Life on our New World
Everywhere you see the exuberant effort of countless human beings, planting, tilling, erecting structures, dancing in circles. It is good we have this effort to occupy us, because otherwise we... Read more
First off, let's just take a moment to celebrate Landfall on our new planet. We know not everyone is off the ship yet (yes, it will come!) but... Read more
Micro-update: U.S. and Canadian shipping
Just a quick note on North American shipping status:
U.S. games back on track!
Of the 600 "stalled" games, ~half left Funagain yesterday and the remaining games are... Read more
Landing Pods in flight!
There is a flurry of activity in the cosmos: the solstice recently passed, meteor showers are on deck, a full eclipse is bound to happen, and yes...landing pods... Read more
Things are Happening
Quick out of band update to say the US/CAcontainer has landed at Funagain! Our badass freight guys at OTX were able to pop the container off the ship as... Read more
We passed a planet yesterday. The great beast spun solemnly, what I took as a slow and ponderous greeting, and then farewell. It was a hopeful prospect, but a bit... Read more
Approaching light speed
After a bit of a lull during manufacturing things are again accelerating at high speed. We are plastered against the back surface, moving only with great difficulty. As... Read more
It is a whirlwind of activity over here at Elephant Laboratories central. So many things are happening I don't even know where to begin.
Let's begin with.... boats!... Read more
Hello hello, our fair Solarians!
This update is coming to you straight from the Producer-Jodi quadrant of my brain, so prepare yourselves for minimal wordornment.
It's business time, people!
Shipping... Read more
We have been preparing for this moment for a long time. There is no way really to make it as exciting as all the anticipation leading up to it,... Read more
This is the update where we share with you the hidden world of running a campaign like this.
We have been holding off an update since we are... Read more
Hello Solarians! We have a special edition of Sol: Last Days of a Star update for you today, because something spectacular happened - we got our preproduction print copy!
It... Read more
Stillness and Potential
Our last update (2 weeks ago now) was instead a message to everyone releasing our long awaited Print and Play! It was an exciting time, and the culmination... Read more
This is a special out-of-band update to let everyone know that we are only 10 votes away from being in the Top 50 Anticipated Games of 2017! On... Read more
Year of the Sun
I checked my local astrological calendar and it turns out that 2017 is the year of the Sun! Fortunate for us all. Actually as it turns out, every year is... Read more
Mileposts in Space
Here, we have space. Seemingly undifferentiated outside of the objects it contains, nevertheless there are subtle boundaries between certain regions. There is an inside, and an outside. A before, and... Read more
Diving down the giant gravity well.... to where? Let's find out!
Can you believe it has already been two weeks? I feel like every week is crazier... Read more
Hello Solar Travelers!
We recently passed near a singularity here on the Ark – we have emerged unscathed, but things have been... strange. People appearing to have many superimposed limbs,... Read more
(from the desk of Jodi Sweetman)
Pre-mold comps from Panda
I haven't seen Ryan so excited for a FedEx shipment in...well...ever! What an incredible feeling to finally see... Read more
Ryan & I have spent the weekend in deep proofing/editing of the rule book and Mythos book and continue to levitate with excitement and bewilderment at this wild... Read more
We have been under heavy acceleration, preparing files to send for proofing. So many details, but then: the raw taste of creation.
We are going all out here.... Read more
Out here between the cosmos, we do not have the mass to create a gravity of our own, so we stand in one place by virtue of the great turning... Read more
From the Deep
Happy day of the Sun. As information flows through the cosmos as rays of light, so do we bring you the latest tidings of our efforts here. We... Read more
Happy day of the Sun. It feels like everything is accelerating around us. I feel like I can actually see the bright tunnel of energy speeding by, walls... Read more
The Heart of a Galaxy
Hello Solarians! Happy day of the Sun.
Here we are on the Ark, forging a path through the unknown. It is amazing how you can be working on a project... Read more
The Denizens of Vacuum
They say vacuum is empty. Officially, that is the definition. But nothing in this cosmos is truly empty. Space itself is a kind of substance, and when you look close... Read more
As the Ark glides into the unknown, we adjust to life here between the stars. It is serene and beautiful, and it is good to reflect from time... Read more
Happy Sunday! It has been a busy 2 weeks since last we talked. So many things are in flight at once. It is an exciting time, and one... Read more
The Course Ahead
Now that we are clear of the solar system, the flash of the star still fading behind us, we plot our course forward. Though the endless possibilities of open space stretch... Read more
Into Open Space
On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016, at 8:00am PST, Sol, our star, the source of all life, went supernova... ahem, successfully funded!
As you can imagine, we are elated. It is... Read more
Last Day of a Star
Here we are, the crackling anticipation as our tiny Ark accelerates into the greater cosmos. Behind us, our star – what we accepted as so fundamentally home we never imagined... Read more
There is that moment during a solar eclipse when the Moon is passing in front of the Sun, but it hasn't quite gotten there yet, and there is just this... Read more
Hello Solarians! Here we are in the final week of the campaign. It has been transformative and inspiring to go from dream to "this is going to happen!" Now we... Read more
Soaring through Spacetime
Here we are, sailing along through space, funding behind us, stretch goals ahead of us. It is an interesting time for the campaign, full of potential. We already get to... Read more
Now we can make Sol
We are funded. I thought this update would be full of exclamation points, but now they don't seem up to the task. They seem somehow ... inadequate. Words cannot express... Read more
Wow, we are so close I can taste it. After years of effort, we are finally right on the brink of funding our dream. Thank you to everyone here for... Read more
Creating the Future
First of all, a great Welcome to the hordes of new backers who have joined our ranks. Welcome! Great to have you. Thank you for believing in our game!
We... Read more
As our ranks swell, I feel our purpose clarify. What has been a personal passion is now an interaction with the world. It has been so rewarding to make connections... Read more
I will say, when we started out on this journey, we really had no idea what to expect. After pouring our heart and souls into this project, we were ready... Read more