FAZA Progress Report: July 2020

Hi Everyone!

We received the mass production sample from LongPack Games. Everything is looking great! We’ve given LongPack the okay to begin mass production. They said on average it can take between 2 to 3 months to complete mass production.

I put together an unboxing video so you all can share in the joy and excitement of opening up the game for the first time. I also go through and quickly set up the game so you can see all the game pieces in their proper place.

Do let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Thank you,

Ben

The above progress report was cross-posted on FAZA’s Kickstarter Campaign.

FAZA Progress Report: June 2020

Hi Everyone,

Over the past month we worked with Longpack Games to fix a few issues we noticed with the sample copy. We found and fixed the following issues: a few typos in the rulebook, one of the dice colors was too dark, the size for the tray inside the box was slightly off, and the slits cut into the mothership punchboards had to be tightened. We’re excited to have fixed these issues, and Longpack will provide a mass production sample once it’s ready. 

I’m personally glad to see this project take another step to come to fruition. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Thank you,

Ben

The above progress report was cross-posted on FAZA’s Kickstarter campaign.

FAZA Progress Report: May 2020

Hi Everyone,

Longpack Games sent us a sample copy to review. I’m currently going through it in detail to ensure everything looks good before we give the okay to move forward with producing all the games. Enjoy the pictures below showing the package, the game and all its pieces.

It arrived in an abundance of bubble wrap…

Opening the box, we’re greeted by a menacing FAZA alien…

The chipboard pieces are looking good!

Read through all the FAZA event cards, they also look good…

I’m so glad we unlocked the meeple stretch goal. They’re awesome!

I set up the game for good measure.

A couple more shots of those meeples, motherships, and board tiles…

And finally, here’s everything packed up and put back in the box.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Thank you,

Ben

Edit: Updated to include an image of the front and back of the box side by side below.

The above progress report was cross-posted on FAZA’s Kickstarter campaign.

FAZA Progress Report: April 2020

Hi Everyone!

I hope you’re all staying safe during the pandemic. I wanted to update you all on a few items:

  • We’ve completed the remaining graphic design work. The back of the box was the last item on the list and Anthony has done a stellar job! If you like what you see in the image below, be sure to thank him for his creative work and all of his effort.
  • On the manufacturing side of things, we made our initial deposit payment with Longpack Games to begin the manufacturing process. We sent over our design files, they reviewed them, and have given us feedback on tweaking the bar code side of the box.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Thank you,

Ben

The above progress report was cross-posted on FAZA’s Kickstarter campaign.

FAZA Progress Report: March 2020

Hi Everyone,

I hope you’re all holding up okay during the pandemic! We wanted to check-in and also make you all aware the graphic design work has been taking a little longer than expected. Anthony’s health has taken priority in his life, and he’s been trying to fit in graphic design work on FAZA in-between chemo treatments. We are very close to finishing this stage of the process and will be moving on to manufacturing once it’s done. As soon as the graphic design work is completed, I’ll follow-up with another update.

Stay Safe,

Ben

The above progress report was cross-posted on FAZA’s Kickstarter campaign.

Progress Report: January 2020

Since the last progress report, we have the following updates:

  • The graphic design work for the rulebook has been completed by Anthony. There’s a lot of work that’s gone into this and it shows. You’re welcome to download the rulebook here or click the image below. (FYI, the rulebook you’re downloading was compressed from 25 MB down to 6 MB, so image qualities were reduced to save space).
  • The manufacturing files for the cards (34 FAZA event cards, the 16 player cards, the 8 character cards) and the chipboard pieces (board tiles, mothership standees, mothership activation tracker, difficulty & reference tiles, mothership guide tiles) have been prepared for Longpack. 
  • We are in the process of completing the design for the back of the box.

The above progress report was cross-posted on FAZA’s Kickstarters campaign.