Well, I know there are at least a few boardgamers who hang out here, so indulge me for a moment of pride.
Our sci-fi, civilization-type board game Galactic Emperor has gone into production! It’s really, really going to be sweet. Linen finish on the board and the tiles. Large and supercool plastic ships with spiffy sort of retro Buck Rogers flair.
The game is for 3-6 players and lasts 90-120 minutes.
Galactic Emperor just became available for preorder. If you go to the Galactic Emperor news link on BoardGameGeek, you can get the code to save a few bucks off the MSRP $55. The deal lasts until the preorders hit 250. Link to deal: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/301449
This is not a “if we get enough preorders we’ll produce it” thing (such arrangements aren’t unusual in boardgaming). Galactic Emperor is in production now, it will hit your doorstep anywhere in the world in June. Actually it should be late May, but the official estimate is conservative.
If this is your first game, I’d be curious as to how you went about creating it (sudden inspiration? years of refining an ambiguous idea? Cardboard cutouts? etc), and the process of selling the idea to get it published.
I’m gonna check this out it looks good. Nice job on getting it made! It’s really difficult to get a game made if you’re not part of a big gaming company. Way to go. As soon as I get home i’m getting this puppy.
Nope. We’re going full retail - in the States, we’ll be reaching about 2000 stores. In the UK, some hundred or so. And we’re still looking around the world.
It’s now available at our web site (http://www.crosscutgames.com/ge.html) and will be available at various on-line retailers as soon as it arrives in our colossal warehouse and the CrossCut elves get it shipped out the door.
About how this got done, I’ll be writing up a blow-by-blow account and posting on BGG and our web site soon. I’m waiting for the final shoe to drop so I can give a complete accounting. But the skinny is: about 18 months of sweat - most of which was play testing!
Galactic Emperor is distributed by Alliance in the US, which means your local game store can get GE if they like the cut of our jib. FKLM distributes it for the UK and a few Euro cities. People who ask for it in stores do us a huge favor.
We can’t go under MSRP from our online store once it releases, that’s all. That’s why the preorder period is a big deal in boardgaming.
Sounds cool. I especially like the mechanic of the roles changing around - does it work something like Citadels? I especially love space strategy board games so I’ll probably be trying it out June. It looks like it might be easy enough to pick up and finish in a decent amount of time from what I’ve read so far. That is very good because I can rarely convince anyone to play Twilight Imperium with me. Off to read the pdf of the manual :)