July 2023 Update: Manufacturing is underway and PNP is ready to go!
Thank you so much for your support and your patience in July. I was at a convention in Los Angeles called the Christian Game Developers Conference for 5 days, and I got VERY sick while I was there thus the reason this update is 2 days later than usual. This update includes a pledge manager update, manufacturing update, timeline update, and a brief company note.
Also, if you pledged at a tier that includes Print and Play files those are being released today - check your Kickstarter messages or email if you backed on Hive only!
Here we see the next generation of Christian game designers participating in an activity I developed to help with prototyping and ideation.
I apologize for the low quality of this second image of a game of New Kingdom: Gardeners with outdated components. My phone camera broke while I was in LA. Despite the coughing and broken camera it was a great trip with some good Christian fellowship!
Pledge Manager: according to Hive 68.93% of you have completed the pledge management process. If you have not completed it yet you can do so via the email invitation you received from Hive at your Kickstarter email address. If you need help, please email me or comment here.
Manufacturing: The files for manufacturing are complete! Our tentative deadline for completion on their end is August 22nd which keeps us on time for delivery to backers before the end of the year which makes me very happy. Here are some photos of final packaging for the expansion!
If you have any questions or issues at all with the pledge manager or fulfillment please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get to emails as soon as I can!
Currently the timeline looks like this:
August - manufacturing complete
September-November Ocean freight
November - Fulfillment prep
December/January - Fulfillment to all backers
Print and play files will be released in Kickstarter messages. Please email me if you do not receive a link to your Print and Play files or you have trouble accessing them.
One final update! I'm working on some new projects for my company New Kingdom Gaming. I have two new games in development that I am designing and I just signed one from another designer. To learn more about that I suggest following along on our company email list.
That's all for this month! Next month I hope (anything can happen, but everything looks good) my update will say "Games are on the boat headed to London!" Until next time, happy gardening!
Jack, Lindsey, and Ruby