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We just received Inevitable from the printers today! Yay!

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InvisibleJon
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Inevitable arrived at our center in Boston earlier today, and it's in good shape!

There's a Flickr stream at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/53456450@N04/sets/72157625074823629/

Yay!

(Now it's time to pack and ship it. Go get 'em, Jeremy!)

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Congrats and good luck

Congrats and good luck

Brykovian
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Yeah, Jon & Jeremy! ....

Yeah, Jon & Jeremy! .... continued good luck on this project! :-)

-Matt

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very cool

I am SOOOO jealous!! :)

Best of luck guys.

P.S. The website is great!!

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Thats a big bunch of

Thats a big bunch of games.

Congrats

InvisibleJon
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Thanks y'all...

Thanks to everyone for your kind thoughts and comments. We're both very enthused.

It's very odd for me, half-way across the nation, to see it all going down and not be there to (a) help unload and pack boxes and (b) actually get to see and touch it (aargh! I wanna touch it!).

I'm really looking forward to getting the first units shipped out and fulfilling our commitments to our Kickstarter backers and pre-order fans. It'll be nice to get that karmic "debt" repaid and off my mind.

Now I'm gonna go purchase a shrinkwrap machine from U-Line...

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Drupal is your friend...

Clay wrote:
P.S. The website is great!!

Like (I suspect) the BGDF, the Inevitable site uses Drupal. I have a lot of nice things to say about it. Condensed, it comes down to this: If you need a store, a forum, and basic blogging abilities, you can set it all up with Drupal in seven to three days. Without Drupal, it would have been a lot more work to get the site up and running.

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Warm regards!

Hey Guys!

Congratulations in the first place! And thanks for sharing Drupal ;)

I'm also thinking about trying to use Kickstarter to start my game-publishing journey. What I'm really interested in is if you would be willing to share a bit more about how your "kickstarting" went and how will you guys go about selling the rest of the copies :) I'm not looking for any guide :) Just interested in your experience... I think the smart people of BGDF could learn a lot from that.

Thanks and GOOD LUCK with designing more inevitable successes ];-D

Warmly- Richie

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A quick reply...

Hi Richie,

The people you really want to talk to are the Clever Mojo guys. They rocked Kickstarter like... um... ...like a tsunami taking on a fishing trawler. (Yeah, that's it!)

Right now, I'm up to my eyeballs in handling Inevitable stuff, (we're busy-busy setting up to sell-sell-sell) so I really don't have the time to give your question the response it deserves. I suspect that the same will be true for the Clever Mojo folks.

My advice: Check out Clever Mojo Games' "Alien Encounters" project on Kickstarter. Emulate their style, structure, and execution and I suspect you'll do well.

When things calm down, if I remember to, I'll come back and answer your question in more detail.

Best of luck!

Jonathan

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Manufacture?

Hi Johnathan,

First I wanted to congratulate you on the success of your kick starter project and the success of Inevitable.

I was wondering if you wouldn't mind sharing who you went with for your manufacture. I saw the flicker pictures of all the games on the pallets and was quite impressed.

At the moment I'm trying to figure out where I'm going to manufacture the game I created to estimate the funds i'll need to raise on kickstarter. I have looked into several places in the US and china but to be honest I'm really looking to go with a manufacture that someone else here on the boards has used.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
~Jeff

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Congrats

Congratulations!!
Your post has inspired me, and reminded me that hard work pays off.
Thanks,
Levi

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Inevitable was printed by The Marek Group

Hello Jeff,

Jeremy, my partner in the Inevitable project, is the one who had most of the dealings with the printer. The printer was The Marek Group: http://marekgroup.com/

My impression of the quality of our interaction with them is 90% positive. The paper in the very center of the game board (where the single cut and the two three folds meet) has a tendency to rip just a bit. Other than that, I feel we were treated well and fairly.

That said: If I publish another game in any significant quantity, I'm going to seriously consider Panda Game Manufacturing in China ( http://www.pandagm.com/ ).

I wish you the best of luck in your project. I hope it turns out better than you expect it to!

- Jonathan

PS: It's been weeks, if not months, since I've been on these boards. It must be your post that brought me back! - JAL

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