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Manipulate the masses, juke the system, scam the true believers & make the world safe for Democracy & a better place to live!
Manipulate the masses, juke the system, scam the true believers & make the world safe for Democracy & a better place to live!
683 backers pledged $48,468 to help bring this project to life.

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Hey Everyone, Mark here, great news. The games are shipping RIGHT NOW. I am so incredibly relieved to finally be able to not just TELL you it's happening, but SHOW you that the games are on their way. It has been a long ride, but it's finally over, and I gotta tell you this is one of the best days I've had in years: the nightmare has ended.
Democracy, boxed up at gamesalute
Democracy, boxed up at gamesalute

First of all I want to say how very sorry I am that it took so long. I want to apologize to every one of you from the bottom of my heart about the endless delays and issues we’ve had and also of not always communicating as much, as often or as well as some of you wanted. This has truly been a cursed project, everything that could go wrong did go wrong. often several times over, having it all over is such a relief.

However, some good things have happened because of it, I had to realize that I could not go it alone, and so now we have ramped up to a full time staff of 3 here in Tbilisi, which has proven to be a great decision in terms of both DEMOCRACY and our other projects, I AM ZOMBIE and the XENOFACTOR line.

To all those of you who have been so amazingly supportive throughout the entire process, I just want to give you a big heartfelt thank you, you've been absolutely fantastic and your support has made dealing with this mess so much easier. Other of you were less than pleased, and I do understand where you are coming from and I want you to know how very sorry I am it came to this. Please understand that I did my very best considering the circumstances, and that now that you are getting your games, I hope we can all move on.

If you see me at a convention come say hi, I owe you a thanks for getting me back into games, where I belong. I thoroughly hope that you'll enjoy opening your packages despite the circumstances of us getting it to you and I cannot thank you enough for enabling me to do the project. You’re going to love this game (if you don’t burn it first... ;D).

yours, Mark Rein-Hagen

P.S. Game Salute wants you to know this: “Democracy is finished being packed up and is nearly ready to ship to backers who completed the survey. If you're in the US, you should receive your shipping notice email from Ship Naked by 5 PM on Friday the 21st. If you're overseas, your package may be sent by postal service and will not have a tracking number or separate email notification.”

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      Geraldine on

      Well, Game Salute is already sending copies of the game out. If I'd waited and bought it through them, I'd have my game already. But no sign of anything from Mark.

      Any ETA on games to China? (Mine is super late, since it was supposed to have been sent direct from the Chinese facto

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      Michael Gibson on

      In the...30 projects I have successfully backed on KS (meaning that they were funded) only 3 didn't ship on time. This was one of them, and was the only one to continue to insist time and time again that "it's done!" on separate occasions or drop out of contact entirely.

    3. Eimantas Gervickas on

      I totally agree on comment from Rick Underwood ;)

    4. Rick Underwood
      Superbacker
      on

      All good mate, Kickstarters hardly ever ship on time (Zombicide excluded) and it's probably been a lot worse for you than us. Backing a Kickstarter always has some level of risk and maybe some people, like those whose "Nightmare is not over", have the same expectations as if they had bought the game online from a shop, which is certainly not the case. Looking forward to getting the game and thanks.

    5. The Evolutionary on

      My sister (for whom I bought the game) said it would never be shipped. It will be great for me to be able to stick my tongue out her say "neeehhh". That said, did take a lot longer (almost 2 years) than I ever expected. Let's hope the end of this wait is finally upon us.

    6. Campaign Coins
      Superbacker
      on

      Congrats, Mark! Looking forwards to getting this.

    7. Diego Sotomayor Noel on

      NIghtmare is not over. I will still have the game of an awfull person, a game I really no longer want and will never play. This whole experience has been awfull, including all the lies and phrases like "did my best".

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      Lex Parsimoniae on

      Mark, can you confirm that the PARTY GAME package will also ship with the base game to those of us who bought it?

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      NickS
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      on

      Congratulations!

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      Chris on

      Is it bad that my thought is "well I know at least one copy of Democracy definitely exists!"?
      But joking aside it is good to see things moving forward again and I'm cautiously optimistic that I'll be seeing my copy before Christmas!

    11. Robert Dijkman Dulkes on

      Thanks for the update. I'm looking forward to getting the game next week! I've heard it said that you're a better game designer than a kickstarter organizer, so I can't wait.

      All kidding aside: congrats on pulling through finally and getting your game out there. It would've been a lot easier to all let it go to hell and declare the project a failure, and it says something that you didn't.

      May your harshest critics become your biggest fans.

    12. Matthew Lindley on

      Is there a new star in the east? What a surprise this is!

    13. Jesper Nøhr on

      I wonder who will be blamed when we suddenly don't receive our games...

    14. Thomas Herlofsen on

      Good on you. I've truly felt for you during this time, hopefully the game will be a success for you after this whole mess is over. My best to you and your family.

    15. Suvi Korhonen on

      Great to hear things are clearing and this load is off your shoulders. I don't know you personally, but I play Vampire and other old WoD games so I appreciate your work and am eager to get to try this out. :)

    16. Greg R
      Superbacker
      on

      Hi Mark. Thanks for the update. I still have not received confirmation from you or your team about my address change. The pledge manager still shows my old address. It would be a real shame if after all this time if my game is mailed to the wrong address.

    17. Eimantas Gervickas on

      I always trusted you, Mark :)
      please prove, that I am not a fool!!!! :)))

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      Geraldine on

      The part I like least about this update is 'Please understand that I did my very best considering the circumstances'.

      BUT maybe we really are getting our games soon, so I'll say no more and hope it all works out.

    19. gwailo on

      I would like to be excited about this, but this isn't the first time we've been lied to. Frankly, I don't see this being a very good game anyways. Even if I do ever get it..

    20. Alexandre Rivaben on

      I had been very excited reading this post when I read "If you're overseas, your package may be sent by postal service and will not have a tracking number or separate email notification".

      No tracking number for shipping to Brazil? That's crazy, I guess if by the end of 2050 I'll have received Democracy.... :(

    21. Shawn Gustafson
      Superbacker
      on

      Hey, Mark, I know that this campaign has had more than its share of delays and complications, and I'm sure it's been frustrating for both you and your backers. But I have to say that I've contributed to campaigns that were much less communicative and open as you have been. Even when things have been slow, I've always felt like they were at least moving, which is more than I can say for some others.

      So thank you for the update, and congratulations! I look forward to receiving my copy!

    22. Josh Taylor on

      VERY EXCITING! Thanks for the update, Mark. Pumped to finally play Democracy.

    23. Vesper on

      Fingers crossed for the shipping to succeed. Honestly, I don't even remember which address I supplied you with... and I moved countries in-between all the updates ;-)

    24. James on

      This is probably the first update that I've liked. Nice! I honestly didn't think we'd see this day, here's to hoping everything goes well with the shipping.