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From the creators of Osmos comes Karmaka, a competitive card game that plays out over multiple lives.
From the creators of Osmos comes Karmaka, a competitive card game that plays out over multiple lives.
7,198 backers pledged $220,852 to help bring this project to life.

Karmaka on the Ocean, with Sails Unfurled

Posted by Eddy Boxerman (Creator)

Happy late-summer, fellow Dung Beetles!

We are delighted to announce that Karmaka is fully manufactured and has left for the docks - wahoo!  Nearly *six thousand kilos* of the game were produced - wild to think about!

From July: freshly-printed Karmaka boxes, waiting for assembly.
From July: freshly-printed Karmaka boxes, waiting for assembly.

Now, Karmaka is about to embark on a cross-oceanic voyage in four separate freight lanes to each of Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and the US. A fifth over-land shipment has already arrived to our rest-of-world distribution in China, and is currently being processed.

In roughly a month, Karmaka will achieve landed-immigrant status in a part of the world near you. Warehouses will process the freight and we'll begin shipping copies of the game to backers' doors (if all goes smoothly) in October, about a month ahead of schedule. We'll keep you posted on progress of course.

Bon voyage, Karmaka!  Don't forget your passport, and see you on the other side... ;-)

ps: FYI you can still change your delivery address via our Kickstarter survey. (We'll send a "last chance to update" message and lock this down in a few weeks.) If you'd like to change your address, go to Karmaka's Kickstarter page, click the blue "view pledge" button, then the "survey" tab, then "edit address".

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      andrea wiggen

      Eeeeee! Warm and fuzzies... or is that creepy crawlies? Can't to find out soon!

    2. Eddy Boxerman Creator on

      By request: Vessel tracking! :)

      We have the names of the US, Canada, and UK-bound ships. (We'll hopefully get the NZ-bound ship's name soon.)

      USA-bound, the "CMA CGM THALASSA", currently off the coast of Japan:

      Canada-bound, the "APL QINGDAO", currently off the coast of Japan:

      UK-bound, the "NYK IBIS", currently anchored in Singapore:

      Enjoy! I'm not sure how often positions are updated on the marinetraffic website. I'll try not to hit refresh too often... ;-)

    3. Eddy Boxerman Creator on

      Thanks for the feedback, everyone!

      Not to worry, those are empty boxes in the photo – light enough so stacking like that shouldn't cause any marks. (We assume Panda knows what they're doing.) For shipping, the games were packed into cartons of 12 and stacked cleanly. (No photo, sadly.)

      @Chris, @George: Haha, indeed, tracking ships cross the ocean is like watching a real-life progress bar. Good point, I'll ask about tracking URLs!

      @Mark: Pandemic Iberia! Wow, I think you're right – good eye!!

      @veralix: Love that quote. Let's play Karmaka at Uruk sometime.

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      Tracy Ditto on

      Congrats all! I'm so excited, I can't wait to play it!!!

    5. Mike Vander Veen on

      Even though just boxes. They should be covered with a protective layer.

    6. Mike Vander Veen on

      Yikes! I hope this pallet is going to be further prepped for shipping. If shipped this way many, many copies of the game will not arrive in good condition.

    7. Tess Garrett

      @Marc Van Leur -- totally misread your comment lol. Thought you were saying that was the name of the ship and I just spent five minutes searching vessel tracker for it. But now that you mention it I was wondering about what that game was! Lol lol lol

    8. Franz Lunzer on

      The picture text says: "From July: freshly-printed Karmaka boxes, waiting for assembly."
      You can see that those are empty boxes, no cards, so insets, no meeples or anything but the boxes.

      Any that were dented or damaged would be sorted out in assembly, hopefully.

    9. RzA on

      interesting pre packaging there. hopefully all boxes arent dented or damaged on the way :S

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      John Ryan on

      Congrats Eddy! that photo does have me a little nervous - not the best packed crate there! i hope they arrive safe and undamaged :)

    11. Marc Van Leur

      I figured it out!! The games on the other pallet are Pandemic Iberia!

    12. Leon Mirck on

      Good luck people! Looking forward to receiving my physical copy.

    13. @jasmin8r

      Fantastic, how exciting!

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      Magnus Vinther Lund on

      can't wait...hopefully shipping will go smooth.

    15. K.Lenae

      Oh, that's awesome news! Early is the best~

      And congratulations! Looking forward to any future projects you peeps do. ;)

    16. Tess Garrett

      @George and @Chris - Now I want to track the ship too. lol Didn't even know that was a thing!

      Super excited! Wishing for smooth sailing and considerate customs. :)

    17. George Lin

      Looking at the picture, I think some of the boxes is going to get dings and dents....

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      veralix on

      Temba, his arms wide!

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      Sam Freund on

      I wonder what the game is next to it :P

    20. George Beecher

      Might we get the ship so we can track it? It's one of my favorite things about Kickstarter projects for some weird reason. :) I'm SO looking forward to this game!

    21. Chris Laudermilk on

      Cool! You wouldn't happen to be able to get the names of the ships so we backers can obsessively follow their ocean voyage on vesseltracker?

    22. Trev Or on

      I hope those are packed onto the pallet better than that for shipping on the boat, or there are going to be a lot of damaged boxes when they arrive. I am looking forward to getting this game.

    23. McKay Anderson on

      So exciting!!! That is a LOT of games.