Robot Turtles latest: Target in Fargo, and why that matters
I can't believe it's been more than a year since the crazy Robot Turtles adventure started. All sorts of amazing things have been happening, but let me tell you the... Read more
Robot Turtles is on the front page of the New York Times
Hello, incredible Robot Turtles backers. You know I've already said that you made something amazing and special happen. You know that 25,000 families and schools from around the globe have... Read more
With the holidays around the corner, news both good and bad
After many, many weeks of frantic shipping, spread-sheeting, laser-ing, and not sleeping very much-ing, we're at the end of the road. Packages that are going to arrive by Dec 24... Read more
Robot Turtles have left the building. Well, the first 50 or so copies, in any case.
Backers with validated addresses ship first. So before I go any further: please do... Read more
It's Robot Turtles time!
I have been having so much fun with Robot Turtles the past week that it's kind of ridiculous. Custom prints! Amazing illustrations for the pick-your-own-path book! A visit from the... Read more
Production is underway
I've been keeping backers up to date with email, but from time to time, I want to post an update here to keep EVERYONE up to date. And what a... Read more
Welcome to the afterlife
Changes are afoot! Now that the campaign is done and we're entering the afterlife, here's what I have in mind.
Keeping in touch (or not)
1) I may send you... Read more
I'm a nitwit. I had this all written up yesterday and forgot to hit "Send!" So you get a double tonight.
I love what Carly at Ubooly is... Read more
Proofs are here!
But before we get to that:
If I don't have your survey today, you may not get your reward.
I'm talking to DeLano multiple times a day. The final cutoff... Read more
Seattle meetup is on
I'm excited to hang out with some of you in Seattle this Wednesday. And here's an upgrade to the event: it's going to be cosponsored by Golem Arcana, one of... Read more
24 tons of assorted paper products
You have been a part of something truly amazing.
I've worked on a lot of projects over the years. Some of them have been behemoths that touched (or banged in... Read more
Why you shouldn't back this game
Today is the final day of the campaign, and what an amazing journey it's been. 25 days ago I was deeply worried I wouldn't be able to find great homes... Read more
The last and final stretch goal
(I'm not going to call it the "home stretch" because that would be a pun too terrible for words).
Well, we did it. It may have seemed a little crazy... Read more
You may not have noticed, but we hit an amazing milestone
That's right: this morning, this very morning, was the first day that you woke up without a new backer update. Isn't that incredible? Dan got to bed before 4am and... Read more
We decided to divide and conquer for part of the afternoon: my son stayed home with Mom reading books, while my daughter and I went out for "coffee" at our... Read more
Welcome new backers! It has been an amazing Kickstarter campaign, and it's coming to a close in just 5 days. In this update, I thought I'd take a minute to... Read more
Unlocked the $400,000 stretch goal. Unveiled the $500,000.
I've spent every waking moment the past few weeks amazed by the wonderful support that this little summer project has received. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
If you're new... Read more
Well that was a heck of a day
The amazing support for this campaign just has not stopped! Today Robot Turtles raised a whopping $60,000, more than any day since the campaign started, and rocketing us closer to... Read more
New stretch goal!
A bug in the game
Now you've gone and done it. We've reached $300,000 (wait, pinch me: $300k?!?!) and found a bug.
This bug, to be precise:
There's just one... Read more
First picture from the ebook
Free stuff for Thank-You Turtlers
As you know, I've added a beautifully illustrated pick-your-own-path ebook to the Thank-You Turtlelevel and above (and the text-only version to every backer). This... Read more
Introducing Robot Turtles: Laser Edition!
Look at the time! I mean literally, look at the time. Last night I sent out an update with broken links and the wrong Jordan at 4am (fixed now). I'm... Read more
New Pledge Level!
- New pledge level
- Here's a cool number
- Stuff you get for free already
- SNEAK PEEKS
I have something really fun to add. As you know, there's a couple of... Read more
Stretch goal unlocked, now look out for bugs!
What a fun update to write...
- New stretch goal
- New rewards at all levels
- Robot Turtles community is open
- There go the limited rewards
- More playtesting
- Project spotlight: Poppy3D ... Read more
Prints by award-winning illustrator Matthew Cordell
I am incredibly excited to share a new reward with you: limited edition giclee prints by award-winning children's book illustrator, Matthew Cordell, signed by the artist! Matt's famous for illustrating... Read more
Two weeks until Robot Turtles goes out of print
Just a short update this evening to thank you so much for your help yesterday. I asked you to let your local media know about Robot Turtles, and you came... Read more
$250,000 stretch goal: Puddles!
I have been working like mad with my manufacturer to see what we can do to squeeze some extra awesome out of the game for stretch goals, and I've finally... Read more
Turtle Parents Speak Out
Two Robot Turtles parents posted articles today about their experience playtesting the games with their kid. Wondering what that adorable 3-year-old girl in the video was up to with her... Read more
$200,000 stretch goal announced!
Don't worry - stretch goal is below. Go ahead, scroll down, read it. I understand. I'll be waiting up here when you're done.
Last week I asked for help... Read more
Robot Turtles is officially fun for grownups
As you may remember from our previous update, I've been working on a set of rules to make Robot Turtles great to play for grownups and older kids, called Galapagos... Read more
Robot Turtles: Galapagos Rules
Robot Turtles for Grownups
Your fantastic support has unlocked the "grownup" rule set of Robot Turtles! Hereafter called "Robot Turtles: Galapagos" (thanks to Brad O'Farrell for the idea), it makes... Read more
Norah link - 3rd try is a charm
Sigh. Kickstarter put the terminal period in the link, which broke it.
Updated Norah link
Quick update: the link you just got in the email is broken (although it's fixed on the website); it should be
Meet Norah, a little programmer
First things first: we hit the $150,000 stretch goal! That means that, in addition to the standard rules, you're going to get an alternate set of "grownup rules" that makes... Read more
I had a wonderful day today offline with my family and the project has been busy while I was gone! Your continuing support has been awesome, and we're just $5k... Read more
My daughter says it better than I could
"Daddy, how many people got Robot Turtles?"
"Two thousand, five hundred, thirty two."
"OK, can you hold up fingers to remind me when I say it so I... Read more
This face says it all
Today, during dinner, the twins and I counted to 100 together. Then I asked my kids if they wanted to do it again, and they said no. Then I asked... Read more
Robot Turtles are coming
Wow! It's been 3.5 hours, and at $15k, Robot Turtles is past the halfway mark. I'm truly grateful for your support. I was not expecting this level of excitement!
And... Read more