Good evening everyone!
There are a lot of aspects to self-producing board games, but currently we're approaching two specific hurdles: art and manufacturing. As we've mentioned before, we have secured a artist for Congress: The Board Game, and we're off to a great start there. So now we come to manufacturing. Our current plan there is to self-produce a small print run for upcoming conventions, which is not cost-efficient per unit, but ultimately is possible because it does not require tens of thousands of dollars.
In the meantime we are looking to playtest the prototypes we have. A couple days back we got our latest prototype of Congress shipped to us, and we'd love to try it out soon. This prototype has high-quality art created by David himself (give him a hand, folks). Below are some shots so you get an idea.
And of course, our weekly reminder that we have a Facebook group meant for organizing playtests. If you are in the Seattle area we'd love it if you joined us! We are in the midst of planning the date of the next meeting, and you can see that post if you follow the link. We're shooting for February the 25th, though it is not finalized at this time.
Finally, some extra news. Mike has had some downtime recently and will have some for a while, so he decided to work on his Unity skills a bit. ("Work on" is not a very accurate phrase as that implies he has them in the first place.) He's running a "Let's Make a Game" series meant to design a (very!) simple platformer. Below is the first video in the series.
That's it for this week! Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you all at a playtest session soon.
The Weather Gage Team