Migration Mars | Race to Build the First Human City on Mars

Created by Enhance Product Development

A Tabletop Game of Strategy, Decision Making and Revenge

Latest Updates from Our Project:

White Box Sample, (near) Final Translations and Production Schedule
about 1 month ago – Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 09:08:32 PM

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German Rulebook and Other Translated Assets. Manufacturing Update.
2 months ago – Tue, Jun 09, 2020 at 01:17:09 AM

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Revised Rulebook Translations for French, Spanish and Italian!
2 months ago – Tue, Jun 02, 2020 at 12:26:42 AM

Hello Backers, just a quick update...

Our translators have been hard at work updating corrections to the rulebooks. A big THANK YOU to all of our dedicated backers who shared their input on the first draft!

We have now posted revised rulebooks for French, Spanish, and Italian.

FRANÇAIS - https://migrationmars.com/rulebook-fr

ESPAÑOL - https://migrationmars.com/rulebook-es

ITALIANO - https://migrationmars.com/rulebook-it

Our German translation required a more extensive revision and will be posted next week for review.

Please feel free to read through these updated versions. Again, if you wish to have any further feedback  forwarded to our translators, please send comments to contact@migrationmars.com with the subject line “TRANSLATIONS [and the LANGUAGE]”.

Again, we want to thank all of our international backers who have been so helpful with feedback, and please know we are dedicated to offering very thoughtful and precise translations that enrich gameplay in other languages, not detract from it.

Kind regards,

Trevor and Ryan

Migration Mars Rulebook Translations -- German, French, Spanish and Italian!
3 months ago – Thu, May 14, 2020 at 03:47:16 PM

Hello Backers,

Our translators have been hard at work, and we now have our first draft of the rulebooks in German, French, Spanish and Italian! We understand each language may have its regional dialects and vernacular, so we will open up for community input and do our best to review each translation before final printing.

If you are a proficient multi linguist and would like an opportunity to contribute to the proof reading for any major grammar concerns or inaccuracies, you can view each translated draft below:

German/Deutsche: https://migrationmars.com/rulebook-de

French/Français: https://migrationmars.com/rulebook-fr

Spanish/Español: https://migrationmars.com/rulebook-es

Italian/Italiano: https://migrationmars.com/rulebook-it

Please refrain from posting feedback to the comments thread as it can be quite overwhelming for us to organize and communicate any potential edits.

Instead, please e-mail any serious feedback to: contact@migrationmars.com with the subject “TRANSLATIONS (and the language you are commenting upon)”.

This will greatly help communicate translation improvements and create the best versions of each rulebook in a timely manor. We are fortunate to have such a supportive backer community and we are very excited as we close in on the final versions for production!

Just A Quick Manufacturing Update...

Tooling remains in progress and we have issued the purchase order for the first wave of manufactured goods of Migration Mars board games, stickers, buttons and T-shirts.  We've finalized the graphics of the English version for printing of the sample before mass production and we will provide images as soon as we get a full set from the factory.  Once the translations are completed with feedback from our backers we will release that artwork to the factory by May 19th. It is our firm commitment to hit the August ship date to backers and thus far we are keeping on track!

Pledge Manager Reminder

Over 90% of backers have completed their surveys (way to go!), but if you haven't yet, please login to the Backerkit pledge manager to complete so that delivery of your rewards are not delayed.  You can login at:

https://migration-mars.backerkit.com/

Thank you...Gracias...Merci..Grazie...Danke!

Kind regards,

Trevor and Ryan

Pledge Manager, Translations and Manufacturing Update
4 months ago – Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 02:07:09 AM

Hello Backers,

I hope you and all of your loved ones are safe and healthy during these difficult times.  Although we've been a bit quiet for nearly a month, I wanted to share a quick update and reassure you all that we continue to make progress on final game development and manufacturing.

Pledge Manager

Thus far 86% of our backers have completed their survey -- way to go!!! :) If you have not yet done this, please go to the following website, input your email and then follow the link to complete the survey.  It is a quick process where you designate the language version, provide your address and choose any add-ons -- and by taking care of this promptly you will ensure that your game is delivered as soon as possible.

https://migration-mars.backerkit.com/

Translation to German, French, Spanish and Italian

We have made great strides in the various translations and I want to thank all of our backers who have offered to proofread and comment.  Our plan is to issue the first draft of each of the rule books (German, French, Spanish and Italian) in the next update and collect feedback from our backers before we finalize.  After collecting all the comments we will do our best to resolve all of the major issues, but please understand that some of the minor verbiage choices will be up for debate and we will do our best to keep to the meaning and spirit of the game.

Manufacturing

Our factory has provided us with the initial prototypes of the pieces and we've made modest modifications to ensure the flags are secure and to dial-in the tolerance of the clear domes on several of the pieces.  Our goal is to make the domes able to "pop" off since many of our backers have mentioned they want to hand paint their game pieces.  Here is a picture of the prototypes and please note that the 3D printed part is white, whereas final molded parts will be in the various colors and domes will be clear.

Lastly, we've made several versions of the paper tray insert/card treasury and are finalizing the die cut with the factory.  We are awaiting feedback on this from the factory and once we have their direction we will share in future updates.

As always, I want to thank you all for your support and encouragement throughout this campaign.  We have such an amazing group of backers and please know we are dedicated to delivering you with a great game in a timely manner.  To that point, although COVID-19 has posed some challenges, we are still keeping our ambitious timeline with delivery in August.  If anything impacts that estimated timeline we will certainly let you know in future updates.

Kind regards,

Trevor