Christmas in July! GameDocks Now Shipping
I am pleased to announce that GameDocks are now rolling off the assembly line!
Technically, our first GameDock (using our final production board prototype) shipped out weeks ago to official sponsor Big Hill Software's Brad O'Hearne. He was able to show it off at WWDC to interested onlookers, including Stuff Magazine, which called it "brilliant."
Our first micro-batch of boards successfully passed all tests yesterday, allowing us to start assembling and shipping GameDocks. Those first GameDocks will ship out Friday (7/26) morning. A second set will ship early next week. After that, the goal is to ramp things up quickly as there are over 360 units to ship out.
GameDocks will be shipped in the order promised during the campaign. Sponsors and $150-tier backers will get their docks first, followed by the $125 and $100-tier backers, and finally the pre-orders from the GameDock.tv website. (Custom wooden docks will arrive somewhere in the middle of the pack, as they take extra time to build.) Every unit will have a serial number that we'll associate with your name and address, such that we can track and ensure everyone receives their reward. And, of course, big-backer Fully Illustrated will get Official Production Unit Number One.
Thanks again to everyone for their support. It has been a wild ride. I hope to write a post-mortem once the dust settles and break down just where the time and money went, along with praise to those that deserve it. This has been an awesome, and humbling, learning experience.