We have left the PandaGM factories!
This evening, I received official word that all copies of Lift Off! Get me off this Planet! have shipped out of the PandaGM factories. Awesome!
As... Read more
Quick Update, Microbadge, Tabletop Deathmatch!
阳光灿烂 - Sunshine around you! <--Chinese New Year Greeting
PandaGM is coming back online, which means shipment from their factories should happen in the next few weeks. They... Read more
Surveys, Shipping Lock, Uber Backers
I'm still waiting for specific packaging and ship date timing post Chinese New Year from PandaGM, but I'm doing everything I can do now to be prepared to... Read more
I have some disappointing news. Despite some previous delays and hiccups, PandaGM had made up great time and was in position to ship pre-Chinese New Year and deliver... Read more
The Advanced Copy!
It is late, but I wanted to get this video up as soon as it uploads (which might take until tomorrow at this hotel speed). Click to watch!... Read more
Happy New Year! - Manufacturing Has Begun!
Happy New Year! A number of fun details today...
Manufacturing has begun!
Yep, Lift Off! Get me off this Planet! is in production at PandaGM.
We are resolving... Read more
Saving The Alieneeples! (3/3)
The final installment of Saving the Alieneeples!
Next week, I'll post the by-names Thank You!
Saving The Alieneeples! (3/3)
Happy New Year!
Saving The Alieneeples! (2/3)
Part 2 of Saving the Alieneeples!
Saving The Alieneeples! (2/3)
Saving The Alieneeples (1/3)
Lift Off! Get me off this Planet!would not have been possible without the fantastic support of Kickstarter backers. Whether it was sharing the campaign, donating a dollar,... Read more
Intermission: BGG Most Anticipated Games, Expansion
Next week I should received an initial print version of the game from PandaGM for review, so this week I wanted to highlight two other things.
BGG 20... Read more
I received the Alieneeple samples from PandaGM! Only option is a video :)
Know someone who might be interested in Lift Off!? Pass along the... Read more
Scheduling, 1st Picture, Alieneeple Pack
The pre-production process continues, so I get to share more!
Things are moving with Panda and they've now provided a more fine point schedule. This should still... Read more
November - Video Update
No major announcements today, but thought it was time to do a video again...
Monster Mansion Promo Card
Payton, a local game maker, approached me to... Read more
Steady Progress and BoardGameGeek
I hope all is well as the weather gets a little colder. For those who celebrate it, I hope you have a fantastic Halloween! My kids are going... Read more
Mega Instructions-Panda-Plan Update
I'm excited today because we had lots of forward progress this week!
We received tons of great feedback and below is updated instructions. This addresses all... Read more
Instruction Feedback Request!
This week I have an important request! Kim and I have finished our pass on the Lift Off! Get me off this Planet!Instruction booklet! This is the... Read more
Remaining Steps in Pre-Production
I hope everyone is doing well this weekend. I've waited a bit to send out this update for two reasons: I wanted to give a more significant progress update... Read more
The SURVEY Reminder
I know this only applies to a small percentage of you at this point, but it is large enough that I wanted to send a mass reminder to ... Read more
Sharing My Passion for Board Games
While I was working at Disney, we would often talk about brand deposits and brand withdrawals. A deposit is when a individual, group, or division creates something... Read more
I hope everyone is gearing up for a great weekend! It drizzled today in California, which is a rare sight during this drought. Social media was alive with... Read more
Lift Off! Pre-Orders
Busy times! Thanks for the amazing box feedback! Next up is the Alieneeples, Dice, and then we're going to tackle the Instructions <-- which I'll be... Read more
Box Feedback...v2 (o.O)
No time to waste - we gots a game to manufacture!
Change lists below. Additional feedback welcome.
Box Changes (Top)
- Vertical side layout added on Miracle side.... Read more
Box Feedback? (O.o)
And with that, the box art is reading for feedback. I still have a few items I've written up to be addressed, but I wanted to get this... Read more
Funds, Survey, Plan
TGIF! Got any good plans? Bit of a lull between summer blockbusters and holiday video games - all that's left is Game Nights!
Well ~90%... Read more
Electric Storm, Box Questions
I received a resounding "Keep the updates coming!," but I'll make sure they are quick and to the point.
I wanted to pass along the final... Read more
Dropped Backers, Survey, Cards
I'm trying to keep everyone in the loop as things happen, but let me know if these are too frequent. Spam is not my intent.
Fortunately, there... Read more
Rollin' Along, Murder Of Crows Overview
Things are rolling along with our preparation for printing. Kim is focusing on the basic assets (board, cards, etc), while I'm finalizing the instruction edits. Once I get... Read more
Backer Feedback FTW!
Having made a ton of video games in my career and having made way more mistakes along the way, I've learned to always have an open ear to... Read more
For the US crew, I hope you are all having a fantastic Labor Day weekend. For the International crew, I hope you are all having an outstanding weekend.... Read more
And Now We Begin!
This has been an utterly unique and amazing experience.
I pulled my thoughts together in the video below.
> Credit Cards Issues: More... Read more
1000 Backers, $50,000, and Custom Dice - Oh My!
Amazing, Incredible, Fantastic. I'm on too little sleep to wrap my head around any of this. I need to gather my thoughts and come back.
We did it... Read more
THE FINAL HOUR!
There is one more hour in this campaign. 60 Minutes. Absolutely enough time for us to hit 1000 Backers, $50,000, Custom Dice, and you know what,... Read more
THE FINAL DAY!
This is it! The FINAL day of the Lift Off! Kickstarter. We are at 876 backers and $43,186. Let's break 1000 backers and $50K!
At this point it is... Read more
We Hit $40K!
We broke our first stretch goal! Flippin' awesome. To celebrate I made a short little video for you guys. Faces are much better, huh?
We are on Backer... Read more
The Final Stretch!
This is it. The Final Stretch! It's time to see how far into the sky we can launch this rocket! There are Alieneeples on the line, folks. We... Read more
$225 To Go!
One of my boys, Evan, decided to wake me up at 6am to start our weekend - at least that kid is darn cute! I checked my email... Read more
$1000 To Go!, Fun With Other Games :)
New Backer? Welcome to Team Awesome™! - Thank you for your support!
We've had three, massive days and are less than $1,000 awayfrom funding!! Will it be... Read more
Amazing Day - Let's Keep The Momentum!
Yesterday was an absolutely huge funding day for Lift Off! We raised over $2,000 making it easily that best day we've had since the opening 3 of the... Read more
Thumb Up Campaign on BGG Review
Here is a great writeup about Lift Off! Get me off this Planet on Board Game Geek by Justin Gortner who played in person at GenCon and... Read more
GenCon Recap and the Road Ahead!
With 9 days to go, we are now in the final stretch of this campaign. Many, many of you have helped keep Lift Off!out of a slump... Read more
The majority of you are not at GenCon right now, but I was hoping you could help me identify the best photo from the show for the Purple... Read more
GenCon 2014 Specifics
The following information can be found at the bottom of the Kickstarter in the FAQ section. That's where I will update with the latest. When I do,... Read more
Papercraft Thank You!!
Today I'm heading off to GenCon! I'm driving my kids to Grand Ma and Granda Pa's house in Woodland, then flying on a redeye out of Sacramento. I... Read more
GenCon! Get me off this Planet :)
We've hit the halfway mark (time-wise) and continue a steady climb to funding: 483backers, $23,160, 66% Funded! Even better, yesterday we funded $1289, which was the second best day... Read more
Hey, You Are All Awesome!
I was working on the Kickstarter today and was struck by how awesome all of you are. Had to just say and send it.
Backer Event Today (CA) and 1-To-Fund
Rockin' work battling back the Kickstarter slump! 406 Backers, $19,609, 56% Funded! More impressive, we've managed to keep pledges above $1K / Day! That's a... Read more
49%, South Bay Backer Event, 1:1 vs 1:Many
New? Welcome, Thank you! See Update #1 and Update #2 to get oriented.
Absolutely fantastic work staving off the slump! 352 backers, $17,442. Yes, we certainly have... Read more
Let's Work Together and Stave Off the Slump!
New backer? Welcome, Thank you! Check out Update #1 to get oriented.
280 backers, $13,881 pledged, almost 40% funded! That's fantastic progress. Thank you! At the same time,... Read more
Solid Start, and A Long Way To Go...
First and foremost, Thank You for your backing and support - at any level and in any way. Some of you may be backing the game Lift Off!,... Read more