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An asymmetrical strategy game played across two boards based off of the iconic 1984 James Cameron film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
An asymmetrical strategy game played across two boards based off of the iconic 1984 James Cameron film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
An asymmetrical strategy game played across two boards based off of the iconic 1984 James Cameron film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
2,126 backers pledged $220,456 to help bring this project to life.

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Incoming: Rulebook & Box Design

Posted by Taylor Smith
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Attention Resistance Soldiers:

Incoming documents from the graphic design division...

This isn't the type of design we want to keep a lid on.
This isn't the type of design we want to keep a lid on.

 

Here is the flattened, print-ready version of the game box—it should look pretty familiar. We made the decision to alternate the side panel art. While it may look odd seen from this angle, it allows the box to be stacked horizontally or vertically on your shelf. With all the components kept snug by a custom-molded plastic tray, you don't have to worry about any shift no matter how you stack it.

I can't come up with a pun for this caption... Guess I'm no good at thinking outside the box.
I can't come up with a pun for this caption... Guess I'm no good at thinking outside the box.

 

The next big thing we want to share is a PDF of the rulebook. This downloadable version, linked through the picture below, is a near-final draft. It'll go through intense review here at the Space Goat HQ, but we'd also love all your feedback as well!

We hope you think this game rules.
We hope you think this game rules.

 

Please send your comments, questions, and notes via Kickstarter DMs so we can make sure to receive them all. While we may not be able to fully respond to each one as it comes in, we'll be taking everything into consideration.

Have a good weekend!

Team Space Goat

Design Update: Box Back & Rules

Posted by Taylor Smith
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Attention Resistance Soldiers:

The design team is closing in on final print files. First up, we have our fancy back of the box! Once we get final specs on box size from the manufacturer, then we'll set up all final sizes. Confirming box size is just one of those weird little things that you want to quadruple check in order to make sure all stretch goal and final contents fit—but don't rattle around in too much empty space. For now, here's the draft of the back:

 

We'll be posting a full copy of our rules in a future, so that anyone who wants to can comb through and ask questions. It gets to a point when we read these words so many time, we become legally blind for a few minutes. Opening it up to backers, you all get to be editors and an extra line of defense to make sure this all makes sense. Here's a couple pages to show off design for now.

As seen on the last update, now with real images.
As seen on the last update, now with real images.

 

Just a quick look at components (and no, not everyone plays as Kyle Reese).
Just a quick look at components (and no, not everyone plays as Kyle Reese).

 

Behind the scenes, we're also working on figure optimization. We have a lot of different pieces and we want to make sure each one ends up as high quality—detailed, durable, and cool—as possible.

Over and out;

Team Space Goat

Design Updates & Our Tribute to Bill

Posted by Taylor Smith
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Attention Resistance Troops!

We had a phenomenal time at San Diego Comic-Con and met dozens of you wonderful backers! It's such a inspiring feeling to be able to share a physical, actual copy of the game with you. While Shon and Taylor were manning the frontlines in San Diego, our wonderful design team has been hard at work on the final version of game assets. Initiate dossier transfer:

2029 got a sleek new background.
2029 got a sleek new background.

 

Retro-futuristic remix of the police tracks, among other style updates.
Retro-futuristic remix of the police tracks, among other style updates.

 

Sharp, digital token graphics for exhaustion and missions.
Sharp, digital token graphics for exhaustion and missions.

 

First draft of rulebook graphic design. How's readability?
First draft of rulebook graphic design. How's readability?

 

The rule book will also feature a tribute to incredible Bill Paxton. We asked for some words from a few of those fortunate enough to know and work with him. Here are just a few:

"Bill was not only an incredible actor, but the kindest, warmest and most genuine person I've ever met. His passing is an absolutely devastating loss to his family, friends, and fans everywhere." Gale Anne Hurd - Producer

"I always found [Bill] to be a funny, big-hearted and very conversational guy who everybody loved. His passing is a huge loss,- not just for the filmmaking community but for all of his friends and family. I am proud to have known you Bill, you are truly one of the good guys." Peter Kent - T-800 Stuntman/Body Double

Lastly, the final round of the survey closes tomorrow at 1PM PST. After this, only the core game game (and anything you backed with your pledge already) will be available, as well as the Guerrilla Warfare optional buy expansion. If you want anything else from the campaign, then get it now!

Over and out, troops.

Team Space Goat

Surveys Close 8/3

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Attention Resistance Soldiers:

Hope you all are doing well! We delayed the closing of the last Terminator surveys because we had quite a few requests to extend it. So on August 3rd is when we will be locking down the rest of the surveys.

  • On August 3rd we will be locking down everyone’s survey who has completed it and hasn't had it locked down. Your credit card will be charged the balance of your shipping and any other add-ons you wanted to add. 
  •  After this point, you will not be able to change what you ordered. You will be able to change your address all the way up until we ship.

After August 3rd, you will not be able to add optional buys to your pledge. Only the items included in pledge levels will be available. We will also be limiting pre-orders to only the core game. So if your friends want a copy or some of the optional buys and haven't gotten them yet, now's their chance!

If you haven't gotten your survey, here are ways to retrieve it:

  • First off you’ll want to check your spam folder, it’s possible it got sent there instead of your inbox. If you signed up for Kickstarter with Facebook, your survey will have gone to that email. 
  • You’ll want to check any alternate emails you have in case it went there instead. If that doesn’t work, you should be able to recover your survey here: https://terminator.backerkit.com/ 
  • Finally, if all else fails, you can contact Backerkit here for support: https://terminator.backerkit.com/faq#contact-us

That also means that this is last chance for the Torso Endoskeleton stretch goal! We need 1000 follows and we'll up the number of Torso Endoskeletons to 6 in the Termination box! Follow us on Board Game Geek while you can!

 

Tune in tomorrow for our production update! 

We'll be back, 

Team Space Goat

SDCCI Incoming!

Posted by Taylor Smith
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Come in, Resistance. This is Away Team, do you copy?

Space Goat will be attending San Diego Comic-Con International at booth 1707! We have a display copy of Terminator and will be showing off full and jumbo size 3D prints of some of the coolest figures. We'll be taking game preorders at the table, as well as selling our Evil Dead 2 and Nerd Boss merch. Swing on by if you're there!

With the full, final copy of The Terminator with the design team, our display copy isn't fully playable. You can still peek some of these print files the it's made from:

 

 

Each 1984 location hex has an original illustration of one of the film's key settings.

 

We'll make sure to share plenty of con photos of the figures! While the Away Team is working their butts off at the booth, the Home Team is doing the same back at HQ. We—and folks who know a lot better than us—have been scrutinizing the 3D models for optimization and those results are in on Monday. The team of sculptors will immediately go to work adjusting, tweaking, thickening, and improving everywhere possible.

The survey has closed, so hopefully you grabbed everything you wanted! If not, you have until July 28th before it's closed for good. The percentage of backers who still need to submit their survey is pretty small, but we leave no soldier behind. After this final closure, the number of optional buys will be greatly limited. That is, most of the extras that aren't going to retail will be unavailable.

Subscribers have gone up to 771! Closer and closer!
Subscribers have gone up to 771! Closer and closer!

 

We still have one social stretch goal left! There's still time to get those extra torsos before everything gets locked into place. Just head on over to BGG and subscribe to The Terminator—and maybe spread some love by becoming a fan, following SGP, and talking about how excited you are in the forums.

See you on the other side, troops!

Team Space Goat