Kickstarter update for September 2018
"Delays, delays, delays — games, updates, shipments…life."
It took most of spring and summer, but we’ve shipped boxes out to almost all $110 tier backers. A few of you have still not updated or confirmed your contact information or shipping addresses; we’ve tried to connect to arrange for shipment, please get back to us if you haven’t already.
If you pledged at the Journeyman Edition tier and confirmed your address earlier this year, but your box hasn’t arrived, please get in touch via the contact information listed here:
(As always, keep that link bookmarked for the latest updates.)
The team is continuing their work on the $200+ tier rewards. As usual, it’s taking longer than anticipated, partly because of the amount of work involved in the first batch, partly because we’ve underestimated the amount of work involved in the second batch.
We’ve also made life slightly more difficult for ourselves by increasing the page count and complexity of the printed materials. The Tome of the Balance has tripled in size, mostly because of the amount of art and lore we want to include. This is, after all, the culmination of almost six years of development…and we only get to do this once.
To make matters worse (for us; better for y’all) we’ve decided to combine the various books into one massive opus: the new and expanded Tome of the Balance is currently around 400 pages long (though this could change in the coming weeks) divided in two halves — Stark and Arcadia — and will be printed on premium paper with a beautiful cover. We think you’ll be happy with the end result.
This has, of course, necessitated a redesign of the boxes to fit the Tome and the other materials. (Did we mention how we’ve made things more difficult for ourselves?)
Here’s a sample page-spread from the upgraded Tome:
We plan to print everything in October. Shipping will commence after that.
T-shirts: we won’t be offering any new designs for sale. We’ve had terrible luck with printing partners, the quality's been below par, and we simply can’t handle the logistics. Backers who didn’t originally receive their shirts are getting new ones, but that will be it — at least for the foreseeable future.
In non-backer rewards related news, we’re also working on a game.
Draugen — a first-person mystery set in 1920s Norway — is due out next year on PC and consoles, and there’s a new trailer arriving in October. To stay updated, you can visit the game’s homepage (www.draugengame.com) or follow one of our many social media channels (see below).
If you liked Dreamfall, you might like Draugen. It’s a very different game, but the red thread is narrative, characters and dialogue. Even if you don’t play first-person exploration games, you should check out the trailer when it arrives — it could be that this is the one first-person exploration game you actually end up playing.
Thanks for reading!
Red Thread Games