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Project Update: 🚢 Toot toot
BUT the good news is that the cargo ships are BOOKED and copies will be headed your way soon! Here's the delivery timeline:
US backers - Boat (YM TROPHY V.009E) sails 10/6, arrives in port 10/20, arrives at warehouse 10/27-10/30, fulfilled 10/28-11/3, arrive to backers 11/1-11/8
Canada backers - Picked up yesterday, still working on boat details (will post in comments), should be around the same time as US
Asia backer - Truck picked up from factory yesterday, should be around the same time as US
UK/EU/Rest of World backers - Boat (working on ID, will post in comments) sails 10/2, should be around the same time as US, maybe a tiny bit later because it takes longer to sail
AU/NZ backers - Boat (EVER URBAN 0175S) sails 10/2, arrives in port 10/18, should be around the same time as US
tldr: November delivery, basically for everyone.
And if you need to change your shipping address or anything like that, just email us at [email protected]
Apologies again for the delay, but that time was definitely worth it to make sure you're getting the best product possible!
More soon, but in the meantime, check out the photo of the final box:
We're so proud of the final result and CANNOT WAIT to get copies to you!!!!
Alex and the Daybreak team
Project Update: Shipping address lock + cards charging SOON 🔒💸
We're getting ready to put your copies on Daybreak on a cargo ship, so we'll be locking shipping address on Friday, August 11 and charging cards on Saturday, August 12.
If you have any final changes to those, now is the time:
Otherwise, the only news is good news: Daybreak factory assembly is completely finished and looking great! Included the dreaded pulp trays:
Everything is really secure in the boxes, and we're *thrilled* with how all these final touches turned out.
We're still on track to ship in September, so it won't be long now!
Hello, I saw that final charges just happened, and when checking in on it I discovered that I apparently forgot I has added Lacuna as an add-on, because I just bought it a month ago. Would there be any chance I could cancel Lacuna from the order? Thanks
Project Update: How to Play video is live 🎥
Got a big update for you today—we just published the How to Play video for Daybreak!
Check it out here:
I'm biased, but I think it's one of the best one of these that I've ever seen for a boardgame? Hope you agree!
HUGE shoutout to Richard Reininger for directing the vid, the cast and crew, and The Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht-Rock), who funded us making something so ambitious.
And then finally, a quick update on production: conservative estimate is that the games ship from the factory early August, and are shipping to you in September. Apologies again for the delay, but everything should be smooth sailing (literally) from here and it will be 100% worth it in the end.
Enjoy the vid!
Project Update: Slight delay ugh
We received what we were hoping was the final sample of Daybreak last month. While all the game components look and feel *great*, we ran into an issue with—of all things—the storage trays.
Basically, there was a miscommunication with the factory and the trays were created using a different material than we specified: they made something out of thick cardboard rather than the thin bagasse fiber we needed for them to seal properly.
What we got:
What we need:
As you can probably tell, the current tray was super prone to opening and spilling components everywhere, since they don't really have any sort of friction fit to them. We don't want to deliver your game with this issue—and with our commitment to no plastics, that also means no quick fix measures like rubber band or nylon straps or anything like that.
So unfortunately we're delayed briefly to redo these trays to make the best possible game for you. Worst case, we lose a couple months, but it really will be worth it.
In the meantime, we'll keep the backerkit shipping address and add-on page open, if anyone needs to change anything. And we'll give you a few days notice before locking those, probably next month.
Huge apologies for the delay and the pre-weekend bad news. Otherwise though, everything is so beyond our expectations and I'm so excited to get copies to you once we've fixed this.
Then finally, on a better note, this week we had this really nice ABC News piece about Daybreak's development:
Have a great weekend!