Sorry that I didn’t publish an update earlier. After a Kickstarter campaign most of the work doesn’t end but starts, i.e. the stress after the end of a Kickstarter campaign is usually not smaller, but even bigger than before. The reason is simple, due to the Kickstarter campaign a lot of tasks/to-dos stay unsolved and the mountain of work on the desks gets bigger and bigger. In the days after the campaign we first had to “tidy up” and solve the most urgent tasks asap. In addition, we also had to sleep more/longer than during the campaign, because the energy tank of the entire team was quite empty 😛 We are still not fully refreshed yet, but the most important tasks are done now and the next weeks are planned. The first “regular” weekly update will be published on Sunday. In this campaign Samuel and I will alternate with writing the weekly update. This gives me a bit more time for my “regular” work and makes it more exciting for you as well, as you get behind the scenes insights from two perspectives.
In this update I just want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and trust! By the end of the campaign, 1,808 backers had contributed 145,773 CHF! For an expansion-KS campaign which ended close to Christmas this is really an excellent result. We will again do everything in our power to live up to your trust and deliver everything on time. Regarding the unachieved “Animal Cards”-Stretch Goals, we will give our best that we can also count the additional money collected by the Pledge Manager (in January). The only problem is that Rozenn may not have enough time for all the illustrations after the Pledge Manager. But we will see if we can make this possible somehow. We are optimistic 😊 In order to awaken your optimism, we’d like to thank you for all your support by giving you the stretch goal “Scary Waters”, i.e. 11 new illustrations will be added to the game. So “only” 4 animal cards stretch goals are missing now, which we will hopefully be reached in the Pledge Manager.
Two important side notes:
1) Until Sunday all people who missed the campaign can “late pledge” at the same conditions (price/shipping costs) as in the campaign. Here you can find the LATE PLEDGE STORE.
2) Kickstarter has noticed payment problems with 48 backers. These backers have 1.5 days to solve this problem, otherwise they will be excluded from the campaign by Kickstarter (KS gives you 1 week after the end of a campaign to solve such a problem). Please log into your Kickstarter account to be on the safe side/be 100% certain that you are not one of these 48 backers. Logged into your account you will see immediately if you are affected or not 😊
As I said, a “real” first weekly update will follow on Sunday. Thanks again for everything, we are very grateful to each and every one of you. Have a wonderful week!
With best regards,
Marc, Elio and Samuel.
PS: On Sunday we were at “Märli Sunntig” (“Fairy tale Sunday”; an event for children and families) in Zug (Central Switzerland) and could present Darwin’s Choice to many visitors. Here some pictures of this event…