Happy End (of the Container)
Courtesy of Game Salute, we now have a picture of the container. After intensive coordination between port, trucking and Game Salute holiday schedules last week, a truck arrived in New... Read more
Cosco Dalian arrived in Boston
The Cosco Dalian arrived in Boston. I hope they are unloading the container as I write this. If you are in Boston, maybe you can check it out and take... Read more
Launch Party is 12/16/2011 in Mountain View, CA
I am now very confident that all backers should have their game in a week or so, so it's time for the launch party. It will be Friday, December 16th... Read more
Finally: Boats and Planes
We have reached a significant milestone: All the games are on the way to the warehouse!
First some the bad news. The boatload will not make it to the... Read more
Update on Startup Fever
Here is the latest from Startup Fever Land....
Panda found isolated issues with lids of the tin cans and are working with the can manufacturer to replace the damaged cans... Read more
The Advance Copy Arrived
Earlier today, the advance copy of the game arrived. It's real! This is so amazing! I forced myself to continue cleaning up first, and then we opened the boxes for... Read more
Where do Startup Fever Backers Live?
Now that the manufacturing is under way I started preparing for shipping. If you got an e-mail from me in the last day or so, then I don't have your... Read more
All the Art!
Another update. All the proofs have been approved and we gave the go-ahead for manufacturing! In celebration of this, the Chinese government celebrated with fireworks all day today, and gave the whole... Read more
This morning I was dancing around the house. The physical proof finally arrived. So here is a "real" update. It's almost perfect, Panda did an amazing job so far. There... Read more
Need help naming the meeples
The meeples need names! Please make suggestions - and rate other suggestions - in the comments - or by e-mail.
Board games from the view point of the pieces...
Startup Fever is still in the patience demanding phase. We have almost all the "soft proofs", just 8 cards are missing. The manufacturer asked for address for the physical proof,... Read more
Game update and Pacificon this week-end
Status of the game: We have received feedback from the printer, and Gary turned it around within hours <applause>, so they are back at the printer. Other than that, we... Read more
Battle Space Magazine Interview
Battlespace Magazine's August/September 2011 edition has an article about Startup Fever
This is a great magazine and has lots of other attractive articles. Unfortunately, I can't link directly to... Read more
We just sent the files to the printer
WOOHOO! We just sent the files with all the artwork to Panda Game Manufacturing. This is a major mile stone. Their "pre-press team" is now looking at them, and there... Read more
Rules now 12 Pages
We expanded the rules to 12 pages.... No change to the actual rules, just more space. While that means another sheet, and extra cost to manufacture and ship, it also... Read more
Beta Edition Shipped!
Good news, folks!
The Beta Edition copies have just shipped, and should arrive within days, at least in the US. If you don't have it within say a... Read more
It's Getting Physical
I wanted to slow down, but cool stuff keeps happening.
Today, I received one set of the wooden components from the manufacturer. Pictures are attached below. (1) overview, (2) product... Read more
The top of the box was one of the first concepts, but now Gary went back and worked on the other 5 sides. 9 sides, actually... See below for what... Read more
Blurry picture of the meeples
Someone else will have to operate my BBQ today, as we continue our effort to finalize the two editions of the game. Attached is the first picture of our custom... Read more
Back to School! - And only 21h left
Having professional editors is a weird thing. Reminds me a lot of school. Except now you are seeking them out and paying them to improve your work as where Teachers... Read more
55 hours to go - Tin hiring pools and other updates
I want to extend a warm welcome to the people who clicked on "REMIND ME" on the top right of the game so they get an e-mail 48 hours before... Read more
61 hours to go!
Wow, it's getting close. Kickstarter switched from "days" to "hours"
I'll send up a few more updates later in the day. So stay tuned - and tell your friends.
Another scandal and a retention card.
The retention card reminds me of an early childhood story about a man with a hollow tooth in which was a box. In the... Read more
An interesting article, and Events, Events, Events
Real live catching up with Startup Fever:
I don't endorse that data. But I have a few more event cards:
Economyis a new kind of card. It... Read more
Events, Events, Events
Gary has been busy lately.
Executive Power(the job sharing card) allows you to have more than one CEO. It's one of the newer event cards in the game, and... Read more
Another Review went up: 2D6
Kevin Wenzel's review just went up on the Geek and on 2D6.org.
As you guys already know, the colors and the product markers are being fixed for the final design. E.g. money... Read more
Dice Hate Me Review
Chris Kirkman from Dice Hate Me just published his review. If you have a BGG account, don't forget to thumb it up :-) His review is part of a mini series on... Read more
Let me introduce our new CEOs and CTOs
Folks, after I scared you all with my meeple designs, here is the real plan...
Below are the outlines of our two beautiful meeple models. They'll be about 19mm x... Read more
Manufacturer Signed - Virtual Unboxing
It does look like everything happens at once, no? But most of these updates have been in the works for a long time. As an example, we have been going... Read more
Fun with Colors and Extra Rewards
You can probably tell from the frequency of the updates that things are accelerating over here in Startup Fever land.
The original colors of employees were based on available... Read more
I spent parts of the week-end revising the event card flavor text for the Retail Edition. Most cards are getting there, but I am sure the outcome is better if... Read more
You Guys are Wonderful! Now let's Talk Extra Rewards!
You guys are wonderful!
6 weeks ago I wrote “We'll come up with extra rewards for Kickstarter backers if we reach $20,265...” and we surpassed that TODAY! So now I... Read more
Undead Viking Review
Angan! The Undead Viking just put up a video review titled "Startup Fever: A tenacious, conflict filled 120 minutes." I haven't had time to watch it yet, but I wanted to share... Read more
Designer Diary on Board Game Geek
Another article just went up: Coming Down with Startup Fever
It's on Board Game Geek, and I discuss some of the game mechanics. If you do have a BGG account,... Read more
Drake's Flames Reviewed Startup Fever
Drake's Flames tag line is "Crassly Opinionated Game Reviews (and occasional bathroom humor). I like his reviews in general, and he likes the game, so I am happy. But you have... Read more
Our most exciting update yet: First View at the New Board
Today I am going to share with you the long awaited first view at the new board design. The picture below gives a first impression.
But this is very... Read more
The Story of Startup Fever Told in 8 Boards
Today I am sharing a quick look behind the scenes of developing a board game like Startup Fever. Visually, the change in graphics for the board over time is the... Read more
General Status Update
I want to give a general status update on what's going on with the project. We are still moving full speed ahead.
The negotiation with the manufacturer for Retail... Read more
Update on Beta Edition Box
Attached a few pictures of the new Beta Edition Box. This box has additional enforcement inside so it's stronger. I think it's also prettier, with the extra black rectangles the... Read more
International Shipping Cost and New Backer Level
I have to confess that I have not invested enough time into determining international shipping cost when I started the campaign. It was very busy... Not surprisingly, I have received... Read more
Kickstarter Extension Card
Below is the first event card from the Kickstarter-only extension ($60 and up). It identifies you as a Kickstarter backer, and even gives you a tiny advantage when playing... Read more
Venture Capitalist Extension Rules
For your entertainment, here are the draft rules for the Kickstarter-only Venture Capitalist Extension.
Shares (cards with company logo) are distributed at the beginning of the year. Each player... Read more
Concept for the Rulesbook
Folks do you have thoughts about this concept for the cover of the rulesbook?
Beta Edition Manufacturing Update
Here is a quick manufacturing update regarding the Beta Edition to give you some insight in the stuff that I am spending time on these days - instead of playing... Read more
And now on Facebook....
Isn't this very likeable :-)
100% Funded! What's Next?
A very good morning to everybody!
Wow! Startup Fever was funded in about four days! The Tech Crunch article certainly helped, but at the end of the day youhave... Read more
You are amazing!
You guys are amazing. I was very happy by all the positive support a few hours ago and was getting ready to send out an update... We had an stellar... Read more