So, Υοu've Asked for Upgrades. And demos.
7 months ago
– Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 04:21:21 AM
So, we were randomly googling stuff (ok fine you got us, we were looking up mentions of the game, like you never google yourself!), and we happened to come up on this very useful video (sufferers of phagophobia may want to avoid this one):
There is a disturbing amount of advice videos on the internet about what to do if you were swallowed by various animals (many of which sponsored by Squarespace for some reason).
We watched a few so you do not have to, and we are here to tell you that according to one such video the #5 tip on how to survive being eaten by a whale was "avoid whales". You are very welcome.
On to the actual update, which includes info on tiles, demos, Tabletopia, shipping to new territories (and to non-lower-48 US states & territories), as well as a few more videos about SYBE!
As we were playing the game with the protoype the other day, we noticed the punched out dice tower punchboard frame, which we kept - we keep just about everything so that we can keep track of the weight as we manage the production process.
Well, that punchboard, it turns out, has some extra space! So, we expanded the frame, rearranged it, and added the Upgrade tiles on it!
So, congrats Collector backers, you are getting the 3 more tiles (that some of) you asked for, and you can decide whether to play with them, or their transparent acrylic equivalents!
To get ahead of any questions, no, there is not much space left over, and if there is, we will have something more interesting than Bacteria/Crystal tiles.
The campaign page has been updated accordingly, please refer to it for a stunningly eye-pleasing pictorial representation of the goodies in your box.
Oh, and we have asked the factory to make the acrylic Upgrade tiles a little thinner, so that they are easier to see through - we will post any images of the new samples in a future update. And yes, we are keeping them, we like them. A lot.
Upgrade your pledge
Hey you! Yes, you! Basic/Premium backer!
Was the lack of black-and-yellow-striped cardboard tiles getting you down? Were you not sober when you backed this campaign and mis-clicked your pledge level and/or are now wondering what this whole thing is about? Do you have a moment to think about the miracle of triple-layered board technology (tm)?
Despair not, kind backer, for we have the way for you to avail yourself of answers to these questions, for the low, low cost of $20/$10 more of your so-called dollars!
What we mean to say, oh those of you still reading (slow news day?), is that you can, and according to our accountant, should, upgrade your pledge and boardgaming quality of life by switching to the Collector pledge level.
To help you achieve this very goal, we humbly (and selflessly!) have prepared this handy guide:
1. Step the first. Click here:
(or click "Manage your pledge" on browser / "Manage" on the KS app, from the main campaign screen)
2. Part Deux. Click on "Change your pledge" on browser / "Choose another reward" on the app.
3. You made it! Join 4000+ of your newest closest friends by scrolling down and selecting the $49 level and clicking "Continue" on the browser / swiping to the right (heh) for the $49 level and clicking "Select" on the app.
There, wasn't that easy?
Narrator: It wasn't easy.
Well, thanks in any case. When can we kickstart a better Kickstarter website?
We've already seen some rogue backers have been testing SYBE on Tabletop Simulator, and filming themselves doing it! We do not judge, and quite enjoy watching those videos, actually.
So, we thought we would join in the fun. We will be running demos, using the Tabletop Simulator modules already linked on the campaign page.
To join us, come to the Discord server, check the #demos channel and join us in the demo voice channel. If you want to play, you should have Tabletop Simulator open. Of course you can just watch via Discord, we will do our best to share our screen.
Apologies if the time zones and timing do not work for your location and schedule, we will try to add more in the coming weeks. Those will be announced in the Discord server.
The very nice people at Tabletopia loved SYBE, and decided to implement it for their awesome platform, and so here it is! Free, browser-based, and playable without needing any software!
We will look into using it for demos, but we can not promise this at the moment. Still, you are very welcome to enjoy the game on Tabletopia - rumor has it, they might even be implementing the 0-player game!
Due to popular demand (and due to having a very helpful fulfillment partner in VFI Asia), we can now have your game shipped to:
India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Peru
As mentioned in the previous update, if we have any more news, we will be posting them in a backer update - this applies to both any new fulfillment destinations and language editions.
At the moment, we have nothing more to report. Also, please check the FAQ, in case your question is already answered.
Non-Contiguous US Territories
Due to quite high fees we need to clarify that the USA shipping costs apply to the lower 48 states and DC.
Due to the geographic realities of Alaska, Hawaii, Guam & Puerto Rico, the fees to ship the game there are the ones for the "Everywhere else" category.
Please check the Fulfillment part of the campaign page, the FAQs, and if you have any questions, please contact us via the KS messaging system.
We have had a ton more coverage for the game, including the first playthrough en español!
(Spanish-speaking backers, we are still looking at our options - stay tuned!)
Roll for Crit:
La Mesa de Dam:
The Hungry Gamer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDdLzkqFziU
And, a very nice interview of Scott by the very nice One Stop Co-op Shop people: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzhrQUwsRsc
As previously mentioned, please check out the FAQ before asking or commenting about something, chances are your question has already been answered: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ludicreations/so-youve-been-eaten/faqs
The quickest way to contact us is to use the KS messaging system. Please do not send multiple messages via our website, FB page, Twitter, telepathy, semaphore - one message via KS will suffice, and we promise to get back to you as soon as we can:
P.S.: Yeah that was quite the meta musical interlude. Scott Almes, Wiz Khalifa, both great artists. What else do they have in common? Yeah, spitting rhymes they both do with gusto, but what else?