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Any idea when the S&S Kickstarter will start? And, more importantly, any speculations on when the game will be shipped? I know with KS, this kind of date speculation is a risky - at best - GAME to play but this is BBG, so let's play!!!
We don't have any specific info about when the Kickstarter will begin yet other than "September".
However, we can guesstimate when the actual product will arrive pretty easily based on Gremlin Project's previous two Kickstarters:
Core Galaxy Defenders campaign:
- Funded May 2013
- Estimated delivery September 2013
- Actual shipments started February 2014
- 9 months from funding to shipment (5 month discrepancy between Kickstarter prediction and actual shipment)
Galaxy Defenders expansions:
- Funded June 2014
- Estimated delivery February 2015
- Actual shipments started July 2015
- 13 months from funding to shipment (5 month discrepancy)
So if things progress similarly, we can expect S&S to fund in October 2015, with shipment starting between July 2016-October 2016. Personally, I'm guessing that it will be more like 9 months again this time around, mainly because the second Galaxy Defenders Kickstarter had a ton of content. It was pretty much the same number of missions as the core set, but a ridiculous amount of new aliens, agent abilities, and bonus agents/aliens (the core set + all Kickstarter 1 extras resulted in 11 agents; the 2nd Kickstarter added an additional 11 agents on top of that). If S&S ends up having a ridiculous amount of extras for the Kickstarter, then that might delay it more, but I'm guessing it will be a bit more streamlined, similar to the first GD Kickstarter.
Alternately, we can just wait until the Kickstarter launches, look at their predicted shipment date, and add 5 months.