The manufacturing has begun + last minute shipping changes
over 2 years ago
– Mon, May 18, 2015 at 02:51:47 PM
First of all, thanks for all the awesome rulebook suggestions after my last update. Many changes were made and I really appreciate all the comments from everyone! Crowdsourcing feedback = the best :D
All the files were submitted 2 weeks ago and we are currently in the middle of the manufacturing phase. To give some context, creating the dice take the longest and were started first. In the pictures below you can see the punchboard components and rulebook prints. The last component that needs to be created are the playing cards!
Backerkit and address changes
There is still a handful of people that have not yet replied to the Backerkit with their mailing address. If you are one of them, please check your email for it!!! I won’t be able to send you a game without that information!
Also, if you have done a move or want to ship the game to another location than the one you input in Backerkit, please make those changes before June 1st! All you need to do is to log into Backerkit with the email you provided when you signed up.
I was initially going to ship all the games from China to the US through sea freight followed by doing all the distribution through ShipNaked. After some discoveries, research and number crunching, I have realized that using a service called SendFromChina will be a better and more efficient option.
Compared to the numerous segments in my previous shipping plan, shipping directly from China turns out to be cheaper, quicker AND less of a hassle! With shipping package being determined by me, I will make sure to use the highest quality packaging so that Outer Earth arrives safely at your doorstep! Don’t worry EU backers, if you paid for EU shipping, I will still use a service in the UK for the EU friendly shipping option.
Now that the game is being manufactured, I turn my attention to the rulebook language translations, how to play video, PnP’s and additional pledge level swag (like the posters, space cows and player boards).
Until next update, stay crispy!
Outer Earth Unboxing!!!
over 2 years ago
– Fri, May 01, 2015 at 04:05:44 AM
You know things are ramping up when you receive a sample copy in the mail +_+ Check out the video below where I unbox Outer Earth!
It looks AWESOME and I love seeing my efforts solidified in front of me! There is already a big list of minor tweaks that I want to do to the final files now that I have a sample copy in my hand. I am aiming to get all of these files in to the manufacturers by mid next week!
Thanks for all the support and patience so far, you peeps are the best :D
The Outer Earth rulebook needs YOU!
over 2 years ago
– Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 06:43:40 AM
Good at Proofreading?
I would love to take this before I pull the trigger on the final manufacturing to borrow your eyes to improve the rulebook. There are a few things that still need to be changed (Backer Names + Video for QR code) however I would be super appreciative if you took a small chunk of your day to read/look through the rulebook and look for improvements/text changes that I might want to consider!
If you have any thoughts or comments, please send me a message or post it on the Kickstarter wall!
Our artist Daniel finally has a website!!!
I have been on his back about this one for a long time now but his portfolio website is finally up and running... about time :D Head on over to check out some of his other illustrations and video game creations. I highly recommend his tumblr for some sketchy goodness.
Sampling has begun!
over 2 years ago
– Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 06:25:52 AM
Are we on schedule?
We have been working hard to complete and submit the sampling files to our manufacturer and I am glad to say that they have been submitted! With the files going in on March, we are currently on schedule with what we estimated prior to the Kickstarter!
With all the illustrations done, the illustrations are slowly being revealed on Instagram.
Join us there as we reveal them one by one :D I want to thank all the art directors that came up with some great descriptions for Daniel to illustrate!
The box cover image has also been selected and we decided on a new and improved windmill illustration with an extended background.
As it takes around a month for a sample copy to be made + shipped to me, I will changing my focus on the Outer Earth posters and space cows so stay tuned for some update on those.
In my last update I talked about the DFW Nerd Night design competition and in the end I submitted a game named Classy Couriers! The game is for 2 - 4 players where each player controls a bicycle courier trying to maximize their job orders and profits! It is currently being judged but if you are interested in the game, check out the how to play video!
Paul + OE Team
Outer Earth - Artwork, Instagram and more!
over 2 years ago
– Tue, Feb 03, 2015 at 06:47:35 PM
The survey has been out for a month now and I am glad to say that we have gotten all the currently vital backers (Art Directors) in with their illustration descriptions. Currently 87% of the Kickstarter backers have done their surveys and I will re-send the BackerKit invitation (today) to the remaining 13% to complete!
If you have not done your BackerKit survey yet, please check your email!
Artwork + Manufacturing
Daniel is chugging along with the artwork and it is looking FABULOUS! Here are four new illustrations that were recently completed.
We are aiming to send in all the card files + a big chunk of the illustrations in for a sampling* at the end of February.There have also been an improvement in the final manufactured components. We have added 4 unique player colored dice per player (for a total of 16 dice) and a turn order tracker with the feedback from you awesome people :D
*A manufacturing sample is when the manufacturer creates one copy of the game, which is then sent to the creator (the Outer Earth team) for quality verification.
Here is the latest version of the rulebook, which has improved greatly since the Kickstarter campaign. I will be spending the month up until the sampling process fine tuning and improving the rulebook. Give it a read through and let me know what you think, I greatly appreciate it!
I try to keep the Kickstarter updates to a maximum of once a month (since I know how spammy some Kickstarters can be), however if you would like to follow more closely with Outer Earth news. Make sure to follow our newly created Instagram account!
In other news, DFW Nerd Night is hosting a boardgame competition that I am currently a part of. The premise of the competition is really awesome, you are shipped a few components from Panda GM and you have to make a game only with the shipped components!