Frequently Asked Questions
All of the parts are included in the CAD files except for the balls. You'll need 21 red and 21 blue 5/16" steel balls, and 30 unpainted 1/4" steel balls for the ramps. It might be tricky to buy the red and blue painted balls (I ordered them off alibaba.com), but unpainted steel balls can be purchased anywhere.
The tricky part will be printing the game board. It's much bigger than most 3D printers can handle. Also, the gears and gear bits require a frictionless, not-at-all sticky surface to function properly, so they might take a lot of finishing work to get them working. The bits, ramps, crossovers, and interceptors are a lot less picky. Printing those parts would be a breeze.Last updated:
We cover customs fees in the following countries/territories:
Republic of China
Republic of Cyprus
I backed at the Turing Tumble Complete level. Will I get to say at some point whose name I want to put in the booklet?
Yes! I'll do a survey after the Kickstarter is over and ask for the name you'd like to have in the booklet. I know some people, for instance, want to have their kid's name in there.Last updated:
How to order additional game copies:
Many of you have asked how you can order additional copies of Turing Tumble. For example, maybe you ordered the base version of Turing Tumble and would like an additional copy of Turing Tumble++, or maybe you already ordered Turing Tumble Complete and would like a second one. To order additional copies of the game:
1. Add the cost of each additional game copy.
Turing Tumble: $60
Turing Tumble++: $70
Turing Tumble Complete: $100
2. Add shipping for each additional game copy.
US shipping: $5
Canada shipping: $6
Shipping to the rest of world: $15
3. Edit your pledge, and add the total to your existing pledge.
(Remember, these prices only apply to *additional* copies. You must have already backed at one of the reward levels that include a copy of the game.)
So, for example, let’s say you already pledged for a copy of Turing Tumble++, but now you want to add a copy of Turing Tumble Complete. Here’s how you’d calculate your total pledge: Since you started with Turing Tumble++, your current pledge would be $70 plus $12 (US shipping). To add Turing Tumble Complete, you’d add $100 for the game and another $5 for shipping. Your new total would be $70 + $12 + $100 + $5 = $187.
So if you pledge $187, how will we know what you want to get? About 3 weeks after the Kickstarter campaign is over, you’ll get an email asking you to complete a survey where you can tell us how you’d like to allocate the extra money you pledged.Last updated:
Many backers have also asked for additional items to purchase alongside your game(s). Just add the cost of the additional item to your pledge. For these items, there are no additional shipping charges. Here are the add-ons and their cost:
$15 – Turing Tumble T-shirt
$10 – Extra parts: 8 more gear bits and 4 more gears
$10 – Extra parts minus gear bits and gears
$20 – One additional complete set of parts
$10 – Extra balls: a complete set of 20 red balls and 20 blue balls
$15 – Puzzle Booklet
$15 – Digital copy of the puzzle book and 3D CAD files of all parts
So if you pledge more than the minimum for your reward level, how will we know what you want to get? About 3 weeks after the Kickstarter campaign is over, you’ll get an email asking you to complete a survey where you can tell us how you’d like to allocate the extra money you pledged.Last updated:
No, but that's something we'd *love* to create soon. We want to focus first on making this game the best it can be and getting it shipped on time.Last updated:
You don't need to know any coding. The puzzles start easy, and as you go, you pick up new strategies/tricks along the way. If you know how to code, you'll see similarities, but you certainly don't need to know any coding going in.Last updated:
That would be VERY cool. I would love to see what other kinds of computers other people create. I feel like I've only scratched the surface. I'm tempted to make it a stretch goal, but I'm not sure we could get it done in time for the release date. It'll happen some day, though. :)Last updated:
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