XenoShyft: Dreadmire Kickstarter Launching January 12th
The Launch Date has been announced! XenoShyft: Dreadmire will go live next week, dear backers!
XenoShyft: Dreadmire brings players back into the NorTec Corporation as they strip mine another planet... Read more
Consolidated Dreadmire Spoilers
Backers! Its the new year, and with it we'll soon be plunging into the world of XenoShyft: Dreadmire. We've been gradually spoiling some new cards over the last few... Read more
The Hive Expansion Available Now
Dreadmire will soon be upon us, dear backers, but looking for something to tide you over while you wait?
Introducing the release of The Hive Expansion for XenoShyft: Onslaught!
This... Read more
Xenoshyft: Dreadmire Coming in January!
We're proud to announce that the next installment of the Xenoshyft universe will be coming in January, dear backers!
Join us then as we delve into the world of Xenoshyft:... Read more
Jack Vasel Charity Auction: Make Your Own Hero Card
Every been playing Xenoshyft and thought "Man I wish I could be in that world! Fighting aliens, having cool weapons... NOT dying horribly!"
Well now you have your chance. As... Read more
Xenoshyft Game Night Kit #1 Available Soon!
Players! We are proud to announce the end of this month will see the release of Xenoshyft's first GAME NIGHT KIT.
What is a Game Night Kit? Well it is... Read more
Grafting Lab Expansion Coming Soon to Retail
Backers! Missed the Grafting Lab Expansion? Got some friends who are jealous of your multiple appendages?
Fear not! We're very proud to announce the Grafting Lab will soon be coming... Read more
Xenoshyft for Android Available Now!
Hot off the heels of our iOS launch, here is XenoShyft for your Android Device!
Get it here for 60%, for a limited time only!
XenoShyft Onslaught, The iOS Game, Available Now!
Take the thrill of Xenoshyft with you on the go with the new XenoShyft iOS game!
Not only that, but to celebrate its launch we're offering the game at... Read more
Announcing: Xenoshyft: Dreadmire Playtest
Backers! Michael Shinall, Lead Designer for Xenoshyft here, and I have quite the announcement for you...
As some of you may remember, at the end of the XenoShyft: Onslaught campaign... Read more
XenoShyft: News Update 5-21-2015
New Zealand and Australian Shipping Reminder
Hello New Zealand and Australia Backers,
This update is a reminder to New Zealand and Australian Backers who have received the wrong pledge. If you have not read update #65,... Read more
New Zealand and Australian Shipping Issue Update
Hello New Zealand and Australia Backers,
I have a very important shipping update today:
After a thorough investigation we have concluded that the shipping issues we've had in your region... Read more
XenoShyft’s Great Big Bug Give Away!
Casey here. I really, really, really love XenoShyft! I think XenoShyft is the “tops!" I've been sold on it since day one! I’ve begged NorTec for an opportunity... Read more
Fulfillment Update and How to Handle Parts Request 4-17-2015
It has been a few weeks since our last update, so we wanted to take a minute to bring the Backers up to speed. To begin, the... Read more
Fulfillment Update - April 3rd, 2015
We have a lot in motion this week and wanted to take a minute to provide an update for XenoShyft.
For the USA Hub, which ships directly... Read more
Fulfillment Update 3/30/2015
Good news, everyone! We have begun shipping XenoShyft from the USA Hub, and we’ve also confirmed that the Australia Hub and the APAC Hub have begun shipping. Many... Read more
Shipping Update 3/4/2015
We are pleased to announce that we have updated shipping information for USA, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and APAC.
With the recent west coast shipping issues, it... Read more
Shipping information and Sourcebook Video
We made a comment earlier, but I wanted to re-post what information we currently have regarding backer fulfillment. ALSO, we have a sweet video to show off the... Read more
Shipping Update 2/6/2015
Hello dear backers,
I wanted to come give you a quick update about the status of Xenoshyft's shipping. As we mentioned in the 1/23/2015 update a container with Xenoshyft is... Read more
Update + Addon Spotlight (1/23/15)
Hey guys! Here with a small update for you guys.
First off, shipping: We're waiting to hear back from our Chinese manufacturer about just when the shipment will be arriving... Read more
Please Finalize Pledge Manager (1/15/15)
Backers, we're nearing the end of the line, and part of that includes finalizing your pledge manager!
Please have your Pledge Manager completed and submitted no later than Sunday, January... Read more
Shipping Update + Content Pictures (1/8/2015)
Hello guys, here with a few updates for you:
So, as we previously talked about, December was a rather unfortunate month for us (CMON) when it came to shipping. The... Read more
Happy New Years From NorTec
Greeting <NorTec Employee Number #XXXXXX>,
NorTec would like to wish you a festive New Years. Please take your corporate-allotted time to celebrate this NorTec approved holiday with your... Read more
The Xenoshyft Pledge Manager is Live!
Xenoshyfts Pledge Manager is live. You should have received and e-mail with your link to your Pledge Manager. With the Pledge Manager you will be able to select your... Read more
Shipping Update (12/23/2014)
Shipping Update (12/08/14)
Hey guys, Mr. Black here with an update on Shipping and the Pledge Manager.
Alright, so first up, the Pledge Manager- A lot have been asking for Shipping Costs so... Read more
Playmat + Miniature Scale Picture
Just a quick update this morning to show off the playmat everyone is getting, along with the Ajax and Defender miniatures on them for size reference.
Note that the cards... Read more
Production Update (11/10/2014)
Hello backers! Mr. Black here, and just stopping in with a small Update for everyone.
So got word from our production department and manufacturer- everything is running smoothly. They anticipate... Read more
Production Update (10/30/14)
Mr. Black here, dear backers, and I have another update for you guys!
First off, here are some shots of the Ajax and Defender models:
For reference, the Ajax is... Read more
Production Update (10/10/2014)
Backers! Mr. Black here, and I finally have some news to give you guys.
First, in case anyone did not see before in the comments, I wanted to apologize for... Read more
A Quick Update
Hello backers! Mr. Black here, and I apologize that it's been so long since we've had a chat :(
The last few months have been super busy for us here... Read more
ONSLAUGHT CANNOT BE STOPPED!
Mr. Black here with a midweek update, dear backers! I and many of the CoolMini Staff will be attending DragonCon this weekend and thus I wanted to leave you this... Read more
Onslaught Has Arrived...
Players, Mr. Black here, and I want you all to know... You scare me... You really, really do...
So near the end of our Kickstarter we had you guys create... Read more
Correction on Pledge Manager!
Hey guys, Mr. Black here, and I was just informed by our production techs that I slipped up!
Turns out the Pledge Manager will be released MONDAY, not today/late yesterday... Read more
Pledge Manager Is A Go!
Backers! Mr. Black here, and I'm just stopping in to let you know our Pledge Manager is up and ready to go! It will be live shortly (within the next... Read more
Grafting Lab Expansion Spoilers!
Backers! Mr. Black here, and today we're taking a look at the Grafting Lab expansion!
Before we get too deep into it, however, two bits for you:
1. The Pledge... Read more
Psychogenics Lab Expansion Spoiler
Backers! Mr. Black here, and let's take a look at some spoilers for the Psychogenics Lab expansion!
Psychogenics, the research into the untapped potential of the human mind. Through the... Read more
Defender Mini Render!
Backers! Mr. Black here! And I've got a (comparatively) small Update for you today (bigger one coming Friday :) )
Today we got in our renders of the DEFENDER EXO-SUIT ... Read more
Item Card Updates (Pt. 2) and Lane Cards
Mr. Black here, dear backers, and it occurred to me that we haven't show you guys the updated Lane Cards (which were slightly altered from waaaay back at the beginning... Read more
Item Card Updates
Hello backers! Mr. Black here, and I have another update for you!
So while we're moving a head on production, we've been pouring over backer comments and ideas to improve... Read more
Holiday Is Over. The Terror Returns!
Mr. Black here, dear backers, and I have a few art updates for you today:
First up, the last two unlocked Hive enemies: The Gore Mosquito and the Deathmaw:... Read more
Surveys Sent Out! Please Fill It Out ASAP! Late Pledge Available!
We're happy to announce that the surveys have gone out! Please check your email box for the survey and fill it out as soon as possible. The sooner we... Read more
Friday Update! And It's Gorey...
Mr. Black here, and we're streaming along with getting those final few art pieces done. In the meantime, here is a 75% completion of the Gore Mosquito, and a continuing... Read more
Midweek Update: Some WiP Pieces.
Mr. Black here, dear backers, and this will be a rather simple update, just a few items to show off today, not much:
...Oh, wait, what's the opposite of that?... Read more
Monday Update: Card Text, Commanders, Stealth Suits, and More!
Backers! Our artists have been hard at work crafting the remaining pieces, and I'm here to report we're one step closer to completion!
First up, we have the NorTec Field... Read more
The End of All Things... and New Beginnings.
Mr. Black here, dear Backers, and we've reached the end of our journey. Fourteen days, $242, 838 funded by you, our loyal supporters.
I'm proud of you, I really am.... Read more
A Surprise For You... Full Art Boss Cards!!
Players! Mr. Black here! And as I said in the last update, we've been scrambling to find something AWESOME to give you guys... and We found it :)
At the... Read more
Infestation Pack Unlocked and... The Dawn of the End.
Backers! Mr. Black here, and the $210,000 goal has been met, meaning the Infestation Pack has been UNLOCKED!
All backers will be receiving four Deathmaw, Gore Mosquitoes, and Grave Titan Tarantulas!... Read more
6 Player Add-On Pack Available! Plus... Glimpses of the Future...
Mr. Black here with a nice midnight update for you guys! We just passed $200,000 and I am very proud of you!
First up, we've had a number of players... Read more
Backers! Mr. Black here, and our artist has been super busy powering into creating the last pieces of art for the remaining cards.
This was just too cool (or unsettling?)... Read more
$185k Breached! Reinforcements Pack #3 Items Art Revealed! Just Over 24 Hours Left!
We've breached the $185k stretch goal and the momentum is steadily growing! All NorTec Commander level pledges will be receiving Reinforcements Pack #3!
And as mentioned in the title,... Read more
$160,000 Breached. Begin Final Extraction.
Backers! Mr. Black here, and I cannot possibly express to you all how proud I am of you!
***Sorry about the delay, dear backers, we actually had a damn power... Read more
48 Hours to Go... New Research Authorized!
Players! Mr. Black here, and we're entering the final 48 Hours of our campaign... And of course I have a little surprise for you :)
Psychogenics, the research into the... Read more
She's Got Her Eye On You...
Backers! The art for the recently unlocked Scout Sniper has been delivered to us!
Here she is, in all her glory:
We're closely approaching the next Stretch Goal, dear Backers,... Read more
$135,000 Shattered. Onward, to Victory!
We've just breached the $135,000 Stretch Goal, Backers!
What that means is all backers will be receiving 1 of each of the cards shown above, except the Scout Sniper-... Read more
Saturday Update: XenoShyft Source Book + Backer Reward
Backers! Mr. Black here, and it's a lovely Saturday morning on planet R72a12! We have a super-clear 32% visibility rating, the Xenosathem hauls are continuing to come in by the... Read more
A Look Into The Hive (Plus Bonus Content!)
Backers! Mr. Black here, once again, and this update is to show you the menagerie of horrors that are The Hive.
WAVE 1 HIVE ENEMIES
WAVE 2 HIVE ENEMIES
and... Read more
Reinforcements Are On the Way! + Questionable Ethics
Backers! Mr. Black here, and we've stormed past the $115,000 Stretch Goal, meaning everyone is getting a set of the latest Experimental Items:
So far you guys have been absolutely... Read more
Rulebook and Card Spoilers!
Hello backers! Mr. Black here, and today I have a very special update for you.
First up, here is a direct link to the Prototype XenoShyft Rulebook! Please note that... Read more
Stretch Goal and Optional Buy Menus posted to the front page.
We've posted a banner showing every currently unlocked stretch goal to the XenoShyft Kickstarter page. This is an easy way to see all the stuff you get with each... Read more
We've just smashed the $100,000 mark, and you know what that means, backers!
All backers are now getting their very own copies of the Prototype "Spark Torrent" Assault Rifle, RDM... Read more
Massive Update: Optional Buys, Icons, and More!
Alright guys, we've been hard at work prepping another update for you guys after hitting last night's Stretch Goal!
First up, here are some Kickstarter Icons for you guys:
Now... Read more
$85,000 Stretch Goals Unlocked!
Backers! We've just hit our $85,000 Stretch-Goal this early, early morning (Well, early by local CMoN time anyway).
Mr. Black here, the CMoN resident "robot who doesn't sleep", and regardless... Read more
$75,000 Reached! Experimental Research Authorized + Game Play Video!
We've hit $75,000, which means the latest stretch goal has been unlocked:
Every backer will now receive a set of the Kickstarter Exclusive hero cards Major "Killer Whale" Clay, Brigadier... Read more
XenoShyft Onslaught Testimonials and NorTec Troop Card Spoilers!
Commanders! Mr. Black here, Lead Developer of XenoShyft! And I have a very special update for you!
So a few weeks back (May 23-25 to be specific) we had our... Read more
65k Reached! Another Stretch Goal Unlocked!
We've broken the $65k mark so we're unlocking 1 Wave 2 Hive Boss card and 1 Wave 3 Hive Boss card for all boxes of XenoShyft Onslaught!
We're only... Read more
$60k Reached! Next Two Stretch Goals Revealed! Optional Buys! Game Mechanics Video!
We've hit our $60k stretch goal! So all NorTec Commander level backers will be receiving the Kickstarter exclusive Foil Alternative Art Captain Echo Hero Card!
Two New Stretch Goals!... Read more
Number 2 on KickTraq!
I just wanted to swing in and thank everyone for their support! Because of your backing and help getting the word out about this exciting project, we're number... Read more
$50k Reached! Bile Roach Unlocked!
We've unlocked another stretch goal! Now all boxes of XenoShyft Onslaught will receive an additional Wave 1 Hive Boss card, the Bile Roach! That means there will be two... Read more
$45k Reached! Next Stretch Goal Revealed!
We've unlocked another stretch goal! That means all boxes of XenoShyft Onslaught will be getting the Barracks Division card!
Since the backers keep joining, and the stretch goals keep... Read more
Stretch Goal Unlocked! Command Center Now Available Commander!
We just hit the $40K mark! So we're unlocking the next stretch goal: the Command Center Division Card will now be added to all boxes!
As you already know,... Read more
Another Stretch Goal Unlocked! The Next Two Stretch Goals Announced!
We’ve unlocked another stretch goal, and as such, we’re ready to announce, not just the next stretch goal, but the next TWO stretch goals! But first, let's take a... Read more
First stretch goal unlocked! Next one at $35k!
Thanks to your continued support and spreading the word, we've unlocked our fist stretch goal, which means all boxes will be getting upgraded Ability and Health Markers from cardboard... Read more
XenoShyft Is Funded!
Thank you for your support! We funded in less than an hour! The momentum is still going strong, so with that in mind we're ready to reveal our first... Read more