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Outer Earth: A Strategic Space Development Card Game

Created by Paul Tseng

Outer Earth: A Strategic Space Development Card Game
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483 backers pledged C$26,763.77 on Kickstarter

Establish yourself as one of the leaders in the terraforming industry by buying, building on, and selling planets for human habitation.

Raised in Kickstarter
C$26,763.77 / 483 backers
Raised in BackerKit
C$1,560.00 / 479 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Stretch goals, roll out!
over 1 year ago – Sun, May 15, 2016 at 10:52:22 PM

Stretch Goals are being prepared for liftoff!

It took longer than expected (and I apologize for that) but it was important to get everything finished at the same as some people got more than one stretch goal.

For people who are expecting stretch goals, ETA: June!

In other news

  • We now have both Italian and German translations for the rulebook.
  • Outer Earth is being sold in multiple locations in Toronto and on Amazon.com.
  • I got a job at an awesome 3D Scanning Start-up! With it I hope to learn and perhaps incorporate some 3D components in my next boardgame when the time comes.

As always, stay crispy and play more boardgames :D

Paul

Post Fulfillment Update + BoardGameGeek Thumbs Up!!
about 2 years ago – Mon, Sep 07, 2015 at 07:43:02 PM

All the games have been shipped!!

Just to let everyone know, you should either have already received your game OR it should arrive within the beginning of next week! I am super happy to say that everything has so far been going well with the fulfillment.

If there are any issues with your copy of Outer Earth of if you haven't received your copy by the beginning of next week, please contact me with a Kickstarter message.

Gotten a chance to play Outer Earth?

If you have had a chance to play the game and have a BGG account, please give it a thumbs up on BoardGameGeek and perhaps even a rating :D

If you have any rule questions or game thoughts, don’t be shy and send me a message.

Posters, Cows and Company Boards

As for the rest of the rewards I am in the process of setting up a coupon system with Mailbox Games Shop so that everyone with additional pledge rewards like posters can select their preferred illustration and get it shipped. There are also additional options now like Tees that you may want to use your coupon value towards.

I will make a separate update with the additional pledge levels in the coming weeks.

On another note, Happy Labour Day :D

Don't let gravity pull you down,

Paul

Fulfillment + Digital Capsule + more
about 2 years ago – Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 08:02:42 PM

Fulfillment has begun!

Great news, the EU and CA fulfillment centers have received the copies of Outer Earth and are in the process of making the shipping labels and stuff!

As for the US fulfillment, Amazon is in the process of receiving the delivery. Once they have received the whole order, I will upload the mailing list of all the US backers and the fulfillment will begin! This will happen by the end of this week.

PnP + Artbook Update

Initially I wanted to finish these together with the "how to play" video, however there is a slight delay in the video and I have decided to release the PnP + Artbook by the end of the month, separate from the video.

Space Cows, Posters and Lasercut boards

The space cows are nearly all painted and ready to be sent out.

The lasercut company board + paddle files are all ready to be lasercut, which is something I need to get going!

I have also set up a system with the posters where you will get credit on www.mailboxgames.com in order to select the poster illustration you want!

Everything is slowly but surely coming into place and I thank you for all the patience throughout this whole Kickstarter ordeal :D

Cheers,

Paul

Address Changes + GenCon Pickup + Mailbox Games + More!
about 2 years ago – Sun, Jul 19, 2015 at 04:22:14 AM


Hey all, We have a lot of news to go through so lets get the most important stuff out of the way.

Shipping

As things stand now, the games are currently being trucked from LA to Buffalo. From Buffalo the games will be sent to the two fulfillment houses and GenCon. I was hoping to ship out the games BEFORE GenCon but sadly enough things did not turn out that way.

Address Changes

I have already locked down all the addresses on BackerKit, however if you forgot to change your address or know that you will be in a different address by the end of August, please send me a message through Kickstarter with your old and new address. I will make the changes to your pledge personally!

GenCon Pickup

Since I might be seeing some backer’s at GenCon, I have decided to allow people to pick up their games at GenCon. If you are an International backer and pick up your game at GenCon, I will reimburse your shipping fees! To my US backers, since the shipping price is already included in the price, you will get a pretty sweet high five for your efforts :D

If you are attending GenCon, regardless of if you are picking up a game or not, drop on over to booth #2820 and say hi (+ get some pretty sweet (and free) stickers :D).

Outer Earth Pricing

The price of Outer Earth at GenCon will be $35USD (which turns out to be $45 CDN). I mention this because I want to reassure you that the price paid during the Kickstarter is the cheapest price Outer Earth will ever be!

BitBazaar

The booth at BitBazaar
The booth at BitBazaar

Yesterday (July 12th) I participated in Bit Bazaar that was located at the Ontario’s Celebration Centre. It was a great experience where I talked to people and showcased Outer Earth. It was ALSO a great way to prepare myself for the madness that is Gen Con at the end of July!

Extra Backer Rewards

Space Cow lineup!
Space Cow lineup!

I have been working on the backer levels and have gotten some good headway on the space cows. Most of the painting was done during a cottage trip by the waters. Cottaging + mini painting = Amazing!

Other News

I have been working on establishing Mailbox Games, an umbrella that I want to keep publishing games under. The website still needs some TLC but it will eventually act as a shop where you can buy any games + swag from the Mailbox Games lineup!

Check out this cool logo stamp and stickers I made!

Meet me at GenCon and get some free stickers!!!
Meet me at GenCon and get some free stickers!!!

I hope to see many of you at GenCon!!!

Stay crispy,

Paul

Manufacturing + Shipping + Digital Capsule + Gen Con
over 2 years ago – Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 12:14:15 PM

Manufacturing = DONE!!

There is exactly 1008 copies of Outer Earth that are eagerly waiting for their respective owners! I am glad to say that we are on track (perhaps even a bit early) with our August/September 2015 deadline :D

Shipping Changes (again...)

In my last update I mentioned that we had decided to ship directly from China. After more research (and properly learning about import costs), we have reverted back to our initial plan, which included shipping the games over seas to the US for fulfillment.

Due to the cost of Outer Earth, a big chunk of you would have to pay import tax if I shipped directly from China (which is why I decided NOT to do it). I was thinking of perhaps refunding that import tax but I didn't like the extra hassle it created for everyone...

So in the end, using SendFromChina is something I will take into consideration for my next game since it is an overall cheaper shipping alternative IF you manage to create a product that is lower than $20ish per unit (to avoid import tax).

So where are the game copies right now?

912 of the Outer Earth copies are currently in transit (by sea freight) and you can track the boats location if you want to :D The 96 remaining copies are still at the manufacturers waiting for the green light to be shipped to the UK for EU friendly fulfillment!

Digital Capsule

Initially I wanted the Digital Capsule sent out by March 2015, however the game files kept on changing with minor tweaks to both the rulebook and graphics so I decided to delay the files until everything was solidified. Ever since I pulled the trigger on the manufacturing, I have slowly been developing the Print & Play + Artbook so expect the digital capsule together with next months update!

Going to Gen Con this year?!

This year I will be sharing a booth with Jason Wiseman (creator of Drinking Quest) and The Flux Capacity (a Canadian publisher that has released games like Gone Viking! and Khrysos Hunters). Stay tuned for more information on this in our next update!

Cheers,

Paul