Hack into criminal minds in the undercover operation of a lifetime. Save the city without losing your soul in this game for 1-5 agents!
Latest Updates from Our Project:
Very Little News, Nevertheless, an Update
20 days ago
– Mon, May 31, 2021 at 03:24:38 AM
We are here for our monthly update. We don't have much to say, but we are dedicated to you, and want to update you anyway. We have waited an extra couple of days to send out this update so that we can confirm a few things with our manufacturer. We have confirmed these things, so here we go.
Manufacturing and Shipping
We are still in the manufacturing phase at the moment. At this point we'd probably have about 15 days left to go. But, as we mention often, any number of things can get in the way of keeping to our timeline. The latest information we have received from China is not encouraging. Please see this article about rolling blackouts in the Guangdōng province, as well as current port closures in and around Shenzhen here. If it is helpful, please see this infographic to help you understand the issues.
Thank you to @Youreinvitedlive for sharing this graphic with us!
This does not mean that there are going to be significant delays, but these issues will work against us. When talking to our manufacturing partner, BangWee Industries, they tell us that they are working on a 3 days a week schedule for now. However, they are also working 24 hours a day. So while they have not been at full capacity, they are close to it. We will continue to send you updates about these two situations. As for now, we are still on track to get your games to you on time.
While we are working hard to make In Too Deep, we've got a new game on the horizon. This Tuesday we'll be launching the prequel to In the Hall of the Mountain King, Fall of the Mountain King, on Kickstarter. If you would like an overview before you decide to back it, have Alex from Board Game Co. convince you of just how amazing this game is. He gave it a 5/5. If you would like to sign up for a launch day reminder, do that here.
Sample Arrival Update
about 2 months ago
– Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 05:26:04 PM
As we promise each time we run a campaign, we will update you at least once a month about progress. In this update there is not much to say, but we sure have some beautiful images for you. We wanted to let you know that we are progressing smoothly. No major changes, except that we had to fine tune one of the moulds (the mould for the mini base), to make each mini fit into it better. So, while that is happening, here are some images that will keep you excited about In Too Deep!
Fall of the Mountain King - June 1 on Kickstarter
Fall of the Mountain King is a standalone prequel to the award winning In the Hall of The Mountain King. Build your ancestry to drive your actions in the caverns, win the loyalty of the clan Champions, and strive to be trolldom's greatest defender against the gnomish onslaught. Stay tuned as we reveal more information over the coming weeks, by signing up here.
3 months ago
– Sat, Mar 20, 2021 at 10:41:28 PM
It has been just over a month since I sent out my last update to you. So, here I am, updating you about where we are and what we're up to.
In Too Deep Components
Over the last month we've been working on changing the measurements of the mini bases, as they were not tight enough to hold to the minis. We've also adjusted the width of the card and token racks to make sure that you can layer the cards. We want to make sure that we get every measurement right the first time. We're getting our second wave of a sample within the next two to three weeks. Once we get these, we'll be sure to send you more images in another update.
All of our files are complete at this point. And we are excited to say that once we give the final okay, we'll get to manufacturing In Too Deep.
Our timing is still perfect right now. If we go to print in three weeks, it will be around the week of May 24th when the games will be ready. From there it will take about two weeks to get the games moved to the port for freight to the different regions of the world. That means that the games will hopefully leave the Shenzhen port on or around June 7th.
In terms of having the games manufactured in time for the September date we've promised you, we are 100% moving at a good pace. However, we've been hearing about many shipping nightmares recently. From issues with locating shipping containers, to backups at Chinese ports, to incredibe wait times at the Canada/US/EU/UK port, we have no idea how long freight is going to take at this point.
On account of this, we've already begun talking to our freight and fulfilment partners about how we can expedite the shipping process. Our fingers are crossed that we are going to be able to get your games to you on time.
If you are interested in reading some interesting articles about the worldwide shipping crisis, check out this article from the British International Freight Association, and this article from Material, Handling, & Logistics. You can see it isn't just an issue of shipping from Asia, but the crisis includes freight moving throughout the world.
Charging Cards Updates!
4 months ago
– Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 10:04:56 PM
I wanted to send you a brief update to let you know that BackerKit has had an issue with their system. I cannot seem to charge cards. I began trying at 8pm last night, and it is still having troubles. I did get in contact with someone at BackerKit last night and they told me that they would look into it this morning (they are in California, so it's still going to be a few hours from now).
I will keep you posted.
Thanks for your patience,
Charging Cards and Where We Are At
4 months ago
– Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 08:54:11 PM
Good morning Agents (EST),
It is a beautiful, cold and snowy morning here in Toronto. And on this beautiful morning I am writing to you as a reminder that we will be charging cards this evening at 8pm (EST). If you are unsure that the transaction will go through, it is best for you to call your bank to let them know that Burnt Island Games (through Stripe) will be charging your card. It is always better to warn them ahead of time than it is to have your card declined and have to deal with the repercussions of that situation.
Missing BackerKit Surveys
For those of you who have yet to fill out your BackerKit survey, it is best for you to try to recover your survey before contacting us. You can recover your survey here: https://www.backerkit.com/are_you_a_backer. Make sure to enter In Too Deep as the project name. And, of course, you'll have to use your Kickstarter name/email address to recover the survey. If you are unsure of that information, go to your Settings in Kickstarter. If you still cannot find your survey, then please DM us through Kickstarter.
Where We Are At
As you may or may not know, manufacturing comes to a halt in February, as China celebrates the Lunar New Year. While we have already submitted all of our files, and the moulds for the minis are already in progress, the game itself will not begin production until the beginning of March. We are exactly where we need to be in terms of timing to get this game to you on time. Once our manufacturer returns at the end of February, they are going to send us the remainder of the sample. We are certain we'll be ready to begin right away.
The Dice Tower 10 Most Anticipated Games
It was wonderful to see this amazing game getting some attention. Check out In Too Deep at 13:22. It's Mike's #9 Most Anticipated Game this year!!