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From the creators of The 7th Guest & The 11th Hour, the board game faithfully based on the best-selling computer horror classic..
From the creators of The 7th Guest & The 11th Hour, the board game faithfully based on the best-selling computer horror classic..
713 backers pledged $61,933 to help bring this project to life.

Speed Bumps

Posted by Rob Landeros (Creator)
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Looking back along the road we've traveled trying to get our board game manufactured, it feels like this looks.
Looking back along the road we've traveled trying to get our board game manufactured, it feels like this looks.

 We are now officially past our original projected shipping date of July. Our last update projected Labor Day as a possible date, but since then we have hit two more speed bumps.

The first one was mostly on yours truly. The first hardcopy proofs showed that my initial attempts to get the red decoding formula working optimally were unsuccessful. It took a bit more experimentation and testing to get it right, but we are now good to go on that front. Tack on two weeks for that misstep.

Last week, we hit another, unexpected speed bump which is mostly on the manufacturer and it involves an issue with the packaging that we had assumed would be standard practice, but now find out differently. That issue remains unresolved as of this writing, but once it is, I'll have a better basis on which to project an updated shipping date. But for now, for best case scenario, let's add three weeks and project late October.

If you've been following our saga here in the Updates section, you'll recall that our first manufacturer was inexplicably unresponsive to our project from November to February and eventually we hit an irreconcilable brick wall with them and had to switch manufacturers. The new company has been consistently more responsive, but slow along each step of the way. So now, although we are on the very verge of manufacturing, and we could pull the trigger to go into mass production, but we don't want to sacrifice quality for expedience. You, our supporters and backers, deserve the best we can deliver.

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    1. Robert Roe on

      It is definitely worth the wait. Just last week I received my tier rewards for a project that ended up four years in the making. Worth. It. Especially to have a quality project. Thanks for the update!

    2. Martin
      Superbacker
      on

      I'm also agreeing with the others in regards to not mind waiting for a quality product. Please don't fall into the trap, like some other developers, and not inform your backers about what's happening -- the good or the bad.

    3. Rob A on

      I'm with the others who have commented here so far. I don't mind it being late to get things done right. Thanks for the update!

    4. Troy Meredith on

      Thanks for the update. I don't mind waiting as long as we get updates on the delays. Looking forward to getting this. :)

    5. George
      Superbacker
      on

      No worries. Make it a great game not a fast one.

    6. Jude Dodd on

      Manufacturing never seems to be without its bumps, but I am glad to hear that you are taking the time to make things right and ensure the quality is up to you and the backer's standards.

      I am so excited to see and play the end result. Thank you for your hard work, dedication, and determination to see this through!