Can i change my address? Or didi i imagine filling in a backer survey...
Any updates on the dev kit? Did you ship them out this week as stated in this most recent update? Waiting with bated breath by the mailbox...
The more I see about what you're doing to make this project come together, the more I wish I had pledged more money. I was considering getting the Dev kit (though with no actual skill in making games) and I'm starting to regret missing out on it. Still I'm happy to have helped this project and I can't wait to see it finished. :)
It is great to see that the Hardware will be top quality and so well designed, and thus I don't mind the short delay for the launch schedule. Your Kickstarter Homepage states that Gamestick will be. . . "Open, so that players can access more great games and get better pricing. " Since your list of available titles is both small and weak, will you be releasing the code soon so that we can hack it in order to sideload titles from Google Play? Great Hardware deserves Great Content, but thus far you have been sorely lacking in that department. If you wish to sell a significant number of units from GameStop and other retailers, then you must offer better content than you have been so far.
Perhaps you can post on your efforts in that area and give us an idea of when we might see some A list Games coming to Gamestick.
This is a great update and I'm really happy to see that you take your social/ethical responsibility as a electronics producer so serious. I'm looking very much forward to the final product and please travel at your own pace!
Don't like the delay but I rather wait and get something good than getting some piece of garbage. Are you going to start an official community forum?
Great update, like many have said. First project I have backed on Kickstarter and, frankly, a little bit of delay doesn't bother me one bit. You guys clearly know what you are doing and it's updates like these that make us feel involved as well. Keep at it.
Thanks for the excellent update. Nice to know the product is ethically sourced and the attention to detail all around is exceptional.
Hey guys! Just wanted to thank you for the frequent updates on Kickstarter. It's truly a joy to go along for the ride with the GameStick team through all the ups and downs. This is what makes Kickstarter so much more than a "pre-ordering" website.
Even if there are delays, with updates like this we become emotionally invested in the company itself and want to see it succeed just as much as we want to receive our backer incentives.
Keep up the good work!
Now that's a update for sure, to see the team for the gamestick I putting this much work into the project is amazing. This is probably the first kickstarter project that I feel more comfy with and that I know I'll get a good product in the end.
Thanks for the update
Awesome!!! My expectations for the GameStick just got eclipse by a fast-growing sense of appreciation for what we will be receiving in good time. Hope that GameStick achieves its much deserved success!
Props... Just props to you and your team. Thanks for the fantastic update, and I look forward to not only the product but all the lessons learned for your team. I am sure this is the first of many excellent products.
Really thorough and comprehensive update. So refreshing when other similar kickstarters only continue to obfuscate what is happening with their production line... Hats off to your team. Can't wait to see how it comes out in a couple months.
Tim, Thanks-you for working hard to find an ethical supply chain in China. I read a couple of years back the one of the top selling books in China was a translation of Oliver Twist and I though at the time - yes this because *that* is what they are living. I'm grateful you found places and chooice to support ones where people could laugh, and hopeful go home at a reasonable time. :) It was a wonderful update.
Truly a great update, thank you all for your work. I said a while ago, I care more about the process then the final product to be honest, and you guys have REALLY REALLY stepped up your game. Thanks again!
I hope that, as this project matures and makes it to market, other products are shown updates from this Kickstarter as a MODEL of what communication SHOULD be. Unlike another android-based-games-on-your-TV-console-what-shall-remain-nameless, these updates have substance and get me excited when they show up, rather than further frustrated.
Thank you, Guys. Even despite delays I'm becoming more excited with each passing update because there's just so much good information coming out. THIS is what transparency looks like. Not the wax paper that others might try to pass off...
Guys, mAh and mA are two different things. A milliamp (mA) is a measure of how much current something such as a power supply can... well, supply. That is the term you want to be using. A milliamp-hour (mAh) is current times time, and it's usually used as a measure of battery capacity. 500 mAh means it could provide 500 mA for 1 hour, 50 mA for 10 hours, 5000 mA for 6 minutes, you get the idea. Anywho, just thought I'd let you know. I get this funny little eye twitch every time you guys say mAh. ;)
Thanks for the update, it's great to see the whole process and how a product comes to market.
What a great update. Very happy with the time spent looking for the right suppliers. Look forward to getting my GameStick, and don't mind at all the wait.
Fantastic update. Thank you!
The delays are the cost of dealing with kickstarter. I don't think anyone is going to meet their own deadlines on a project this big, there's just so much to deal with that you didn't plan for in your estimates. I do appreciate the time you took to show us how things are going, and what you're doing, as most companies don't bother with that kind of information, I wish every kickstarter project would release a 'How it's Made' video at the end of the project so we can see the steps that go into the creation.
In honor of the engineering team working this weekend I am going to hold off on my regular beer (Coors) and drink something British. Suggestions from them are welcome.
Hands down, the best update EVER! I can't thank you enough for taking the time to write that up. It was a pure joy to read.
Also an awesome job at schooling the ignorant who still think the delay is "ridiculous" and/or "unacceptable". I chalk up most of them to be nothing but kids that have a lot to learn.
Please stop fretting over the delay. It's not needed. Even if you didn't ship until October that would still be be an amazing feat!!!!
Fantastic update. Thank you for the info, all your hard work, and your humanity.
You guys continue to amaze me with the depth and breath of your updates. Please keep up the good work. Wish other Kickstarter projects followed your lead. Are you listening Ouya?
Thank you for this update, it is so great to see how much work you put into the GameStick. Thank you again for your devotion, i am proud to support this project.
Take the time you need, i can wait a few more months !
Love the update! Thank you for sharing this extensive report and your thoughts with us. I really appreciate the hard work you guys are putting in to see our joint project through. Most of us are not able to get our hands dirty and help out, so the detailed story brings us closer to the team and makes it easier to undrestand the massive effort involved. Thank you!
Superb update that hopefully will quiet all the complainers who freaked out over a short launch delay. A quality product takes numerous steps and numerous people to accomplish. We all would rather have quality than plastic crap. Well done!
Now, if your next update could be about the Game Developers you have been involved with, and what kind of high end games we could expect coming down the road, that would be perfect! A great device requires great content to be successful.
Gotta say, I really like these development updates. It feels like Gamestick is heading down the right course!
Updates on this project are some of the best on Kickstarter. Like others, I would be willing to wait as long as it takes to get a quality product that is made responsibly. Thanks for the update, and especially for the labor of love you are investing in this project.
Awesome Update! Look forward to owning a Game Stick. It is great to know you are putting the effort into not only building a quality product, but that you care about how it's built and who is building itl! Can't wait, but would rather wait and have it be great!
Also, shout out for Poland!
Could you comment with some detail on what work is being done in my motherland?
Pozdrawiam, dziekuję i życzę miłej pracy i sukcesu!
Awesome update! Going to be a proud owner of a gamestick.
Awesome update, probably best yet!
I won't just tolerate, I'll be happy with months of delays knowing that you are putting in so much thought and care into the device and the process behind it. Great work! So good in content that my Linguistic Arbiter sense wasn't bothered :P
More updates like this, please!
Wow, what a great update! It makes me proud to be a future Gamestick owner :D
Thanks for the update, and for the dedication, pride, and devotion you are giving to this. I really appreciate that I will be getting the best product you could give me.
Thank you for the update, its much appreciated.
Keep calm and Game ON !!!!
Thank you GameStick for the passion and sense of ownership , this is exactly what -an update we want ! With this I'm sure everyone stand by you ! Good work GameStick !
This was the most fascinating project update ever from all of the Kickstarter campaigns I've backed so far. It's fascinating to get an in-depth look into the processes required to build a high tech piece of equipment in China. Really enjoyable read, I hope for more like these in the future :)
Take your time - you guys are building an amazing product and the concern for how this is built inspires trust and loyalty in your business.
Great Update. Keep going the way you are. Please dont rush things along like so many other prokects. Too many people forget ( or dont educate themselves ) what kickstarter is about.
Take your time and build a great product / platform.
I really like the detail of the update. Especially with something that seems so simple like a usb or hdmi cable. There really is alot of work and thought that goes into making these products. Even a box !
My wife is trying to launch a dinner game right now, and picking the right box is hard work. Making sure everything feels just so. Packaging can stir feelings and actually make you want to play a game....or not.
Your attention to detail is appreciated.
Keep on rockin !
Sheesh, everybody forget the delay, I'll wait patiently until this device drops - the whole project is a great example of what can occur with enough enthusiasm. I'm also happy to say that the delay gives me more time to look at adding new features ( possibly GameStick only ) to Asteroid 2012 in readiness for the time the device ships!
Now THAT, is the update I wanted to see. Great job, I'm just glad everything is going well and we're getting the transparency we deserve.
What a great update, I'm very happy waiting, I can see you are spending the extra time doing your very best to build a very solid product, thanks :D
Appreciate your thorough update. As if I am in an update meeting your presenting. Mostly I love your awareness regarding the welfare of the workers you showed. Forgot about this ongoing issue.
This is amazing. And so inspiring.
Your posts lately seem like you're really getting some static from us about the delay. But you guys are working hard and trying to do it right, and the level of transparency is astonishing. Thanks for taking so much time to talk to us. I'm not tapping my toe impatiently. I want it to work, I want it to be viable, I want it to be worthwhile to make games for. I want that more than I want it immediately.