Hello everyone and sorry for the late Update!
I kept postponing this month's Update because I wanted it to coincide with the Pledge Manager launch. We will start sending PM invites next week - but I did not want to keep you uninformed, so here are how things stand:
The extensive range of unlocked and new, extra designs we wanted to include in the Pledge Manager has delayed the process, as predicted in August's update. But we are almost there - everything is drying up so we will launch next week (1st week of October).
I'll take this chance to let you know more on the PM process. so you will know what to expect. Each and everyone of you will receive a personal invitation email, through the Kickstarter messaging system. You will receive it in the same email address you are getting this Update. We will also post a backer Update to let you know that the process has started and to check your inboxes. Not all invites will be sent at once; as with KS1, we will send the invites in waves, according to each one's pledge level in the campaign. The waves will allow us to generate personal codes for everyone and will regulate site traffic.
The Pledge Manager environment will be the same as with our previous KS. We are setting up all pledge/add-on options through our eshop system. This will allow for a full product description, all available options, many photographs and calculation of shipping weight. The invitation email will give you directions how to find the respective site and create an account (not needed for older backers and clients), and will include a Code which will give you credit for the PM sets and addons. You will be able to place an "order" of your set the way you like it, and the code will deduct the amount you have already pledged for. This will allow you to expand your set and not be confined on the original pledge.
While setting up the PM, we have not stopped producing base Urban sets for a minute. We now have enough urban tiles for 14 3'x3' sets sitting in their boxes. However, PM launch is becoming critical, so we can produce tiles for your specific orders.
Finished additions for the Urban Sets in the PM: Walls and Fences
As mentioned, we are taking so long because we are expanding the line, and finalising designs. We are not just creating more prototypes! Everything you will see in the Pledge Manager will be a final version of the tile design and/or the accessory. All product moulds are cast, and what we show in the photographs are the final resin copies, the ones you will be getting. Evenmore, we have already produced a number of special tiles and accessories, in order to anticipate demand (and 'cause they look awesome :) )
So, while they were not included in the KS campaign, we believed it was time to produce a full, good-looking and practical line of Walls, Fences, Hedges and urban trees to populate your urban tiles! Here they are:
All these will be available in the Pledge Manager, and all will have the option of a magnetised base, so that they cling to any magnet-ready urban tiles you get!
Next Update will let you know on the Invitations - good gaming till then!