Somebody wanted me to post Gameband updates from the Kickstarter project (see https://www.kickstar...ers/description). Here's the latest.
Roll on 2018!! For backers only Posted by FMTwo Game Inc. (Creator)
Happy New Year to all of you! We sincerely hope everyone had some great time out over the holidays with family and friends, and that this year is off to an amazing start. Here’s to 2018 being an outstanding year for everyone!
We are really sorry for the radio silence on our side over the holidays. After some very difficult weeks the team took some much needed downtime. We’ve also had some changes and some fantastic new people come onboard. We are back hard at it, and super excited about for 2018!
As well as being late again on this update, we are also behind on DM’s. We will get fully up to date on them by early next week, and really appreciate everyones patience with us.
Quick update on our side.
Hardware: We have continued to work with out partner on this for DVT tooling. They have not made as much progress as we hoped over the holidays, so it is fast looking like we will be delayed until after Chinese New Year (i.e. March). We are working to confirm final adjusted dates with them asap. With Software and design issues out of the way, and board design etc all good, we are not expecting any more technical issues once we head into tooling phase. We know people are anxious to get Gameband in their hands, and we share your eagerness to get this done!
Software: Continues to go really well, team have done and continue to do a great job. Often Software can become a gating item, but for now we are not concerned on this front at all. The companion apps have continued to be improved and updated weekly for bugs etc. Definitely ahead of the curve on software so far!
SDK: Thanks for the continued 1/1 feedback on this, we expect another update to be released soon. Happy to continue to have people sign up (gblaunch_at_gameband.com)….and for anyone that has reached out to be added to the list in the past 2 weeks we will respond and send you the download instructions in the coming days.
Pixelfurnace: We’re still not in a position to say much about the Ataribox side of things, but will comment more as soon as we can! Either way anything with Atari does not impact plans on the Gameband side.
Gaming: Per last update we are hoping to show more on this this month. We have also made progress on negotiating with additional big brands on bringing developing additional titles for both Gameband and other platforms. Some really exciting discussions that we hope to be able to announce soon.
We’ve been consistently missing update deadlines, especially since late last year, but will aim to do a lot better on this front in the coming weeks, even if it’s just a ‘we’re working on it’ message. We really appreciate peoples patience with us on this front, probably more than we deserve. As we intimated in our last update we’ve had some rough weeks inside our team, but are confident we are pulling out of that and are ready to roll on an awesome 2018!
Lastly a few people have asked us the status on the official website. Happy to say it is ready from a design point of view, and we think it looks really good. All we have to do is complete work on texts and release it, and plan on doing so within days. Stay tuned.
Thanks again for all the support,
The Gameband Team.