Progress Update - Awaiting final illustrations, Vote for an Image & Late Backing Closed
We are chugging along here on the good ship Nevergrowup!
I had hoped to have everything off to the manufacturer by this point but delays (as always) unfortunately happen. Thankfully we're just awaiting the final bits and pieces!
For now, I'll update you on what's happening behind the scenes!
Awaiting final illustrations Final Rule Book Proof reading/Edits .. otherwise ready to send the files for manufacturing!
What happens once the manufacturer has the files? They will put us in their queue, and provide digital samples for approval. When those are approved they will express what is called a "white box" sample for approval (this has all of the components but none/very little printed on it to verify the component quality and quantities). Once all the approvals and adjustments are made, it's off to the manufacturing and assembly lines then on to the ships for the journey overseas to fulfillment centers in the United Kingdom and Canada!
ILLUSTRATIONS + YOU VOTE!
We're currently waiting on the final illustrations, mostly for the Epic Encounters but also, excitingly, the Space Dog (crew "Mascot") and his Minions!
Here's a mock-up of the adorable pup and felines provided to the illustrator;
We'd also like YOUR OPINION on one of the EPIC Encounter villains!
Which would you choose (left or right)? LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!
Here's a quick taste of some of the other Epic Encounters you'll find as well;
LATE BACKING CLOSED
We have closed the Pledge Manager to LATE BACKERS. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to making this project a reality. Unfortunately we did not hit enough to feasibly unlock that final stretch goal (after failed pledges were taken into account), but the late backing has to end before we can send final numbers to the manufacturer to ensure we order enough (but not too many) copies!
All of you who have backed already can still access your Pledge Manager to provide us with updates and/or add-ons up until approximately 1 week prior to fulfillment. We will let you know exactly when that will be well in advance!
There are still about 8% of you who have not even logged in to your Pledge Manager. We will be sending re-invites and, in time, messaging each of you personally in the hopes of getting that info locked down.
What if I don't see/never got the Pledge Manager email?
Check your spam folder. If you use Gmail, sometimes your invite will go to your "Promotions" tab.
If you still can't find it, search your inbox for "PledgeManager"
If that doesn't work:
- 1. Click - https://iwillnevergrowup.pledgemanager.com/projects/into-the-black-boarding-party-0/
- 2. Click "Request New Invite"
- 3. Enter your email address (the one you pledged with)
- 4. Wait at least 10 minutes - then go to your email, open the invite, and click the giant button to confirm all your goodies
And if that doesn't work, check the Pledge Manager FAQ page and submit a support request.
There's something wrong with my pledge!
What if I need to change my address?
As long as your items have not been shipped, you can always change your address. Just simply log back in to PledgeManager and make the appropriate change. However, if you change your country, additional shipping costs may apply.
Until next time, Cheers!
James J Campbell
I Will Never Grow Up Games
Designer, Into the Black: Boarding Party