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I put this one on my want list a long time ago since it looked cool! Just wondering if anything is going on with it, or if the project died. I hope it's still coming along!
 
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I think ADB is trying to find a partner to assist with the production.
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Mundane wrote:
I think ADB is trying to find a partner to assist with the production.


Conversation on the BBS appears to point to this one being a candidate for a potential Kickstarter-backed model of production.

Will see what ADB comes up with, and how their interaction with Kickstarter goes (they are planning on pushing a project - not this one - up on it within the next few weeks or so)
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Right. We had at least one partner in consideration but I think working with Paramount gets to be a real headache for some outside parties. So we are rethinking how we are going to get this to market.

But yes, the project is very much alive. We are going to probably run another round of playtesting (seems like any game can always use another round of playtesting, right?) while we sort out what we need to finish the project.

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11 months later and an update would be appreciated - is the game still coming along or has it been shelved?
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We are definitely still active on the project. We just need ADB to fit it in their production queue.
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mwaschak wrote:
We are definitely still active on the project. We just need ADB to fit it in their production queue.

Any updates?

Is the game moving up the queue?
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Yes, it sure is. Hopefully they will have a publishing plan soon. You are welcome to review the playtest material.

Of course we welcome encouraging emails to ADB on the subject so they can see the game has an audience.

Thanks!
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mwaschak wrote:
Yes, it sure is. Hopefully they will have a publishing plan soon. You are welcome to review the playtest material.

I would be very happy to, I am excited about the game and eager to discover its potential as a 2 player game.

mwaschak wrote:
Of course we welcome encouraging emails to ADB on the subject so they can see the game has an audience.

Thanks!

Point taken, will get right on it.
 
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The last post here was about 2 years ago. I still don't see this in production anywhere. Is this project still alive?
 
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We finished it, but it just may be in ADB limbo.

You are welcome to playtest it if interested. We still have the files available.

Thanks,
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I do hope this one makes it to print.
 
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Thank you! I will keep you guys posted as we are fully devoted to finishing this project.

-Jay
 
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mwaschak wrote:
We finished it, but it just may be in ADB limbo.

You are welcome to playtest it if interested. We still have the files available.

Thanks,
Jay

I wrote ADB a long time ago and got a "it may or may not get published" response. That was not comforting.

Still, if other people do the same, maybe they will move it out of limbo.

Is there a time-frame in any contract between them and you - if you can tell?
 
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Honestly, I was trying to push them to the KS route lately. I think if they had the support they would probably be more interested.

There was no time frame set in particular, but a highly themed economic game set on the Klingon and Federation border before the outbreak of war is a very specific game to shop around too.
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mwaschak wrote:
Honestly, I was trying to push them to the KS route lately. I think if they had the support they would probably be more interested.

There was no time frame set in particular, but a highly themed economic game set on the Klingon and Federation border before the outbreak of war is a very specific game to shop around too.

True.

KS would make a lot of sense. Time to write another mail.
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Thank you for your support.
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mwaschak wrote:
Thank you for your support.

Unfortunately that does not seem to be enough.
 
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Sorry, I got nothing but a complete game sitting on the shelf. I suppose I could give it out as a PDF but have no idea what to do.
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mwaschak wrote:
Sorry, I got nothing but a complete game sitting on the shelf. I suppose I could give it out as a PDF but have no idea what to do.

Is it an option to take it somewhere else?
 
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They have that SFU license locked down. I just think the looming Federation/Klingon war drives the game and would not retheme as well. I could be wrong though.
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mwaschak wrote:
They have that SFU license locked down. I just think the looming Federation/Klingon war drives the game and would not retheme as well. I could be wrong though.


And no feedback at all on it? Curious what the holdup is. I mean, would it help if you volunteered to run the Kickstarter campaign for them or something?
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Hi Xander,

Unfortunately I have no idea. The game is done so maybe I could create something from it.

All the best,
Jay
 
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mwaschak wrote:
Hi Xander,

Unfortunately I have no idea. The game is done so maybe I could create something from it.

All the best,
Jay


I think I'm with you, that it'd benefit the best from this setting and license.

Just wondering what ADB's plan is for this. It's not like they seem to have much in the release pipe, as it is...
 
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XanderF wrote:

I think I'm with you, that it'd benefit the best from this setting and license.

Just wondering what ADB's plan is for this. It's not like they seem to have much in the release pipe, as it is...


I can ask Jean again. Last time I talked to them it was a new reason to delay.

I should note to anyone reading this that the game GREATLY benefits from Xander's artwork. It is simply stunning printed and put on the table.

-Jay
 
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