The Road to Publishing
It’s been just over a month since our last update, and so much has been happening! August was our chance to rest and relax post-campaign, and whilst we managed to get some of that in we were still quietly busy finalizing the last details and checking the various proofs with our manufacturer before submitting the final production approval.
Those of you following us on Facebook will have seen our happy little graphic tracking our progress so far, as well as the various updates along the way. We received another one this week, and thought this would be fun to share with you guys here:
The first Box decal prints are done, and they’re looking amazing! The guys and gals at Trefl will continue to send us picture updates of the production process as it continues, so look out for more of these in the coming weeks. Regarding expected delivery to us, we’ve got the first week of October penciled in and that’s looking pretty promising.
On the note of production schedules, we’re starting to receive our first batch of stretch goal and additional reward orders. The custom BARPIG dice from CHESSEX have arrived, and they look absolutely amazing! We teased a few photos on Instagram (where we always sneak preview our work) as well as a quick update on our Facebook page. Just yesterday we received samples of the turn-keeper coins, and the detailing is beautiful on these. We’ve accepted the quality and materials, and production will take about 2 weeks for those.
Meanwhile we’ve started updating our website, as well as getting stickers printed for future product promotion and sales. On that note, we’ve got a special little extra goody for you guys which we’ll be including with your pack when we dispatch them.
On top of all this, we’re fast approaching our first major convention; Essen Spiel in the end of October. BARPIG will be featured at the New Releases press day on Wednesday, and from 10am on Thursday everyone will be able to visit BARPIG’s booth, a real life medieval tavern complete with a bar! We’ve got some amazing plans on how to dress the final bits and pieces in our booth, and we can’t wait to share all the fun via photo and video. If you’re coming to Spiel please do drop by, we always love meeting our backers! We’re in Hall 6 Booth F102.
This brings us to our other upcoming events. Firstly we’ll be joining the guys and gals at Black Box Adventures (BBA) and Dumee Gamer. It’s the release party for BBA’s Kickstarter project Frutti di Mare in Roermond, the Netherlands. Expect an afternoon of great games with Frutti di Mare taking center stage. Details on Facebook:
Then two weeks later the guys at Four Horseman Games are going to hold their second PopinnPlay event in Amsterdam on Saturday October 14th, and we’ll be there again alongside loads of other fun board games, mobile games, mobile device games, and great food and drink offerings. It’s all in an indoor park, so no matter the weather we’re going to have a blast. If you are in the area, do drop by… we might have a very special extra something we’ll be bringing along. Details on Facebook via this link.
We’ve also signed up to be at Spellenspektakel in Eindhoven again this year on the weekend of November 18th and 19th (Details available here on our Facebook page), and are eyeing the possibility of joining in at Spel Antwerpen two weeks after that. That’ll wrap up convention season for 2017, but we’ll be looking very eagerly towards everywhere we could go in 2018. We’re looking at you North America and Canada!
Again all event details can be found in our Facebook Page in the Events section.
We did mention we’ve been busy! We’ll try and get the next update to you a little sooner next time round, expect that to happen once the games have arrived and we start dispatching them to you. Alternatively, depending on the dates, we may even be announcing a special event just before that.
As always you can stay tuned via:
- News and updates on our Facebook Page
- Latest Events also on our Facebook Page - Events
- All our updates and chatter on our Twitter
- Behind-the-scenes and Gameplay shots on our Instagram
- Our BAR-Pig's life moments on our Snapchat
And until then, keep questing you fine BARPIGs!
~Johno & Phil