The company "Savić rent & plast" once again surprised us with its professionalism. They finished all 270,000 + 20,000 ordered cubes in record time, once again! For the purposes of the game Age of Dogfights: WW1, these cubes are dark gray (270,000), and in addition we have ordered another 20,000 in 9 colors for sale through our site.
We received all 2000 boards for the game Age of Dogfights: WW1 from the printing house Inprint. We additionally pack all the coupons using a vacuum machine, for additional protection. All Important Aircraft Supplement expansion boxes have been completed in our workshop, and the production of the Main expansion box is currently underway.
During the Kickstarter campaign for the game Age of Dogfights: WW1, one of the stretch goals was the replacement of cardboard rectangles with wooden cubes. These cubes play the role of sliders on the control panels. However, such wooden cubes cannot be purchased in Serbia, so our plan was to import them from China, but during negotiations with several potential partners, we could not agree on acceptable prices, modes of transport nor deadlines. That is why we decided to produce such cubes in Serbia from high-quality plastic. We again entrusted the production of tools to the company "Savić rent & plast" from Užice. This tool was also completed in record time and we have already received trial castings.
The company "Savić rent & plast" delivered 500,000 plastic stands we ordered for the needs of the game Age of Dogfights: WW1 and its expansions in record time. These stands are transparent, black, and white. In addition, we ordered 2000 pieces each in 7 more colors for sale through our website.
Although we have tools for a dozen different cardboard boxes, we decided to adopt two more dimensions for the Age of Dogfights game expansions: 24 x 17 x 4 cm and 24 x 10 x 3 cm. In addition, for the needs of the upcoming production of one game for the Serbian market, we also made a box of 28 x 28 x 6.5 cm.
We promised that the stands used in Age of Dogfights: WW1 would be made of transparent plastic, and the aircraft tokens would be white and black. We hired the company "Savić rent & plast" from Užice (a city about 190 km from Belgrade). We expected to receive trial castings within 45 to 60 days, but everything was done in just 25 days!
Plastic tank pieces made for the game Tank Chess are also intended for premium variants of the games Panzer Strike 1 and 2. The two tools were, with many problems and several delays, completed in June and December 2018. During the exploitation, the tools were often returned for refinements. For the needs of the Panzer Strike 1 and 2 games, two more pieces had to be inserted into the tool: an anti aircraft tank and a truck. That alteration took an unjustifiably long time, so we only recently got the requested series of pieces.
The production of Age of Dogfights: WW1 has started!
After the end of the preorder period on BackerKit, we started preparations for the serial production of the game Age of Dogfights: WW1. The main cardboard elements (boxes and boards) will be produced by the printing house Inprint from Čačak. We are very pleased with the quality of these elements produced for the Tank Chess game, so we continue our collaboration. We will produce most of the other elements in our own workshop. We procured some new machines in time, we also have a third workshop, so we believe that the production will go according to plan. We received blank white dice, we ordered cardboard for expansion boxes, we are expecting the plastic boards for markers to arrive, etc.
After the holidays, we immediately produced a mini series of 10 copies of the game Here be Dragons. The order was sent via Post Express and after about ten days they arrived at their destination. The customers are very satisfied with the quality of the received sets and announce the continuation of cooperation in future projects. We wish the authors of the game a lot of success in the upcoming Kickstarter campaign (autumn 2020)
The main part of the campaign on BackerKit is over. There are dozens of backers that did not respond to the survey, and they will have the opportunity to do so in the coming period.
The overall success of this project is fantastic - over $ 118,000 collected! Over $ 60,000 was raised on BackerKit, which is more than during the main Kickstarter campaign! We thank the backers (over 920) who provided us with so much support. The success is all the greater because we have not invested any funds in project advertising. Once again, it has been shown that a quality product always finds its way to customers.
The great success of our Age of Dogfights: WW1 project on Kickstarter allowed us to purchase an office space to use as a third workshop. In the same craft and business complex, we already rent three shops (two workshops and one warehouse). Now, in a total of 4 shops, we have much better working conditions and thus we have significantly increased our production capacity.
We will publish more photos from the new store when we fully equip it with new machines.
An article about Tank Chess in Second Chance Games
Mr. Robert Peterson, who wrote a great article for the game Age of Dogfights: WW1 in June, also wrote a review for the game Tank Chess. Like many so far, Peterson, as he says himself, was very skeptical about this game, but after learning the rules, he changed his mind.
In the following paragraph, there is a quote from his text, which you can read in its entirety at the link below:
"Thank you Forsage Games for letting me review Tank Chess. To put it mildly, I was very skeptical of the game at the beginning. I was happily proved wrong by the game play."
The production of realistic tank miniatures in Voxellab continues
Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, along with some other factors, the production of tank miniatures was interrupted for a while. At the end of July, the production was restarted and soon after, we received a batch of previously ordered miniatures.
For the needs of the production of the Age of Dogfight: Ww1 series of games, we purchased a large professional cutter - Graphtec CE 7000-60. We decided to make all the stickers out of PVC foil. These stickers will be much better and longer lasting than the paper ones.
A portal C506 published a great article about our game. As well as all the previous articles and comments, this one also assure us that we have made a game that is a hit on the market. Due to such reactions for the public, we continue to work on this series of games with even greater enthusiasm.
There is one quote from the article in the next paragraph, and you can read it in its entirety on the link below.
"... It should be noted that Age of Dogfights is one of the best experiences you can enjoy if you are a follower of the First World War or lover of flight simulators, so do not hesitate to buy a copy of this game. ..."
Just 6 months after shipping a large batch of Tank Chess games in Japanese to K2 publishing, we received a new order. This time, in addition to the Tank Chess games, a large quantity of the Fun Set expansion (in Japanese) was ordered. In a very short period of time, we produced all the ordered games and sent them via UPS.
One month after the end of the successful Kickstarter campaign, the pre-order period on the pledge manager of the BackerKit platform for the game Age of Dogfights: WW1 will begin. This campaign will run for 32 days. During that period, all backers should fill out the survey, add the shipping fees and, if they wish, order some of the many expansions and addons on offer. During this period, the game can also be ordered by gamers who missed out during the Kickstarter campaign.