It has been exactly one year since the Kickstarter ended and I am pleased to tell you that manufacturing is well under way! I received a couple of pictures from the good folks at Panda Game Manufacturing:
I've been doing literally everything I can to push the project to completion. We've only had two items pushing the timeline: the wood tiles and the Emperor dice. Fortunately, I had a great call with Richard Lee (one of the owners of PandaGM) and he has assured me that PandaGM's factory team is paying special attention to the next samples to make sure that the color and detail are of the highest quality.
I made some changes to the design for the Emperor dice to improve the clarity of the image. Hopefully this will improve the final sample:
The wood tiles had some issues with the shape and color. I just wanted to share with you the reasons why I am being so particular. It is vital to the success of the game that the shape is correct and the color matches the printed components. I have no doubt this next sample will be a home run. The printed tracker board shown below is the correct color and this printout is now being used to match the paint colors for the wooden tiles.
Thanks again for supporting this project! We are so close! I've been working on Wu Wei for over 7 years and it has 54 unique components (243 total not including the printed materials) so it was inevitable that there would be a few delays. That being said, we are in the home stretch! I cannot wait to send you Wu Wei: Journey of the Changing Path! Thanks again!
- Design Verification (done)
- Digital Proofs (done)
- Pre-Production Copy (done)
- 4th Round of Component Samples (done)
- 5th Round of Component Samples
- Mass Production Copy
- Ocean Freight Shipping