Weekly Update #38
The Journey Ends
Nearly a year ago we started a partnership with 852 strangers (not everyone was a stranger, but you know what I mean) from all over... Read more
Weekly Update #37
So here we are. Our second to last update for this campaign. To date, we have made a total of 53 updates, 36 of which was made after... Read more
Weekly Update #36
Shipping & Fulfilment
All of the rewards have been sent out. This concludes our shipping and fulfilment phase of the project and we are now looking at wrapping up the... Read more
Weekly Update #35
Alistair and I are happy to announce that majority of the games have been fulfilled. We've had reports from backers all over the world confirming they've got the package,... Read more
Weekly Update #34
UK/INT & AUS: Complete
North America:As if holding up our shipment at the LA port for 3 weeks wasn't enough, now the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)... Read more
Weekly Update #33
After weeks of waiting, and waiting…. and waiting, the shipping component is done. Let's have a look at where we stand.
USA:We can confirm that the shipment cleared... Read more
Weekly Update #32
This week pace has picked up a little as all involved parties are getting back into the swing of things. We are oh-so-close to reaching the end of the shipping tunnel.... Read more
Weekly Update #31
Happy holidays everyone! It's been a typical scorching hot holiday this season here in Australia.
USA– Goods have cleared customs. The freight forwarder should be making arrangements... Read more
Weekly Update #30
It has been another reasonably uneventful week, and frankly the only thing that matters at this stage of the campaign is fulfilment. So let's get down to it:
Shipping Update... Read more
Weekly Update #29
ASIA – Status: Complete
USA– The container was finally unloaded this week (hurray for progress…) However, our container is still with customs and awaiting discharge. We've had... Read more
Weekly Update #28
ASIA – All packages were sent out last week. If you haven't received your copy by this time next week please let us know.
USA – Based on... Read more
Weekly Update #27
First packages have arrived
It looks like Asian backers have started receiving their copies. Congratulations to all our Taiwanese backers and Alison Shaw from Hong Kong for being among the... Read more
Weekly Update #26
This week's update is all about shipping.
Earlier this week the game arrived in Taiwan and all Asia bound copies were dispatched on Friday. Aside from the... Read more
Weekly Update #25
There's not a lot of news with shipping this week. Everything is still on schedule and we're still awaiting Marjorie to get back to us on the UK and... Read more
Weekly Update #24
As we're now well into the shipping stage of the project, news will start to slow down from week to week until the games have arrived at each of the... Read more
Weekly Update #23
Production is finally complete!
The image above was sent to us from the manufacturer earlier this week. They were in the process of shrink wrapping each game. There are... Read more
Weekly Update #22
Advance production copies arrived on Friday. Alistair and I couldn't be more excited! Without further ado, here's what the game looks like:
Here's the game with the contents... Read more
Weekly Update #21
This week we have good news! As promised, our manufacturer messaged us yesterday and mentioned that several batches of production copies are done. They plan on sending a carton to... Read more
Weekly Update #20
This week we had a number of exchanges with the manufacturer, though none of it is particularly interesting to talk about. All is to say, everything is going swimmingly.
For... Read more
Weekly Update #19
There's not a lot to update this week.
October 1st to 7th is a big national holiday in China, called "Golden Week". We won't hear back from the manufacturer until... Read more
Weekly Update #17
This weeks update will be a snappy one. Although plenty is going on in the background, there isn't much to report.
Thermoformed Plastic Insert
As mentioned last week, we have... Read more
Weekly Update #16
This week, we organised the remaining pre-production steps with the manufacturer and began the next step with shipping and fulfilment preparation.
Each week Alistair and I have several lengthy... Read more
Weekly Update #15
Alistair and I had the rare opportunity to take it easy this week and we both discovered the beauty of sleep. I dreamt for the first time in a long... Read more
Weekly Update #14
Everything Digital is Done!
Alistair and I spent this past week making adjustments to the artwork assets to manufacturer's specification. We've also fixed a few minor mistakes that you guys... Read more
Weekly Update #13
This week we edge even closer to mass production, with a couple more important milestones having been reached.
White Box Progress
During the week the manufacturer informed us the white... Read more
Weekly Update #12
Another week already? As always we've been hard at work making sure we had something interesting to share.
This week we finalised the game specification with the manufacturer... Read more
Weekly Update #11
This week, Alistair flew down to the Gold Coast. We worked together on a week-long marathon to get the final version of the game done.
Playtesting and Polish
It's been... Read more
Weekly Update #10
Apologies for being several hours behind schedule. This week is a doozy. We've been working on this update over the entire weekend!
Rise of the Planet of the APE Games... Read more
Weekly Update #9
As always, it's been a busy week. The core game has been complete for a week now and we've been able to introduce the game to both new and veteran... Read more
Weekly Update #8
The design phase of the game is quickly coming to a close as we're only a couple of weeks away from finishing everything up. There are only three pieces of... Read more
Weekly Update #7
Another week, and another update. Lets see what we've been up to this week.
This week we are now entering the white box sample stage with our manufacturer. For... Read more
Weekly Update #6
We are now discussing the requirements and specifications for the artwork with our manufacturer. Over the next 3 weeks Alistair and I will be doing the final design layouts so we... Read more
Weekly Update #5
Print and Play
This week's update is an important one. While Nick was busy working on the final piece of the artwork, Alistair and I worked on the final power... Read more
Weekly Update #4
This week, we held off committing to our manufacturer until we've resolved our situation with the acrylic markers.
Alistair spent a good deal of time this past week... Read more
Weekly Update #3
Negotiations with the manufacturer are nearly finished. There is one last thing remain that we need to make a decision on. So let's talk about this 'one last thing... Read more
Weekly Update #2
Another week down, here's what we've been up to.
Alistair has been hard at work liaising with manufacturers to clarify our game specifications. As it stands we are only... Read more
Pre-orders are up
It's only been a couple days since we last posted an update. Don't worry, we're still sticking to the weekly schedule, but this particular news is overdue and many have... Read more
Weekly Update #1: Re-energise & Re-focus
Greetings backers. Welcome to our first weekly update. In an effort to keep everyone in the loop, Alistair and I will be posting an update each week covering the progress... Read more
Thank You Kickstarter!
Thirty days ago Alistair and I pressed the "go" button on what would become one of the most intense months of our lives. Who knew what we would be in... Read more
Final final stretch goal reward. Really.
Our Last Stretch Goal
We were serious when we said the acrylic marker was our last stretch goal but you guys are just so hungry for more. That and also,... Read more
Stretch Goals Unlocked: 5-6 Player & Government Sector Expansion
I don't even know where to begin. We just had our biggest day of the entire campaign, clocking in at over $3,000! And with around 30 hours still left you guys... Read more
Stretch Goal Unlocked - Player Mat
Wow! You guys did it again. Thanks for banding together and getting the Player Mat stretch goal unlocked!
In the CEO Mini Expansion unlock update we hinted at what was... Read more
Stretch Goal Unlocked - CEO Mini Expansion
A huge thanks to everyone for unlocking the CEO Mini Expansion stretch goal!
CEOs add an extra flair to the gameplay and a face to your power company. A CEO... Read more
A Little Something for Our Backers
Remember the small surprises we hinted at?
We've been talking to the manufacturer a fair bit over the last few days, exercising my rusty Chinese "speaking muscles" to ensure we... Read more
Stretch Goal Unlocked – Power Plant Mini Expansion
Thanks again to everyone for unlocking the Power Plant Mini Expansion stretch goal!
First, here is a quick Power Plant refresher.
They form the core of your grid, taking in... Read more
Stretch Goal Unlocked – Advanced Agendas Mini Expansion
Thanks to all our backers for unlocking the Advanced Agenda Stretch Goal!
In this update, we'll highlight the base Corporate Agenda cards and the Advanced Agenda Card mini expansion stretch... Read more
The last 2 weeks has been a crazy experience for both myself and Alistair. This is our first Kickstarter project and we really had no idea what to expect. We... Read more
Gameplay Demo Video + New Rules
What a week it has been! We've blasted through the "Kickstarter Slump" and now sit at 90% funded. Hopefully we will be fully funded within the next couple of... Read more
Progress Update #3: EU Friendly Shipping
Great news for our EU backers (and those planning on becoming EU backers). We have approached a number of EU based fulfilment and distribution companies and after much deliberation and... Read more
Progress Update #2: In the Pipeline
I just want to give everyone an update on what we've got in the pipeline. Plenty of exciting stuff has been happening but we're not quite ready to publish them... Read more
First up, we'd like to thank our backers for helping us reach 59% in 5 days! We're amazed by the response and we're grateful for the opportunity to share with... Read more
Our first social stretch goal unlocked!
Firstly, a little housekeeping. We're currently at day 4 of our campaign and we're already over 40% funded! Thanks to many of our tireless backers for helping us spread the... Read more
Progress Update #1: A flying start!
What an amazing 24 hours it has been! A massive thank you to everyone who has backed us so far. We never imagined the project would get off to such... Read more
Our little launch party!
I'd like to thank every member of our gaming group that came to support our campaign. It was a fun and exhilarating night!