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Take your island with you. Play anywhere with this portable deck transformer game.
Take your island with you. Play anywhere with this portable deck transformer game.
4,803 backers pledged $99,028 to help bring this project to life.

We did it!

Posted by Portal Dragon (Creator)

Thank you so much to all of our 4803 backers! I can not express enough my gratitude. I am so astounded that my little game has gotten so much attention and I feel so honored. This gives me such encouragement and a new perspective for the future both for what it means for game design in the future but also for my family. I currently work full time on top of running Portal Dragon and I am working towards the day where my work in the game industry can support our family of 9. My goal is to reduce my cost of living by moving away from the Detroit area and into a more rural area of Tennessee so that I can have more time to focus on my family. We are a foster family and each of my kids means the world to me. I say all this so you could know how much this means to me. That this project has not just funded my dream of a game but helped move me toward a position where I can invest more time in the education, edification, and encouragement of each member of my family.   

So Close...

We came just $972 away from the last stretch goal. The last few minutes were both so long and so short. All of you have been so amazing and positive all through the campaign I wanted to extend this stretch goal through BackerKit. All funds raised through Backerkit will apply towards this stretch goal. This makes it very attainable and I am sure we can get it.   


We now are moving into the waiting phase. My goal is to keep everyone informed through the entire process. I will be giving weekly updates until we move into the printing process. Once it has gone to print I will give updates as they come but at least once a month. Communication is a very high priority for me through this process. BackerKit We will be launching BackerKit next week on the 21st to allow all pledges enough time to get fully resolved. You will be charged automatically but I will be following up with anyone who has any issues. Once BackerKit is live you will be able to manage your pledge and select you add-ons and add funds if needed.  

Boxes and Photos  

Many have asked about the boxes and if we have pictures and a better explanation of them. The short answer is not yet. For this, I am very sorry and I am working to get more info as soon as possible. I will have this in BackerKit so that you can make a more informed decision.  

Final Thoughts

I can not thank you all enough for an awesome campaign. Everyone was so nice and helpful. It was almost freaky how happy everyone was through the whole campaign. Overall it was an absolute delight to be a part of. 

Thank you all for being amazing backers. As always please let me know if you have any questions.  

Jon Mietling
Portal Dragon

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    1. Christina Aimerito on

      YAYYYY!!! Big congrats. I can't wait to play.

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      Karen Robinson on

      I"m not a bit surprised that it has done so well. I loved it since you first posted the little teaser gif on facebook. When you have a great idea, and especially with the beautiful artwork, people will want it. Thanks for letting me be a playtester; it was fun to be involved. I'm looking forward to the finished product.

      I'd be happy to proofread the rules, especially for the kinds of awkward sentences that happen when a person edits previous text. I already found a couple, and pointed them out on bgg. What would be the best way to bring editing suggestions to your attention?

      Again, congratulations on a great campaign, and a great product.

    3. Portal Dragon 3-time creator on

      If they follow the get notified button or visit they can sign up for the email list. I will be sending instructions to that list.

    4. Jacob Coon on

      Great, thanks! How will they be able to get an invite to the Backerkit?

    5. Portal Dragon 3-time creator on

      @Jacob Coon - yes they can pre-order through BackerKit but will miss out on the free sleeve.

    6. Jacob Coon on

      I see we can add more copies through Backerkit, but will someone be able to join in by themselves through Backerkit?

    7. Michael Donaldson on

      I agree with Jani Andsten as well.

    8. Portal Dragon 3-time creator on

      @Govind Krishna - you can add more copies in backerkit

    9. Govind Krishna on

      I hope I can add more copies later on. A friend of mine missed the pledge.

    10. Caspar Steijn

      +1 Jani Andsten

    11. burnsflipper on

      +1 Jani Andsten. This was exactly what I came on here to say. Congratulations John and I hope this moves you one step closer to a better life.

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      John McHenry on

      Helping good people make good things is good for everyone. I'm happy for you and for every other backer. Well done, sir!

    13. Govind Krishna on

      Congrats Jon and Portal Dragon. Can't wait for the game

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      Richard Hindle on

      Congratulations! Can't wait to get hold of this game. Good luck with the next stage of production!

    15. Kingfat44 on

      Happy happy joy joy! This game looks awesome, can't wait to play it! Grats on everything :D

    16. Daniele Giardino on

      Happy to be in the group :)

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      Dave Angrisani on

      Great job! and congrats to you an your family

    18. Aaron J on


      Really hoping the speedier shipping does get unlocked as I can't wait to play this on my honeymoon in the Caribbean with my future wife - the perfect game while sitting on an island beach! :)

    19. SimAlien

      Congratulations Jon and family. I'm sure you are glad everything went well. Wishing you all the best for the future.

    20. Mohammed Al-Mohanna

      Congrats on a successful campaign. Cannot wait for the boxes picture to decide.

    21. BL on

      What a wonderfully run campaign - you should be proud of yourself. Bravo!!

    22. Jani Andsten on

      Congrats! I know many backers really liked the $100k SG, but for me it didn't really matter whether we reach it or not. It doesn't really matter to me if I'll get the game 3 weeks earlier as I was supposed to, especially not when you also provide PnP. I can just print a game for myself when I'm waiting for the official copy. I'd rather you use the money for yourself and for your family than to pay extra for air shipment!

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      Hailey Gross on

      Can't wait! Great job :)

    24. Artorig on

      Congratulations Jon. Well done.

    25. on

      Great! Can’t wait to travel to Palm Island

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      Kenrick Carlson Keh

      Congratulations! You seem to be such a good person!

    27. Timo Hollenbach