State of the Book - June 2017
It’s been awhile since we posted a substantial update to all platforms for the public to see and we felt it was long overdue for a “where you at?” status update.
For those of you not on our Forums or Discord (and you should be! We don’t bite), we are in the final stages of editing. We’re using a fine toothed comb and Grammarly to pick apart every sentence in the book. We’ve also been releasing “Pre-Release” copies of the book to those on the forums, Kickstarter, and Discord who have backed via Kickstarter and Backerkit every 3 to 5 weeks. That being said, those of you who remember when we did the Kickstarter over two years ago, remember the “June 2016” publish date. We thank you profusely for your understanding on being a year late at this point and we hope the more frequently released Pre-Release copies have helped allay your unhappiness and prove to you that we’re not Vaporware. We still plan on going to print soon and are still in talks with our customs agents on how to best get the books from our printer in China to a port in the US.
As for the book itself, it’s hovering between 290 and 300 pages and will be printed, case bound, in full-color on US standard letter paper (that’s 8.5” x 11” or 215.9mm x 279.4mm).
We have a lot to consider after the book is sent to print. First and foremost, we intend to ramp up our marketing for the game (Live streams, Pre-recorded videos, etc.), while attending what conventions we can. Aside from that, we’re planning to assemble and release several of the campaigns that we have created over the years as free PDFs, but will probably explore print-on-demand options as well for those of you that love paper. There have been discussions of future expansions and other ventures, but , above all else, our primary goal is to support Shattered and foster the amazing community that has grown around it.
The best and quickest way to get in touch with us devs at INDE is definitely through Discord as we can have real-time conversations with each and every one of you. While we monitor that the most, you can also find us on our Forums, Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit.
Thank you for all your support and patience,
The INDE Team