Sountrack: new additional songs! Pre-production, packing and localization.
During these past few weeks, we’ve been working closely with our manufacturer on the provided files to sort everything out in terms of production and the assembly line, which I'll explain further during this update.
In the following days, we will have a clear vision from them on how everything will work and Gon will make a video update to explain all the process of making the game in more detail. There is a chance that he will meet with the manufacturer directly in Hong Kong to report from there.
That being said, here is the update!
Tang Garden Soundtrack
To accompany you in this update, Veronica provided us with a new song from the soundtrack of Tang Garden. This one is called: Poet.
Veronica already handed over all the songs. We are sorting out the arrangements for Spotify and we will be able to share with you the complete album in our next update in lossless and lossy formats as well.
We have a new surprise for you all in this update! Veronica made 3 additional original songs for the soundtrack. That will take us to a total of 13 songs, the perfect length for a game!
We are very excited to share that Veronica recently launched her Patreon page where she will be making more awesome BGM for your favorite board games. The community votes on the games she will be composing for! While she always read your comments in the updates, we are sure she would love to hear from you over there too!
There is always something to learn from our previous Kickstarters and while problems bring stress, it also helps us a lot for future games.
This is what we will be doing for Tang Garden.
There are some things we can’t control during fulfillment, and while we trust our partners, we prefer to make sure you will receive the games in the best shape possible.
We are making custom cartons for our different fulfillment centers to make sure that all the different boxes and add-ons will fit in the box without getting damaged during transit.
In our previous update, we were talking about each of the boxes you will be receiving. In terms of add-ons, we will pack miniatures inside a thick cardboard box and all the smaller add-ons in blisters.
Our partners already translated the cards and are going through the rulebook as you are reading the update.
For all of you that wanted localized copies, we know and care that you receive everything in the language you choose. Here is how we are managing localizations.
Tang Garden base game and Tang Garden: Golden Age (stretch goals) will be language specific and you will receive your copy in English, French, German or Spanish depending on what you selected.
Tang Garden: Ghost Stories will be multi-language, containing multiple cards and rules of each of our languages (like we did in Spirits of the Forest Deluxe). Since this is a numbered print run, this is the best solution for it. All the add-ons will also be multi-language to avoid fulfillment problems.
Here is the final look at Tang Garden's rulebook. Let us know what you think and if you find that everything is clear. We hope you will like it!
Pavilion and bridge
First of all, we want to thank you for all your support and patience while we make this game together. We heard that some of you wanted us to try with wood instead of plastic, so we did.
While the piece will be robust enough to hold over time, the only process we were offered to custom cut laminated wood is by using laser cut. Sadly, this method will burn some parts of the wood that will end up covering the printed art on the wooden piece.
We appreciate your comments as we appreciate you giving us the trust to make this game a reality. We just wanted to share the process before sharing how it will look as stated in the previous update. We are sure you will like it!
We are still working with the developers to have all the gifts show in your orders, bear in mind this process is delicate and thus we are taking a little bit longer than we would like, but please take that into consideration.
As a side note, please also bear in mind that while for those of you in the Early Bird pledge level The Wayfarer has been in your order as a gift while the rest is still not showing is because it is part of your pledge level, the rest of the gifts needs to be added in a 1 by 1 basis by using your email addresses.
Our next live play will be on Saturday December 15th at 20:00 GMT+1. We will finally play the herbalist and a very interesting scenario that we haven’t revealed yet.
Be sure to follow us on Twitch to be notified when we will be live.
For now that wraps it up, but we will launch an update as soon as we receive substantial information from the manufacturer. If you want to follow the process more closely, you can join our discord channel or ambassador group over Facebook where the team shares more information about Tang and future titles on a weekly basis. Of course, just reading this updates will be enough to keep you up to date.
Our team will be answering any questions you may have in the comment section of this update. Thank you and talk to you again soon!
Everybody here at ThunderGryph Games