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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!
2,145 backers pledged $175,080 to help bring this project to life.

Good Dog, Bad Zombie begins shipping today!

Posted by Make Big Things (Creator)

Hoomans! It’s here! The moment we’ve all been waiting for. Good Dog, Bad Zombie starts shipping out from our Blackbox facility today

Here’s the info we have:

  • GDBZ base games and expansions will begin shipping from Blackbox to US and Canadian backers today: Monday, December 10th
  • Blackbox has told us that almost all of the shipments will probably go out in one day, but it could take up to Friday to send them all. We’ll post another backer update after they’ve verified with us that all packages have shipped. 
  • Non-Canadian international packages have not begun shipping yet. We’re working with Blackbox to coordinate dealing with customs and warehousing and working on getting these out as soon as we can. We’ll let you know when we have more information, and we're working to get these moving as quickly as possible!

We’re so excited to get you these games and we’re here to answer questions along the way! We’re so proud of what the GDBZ community has made together!

Custom Dog Cards

As mentioned in a previous update, custom dog cards ($75 backers and above) will be shipping after the new year. We’ll be able to narrow this estimate in a future update after all base games have shipped and everyone has a few weeks to breathe.

In addition, we’re nearly ready to launch the online tool that will allow people to design home-printed versions of their dogs! We’ve gotten to play around with an early version of it, and it’s really cool. Here's a couple screenshots of the tool in progress:

Screenshot of the web interface
Screenshot of the web interface

 And here's what it looks like after you've filled out the info and uploaded the picture:

It will spit out a PDF for you to download!
It will spit out a PDF for you to download!

We'll let you know as soon as this is ready!

PAX Unplugged 

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and picked up a game at PAX Unplugged! It was amazing meeting so many backers in person, and it felt so special being able to hand-deliver your games.

Every step of this game has been a labor of love. From our 3-person design team to our US manufacturer working with us daily to hash out really challenging design and production questions. This was an ambitious game to produce the way we did. We've worked so hard to bring this to you, and we’ve learned so much along the way. Now, we’re ready to send Good Dog, Bad Zombie out into the world. You made this pawsible. 

Brian proudly holding a copy of GDBZ and the Weird Smells expansion.
Brian proudly holding a copy of GDBZ and the Weird Smells expansion.

We’ll be in touch over the next week with more shipping updates. In the meantime, a deep and heartfelt thank you. We couldn’t have done this without you.


Brian, Evan, and Hannah

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    1. L Warble

      Will it be up by Christmas?

      (Cleaning up dog-drool...)

    2. Make Big Things 5-time creator on

      @Jay - It will be a free browser-based tool available for everyone!

    3. Jay Elmore on

      Is the custom dog app only for people who are getting a custom dog from the KS, or will it be available for everyone?

    4. Mel Mah on

      Oh wow mine already arrived in the mail sorting room of my office building this morning.

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      Valerie Croft on

      I can't believe how excited I am for this. I keep checking my email to see if I've gotten my notification.

    6. John VanDeBrook on

      Got my shipment notification today! I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed about the custom dog delay, but I understand the reasons for it. I’d rather have ‘done right’ than ‘done fast’. Looking forward to playing!

    7. Make Big Things 5-time creator on

      @James Arnell - Thank you! And yes we will! We're working on both a components assembly video and a gameplay vid. We'd really like to get those up soon, as we know packages will start arriving in no time.


    8. James Arnell on

      Awesome job I can't wait to get it, and I understand with the overwhelming supporters that my custom dog won't be shipped until later I'm alright with that. Get the crucial stuff done first and get everything right. On a side note will you be posting a video tutorial of the game and play through? Could be helpful for some supporters.

    9. Greg W. on

      Thanks for the good news!

    10. Make Big Things 5-time creator on

      @kcmetaphysical - Thank you! We're so excited! Looks like Planet Comicon overlaps with PAX East this year, and we'll definitely be at PAX. With Brian in Chicago, one of our 2019 goals is to seek out more conventions in the midwest!


    11. kcmetaphysical

      Super excited. Would love itnif you came to Planet Comicon in KC and set up!

    12. David Sims

      I'm soooo excited for it.