... Read more
"Your order is ready to ship - I have the final shipping specs here. There are 14 cartons on 1 pallet sized 41x28x22". The total weight is 410 lbs."
The... Read more
I've been working on this game a while and wanted to get back to the roots of the game, so I printed a few earlier versions of the game.
Version... Read more
The wheels are back on the wagon.
We've got a shipping quote that we're happy with and I am told that the games will be printed and ready for collection... Read more
Update 15/03/16 Shipping problems
Surprise! Shipping problems!
Fortunately they're relatively minor. It comes down to the arrangement that was made in December being cancelled before shipping has started. That means that the games are... Read more
Yup, manufacturing is going ahead and everything seems to be smooth. Not a lot to add at the moment, I'll let you know when I see the first copy! Estimate... Read more
Manufacturing is going ahead!
The last communication we had with the manufacturers was a week ago and it pretty much amounted to:
"Does this proof look like the... Read more
"but I'm confident that next time I'll be able to announce that manufacturing is underway :)"
Why do I say such things? In the last two weeks, we've only wound... Read more
We've got our agreement with the manufacturer and they've seen an example of each type of card and are ready to print as soon as we send them the completed... Read more
Sorry that the update is a week late, I was away for Christmas last week but I should've announced in advance that the update schedule would skip a week. Hopefully... Read more
Right then, let's have a look at the workometer for this project:
This should be a nice simple project so there aren't that many boxes. We've got a quote from... Read more
Onwards: To the manufacturorium!
First, some good news: The payment issues are resolved for almost 98% of people and most of the rest have been in touch and we're working it through. Drop me... Read more
Payment issues resolved
Kickstarter have got in touch to tell me that they've resolved the problems with the payment system and that everything should work fine now.
I can see from the comments... Read more
I thought it'd be a good idea to post an update about the card payment situation to share knowledge. I don't know much more than I knew when the issue... Read more
Day thirty: 150% funded
"I'm coming. Run."
Wow! 150% funded. To think that there was a point that this project was teetering on the edge and now we're comfortably going to make the game.... Read more
Day twenty eight: The day after yesterday
"Everyone makes mistakes, so everyone would like to go back in time to fix them. What they forget is that people make mistakes in fixing mistakes and have to go... Read more
Woo! Yesterday was amazing - it was our best day since day one! And it nearly beat that, which is unheard of for a mid campaign day. I'm still not... Read more
Day twenty four: Photos, reviews and artists!
"Some people fear that a photograph offers a path to their soul, but if they knew more they'd be more worried that the path can be walked both ways. You... Read more
"Many people think that they've experienced horror, but sooner or later they meet someone with a deeper experience and discover it was merely fear. I am sure that somewhere there... Read more
Day twenty two: Momentum
"Until the question of what you are rushing towards is resolve, momentum feels wonderful."
Aside: Kickstarter is presently undergoing some sort of implosion, I half expect this update to become... Read more
Day eighteen: Two more reviews!
"Good things come in pairs. It means you can share with a friend and have one for yourself. The devourer is one of my friends. And you have two legs!... Read more
Day seventeen: French Cards & MidCon
"Languages have more words for concepts that are more important to the culture from which they originated. Hebrew has more words for love than you do because not everyone is... Read more
Review & Funding
"Poor human, your nature is contradictory. On the one hand you cannot live with yourself without the belief that you would help others if they needed it. On the other... Read more
Day thirteen: DoG, reviews, artist and suggestions
"Some of our visitors have very obvious nightmares, fearing being bludgeoned, sliced or burned. They're easy to deal with, I simply give their ideas substance. However a few require a... Read more
Day nine: 50%, Gallery on Wheels and DoG
"Being halfway to somewhere is not necessarily better than never having set off. Sometimes the warden offers her prisoners the chance to get halfway to freedom, but only after they've... Read more
Day six: SOXS, Artists and Thanks
"Like everything else here, distance is an illusion. You can run as far as you like, but in reality you'll never leave your bed. Surely you can see that your... Read more
Day two: Artist's profiles and the knife's edge
"I keep my knives sharp, of course, but I feel that to focus on the knife's edge is to overlook the point. So to speak. Necessarily we start with the... Read more
Day one: 16% funded, staff pick, convention schedule
"Welcome to the nightmare! It's a positive delight to see that there are so many people who are doing so well that they feel the need to let a little... Read more