Sampling has begun!
over 3 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 3 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!
Take care everyone!
Outer Earth wishes you a happy holiday + BackerKit surveys are out!
over 3 years ago
– Tue, Jan 06, 2015 at 01:22:36 PM
I hope you all are having a wonderful time with friends, family and loved ones :D
Surveys have been sent!
I have created a BackerKit survey which you should have received already. If you haven't seen it in your inbox yet, please check your junk/spam filters. If you cannot find your a BackerKit invitation, sent me a message through Kickstarter and I will verify your email and re-send it.
BackerKit is great because it easily manages things like address change, pledge add-ons and reward organization. If you are having issues with BackerKit or would like to give your information directly to me, please message me and we'll resolve accordingly.
The beginning of 2015 will start off with a bang for us, with the aim to finish all illustrations by February! What this means is that our Art Directors (backers at the $150 pledge level) need to get their surveys in ASAP so we can start the custom illustrations.
Enjoy what's left of 2014, and see you in the new year!
Outer Earth: BackerKit + BitBazaar and more!
over 3 years ago
– Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 09:46:48 PM
We've just reached the 2-week mark since the end of the campaign. I would like to take the opportunity to outline to you where we're headed and what the next steps will be for us!
It should be any day now that we can confirm funds and backers. It usually takes 2 weeks after the end of a campaign for project creators to receive the Kickstarter funds. Once I receive the funds and that information, we then proceed with the next step of completing the art, design and development! There will be future updates made to cover this exclusively :)
To collect the right information from all our backers, we'll be using BackerKit. An email will be sent to all our backers as soon as possible, and BackerKit will streamline the process of changing/confirming orders and shipping addresses. If you do not want to use BackerKit or are having issues using the service, send me message through Kickstarter.
With BackerKit, people who missed the Outer Earth campaign also have an opportunity to purchase a copy of the game at $40 + shipping
If you are in Toronto on December 6th (tomorrow), join us at BitBazaar where I will be a part of a table displaying Outer Earth! I will have the game on display and 3D Printed trial space cows on sale! This booth will be shared with Daniel Orellana (Outer Earth Illustrator + Game Designer), Patrick Rainville (Game Music Composer) and Beccy David (Art / Storyboard / 2D stuff) so if anything, come by and say hi!
The Kickstarter campaign brought many new eyes onto Outer Earth, and as a result we have received a lot of positive and constructive feedback on the game. As I mentioned, the game continues to improve and get better, and I want to keep the doors open for comments as long as we can until we pass the point of no return. This is to ensure that the final game you receive will be the best game possible :D
Stay tuned for the next update where I invite you into BackerKit!
...AAAAAANNND... we are IN ORBIT!!
over 3 years ago
– Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 09:46:36 PM
Words cannot describe how incredibly super happy I am that there are FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY THREE BACKERS that have helped Outer Earth succeed in its Kickstarter endeavor :D
As we recover from the launch and settle into orbit, our journey has only just begun. I re-pledge to you, dear backers, that I am going to do everything within my power to make sure Outer Earth turns out to be the best game it can be. This Kickstarter campaign has been an awesome experience and I am glad to have shared the journey together with all of you amazing people. It would not be here without all your help.
Speaking of your help, we have selected the winners of the space cow giveaway.
The two lucky winners are:
Alex_hawks on Twitter
Brandon J DeHart on Facebook
Congratulations! I will be in touch in the next few days!
Without skipping a beat, I will initiate the “Art Direct a Card” pledges for the remaining art pieces within the next two weeks. In the coming months, we are aiming to complete the refinement and finalization of the game by March 2015. This is when we will initiate the manufacturing of the game. The game is expected to be ready August 2015!
We will be in touch via regular updates that I'll be posting here on Kickstarter.