Oceans, the next Evolution game, is now live on Kickstarter
With thousands of play-tests, years of non-stop design, over 100 unique illustrations, and more content than we've ever packed into a game, Oceans is now live on Kickstarter. Please take a... Read more
Sneak Peek: Oceans Video
Oceans is the most epic game our company has ever tackled and we want it to succeed. So I'm posting the first draft of the Oceans video to help build... Read more
Become an official playtester for Oceans
We're looking for outside playtest groups to explore the next stand-alone game in the Evolution series. You'll be instrumental in polishing the most ambitious game our company has ever tackled and... Read more
Wow. Just wow.
Thanks for the outpouring of responses to my last update. It's tremendously fun to have this type of engagement with our fans. Seriously thanks. Several of you asked if I... Read more
Come claim your immaculate prize, good sir. Yes Dustin Powers, I'm talking to you.
In our last update, we encouraged fans to vote for Oceans as one of the most anticipated games of 2018.
Oceans is an amazing game. It deserves to be the... Read more
Most Anticipated Games of 2018 - Win a CLIMATE playmat
There is an influential poll taking place on BoardGameGeek.com that closes on Sunday January 28th. Please consider voting for Oceans: an Evolution game to help bring attention to our baby. It would... Read more
Vote for Oceans: An Evolution Game for BGG's most anticipated game of 2018
Hi Climate backers!
Every year on BoardGameGeek, folks gather at year's end to vote on their most anticipated games for the upcoming year. This year one of the nominees is... Read more
Evolution: The Video Game NOW LIVE on Kickstarter
Some of you have been waiting a long time for this: Evolution: The Video Game is now live on Kickstarter.It's based on the Evolution you know and love, but... Read more
Our New Kickstarter Campaign is Live: Vegas Wits & Wagers
Now that you've been playing Evolution: Climate and nothing else continuously for 6 months running (right? RIGHT!?), you may be looking for a change of pace. It's your lucky day:... Read more
Art Sketches for Oceans & A Free Copy
Catherine Hamilton was flown to the Galapagos last year by an expedition company that wanted to train her as a field guide. During her downtime, she created concept... Read more
LAST CALL - Free Access to Evolution Video Game
April 22nd is the last day to sign-up for free access to the Alpha build of the Evolution video game. Check out my North Star Games blog if you want... Read more
Links to the final Promo Pack rules and Announcing Evolution: The Oceans!
Announcing the next Evolution game...
Nick Bentley has been thinking about the next game in the Evolution product line since we discussed it over a year ago. He is finally... Read more
Winner of Original Watercolor Announced!
The winners of the 11th Annual Golden Geek Awards for 2016 were posted yesterday. Click on the link below to see the results. You will learn about some of the... Read more
Win an Original Evolution Watercolor!
Nominated for 2 Golden Geeks!
To celebrate that Evolution: CLIMATE has been nominated for Artwork & Presentationas one of the most beautiful games of 2016, we'll be sending one... Read more
Rough drafts: Rules for Promo Cards and Plant Micro-Expansion
I'm posting the rough drafts in case someone is itching to play with them over the weekend. They're probably good enough to call final, but I want to get feedback... Read more
How to Use Evolution Promo Cards - roughdraft
My plan was to post three PDFs today which explain the following:
- How to Use Evolution Promo Cards
- Plant Micro-Expansion Rules
- How to Mix CLIMATE with Flight
Unfortunately several people... Read more
Update: Canadian shipments, USA shipments, and shipments with Flight
We sent an email to Ideaspatcher/Nift yesterday after reading all of the online updates about Canadians not yet having tracking numbers. It breaks my heart to pass on the... Read more
The Answer to Everything
We still don't have much visibility into the delivery dates of your games. This has not changed since before our September 7th update. Our fulfillment partner seems to... Read more
General Update for Everyone. Please read...
I'm frustrated. Where is my game?
USA and Canada - According to our shippers, you should either have your package, or a shipping number by the end of today. If... Read more
Shipping Update - your games are coming soon...
Everyone in the regions below should receive their games by the end of October. All other shipments (Asia, Eastern Europe, South America, Africa, etc) should arrive by... Read more
The games have arrived in port and are supposed to start shipping on Thursday. They are expected to arrive at homes starting on October 18th.
The games have... Read more
Your Games are on the High Seas!
Estimated Deliver Dates
All of the games are on boats now, but there are still enough moving parts that I don't want to give more precise estimates:
Western... Read more
We know, it's been an eternity since our last update!
I want to apologize for our silence. We have been very uncommunicative and I'm sorry about that. You have a right to be frustrated. In truth, we have... Read more
Production Samples of Evolution: Climate
The samples have arrived and there's a video you've got to see!
Jeremy Salinas (aka Drakkenstrike) was the world's most popular board game video reviewer when retired 4 years ago.... Read more
Climate Rules (Version 2)
Wow! Thanks for all of the amazing feedback. 105 of our backers took the time to read the rules and post comments all within a few days. Many of you... Read more
We have sent all of the files to the printers except the Stand-Alone rule booklet and the Conversion Kit rule booklet. The rules will be the last component to... Read more
Files are headed to the printer this week!
A heads-up: we're running behind schedule. At the last minute, we found a way to make the system cleaner, simpler, and more inviting. But the change required testing... Read more
Surveys are sent! Important notes
We sent your surveys today! Please answer them with haste!
For those who want to pick up your rewards at the Essen Game Fair in October,... Read more
Final Adjustments Notice!
Important: this is the last day to make adjustments to your pledge. You must finalize your pledge by tonight 11:59 EST (Tuesday 22nd), or forever hold your peace. ... Read more
Stretch Goal Details - Player Aid and Concept Art
Today we're showing off more of the stretch goals you've unlocked! Thanks to our backers for this amazing show of support. It means the world to our development team.
Player... Read more
Details about the stretch goals - Promo Trait Cards
What are Promo Cards?
These are limited print run cards designed to give our biggest fans a chance to experiment with fun, new ideas. Some cards are charming and silly,... Read more
More Free Stuff!
We challenged you to share our Facebook post 250 times last Friday and you blew that goal out of the water in less than an hour! Thank you, thank you!... Read more
Details About Your Free Stretch Goals - Scenario Cards
When to Use Scenario Cards
These cards are optional. Use them when you wake up one morning itching to play Evolution in a completely new and zany way.
How to... Read more
We need to talk...
...about all the AWESOME stretch goals you're getting!
We're going to post updates over the next few days so you can see the cool stuff you've unlocked. This update is about... Read more
Free Art Upgrade!
As many of you have pointed out, the art for Trampling looks like an aquatic creature that filter feeds. We agree. So we reached out to one of our favorite game... Read more
Free (smoking hot) Mini-Expansion!
Jonathan D'Angelo, one of Evolution's developers, asked a brilliant question:
- What if we got rid of the Watering Hole, and gave each player a Plant Species instead?
We know a... Read more
WE'RE TURNING UP THE HEAT
We want this campaign to have a meteoric finish and we need your help, so we're making some smoking hot changes to our stretch goals!
Stretch Goals Incoming!
We're... Read more
Revealing the New Climate Traits:
We have some fantastic new art from Catherine Hamilton! The watercolor below depicts a camouflage-like trait that gives your species protection from the heat...
If that's not enough... Read more
Trait Design Contest Winners!
With more than 900 votes, we have our Trait Design Contest Winners!
Trampling trampled the competition. Congrats to backer Bracken! Please contact us so we can include your... Read more
Trait Contest Results So Far, and NEW TRAIT CARD ART
The polls for our trait design contest have been open for 24 hours and we already have 509 respondents! If you haven't ranked your choices yet, rank them here. We'll... Read more
Finalists Announced for the Trait Card Contest!
Why has it been so quiet around here? Answer:
We've been hotly debating the many fine traits you proposed in our Trait Design Contest. It's been difficult to narrow them... Read more
Contest: Design a Trait Card for the Stretch Goal Pack
The results from the Graphics poll are in! We had 931 responses. That's a whole lotta participation and let me tell you, the entire Climate development team is pumped right... Read more
Poll: Choose Your Favorite Graphics
The most popular activity of our last campaign was when backers posted trait card ideas. We printed the best ones and included them in the stretch goal pack that went... Read more
Guess What? It's Darwin's Birthday and we're going to Celebrate!
Since we can't give a birthday gift to Charles, we're doing the next best thing and giving one to every one of our backers getting stretch goals!
In honor... Read more
Converting CLIMATE to Evolution
There has been some confusion about what to expect from Evolution: Climate which I'd like to clear up.
The stand-alone Evolution: CLIMATE is not a 2-in-1 game.
Evolution: CLIMATE is... Read more
Mixing Climate and Flight
We miscommunicated when we said that Climate is incompatible with Flight. This is not true. Climate and Flight are fully compatible but they were not designed to be played together.... Read more
Shipping for Canadian Backers Reduced!
We’ve had some (totally legitimate) complaints that Canadian shipping was too high. That sent us on a quest to find a way to reduce the price with our... Read more
Wow, that was FAST. We've almost tripled our funding goal just hours after launch!
As I write this, our campaign is the most popular campaign on ALL of Kickstarter. This... Read more