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Monday, January 9, 2017

Collector's Edition Update 5



Current Status of the Collector's Edition

We're done!

The last Collector's Editions will be loaded for shipping on Friday, and the Great Sending will begin the next business day.

The first wave of Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Collector's Edition shipments will start on January 16th in North America. Shipments to the rest of the world will begin once the completed copies have reached international distribution centers. More news on that soon.

We're very happy with the Collector's Editions we'll be shipping out and can't wait to get them into your hands. We appreciate your immense patience, and hope that this will be a great way for you to end your holidays.

If you have any other questions about your order, we're happy to help you out through support@beamdog.com.



Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Testers Wanted

Do you love testing things? Do you love playing games? Well, have I got a wheelhouse for you.

We’re currently looking for adventurers, warriors, rogues, wizards, druids, clerics, rangers, monks and shamans who are interested in helping us test our next game. We need testers on desktop (Windows, Mac, Linux) and tablet (iOS and Android) to help us make sure that this is our best release yet.

If you're interested in signing up to become a beta tester, please head over to this post on our forums to get started. You'll be asked to fill out a form and, if selected, you'll need to sign a non-disclosure agreement before you can begin testing.

Once testing begins you'll be invited to our super secret beta test forums and there you'll receive instructions as to how to get started.

We can't reveal the name of the game just yet, but the announcement is coming soon!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Collector's Edition Update 4



Current Status of the Collector's Edition

Production on the Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Collector's Edition is finished! The dice and maps have been completed by our production partner overseas.

Today a cargo plane laden with magically sealed shipping crates is hurtling through the skies of the Pacific. In it, klaxons blare and warning lights blink from every direction as brave men and women race to and fro. The captain screams over the whine of engines pushed beyond their limits: "We must deliver these maps and dice to Beamdog's distributor!"

Meanwhile, at an airport on the west coast of the United States, workers cast lots to determine who will have the honor of unloading the plane when it lands. Tears well in the eyes of those that are eliminated.

Once the plane arrives and is checked over for itinerant snakes, the containers will be unloaded and we can begin the next phase of this project. Each phase will take some time to complete, but here's where we stand:
  1.  (tick) Construction: Complete!
  2. 😺 Shipping: Pending!
  3. 😽 Customs
  4. 😸 Assembly
  5. 😹 Delivery! To you, the person reading this!
Phase 4 will take the longest, but once it gets started we can announce shipping dates.

We're very excited about reaching the final steps of this process and can't wait for you to see the finished product. If you have any other questions about your order, we're happy to help you out through support@beamdog.com.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Collector's Edition Update 3



Current Status of the Collector's Edition

After many rounds of iteration with our production partner we are at last satisfied with the quality of the Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Collector's Edition. All of the components have been approved by us and production on them is wrapping up.

That's right: The Collector's Edition is complete!
  • (tick) Outer Box: Ready!
  • (tick) Coin: Ready!
  • (tick) Adventurer's Guide: Ready!
  • (tick) Game Case: Ready!
  • (tick) Game Disc: Ready!
  • (tick) Medallion: Ready!
  • (tick) Dice Bag: Ready!
  • (tick) Quick Start Guide: Ready!
  • (tick) Thank You Card: Ready!
  • (tick) Field Report Booklet: Ready!
  • (tick) DiceReady!
  • (tick) Cloth MapReady!
  •  MAKE ROCKET GO NOW: Yes!
Once production is complete the components will be sent overseas from China to our packaging and shipping partner in the United States. They will assemble each copy and begin mailing them to our extremely patient customers.

If you have any other questions about your order, we're happy to help you out through support@beamdog.com.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Collector's Edition Update 2


Current Status of the Collector's Edition

First off, we're sorry. We have been very quiet on the topic of the Collector's Edition as of late, and that's not fair to our customers who have been eagerly waiting for news.

We've been going back and forth with the production company that is building the Siege of Dragonspear Collector's Edition, and this process has been extraordinarily long and involved. There have been delays in getting us prototypes of certain items from overseas, and when we did receive them we weren't satisfied with the quality and requested improvements. This has been a learning process for us, and we want our first boxed product to set a high standard of quality.

Here's where we're at with the components:

  • (tick) Outer Box: Ready!
  • (tick) Coin: Ready!
  • (tick) Adventurer's Guide: Ready!
  • (tick) Game Case: Ready!
  • (tick) Game Disc: Ready!
  • (tick) Medallion: Ready!
  • (tick) Dice Bag: Ready!
  • (tick) Quick Start Guide: Ready!
  • (tick) Thank You Card: Ready!
  • (warning) Field Report Booklet: Awaiting Final Prototype
  • (warning) Dice: Awaiting Final Prototype
  • (warning) Cloth Map: Awaiting Final Prototype

Our production company wasn't able to deliver on the dice concept that we wanted, so we've switched to a new dice producer that will give us what we're looking for at a high level of quality. For the other components that aren't yet done there were some final adjustments that we requested and we are awaiting the arrival of the final prototypes. Once we have all of our final components we can give an official ship date to customers, and we assume this will happen in the coming weeks.

Again, we apologize for the delay. We don't want to send you a sub-standard product, so we're taking the time to get everything right. If you have any other questions about your order, we're happy to help you out through support@beamdog.com.