LAD 193 - The Good, The not so good, and The Hopeful
It's been a little while. For two reasons. Firstly, we didn't want to bombard your inboxes with little to no news, and secondly, we've been working hard and trying to make sure things keep moving forward every chance we get. Thanks for being patient with us.
Firstly some nice news that you will hopefully enjoy. We've decided to push the boat out a little bit and unlock a few more of the stretch goals that we didn't reach. This means that you will be getting linen finish on the box and both sets of cards! We didn't want to compromise on these, and after much consideration and many spreadsheets, we've decided that it's worth making the game at the quality we wanted and will be happy with. We can't wait for you to see it and we hope you're as excited as we are.
The not so good
I'll be blunt. We're running a little behind schedule. It's not awful, but it's not great. Essentially the proofing process with the manufacturer has taken a little longer than we were informed and had expected. This is mainly down to us being sticklers for the smallest details and wanting to make sure that everything is as close to perfect before we hit the print button. The tweaks and changes in the proofing process are all minor details, but we're incredibly proud of the game we've made, and we want to deliver the best possible product we can make.
We built in a few months contingency to our timeline, and although a lot of this has been used with this process, we're still hopeful that we should be able to deliver by the end of the year. However, a lot of that is dependant on things out of our control. For instance, a smooth sail from China to the UK and an easy/quick trip through customs would help us hit our target delivery date but bad weather can slow the ship down, and as we all know customs isn't the easiest place to deal with so we'll see what happens.
One promise we can make and keep is that whatever happens, we will keep you informed and up-to-date.
If you have any questions, please do get in touch either in the comments or by emailing on firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll make time for everyone.
Have a great weekend, and we'll be in touch soon!