We've been hard at work since our campaign ended, and wanted to check in with a production update. Artwork is done on the new promo cards (above: Throwing Knife, Bound and Gagged, Pirate's Booty).
Right now we're finalizing the rules and box design, and waiting for our barcode to come in. Tomorrow we'll receive material samples of the gang home base tiles, which we're planning to print on 0.675" thick chipboard (similar to Carcassonne tiles) so that they stay put on the table even with a lot of slapping.
Slap .45 blew away our expectations and raised over 400% of our goal. We're putting that budget back into the game in some really cool ways. One of the big changes is including spot colors in our printing to get the cards looking exactly how we want. For example, on the Gold cards, we're printing with a premium metallic ink (Pantone 10121C) that will give the cards a reflective gold sheen.
One of the big projects we still have left is finalizing the game box and the plastic tray that will hold the cards. Our goal is to make the box as small as possible so that it fits inside of a USPS flat rate box. Right now we're testing this box configuration, which fits neatly into a medium USPS flat rate box:
We'll do our best to keep you posted as we go along this journey, and we'd love to have your feedback - let us know what you think!
- Max and the Gnarwhal Studios team