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Bark, sniff, and lick your way through the apocalypse to save the hoomans you love!
Bark, sniff, and lick your way through the apocalypse to save the hoomans you love!
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Good Dog, Bad Zombie has gone to press! (Behind the scenes video!)

Posted by Make Big Things (Creator)
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Hello hoomans, Hannah here!

With production now moving at a rapid clip (or is that yip?), we’ll be sharing frequent shorter updates to keep you looped in to the process!

So, let’s start with the big news: We’re happy to announce that the Good Dog, Bad Zombie base game has officially gone to press, with your custom dog cards and the expansions soon to follow.

The base game has gone to press. Custom dog sheets and expansions are next!
The base game has gone to press. Custom dog sheets and expansions are next!

Here’s a peek at what some of the final press sheets look like, all laid out and ready for printing!

Energy cards, player dog sheets, and hooman cards.
Energy cards, player dog sheets, and hooman cards.
Dog tokens, laid out for press.
Dog tokens, laid out for press.
Zombie tokens, laid out for press.
Zombie tokens, laid out for press.

Brian also had the chance to meet with our printer in-person to look over some of the printed elements of the game. Working with a US-based game’s manufacturer has been such a privilege. Because they have a hand in every element of the printing process, we can do things rarely seen in board game printing, like add thematic illustrations to every single surface of the game.

Brian meets up with Ross of Community Printers in Chicago!
Brian meets up with Ross of Community Printers in Chicago!

When you open up the GDBZ box you’ll see that there are almost no unprinted areas. The underside of the top of the box, the divider that keeps the pieces in place, and the box tray have all been lovingly customized to look like Central Bark! So that means when you rescue hoomans in the game, you’ll bring them back to Central Bark—and when you put the game back in the box, you’ll be putting it away in Central Bark.

What you'll see when you open GDBZ!
What you'll see when you open GDBZ!

Note: These pieces don’t represent the final quality or thickness of the game’s pieces. This is a low-res/paper version of the box. This look over was to focus on things like edge bleed and image placement and alignment, especially on assets like the game box, where every side needs to line up just right!

Behind the scenes video of production

Community Printers, our printer and assembler, sent us some behind the scenes videos of their work to make 5,000 copies of Good Dog, Bad Zombie. We thought we'd share that with you! Check out the short video below!

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We're so thankful we have such an amazing partner manufacturing this game with care, love, and joy.

What’s next? 

We’re wrapping up layout on the Weird Smells and Unlikely Allies expansions, which will go to the printer by the end of this week, and we’ve begun layout on the $75 and above “Play the Game as Your Own Dog” cards. These cards represent a bulk of the work for the entire project and we can’t wait to ship them your way.

Timeline

As of our last conversations with our printer and manufacturers, we’re still on track to get you these games by Christmas. We’re thrilled with the progress and we’ll have more updates soon!

Best,

Hannah (with Brian, Evan, and Lupin too!)

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    1. Shervyn von Hoerl
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      I love that you guys took the time to work with a US based printer. That is simply amazing.

    2. Make Big Things 5-time creator on

      Thanks all!! And @Victoria, yes, seeing the manufacturer's enthusiasm has put a huge smile on our faces and wag in our tail!

    3. Victoria Griesdoorn on

      This is absolutely pawsome! I love that the printer is so excited about having his dog in the game.

    4. Greg W. on

      Howling with excitement!

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      Graham Edge on

      Squeeee! Awesome news!