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Research technologies to build a civilization and help your society flourish. Become part of the Progress!
Research technologies to build a civilization and help your society flourish. Become part of the Progress!
Research technologies to build a civilization and help your society flourish. Become part of the Progress!
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Progress: Evolution of Technology

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Technologies emerged in the very early stages of human history as an expression of the evolution of the human mind. Sir Arthur C. Clarke said that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” and yet here we stand, a civilization built on the knowledge and technologies of our predecessors.

This is your chance to experience a walk through mankind's history of progress. You will forge your nation's path not through magic, but through technology. 

Progress: Evolution of Technology is a card driven civilization game with focus on the development of technologies from the ancient times to the first industrial revolution.

Each player guides his nation’s research efforts through a maze of technologies from the earliest signs of human development, moving progressively through the Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance until the first sparks of the Industrial Revolution.

To download the English rules, please follow this link.

  • 174 Technology cards
  • 46 Knowledge cards
  • 5 Player Boards
  • 1 double sided Power Board
  • 100 wooden markers
  • Rules in English

... and all the extra items from the stretch goals.

Rahdo is sharing his impressions after playing Progress: Evolution of Technology...

You can also watch a video review by Lance Myxter (Undead Viking) where he is sharing his thoughts and walks through a game of Progress: Evolution of Technology.

To learn how to play Progress: Evolution of Technology, please take a look at the following videos by Rahdo.

We have prepared for you a  quick guide for setting up Progress: Evolution of Technology.

[Production] Progress: Evolution of Technology is scheduled for production in July 2014. The artwork for the game and most of the stretch goals were finalized before the game went live on Kickstarter. While you are reading these lines we are preparing the files for production to ensure an overall speedy delivery process.

[Shipping and delivery] You should receive your order in October 2014. We have accounted for possible delays such as production issues, legal holidays or bad weather and we are doing everything in our power to deliver the game boxes into your hands sooner. All the orders from North America are shipped from US and all the other orders are shipped from EU.

Progress: Evolution of Technology features the artwork of David Szilagyi, a young and talented concept artist and illustrator who has previously created the illustrations for Praetor.

We started designing Progress: Evolution of Technology in November 2012 and after 18 months of testing and development the game is ready.

We strongly believe in our game, so we have already invested in the graphic design and illustrations. Our production is scheduled in July 2014, as soon as the project ends. For this we have dedicated time, money and effort to finalize the artwork and to prepare the final files for production.

It is common knowledge that a large majority of board games funded through Kickstarter are delivered 3 to 6 months late. We want to break this spell and prove that it is possible to deliver on time or even early. NSKN Games has already establishes a patter in not being late. It has happened before! Our first crow-funding project ran on Indiegogo in September 2012 and the last boxes were delivered in December that year. We are aware that the amount of games to be delivered will be greater and we are already preparing for this fortunate scenario.

When we designed Progress: Evolution of Technology, we did it with several expansions in mind. It won't be long after the funding of this project before you will hear back from us. There are three expansions play-tested and waiting on our bench for their artwork and another two expansions in our "to do" queue.

                                            

Find out more about us here:

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Progress: Evolution of Technology on BoardGameGeek

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Risks and challenges

NSKN Games has been publishing board games since 2011. This is our first Kickstarter campaign and our second experience with crowd-funding, so we are also fine tuning our skills. Our goal is to produce Progress: Evolution of Technology within 60 days from the campaign end and to deliver the game before the end of October 2014.

We do not expect delays in production, but unforeseen issue may arise during manufacturing and shipping. We estimate that in the worst case scenario the production may add delays of maximum 15 days and shipping & customs may add some extra 15-25 days.

We have been dealing with large production runs and we are preparing back-up plans for each step of the project, from production to shipping and final delivery.

MISSING/DAMAGED ITEMS

Because we are dealing with a large amount of games produced, packed and shipped, there is always a chance for human error or damaged parts. If such a thing happens, please check out customer support page on www.nskn.net and we will send you replacements. Our standard response time from your request to sending replacements is 48 hours.

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