Review the rules. Win another copy of The Quest Kids!
9 days ago
– Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 12:25:25 AM
Good Evening Citizens of Treasure Falls,
We have completed the first draft of our rule book! We are happy with where it is right now, however we'd love to get your feedback. You can review the rule book by CLICKING HERE.
To make things a bit easier we have created a quick five question feedback form that we are asking interested parties to complete after reviewing the rules. Not only does this form help us streamline the process of finding weaknesses in our rules and clearing up confusing bits, but we are going to giveaway a copy of The Quest Kids to one lucky participant later this month!
I realize that you fine backers already have a copy of The Quest Kids headed your way, but if you do win the prize I am sure you can find another little dungeon crawler who would enjoy a fantasy adventure.
I want to thank you in advance for taking the time to review the rules with a critical eye. We can still easily tweak the rules right now without delaying the production at all. I obviously want the rule book to be as simple to understand as possible for all future players of The Quest Kids.
You can find a link to the RULES and the FEEDBACK FORM by CLICKING HERE.
A Quest Kids quest is never done!
Story Time Cards and New Character Art!
15 days ago
– Tue, Jan 07, 2020 at 11:28:46 PM
Happy 2020 Citizens of Treasure Falls!
I hope you had a tremendous Holiday season and a happy New Year's. HONEY BEARD (our new Bear Pirate character pictured above) drank a bit too much honey over the Holidays, but that is a pretty common occurrence for ol' Honey Beard.
I have three quick things to cover in this update: new character illustrations, an example of a STORY TIME card from the campaign and a production/pledge manager update. Let's go!
NEW BAD GUY ART
Our artist Apolline has been extremely busy creating amazing new bad guys for the base game and the TRIALS OF TOLK THE WISE campaign. Like, seriously busy. Like, she has created 16 NEW CHARACTERS! You saw Charlie the Charmer in our last update and met Honey Beard just a while ago. I don't want to spoil all of the creatures that await our adventurers in Tolk's Cave, however here's a look at two more:
Meet GOLD FLAME. A Treasure Dragon from Spirit Valley, Gold Flame spends most of his time in Tolk's Cave napping in huge piles of coins and breathing fire at anyone who interrupts his golden slumber.
Not all of our new characters are bad guys. Meet TINK - an ally of The Quest Kids! Tink is a merchant from Treasure Falls and will support our team of heroes during their adventures. Old Tink has the ability cards you need, as long as you have the treasure to pay.
STORY TIME CARD EXAMPLE
The bulk of the work I have put into The Quest Kids since the Kickstarter campaign ended has been focused on creating the content for the TRIALS OF TOLK THE WISE campaign. This campaign will consist of about 53 new Dungeon Tiles and 61 new Campaign Cards!
The new Dungeon Tiles are used to bring quest specific elements and characters into Tolk's Cave and the Campaign Cards are used to tell the ongoing story, introduce new mechanics, and represent items found throughout the adventure.
One of the most common Campaign Card types are STORY TIME cards. These cards will be read aloud to the players and introduce the quests and experiences found in the TRIALS OF TOLK THE WISE. Below is an example of a STORY TIME card. If you want to stay 100% spoiler free you can skip reading the card below, however this will be the first card you read to begin the TRIALS OF TOLK THE WISE campaign.
What was the piece of paper at the bottom of the chest? You'll need to reveal Campaign Card 2 to find out!
PRODUCTION/PLEDGE MANAGER UPDATE
Over 87% of our backer surveys have been completed! Thanks to everyone who has taken this important step. If you haven't filled out the link through Backerkit just go here: https://the-quest-kids.backerkit.com, enter your Kickstarter email address, and click on the "Get My Survey" button. You will be sent a new email with a link to your account.
We are going to lock the pledge manager at the beginning of February 2020.
As for our timeline we are right on schedule. The Chinese New Year is about to begin, which shuts down the production for all Chinese game manufacturers for about a month. However, our plan has always been to send our team at Gameland all of our final print-ready files the week they return in early February.
Thanks as always for your support of The Quest Kids! I'd love to hear your thoughts on the new characters and the STORY TIME card below.
It is the year 2020 - the year you will play The Quest Kids!
Until that day a Quest Kids quest is never done.
New Bad Guy Art + BackerKit Survey Update!
about 2 months ago
– Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 11:26:34 PM
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend Citizens of Treasure Falls!
It has been a while since I checked in with an update, but I promise I will not take too much of your time so you can get back to playing games with your family.
BACKERKIT SURVEY UPDATE
We've had over 81% of our backers respond to the survey! That is a terrific response. Thanks to everyone has taken the time to respond - it helps us tremendously when projecting how many copies of The Quest Kids we need to send to different parts of the word.
At this point every backer should have received an email from BackerKit asking for your response to their survey. If you can't find the email from BackerKit simply go here: https://the-quest-kids.backerkit.com, enter your Kickstarter email address, and click on the "Get My Survey" button. You will be sent a new email with a link to your account.
We will be closing the survey in mid-January 2020. That gives you right around 50 days to update your shipping information, upgrade your pledge (if you so wish), or add on additional items. But, why wait? Go ahead and knock it our right now! :)
If you have any questions about BackerKit please let me know in the comments below. You can also head over to https://www.backerkit.com/faq_backer, or email the team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. They’re happy to help!
UPDATE ON THE QUEST KIDS PROGRESS
As we all know by now a Quest Kids quest is never done and we have been working hard to bring our family-friendly dungeon crawler to you as soon as possible.
The biggest news we have to share is after a lengthy bid process we have chosen a manufacturing partner. We're thrilled to be working with Gameland Games! Their experience in the industry is extraordinary and their component quality is first class. However, what really sets them apart from the competition is their willingness to interact with us as basically a member of the Treasure Falls Games team (vs. a company placing a manufacturing bid). They have already brought tremendous value to The Quest Kids and I am confident they will produce a game we can all be proud of.
Apolline has also been working hard on the new bad guy designs we unlocked as stretch goals! A lot of the new characters are surprises that you'll discover while playing THE TRIALS OF TOLK THE WISE campaign. However, I can show you one new bad guy that will be added to the base game.
Here's a look at Charlie the Charmer:
Charlie (brother of Chompy) is a bear sorcerer who attempts to use his powers of magic and charm to get what he wants whenever he wants. He has varying degrees of success with this strategy.
Thanks again for your continued support of The Quest Kids! Let me know if you have any questions, ideas or suggestions in the comments below and to those of you in the US have a tremendous Thanksgiving Holiday!
The Quest Kids Backerkit Surveys are on their way!
3 months ago
– Tue, Nov 05, 2019 at 08:42:22 PM
Greetings Citizens of Treasure Falls!
I know it has been a few days since my last update, however my return brings a very important quest that all of you must complete. Soon, you’ll receive an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. It’s important to respond to your survey as quickly as you can since we must have this information to fulfill your rewards.
You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. When you receive the email with the survey, click the survey link to respond. Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items or change your reward level if you like.
You don’t have access to this survey link yet, but it will be available soon via email! I will provide an update here when all of the surveys have been sent and provide assistance to anyone who is missing the email. All surveys should be sent by Sunday, 11/10.
After you respond to your survey, you can go back later and change your responses at any time before we close the surveys to get our final counts.
If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://the-quest-kids.backerkit.com
If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at https://the-quest-kids.backerkit.com/faq
Do I *Really* Need to Go to BackerKit?
Yes! All Backers must complete the BackerKit survey to confirm your address and pay for shipping.
What If I Included extra funds for Add-Ons?
If you pledged extra funds for Add-Ons, you will find a credit in your BackerKit account. As you go through the survey process, you will be able to use this credit towards Add-On items.
Can I Upgrade My Pledge Level or Purchase Add-Ons?
Yes, you can upgrade your pledge level or purchase Add-Ons! To change your pledge level select the blue "switch your pledge level" link located on the first page of the survey (pictured below).
1. It is late November 2019 and I didn’t get my BackerKit email invite. What do I do?
The easiest thing to do is resend your invite to yourself! Just go here: https://the-quest-kids.backerkit.com, enter your Kickstarter email address, and click on the "Get My Survey" button. You will be sent a new email with a link to your account. Please remember: all surveys will not be sent until Sunday, 11/10.
2. I forgot my BackerKit password. How do I get it?
Just go here: https://the-quest-kids.backerkit.com, enter your Kickstarter email address, and click on the "Get My Survey" button. You will be sent a new email with a link to your account.
3. I want to sign back into https://the-quest-kids.backerkit.com, but I don’t remember the email I used for my account. How do I get it?
It should be your Kickstarter account email. If that doesn’t work, please email email@example.com and they will help you.
4. I have a question about BackerKit that isn’t covered here. What do I do?
Head over to https://www.backerkit.com/faq_backer, or email the team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. They’re happy to help!
5. Why do I have to use BackerKit again?
The BackerKit folks are experts in streamlining the process of delivering crowd-funded rewards. Using their service allows our team to maintain focus on making a great game.
In addition to getting the Backerkit survey ready to go, we have obviously been working hard on The Quest Kids. Our artist Apolline has been working on the first group of new characters (I'll have something to share soon) and I have been finalizing the Trials of Tolk the Wise campaign and coordinating with our manufacturers regarding all of the new content we added via stretch goals.
As always please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions about The Quest Kids and please be on the lookout for your Backerkit survey soon!
A Quest Kids quest is never done,
Thank you!!! Our next quest now begins...
3 months ago
– Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 09:54:51 PM
Good Morning Adventurers of Treasure Falls!
Wow! What a final day of our adventure. We ended our journey with 867 heroes in our party from 38 different countries! We achieved 250% of our goal, which allows us to add 18 NEW CHARACTERS to the game AND unlock the entire "The Trials of Tolk the Wise" campaign.
The purpose of our quest was to create a high-quality fantasy game for families to enjoy together and because of your belief and support we have succeeded. Thank you!
My promise now is to create the best version of The Quest Kids that I possibly can and to continue to communicate important milestones openly and frequently during the production process. I will keep you updated on our progress through updates to this project and on our Facebook Fan Page. Also, if you have any questions or issues please feel free to email me at QuestKidsShow@gmail.com.
I'll send an update in the next 10 days focused on our pledge manager timing and plans. The pledge manager is the process that will allow you to finalize your order and potentially add items to your pledge.
Now our next quest begins! A Quest Kids quest is never done.