This post was originally published on Kickstarter on 1/26/15.
On a Boat?:
The estimated departure date for Antidote was January 26th. So, I woke up early this morning to emails from China about last minute details to get Antidote on the boat today. I’ve provided the needed info, but I haven’t received confirmation yet that we made it on board. I am hopeful we did since the logistics company only launches from Shanghai once a week. One week longer in port would set us back one more week on delivery, so I am really hoping we made it!
Even if we made it out of port today, it is still about a 30 day journey to Los Angeles, where there are port strikes. We were unable to re-route with our logistics team, so we are praying the port strikes clear up before Antidote gets there. After we get through LA, it will be a couple more days to Chicago where our fulfillment company is located, and then the packages of rewards will be mailed to you! Depending on where you live, this could take a few days to a week or two.
Therefore, you will hopefully be getting your game(s) in March. That’s about 2 months later than we originally projected, which bums me out, but I’m nonetheless excited to get you your games!
Here is a picture from Whatz Games of a carton of Antidote, shrink wrapped and ready to go:
There will be 268 boxes just like this one on two pallets in a container somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Future of Antidote:
We’ve printed about 800 additional copies of Antidote to test the waters of traditional distribution. The plan is to make these available to distributors after we have delivered the rewards to all of you, our backers. You all have believed in Antidote and given us hope that other people eventually will too!
Infographic Thank You!
Jonathan, over at Lumne, has created some really awesome infographics, including a “thank you” to our backers. You can check out the article here!: http://lumne.net/antidote-2014-progress-report/#more-545
See you next week!