Hey Island Siege Backers - APE Has a New Kickstarter!
It's been awhile since I checked in, but I wanted to let you know that we have a new Kickstarter campaign in progress for our upcoming game Spirits of the... Read more
Missing Coin Sets - Update
A friend who had purchased a dozen coin sets has returned them to me so that we can replace YOUR missing sets. We've already sent out sets to those of... Read more
Coins missing from games
In yesterday's post i mentioned that we needed to wait until the re-ordered coins came in before we sent them to you. I was thinking that this was for extra... Read more
All Island Siege Games Shipped
All Island Siege games are shipped! Like the nice letter in the box says, if you have problems with missing pieces, etc. email us. Some of you are already doing... Read more
Domestic Island Siege Shipping
Just a note to be on the watch for shipping emails from our online store, ookoodook.com. If you don't get one by Sunday, please search your Spam box!
Island Siege Shipping to U.S. Backers!
The games arrived in our warehouse on Friday afternoon, and we're busy packing them up and sending them out to our Kickstarter backers!
Thanks to everyone for their patience on... Read more
Island Siege games through customs!
The games are through customs, put on a truck and we have a tracking number. They're scheduled to be delivered to our warehouse on Friday and we'll begin shipping to... Read more
Island Siege shipment is in port
Per the status from the printer:
Your order has hit port and is being processed through customs as we speak. I discovered that there has been a major back-up due... Read more
I just got an update from the printer and wanted to pass it directly along to you:
"I just wanted to let you know that your order is due to... Read more
Island Siege Available at BGG Con
The printer air-shipped over a couple hundred Island Siege games. If you're a backer, and you're at BGG Con this weekend, stop by the APE Games booth (110, I think... Read more
Island Siege Production Update
I wanted to drop a note to give the production status for Island Siege. At this point the game is ready to ship, pending my approval of the new dice... Read more
Island Siege Production Proof Unboxing - Pictures
I got the production proof for Island Siege last week and have posted pictures on the APE blog at apegames.com/blog. Give them a look and let me know what you... Read more
Coquina Production Proof, and Gen Con
Island Siege is still on schedule to be picked up by backers at Gen Con, along with any extras they ordered (Coquina, 24-card Ramparts expansion, coins, purses, extra games).
Speaking... Read more
Games for Gen Con
Time for another update!
They tell me they'll have enough Island Siege games printed so that we can take some to Gen Con. I'll have the full Kickstarter backer list... Read more
It's been too long since the last update, and I apologize. The truth is that there's not much new to report. The printer is churning out project, and is looking... Read more
It's about time for another update. I've approved all of the art except for the box (which hopefully will be approved tomorrow) and the rulebook. For some reason, there's a... Read more
Production Status Update
Just wanted to let you know that the art is at the printer, and production on the coins has begun. I expect to get print proofs back next week and... Read more
Island Siege Coin Production Proofs
Feast your eyes on these! The actual copies should arrive in our Houston offices on Monday. If they're okay, then they go into full production. I absolutely love them -... Read more
Island Siege is wrapping up, and I hope to get everything to the printer by this weekend. I'm still waiting on Campaign Coin proofs so that I can take pictures... Read more
Proofeading Complete, Last of the Art Done
Time for another update! Will Niebling finished proofreading the game and has provided fixes for us to implement. There was a little confusion around a couple of the rules that... Read more
Just a short update to say that the coins are moving along. I'm happy to announce that the coins will range in size from 18-21mm rather than the original 10-12mm.... Read more
The cards, rules, and player mats are almost completely finished. I'll send out all of the text for final editing this week, and everything will be ready for the printer,... Read more
Plus One Week News
It's been almost a week since the Island Siege Kickstarter funded, and I wanted to drop a note on progress.
The surveys have been sent, and responses are... Read more
Thanks to Everyone!
Thanks to everyone that helped fund this project. It was a pretty bumpy road, and I let out a huge sigh of relief when it was over. I've got to... Read more
We hit $17K!
I'm guardedly optimistic that we'll fund - there is a lotof pledge level shifting still going on. So please keep spreading the word - there are still 4.5 hours... Read more
Retailer level added, and new card layout
I was asked this morning why there was not a retailer pledge level. I've remedied that by adding a $45 level for 3 games. Retailers can also pay wholesale for... Read more
$12 Pledge Level Clarification
Just a quick update to say that the $12 pledge level contains 13 coins. There are 8 x1, not 13 x 1 as indicated in the description. I cannot change... Read more
Just 3 Days Left!
The project ends in a little less than three days, and we've got a little less than $4K to go. Daunting, but not impossible!
Artist Profile - Jared Blando
Jared... Read more
Undead Viking Island Siege Review
I meant to post last night that Undead Viking did a review of Island Siege!
New Art, Add-Ons to the Add-Ons, and 2 Other Cool Kickstarters
Lots of cool stuff to talk about today.
First, I'm getting cool new iconography and layout from Daniel. The picture below shows the dice faces.
Kill the Overlord... Read more
More Add-Ons and $19K Stretch Goal Folded into Base Game!
We're serious about hitting the $17K project goal, and to prove it we pulled out the stops!
First, we moved the $19K stretch goal into the base game. Every copy... Read more
$22K Stretch Goal now an Add-On
The $22K 22-card expansion stretch goal is now an $8 add-on! This helps make sure you get it, even if the project doesn't hit $22K.
Also, enough people have pledged... Read more
Art Director Daniel Solis Talks Island Siege
Check Daniel's blog for his notes for his work on Island Siege.
Handmade Island Siege Coin Purse Add-On
I just updated the main project page to include an Add-On section, which describes how to add more coins and the Coquina mini-expansion to your pledge. We're also really pleased... Read more
New Coin Art and Iconography
I got final coin art today from Daniel, along with a few new icons. First, here's the coin art.
As you can see, there have been several changes:
- the crown has... Read more
Artist Profile: Jim Maxwell
Island Siege is the second board game cover I've had the privilege of illustrating for APE Games. I previously created the cover artwork for Rolling Freight.
I've always had a... Read more
Print and Play Available on APE Site
Did the tutorial video not answer all your Island Siege questions? Now you can kick the tires and try the game for yourself, with the Island Siege Print and Play,... Read more
Early Coin Art
Here's a first pass through for the Island Siege coin art, helpfully provided by Daniel Solis. As you can see, it has a rather Spanish doubloon look, with some pirate... Read more
Island Siege Designer Notes
I created Island Siege with the goal to create a game where players had to balance construction with destruction. This manifested itself as fort building and cannonball hurdling... Read more
New $55 Pledge Level for Two Sets
I just added an unlimited $55 pledge level for 2 copies of Island Siege. This is the same as the $60 level, so if you're one of the two backers... Read more
Coquina Expansion Clarification
First, I'm very pleased with how well the project is going! Thanks to everyone that's helped support it!
Someone asked how many Coquina mini-expansions you need when playing with two... Read more
Welcome to Island Siege
I launched the project this morning, and then quickly ran out the door to deliver some Meals on Wheels with my wife. We just returned and I was very pleasantly... Read more