Downlink Factory Proof
We have received the factory proof for Downlink! Only one issue was noted - they did not include the plastic tray for component organization. They are working on... Read more
Progress at the Factory
We have signs of progress at the factory. The custom dice samples have been created and I have approved them for production! Downlink is our first game with... Read more
Coin shipping has begun!
As some of you may have seen, we started shipping coins yesterday. All coins going to US backers have shipped.
We hope to finish the international orders by next week.... Read more
Ready to Print!
We have sent all the files to Whatz Games for manufacturing. We expect to have factory proofs to review soon.
Thanks to everyone who filled out their surveys... Read more
BackerKit Surveys Coming Soon
We have completed the set up of our BackerKit site and are getting ready to send out all of the surveys.
We just sent out the BackerKit "Smoke... Read more
Coin set upgraded to 5 coins - for free!
Thank you so much for an awesome campaign. Due to pre-sales on Xtronaut's Square site, (and the fact that we love our backers) we have decided to unlock a... Read more
Downlink Complete - Mission Success Achieved!
A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our backers! We are excited to bring Downlink to life. We have worked hard on this game to make it the... Read more
We Did It! Stretch Goal Reached!
Thanks to our amazing backers - we have hit our stretch goal and will be able to upgrade the game packaging. With one day left - we will... Read more
OSIRIS-REx Discovers Water on Asteroid Bennu!
Only two days left in the campaign. Please help spread the word!
It has been an amazing week for our OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return mission. We have detected... Read more
New Videos About Downlink + OSIRIS-REx at Bennu
With nine days to go in the campaign, we need your help for our final push. Here are a couple of videos about our game. Please share with... Read more
A Great Week for Space Exploration - OSIRIS-REx at Bennu!
I hope everyone is as excited as I am for the arrival of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft at asteroid Bennu!
The spacecraft is scheduled to rendezvous with its targeted... Read more
Downlink Gameplay Video!
We have completed a video describing the gameplay for Downlink: The Game of Planetary Discovery! Watch Dante describe the game components and walk through a player turn.
The... Read more
Two Weeks In - Let's Get That First Stretch Goal
Two weeks into the Downlink campaign, we are elated to have reached our funding goal. We now have our sights on the first stretch goal - a nice... Read more
The Player of Games: A round of Downlink with Dante Lauretta - Jason Davis
We hosted a round of play with Jason Davis from Rocketgut. Here is his story.
In the late 80s and early 90s, when he was in high school and college,... Read more
Mission Objective Completed - Funding Goal Met - First Stretch Goal Announced!
We did it! Thanks to your support, Downlink: The Game of Planetary Discovery is funded. We look forward to getting this game into production and to our... Read more
New coin finished - Sample Return
Hi Everyone! Helen from Shire Post Mint here. Just wanted to give a quick update about the OSIRIS-REx commemorative coins.
Sample Return Coin Finished
This was the last coin we... Read more
EU Friendly Shipping!
We have worked with our shipping company to reduce the price of shipping to the EU! We have been able to bring the shipping costs down to $28.... Read more
Downlink Launch Complete - Day One Data on the Ground
A big thank you to all of our backers!
The launch of Downlink went off without a hitch. Our trajectory is nominal, and we are on track for... Read more