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January Update: Celestial Moons
This episode of Slugblaster TV brought to you by:    ANOTHER sweet, sweet bundle of Slugblaster content designed by the awesome Wilkie's Candy Lab community during our seco...
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Hey Everyone, Ray here with a printing update! Over the past couple of weeks we've been barreling towards delivering the print ready finals, and things are going really well!...
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On Track! Solo Rules! Game Jam!
HO FO FO!  It is I, Father Wilkie, dressed for cheer in the likeness of your traditional Santa man! Can you not tell by this beard of hairs and swollen abdomen? What of my suit...
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PDF download!
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Mythworks
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We Did It!
Thank you everybody <3 Mikey and I spent the last hour of the campaign playing / celebrating Slugblaster on the Discord just now (and where we'll be for another little bit ...
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PROJECT UPDATE
Mythworks
CREATOR
about 1 month ago

Project Update: January Update: Celestial Moons

This episode of Slugblaster TV brought to you by: 




 

ANOTHER sweet, sweet bundle of Slugblaster content designed by the awesome Wilkie's Candy Lab community during our second Wilkie's Goody Jam.  New devices! New monsters! A Soundtrack! And a bunch more.

All earnings from these jams go to support teen mental health. This time we are donating proceeds to Strongminds. Strongminds provides therapy to low-income women and adolescents with depression in Uganda and Zambia. X Gone Give to Ya

Happy New Year!



 

Prepress

The magical step where thing goes from digital to real with a couple hundred more taps of the buttons. We're locking in specs from our final sent files, making die lines, talking about magic rocks, cutting up boxes, that kind of thing. 


It's going well but it's taking a little bit of back and forth. A little slower than we'd like. That said...

Updated Timeline


Here's what we're working with now:

Deliver Final Print Ready Files to Factory (January 2024) - We did this, and now they're speccing things out.
 Lunar New Year Shutdown (February 2024) - This happens this upcoming Thursday. Printers are back in office 02/18/24.   
Printing & Manufacturer (February-March 2024) -
Looking more like March, to be honest. 
Ocean Freight (April 2024)-
Boats! It's good to fill them up.  
Fulfillment (May 2024) -
Final leg of the journey.


Surveys Surveys Surveys

That said, we're sending out surveys for Slugblaster! Please help us out by filling them out. Doing so helps us get a final count and file paperwork like taxes. Yeah, fun stuff :)

The surveys do not have shipping rates yet. We are charging for shipping later. We're still building out the prototype so... don't know how much it weighs yet :D

Alright, that's it from us for now. Stay groovy everyone! 

Ray 


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PROJECT UPDATE
Mythworks
CREATOR
2 months ago

Project Update: New Timeline

Hey Everyone,

Ray here with a printing update!

Over the past couple of weeks we've been barreling towards delivering the print ready finals, and things are going really well! We've made significant progress on the design of everything, including the interior of the box:

Check out the GM Screen / Box Interior Emanoel and Mikey have been cooking up!


Decided to add this to the bottom :P


We're super stoked at how things are cookin' and looking forward to getting the final proofs in our hand. That said, we do have a bit of bad news today: it doesn't look like we'll be able to begin printing before the Lunar New Year, meaning we're probably delayed around two months.


Updated Timeline

Here's what we're working with now: 

  • Deliver Final Print Ready Files to Factory (January 2024) 
  • Lunar New Year Shutdown (February 2024) 
  • Printing & Manufacturer (February-March 2024) 
  • Ocean Freight (March-April 2024) 
  • Fulfillment (April 2024) 


The Why 


Basically, we were facing a situation where our window was becoming increasingly narrow and the hours longer and longer to meet the crunch. All of this is pretty normal for creative projects looking to hit market / fulfillment, but because we're making something we haven't really made before, there was a high likelihood that any round of back and forth with the manufacturer (box not quite right, colors not quite right, etc.) would've led to us missing the Lunar New Year cutoff anyway.

I didn't want Mikey and the rest of the team crunching through the holidays, and so I made the decision to push us back until after CNY, knowing that doing so pushes back our timeline a few months. 

Plus! Doing so means we can definitely get the Solo Rules by Michael Elliot into the core book, which is a nice bonus :)

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Apologies for the delay, and thanks for understanding. Happy holidays, and see you next year! 

Ray



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Mikey Hamm
CREATOR
3 months ago

Project Update: On Track! Solo Rules! Game Jam!

HO FO FO! 

It is I, Father Wilkie, dressed for cheer in the likeness of your traditional Santa man! Can you not tell by this beard of hairs and swollen abdomen? What of my suit of red human clothing or my team of bound ungulates? Is it all not perfectly convincing? Here now, have a play-object from my donation sack. Lap sucrose from your fingers with good cheer as my most indentured toymaker gives you glad tidings. 

We're Right on Track!

Hey Backers! It’s me, Mikey, with your end-of year-update! We’re almost done finalizing all our print specs for everything, which puts us right on track with our timeline! Next up will be printing! 


Solo Rules

The amazing Slugblaster soundtrack by Robyn Slack won the vote, but it was so close we decided to just do the solo rules too! Michael Elliot is putting the finishing touches on them this week and you will love them. Check out this list of Achievements your loner can hit.
 
Some of the achievements you'll try to hit when playing Michael Elliot's solo rules!


Goody Jam

Our jam ended Dec 1, but even if you missed the deadline you still have a few days to sneak something in for the charity bundle! Just send me your submission's itch.io link by Dec 15!

Just a few of the awesome submissions in our recent game jam! Available soon in our charity bundle!



And that's it! Have a wonderful December, everyone! Stay warm and keep your loved ones close. 

Grateful, 

Mikey 
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Hello! I was just wondering if there was a specific recommendation on an app for anyone who prefers digital character sheets to paper. Is there an app already out there that could be recommended or is there a standalone app that's been discussed or in the works perhaps? Thanks!

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4 months ago

Project Update: PDF download!

Hi sweeties! 

We're sweeping up the confetti and getting the lab cooking. We're very excited to see this beautiful new edition come together, and will keep you updated as it happens! 

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Any news on the timeline for PDF delivery? _Very_ hype to get slugblasting.

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4 months ago
214 votes • Final results
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Hey guys will there be shipping to Australia, the campaign is a little vague on it and I wasn't sure if there was an update

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Mythworks
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4 months ago

Project Update: We Did It!

Thank you everybody <3

Mikey and I spent the last hour of the campaign playing / celebrating Slugblaster on the Discord just now (and where we'll be for another little bit if you want to join us): 

https://discord.gg/hm8AH2EJ



It's been an amazing campaign, and we have a lot of stuff in front of us. We're going to do the final scope of the campaign - I think we have one more ($40k) Stretch Goal for the Community to vote for - and then get to work on making everything. 

More to come. Talk soon! 

Ray 








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Mikey Hamm
CREATOR
4 months ago

Project Update: Grind Your Way to Fame

Become a Famous Crew!

One of my favourite parts of Slugblaster is the fame track. You start out as nobodies. Just a group of newbs with cheap hand-me-down gear and big dreams. Then you blast, race, grind, film, and party your way to stardom. From nobodies, to up-and-comers, all the way to legends, with all sorts of perks along the way. Get your name on a shoe. Sign a movie deal. Foster a diehard fanbase. Get sent a lifetime supply of Panic Energy® drink. 


Mountain Dew-Brained 

This just in from a video by Zayda The Forward Thinker:

"Strong Mountain Dew-brained sensibilities... A beautiful art-style combined with THE best page layouts I've ever seen in a game"

Thanks Zayda!

Thank you Karl, for finding this very Slugblastery image somewhere for me.


We Hit 35k!

And to celebrate we went to the discord and rolled to see what we should add to the box. And we rolled... a limited-edition ENAMEL PIN!



3 Days Left!

These next 3 days are going to be HYPE. Will we hit the 690 backers mystery stunt? Will we hit the 40k mystery perk? No one knows! But we do know it's going to be a party. 

💜

Mikey






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Shipping prices are determined 2 weeks before cards are charged right? There is 8 days left before cards get charged, any word on how much shipping will be? Need to know soon or I'm cancelling my pledge.

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Mythworks
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4 months ago

Project Update: Week 4: Campaign Close in Sight!


Welcome back to another episode of Slugblaster TV, this time brought to you by Panic Energy!



Because nothing says XTREME like anXiety! 



$32k: More Maps! 


We hit $32k, which means we've unlocked More Maps!



Calorium is a plane of fire with strange airships, boiling soda lakes, a napping phase dragon, and the glow of a dying late-stage sun. Sounds like the perfect place to film some content!


The Waking Pits are Slugblaster's version of a cold, dark hell, complete with blackened skies, mammalian fossils, swarms of starving phosphorescent bugs, and The Trench - the abyss of abysses. You probably don't want to go there; that is, unless someone called out your ego for a trip. We've all been there, right?

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With this achievement unlocked, 4 pack-in game surfaces / maps will be included in your boxed set of Slugblaster! Now that's what we call progress!

$35k: Roll for Stretch Goal!



Says it all, really. The publisher in me really hopes we don't roll a 6. Gamer Ray, on the other hand...

Wilkie's Goodie Jam #2



Want to make some fun kick ass content for Slugblaster, and do it for a good cause? Join us as we raise funds for teen mental health and celebrate the close of the campaign! This jam's theme is DIY, which means Deez Interstellar Yonders!

All proceeds from the jam will be donated to Good Minds, a charity supporting mental health in Africa.

Come up with cool stuff! Donate to a good cause! Roll some tables and do some game designing! 


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Alright, everyone. One more week! 

Let'z get it! 

- Ray


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Mikey Hamm
CREATOR
5 months ago
At 35k, we will randomly roll a bonus item for the box! Stickers, pin, soundtrack... only the dice know!
Goal: $35,000 reached! — We did it! This project reached this goal!
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Mikey Hamm
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5 months ago
43 votes • Final results
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