Summary of the update:
- Our Pledge manager from “Gamefound” has been filled out by 61 % of all backers.
- Marc will send a reminder to all of you who haven’t had time to take care of the pledge manager. We would be happy if you could fill it out as soon as possible 🙂
- The design of the encyclopedia has been carefully analyzed and will be improved.
- Yuji is giving his best to complete all the new sketches for the encyclopedia.
- Soundtrack of the week: Electric Guest – Dear to me
Hi everyone, as always, I hope you had a great week 🙂
Last Monday, Marc sent a mail to all backers, which gave you access to our pledge manager. We are very happy that more than 60% of our backers have already filled out the pledge manager in less than a week. Respect for this good performance and a big thank you at this point 🙂 For all of you who haven’t had time to fill it out yet, I would kindly ask you to do so within the next few days. This will help us to define the production quantity in reasonable time and plan accordingly. At the beginning of next week Marc will write a reminder to all those who have not yet completed the pledge manager.
I would like to mention again that if you have any problems with the Pledge manger or if you have any other concerns, you can send a message to Marc (firstname.lastname@example.org). Marc will gladly address your request.
This week we were again fully focused on the encyclopedia. Marc’s brother was a big help once again. Since he is a graphic designer, he knows a lot about design and the correct handling of various designer software. With his knowledge he was able to take a closer look at our document. He checked all elements and gave the document a very clean and professional order. On this occasion he has improved the design with small changes. We will be able to present the final design to you next week, as soon as we have created several finished examples.
Another good news is that we were able to optimize the whole process of creating the final encyclopedia. We were able to link all text boxes from our encyclopedia document with the content from a perfectly arranged Excel table. Now, instead of inserting all the elements manually for over 200 animals into the book, we can create all pages by pressing one single button and all the information from our Excel table will be inserted at the respective placeholder. This is indeed very helpful and will speed up the process! However, this needs a lot of preparation. At this point I would also like to thank Marc. He had to make some changes to the Excel document and extend it with several complicated formulas. The encyclopedia is truly a project in which everyone is involved and giving their absolute best.
In the meantime, Yuji is busy making all sketches of the reached stretch goals. Only recently we have received a large number of new sketches. Throughout the whole project Yuji has really done a great job. We are really lucky to work with such good artists. Accordingly, we are on schedule 🙂 Yuji has recently published some new “Darwin’s encyclopedia” sketches on his Instagram account. He also gives insight how he approaches the sketches by short videoclips. It would be great if you could take a look at his sketches, I’m sure he would be happy to have some Likes 🙂
Finally, a little anecdote about my chosen “Soundtrack of the week”. When Youtube and the streaming of single songs came up, I slowly but surely lost my overview of favorite artists and songs. Then it happens quite often that I hear a song in a bar and can’t name either the title or the artist’s name, even though I’ve heard the song several times before. My Soundtrack of the week is therefore a rediscovered Gem: Electric Guest – Dear to me. I can only recommend you to listen to more songs of the band. I think their music is really great. By the way, to save me such troubles in the future, I finally downloaded Spotify and made my own library 😉
Wish you all the best and hear each other soon again,
Samuel, Marc and Elio