Has Your Original Alien Frontiers Worn Out from Beloved Use?
Then it may be time for a Big Box!
To help celebrate the upcoming 5th anniversary of Alien Frontiers, we've launched the Alien Frontiers Big Box and Galactic Pack
We... Read more
Rocket Dice: The Perfect Alien Frontiers Companion
I just thought you, the original backers for Alien Frontiers, would like to know about a new Kickstarter that I've just launched through my association with GameBits and GameSalute.
Rocket... Read more
Aurora, the multilingual European edition of Alien Frontiers has achieved it's funding goal of 15,000 Euros! Congrats to LocWorks!
There are a few hours left to offer your support and... Read more
Launch! Alien Frontiers for iPad
Please click, take a look, and consider backing our newest version of Alien Frontiers.
Two New Kickstarter Projects from Clever Mojo Games
This evening, a friend of mine asked me what's new, so I told him about how great our new Alien Frontiers: Factions project was doing on Kickstarter. He gave me... Read more
A Few of My Favorite Things
While we're in the process of planning the second printing of Alien Frontiers, I thought I'd take a little time out to share a few of the other projects that... Read more
Would You Buy An Alien Frontiers T-Shirt?
We're running a little poll over on BGG and I thought I'd let y'all know about it as you might want to participate. We're considering making an Alien Frontiers T-Shirt... Read more
Alien Frontiers Giclees
The Kickstarer Reward for backing Alien Frontiers at the $300 level was a 15" x 20" giclee print of the Alien Artifact artwork. About three-quarters of the way through our... Read more
The Art of Alien Frontiers
The Kickstarter Reward for backing Alien Frontiers at the $200 level was an art book showing the evolution of the game art from sketches and ideas, to computer renderings, to... Read more
All Gone Bye Bye
I have now mailed ALL but 6 Kickstarter Rewards.
3 are for the $500 pledgers. Y'all are receiving a piece of original artwork and it's exactly the wrong size for... Read more
The Aliens Have Landed
Wow...busy couple of days. The shipment arrived on Monday, Oct 11th and I've already packed up 110 games for Kickstarter backers. The first batch is going out to the $50... Read more
Alien Frontiers: The End Is Near
So, time for a new update on your favorite retro-future scifi boardgame, Alien Frontiers.
A lot happened last weekend. First, I took Alien Frontiers to ConQuest Oregon, thanks to the... Read more
Alien Frontiers Update
If you want to hear a love letter to Alien Frontiers, just pop over to the Game ON! web site and listen to episode #51. Wow, I think Cody &... Read more
Alien Frontiers on The Dice Tower
While The Dice Tower podcast has not yet done a full review, they did give is a very nice mention in the newly released Episode 182.
The co-host, Eric Summerer,... Read more
Alien Frontiers Update
Hi Everyone. Here's the latest info on Alien Frontiers.
We received six advance copies and five of them went out to reviewers.
Tory claimed the sixth copy.
I sent out... Read more
Two Advance Copies Received...Frakin' Wonderful!
Hi Backers. I want to pass on some great news. We have JUST received two advance copies of our Alien Frontiers game. The fit and finish of the game is... Read more
Alien Frontiers Is Speeding Along
Last night, I received this email from Richard at Panda Games...
"We are in full production mode right now for Alien Frontiers. I believe we should have the... Read more
Who Do You Want To Review Alien Frontiers?
So, Alien Frontiers is at the printers and we're on track for our scheduled mid-October release.
You're already convinced that Alien Frontiers is going to be a great game, but... Read more
Dice Hate Me & Vassal Forge
Two pieces of big Alien Frontiers news for you today.
#1...Chris Kirkman of the Dice Hate Me game news and reviews website contacts us with a request for an interview.... Read more
Demo at Dragon's Lair: July 25th Noon to 5pm
We'll be holding another Alien Frontiers Demo Day at the Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy Store in Bellevue WA on Sunday, July 25th from Noon to 5pm. We'll have at... Read more
Pre-Press Proofs On The Way
[W David MacKenzie]
I received an email from Panda Games Mfg today saying that the component samples and pre-press proofs are on their way to us via FedEx. Should be... Read more
Gamer & Retailer Sell Sheets
I've been working on the sell sheets for Alien Frontiers and I'd like your feedback, either on the design or on ways to get them into the hands of the... Read more
Rockets, and Colonies, and Resources – Oh My!
Had a little activity on the Production and Rewards fronts today.
First we receive this photo of the colony domes and the resource tokens from Panda Game Mfg. Richard Lee... Read more
Pledges Exceed Printing Costs
You marvelous, wonderful, amazing backers have met and exceeded every goal, real and dreamed, for our Alien Frontiers project.
Pledges now exceed the actual cost of printing 1000... Read more
3D Box Mockups
So...less than 17 hours to go...so exciting...so close to the "full printing cost" pledge total. Y'all are amazing!
I made some 3D box mock ups on June 25th.... Read more
Hourly Countdown Begins...
So, I woke up this morning and saw that Kickstarter has gone from counting down the days to counting down the hours. The fund raising portion of the Alien Frontiers... Read more
New Wallpaper...and Only 3 Days Left!
I'm making this update available to everyone to share a little love with those who have not yet jumped onto our spaceship as it gets ready to leave for the... Read more
$10K??? Are You Serious?!?!?
Wow...$10K pledged for Alien Frontiers...That's amazing! Huge Thank Yous go out to each and every one of you.
Friday we'll post the PDF of the rulebook as a Backer's Only... Read more
Play Test Copy for Dragon's Lair Event
I've updated the play test sets that I sent to Dallas Games Marathon last month with all of the most recent art from Mark and designs from Karim. I'll be... Read more
Alien Frontiers: Box Top & Box Bottom
A couple of days ago, I mentioned that our most excellent artist, Mark Maxwell, had submitted the final piece of art for Alien Frontiers. It was something of... Read more
Oh My Goodness...$9,000
You WONDERFUL Backers have just popped us over the $9,000 mark. That's STUPENDOUS!
As a tiny little "Thank You" please accept this new computer monitor wallpaper showing... Read more
Alien Frontiers Demo in Bellevue WA on June 6th
I will be demoing Alien Frontiers at the Dragon's Lair in Bellevue WA at Noon on Sunday, June 6th. Assisting me will be Tom Hillman, a long-time play... Read more
iPhone Wallpaper Day 10
Here's the final iPhone wallpaper and we hope you've enjoyed this tour of the game art.
A Backer wrote in saying the iPhone papers were great...but he didn't... Read more
Victory Lap Update #4: Strawberry Field Generators Forever
We already passed $8000 and 120 backers? That's totally amazing! You guys deserve another update on how the game works, this time on...
Field Generators are... Read more
iPhone Wallpaper Day 6
After blasting you with four updates yesterday I finally heard from someone that it was getting to be too much, so I skipped a day on the iPhone... Read more
More Retro-Future SciFi
At the risk of being called a spammer, I want to take a moment to share something I just found here on Kickstarter..."The Toaster With Two Brains". This... Read more
OK Backers...More Beauty Shots
As promised...here are all the pics from Karim's test print of his design work. Remember, this is just to judge how the design looks in physical form. All the wooden... Read more
Alien Frontiers...Graphic Designer's Test Print
Karim, as I've said over and over again, is doing a great job at giving Alien Frontiers a polished and professional graphic make-over. Yesterday he did a test... Read more
Dallas Games Marathon
Last weekend. Alien Frontiers was demonstrated at the Dallas Games Marathon by one of our Kickstarter Backers, Kevin McKenzie (no relation to me). I've asked Kevin to post... Read more
iPhone Wallpaper Day 1
I don't know how many of our backers use iPhones or iPod Touches, but I have an iPhone and I love making wallpapers for it. I spent this... Read more
Victory Lap Update #3: Ain't No Tech like Alien Tech
Alien Tech cards represent fantastical alien devices and allow you to bend the basic game rules. Most alien tech cards have an ability you pay Fuel to use... Read more
Alien Tech Card Tweak
Just a quick update tonight. After two of our backers commented on the text alignment on the Alien Tech cards we took the matter to Karim and he agreed. The... Read more
How Did You Find Our Kickstarter Project?
We're so glad you found our Alien Frontiers project on Kickstarter.com and decided to give us your backing. We'd like to find more people like you who might... Read more
Alien Frontiers: Cards and Counters
As promised, here are the before (by David MacKenzie) and after (by Karim Chakroun) designs for the cards and counters used in Alien Frontiers.
Field Generators: These "rule... Read more
Newest Icon Board
[David MacKenzie] Thank you all for your feedback on the icon and text board designs. The consensus seems to be the icons are the way to go with text added... Read more
Victory Lap Update #2: Know your Orbital Facilities
So you want to know what those weird stations in orbit around the planet do? You've come to the right place!
Surrounding the planet are a... Read more
Your Opinion Is Needed!
As we get closer to production, we need to make choices about the final look of the game board. Karim Chakroun, the graphic designer who created the most recent box... Read more
New Box Design
Karim Chakroun, a professional designer, came to us and asked for a chance to re-work the box design a little. We told him to go ahead and show us what... Read more
Victory Lap Update #1: How is this Game Played?
Success! I think it's totally awesome how fast Alien Frontiers met its goal. And it's all because of you!
To celebrate, I'm going to start posting weekly updates... Read more
I just wanted to let everyone know that the $5,000 goal has been achieved!!!
My heartfelt thanks go out to each and every backer on our project. Your... Read more
The Dice Tower
I know...I know...two updates in one day is overkill...but I just wanted to share some good news.
A few days ago, one of our backers, Conor Egan, commented... Read more
Would You Buy This Game?
I finally figured out the secret to CMYK printing...SATURATION! What looks good on screen, looks like some crazy messed-up drug trip when you print it out. But decrease the saturation... Read more
Cover Mockup v2
After Chad's helpful critique I went back to the drawing board (well, Photoshop, actually) and tried again. Let me know what you think of this version of the... Read more
Working On The Box Design
I started working on the box design for Alien Frontiers this evening and thought I'd show you what I've come up with so far. Tory hasn't even seen... Read more
What's in the Box?
For those of you curious about what exactly comes in a copy of Alien Frontiers, here are the contents:
-One (1) 20"X20" four-fold game board
-One (1) scoring track
-Twenty... Read more
Some people have been asking to know more about how the game works. I prepared a brief summary that was posted over on boardgamegeek.com, but I thought it... Read more
It's been a little less than a full day since I hit that LAUNCH button and already we've got 18 backers and pledges totaling $2,050. I'm astonished at... Read more
Wow, it's really launched!
It is odd and surreal to see a project you've been working for so long within the safe confines of your family and friends presented to the world... Read more
I just pushed the LAUNCH button on our Kickstarter project to fund the printing of the Alien Frontiers board game designed by Tory Niemann with art by Mark... Read more