December Status Update
Happy Holidays Backers!
Sorry for the delay in an update! Things have been very busy in Arduboy headquarters this holiday season. Rest assured everything on Arduventure has been moving along behind the scenes but as several people have noted it's time for an update where we are at!
Delay on Gold Buttons
Well, bad news friends. It looked like we would be able to deliver early and at this point right now we are actually "back on schedule". We had a delay getting the gold buttons delivered to us which is now supposed to happen this week so that production can start.
Last time I checked with the factory they were supposed to be done this next week so hopefully I can make an update very soon with some pictures of the final result! It's worth mentioning they were out of stock of the hair length we showed in the campaign and Flyn's hair is going to be a little bit longer than shown. But you can cut and style his hair however you like!
We also ordered waaaay too many more than we needed, so after the campaign they will probably be on sale.
Delivery Schedule and Game Development
So, after receiving all of your feedback it does seem like sending out hardware without the finished game was not the right way to proceed. Most of you let us know you would rather wait to get the game pre-installed especially as some of you had intended to give this as a gift or otherwise uninterested in reprogramming the device.
The goal right now will be back to getting these delivered on schedule with the finished game. To be honest, shipments may actually have to go out the very beginning of February based on the current schedule so we're probably trending into a little bit late category.
But at this stage I can't foresee anything but an act of god preventing us from getting this delivered as promised mostly on time. That doesn't mean surprises can't come but everything except the gold buttons and the software should be sorted out.
Let us know how you're feeling about this campaign. This last month there was a gap in communication because of the activity of this holiday but if you ever need any support please do leave a comment or send me a message directly.
Maybe not totally on topic but if you also have anything to say about the Kickstarter website redesign and how it effects your experience as a backer on this project I would be interested in hearing it!
And as always, thank you so much for backing! This campaign really boosted the company at a really critical time this year and helped keep the boat afloat. I really appreciate it so thank you from me! But also thank you from the whole developer community they appreciate your support as well!