All backers, world wide, should now have their copy(ies) of Periorbis. If you have not received your game, or if there are any damaged or missing... Read more
In the post
Your game(s) is in the post!
I'd hoped to post this update last week, but I am still learning that almost everything takes longer than you expect and costs more... Read more
Big Update: Ships, Shipping, and Essen 2017
There's quite a bit to get through so let's get started!
The main topics today are
- Ships - Periorbis is on a ship making it's way from China; ... Read more
Check sets received
A short post for now, with more updates and information to come over the next few days.Earlier today I took receipt of the first twelve sets from the production run... Read more
First production copy
The factory sent me a few photographs of the first complete copy of the game from the production line. We thought you might like to see it too...... Read more
The manufacture of Periorbis is underway and the shipping forwarder are arranging a slot. This is a potential cause of delay as although there are many ships coming and... Read more
I got an email from the factory this morning giving us a date for when they will have completed the manufacture of Periorbis; that date is Wednesday 10th... Read more
We hope our US backers enjoyed their 4th July celebrations yesterday. My wife and children are American, so despite living in the UK the atmosphere was festive here... Read more
Just a short update today to let you know that we have a provisional date in July for the manufacture of Periorbis.
In more practical terms this means... Read more
What's on the cards?
This update sets out the changes we've made to the employee cards to improve the legibility and quality of the print.
You'll recall that the sample set we... Read more
We're still here and Periorbis is very much underway. The snagging process, especially for the small employee cards has proven to be very challenging and if we'd known... Read more
Cards, translations and addresses
Several things to talk about today. First up is the German translation. I should note that these will most likely be electronic, so the translation process isn't going... Read more
Unboxing video, channel art, and update your address
Some exciting stuff in this morning's update. First, the unboxing video! It's not the best video we've ever made, but we wanted to share the actual moment of... Read more
Production sample has arrived!
Guess what's arrived! I'm going to film myself opening the box and going through the sample components for the first time. I'll try and get that video uploaded tonight or... Read more
Photographs from the factory
Happy New Year!
This is a little late for my two weekly schedule, but I'm hoping you'll forgive that because a) it was the holidays and b) I... Read more
A Sunday morning update
I made a couple of small changes after the last update, including a layout revision to the punch board tokens to make better use of the space. You'll... Read more
Waiting on samples
It's been a busy period with a lot of back and forth with China, on the plus side we've now got the printing plates where we need them... Read more
Print and Play
This is the link to the print and play files for Periorbis. Clicking on it should take you through to a collection of pdfs which you can... Read more
A short check-in this evening. As is the case with many Kickstarter projects everyone in the Perihelion Games team has a day job, which means that the Kickstarter... Read more
Print and Play
Hi everyone, We're waiting for confirmation but the design is now agreed and we should be sent sample copies so we can physically review the game before agreeing mass production.... Read more
It's been pointed out that fortnight is a bit British. If you're in any doubt it means every two weeks. It's relevant because from today there will... Read more
We're still up and running.
I'm going to post a more exhaustive update on Saturday 22nd October. The purpose of this short update is to confirm that we... Read more
It's been a busy few weeks with plenty of back and forth between ourselves and the manufacturer as we work to resolve the last remaining snags. I thought... Read more
UK Referendum and current status
The last few weeks have seen a lot of back and forth between ourselves and the manufacturer in China. We've been working through the specification for the game's components... Read more
Finished Articles - All of it
This is the kind of update every project creator wants to post. Its not THE update, but...
the design files are done!
The art's done, the design work has been... Read more
Finished Articles - The Box
The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that we updated the campaign review page with the new box and the background from the box art. That's because we finished the... Read more
Finished Articles - Reference Cards and Employee Cards
Next up in this series of updates reviewing the finalised design files for Periorbis are the player reference cards. These are double sided - one side sets out a summary... Read more
Finished Articles - The Game Board
Today's finished article is the game board.
Needless to say we're really pleased with it. Carl's new art works really well and we like the datapad feel. By adding some... Read more
Finished Articles - HQ Boards
I'm going to post a series of updates over the weekend, showing samples of the production files we've been finalising. Once I've been through what we've completed I'll... Read more
Behind the scenes
I made a short video today to show how we work with the amazing new art we've received from Carl Holden.
Take a peek!
Please like and share with your... Read more
There are a few things you ought to see...
You may want to wait until you have wifi...
Let's not forget our Founding Members
Or the ships the traders will use to ship the ore!
And the rocks you'll... Read more
We wanted to say thank you all for your rapid response to the survey requests. Of all of our backers across all tiers we have just over thirty... Read more
Periorbis Surveys Incoming!
Just a short update today to remind you that the physical reward tier surveys will be sent out on Friday. Please check that your email address is up... Read more
Surveys - Friday 26th February
We will be sending the campaign surveys out next Friday the 26th February. It's vital that your contact details be up to date so that you can receive the survey,... Read more
We're still going!
We apologise for the lack of updates. Let me first assure you that although we are delayed we are otherwise on track. We have enough money, we have... Read more
Season's greetings everyone!
Japan was amazing! But enough about that, you want to know what's happening with Periorbis!
Carl has been busy with the art, and we're now in the... Read more
Print and Play
This week sees a short update for those of you wondering about the Print and Play version of Periorbis. Before I do that I should let you know... Read more
A brief history of asteroid mining
Many of Periorbis' backers have been with us right from the very beginning when we announced the first KickStarter campaign. First? I hear some of you cry. Yes, the first... Read more
Updating our timeline
Initially we'd planned to deliver Periorbis by the end of October. We allowed time for finalising the design files, the physical manufacture of the game and the shipping first from... Read more
Keeping in touch
Starting today we will be publishing updates on Facebook and on PerihelionGames.com as well as here at KickStarter.
If you've not heard anything for a few weeks, it's actually because... Read more
Art in progress
Our fantastic artist, Carl, has put a video together for you which shows how the art for the game comes together.
You can find more of Carl's... Read more
Apologies for the radio silence. We know you're keen to be involved in the process following the campaign!
So what are we up to?
Jason continues to work... Read more
So it turns out
Reasonably quiet week here. Jase continues to work on the shipping and logistics challenges. I asked him for a comment last night and he mentioned that it would... Read more
Making it happen
Some of you have noted that four weeks is a little too long between updates. Now that we're post-campaign I'm pleased to announce that starting with this update we... Read more
556 backers and £23,786 - We did it!
Thank you for your support, your ideas, your comments, and your suggestions. We've been overwhelmed to find so many people who've taken an interest in Periorbis, who want... Read more
Limited Edition Cards - Unlocked
Another stretch goal reached with 11 hours to go!
Hello and welcome to all our new backers.
It's great to have you on board. We'll now be including 5 new... Read more
500 Backers and 24 Hours to Go
What a crazy 29 days. We're humbled by the experience. Despite reading lots of blogs, websites, guides, and watching other campaigns we thought were along the lines of what... Read more
New Stretch Goal Unlocked
A few minutes ago we passed £20,000 (c$31,500) and unlocked Company specific worker tokens.
This means that along with the six new company-specific HQ boards Periorbis will now include... Read more
Periorbis is a Staff Pick!
We're pleased to announce that Periorbis is now a staff pick. We've updated the campaign image and advertising accordingly.
If you've just joined the campaign, welcome aboard. Thank... Read more
Alignment vector confirmed - preparing for final burn
Yeah, I'm back to the rocket launch pseudo-science titles!
We've been talking about the campaign a lot. To colleagues, to friends, to retailers, and more than anything else, to each... Read more
We're more than two thirds of the way through the campaign with £19,000 raised (about $30,000).
We've started collecting photographs from the Appear in the Game and Founding... Read more
Getting started on the art
Hi, Howdy, and Hello!
Thank you for backing Periorbis and for wanting to be part of the game. We'd like to kick off the process of collecting your images so... Read more
A note about GIMP 2.8
Making your own board game is a fantastic and rich experience!
One of the best things about it is the requirement to learn and strengthen new skills; most of which... Read more
Project Video - Uploaded
We've just uploaded a project video. Our thanks to Adam and David, and the others who encouraged us to create one. We hope you like it and we'd... Read more
New shipping price for Switzerland - £14
I'm delighted to announce that we've been able to reduce the shipping costs for Swiss backers.
Shipping to Switzerland is now £14
I've updated the pledge levels with the new... Read more
Optimal velocity achieved - hydrogen scoop deployed
Yesterday was a blast. As you know, we extended an invite to anyone located in (or willing to travel to) London, to come down and play a game... Read more
Ion drives to full ahead - wrapping up the first week
To those of you who have just joined us, welcome!
At 8.00pm (BST) today the campaign will have been live for a week, and what a week it will... Read more
New £16 shipping rate for Australia and New Zealand
Just a very short update to let you know that we have arranged new shipping rates for Australia and New Zealand.
Shipping to these countries is now £16
The pledges... Read more
International Shipping - Working on new rates
Just a short update today.
We're not there yet, but we are working hard on new shipping prices for Australia and New Zealand. Based on the number of... Read more
Ion drives lit - second stage burn engaged
I hope some of you are getting as much of a kick out of these ridiculous update titles as I am!
Phew! What a day.
We started advertising with Board... Read more
Second stage engines lit - ready for burn
What an incredible first 24 hours!
Over £11,000 (USD $16,000) raised.
75% of our funding goal achieved!
What a ride! Here are some of the things we've got... Read more
First stage burners - separation confirmed
I did not expect to be signing off for the night (It's 1am here in London) just five hours into our campaign with 150 backers and almost half... Read more