Nightmare Forest: Dead Run Gearing Up!

Circus Bear NMF

This Week

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Things are progressing nicely here at SolarFlare Games and wanted to update everyone on the Nightmare Forest: Dead Run Kickstarter progress.  We now have all of the zombie art complete and being configured for printing. The box (as noted last time) is ready. The manual should be completed this week.  We plan to let you see that as soon as we have it ready for consumption.

We expect to see the funds released from Kickstarter Monday or Tuesday.  We have not heard of any new delays in the new system and so we are expecting things to be on time.

Surveys

Please expect to see your surveys come this week.  Since we have been working to be prepared to enter manufacturing as quickly as possible – the surveys have not been the highest priority.  Expect to see them and please fill them out as quickly as possible and completely.   We are very excited to be rolling along and looking forward to delivering the game on time.

ART – The Circus Has Returned

Here are the five Circus Zombies you have not seen yet (in an update). Terrifying AND Entertaining they are.  Just glad we did not have to make zombie clowns as I am not sure I could have gone through with it.

The only art left to complete are the custom people art cards and they are actively being worked on by Natalie one of the artists on Nightmare Forest.

T-Shirts

We have had several of you ask about the Nightmare Forest “splatter shirt” and if there will be some way to get one with your game.  We are working on a way to allow for a companion order of the shirts – so more to follow.  For those that have forgotten, here is the image of the shirt.

 A Few Repeat Reminders

Since you backed the project you are obviously a fan of this game. We would like to asked if you would go the following link: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/165812/nightmare-forest-dead-run

And do the following: Click the heart to “Be a Fan” (green and black arrow below)

Go to the forums for NMF and comment on what you think of the game and the campaign to this point. (green and yellow arrow below) – we do not ask people to rate the game until they have played it.

Thrash-Car Review by The News Wheel

Check out this new review of Thrash-Car by The News Wheel

The News Wheel

 

 

 
 

Thrash-Car Board Game Review: A Riotous, Reckless Racing Game!

When can you win a racing board game without crossing the finish line? When you’re playing Thrash-Car!

For those who thought that tabletop versions of racetrack competitions were too tame, uncompetitive, or commercialized, this wild game pits players against each other in aggressive automotive attacks. Whether you side with the hippies, rednecks, old folks, or soccer moms, your team will be prepared to send others crashing into the wall.

As the title suggests, Thrash-Car is more about attacking other cars than racing. However, it’s not entirely a destruction derby game, as players can still win by completing the race. Originally funded as Kickstarter project in 2013, Thrash-Caris a riotous, reckless ride. Read more…..

5 Stars

Thank You for Getting the Car Started oh and Funding Nightmare Forest

THANK YOU!

We do not know a better way to says that. As a team you Foresters blew through every goal, hacked your way through the brush and geared up and fought your way to the end with the whole forest chasing you.

Great work! Good job! MUCH THANKS!
No Slowing Down
Here is what is ahead of us.

  • Collecting the Funds (next 2 weeks)
  • Send Surveys (next 2 weeks)
  • Artist finish last 4 Holiday/Funny Zombie Critters
  • Finalize the manual for manufacturer (with 1P rule option included)
  • Finalizing all text and artwork for the manufacturer for the cards
  • Finalizing the final art for the box
  • Doing the custom “people in the game art” – they are all in process of submitting their photos so that Natalie can “camperfy” them (some are done)
  • Tell MeepleSource to GO on Meeplefoot production Done!
  • Send art to the mat manufacturer (art is done)
  • Proof read it all one more time 🙂
  • Send a link to each of you for song download (before March is over)
  • Post download for mat art for DIY mats
  • More stuff but this is the bulk
  • Funding Begins

Make sure you watch for your funding notices. Kickstarter will notify you of any funding issue they may have (if any). Make sure that if you get a notice to rectify it as soon as you can.

The faster we fully fund the quicker we can get all the balls rolling. Thanks!

The Schedule (Planned)

Below is the timeline we are planning on:

  • Feb29 to March 18 – Collect Funds and most of what is above
  • Approx: March 19 to May 6 – Proofing and Manufacturing
  • Approx: May 7 to June 18 – International and Continental Freight
  • Approx: June 19 to June 30 – Prepare to Ship/Some Margin for Issues
  • Approx July 1-30 Shipping

This is the timeline barring any issues. We all know there can be unknown issues or challenges that can arise but I will make sure that you are kept update to date on all steps of the process.

THE BOX!

We had many of you ask about the box and now is the time we will share the look of the top of the box. The projected box size is 8.250″ H x 5″W x 1.45″ Deep (approximately the size of a Boss Monster box.

So here is what 60+ layers of various pieces of art looks like as a box. Sorry for the writing you might see – when the die layer is pulled up (to show design to you) the dimension notes are visible. So TAH DAH!

nmf-box

Spiffy right? We want the box to be as cool and as fun as the game. Hope you like it. I will post the back as soon as I finish it up. Suggestions welcome of what you think would make friends buy the game if they found it on as shelf.

 

A Few Favors/Asks

Since you backed the project you are obviously a fan of this game. I would like to asked if you would go the following link:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/165812/nightmare-forest-dead-run

And do the following:

Click the heart to “Be a Fan” (green and black arrow below)
Go to the forums for NMF and comment on what you think of the game and the campaign to this point. (green and yellow arrow below) – we do not ask people to rate the game until they have played it.
Click the publisher link and check out our other finished games and coming games.

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Contact your local game retailer and let them know they can contact us to be able to get direct retail options from SolarFlare Games.

Like us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/solarflaregames

Follow us on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/bravefrontier

Follow us on Instagram:
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Some or all of these, along with your backing of this project, will keep you in synch with us and all the things going on with Nightmare Forest and SolarFlare Games.

Some Questions Y’all Had:

1) No wife didn’t find the Frank is Da Devil update as hilarious as me
2) We already have 75% of the rules ready for NMF2: Alien Invasion (KS Jan2018)
3) Yes there is a NMF3 noodling around
4) We will be at BGG Spring, AKON, WACON (if it happens), BGG (Nov) and PAX South
5) We will make a Pre-Order option for NMF available soon (but will not be comparable to having backed the project) and any Pre-Order will ship AFTER backers copies
6) T-Shirt Orders can still be made for the shirt if interested – just message me.

Thank you all for an amazing project and a wonderful run through the woods! Back soon with more info, art and news.

Nightmare Forest Kickstarter Ends in 5 Hours!

Circus Bear NMFWOW! We can’t believe that there are only less then 4 1/2 hours to go on the Nightmare Forest Kickstarter. All stretch goals have been unlocked and the game is now Over 200% FUNDED.  We can’t say enough about our foresters that have help unlocked the amazing Circus and Holiday/Famous Zombie Animals.

With time winding down on the Kickstarter, please share with your friends so more people can get lost in the forest filled with creepy zombie animals. You are ALL awesome!

 

 

 

Come on Everyone, I can see the Road!

After Running an Running…

Well Foresters after running and running for the last month we have accomplished many goals and created a lot of great success.  We are in the final 24 hours of the campaign and as of this writing we are just a little over $400 from the final stretch goal.

As stated in the last update, we will be adding the over-sized autographed cards to all Kickstarter deliveries.  After the last update, some of you sent in some suggestions and we work hard to listen. If we break the last stretch goal, we will be able to unveil the mystery in the shadows below …and barring any issue with including it into manufacturing of the game, we will add it to all copies.

If, for some reason, we just cannot include it into the game – we will make sure it is one of the voting choices for over-sized cards.  We will make the art that is under the boxes on the play mat a voting choice as well.

We cannot promise 100%, but we promise that we will do everything we can, without causing an delays with the game, to get it included if we break that last stretch goal.

FRANK!!!!!

I know! He is totally evil looking right?

Those of you who have met us have heard the story about “Frank – Da Devil!”  I (Dave) thought I would share a fun little story here near the end of the campaign.  When I met my wife she had this pug/beagle mix named Frank.  Frank does not really like men and would just give me regular stink-eye.

So, I started referring to him as “Frank da Devil” and his cat friend Kitten as “Da Minion.” This has been an ongoing joke in the house and even lead to turning Frank into one of the zombies.

I know! He is totally evil looking right?

I Still Hear ‘Em…The zombies are still out there and right behind us!  So, please help us all and share this link  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bravefrontierstudios/nightmare-forest-dead-run with as many people as you can as the campaign winds down.

  • The more people who know (wait that’s not quite right)
  • Knowing is half funded (no that’s not quite it either)
  • Share and share for stretch goals (hmmmmmm)

Well you get what we mean! Thank you all so much for your continued support and belief in this project.  Dare we call you fans?  If you think of yourself as one, please visit  BoardGameGeek.com and click the heart on the Nightmare Forest page and show that you are a fan.

Frank thanks you too, but he thinks you have food.

Have an amazing Monday and I look forward to seeing you all (most of you intact) at the car!

Team SolarFlare Games

Less Than 24 Hours to Go

After Running an Running…

Well Foresters after running and running for the last month we have accomplished many goals and created a lot of great success.  We are in the final 24 hours of the campaign and as of this writing we are just a little over $400 from the final stretch goal.

As stated in the last update, we will be adding the over-sized autographed cards to all Kickstarter deliveries.  After the last update, some of you sent in some suggestions and we work hard to listen. If we break the last stretch goal, we will be able to unveil the mystery in the shadows below …

and barring any issue with including it into manufacturing of the game, we will add it to all copies.  If, for some reason, we just cannot include it into the game – we will make sure it is one of the voting choices for over-sized cards.  We will make the art that is under the boxes on the play mat a voting choice as well.

We cannot promise 100%, but we promise that we will do everything we can, without causing an delays with the game, to get it included if we break that last stretch goal.

FRANK!!!!!

Those of you who have met us have heard the story about “Frank – Da Devil!”  I (Dave) thought I would share a fun little story here near the end of the campaign.  When I met my wife she had this pug/beagle mix named Frank.  Frank does not really like men and would just give me regular stink-eye.  So, I started referring to him as “Frank da Devil” and his cat friend Kitten as “Da Minion.”  This has been an ongoing joke in the house and even lead to turning Frank into one of the zombies.

I know! He is  totally evil looking right?
I know! He is totally evil looking right?

I Still Hear ‘Em…

The zombies are still out there and right behind us!  So, please help us all and share this link  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bravefrontierstudios/nightmare-forest-dead-run with as many people as you can as the campaign winds down.

  • The more people who know (wait that’s not quite right)
  • Knowing is half funded (no that’s not quite it either)
  • Share and share for stretch goals (hmmmmmm)

Well you get what I mean!   Thank you all so much for your continued support and belief in this project.  Dare I call you fans?  If you think of yourself as one, please visit BoardGameGeek.com and click the heart on the Nightmare Forest page and show that you are a fan.

Frank thanks you too, but he thinks you have food.

Have an amazing Monday and I look forward to seeing you all (most of you intact) at the car!

Nightmare Forest – 5th Stretch Goal Shattered!!!!

Stretch Goal 5 Taken Down

Ok, is Daryl Dixon one of the backers of this game?  That last stretch goal went down like Merle. Hard and fast. Ok, having a little fun with the theme but you Foresters are amazing and we want to thank you so much for putting that 5th goal down and burying it.

We believed in you so much, we already had one of the new “Holiday/Silly/Crazy” bonus pack critters drawn up, and you did not disappoint.  Without further a-boooo  here is  JACK!

One Last Stretch Goal!

With 55 hours to go (as of this writing) many of you have asked me if we will have one more stretch goal.  The answer to that isYES!  With all the support you have given, we are adding one last stretch goal for this game.

The last stretch goal will be unlocked at $16,000.  This assures that we can manufacture the extra item with no slow down in the production schedule and give you something extra and awesome on the same timeline!

The extra item will be two 5×7 “over-sized cards”  each one with one of the amazing creepy zombies from the game.   We will have them manufactured on heavy card stock and printed at what effectively makes them 2x the size of a regular card.   They will not be for use in the game, but cool and beautiful.

For all backers of NMF at any level Camper or higher, we will ship you one of each of these cards and they will be signed by the Artist who did the zombie art for those cards AND you will have the option to have me (Dave) sign the cards as well.  After the project ends, the only way to get one of these over-sized cards would be at a convention as a promo (very limited quantity) but they would not be signed.

Additionally you, the Foresters, will get to help decide what zombies goes on the over-sized cards.  When the campaign ends, as part of the survey, you will all be asked what is your favorite zombie (from a list we provide) and the 2 with the most votes will be the zombies selected to go on these bonus over-sized cards.

We are ecstatic to be able to this one last, fun thing at the end, as we are nearing the edge of the forest and reaching the safety of the road.

Thank you and survive the weekend in the woods and tell more people about this project, the more of there are the better the change of getting out aaaaalive!

Come to the Kickstarter and back now!
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Team SolarFlare Games

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