about 1 month ago
– Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 01:36:37 AM
Hey, everyone. I finally have actual production timelines now that everything is in mass production.
As of today, there are exactly 60 days left in the production schedule. All of the figures are finished and assembled, and all they have left to do is the boxes and trays to hold the miniatures.
So that has pushed us to late August to finish production, with the games arriving here in late September.
In the 8 years I have been doing this, I have never seen things move so slowly. Every aspect of this business is just crawling through mud right now, and it somehow seems worse now than it was during the peak of the pandemic. The raw materials shortage is turning an oil pipe into a drinking straw. There is a huge shortage of containers and ships to carry them, and it's a mess. But I'm glad we are close enough to the end to have a real sense of when this project will make it through that straw.
So thanks again for your patience, and we should have some final product shots with boxes to show in a couple weeks when we get the advance copy from the factory.
2 months ago
– Tue, May 18, 2021 at 03:35:34 PM
Not much of an update right now. Everything is still cruising as before, but timelines are slowly stretching. This now looks like it will leave China in July and start arriving to you in August. That could come sooner if a few things fall into place, but all of my games are facing delays right now from raw material and logistics problems. Even the card games are taking a lot longer to print.
I'll for sure let you all know as this wraps up and I get a more solid ETA for everything.
We did use the extra time to test the new item card marketplace in Team Mode, and I love it. That's where you will use the new item cards (that come with the component tray) as a marketplace to buy weapons and stuff with your coins. We think you'll really like the addition.
If you haven't filled out your survey, please check your messages for your link. We won't lock addresses until right before we ship, so you'll have plenty of time to make sure you input the correct one. We will also remind you here and through BackerKit before addresses are finalized.
Thanks for everything, and we're sorry about the wait. We appreciate your patience and support!
About the Component Trays
3 months ago
– Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 08:02:16 PM
Sorry for the rapid-fir updates, but I forgot to clarify:
If you backed at the $39 or $89 level during the campaign, you will receive Leshiy and the components tray with upgraded health markers for free as a thank you for backing during the campaign. They should be in your cart for zero dollars already when you first launch the survey. Please let me know if that is not working.
Thanks sorry thanks,
UPDATE: It is giving you all the items for free as described, but only showing that to some people. Even if you cannot see it in your cart, I can. So you're all fine at those two levels. I'm contacting BackerKit to ask what's happening, but since Quartermaster will be asked to send this to everyone at these levels, you will all be totally okay and I will refund you if you did not see this and you buy it.
ALSO: If you added another copy of North Woods during the campaign, you will get these items for that copy as well. This will not be reflected in your survey, but Quartermaster will have instructions to ship the extras.
SURVEYS SENT AND LIMITED SUPPLY
3 months ago
– Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 04:22:20 PM
Hey, everyone! The surveys have all been sent! There is a limited supply of add-ons (some only have about 200), and everything will be first come first served.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com, since comments in updates do not ping me anywhere and can be slow to find for us.
Also: Jack Dire Studios is not Grim Rabbit Games. It's just a name change and rebrand. We didn't sell the company to Disney or anything.
5% of Surveys Sent As Test
3 months ago
– Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 03:48:54 AM
Hey, everyone. I just sent the "smoke test" via BackerKit that sends a survey to 5% of you to make sure everything is working before sending the rest.
This was by galaxies the most complicated pledge manager I have ever set up, but I think everything is good to go. If so, the rest will be sent tomorrow or Wednesday.
Thanks a lot!