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By the Tiny Epic series designer, a clever filler game that unlocks the dawn of computing with pioneers Ada Lovelace & Charles Babbage!
2,520 backers pledged $95,838 to help bring this project to life.

Final Patron Voting Results and Pledge Manager Update

Posted by Artana LLC (Creator)

Hi everyone!

Things are coming along nicely here at Team Artana as we start moving forward now that the Kickstarter has ended.  This update has news about the final patron voting and also some info about timing of the pledge manager invites.

Final Patron Vote

The final regular Patron voted in by the backers during the campaign was Eunice Newton Foote by a landslide!   Eunice joins Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sir George Stokes, Mary Anning, Michael Faraday, and The Lord Kelvin as the six backer-selected Patrons.

We're entirely delighted that you chose Eunice.  As we mentioned when we introduced her, she was so unknown that we were unable to find a likeness of her in the archive despite her amazing contributions.  We're still looking everywhere, but if we don't find one we're going to reach back out to the backers to discuss art options for her Patron card.  We think this could present a beautiful opportunity to honor Eunice and also be reflective about the many women overlooked by history simply due to their gender.  We wanted to let you know now to start thinking about it since we've already consulted with experts without success and it's starting to look like we may need to consider this alternative.  We'll let you know more in a future update.

Pledge Manager

We're still working on setting up the pledge manager to collect addresses for fulfillment and also let you select any add-ons you wish to get along with your copies of Lovelace & BabbageWe expect to finish later this month and we'll send out an update at that time with all the details.  

That's all for now. We'll be at BGGCON next week and will have some late prototypes of Lovelace & Babbage to demo so stop by our booth if you're in Dallas!

Thank you, as always, for your support.

Team Artana

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      Edward Terwilliger on

      when does the manager open ?

    2. Peter Maylott on

      Any update about the pledge manager so I can postage for the group pledge?

    3. Artana LLC 8-time creator on

      Thanks for the feedback all. It's definitely appreciated!

      @larry - Awesome find! We'll reach out to them and see what options are available. Thanks!

    4. Larry Winckles

      A short film about Eunice Newton Foote is currently in production and nearing completion. It was crowdfunded on Kickstarter here:
      It has a Facebook page here:
      And Insta-Stalker articles here:
      Perhaps the production still of Eunice could be used, with permission from the student filmmakers?…

    5. Anna Becker

      I agree, an anonymous woman, not a rea face. But artistically I would love a portrait where the whoe silouette of the woman is simply black, so also no clothes visible. that way she is representetive for so many women, no matter the time and dress code, that weree invisible.

    6. Bree (blakwngbrd)

      Awesome that you will be at BGGcon! I will stop by the booth to check out the prototype for sure!

    7. Adrian S on

      I'm no artist, so I don't really have any concrete idea of what the card could look like, but when reading the update my imagination immediately went towards the same direction you did: some kind of art that really points out that we actually don't know what she looked like, rather than just inventing a portrait for her. Maybe something along the lines of a portrait of a woman with clothes and hair fitting her age and the time period, but with no face. Although one would have to make sure it didn't just look creepy. I think that when looking at the card, the feelings evoked should be of identification and empathy with this unknown person. Or maybe she could either be obscured or simply missing in the picture, but then I think the artist will really have to use "negative space" (or similar) to very strongly suggest that there's someone missing in the picture.

      While I hope you'll be able to find a picture of her, I also really look forward to seeing what you might come up with!