Rough month, but I'm back.
Sorry for the silence. Things have been moving forward, but admittedly pretty slowly.
I won't go into it, other than to say that personal, unexpected life issues came... Read more
Replacements and community and code! Oh my!
Miss me? I’ve missed sleep! :)
1. Brief Progress Status
2. What else have I been doing?
3. Support & Replacement Parts
4. The Community Forum
5. Choosatron Project Source... Read more
Major Update - Setup and Next Steps!
Very important update, so don’t skim! Also including an index up top do you know what we are getting into. :)
1. Brief Status
2. Missing Spark Cores
3. Bad... Read more
Choosatrons Shipping! AAAGH!
Hello everyone! Important stuff, so please read.
Ok! The first batch of Choosatrons shipped last Friday, with the rest following not far behind (maybe already have), so it's happening folks!... Read more
Happy new year!
A quick update before we usher in 2015.
First, the latest update is shipping will start January 8th, and manufacturing is going fine!
Second, the writing / setup software is... Read more
New Year brings Choosatrons!
Whoosh...time, she flies. Let’s get to it.
The Good News
We are still on track for Choosatron kits being finished and ready to ship by about January 3rd, so says... Read more
Waiting and Working
This will be brief, but now that I finally have a moment to breath I wanted to get an update out there. Before anything, here is a picture... Read more
Greetings everyone! It appears summer has slipped by, much faster than I expected certainly. Well lets get right into it, shall we?
I haven’t forgotten about outlining the components of... Read more
Tough weeks, but good progress!
Hello all! I know this is overdue, but hopefully lots of info to enjoy! Our topics include:
1. Choosatron Software Development
2. Spark (The Company) Feature Development
3. China Status... Read more
Marathon to Manufacturing
Greetings everyone! It has been a busy few weeks, and I’m happy to say most of that business has been progress on Choosatron. I’ll be discussing three areas in this... Read more
The Big Push
Hello all! This last week has been excellent for my personal health and progress. It is the first time since this project has begun that I don’t have ANY other... Read more
Summer is Finally Here...
I’m sorry for the lack of communication this last month. There have been a lot of 12-16 hour days, which burns me out quick when it comes to responding to... Read more
Back from Berlin!
We finally got the set of 20 prototype units just before going to Berlin (just in time!). We were supposed to have them early February, so if that... Read more
Choosatron Update - GDC Edition!
The first arcade kit prototype was created and built! Functionally (or shall I say, FUNctionally) it works great, we just need to adjust some header spacing on the... Read more
Choosatron nominated for an award!
Hello everyone! I wanted to post a quick update with some fun news.
Today we found out that the Choosatron project has been nominated for the WTF! award at A... Read more
Frozen Winter Update (#34)
Wow...I’m so sorry...four weeks, yeesh! I’ve been hunkered down keeping a lot of plates moving to get firmware, software, and upcoming GDC in a good place. I have a demo... Read more
I have parted ways with day job to pursue development of the Choosatron, and other projects full time. It has become too hard handling both, which hasn’t been fair... Read more
Weekly Update (#32)
From now on, updates will be on a bi-monthly (every 2 weeks) basis.
There’s been a minor update to the board design in order to get all four... Read more
Weekly Update (#31)
Weekly...yeah....*cough* Let's dive right in shall we? Oh yeah, and from now on, all updates are public! Welcome to any new readers. :)
We are waiting on the... Read more
Merry Christmas and Thank You!
This isn’t an update about the project specifics. Rather, I wanted to send a special thank you, and remind us all why tools like Kickstarter are so great, and even... Read more
Down to the wire! 36 minutes, $774 to go!
I'm already blissed out, but I can't help but want to reach for the LAST stretch goal! A little over a half an hour left, but I think we can... Read more
A New Author Approaches!
Evidently there is one more surprise left!
Video game studio WayForward - the developer of titles such as Shantae, Mighty Switch Force!, and DuckTales: Remastered- has offered... Read more
(FINAL) STRETCH #6: $75,000 - Choosatron Wizard
(Pssst! Check the reward levels, there is a wood case choosatron kit!)
Last one folks. Close enough to be possible, far enough where we gotta fight for it! So please,... Read more
STRETCH #5: $70,000 - Storytime 2: Electric Boogaloo
It's storytimeagain! Three writers, way more than three stories! Two of our new authors are also focused on kids and education, so we'll get more for the youngins. Read... Read more
Stretch Goal #4: $66,000 - 300% Funding, "THIS IS SPARTA!"
To celebrate 300% funding, we have a lot of great stuff! A quick summary, then the details!
STRETCH REWARDS SUMMARY:
- A COMPLETE redesign of the Choosatron Writing Platform!... Read more
Bonus freebie for Stretch #3!
Tin Man Games has upped the ante! They are already writing an original Choosatron story as a prequel to their gamebook adventure The Siege of the Necromancer, but now... Read more
More fun add-ons? What would you like?
Hello everyone! As we get further into stretch goals, and closer to the end, I ask myself what Choosatron fans would really like as add-ons to their rewards! It dawned... Read more
Stretch Goal #3: $60,000 - "Choose this adventure!"
As I mentioned last week, Choose Your Own Adventure® themselves are going to write an original Choosatron story as part of the next goal, but that isn't all!
New Writing... Read more
A peak at the next stretch goal!
A full announcement will follow soon, but after such a great week teaching and such amazing support, I can't hold my excitement in!
Stretch Goal #3: $60,000
Just ONE of the... Read more
Additions to our next Stretch Goal!
It has been a crazy week (Kickstarter aside!). Today is the last day of a class I'm teaching to kids about writing choice based interactive fiction using the Choosatron. Each... Read more
First Stretch Goal Reached!
Thank you everyone! We made it to the first of hopefully many stretch goals. We have our new set of writers (check out the details on the KS page!) that... Read more
Preparing for the Choosatron Class at the Loft
The kickstarter isn't the only thing keeping me busy. I've been preparing to teach a class with the Choosatron at the Loft Literary Center next week. Each student will get... Read more
First Stretch Goals Announced!
I’m pleased to announce our first stretch goals! At almost 200% funded I wanted to give everyone a special thank you gift. Thanks to author Matt Youngmark, EVERY funder will... Read more
Getting ready to stretch!
After a busy weekend, lots of emails, calls, and deals made in dark alleyways, I've got some fun stretch goals lined up! Tomorrow I will be posting a special bonus... Read more
Day Two - Thanks so much!
It was a really successful first day, and we got over 50% funded in 12 hours! I'm looking forward to keeping as much of this momentum as possible so we... Read more