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Updates & Whatnot

I was hoping to have another Indie Game Date post for you guys today, but sadly Rick’s been a little social butterfly and I’ve been chained to my desk working on getting the biz up and running, which means time for gaming, let alone time for gaming together, has been pretty non-existent.

On biz front I am absolutely giddy with joy at how the Kickstarter for Cashtronauts is shaping up. We just got word today that the pitch has been approved by Kickstarter, which means the campaign will go live as scheduled next Tuesday (January 28th). Rick and I also have some practice time scheduled on Sunday so that we’ll look like we know what we’re doing playing the game on stage at the big IGDA Montreal Demo Night, which incidentally is the same night as the Kickstarter launch. Eek.

I’m also pleased as punch with how our backer rewards are shaping up, including the papercraft ship models PropPrintables is making for us:
Cashtronauts Papercraft Models I can’t wait to see them all done and in colour.

And finally, a little blog minding announcement. You may have noticed that the Indie Biz section has been removed from the menu bar. Although there were only ever two articles in that section, the idea that the Indie Biz section spawned ended up growing into this new consulting business I am trying to launch, so all future Indie Biz type posts will now appear on my consulting business website… which will also be launching on January 28th.

I’ll be reblogging the posts Crowdfunding & Community and 5 Things Every Indie Game Website Needs on my business blog in the weeks to come, but you’ll still be able to find them here by sifting through the archives.

That’s all for now!

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Jane Y.
    January 23, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    wow mariko. this all sounds so exciting! congrats on these wonderful headways you’re making!

    • Reply
      Mariko
      January 23, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      Thank you, Jane.

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    itssuteki
    January 23, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Congratulations! Busy busy! Your life sounds awesome though. I’ll be sure to check those sites outttt!

    • Reply
      Mariko
      January 24, 2014 at 12:11 am

      Thank you. And honestly it’s been pretty scary, but we’ll see how it goes.

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    Fiona
    January 24, 2014 at 12:59 am

    oh my goodness you’re a busy bee – super good luck with all your endeavours, lots of amazing things!!

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      Mariko
      January 24, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Thank you so much!

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    Damaris / The cat, you and us
    January 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Mariko congrats and the best luck for your new business adventures! Love how you always support from this blog indie professionals 🙂

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      Mariko
      January 25, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      Thank you, Damaris. The support of all of you guys means so much to me.

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    nerdburger
    January 26, 2014 at 5:27 am

    YAY for getting the kickstarter approved. So exciting. I can’t wait to see it.

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