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A Puzzle-Style, Cooperative, Chemistry Game for 2-4+ Players, where you must deduce the structure of secret molecules from clues given!
A Puzzle-Style, Cooperative, Chemistry Game for 2-4+ Players, where you must deduce the structure of secret molecules from clues given!
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Files Are Uploaded and The Schedule Moving Forward

Posted by John Coveyou (Genius Games) (Creator)
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Hello my Intrepid Backers!

I wanted to let everyone know that files were uploaded to the manufacturer last night! This is a great milestone in the production process but there is still a LOT ahead. Below you will find a list of items that are still ahead.

In the meantime, here is the final box design! I LOVE IT!

Completed and In Progress Items

  • Box artwork, Cards, Tiles and Rules files finalized - COMPLETED
  • Upload files to the servers for the manufacturer to review - COMPLETED
  • Manufacturer reviews and sends back corrections - IN PROGRESS

Here's What's Ahead

Pre-Production:

According to Panda Game Manufacturing, it can take up to 8 weeks to finalize the preproduction process. Here’s a breakdown of those 8 weeks.

  • We fix the issues and return the files to Manufacturer – Mid December
  • Panda is on Holiday from Dec 24 to Jan 1st.
  • Manufacturer approves the files and sends them to their production facility – Early Jan
  • Production Facility snail-mails us “Proofs” to review for accuracy – Mid Jan
  • We review those “proofs” and send Manufacturer corrected files or approve those files as is. If we approved we start Full Production – Early Feb * Note, if more corrections are needed, this whole timeline gets pushed back.

Mass Production:

According to Panda Game Manufacturing Mass Production can take up to 8 weeks. Also, the Chinese New Year runs right in the middle of Mass Production, which means this will add roughly 3 weeks to the overall production schedule.

  • Panda is on the Chinese Holiday from Feb 9th to Feb 27th.
  • Completion of Full production – Late March  

Shipping:

According to Panda shipping from China to the US can take up to 6 weeks.

  • Once printing is complete, games are split into shipments to our fulfillment centers – Late March
  • Pallets pass through the port in China – Early April
  • Pallets pass through US and EU customs – Early May
  • Pallets arrive at the warehouse in EU and US – Mid May
  • Orders are fulfilled! – Estimated to ship to you in Late May

Well that's about it! Hopefully everything goes over smoothly and we can stick to this plan!

Thanks again for trusting me and I can't wait for everyone to get their copy of Covalence and hear how you all like the game! 

Overflowing with appreciation! 

John

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